Architecture in Context : Contemporary Design Solutions Based on Environmental, Social and Cultural Identities, Hardback Book

Architecture in Context : Contemporary Design Solutions Based on Environmental, Social and Cultural Identities Hardback

Edited by The Plan


Architecture in Context analyzes the work of contemporary international architects through the presentation of projects that exemplify their architectural vision and their connection with the spaces with which they work.

It explains how the interaction between architecture and landscape is a pivotal aspect, and it describes the design strategies that architects use to insert buildings into the landscape with minimal environmental impact.

At the center of designers' work, we find an attention to the identity of the place and the environment, consideration of cultural and social values, and observation of the intrinsic characteristics of the local site and materials.

Presenting projects of different scales and sizes, from airports to museums, schools, private houses, public buildings, hotels, and industrial sites, this volume offers up a wide array of the most significant architectural projects by the most respected contemporary architects around the world. Projects: Azerbaijan: Autoban, Heydar Aliyev International Airport (Baku).

China: Li Xiaodong Atelier, Liyuan Library (Beijing).

Chile: Cazu Zegers Arquitectura, Tierra Patagonia Hotel (Torres del Paine); Rodrigo Duque Motta, Elqui Domos Astronomical Hotel (Pisco Elqui, Paihuano).

Colombia: El Equipo Mazzanti, Parque Biblioteca Espana (Medellin).

Denmark: 3XN, Frederiksberg Courthouse (Copenhagen).

France: 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo, Renovation of Les Docks (Marseille).

Italy: Diverserighestudio, Opificio Golinelli (Bologna); Pietro Carlo Pellegrini Architetto, Secondary School (Riccione); MCA Mario Cucinella Architects, Municipal Nursery School (Guastalla); Enzo Eusebi + Partners, Salpi Plant (Preci).

Portugal: ANDRE, Casa do Vigario (Paredes). Senegal: Toshiko Mori Architect, Thread Artist Residency and Cultural Center (Sinthian).

South Africa: Peter Rich Architects, Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre (Limpopo).

The Netherlands:Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Rozet Cultural Center (Arnhem).

UK: Steven Holl Architects, Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art (Glasgow).

USA: Diller Scofidio + Renfro, The Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center (New York); Michael Maltzan Architecture, Star Apartments (Los Angeles); Thomas Phifer and Partners, Corning Museum of Glass Extension (Corning).




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