Have you ever wondered how the ideas behind the world’s greatest architectural designs came about? What process does an architect go through to design buildings which become world-renowned for their excellence?
This book reveals the secrets behind these buildings. He asks you to ‘read’ the building and understand its starting point by analyzing its final form. Through the gradual revelations made by an understanding of the thinking behind the form, you learn a unique methodology which can be used every time you look at any building.
Table of Contents
Introduction La Casa Del Ojo De Agua Neuendorf House Barcelona Pavillion Truss Wall House Endless House Farnsworth House La Congiunta Le Cabanon Esherick House Maison A Bordeaux Il Danteum Fallingwater Villa Savoye Kempsey Guest Studio Condominium One, Sea Ranch Villa E.1027 Church of St Peter, Klippan Villa Busk Villa Mairea Thermal Baths, Vals Endword Acknowledgements Index
Simon Unwin is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of Dundee, UK. He has lived in the UK and Australia, and taught or lectured on his work in China, Israel, India, Sweden, Turkey and the US. His previous books, including Analysing Architecture, are used in schools of architecture around the world.
"Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand is simply an excellent book. Truly a perfect text for students of architecture and professionals alike….or simply those interested in getting a taste of amazingly diverse language of architecture." – Erik Villagomez, Spacing Magazine