favorite son, a man who has merged architecture and engineering
into designs that (occasionally) transcend the limitations of both.
Graceful bridges, train stations, museums- all white structure and
Quadracci Pavilion at the Milwaukee Museum
Campo Volatin Bridge
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Click here to go to Santiago Calatrava at architects.ArBITAT.com
years it was easy to dismiss Zaha Hadid as just another theorist.
Her designs were presented in a beautiful (although confusing) format
that made you fear that such techniques were a distraction from
any real talent...
Mountain Ski Jump
Click here to go to Zaha Hadid at architects.ArBITAT.com
prolific, Sir Norman Foster has created clean, shiny buildings across
the globe. From the groundbreaking and expensive Hong Kong and Shanghai
Bank to the immensely popular Reichstag dome in Berlin to the, um,
suggestive Swiss Re Building in London...
Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank (HSBC) Building
Great Court at the British Museum
London City Hall
Click here to go to Norman Foster at architects.ArBITAT.com
emphasizing structure, Rafael Viñoly
has designed and built a portfolio of impressive projects throughout
the world, including the winning competition entry for the 1 Billion
Dollar (US) Tokyo International Forum...
Tokyo International Forum
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Princeton Football Stadium
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Click here to go to Rafael
St Patrick's Day in 1974, Louis Kahn met an anonymous death in the
always unpleasant Men's Bathroom in Penn Station, New York. A sad
end to such an inspired life...
Richards Medical Research Laboratories
Institute of Biological Studies
Center for British Art
Click here to go to Louis Kahn at architects.ArBITAT.com
rarely got as brutal as Paul Rudolph, a man who suffered the singular
misfortune of designing the Yale Art and Architecture Building.
Fickle, unappreciative architecture students hated the building
and it even found itself a victim of a suspicious fire in 1969...
Yale Art and Architecture Building
at 23 Beekman Place
Click here to go to Paul Rudolph at architects.ArBITAT.com
is a German word that (loosely) means taking joy in another's misery.
In one hard to pronounce word it represents how much fun it can
be to watch successful people fail, how jealousy can taint opinions
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Click here to go to Frank Gehry at architects.ArBITAT.com
Structure: The Technology of Large Scale Buildings
by Richard Thomasetti, Charles
(2004) Birkhauser Boston
engineers don't come any better than Thornton-Thomasetti,
this is a book that starts to bring you into their world.
From Airport Terminals and Arenas to Cesar Pelli's Petronas
Towers in Kuala Lumpur... (read
by Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Ligano,
(2002) Princeton Architectural Press
your idea has always been to creatively reuse shipping containers
to make cool, practical and (relatively) inexpensive architecture,
then you're already too late... (read
by Matilda McQuaidl
Ban has created architecture out of things that most people
would never even think of using, from those infamous (and
damn strong) cardboard tubes to the discarded soda cases that
he has used in refugee housing... (read
Studio: Samuel Mockbee and the Architecture of Decency
by Andrea Oppenheimer Dean
and Timothy Hursley
(2002) Princeton Architectural Press
true that you don't know what you've got until it's gone-
Sam Mockbee finally started to acheive the true recognition
that he deserved after his death... (read
Neutra - Complete Works
by Barbara Lamprecht, Julius
the size and weight of this book, it better damn well include
Neutra's complete works. Ignoring its cool wood cover, tremendous
weight (13 pounds!)... (read