The Landscape of Contemporary Infrastructure
Indispensable and fundamental: essential design strategies for infrastructure – reavailable!
This book, which since its initial publication has become a standard work for designers of infrastructure, provides a fundamental approach to infrastructure based on four characteristics: as the cause of increased mobility, as a physical presence, as an initiator of movement, and as a collective shared experience of space.
These characteristics form the guideline for four chapters that describe a typology of the design concepts that are used worldwide in current practice. Each chapter is illustrated with key projects from around the world, by designers such as Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki and OMA. The authors show how the creative power of architecture is essential for contemporary and optimal infrastructure. The result is an indispensable tool for anyone who works with the design of infrastructure.
ISBN 978-94-6208-239-7 | 2. edition | February 2016 | available | Marcel Smets, Kelly Shannon | design: Gerards Ontwerpers | English | paperback | 23,5 x 28 cm | 272 pages | illustrated (475 full color)