The "Sourcebook of Contemporary Architecture" presents more than 300 noteworthy case studies in its 650 pages. Each case study includes a succinct description of the project at hand, listing its name, client, and location and presenting its unique objectives, challenges, and solutions. Every case study also features numerous full-colour photographs and detailed renderings of site and floor plans. Finally, each case study provides a full listing of those involved in the project: the architectural firm and its participating architects; engineers; consultants; and contractors. The book features the work of world-renowned architects such as Gehry Partners, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Santiago Calatrava, Richard Meier and Partners, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Philippe Starck, Tod Williams Billie Tsien and Associates, Daniel Claudio Taddei, Diller Scofidio, and others. Well-known projects include New York's Modern Museum of Art redesign and Time Warner Center, England's Selfridges Birmingham, and the MIT Stata Center in Cambridge, MA.
This incredible volume is organised into the following categories: Public Buildings: Offices, banks, corporate buildings, convention and exhibition centers, research centers, factories, and skyscrapers; Urban Planning and Transportation: Airports, train stations, urban transportation centers, bridges, communications towers, urban parks, peripheral parks, urban monuments and land art; Cultural Facilities: Museums, art galleries, cultural centers and foundations, schools and universities, libraries, and houses of worship; Public Buildings: Auditoriums; theaters and cinemas; sports facilities; theme parks and attractions; bars, clubs, and game rooms; shopping malls; stores and showrooms; and restaurants; Private Homes: Multifamily urban homes, multifamily suburban homes, hotels and residences, semidetached and row houses, single family suburban homes, single family country homes, single family seaside homes; and Future Architecture: Art galleries, theaters and cinemas, and others.
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Àlex Sánchez Vidiella works for Loft Publications, where he is the author of numerous architecture and interior design books, including The Sourcebook of Contemporary Architecture, The Sourcebook of Contemporary Houses, Atlas of Minimalism, and Small Eco Houses. He has a background in art history, and lives in Barcelona, Spain.