By Rodolfo Machado, Rodolphe el-Khoury

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A variety of architectural works lately accomplished across the world express a specific sensibility top defined by means of the time period "monolithic". a few of these works have already bought a undeniable notoriety, essentially because of their robust actual presence in very important city settings. Others are nonetheless below development or have not begun to be discovered. This ebook provides this debatable modern phenomenon to most of the people. having a look heavily at numerous constructions in Europe, Japan and the USA, the essayists got down to outline monolithic structure in its higher context, looking for its actual and conceptual roots in prior instances and presenting the explanation why such buildings either resolution convinced modern questions and galvanize emphatic public reaction. The works comprise initiatives by means of such confirmed figures as Peter Eisenman (Max Reinhardt Haus, Berlin) and Rem Koolhaas (Sea exchange Centre, Zeebrugge, Belgium), in addition to via up-and-coming architects, resembling Herzog and de Meuron (Signal field, Basel, Switzerland) and Phillipe Samyn (Belgian Forestry division Shell, Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium). The tasks variety from grand public showcases (Jean Nouvel's Tokyo Opera residence) to non-public houses (Ungers and Kinslow's T-House, Wilton, New York), hence demonstrating that monoliths should not easily enormous yet, quite, resonant of sure different characteristics. those structures essentially proportion an severe economic system and ease of total shape; such a lot attribute is their skill to bring great eloquence with only a few formal capacity. a few undertake easy, hassle-free configurations, others restrict extra gestural impulses to a transparent and unmarried utterance. so much comprise significant planimetric and sectional complexities inside of strict volumetric restraint. All have a monolithic personality that ostensibly defies present preoccupation with fragmentation and heterogeneity. This presentation of provocative yet lesser-known tasks via outstanding figures at the modern architectural scene is a contribution to the continued debate concerning shape - and formalism - in structure and an invaluable addition to each structure library. This ebook files an exhibition prepared via The Heinz Architectural Centre, The Carnegie Museum of artwork, Pittsburgh with Rodolfo Machado and Rodolphe el-Khoury serving as guest-curators.

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