Elements of Architecture

Elements of Architecture
Author: Rem Koolhaas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2528
Release: 2017-10-14
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 3836556146

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"Une mine d'or à parcourir encore et toujours, un de ces livres qui fournira aux bâtisseurs actuels et futurs de notre monde tout le savoir dont ils ont besoin pour aborder les questions actuelles et celles auxquelles ils seront confrontés". ArchDaily Architecture is a compelling mixture of stability and flux. In its solid forms, time and space collide, amalgamating distant influences, elements that have been around for over 5, 000 years and others that were (re-)invented yesterday. Elements of Architecture focuses on the fragments of the rich and complex architectural collage. Window, facade, balcony, corridor, fireplace, stair, escalator, elevator : The book seeks to excavate the micro-narratives of building detail. The result is no single history, but rather the web of origins, contaminations, similarities, and differences in architectural evolution, including the influence of technological advances, climactic adaptation, political calculation, economic contexts, regulatory requirements, and new digital regimes. Derived from Koolhaas' exhaustive and much-lauded exhibition at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, this is an essential toolkit to understanding the pieces, parts, and fundamentals that comprise structure around the globe. Designed by Irma Boom, the book contains essays from Rem Koolhaas, Stephan Trueby, Manfredo di Robilant, and Jeffrey Inaba; interviews with Werner Sobek and Tony Fadell (of Nest); and an exclusive photo essay by Wolfgang Tillmans.

Elements of Venice

Elements of Venice
Author: Giulia Foscari Widmann Rezzonico
Publsiher: Lars Muller Publishers
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2014
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 3037784296

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"Developed as a research project parallel to FUNDAMENTALS - the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, curated by Rem Koolhaas - this book introduces a radically new way of seeing Venice. With examinations of twelve different architectural elements, the guide allows readers to better understand the fundamental transformations that have shaped Venice over the past ten centuries."--Back cover.

BIG Formgiving an Architectural Future History

BIG  Formgiving  an Architectural Future History
Author: Bjarke Ingels
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2020
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 3836577046

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Formgiving. An Architectural Future History, by Bjarke Ingels Group, is the third installment in its TASCHEN trilogy. Ingels looks into the distant future of architecture, addressing the main design trends and the development of AI, sustainability and interplanetary migration, giving form to the world of tomorrow.

Rem Koolhaas

Rem Koolhaas
Author: Rem Koolhaas,Sanford Kwinter,Rice University. School of Architecture
Publsiher: Princeton Architectural Press
Total Pages: 98
Release: 1996-03
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 1885232020

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Explaining architecture to students requires a clarity and economy of expression that is not always associated with architects; perhaps this explains the popularity of our Conversations with Students series, which are succinct, informal introductions to the works of the world's greatest architects.

Delirious New York

Delirious New York
Author: Rem Koolhaas
Publsiher: The Monacelli Press, LLC
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2014-07-01
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781580934107

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Since its original publication in 1978, Delirious New York has attained mythic status. Back in print in a newly designed edition, this influential cultural, architectural, and social history of New York is even more popular, selling out its first printing on publication. Rem Koolhaas's celebration and analysis of New York depicts the city as a metaphor for the incredible variety of human behavior. At the end of the nineteenth century, population, information, 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 . . . 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 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.

OMA Rem Koolhaas

OMA Rem Koolhaas
Author: Christophe Van Gerrewey
Publsiher: Birkhaüser
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2019
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 3035619778

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4e de couv. : "The activities of Rem Koolhaas and his numerous collaborators have been widely discussed, even before the foundation of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in 1975. The work of OMA, including Koolhaas's written oeuvre, is at the root of an important part of the Western discourse on architecture from the past half century. The book compiles about 150 texts - interviews, essays, articles, reviews, letters, introductions, polemics, appraisals, and competition reports - that in many cases have been translated for the first time. As a reader covering the work of OMA/Rem Koolhaas from Delirious New York to S, M, L, XL, it provides a fresh and critical view on one of the most complex architectural oeuvres of recent times. At the same time, the book presents an account of the debates on architecture and the city that remain significative today."

Project Japan

Project Japan
Author: Rem Koolhaas,Hans Ulrich Obrist,Kayoko Ota,James Westcott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2011
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: UCSD:31822039576624

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Metabolism was a movement launched in Japan that took inspiration for buildings and cities from biological systems. With interviews and commentary and hundreds of images, Project Japan unearths a history that casts new light on the key issues that both enervate and motivate architecture today.

S M L XL

S  M  L  XL
Author: Rem Koolhaas,Bruce Mau
Publsiher: The Monacelli Press, LLC
Total Pages: 1383
Release: 1997-10-01
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781885254863

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S,M,L,XL presents a selection of the remarkable visionary design work produced by the Dutch firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.) and its acclaimed founder, Rem Koolhaas, in its first twenty years, along with a variety of insightful, often poetic writings. The inventive collaboration between Koolhaas and designer Bruce Mau is a graphic overture that weaves together architectural projects, photos and sketches, diary excerpts, personal travelogues, fairy tales, and fables, as well as critical essays on contemporary architecture and society. The book's title is also its framework: projects and essays are arranged according to scale. While Small and Medium address issues ranging from the domestic to the public, Large focuses on what Koolhaas calls "the architecture of Bigness." Extra-Large features projects at the urban scale, along with the important essay "What Ever Happened to Urbanism?" and other studies of the contemporary city. Running throughout the book is a "dictionary" of an adventurous new Koolhaasian language -- definitions, commentaries, and quotes from hundreds of literary, cultural, artistic, and architectural sources.