Macio and Anya were asked to consider and share current architecture trends as well as what they think the future holds for the industry. All this plus a few recommended industry reads.
Anya: Perhaps it is the winter talking, but I believe that residential architecture will focus more on the concept of “home” and comfort, rather than on asset and acquisition display. Integrity and genuine honest values are what will shape our future spaces, both residential and commercial.
Macio: Nowadays, much is being written about ‘how buildings are made’, and the socio-political context in which construction is taking place. This will continue to develop as we learn more about sustainability, in the broader sense of the term. We are at the threshold of a paradigm shift – even greater than that of the Industrial Age.
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Beautifully illustrated magnum opus of great Renaissance theorist who reintroduced the glories of ancient architecture and applied musical and mathematical principles to achieve perfection of proportion in architectural design. Reprinted from extremely rare British edition. 68 black-and-white plates.
Perfect Acts of Architecture presents six sets of highly inventive drawings by contemporary avant-garde architects Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis, Peter Eisenman, Bernard Tschumi, Daniel Libeskind, and Thom Mayne. Created between 1972 and 1988, when many architects turned to teaching because economic conditions had drastically curtailed building commissions, these works reflect the period’s intellectual debates and demonstrate graphic experimentation as a proactive mode of research. Each suite of drawings, fully illustrated with superb reproductions, offers great insight into the creative processes of six young designers, who have since gone on to establish major international reputations. To put this “paper architecture” into a broader historical context, Jeffrey Kipnis and Terence Riley provide introductory texts as well as concise commentaries on each of the projects.