Architecture Now!, Volume 1 by Philip Jodidio

By Philip Jodidio

[This e-book is trilingual, all textual content is in English, German, and French.]

This name explores modern structure, together with up to date initiatives and beginners to the architectural scene.

More than ever ahead of, structure first and foremost of the twenty first century is altering and evolving at lightning pace. Appropriated, chewed up, mulled over, digested, meditated, and contorted - amassing up alongside the way in which style, ecology, politics, and paintings - architectural thoughts develop into veritable issues unto themselves within the current annoying. As astoundingly diversified as modern structure is, most significantly it's a mirrored image of what's occurring instantly worldwide, in people's minds and within the worldwide collective consciousness.

The many faces of global structure this present day make for a mind-expanding ebook. the following you'll locate the newest paintings of over 60 architects and companies, together with commonplace names comparable to O. Gehry, Meier, Ando, Foster, and Starck, in addition to a number of newbies absolute to be the architecture-celebrities of destiny generations. Highlights comprise Jakob & MacFarlane's morphological eating place on the Centre Georges Pompidou, Diller & Scofidio's "Blur Building" concept for the overseas Expo 2001 in Switzerland (an ovular constitution suspended over a lake, encapsulated via a great mist of water, developing the glance of a cloud soaring over the lake), and Herzog & de Meuron's awesome Tate sleek. Proving that modern structure isn't really constrained to actual construction layout, ny enterprise Asymptote's Guggenheim digital Museum is additionally integrated, a spot the place viewers can take a cyber-stroll via rooms which are designed to be "compelling spatial environments." awarded alphabetically by means of architect or enterprise, structure Now! can be utilized like a reference advisor, with huge pictures and illustrations, biographical and speak to details for designers, and a cautious collection of today's such a lot influential architects

Philip Jodidio studied paintings background and economics at Harvard collage, and was once editor-in-chief of the top French artwork magazine Connaissance des Arts for over twenty years. He has released a variety of articles and books on modern structure, together with TASCHEN's structure Now! sequence, construction a brand new Millennium, and monographs Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Alvaro Siza.

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