A resounding masterpiece of architectural publishing, this volume, Rizzoli’s sixth on Morphosis and its founder, architect Thom Mayne, features the work of the award-winning interdisciplinary architectural and design practice over the past fourteen years. Known for its architecture of complexity, disruption, and ambiguity, Morphosis is on the cutting edge of exploration and discovery in design. Sometimes on the border of controversy with daring vision and provocative large-scale urban projects, the firm continually invites us to question what architecture is and can be while remaining sensitive to its central purpose–to provide safe, sheltering spaces for life, work, and play. This book documents the great variety of the firm’s creations across the globe, a new academic building for the Cooper Union in New York, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Texas, the Casablanca Finance City Tower in Morocco, and the Sejong M-Bridge, in Sejong City, South Korea. Like the architecture of this trailblazing firm, the book is an exhilarating demonstration of visual excitement, bold graphics, and innovative design.
> Thom Mayne is an American architect based in Los Angeles and founding principal of the firm Morphosis. He helped found the seminal Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), where he is a trustee. He received the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2005.