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Small Architecture Now!
 

Small Architecture Now! (Hardback)

Edited by Jodidio, Philip

Saving space: Big ideas for small buildings Over the years, talented architects have occasionally indulged themselves with the challenge of designing small but perfectly formed buildings. Today, with reduced budgets, many architects have turned in a more focused way to creating w... read full description below.

ISBN 9783836546690
Published 1 July 2015 by Taschen
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9783836546690
ISBN-10 3836546698
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Taschen
Imprint Taschen GmbH
Publication Date 1 July 2015
International Publication Date 25 March 2014
Publication Country Germany Germany
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Jodidio, Philip
Category Art Styles: C 1960 -
Architectural Structure & Design
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 222mm
Height: 279mm
Spine: 39mm
Weight 2,182g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 720
Catalogue Code 470874

Description of this Book

Saving space: Big ideas for small buildings Over the years, talented architects have occasionally indulged themselves with the challenge of designing small but perfectly formed buildings. Today, with reduced budgets, many architects have turned in a more focused way to creating works that may be in diminutive in their dimensions, but which are definitely big when it comes to trendsetting ideas. Whether in Japanese cities, where large sites are hard to come by, or at the frontier between art and architecture, small buildings present many advantages, and push their designers to do more with less. A dollhouse for Calvin Klein in New York, a playhouse for children in Trondheim, pop-up stores for fashion stars, vacation cabins, or housing for victims of natural disasters are all part of the new rush to develop the great small architecture of the moment. The 2013 Pritzker Prize winner Toyo Ito is here, but so are emergent architects from Portugal, Chile, England, and New Zealand. Alvaro Siza and Kazuyo Sejima (SANAA) display their eye for tiny detail alongside artists Doug Aitken and Olafur Eliasson. From world-famous names to the freshest new talent, come discover architectural invention on a whole new, small scale.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

The author: Philip Jodidio (born 1954) studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN's Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.

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