Future Systems by Deyan SudjicFuture Systems by Deyan Sudjic

Future Systems

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Hardcover | November 7, 2006

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The Definitive Book on the Work of Future Systems"A building has to last, it just can't be about fashion."- Jan KaplickyCan the ordinary be made unfamiliar and new?How can a simple objectelevate the way in which one lives?Can structure and content blurseamlessly into one?Does every house have to have eight corners? Theseare only some of the questions posed and answered by the innovativearchitecture and design practice, Future Systems, that are breaking moldsand boundaries worldwide.FUTURE SYSTEMS, by Dejan Sudjic, the mostextensive exploration of the inventive architectural firm ever published.Future Systems, founded by Jan Kaplicky, is an architectural designpractice established in 1979 that has become recognized worldwide forconsistently challenging traditional preconceptions of space anddemonstrating environmental concern and efficiency. They have surprised thearchitectural world with their daring forms and inventive design philosophythat merges modern ideas with natural shapes. The result is anuncompromised look that redefines architectural language while fusingcontemporary form and function. After establishing themselves with creativeprojects and architectural competitions (2nd place, InternationalCompetition, Bibliotheque de France, Paris, 1989) they soon obtained widerrecognition with the Lord's Cricket Ground Media Centre (London,1994). They went on to gain other important commissions from fashion names likeComme des Garcons (New York, 1998) and Marni (London, 1999) and today arecelebrated for their new flagship store for Selfridges in Birmingham (UK,2003).FUTURE SYSTEMS presents a selection of work from the last twenty-fiveyears, some previously unpublished.It celebrates Future Systems' finishedwork, as well as looks at more recent proposals and concepts that continuetheir forward-looking philosophy, such as the Maserati Museum, Modena(2004).Organized according to themes such as objects, houses, shoppingand landmarks, this innovative format will also present well-known works ina new light.This book offers a fresh look at one of the 21st centuries most creativeand innovative architecture and design firms.With a well-informed andaccessible text by one of today's most respected architecture critics, thismonograph is an essential addition to any design library.It is theperfect gift for students of architecture as well as anyone with aninterest in the future of 21st century design.
Title:Future SystemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 11.5 × 10 × 1.25 inPublished:November 7, 2006Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0714844691

ISBN - 13:9780714844695

Appropriate for ages: 13

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