There's an urgent need to build more and better apartments: to relieve an acute shortage of affordable housing in major cities; to use scarce land more economically; to save energy wasted on long-distance commutes; and to revitalize urban centers. These challenges have led to the creation of some of the most inventive contemporary buildings of the last few years.
In his new book Building Community, author Michael Webb explores apartment buildings as a typology of growing significance and traces the history of multiple-occupancy housing through its most innovative 20th-century exemplars. These range from the pioneering projects of Henri Sauvage and Michel de Klerk to the landscaped housing estates of Weimar Germany, the radical proposals of Le Corbusier, and public housing in post-war Europe.
•Features an insightful introductory essay by Phillip James Dodd, an internationally renowned expert in the fields of Classical architecture and design
•Includes dozens of exemplary architectural projects, rich in photographic detail and architectural analysis
•Provides a modern take on traditional Classical design themes, with indepth profiles of exterior and interior works, including detailing, use of materials, landscapes and regional variations
•Investigates the contemporary works of many eminent Classicists, and highlights their unique methodologies and innovative designs
This latest compilation volume for The Images Publishing Group reveals an enticing glimpse into the exquisite architectural works of innovative and skilled contemporary classicists. While remaining loyal to traditional classical design, the architectural projects featured within display a remarkable talent for versatility and adaptability within the fundamental classical language of architecture. This richly photographed book masterfully presents a number of preeminent classicists, who offer unique insight into their interpretation of the theory of classical design in their works. This compilation also highlights the collaboration between the architects' application of excellent detailing, the use of fine material, and exceptional craftsmanship, and how, all the while, they are creating a refined and seamless fusion with the surrounding landscape and environment.
Издатель: Images Publishing
Формат издания 290х290 мм
Количество страниц: 351
Вес: 2520 гр.
Переплет: твердая обложка
Год выпуска: 2017