Brooklyn Modern is the first book to explore the connection between Brooklyn's astounding rebirth and its emerging architecture. As the new cultural heart of New York, Brooklyn has recently attracted many young people interested in creating their own sense of space, as well as in renovating brownstones and townhouses. The results are homes that express the optimism, resourcefulness, and experimentation of many of Brooklyn's bohemian residents. Cutting-edge new public buildings have also enhanced the area's cachet.Working with spatial and financial restraints, architects in Brooklyn have demonstrated deft solutions to urban living everywhere. Likewise, the architects working in Brooklyn are no longer just local firms, but "star-chitects" such as Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, and David Adjaye, among others. Essays by two very popular bloggers, Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge and Jonathan Butler of Brownstoner, give perspective on new ways of living as aesthetics and landscape change.
Nightlands is a pioneering exploration of both the forms and poetics ofNordic place. Specifically, it examines the art of building in four Nordiccountries--Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland--and the sometimes shared, sometimescontrasting regional experience and character expressed by each. From a medievalcastle in Sweden to an Aalto-designed sanitorium in Finland, this landmark workexplores the myths, meanings, and built realities of Nordic countries and, in sodoing, attempts to define, for the first time, what distinguishes Nordic buildingfrom Mediterranean architecture, and how the natural world of the North contrastswith both the perception and reality of the South.
Lighthouses have a certain mystique and glory all their own. This Little Book sheds light on the extensive, impressive history of a coastal mainstay.
This publication aims to demonstrate the great diversity and versatility of the familiar material of ceramic. In a selection of works by architects such as Eduardo Souto de Moura, Caruso St. John, Lacaton Vassal, FOA and EMBT. Whether mass-produced or made-to-measure, contemporary architecture puts ceramics to use in unexpected and innovative ways, as a traditional cladding, as a ventilated faade, as a skin or as building material.