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Bigger Picture: Designing Better Places Edaw by Fay Sweet

The Bigger Picture profiles the internationally renowned architecture and environment consulting practice EDAW and offers an insight into the unique portfolio of EDAW's work. With offices all over the world the firm is at the leading edge of designing for climate change, embracing full environmental, economic and social sustainability and the careful use of the world's natural resources. The Bigger Picture: Designing Better Places provides an insight into the workings of this extraordinary company, in which multidisciplinary teams combine the skills of master-planners and architects with environmental experts, economists and landscape designers to create holistic solutions. The fusion of design, environment, economics and planning allows EDAW to balance aesthetic, environmental and social goals. The Bigger Picture provides a showcase of 30 recent projects, following the work process from initial research and assessment, through concept stages, community consultation, planning and construction to completion. The projects range from mega-projects such as designing an entire city with the Arab World's first Guggenheim Museum and London's 2012 Olympic Park to smaller plans such as intimate gardens for children across the US and the restoration of a vast swathe of former salt ponds in San Francisco Bay. Alongside project profiles, the book includes short essays putting the firm's work into context from a collection of prestigious experts in the field. Contributors including Frank Gehry, president of US architecure firm Frank O Gehry & Associates and Howard Bernstein, chief executive of Manchester City Council. Underpinning EDAW's work is a commitment to innovation, design quality, social inclusion and sensitivity to the environment and The Bigger Picture is the first book on this fascinating company and its working practices. The book is generously illustrated with photographs, sketches, maps and plans and is designed by Pentagram. AUTHOR: Fay Sweet works for EDAW as an in-house writer and editor. She writes about architecture and design and has written for several newspapers, and for more than 30 design-related books including bestsellers such as Space, ScandiModern and Vintage Furniture. Fay has worked for BBC Radio 3 and 4 and appeared as an architecture and design commentator on many TV programmes. ILLUSTRATIONS 389 colour & b/w illustrations

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Bigger Picture: Designing Better Places Edaw by Fay Sweet
Fay Sweet
Used - Like New
Hardback
Black Dog Publishing London UK
2009-09-02
368
1906155798
9781906155797
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