Architecture Now!

Architecture Now!

by Philip Jodidio


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Architecture Now! by Philip Jodidio

More than ever before, architecture at the beginning of the 21st century is changing and evolving at lightning speed. Appropriated, chewed up, mulled over, digested, contemplated, and contorted - gathering up along the way fashion, ecology, politics, and art - architectural concepts become veritable things unto themselves in the present tense. As astoundingly diverse as contemporary architecture is, most importantly it is a reflection of what's happening right now all over the world, in people's minds and in the global collective consciousness.

The many faces of world architecture today make for a mind-expanding book. Here you'll find the most recent work of over 60 architects and firms, including familiar names such as O. Gehry, Meier, Ando, Foster, and Starck, as well as a host of newcomers sure to be the architecture-celebrities of future generations. Highlights include Jakob & MacFarlane's morphological Restaurant at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Diller & Scofidio's "Blur Building" proposal for the International Expo 2001 in Switzerland (an ovular structure suspended over a lake, encapsulated by a fine mist of water, creating the look of a cloud hovering over the lake), and Herzog & de Meuron's remarkable Tate Modern. Proving that contemporary architecture is not limited to physical building design, New York firm Asymptote's Guggenheim Virtual Museum is also included, a place where visitors can take a cyber-stroll through rooms that are designed to be "compelling spatial environments." Presented alphabetically by architect or firm, Architecture Now! can be used like a reference guide, with extensive photographs and illustrations, biographical and contact information for designers, and a careful selection of today's most influential architects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783822832226
Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
Publication date: 05/01/2005
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

PHILIP JODIDIO has published more than fifty books on architecture, including Architecture: Art, Architecture: Sculpture, Architecture: Nature an d Under the Eaves of Architecture.

Table of Contents

Tadao Ando10
Paul Andreu12
Architecture Studio16
Wiel Arets18
Shigeru Ban22
Berger + Parkkinen24
Bolles + Wilson26
Boora Architects28
Mario Botta30
Branson Coates32
Will Bruder34
Santiago Calatrava36
Alberto Campo Baeza38
David Chipperfield40
Clare Design42
Coop Himmelb(l)au44
Daly Genik46
Diller + Scofidio48
Erick Van Egeraat50
Steven Ehrlich52
Frederick Fisher54
Norman Foster56
Massimiliano Fuksas58
Frank O. Gehry60
Nicholas Grimshaw64
Grose Bradley66
Zaha Hadid68
Hiroshi Hara70
Itsuko Hasegawa72
Zvi Hecker74
Herzog & De Meuron76
Steven Holl78
David Hovey80
Arata Isozaki82
Toyo Ito84
Jakob + Macfarlane86
Vincent James88
Rei Kawakubo90
Waro Kishi94
Josef Paul Kleihues96
Kohn Pedersen Fox98
Rem Koolhaas100
Kengo Kuma102
Lamott Architekten104
Maya Lin106
Daniel Libeskind108
Fumihiko Maki110
Richard Meier114
Rafael Moneo116
Toshiko Mori118
Eric Owen Moss122
Glenn Murcutt124
Takehiko Nagakura128
Neutelings Riedijk130
Jean Nouvel132
Ieoh Ming Pei136
Dominique Perrault138
Renzo Piano140
Polshek Partnership142
Christian De Portzamparc144
Elisabeth De Portzamparc146
Richard Rogers148
Mike Rundell and Damien Hirst152
Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen154
Axel Schultes and Charlotte Frank156
Schweger + Partner158
Alvaro Siza160
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill162
Eduardo Souto Moura164
Thomas Spiegelhalter166
Philippe Starck168
Shin Takamatsu170
Yoshio Taniguchi172
Ten Arquitectos174
Bernard Tschumi176
Un Studio178
Makoto Sei Watanbe180
Williams and Tsien182
Jean-Michel Wilmotte184
Ken Yeang186
Shoei Yoh188

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