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ISBN 9780415522649
Published January 31, 2014 by Routledge
288 Pages - 255 Color Illustrations

 
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Book Description

This book examines the interrelationship of representational methods and material systems as fundamental drivers of the design process. Identifying four primary categories of representational logics - point, line, surface, mass - each category is illustrated through four precedent projects that deploy iterative material sensibilities. As a collection, this text provides a comprehensive categorization of the architectural design process.

Through the comprehensive definition of categorical typologies, it illustrates the collective capability of this conceptual methodology. By unpacking projects through their specific design devices, the collective analysis reveals the impact of material techniques and methods of representation as a generative tool. Broad in scope, it identifies and uniformly analyses some of the most significant projects from the last century, including:

  • UK Pavilion Shanghai - Heatherwick Studio, Shanghai,China
  • Gatehouse - Office dA, Beijing, China
  • Maison Colonial - Jean Prouve, France/Africa
  • de Young Museum - Herzog and de Meuron, California USA
  • Montreal Expo 67 - Buckminster Fuller, Montreal, Canada
  • Jean Marie Tjibou Cultural Center – RPBW, Noumea, Indonesia
  • House III - Peter Eisenman, New York, USA
  • Barcelona Pavilion - Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona, Spain
  • Tel Aviv - Scott Cohen, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Los Manantiales - Felix Candella, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Yokahama Terminal – FOA, Yokahama, Japan
  • Pantheon, Rome, Italy
  • Tres Grand Bibliotheque - Rem Koolhaas, OMA, Paris, France
  • Brother Claus Field Chapel - Peter Zumthor, Switzerland
  • Embryonic House- Greg Lynn

Richly illustrated with consistent, clear and precise line drawings, the book presents a series of iconic precedents through a unique analytical and graphic sensibility.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  Preface  Layout description  Part 1: Point  1. Unit: UK Pavilion Shanghai - Heatherwick Studio, Shanghai, China  2. Aggregation: Gatehouse - Office dA, Beijing, China  3. Module: Maison Colonial - Jean Prouve, Africa/France  4. Network: de Young Museum - Herzog and de Meuron, California, USA  Part 2: Line  5. Stick/Member: Jean Marie Tjibou Cultural Center – RPBW, Noumea, Indonesia  6. Grid: Faulk House - Peter Eisenman, New York, USA  7. Frame/Cage: US Pavilion at Expo 67 - Buckminster Fuller  8. Field Effect: Kimbell Art Museum - louis I. Kahn  Part 3: Surface  9. Wall: Barcelona Pavilion - Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona, Spain  10. Facet: Tel Aviv - Scott Cohen, Tel Aviv, Israel  11. Shell: Los Manantiales - Felix Candella, Mexico City, Mexico  12. Serial: Yokahama Terminal – FOA, Yokahama, Japan  Part 4: Mass  13. Cast/Solid: Pantheon, Rome, Italy Postscript  14. Void: Tres Grand Bibliotheque - Rem Koolhaas, OMA, Paris, France  15. Inversion: Brother Claus Field Chapel - Peter Zumthor, Switzerland  16. Series: Monument to the Murdered Jews - Peter Eisenman  Postscript  Index

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