Details in contemporary architecture
- About Author
Details of Contemporary Architecture is the first issue of AsBuilt, a new series from Princeton Architectural Press dedicated to formal and material innovation in architecture and the application of new technologies and materials. AsBuilt is dedicated to the proposition that architects learn best from other architects; the purpose of the series is to reaffirm building as the principal intellectual activity of architecture, to collapse the divide between theory and practice. Projects are selected from current architecture in the United States and Canada, including work by architects from abroad collaborating with North American teams, according to a combination of criteria including development and application of new materials, inventive use of traditional materials; innovative building technologies; unusual building types, structure, function, and technological systems; as well as creative solutions to problems of architectural detailing. Details of Contemporary Architecture includes twenty five projects with original construction drawings, photos and text by Alsop Architects, Archi-tectonics, Ball-Nogués Design, Behnisch Architects, David Chipperfield Architects, Daly Genik Architects, Studio Gang Architects, Garofalo Architects, Gehry Partners, Hariri & Hariri Architecture, Herzog & De Meuron, Hodgetts + Fung Design Associates, Steven Holl Architects, Jones Studio, Morphosis, Olsen Sundberg Kundig Allen, OMA/LMN, Dominique Perrault Architects, Pugh + Scarpa Architects, RoTo Architects, Schwartz Silver Architects, SHoP PC, Trahan Architects, Rafael Viñoly Architects and Weiss Manfredi Architects.