Architecture From Commission to Construction

This book provides an in-depth study of the creative and construction processes behind 25 leading contemporary buildings. Covering a broad range of international projects, the book illustrates the working methods and creative concerns of both long-established and emerging international architects. Every stage of each project is included, from the demands of the original brief, through early sketches and design development to investigation of building regulations and collaboration with engineers, contractors, builders and clients.

Each project is presented through an explanatory overview, sketches, details, CAD renderings, models and construction shots, all captioned in great technical detail. Architecture: From Commission to Construction offers both students and professional architects an inspiring and informative overview of how today's major architectural projects are designed and built.


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Author:Jennifer Hudson

Subtitle:From Commission to Construction

Publisher:Laurence King Publishing




Width (mm):215

Length (mm):276

Additional Info:Jennifer Hudson is an author, editor, and researcher in the fields of contemporary design and architecture, and was the general editor of The International Design Yearbook for 15 years. She is the author of 1000 Designs and Where to Find Them Volumes 1 & 2, Interior Architecture Now, Process: 50 Product Designs from Concept to Manufacture, and Interior Architecture: From Brief to Build.

Table of Contents:8 2012Architecten - Villa Welpeloo, Enschede, The Netherlands, 2009 16 Agence JouinManku - YTL Residence, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2008 26 Asymptote: Hani Rashid + Lise Anne Couture - The Yas Marina Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2009 34 Baumschlager Eberle - Nordwesthaus, Fussach, Austria, 2008 42 Behnisch Architekten - Ozeaneum, Stralsund, Germany, 2008 50 Benthem Crouwel Architekten - Etrium, Cologne, Germany, 2008 60 David Chipperfield Architects with Julian Harrap - Neues Museum, Museum Island, Berlin, Germany, 2009 72 Duangrit Bunnag Architect Ltd (DBALP) - The Hotel Cha Am, Cha Am, Petchaburi, Thailand, 2009 80 Eldridge Smerin - House at No. 85 Swain's Lane, London, UK, 2008 90 von Gerkan, Marg und Partner Architects (gmp), in cooperation with Ibhola Lethu Consortium (ILC) - Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa, 2009 98 Guinee *Potin - Ecomusee du Pays de Rennes, Rennes, France, 2009 106 Haworth Tompkins - The Dovecote Studio, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, UK, 2009 114 Heatherwick Studio - UK Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo 2010, China, 2010 122 KieranTimberlake - Loblolly House, Chesapeake Bay, USA, 2006 130 LOT-EK - Weiner Townhouse, New York City, USA, 2008 138 Mecanoo - La Llotja de Lleida, Lleida, Spain, 2010 148 Mi5 Arquitectos - New Youth Centre in Rivas Vaciamadrid, Madrid, Spain, 2009 158 Peter Rich Architects with Michael Ramage and John Ochsendorf - Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre, Mapungubwe National Park, Limpopo Province, South Africa, 2010 168 Pugh + Scarpa Architects - Step Up on Fifth, Santa Monica, California, USA, 2009 176 Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) - Bodegas Protos, Penafiel, Valladolid, Spain, 2008 186 Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) - Maggie's London, UK, 2008 194 Ron Arad Associates - Design Museum Holon, Israel, 2010 204 Saunders Architecture - Long Studio, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada, 2011 214 Shigeru Ban Architects with Jean de Gastines and Philip Gumuchdjian - Centre Pompidou-Metz (CPM), Metz, France, 2010 224 Studio Gang Architects - Brick Weave House, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2008

Weight (g):1134