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Compression: Stephen Holl Architects

Compression: Stephen Holl Architects


Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press, ISBN: 9781616898519, Format: Hardcover, 216 x 216mm, 176pp

Steven Holl celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of his landmark book “Anchoring with Compression”, a collection of thirty-five major projects from the past decade. Holl applies concepts from neuroscience, literature, social science, and philosophy to develop the idea of compression: the condensation of material and social forces to create meaningful and sustainable architecture.

A diverse roster of international works includes an expansion of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; academic facilities for Columbia University, Princeton University, and the Glasgow School of Art; urban plans; a harbor gateway for Copenhagen; and an extension of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.All demonstrate Holl’s poetic attention to light, space, and water; a subtle and tactile employment of material and color; and an awareness of architecture’s potentialto connect people through inspiring public spaces.

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