Title:Archilab: Radical Experiments in Global Architecture
Over the last five years, the world of architecture has seen breathtaking changes in the sensibility of emerging talents. Across the globe, young architects are engaging in the complex and multifarious issues that computerization and globalization have meant for building form. Their responses to this ever-shifting background for architecture and urbanism are surprising, challenging and provide new clues to how we might live and work in the future. The brain-child of eminent critic and curator Frederic Migayrou, who has actively been following the strands of avant-garde architecture, ArchiLab brings together sixty of the most forward-thinking architects from around the world. Drawing on an unprecedented range of source and inspiration, at the core of which are research and experimentation, these young architects (most under the age of forty) are pushing the boundaries of spatialization, construction and the human understanding of the built world. The results are richly varied and instructive: coming from very different cultural contexts, each studio filters its work through very personal reactions to local conditions and global trends. With essays by today's leading critics, historians and theoreticians, and with each architect presented through detailed profiles and the most recent projects - backed up by over two thousand illustrations - this ambitious volume is a phenomenal collection of architectural ideas, a stunning visual documentation and an inexhaustible source of design inspiration.
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