Building as Ornament: Iconography in Contemporary Architecture
Publisher: nai010 Publishers ISBN: 9789462080447 Author: Michiel van Raaij Format: Softcover, 160pp, 120x200 mm
The ornament is back in architecture, but now on the scale of the building as a whole. One letter out of the alphabet, a pile of pebbles or a national emblem – the diversity of forms the new architecture can take seems infinite.
In this book, Michiel van Raaij, editor-in-chief of Architectenweb, investigates in ten interviews how this new architecture emerged in the late 1990s and how it developed at the start of the twenty-first century.
Includes interviews with Auke van der Woud, Denise Scott Brown, Charles Jencks, Adriaan Geuze, Michiel Riedijk, Alejandro Zaero-Polo, Ben van Berkel, Steven Holl, Winy Maas and Bjarke Ingels.