Surface Consciousness

Overview

"Surface" is the current buzz-word in contemporary architecture and is the main focus of some of today’s most cutting-edge and exciting architectural projects. This new issue of Architectural Design intends to bring its readers to a new surface consciousness.

This new edition of the cutting-edge Architectural Design brings together a number of emergent works that reflect the idea that surface is more than just a crust or merely a structure onto...

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Overview

"Surface" is the current buzz-word in contemporary architecture and is the main focus of some of today’s most cutting-edge and exciting architectural projects. This new issue of Architectural Design intends to bring its readers to a new surface consciousness.

This new edition of the cutting-edge Architectural Design brings together a number of emergent works that reflect the idea that surface is more than just a crust or merely a structure onto which architectural work is built.

It expresses the notion that surface is becoming increasingly important as it poses new ways of seeing the world, physically and theoretically.

  • Provides coverage of cutting edge architecture and theoretical articles
  • Incorporating some of the most recent digital and technical advances this is AD keeping its finger on the pulse of progress
  • Includes some of the world leading theoreticians and architects currently involved in this field
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Editorial Reviews

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“…Taylor should be praised …” (Architectural review Australia, March 2004)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470848432
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/23/2003
  • Series: Architectural Design Series, #8
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.52 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Editorial (Helen Castle).

Introduction (Mark Taylor).

Between Surface and Substance (Mark Burry).

Philibert de L'Orme Pavilion: Towards an Associative (BernardCache).

Amorphous Structures (Horst Kiechle).

Surface-Talk (Mark Taylor).

Volcanic Matter: The Architecture of Whakaari/White Island(Sarah Treadwell).

Masked Matter and Other Diagrams (Hans Frei).

From Microcosm to Macrocosm: The Surface of Fuller and Sadao'sUS Pavillion at Montreal Expo '67 (Timothy M. Rohan).

In Search of the Plasma Membrane (Michael Trudgeon).

Conveying 3-D Shape and Depth with Textured  andTransparent Surfaces(Victoria Interrante).

Sticks and Stones: Skin and Bones (Peter Wood).

Ornamental Operations (Brent Allpress).

Seduction, Subversion and Predation: SurfaceCharacteristics (Michael J. Ostwald).

Sewing Surface: Ground Matters Beneath the EiffelTowel (Julieanna Preston).

Surface: Architecture's Expanded Field (Karen Burns).

Contributor Biographies.

Interior Eye: Deluxe Apartments in the Sky (Craig Kellogg).

Practice Profile: Kathryn Findlay of Ushida Findlay (NeilSpiller).

Building Profile: Federation Square, Melbourne (JeremyMelvin).

Engineering Exegesis: Blurring the Lines: Mediating BetweenAnalogue and Digital Skill Sets (Mark Bury).

Highlights from Wiley Academy (Jane Peyton).

Congratulatios to Jayne Merkel (Helen Castle).

Invisibly Informal (Lucy Bullivant).

Site Lines: Building Exploratory (Hannah Ford).

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