The quality of architectural design need know no geographical, economic or political boundaries. However contrary to this, the majority of the architecture that is brought to the world"s attention, through architects" publicists and the media, tends to be concentrated in USA and the wealthier nations of Europe.
This horizon expanding, curiosity-fuelling issue of Architectural Design brings together new work from the farthest flung edges of the world, much of which has never been published before. The quality of architectural design needs to know no geographical, economic or political boundaries. So why is the majority of the architecture brought to the world's attention concentrated in USA and the wealthier nations of Europe? Off the Radar presents work from countries as diverse as Iceland, Portugal, Chile, India and Guinea and features contributors who are successfully designing and building at the very edges of the world. * Successful "off the radar" contributors bring a refreshing change to the discussion on architectural design today * Presents new work set in unfamiliar surroundings, much of which has not been widely published before * It features interviews with well-known architects, including John Patkau from Vancouver and German del Sol from Santiago, and contributions from John Tuomey from Dublin and Greg Dykkers of Snohetta in Oslo
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Table of Contents
Editorial (Helen Castle). Introduction (Brian Carter and Annette LeCuyer). Edgelessness (Craig Dykers). Iceland (Brian Carter). India (Brian Carter). Guinea (Brian Carter). Chile (Annette LeCuyer). Plenitude, Time and the Emptiness of Space: German del Sol in conversation with Annette LeCuyer and Brian Carter. New Zealand (Brian Carter). Ireland (Brian Carter). Form, Time and Construction (John Tuomey). Portugal (Annette LeCuyer). Austria (Brian Carter). France. Confounding Lightness: Gilles Perraudin (Brian Carter). Canada (Brian Carter). Other Realms of Invention: John Patkau of Patkau Architects in Conversation with Brian Carter. Laboratoires (Nicholas Olsberg). Shelter from the Storm: A Degree Zero Architecture (Brigitte Desrochers). Norway (Annette LeCuyer). Confrontation, Limits and Fracture: The Invention of Site in Sverre Fehn's Hamar Museum (Suzanne Ewing). United States. Inside to Outside/Centre and Edge (Tod Williams and Billie Tsien). AD PLUS. Interior Eye:Outside In (Craig Kellogg). Building Profile: Downland Gridshell at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (Jeremy Melvin). Blurring the Lines: An Exploration of Current CAD/CAM Techniques (Andre Chaszar). Practice Profile: James Carpenter Design Associates + Toshiko Mori Architect (Jayne Merkel). Highlights from Wiley Academy (Abigail Grater). Site Lines: Tree House (Stephen Gage).
Off the Radar by Guest editor Brian Carter
Guest editor Brian Carter
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