Unbuilt Masterworks of the 21st Century

Unbuilt Masterworks of the st Century 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 devel

  • Title: Unbuilt Masterworks of the 21st Century
  • Author: Will Jones
  • ISBN: 9780500342541
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 tooWhat 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 J rgen 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 than 600 illustrations have not been seen outside the practices themselves.

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    1. A dizzying array of forward design lives in this fat book of fantasies. As Will Jones explains, projects don't make b/c a scheme is not selected in competition, costs soar above budgets or people don't get along. 100 architecture projects in 900 computer and hand drawn images represent perhaps 40 firms. UK, USA, China, UAE, and Russia and its former territories have larger groupings although its certainly a global effort. France, Australia, Sudan, and Switerland offer fine projects as well. Seve [...]

    2. unbuilt masterworks is one of those books that are a compilation of projects that were proposed by architects and starchitects but were never built. some of the projects are really interesting, especially those that have an element of urban planning and thinking. I feel like my view and interest of architecture has shifted from a single building to a larger urban scale. I love cities more than I love individual buildings. some of these projects are really weird and innovative. they're technologi [...]

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