The Architecture of Full-Scale Mock-Ups
From Representation to Reality
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, 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, 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 professionals and students of architecture studying materials and representation, design-build, and professional practice.
Table of Contents
THE INDISPENSIBLE FAILURE
by Nader Tehrani
THE ARCHITECTURE OF FULL-SCALE MOCKUPS / FROM REPRESENTATION TO REALITY
AN ALCHEMY OF BRICKS
The Teleton Childrens’ Rehabilitation Center + Quincho Tia Coral
Solano Benitez and Gabinete de Arquitectura
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
THE IMPOSSIBLY REAL / IN PURSUIT OF NEW TRANSLATIONS
THE PHYSICAL MOTIVATIONS OF ROUND ROOM + LA VOUTE DE LEFEVRE
MATTER DESIGN / BRANDON CLIFFORD + WES MCGEE
UNPREDICTABLE PETRIFICATIONS / THE UNNATURAL FORMS AND TRANSFORMATIONS OF A CONCRETE MUSEUM
THE PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI, Miami Florida, USA
Herzog & de Meuron, Basel Switzerland
MASSIVE IMPRESSIONS / THE MATERIALS OF REPRESENTATION
THE CITE DE L’OCEAN ET DU SURF MUSEUM, Biarritz, France
STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS
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
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
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.