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Aalto Aalto

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Discover Scandinavia's most famous and successful architect, Alvar Aalto. Robert McCarter chronicles Aalto's significant body of work which includes architecture and design, spanning furniture, textiles and glassware. Considered by most to be by far the most popular and accessible of the first generation of leading Modern architects. Aalto’s architecture is arguably unmatched by that of any other major designer of the 20th century in its integration with place and daily life. This is a fantastic and leading title for Aalto and architecture enthusiasts as well as the uninitiated who are keen to learn more.

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Appetizer: New Interiors for Restaurants and Cafés Appetizer: New Interiors for Restaurants and Cafés

Appetizer: New Interiors for Restaurants and Cafés

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Indulge all the senses. Interior designers and architects are creating unforgettable spaces and setting stunning new standards for restaurants, bars, cafes Pastel colours, hyper-realistic murals, indoor jungles, curved and luxurious couches, golden accents, and soft light. Designers, architects and restaurateurs transform a night out at a restaurant into a unique and memorable experience. An array of interiors creatively correspond with each particular menu's offerings: flower shops that serve coffee amongst the blooms; art galleries that mix the best cocktails in town; shoe boutiques that double as dessert bars. Appetizer visits fashionable bars, tasteful eateries, cosy cafes, and everything in between Exquisite room concepts are realised with unusual ideas and materials, and experts showcase how to create dream rooms in dining realms. Within Appetizer awaits a range of inspiration for all who wish to satisfy their visual hunger
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Biomorphic Structures Biomorphic Structures

Biomorphic Structures

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This book, part of the Form + Technique series, examines how nature can act as a precedent for design solutions through twelve case studies and is packed with computer drawings, sketches, models and photographs From leaves to liquids, caves to crystal formations, nature has always been a major source of inspiration for architects. This book examines how nature can act as a precedent for design solutions through twelve case studies. Packed with computer drawings, sketches, models and photographs, this will be an ideal resource of ideas for students in their studio work, as well as for practising architects
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Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture

Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture

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When Brick was just a baby, tall buildings amazed her. Her mother said, "Great things begin with small bricks. Look around and you'll see." Brick's observations begin at home and then extend globally as she travels to a diverse list of brick structures – Malbork Castle in Poland, Mahabodhi Buddhist Temple in India, Grosvenor Estate apartments in England, and more – all the while pondering where she may end up. With a tender and timeless text by Joshua David Stein and architectural line art by Julia Rothman, this tribute to becoming part of something greater serves children and adults alike. Suitable for ages 3-5 years
Brutal London

Brutal London

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In response to a growing interest in London's less glamorous Brutalist architectural history, Simon Phipps's Brutal London offers a photographic exploration of the city's postwar modernist architecture The book inspires the viewer to revisit and reimagine London's cityscape, revealing familiar and unfamiliar buildings in a fresh and evocative way The photographer divides the city into geographical sections, allowing the viewer to dip in and out of the book at their leisure Simon Phipps is a fine art photographer based in London, and has spent over 15 years documenting and photographing Brutalist architecture across the UK
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Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City - signed copy

Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City - signed copy

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In Building and Dwelling, Richard Sennett distills a lifetime's thinking and practical experience to explore the relationship between the good built environment and the good life. He argues for, and describes in rich detail, the idea of an open city, one in which people learn to manage complexity. He shows how the design of cities can enrich or diminish the everyday experience of those who dwell in them The book ranges widely - from London, Paris and Barcelona to Shanghai, Mumbai and Medellin in Colombia - and draws on classic thinkers such as Tocqueville, Heidegger, Max Weber, and Walter Benjamin. It also draws on Sennett's many decades as a practical planner himself, testing what works, what doesn't, and why. He shows what works ethically is often the most practical solution for cities' problems This is a humane and thrilling book, which allows us to think freshly about how we live in cities. The experience and wisdom of the author are visible on every page. His voice is distinctive and engaging. It should attract anyone interested in the physical circumstances of civilisation Signed by the author
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Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes

Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes

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Sustainability and energy efficiency play a critical role for anyone building or renovating a house. Thankfully, architects from around the world are now developing single-family homes that combine ecological responsibility with contemporary and imaginative design Building Better is an engaging visual showcase of outstanding environmentally friendly houses. It not only offers an insightful exploration of the latest developments in sustainable design, but it also takes an in-depth look at the high performance building materials and technical data involved in each featured project In the book, architects and homeowners work together to find unique and aesthetically compelling ways to build more sustainably. Melding client desires with real world pragmatism, these efficient homes present a diverse spectrum of solutions that include everything from state of the art climate control systems to ancient, passive, and renewable building techniques
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California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture

California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture

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Los Angeles photographer Marvin Rand created iconic images of some of the most celebrated architectural creations of his time, photographing buildings by the likes of Modernist masters Craig Ellwood, Louis Kahn, and Frank Lloyd Wright to capture the essence of their work - and, in doing so, played a critical role in shaping the Mid-Century California style now worshipped the world over The discovery of Rand's archive has brought a treasure trove to life, and California Captured showcases it - and the period - as never before
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Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture

Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture

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If you are one of the many who drink coffee every day, you may have marvelled at the ubiquitous plastic coffee cup lid, with its clever combination of indentations, protrusions, tabs, and score lines that can be pinched, pulled, pushed, punctured, and tucked to create an opening to sip from while also keeping a piping-hot liquid in its place Louise Harpman and Scott Specht have collected these familiar triumphs of industrial design, in their many variations, for decades, creating what Smithsonian magazine calls the world's largest collection of coffee cup lids In addition to oddly compelling close-up photographs, Harpman and Specht include lively field-guides to their classification system and patent drawings for many of the most unique designs This beautifully designed book will appeal to designers, coffee drinkers, and anyone who delights in the small bits of humble genius that surround us every day
Concrete - mini format

Concrete - mini format

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New, reimagined, and easy-to-use stylish size, Concrete takes a fresh look at the world's most versatile and abundant building material A visual exploration of the aesthetics of concrete architecture through 180 structures, from ancient Rome to the present day Collating fascinating and beautiful concrete buildings by some of the most celebrated architects of the last century, it features familiar projects from Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright alongside work from some of the leading lights of contemporary architecture including Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron
Concrete: Photography and Architecture Concrete: Photography and Architecture

Concrete: Photography and Architecture

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The fields of photography and architecture have long been closely linked: photography provides a powerful way for architecture to be appreciated from a distance, and the camera lens alters and enhances buildings so that they can be appreciated anew, even by those already intimately familiar with them Concrete: Photography and Architecture explores this deep and often complex relationship, with particular attention paid not only to how photography influences the perception of architecture but also the very design itself Beginning with the invention of photography in the nineteenth century, this volume presents iconic images of urban architecture and townscapes that are organised thematically rather than simply chronologically The editors have assembled over two hundred images from numerous notable photographers, including: Georg Aerni, Adolphe Braun, Balthasar Burkhard, Lynn Cohen, Walker Evans, Lucien Hervé, Germaine Krull, Stanley Kubrick, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and William Henry Fox Talbot Concrete: Photography and Architecture is an exhaustive investigation of architectural photography and is as beautiful as it is informative
Designing Making Using: KS3 Teacher Pack Designing Making Using: KS3 Teacher Pack

Designing Making Using: KS3 Teacher Pack

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This pack contains six design lessons based around famous designers and their designs that feature in the Design Museum's 'Designer Maker User' gallery The lessons can be taught without a visit to the Design Museum but for maximum impact it is advisable to combine teaching a few lessons from the pack and with a visit to the Design Museum's 'Designer Maker User' permanent exhibition Topics include; The politics of the poster and Unlikely materials for everyday jobs
F. L. Wright 1867-1959: Building for Democracy F. L. Wright 1867-1959: Building for Democracy

F. L. Wright 1867-1959: Building for Democracy

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Acclaimed as the "father of skyscrapers", the quintessentially American icon Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was an architect of aspiration. He believed in giving cultivated American life its fitting architectural equivalent and applied his idealism to structures across the continent, from suburban homes to churches, offices, skyscrapers, and the celebrated Guggenheim Museum Wright's work is distinguished by its harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture, and which found its paradigm at Fallingwater, a house in rural Pennsylvania, cited by the American Institute of Architects as "the best all-time work of American architecture". Wright also made a particular mark with his use of industrial materials, and by the simple L or T plan of his Prairie House which became a model for rural architecture across America. Wright was also often involved in many of the interior elements of his buildings, such as the furniture and stained glass, paying particular attention to the balance between individual needs and community activity Exploring Wright's aspirations to augment American society through architecture, this book offers a concise introduction to his at once technological and romantic response to the practical challenges of middle-class Americans
Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form

Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form

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Many designers use folding techniques in their work to make three-dimensional forms from two-dimensional sheets of fabric, cardboard, plastic, metal and many other materials This unique book explains the key techniques of folding, such as pleated surfaces, curved folding and crumpling An elegant, practical handbook, it covers over 70 techniques explained by clear step-by-step drawings, crease pattern drawings, and specially commissioned photography
Future Systems Future Systems

Future Systems

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Future Systems is an architectural and design practice who have rocked the architectural world with their daring forms and inventive design philosophy that merges modern ideas with natural shapes and technological innovations from other fields This book by Deyan Sudjic presents a sophisticated selection of work from the past twenty-five years - some of it previously unpublished It celebrates the perfected accomplishments for which Future Systems are recognised today, as well as looking at the more recent proposals and concepts that continue their forward-looking philosophy Organised according to theme, this innovative format furthermore presents well-known works in a new light, permitting a fresh appreciation of Future Systems' oeuvre today - at their highest point of public acclaim yet
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Grafton Architects Grafton Architects

Grafton Architects

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Dublin-based Grafton Architects (founded by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara in 1978) has built up an impressive body of work over its 40-year history, ranging from houses in Ireland to public buildings in Italy, France, the UK, and Peru In this long-overdue study, respected architectural writer and critic Robert McCarter presents 60 of Grafton's built and unbuilt projects and brings to light their principled and ethical approach, which is committed to making a profound difference to the lives of their buildings' users
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Inside Utopia: Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes Inside Utopia: Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes

Inside Utopia: Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes

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Spectacular and reflective, unpretentious and efficient: the breathtaking Elrod House by John Lautner; the Lagerfeld Apartment near Cannes that seems like a set from a science fiction film; Palais Bulles in France with its organic and unique architecture. These interiors welcome habitation and spark curiosity while embodying the foundations of minimalism and bygone visions of the future Inside Utopia delves into the rhyme and reason behind past designs that we still interact with today The architects, the owners, and the craftsmen like Gio Ponti or Bruce Goff who work behind the scenes created amorphous interiors that invite the mind to wander. At the time they were futuristic, confident, utopian, idealistic— we may not realise it, but they have shaped our current living concepts, and even now, they inspire us anew
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Isay Weinfeld: An Architect from Brazil Isay Weinfeld: An Architect from Brazil

Isay Weinfeld: An Architect from Brazil

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Bauhaus minimalism meets tasteful elegance. The Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld designs houses and hotels in style. From one side of the globe to the other, Isay Weinfeld is one of the most sought-after architects Weinfeld is inimitable in the realm of combining modern elegance with tropical lightness. Under his hand, lushly landscaped courtyards and long corridors open into wide spaces; a view of a pool or a dramatic indoor waterfall The Brazilian architect's works are characterised by glass and concrete, dark wood shades and soft colour accents; all elements of a special brand of distinguished restraint Isay Weinfeld, a volume dedicated to an architect who rarely discusses his own work, shows the full range of homes and hotels designed for prominent artists, actors, filmmakers, and businessmen Previously unpublished photographs visually describe his work and discussions of unique projects give insight into Weinfeld's fine set of skills
Jutaku: Japanese Houses Jutaku: Japanese Houses

Jutaku: Japanese Houses

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Frenetic. Pulsating. Disorienting. Japan’s contemporary culture is constantly in flux, with a host of new architectural practices ushering in an era of continuous experimentation Featuring more than 400 houses - one per page, one image per house - Jutaku: Japanese Houses is a fast-paced, shock to the system that shines a Harajuku–bright neon light on the sheer volume, variety and novelty of contemporary Japanese residential architecture
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Living on Water: Contemporary Houses Framed By Water Living on Water: Contemporary Houses Framed By Water

Living on Water: Contemporary Houses Framed By Water

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Living on Water showcases the finest examples of residential architecture that have one thing in common - their special relationship to water, be it ocean, lake, river, or pool These sumptuous homes have been designed with water as a fundamental key to their very essence - whether built with a water view, built on water itself, or built to be reflected in water - and the results are stunning This is a global tour that provides endless inspiration from 55 residences across 26 countries
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Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move

Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move

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Mobile architecture in all its wonderful variety - a lively collection of mobile, portable, and movable structures of all kinds Celebrate mobile architecture in all its forms with this visual ode to life on the move. Ranging from quirky to sensible and from rustic to deluxe, featured projects include houseboats, huts, and tricked-out caravans, alongside disaster shelters, wearable structures, and futuristic prototypes This compactly designed package features more than 250 colour photographs and a smart, engaging layout that will appeal to anyone who appreciates the power of good design
Modern Architecture Since 1900

Modern Architecture Since 1900

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A penetrating analysis of the modern architectural tradition and its origins by William J R Curtis Since its first publication in 1982, Modern Architecture Since 1900 has become established as a contemporary classic For the third edition the text has been radically revised and expanded, incorporating much new material and a fresh appreciation of regional identity and variety Worldwide in scope, it combines a clear historical outline with masterly analysis and interpretation Technical, economic, social and intellectual developments are brought together in a comprehensive narrative which provides a setting for the detailed examination of buildings Throughout the book the author's focus is on the individual architect, and on the qualities that give outstanding buildings their lasting value
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Municipal Dreams Municipal Dreams

Municipal Dreams

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Municipal Dreams offers a narrative history of council housing-from slums to the Grenfell Tower, bringing the national story of housing to life In this landmark reappraisal of council housing, historian John Boughton presents an alternative history of Britain. Rooted in the ambition to end slum living, and the ideals of those who would build a new society, Municipal Dreams looks at how the state's duty to house its people decently became central to our politics. The book makes it clear why that legacy and its promise should be defended Traversing the nation in this comprehensive social, political and architectural history of council housing, Boughton offers a tour of some of the best and most remarkable of our housing estates-some happily ordinary, some judged notorious. He asks us to understand their complex story and to rethink our prejudices His accounts include extraordinary planners and architects who wished to elevate working men and women through design; the competing ideologies that have promoted state housing and condemned it; the economic factors that have always constrained our housing ideals; the crisis wrought by Right to Buy; and the evolving controversies around regeneration. Boughton shows how losing the dream of good housing has weakened our community and hurt its most vulnerable-as was seen most catastrophically in the fire at Grenfell Tower
My Life in Design Sir Terence Conran

My Life in Design Sir Terence Conran

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Terence Conran tells the story of the Conran brand over the last 60 years A diverse, remarkable career including the founding of Habitat, The Design Museum and his own extensive work in product design, furniture, catalogues and books Forward by Thomas Heatherwick, featuring more than 400 photographs and drawings
Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things

Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things

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The most wide-ranging, comprehensive and inclusive book on small-scale architecture ever published An inspiring, surprising and fun collection of 300 works of small-scale architecture including demountable, portable, transportable and inflatable structures as well as pavilions, installations, sheds, cabins, pods, capsules and tree houses
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Petite Places: Clever Interiors for Humble Homes Petite Places: Clever Interiors for Humble Homes

Petite Places: Clever Interiors for Humble Homes

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Great inspiration for small spaces! Petite Places presents clever solutions for compact living From living rooms and kitchens to bedrooms and bathrooms, small spaces can offer immense possibilities, if only the interior is well considered By showing a variety of projects in different styles – from reduced and pragmatic to cosy – Petite Places delves into how small homes are being designed today, delivering insights from interior designers and architects. Floor plans will allow you to translate inspirations from the book into your home Living in small spaces is not a new phenomenon. By looking at pioneering projects from times gone by, one starts to understand where modern living concepts draw ideas from Clever furniture and storage solutions create more room to cook, relax, read in a comfortable nook, or work from home. Explore how you can add striking changes to your modest home with only a few tweaks
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Snarkitecture Snarkitecture

Snarkitecture

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The first monograph on Snarkitecture, a New York-based collaborative and innovative design studio with an introduction by Maria Cristina Didero Fast becoming one of the world's most sought-after studios, Snarkitecture has designed installations, architecture, products, and furniture for a diverse range of clients including COS, Kith, Calvin Klein, the New Museum, Kartell, and Beats by Dr. Dre This book presents more than 70 of the studio's projects and investigates how its founders, artist Daniel Arsham and architect Alex Mustonen, work at the interface between their disciplines to come up with some of the most beguiling and fascinating designs seen in recent years
Sou Fujimoto

