101 THINGS I LEARNED IN ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the design studio and in their backpacks. It is also a book they may want to keep out of view of their professors, for it expresses in clear and simple language the things they tend to…
This handsome pocket guide to the major buildings of Durban and Pietermaritzburg is the first of its kind available. Covering about 250 buildings of all styles and kinds, from the grand Edwardian city halls and stylish Art Deco apartment buildings to the gleaming office blocks of the 1990s and the community centres in the townships, the book offers an introduction to the architecture of the two major cities of KwaZulu-Natal.
Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, Afropolis is the product of an exhibition developed by the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne, Germany. The book focuses on the Big Five of African cities: Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa and Johannesburg, and brings together positions of artistic and cultural studies, as well as detailed histories and the specific dynamics of these African cities, in order to expand our understanding of the concept of urbanity and the phenomenon of the City from an African perspective.
This extensively illustrated survey casts new light on the lives and work of two of Modernism’s great pioneers. Josef Albers (1888-1976) and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (1895-1947) were key figures at the Bauhaus in Germany, and following the rise of National Socialism and their
Nature, biology, has rich and luxurious forms; with the same principles of cellular organisation, it can create billions of combinations, each of which represent a highly developed form. Man’s life belongs to the same category. The things that surround him are hardly fetishes or allegories with mystical eternal value: more than anything else, they are cells and tissues, living beings life himself, building components that make up human life. – Alvar Aalto.
This richly illustrated book, created to accompany the traveling exhibition of the same name, provides a fascinating critical overview of Ant Farm, the radical architecture collective that brought us Cadillac Ranch, Media Burn, and The Eternal Frame.
This innovative book is the first to provide a fun, interactive way to learn about architecture. Filled with an array of beautiful and elegant drawings, it poses all manner of architectural challenges for the user: from designing your own skyscraper to drawing an island house or creating a Constructivist monument, plus many more.
Architecture and Vegetation. Hybrid Home Spaces grew out of a thrilling workshop, by the same name, which took place on Reunion Island in May 2004. The aim of the workshop was to create a net of connections between students in architecture from tropical countries and from Europe and to bring them to work together on tropical climate issues.s.
Professor Raman and Jako Olivier presented on the publication Architecture of the Third Landscape which goes beyond a mere description of the architecture of the buildings and locates them in the specific physical and cultural landscapes of the Free State.
Art and Justice: The Art of the Constitutional Court of South Africa documents and celebrates the artworks integrated into and collected for the Constitutional Court of South Africa. The book pays tribute to the extraordinary vision of the architects and judges of the Court who sought to bring together, in the most inspiring, innovative and dignified way possible, art and the workings of justice, and to give a public soul to the new Court building.
This work follows the transformation of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s brick power station, on Bankside, into the Tate Modern art gallery, by Swiss Architects Herzog & de Meuron. It presents a photographic account of every stage of the development and includes an interview with Jacques Herzog.
Spanish visionary Santiago Calatrava is renowned around the world as an architect, structural engineer, sculptor, and artist. Famed for bridges as much as buildings, he has made his name with neofuturistic structures that combine deft engineering solutions with dramatic visual impact.