The living encyclopedia of architecture, part 9
The latest buildings around the globe—Brazil to Burkina Faso
Architecture Now! 9 includes works in Amsterdam and
Inner Mongolia by architects as famous as Zaha Hadid and Jean Nouvel,
and those as little known to the general public as Carla Juaçaba from
Brazil. Small ephemeral buildings like the BMW Guggenheim Lab by Atelier Bow-Wow are included, as well as houses, movie theaters, fashion boutiques, and even an Opera Village in Burkina Faso.
Wine and dine with Pritkzer Prize winner Thom Mayne of Morphosis; climb
to the top of the Orbit, symbol of the 2012 London Olympics by artist
Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond; travel “Beyond Infinity” in a
virtual environment created in Shanghai by French designer and artist
Serge Salat. This is architecure. Now.
About the series: For anyone interested in the zeitgeist and building design in the 21st century, the Architecture Now! series
is an essential work of reference. Easy-to-navigate illustrated A–Z
entries include current and recent projects, biographies, contact
information, and websites.
(born 1954) studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts
for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN’s Architecture Now!
and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean
Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the
most popular writers on the subject of architecture.