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The Architecture of Full-Scale Mock-Ups

From Representation to Reality, 1st Edition

By Nick Gelpi

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352 pages | 252 Color Illus.

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Description

The Architecture of Full-Scale Mock-Ups looks at the theory and contemporary practice of creating full-scale architectural mock-ups.

This book serves as an introduction to the various forms of full-scale mock-ups which occur today. To broaden the definition of mock-ups, the Nick Gelpi dives deep into the use of mock-ups in seven high-profile and global contemporary case studies. Instead of the presentation drawings and final building photos, the documentation of case studies relies on process photos, interviews and moments of tension in the execution of each building. With never before published content, case studies include buildings from all over the world, including The Quincho tia Coral and Teleton Building, The Copper House II, The Pérez Art Museum Miami, The Cité de l’Océan et du Surf Museum, and more.

Investigating unique case studies to answer how and when full-scale mock-ups occur today, this book is ideal for students of architecture studying structures, materials, design-build, and professional practice.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD

THE INDISPENSIBLE FAILURE

by Nader Tehrani

INTRODUCTION

THE ARCHITECTURE OF FULL-SCALE MOCKUPS / FROM REPRESENTATION TO REALITY

CHAPTER 1

AN ALCHEMY OF BRICKS

The Teleton Childrens’ Rehabilitation Center + Quincho Tia Coral

Solano Benitez and Gabinete de Arquitectura

Asuncion, Paraguay

CHAPTER 2

DRAWING WITHOUT PAPER + BUILDING WITHOUT BUILDINGS / LARGE REPRESENTATIONS IN THE FIELD

COPPER HOUSE II, THE HOUSE WITH WHITE NET+ SAAT RASTA

BIJOY JAIN/STUDIO MUMBAI, MUMBAI INDIA

CHAPTER 3

THE IMPOSSIBLY REAL / IN PURSUIT OF NEW TRANSLATIONS

THE PHYSICAL MOTIVATIONS OF ROUND ROOM + LA VOUTE DE LEFEVRE

MATTER DESIGN / BRANDON CLIFFORD + WES MCGEE

CHAPTER 4

UNPREDICTABLE PETRIFICATIONS / THE UNNATURAL FORMS AND TRANSFORMATIONS OF A CONCRETE MUSEUM

THE PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI, Miami Florida, USA

Herzog & de Meuron, Basel Switzerland

CHAPTER 5

MASSIVE IMPRESSIONS / THE MATERIALS OF REPRESENTATION

THE CITE DE L’OCEAN ET DU SURF MUSEUM, Biarritz, France

STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS 

CHAPTER 6

ACCLIMATED TRANSFORMATIONS

THE SURPRISING MATERIALITIES OF THE HARVARD ART MUSEUMS AND ITS SURROUNDINGS

Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Genoa Italy

Harvard Art Museums Renovation and Expansion, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

CHAPTER 7

MOCKED-ILLUMINATIONS / THE TRANSFORMED ENVIRONMENTS REFRACTED IN THE COMPLEX SURFACES OF 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER

SEVEN WORLD TRADE CENTER, NEW YORK CITY, USA, 2009

SKIDMORE OWINGS & MERRILL + JAMES CARPENTER DESIGN ASSOCIATES

About the Author

Nick Gelpi is a licensed architect in the state of Florida, and a professor of architecture who has lectured and published widely on the tensions between materials, construction and representation in architecture. Currently Gelpi is an Associate Professor of architecture at Florida International University in Miami Florida.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC000000
ARCHITECTURE / General
ARC004000
ARCHITECTURE / Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
ARC009000
ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials
ARC015000
ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice