The Sky's the Limit

Applying Radical Architecture
New possibilities for seemingly impossible buildings and spaces.
Editors: 
R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, S. Borges
Release Date: 
May 2012
Format: 
24 x 30 cm
Features: 
288 pages, full color, hardcover
Language: 
English
ISBN: 
978-3-89955-422-9
Catalog Price: 
$78.00
Shop Price: $78.00
 

About This Book

Thanks to innovations in building materials, design technologies, and construction tools, a new generation of architects can finally realize structures that would have previously remained mere dreams. This emergence of a new vernacular of radically sculpted buildings, rooms, and installations melds rigorous usability with a playful and cutting edge aesthetic, facilitating highly functional yet undeniably exhilarating spaces.


The Sky’s the Limit serves as a compelling exploration of these seemingly impossible, yet surprisingly practical structures and spaces. Unleashing the creative potential offered by the latest developments in design and construction, this book presents spectacularly formed buildings, façades, and interiors as well as inspiring temporary projects and urban interventions by both young and established talents. The projects featured here have all been built, are actively in use, and transport us to the outer limits of our spatial imagination.

 

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In contemporary architecture, nothing appears impossible anymore. Today, every form, space, and idea—no matter how visionary, radical, or confounding—proves not only conceivable, but also technically feasible. Advances in innovative materials and digital construction tools empower a new generation of architects, engineers, and designers to build structures that would have previously remained mere dreams. This emergence of a new vernacular of radically sculpted buildings, rooms, and installations melds rigorous usability with a playful and cutting edge aesthetic, facilitating highly functional yet undeniably exhilarating spaces.


The Sky’s the Limit serves as a compelling and international exploration of these seemingly impossible, yet surprisingly practical structures and spaces by both young and established talents. Within the book, spectacularly formed permanent buildings mingle alongside expressive interiors and exteriors for both temporary projects and urban interventions.


The Sky’s the Limit challenges architects, engineers, interior designers, artists, booth builders, material experts, and exhibition planners to discover and develop innovative design and construction techniques. The projects featured here have all been built and are actively in use, transporting us to the outer limits of our spatial imagination.


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