Building for Tomorrow
Visionary Architecture from Around the World
- ISBN 9780500290903
- 28.00 x 24.00 cm
- 235 Illustrations, 235 in colour
- First published 2013
‘A sleek, slick account of iconic contemporary buildings’ – The Financial Times
‘A rattling good read’– RIBA Journal
‘The future encapsulated in one fascinating read … you will be astonished by the range of buildings in the book, from the giant tentacled octopus Kunsthaus in the Austrian city of Graz, and Selfridges’ metal-studded curvaceous superstore in Birmingham, to Calatrava’s completely weird and beautiful City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia’– The Evening Standard
Architects have always dreamed of shaping the future, of building utopian worlds filled with seemingly impossible structures that break with the past to propel mankind far into the twenty-first century and beyond.
Building for Tomorrow reviews over forty such visionary projects that appear to come from futures that mankind has so far only imagined. Over thirty international architects, from famous names to little-known innovators, have combined the latest technological advances with their boundless creative energy to bring their constructions into being. In so doing they have blurred the line that separates the realities of our everyday environment from the cinematic realms of science fiction.
Paul Cattermole is a full-time writer and researcher working with a practice covering the fields of architecture, master-planning and landscape design. He is the author of five books exploring both contemporary and historic architecture and design.
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