This product may not be available anymore.
for similar products.
CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Provides a fascinating glimpse into an architectural practice's ambitions and
design process, and a treasure trove of design ideas. What happens to the
projects that are produced for international competitions when they don’t win?
Or the grand plans for which hundreds of thousands of dollars or euros are
spent in research and development but which are never built? Or the proposals
for speculative builders who can’t, in the end, raise the money? Or the
buildings commissioned by governments which are too visionary to be
constructed? A single image might appear in professional journals, but most of
the plans will disappear, never to be seen again. This book features one
hundred of the best unbuilt projects proposed since the turn of the millennium
by some of the world’s greatest contemporary architects, including Norman
Foster, Rem Koolhaas/OMA, Foreign Office Architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro,
and Zaha Hadid, as well as rising stars such as Jürgen Mayer H Architects and
Asymptote. Arranged in sections according to function—entertainment spaces,
museums, urban plans, education, habitation—the projects are presented in
detail through texts that consider the importance of the designs and assess why
they weren’t built, along with renderings and plans. Many of the more than 600
illustrations have not been seen outside the practices themselves. 747 color,
153 b&w illustrations