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OP CROSSOVER: CECIL BALMOND. Prestel-Verlag, Munich, 2013. 720 pp. with 628 ills. (371 col.). 19 x 16 cm. ISBN 9783791345222 In English.
Publisher's description: Hailed by friend and frequent collaborator Rem Koolhaas as having "almost single-handedly shifted the ground in engineering... and enabled architecture to be imagined differently," Cecil Balmond has achieved the kind of rockstar status and notoriety that is most often associated with architects. This newest book outlines more than a dozen international projects: bridges, towers, pavilions, and sculptures that embody the notion of crossover, which Balmond describes as the movement between idea and substance through pattern. Balmond's journal notes, sketches, and commentary accompany photographs, drawings, and plans for each project. The book includes the Weave Bridge at the University of Pennsylvania, a poetic solution to a pedestrian problem; the Serpentine Pavilion at London's Kensington Gardens; ArcelorMittal Orbit at the site of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London; and the CCTV tower in Beijing. Crossover, like its predecessor informal, is destined to become required reading for all students of modern architecture and engineering.
Artist(s):Balmond, Cecil
Indexing: Western, Europe, Non-Western in a Western Style, Asia (Western Style) — Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Great Britain — Post-2000 — Architecture — Non-American Minority Artists
Plans: 74
Worldwide Number: 150278
Hardcover Out of Print / No Longer Available.

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