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The Elements of Modern Architecture: Understanding Contemporary Buildings

Author/EditorAntony Radford (Author)
Amit Srivastava (Author)
Selen Morkoc (Author)
ISBN: 9780500023624
Pub Date24/09/2020
BindingHardback
Pages360
EditionRevised
Dimensions (mm)220(h) * 297(w)
The world's best buildings created from 1950 to the present, dissected and analysed through specially commissioned freehand drawings.
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This ambitious publication, now revised and expanded, dissects ?fty-?ve modern masterpieces through specially commissioned freehand drawings that reveal the principles and details of what makes a building meaningful and enduring. Covering six continents, and ranging from residences to opera houses, in?uential buildings of the past seven decades are analysed through detailed consideration of their key characteristics – site and surroundings, space and massing, programme and circulation, fenestration and use of natural light – to give an insight into how each design works as a cohesive whole. Appealing to architects, students and everyone who appreciates great buildings, The Elements of Modern Architecture is an essential reference and inspiration for generations to come.

This ambitious publication, now revised and expanded, dissects ?fty-?ve modern masterpieces through specially commissioned freehand drawings that reveal the principles and details of what makes a building meaningful and enduring. Covering six continents, and ranging from residences to opera houses, in?uential buildings of the past seven decades are analysed through detailed consideration of their key characteristics – site and surroundings, space and massing, programme and circulation, fenestration and use of natural light – to give an insight into how each design works as a cohesive whole. Appealing to architects, students and everyone who appreciates great buildings, The Elements of Modern Architecture is an essential reference and inspiration for generations to come.

Dr Antony Radford is an urban designer and Emeritus Professor of Architecture at The University of Adelaide, Australia. His recent books include Understanding Sustainable Architecture and Digital Design: A Critical Introduction. Dr Amit Srivastava is an architectural historian at The University of Adelaide who has lived and worked in India and Australia. Dr Selen Morkoc is a writer and critic who has practised and taught architecture and theory in Turkey and at The University of Adelaide, Australia.

Introduction: Architectural Analysis 01 Sarabhai House | 1951-55 Ahmedabad, India Le Corbusier 02 Canova Museum | 1955-57 Possagno, Treviso, Italy Carlo Scarpa 03 Sydney Opera House | 1957-73 Sydney, Australia Jorn Utzon 04 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | 1943-59 New York, USA Frank Lloyd Wright 05 Leicester Engineering Building | 1959-63 Leicester, England Stirling & Gowan 06 Salk Institute for Biological Studies | 1959-66 La Jolla, California, USA Louis Kahn 07 Louisiana Museum of Modern Art | 1956-58 Humlebaek, Denmark Jorgen Bo and Vilhelm Wohlert 08 Yoyogi National Gymnasium | 1961-64 Tokyo, Japan Kenzo Tange 09 Seinajoki Town Hall | 1958-65 Seinajoki, Ostrobothnia, Finland Alvar Aalto 10 St Mary's Cathedral | 1961-64 Tokyo, Japan Kenzo Tange 11 Hedmark Museum | 1967-79 Hamar, Norway Sverre Fehn 12 Indian Institute of Management | 1963-74 Ahmedabad, India Louis Kahn 13 Bagsvaerd Church | 1974-76 Bagsvaerd, Copenhagen, Denmark Jorn Utzon 14 Milan House | 1972-75 Cidade Jardim, Sao Paulo, Brazil Marcos Acayaba Arquitetos 15 HSBC Office Building | 1979-86 Hong Kong, China Foster Associates 16 Neue Staatsgalerie | 1977-84 Stuttgart, Germany James Stirling, Michael Wilford & Associates 17 House at Martha's Vineyard | 1984-88 Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA Steven Holl Architects 18 Church on the Water | 1985-88 Tomamu, Hokkaido, Japan Tadao Ando Architect & Associates 19 Lloyd's of London Office Building | 1978-86 London, England Richard Rogers 20 Arab World Institute | 1981-87 Paris, France Jean Nouvel 21 Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art | 1987-95 Barcelona, Spain Richard Meier 22 Vitra Fire Station | 1990-93 Weil am Rhein, Germany Zaha Hadid Architects 23 Lord's Media Centre | 1994-99 London, England Future Systems 24 Menara UMNO | 1995-98 Penang, Malaysia Kenneth Yeang, T. R. Hamzah & Yeang 25 Dancing Building | 1992-96 Prague, Czech Republic Frank O. Gehry & Associates / Vlado Milunic 26 Eastgate | 1991-96 Harare, Zimbabwe Pearce Partnership 27 Thermal Baths in Vals | 1986-96 Vals, Switzerland Peter Zumthor 28 Guggenheim Museum Bilbao | 1991-97 Bilbao, Spain Frank O. Gehry & Associates 29 ESO Hotel | 1998-2002 Cerro Paranal, Chile Auer+Weber 30 Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre | 1996-99 Riversdale, NSW, Australia Murcutt Lewin Lark 31 Jewish Museum Berlin | 1988-99 Berlin, Germany Daniel Libeskind 32 Quadracci Pavilion | 1994-2001 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Santiago Calatrava 33 B2 House | 1999-2001 Buyukhusun, Ayvac?k, Turkey Han Tumertekin 34 CaixaForum | 2001-3 Madrid, Spain Herzog & de Meuron 35 New Museum | 2001-7 New York, USA SANAA (Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa) 36 Scottish Parliament Building | 1998-2002 Edinburgh, Scotland EMBT / RMJM 37 Yokohama Port Terminal | 1995-2002 Yokohama, Japan FOA (Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo) 38 Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth | 1996-2002 Fort Worth, Texas, USA Tadao Ando Architect & Associates 39 Kunsthaus Graz | 2000-3 Graz, Austria Spacelab Cook-Fournier / ARGE Kunsthaus 40 Linked Hybrid | 2003-9 Beijing, China Steven Holl Architects 41 Santa Caterina Market | 1997-2005 Barcelona, Spain EMBT 42 Virgilio Barco Library | 1999-2001 Bogota, Colombia Rogelio Salmona 43 Southern Cross Station | 2001-7 Melbourne, Australia Grimshaw Architects / Jackson Architecture 44 Meiso no Mori Crematorium | 2004-6 Kakamigahara, Gifu, Japan Toyo Ito & Associates 45 Civil Justice Centre | 2001-7 Manchester, England Denton Corker Marshall 46 Green School | 2005-7 Badung, Bali, Indonesia PT Bambu 47 Mimesis Museum | 2007-9 Paju Book City, Republic of Korea Alvaro Siza / Castanheira & Bastai / Jun Sung Kim 48 Juilliard School & Alice Tully Hall | 2003-9 New York, USA Diller Scofidio + Renfro / FXFOWLE 49 uMkhumbane Museum | 2003-17 Durban, South Africa Choromanski Architects 50 41 Cooper Square | 2004-9 New York, USA Morphosis Architects 51 Oslo Opera House | 2002-8 Oslo

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