Sou Fujimoto

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The first comprehensive monograph on Japan's most creative, experimental and visionary architect, Sou Fujimoto Born and bred in Hokkaido, Fujimoto received his undergraduate degree in architecture from Tokyo University before embarking on an uncharted, solo exploration that probed the possibilities of architecture Unfettered by the ideas and practices of others, Fujimoto's work has clarity of thought and purity of execution seldom seen Fujimoto garnered significant international attention for his popular 2013 Serpentine Pavilion in London (Fujimoto was the youngest architect to receive the highly-regarded commission) In 2012 he was part of the Japanese team that won a Golden Lion award for Best National Participation at the Venice Architecture Biennale for their design of alternative housing concepts for the homes that were destroyed by the tsunami
Spectrum by John Pawson Spectrum by John Pawson

Spectrum by John Pawson

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John Pawson, globally acclaimed miminalist architect and the man behind the architectural design of the Design Museum, celebrates colours through 320 inspiring photographs A multi-coloured journey across the world through a carefully curated sequence of images. Spectrum is a celebration of colour from one of the most unexpected sources. His architecture might be known for its limited colour palette, but his photographs tell a different story. Pawson is always taking photographs of patterns, details, textures, and spatial arrangements that often inform and inspire his work
The Architect Says: A Compendium of Quotes, Witticisms, Bons Mots, Insights and Wisdom on the Art of Building Design (Words of Wisdom)

The Architect Says: A Compendium of Quotes, Witticisms, Bons Mots, Insights and Wisdom on the Art of Building Design (Words of Wisdom)

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The Architect Says is a colorful compendium of quotations from more than one hundred of history’s most opinionated design minds Paired on page spreads like guests at a dinner party, these sets of quotes convey a remarkable depth and diversity of thinking Alternately wise and amusing, this elegant gem of a book makes the perfect gift for architects, students, and anyone curious about the ideas and personalities that have helped shape our built world
The Edifice Complex: The Architecture of Power

The Edifice Complex: The Architecture of Power

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The Edifice Complex explores the intimate and inextricable relationship between power, money and architecture in the twentieth century How and why have presidents, prime ministers, mayors, millionaires and bishops come to share such a fascination with grand designs? From Blair to Mitterrand, from Hitler to Stalin to Saddam Hussein, architecture has become an end in itself, as well as a means to an end This is a book of genuine timeliness, throwing new light on the motivations of the rich and powerful around the world - and on the ways they seek to affect us Paperback 464 pages Dimensions: 11.1 x 3.2 x 18.1cm
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The Future Starts Here The Future Starts Here

The Future Starts Here

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Design will play an ever increasing role on every aspect of our future. From our DNA to the cosmos, from our planet to our desks, our futures will be mapped by the objects we use and the people who build them. This book explores the forking paths of future development, taking in corporate products backed by millions in venture capital to alternative bottom-up strategies dreamed up by individuals working in small groups The Future Starts Here examines the cutting edge of technology and how it shapes our everyday lives. Looking at real objects being developed today – including a UAV by Facebook designed to beam the internet down from space, to a robot developed by UC Berkeley which will do the laundry – expert authors show how design and technology impact every level of life, from sub-microscopic aspects of the human body to the entire planet. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, it asks how we can use technology to shape the future of our world. The staggering developments featured here are all happening now, it is up to us to ensure they create a future for us all
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The Tale of Tomorrow: Utopian Architecture in the Modernist Realm The Tale of Tomorrow: Utopian Architecture in the Modernist Realm

The Tale of Tomorrow: Utopian Architecture in the Modernist Realm

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Driven by idealistic visions, utopian architecture aimed to overcome social divisions and political strife, to put us in touch with nature, and to enable us to live humane, healthy lives. For half a century, it was both hope and inspiration The Tale of Tomorrow surveys this diverse twentieth-century phenomenon, featuring renowned works like The House of the Century or the TWA terminal, as well as lesser-known masterpieces, and profiling major thinkers such as Oscar Niemeyer, Le Corbusier, and Eero Saarinen. By digging through archives, corresponding with descendants of departed architects, and restoring photographs, the collection of utopian approaches herein maintains a visual power and infectious optimism Looking at past dreams, The Tale of Tomorrow is a call to reclaim our future

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