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Superkul: The Beginning

Author/EditorBozikovic, Alex (Author)
Gaudet, Larry (Author)
McKenna, Marianne (Author)
Publisher: Oro Editions
ISBN: 9781941806050
Pub Date31/12/2014
BindingPaperback
Pages
Dimensions (mm)203(h) * 241(w)
The first architectural monograph from the Toronto-based architectural practice, whose wide range of projects, varying in size and scale, have contributed to the changing designscape in Toronto and surrounding areas.
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This beautifully designed volume celebrates ten years of superkul by reflecting on the emblematic projects developed by the firm, while unveiling the practice's unique approach to design. Beyond high-lighting a dozen built projects from a decade of work, the volume reflects on the relationships that have been integral to the design process between superkul and clients, contractors, suppliers, peers and critics. The book traces the humble beginnings of the firm and the holistic approach to design that has been at the hallmark of the firm's work, and offers new insights into this multi-award winning practice. superkul: the beginning includes essays from client and writer Larry Gaudet, architect Marianne McKenna, and journalist and critic Alex Bozikovic, and includes personal reflections on each project's journey from the firm's principals.

This beautifully designed volume celebrates ten years of superkul by reflecting on the emblematic projects developed by the firm, while unveiling the practice's unique approach to design. Beyond high-lighting a dozen built projects from a decade of work, the volume reflects on the relationships that have been integral to the design process between superkul and clients, contractors, suppliers, peers and critics. The book traces the humble beginnings of the firm and the holistic approach to design that has been at the hallmark of the firm's work, and offers new insights into this multi-award winning practice. superkul: the beginning includes essays from client and writer Larry Gaudet, architect Marianne McKenna, and journalist and critic Alex Bozikovic, and includes personal reflections on each project's journey from the firm's principals.

Alex Bozikovic is a journalist and critic based in Toronto, and author of the blog nomeancity.net. He covers architecture and design for global publications including Azure, Dwell, Wallpaper and Frame, as well as the newspapers The Globe and Mail, where he is a staff editor. Praised as an "heir to McLuhan", Larry Gaudet has authored or co-authored six books, including two bestsellers: Safe Haven, a history of the sanctuary principle; and Into The Blast Furnace, a work of magic corporate realism. His body of work spans branding, marketing creative, corporate communications, literary expression, conceptual art and venture financing. Marianne McKenna is a founding partner of KPMB Architects in Toronto and an Officer of the Order of Canada. Her projects include the Royal Conservatory, Le Quartier Concordia at Concordia University in Montreal, and the Rotman School of Management Expansion. Marianne is internationally recognised for advancing cultural and educational mandates and for creating architecture that contributes to community and city building.

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