Here today, gone tomorrow
Architecture on the move
As economic problems make some shy away from grandiose, long-lasting buildings, a wave of new temporary buildings and architectural is sweeping over the planet. These can have uses from emergency relief to concert or performance venues. Another fascinating area that is covered here is exhibition and fair design, a veritable treasure trove of exciting designs that come and go in the space of a week or less, to show fashion, jewelry or design. Fashion shows or art displays are all part of this dynamic trend that includes some of the great names in contemporary architecture like Zaha Hadid or Rem Koolhaas, but also many architects that you have never heard of until now!
Featured architects and practices include:
Werner Aisslinger, Atelier Bow Wow, Aybar Mateos, Cecil Balmond, Shigeru Ban, Bernardes Jacobsen, BIG, Alberto Campo Baeza, Carmody Groarke, Santiago Cirugeda, Coop Himmelblau, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Ecosistema Urbano, Olafur Eliasson, Ammar Eloueini, Essentia, Established & Sons, Fantastic Norway, Mark Fisher, Massimiliano Fuksas, Laurent Grasso & Pascal Grasso, Zaha Hadid, Heatherwick, Institute of Computational Design, Toyo Ito, Adam Kalkin, Ken Min Architects, Koers Mulder, Adolf Krischanitz, Liu Jiakun, LOT-EK, MAPT, Miralles Tagliabue, MOS, Eric Owen Moss, NASA, Ivan Navarro, Jean Nouvel, OBRA Architects, OMA, OMD, John Pawson, Philippe Rahm, Raumlabor Berlin, Francesc Rif?, Michael Rojkind, Rotor, Tomas Saraceno, SO-IL, Tamassociati, Javier Terrados Cepeda, UNStudio, Helena Willemeit, Tokujin Yoshioka
Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN's Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.