Featuring their critically acclaimed 'Roof House' and the Echigo - Matsunoyama Museum of Natural Science, this comprehensive survey of the work of this architecture firm examines 38 projects produced over an eleven year period. Clearly presented, each project is accompanied by full page photographs, sketches, plans and elevations.
Author : Pasi (Professor of Education Policy Sahlberg, Professor of Education Policy Gonski Institute for Education University of New South Wales Australia)
ISBN : 9780192894168
Genre : Child development
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With research breakthroughs and case histories the authors reveal how intellectual and physical play is the ultimate engine of transforming education -- the key to giving our children the well-being, happiness, and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.
At Dwell, we're staging a minor revolution. We think that it's possible to live in a house or apartment by a bold modern architect, to own furniture and products that are exceptionally well designed, and still be a regular human being. We think that good design is an integral part of real life. And that real life has been conspicuous by its absence in most design and architecture magazines.
Author : Susan G. Solomon
ISBN : 9781611686111
Genre : Architecture
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Poor design and wasted funding characterize today's American playgrounds. A range of factors--including a litigious culture, overzealous safety guidelines, and an ethos of risk aversion--have created uniform and unimaginative playgrounds. These spaces fail to nurture the development of children or promote playgrounds as an active component in enlivening community space. Solomon's book demonstrates how to alter the status quo by allying data with design. Recent information from the behavioral sciences indicates that kids need to take risks; experience failure but also have a chance to succeed and master difficult tasks; learn to plan and solve problems; exercise self-control; and develop friendships. Solomon illustrates how architects and landscape architects (most of whom work in Europe and Japan) have already addressed these needs with strong, successful playground designs. These innovative spaces, many of which are more multifunctional and cost effective than traditional playgrounds, are both sustainable and welcoming. Having become vibrant hubs within their neighborhoods, these play sites are models for anyone designing or commissioning an urban area for children and their families. The Science of Play, a clarion call to use playground design to deepen the American commitment to public space, will interest architects, landscape architects, urban policy makers, city managers, local politicians, and parents.
Over some three decades the Richard Rogers Partnership has attracted critical acclaim and dozens of prestigious international awards and honours. This book looks at the extraordinary range of work from the celebrated schemes of the 1970s and 1980s such as the Centre Pompidou and the iconic Lloyd's of London building, right up to key projects such as Barajas Airport, Madrid, Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5, the Antwerp Law Courts, a new National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff and the transformation of Las Arenas, a historical building in Barcelona, into a dynamic cultural and entertainment complex. This volume also looks to the future with projects as diverse as a new cancer care centre in London, commercial office developments at Canary Wharf, London, a new library for the City of Birmingham, a 48-storey office tower at 122 Leadenhall Street in the City of London and a major mixed-use development in Korea. Richard Rogers is Chief Advisor on Architecture and Urban Design to the Greater London Authority, and a member of the Mayor of Barcelona's Urban Strategies Advisory Council; he was also chairman of the British Government's Urban Task Force. This passion for urban design is reflected in much of the practice's ongoing masterplanning work - with significant projects currently under way in London, Lisbon, Rome and New York. How will the Richard Rogers Partnership fare in the 21st century? The practice faces the future with a sure-footed team, building on the innovation and intelligence that continues to characterise an ever-expanding portfolio of work all over the world. From a winery near Valladolid to an acclaimed City Academy in one of London's most impoverished inner-city boroughs, the Richard Rogers Partnership demonstrates time and again an innate ability to respond imaginatively to the requirements of a specific project, always pushing technological boundaries in order to achieve the optimum solution.
Metamorfosi è una parola chiave della nostra cultura figurativa: le forme prodotte da tecnologie meccaniche sono fisse, stabili e solide; le forme prodotte da tecnologie elettroniche sono volubili; cambiano e si trasformano incessantemente, talvolta per scelta, talvolta per caso. Il mondo meccanico produce oggetti; il mondo elettronico produce sequenze di numeri, a loro volta generatrici di oggetti. Ma il prodotto finale di un processo digitale non è mai un prodotto finito. È sempre lʼepifania occasionale ed effimera di un processo algoritmico che può generarne altri, in numero illimitato e tutti diversi, intenzionalmente o imprevedibilmente. Il futuro approderà a Venezia con una serie di quaranta sale concerti (Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Rafael Moneo, Zaha Hadid, Renzo Piano, Calatrava, Richard Meier, Arato Isozaki, Peter Eisenman), con edifici basati su superficie piegate e incurvate (Vito Acconci Studio, Diller e Scofido, Roto Architetcs, Bernard Tschumi, Ten Arquitectos) e con iperstrutture di grande potenziale (Alvaro Siza, Mario Bellini, Coop Himmelblau, Alsop, OMA).
Author : Peter Hyatt
ISBN : 1864701722
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Fifteen leading architects are hailed as 'Masters of Light' in this new take on residential architecture. Writer and architectural photographer Peter Hyatt shows how light, in the hands of these masters, is used to shape, create, transform, heal and regenerate. This book illustrates how architects' often experimental, and highly individual, responses to the brief, site and environment of housing projects can be transcended by the manipulation of light. Just as light can increase worker productivity and satisfaction in an office, it can be shaped to fit a family's lifestyle and enhance its sense of well-being. Each of the features architects demonstrates an impeccable ability to capture the evanescent world of light and shade, and to use it not just as an architectural building block, but as navigation, interior design and artwork. Their skills in shaping light are explored in the more than 60 residential projects examined in this book.
Since the opening in 1997 of the Guggenheim Bilbao, designed by Frank Gehry, museum architecture has enjoyed worldwide attention on an unprecedented scale. That single watershed project demonstrated to municipalities that architecture has the power to transform the image of an entire city, thus making the turn of the twenty-first century the unofficial age of the museum building. New Museums examines the boom in high-design museum projects in detail, beginning with the Guggenheim Bilbao’s groundbreaking role in the development of contemporary museum architecture. It continues with a beautifully illustrated tour of 30 examples of the most innovative and exciting museum architecture around the world, including Tadao Ando’s Museum of Modern Art in Fort Worth, Zaha Hadid’s Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Renzo Piano’s Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, and many others.