The fine line between art and architecture is rapidly becoming harder to perceive. With the aid of sophisticated computer programs, today's most innovative architects are working on designs so conceptual they could not be realized in the physical world. Nevertheless, these sorts of forward-thinking projects are an important influence on the architectural climate. At the dawn of the 21st century, architecture is entering a paradigm shift; no longer can it be completely distinguished from art. Be they built from bytes or bricks, the projects in this book represent the imagination of the planet's most talented and creative architects. For all the latest and most important architectural projects and trends, look no further than this volume, the follow-up to our popular and groundbreaking book "Architecture Now!". It includes contributions from: Allmann Sattler Wappner, Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Santiago Calatrava, Alberto Campo Baeza, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Neil M. Denari, Diller & Scofidio, Jean-Marie Duthilleul, Frank O.
Gehry, Sean Godsell, Nicholas Grimshaw, John Hejduk, Steven Holl, Toyo Ito, Jakob, as well as MacFarlane, Michael Jantzen, Jones, Partners, Rick Joy, Rei Kawakubo, Waro Kishi, Rem Koolhaas, Greg Lynn/Form, Samuel Mockbee and Rural Studio, Morphosis, Marcos Novak, NOX, Pei Partnership, Harry Seidler, Snohetta, Julie Snow Architects, Philippe Starck, Jyrki Tasa, James Turrell, UN Studio, Koen van Velsen, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Tod Williams, Billie Tsien & Associates.
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Philip Jodidio has written more than fifteen books on contemporary architecture, including monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Renzo Piano and Alvaro Siza. He has been the Editor in Chief of Connaissance des Arts, the most widely distributed French art monthly, since 1980.