Inspired by Nature - Minerals
The Building/ Geology Connection
Inspired by Nature - Minerals by Alejandro Bahamon
Book DescriptionInspired by Nature: Minerals gathers together the work of two dozen architects who have looked for solutions in the world of geology, from the models of organization offered by crystals to the inspiration of the earth's relief, mineral voids, volcanoes, and monoliths. Among the built examples are a movie complex (Coop Himmelb(l)au), museums (Daniel Libeskind and Tadao Ando), a theater (Antoine Predock), a residence (Will Bruder), a campus (Dominique Perrault), and more, beautifully illustrated in colorful photos supplemented by plans. The visual analogies underline how architects can find elegant solutions and create new, sustainable and efficient architectonic forms by the close and understanding observation of nature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393732603
(241mm x 203mm x 15mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 2-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Alejandro Bahamon
Alejandro Bahamon, an architect, photographer, and editor of architecture books, is the author of numerous publications on contemporary architecture, including Sketch Plan Build, The Magic of Tents, Treehouses, Glass Houses, Houses on the Edge, and (with Ana Maria Alvarez), Light Color Sound. He lives in Barcelona. Patricia Perez, a landscape engineer, directs the landscape architecture department at the Diputacion de Barcelona and is a professor in the master of landscape architecture program at the Universidad Politecnica de Cataluna.
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