The Sky's the Limit: Applying Radical Architecture

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Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann, Sofia Borges
Gestalten, 2012 - 271 pagine
New possibilities for seemingly impossible buildings and spaces. In contemporary architecture nothing appears to be impossible anymore. Today, every form, every space, and every idea--no matter how visionary, radical, or absurd--seems to be not only conceivable, but also technically feasible. Innovative materials and digital construction tools are enabling a new generation of architects, engineers, and designers to build structures that would have previously remained mere dreams. Against this background, buildings, rooms, and installations are being created that are both sculptural and atmospheric. What makes these experimental structures different from those created earlier in the new millennium is that they meld their playful side with rigorous usability. Despite their radical nature, they are made to facilitate comfortable living and effective work. The Sky's the Limit is a collection of inspiring projects by both young and established protagonists of this recent evolution in architecture. The book features spectacularly formed structures and facades as well as new interpretations of walls, ceilings, and floors. Interiors and exteriors of temporary projects and urban interventions are found alongside those of buildings designed to be permanent. The Sky's the Limit challenges architects, engineers, interior designers, artists, booth builders, material experts, and exhibition planners to unleash the potential of cutting-edge building developments. The book is a visual journey to structures at the outer limit of our spatial imagination made more compelling by the fact that they actually exist.

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