Gingko Press



di Sandu Cultural Media

MATERIALS IN ARCHITECTURE. Glass. Stone. Concrete. Steel. Wood.

The materials used in architecture inform our experience of buildings and spaces through the interplay of aesthetic, social and historic considerations. Both structural and decorative elements have a role to play, whether immediately visceral or only on a subliminal level.

Human beings have a relationship to the materials, one that is colored by our values and expectations and not easily set aside. Continued innovations by architects at the vanguard of design have pushed the limits of acceptance — envisioning unique and often surprising structures challenging our preconceptions.

Glass, stone, concrete, steel and wood all compete for our attention — their best characteristics presented by the brilliant architects featured, successfully showcasing each material's full range of implementation.

- Contributors from A-Z:

ACXT, Spain

ALA Architects, Finland

Architektu Biuras G. Natkevicius ir Partneriai, Lithuania

Baumschlager Eberle, Austria

Berrel Berrel Kräutler AG, Switzerland

Bonnard Woeffray Architects, Switzerland

Casanova + Hernandez Architects, The Netherlands

COLL-BARREU Arquitectos, Spain

COOP Himmelb(l)au, Austria

Davide Macullo Architects, Switzerland

Demaine Partnership, Australia

Elliott + Associates Architects, USA

Építész Stúdió Ltd., Hungaria

EXiT architetti associati, Italy

fuse-atelier, Japan

Guillermo Hevia H. Architect - GH + A, Chile

Guinée*Potin, France

gpy arquitectos, Spain

Henning Larsen Architects, Denmark

Hidalgo • Hartmann, Spain

IÑAKI ECHEVERRIA [landscape urbanism architecture], Mexico

Iotti + Pavarani Architetti, Italy


Josep Ferrando, Spain


KSP - Jürgen Engel Architekten International, Germany

L3P Architekten, Switzerland

LAN Architecture, France

Love Architecture, Austria

Magén Arquitectos, Spain

McBride Charles Ryan, Australia

Mecanoo Architecten, The Netherlands

Medir Architetti, Italy

Modostudio, Italy

Moreno del Valle Arquitectos, Spain

Mount Fuji Architects Studio, Japan

Mozas + Aguirre Arquitectos, Spain

Neutelings Riedijk Architects, The Netherlands

Pieta-Linda Auttila, Finland

Pitágoras Arquitectos, Portugal

Piuarch, Italy

Preston Scott Cohen, Inc., USA

Projectiles architects, France

Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos, Spain

Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Norway

Romi Khosla Design Studios, India

Salto AB, Estonia

Yoshiaki Tanaka / TSC Architects, Japan

Unia Arquitectos, Spain

Vanessa Larrère, France

Yutaka Yoshida Architect & Associate, Japan

Veste editoriale: Cartonato
Formato: 24,8x29,2
Pagine: 272
Immagini a colori: 850
Lingua: GB
Anno: 2012

ISBN: 9781584234937