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Public Architecture Now!

By Philip Jodidio

We are likely to divide constructions into easy categories—private buildings reminiscent of homes, and public structures like railway stations, live performance halls or museums. Public constructions have limits in their personal: even if a courthouse or an airport, a stadium or university campus, questions of favor, functionality or fee are essentially posed. Resolving such tensions is only one of many severe questions that come up while the definition of public structure is at stake. This publication explores the main inventive responses to those and similar concerns, and exhibits how in recent times, public structure has gone through a massive upheaval, a classy awakening of types.

the place solidly classical and staid designs have been the norm, aesthetic bold and innovation are actually more and more rewarded, as celebrated architects from Herzog & de Meuron to Jean Nouvel have blazed a path for a brand new iteration of really public buildings—structures that mix entry for the numerous, with caliber as soon as reserved for the few. Public structure Now! highlights the groundbreaking and breathtaking new public structure now showing all over the world, from Spain to Norway, through Chile, China and the USA.

Featured architects and practices include:
3XN, Adjaye affiliates, Aires Mateus, Stan Allen, AllesWirdGut, Tadao Ando, Paul Andreu, ARM, Arup affiliates, Assadi + Pulido, Atelier Oslo / AWP, Auer+Weber+Assoziierte, b720 Arquitectos, Behnisch Architekten, Bruno Fioretti Marquez, Santiago Calatrava, Cannon layout, CEBRA, David Chipperfield, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, EMBT – Miralles / Tagliabue, Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas, Frank O. Gehry, Nicholas Grimshaw, Herzog & de Meuron, Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden, Toyo Ito, Taiji Kawano, Marcio Kogan, Kuehn Malvezzi, Line and area, Localarchitecture, Lundgaard & Tranberg, Fumihiko Maki, Michael Maltzan, Francisco Mangado, Giancarlo Mazzanti, MGM Arquitectos, Rafael Moneo, Moneo Brock Studio, Alberto Nicolau, Jean Nouvel, ONL, Perkins Eastman, Dominique Perrault, Plan B Arquitectos + JPRCR Architects, Rojkind Arquitectos, Álvaro Siza Vieira, Substance, Tidy Architects, UNStudio / Van Berkel & Bos, Vicens + Ramos, Makoto Sei Watanabe, René van Zuuk

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