Описание: Contemporary developments in the visual arts are often reflected in urban landscapes. Imagine Architecture explores the ways in which visual culture develops in public spaces and how it shapes those spaces. This book focuses on the fruitful exchange between visual culture and architecture and follows up on the themes introduced in our previous release Beyond Architecture. It compiles experimental projects and creative perspectives from the fields of illustration, painting, collage, sculpture, photography, installation, and design. A young generation of creatives sees the urban landscape as the starting point for their work. When these illustrators, sculptors, or photographers engage with architecture, their art overrules conventional doctrines on the use of space. They use buildings as a medium for their ideas, breaking norms and triggering new tensions. Whether they make sculptures that are created within the context of a given structure or street art whose forms and colors impact its surrounding architecture, all of the featured projects interpret and reflect their spatial settings in compelling ways. In the process, these visionary concepts are playfully expanding the definition of architecture. Their creativity has the potential to breathe new life into public spaces and promote the evolution of our cities. Imagine Architecture showcases spirited artwork that experiments with architecture and pushes its boundaries. As a contemporary survey of visual culture, the book is not only a must-read for architects, but also for anyone who sees architecture as a source of inspiration and an opportunity to project their creativity.
Описание: The architecture of the last several decades was shaped by the need for individual representation and demarcation. Today, a growing countermovement is focusing on the development of public space as a means to get people together in order to exchange ideas or share experiences. Going Public presents a compelling international selection of extraordinary current architectural projects in public space. Their objectives are as diverse as the structures themselves and range from providing recreational or cultural opportunities to facilitating social interaction. As the industrial age has evolved into the information age, our cities have developed new potential. In the past, churches and marketplaces were the focus of our social lives. Today, however, different types of community centers are being established. In addition to the transformation of existing public squares, parks, and pavilions, original projects such as community gardens, outdoor movie theaters, temporary installations, and other cultural venues are being built. Thus, in the hearts of our cities but also on their peripheries a new kind of public space is being defined. Innovative solutions are even being found for ubiquitous features of urban life such as benches, bicycle racks, and bus stops. Going Public also showcases work that leads us out of our cities and into the countryside. Contemporary versions of hideouts, observation towers, viewing platforms, and self-guided trails use public space differently than their more traditional counterparts and expand our possibilities for experiencing our natural surroundings and landscapes. The architecture featured in Going Public may range from bold to subtle, but all of it is innovative and surprising.
Описание: Zen Spaces & Neon Places Captures The Multifarious Interweaves Of The Japanese Built Environment - Its Historic Buildings And Post-Industrial Cities; Monastic Gardens And Digital Streetscapes; Modern Landmarks And Theme Parks; And Concurrent Propensities For Kinky Love Hotels And Contemplative Tea Huts.
Описание: Considering architecture in an expanded field, LOCATIONS goes far and near, big-time and smallscale, to assemble a unique set of projects, features, and reports. Each volume contains mini monographs on an ensemble of architects carrying out deeply moving work in various locations of the world addressing site, topography, materiality, and meteorology. Essays and texts by writers from various fields inspect the critical issues of our time touching architecture, cities, and our spaces of habitation. A portfolio section highlights the architecture of a selected country. Architects featured in Volume 1 are Kerry Hill, Terunobu Fujimori, C. Anjalendran, Luis Longhi, and Greg Burgess. Articles, reports and interviews form an array of texts by and on Balkrishna Doshi, Kenneth Frampton, Wang Shu, Beili Liu Arindam Chakrabarti, Suha Ozkan, Nayanika Mukherjee, Frederick Deknatel, David Robson, Philip Goad, and others.