Morphosis: Buildings and Projects, 1989-1992

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Rizzoli #ad - This book itself represents morphosis's unusual method of architectual production: gatefolds and layered velium pages echo the firm's method of generting nd reshaping form throughout the design phase and even beyond-a process from which the name Morphosis is derived. Thom mayne, principal of Morphosis, is one of the most important and influential of the younger gererations of California architects.

Rizzoli new York Large Hardcover size: approx. 11 1/2 x 9" with 288 pages. Winner of numerous awards and the subject of exhibitions throughout the world. Used book in Good Condition.

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Morphosis: Buildings and Projects Vol. 1 v. 1

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Rizzoli #ad - Unlike most architects, after a building is completed Mayne and Rotondi go back to the drawings and models, reworking and analyzing them as sources of inspiration and generation for new designs. It is through this activity of creating and re-creating that the name Morphosis is derived. Winners of numerous awards and the subject of exhibitions from Tokyo to Berlin, Los Angeles to New York, Morphosis architects Thom Mayne and Michael Rotondi are leaders in the avant-garde movement of the new architecture of California.

Through their association with sciarc southern california Institute for Architecture, of which Mayne was a founding member and where Rotondi is the present Director, they have also been a leading force for the younger generation of California architects. The works of morphosis have encompassed a wide range of building types, medical facilities and offices, including the single-family house and multiple-unit housing, restaurants and retail spaces.

Morphosis: Buildings and Projects Vol. 1 v. 1 #ad - . The effect of this activity is intensified through structural ambiguity and shifting harmonies, in an architecture of economy and of extraordinary sophistication. One of the unique features of the methods of design of Morphosis Architects is the way in which they use models and drawings. Used book in Good Condition.

In all projects, a hallmark of their work is always a clean, crisp coolness expressing their almost uncanny ability to turn the most ordinary materials into surfaces and details of astonishing power and grace.

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Rem Koolhaas. Elements of Architecture

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TASCHEN #ad - Designed by irma boom and based on research from the harvard graduate school of design, 600-page monograph contains essays from Rem Koolhaas, Manfredo di Robilant, the 2, Stephan Trueby, and Jeffrey Inaba; interviews with Werner Sobek and Tony Fadell of Nest; and an exclusive photo essay by Wolfgang Tillmans.

In addition to comprehensively updated texts and new images, table of contents, eight-centimeter thick spinecontains a new introductory chapter with forewords, and an index, this edition is designed and produced to visually and physically embody the immense scope of its subject matter: Custom split-spine binding: our printer modified their industrial binding machine to allow for the flexible, located in the middle of the book where it naturally opens due to its unique spinePrinted on 50g Opakal paper, allowing for the ideal level of opacity needed to realize Boom’s palimpsest-like designTranslucent overlays and personal annotations by Koolhaas and Boom are woven in each chapter to create an alternative, faster route through the bookPrinted at the originally intended 100% size for full readability Used book in Good Condition.

Window, escalator, corridor, balcony, fireplace, façade, stair, elevator: the book seeks to excavate the micro-narratives of building detail. The result is no single history, similarities, and differences in architectural evolution, climatic adaptation, economic contexts, political calculation, regulatory requirements, including the influence of technological advances, contaminations, but rather the web of origins, and new digital opportunities.

Rem Koolhaas. Elements of Architecture #ad - It’s a guide that is long overdue―in koolhaas’s own words, “Never was a book more relevant―at a moment where architecture as we know it is changing beyond recognition. Derived, updated, and expanded from koolhaas’s exhaustive and much-lauded exhibition at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, this is an essential toolkit to understanding the fundamentals that comprise structure around the globe.

Elements of architecture focuses on the fragments of the rich and complex architectural collage.

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Morphosis: Buildings & Projects Volume V v. 5

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Rizzoli #ad - Since rizzoli published volume i of the Morphosis series in 1989, the Los Angeles–based firm has continued to push its intricate modernism into new territories. Used book in Good Condition. Morse united states courthouse in eugene, Oregon 2006; and the University of Cincinnati Student Recreation Center 2006.

One of the few truly visionary architects of large-scale commissions working today, founded in the early 1970s, has maintained an avant-garde presence among contemporary architecture firms, Thom Mayne’s influential firm Morphosis, even as it has garnered high-profile, big-budget commissions from around the world.

Morphosis: Buildings & Projects Volume V v. 5 #ad - Projects in progress, such as the new academic building for the Cooper Union in New York expected completion 2008 and the Phare Tower for La Defense, France 2012, will also be featured. In the tradition of its four visually groundbreaking predecessors, this fifth volume packs 500 illustrations into a comprehensive tour of Morphosis’s activity.

New works covered in volume v include cal trans Headquarters in Los Angeles 2004; the San Francisco Federal Office building 2006; the Wayne L.

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Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan

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The Monacelli Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Back in print in a newly designed edition, architectural, and social history of New York is even more popular, this influential cultural, selling out its first printing on publication. The monacelli Press. Delirious new york is also packed with intriguing and fun facts and illustrated with witty watercolors and quirky archival drawings, photographs, postcards, and maps.

The spirit of this visionary investigation of Manhattan equals the energy of the city itself. Occupied by architectural mutations Central Park, the Skyscraper, utopian fragments Rockefeller Center, the U. N. Building, and irrational phenomena Radio City Music Hall. Koolhaas interprets and reinterprets the dynamic relationship between architecture and culture in a number of telling episodes of New York's history, including the imposition of the Manhattan grid, the creation of Coney Island, and the development of the skyscraper.

Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan #ad - At the end of the nineteenth century, information, population, and technology explosions made Manhattan a laboratory for the invention and testing of a metropolitan lifestyle -- "the culture of congestion" -- and its architecture. Manhattan, " he writes, "is the 20th century's Rosetta Stone. Since its original publication in 1978, Delirious New York has attained mythic status.

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