- 414 pages : illustrations, plans ; 25 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Aragüez, José.
- Contents: Introduction : The building's discursive building -- 1. The building : 1.1. Elements : Empire of platforms / Penelope Dean : House NA, Tokyo / SOu Fujimoto Architects -- In the thick of it / Gabriela García de Cortázar : Wolf house, San Pedro, Chile / Pezo von Ellrichshausen Arquitectos -- Those unsightly windows / Francisco González de Canales : Galician Centre of Contemporary Art, Galicia, Spain / Alvaro Siza Vieira -- Biblio-theque / Costandis Kizis : Musashino Art University Museum and Library, Tokyo / Sou Fujimoto Architects -- Landscape of knowledge / Rafi Segal : National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel / Rafi Segal -- Response: Geometrico ordinaire / Peg Rawes -- 1.2 Wholes : Radical solitudes / Stan Allen : Castilla and León Museum of Contemporary Art, León, Spain / Mansilla + Tuñón Architects -- Building primitive / Costandis Kizis : Truffle house, Costa da Morte, Spain / Ensamble Studio -- Building riddles / John McMorrough : EXPO 2000 Dutch Pavilion, Hannover, Germany / MVRDV -- The super-urban house / Etien Santiago : Suburban American house, generic locations, USA / Generic architect -- Having it all ways / Aaron White : Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, Wellesley, USA / Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects -- Response: The question concerning wholes / Francisco González de Canales -- 1.3. Content : The overlook / Mark Campbell : The Overlook Hotel, Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire, England, Stanley Kubrick & Roy Walker -- "Out-of-focus impression": the uncertain typology of Louvre-Lens : Musée du Louvre-Les, Pas-de Calais, France / Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA, Tim Culbert + Celia Imry/Imry Culbert, and Catherine Mosbach -- Positive objects / Sylvia Lavin : Danziger Studio, Los Angeles / Frank Gehry -- Profoundly boring architecture / Bryan E. Norwood : Nasher Sculpture Garden and Art Museum, Dallas / Renzo Piano Building Workshop -- Soft boundaries / Alexandra Vougia : Moriyama house, Tokyo / Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA -- Response: Broken buildings, building content / María González Pendás -- 1.4. Referents : Bubbly drinks and heavy machinery / Gabriela García de Cortázar -- New Luxor Theater, Rotterdam, The Netherlands / Bolles + Wilson -- The architecture of lightness / Sophia Psarra -- 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan / Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA -- Some thoughts on architectural sameness / Amanda Reeser Lawrence : The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia / Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architecture -- Urban villa / Enrique Walker : Villa Schor, Brussels, Belgium / Office KGDVS -- Ambivalence as agency / Aaron White : Alfred Lerner Hall Student Center, New York / Bernard Tschumi Architects -- Response: #Buildings #Referents #BodyofWork (a response in 1416 words and 9786 characters) / Michael Meredith -- 1.5. Context : The building is the city is the building / Marta Caldeira : L'illa Diagonal, Barcelona, Spain / Rafael Moneo and Manuel de Solà-Morales -- Re-visioning the Wexner Center : Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus / Peter Eisenman with Richard Trott -- Circulation system / Joan Ockman : Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris / Frank Gehry -- A reflection or a freestanding object? / Emmanouil Stavrakakis : The New Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece / Bernard Tschumi Architects -- Architectural iconolatry / Alexandra Vougia : Dubai Renaissance, Dubai, UAE / OMA, Rem Koolhaas -- Response: Context and scale / Mary McLeod -- 1.6. Technology : Symbolic solids: or, The contract of the architect / Vera Bühlmann : Platonic solids, subdivided columns, digital grotesque, siteless / Michael Hansmeyer with Benjamin Dillenburger -- Big data are for adding, not subtracting / Mario Carpo : Digital grotesque, siteless / Michael Hansmeyer & Benjamin Dillenburger -- Sendai Mediatheque: three critical levels / Juan Antonio Cortés : Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai, Japan / Toyo Ito & Associates -- The environment of knowledge / Marc Frochaux : Rolex Learning CenOn title page : Princeton School of Architecture, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Architectural Association School of Architecture.Summary: For nearly fifty years, the building has primarily been understood as a means rather than an end within architectural history and theory. This volume presents an alternative to that trend by reconceiving the building as a central discursive category in its own right. Contributors, including academics and architects from world-renowned institutions, aim to recast architectural design thinking as a domain of knowledge by turning the object into a primary concern. As a result, 'The Building' offers insightful discussions of key architectural structures conceived in Europe, Asia, and the U.S.A. over the last three decades. In exploring these structures through a number of meta-disciplinary questions, this book suggests ways in which buildings can trigger conceptual frameworks whose influence extends well beyond architecture. A balanced text-to-image ratio caters to a variety of readers in both practice and academia.