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PELLI CLARKE PELLI ARCHITECTS. Michael J. Crosbie. Birkhauser-Verlag fur Architektur, Basel, 2013. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Walter de Gruyter, GmbH, Berlin. 302 pp. with 506 ills. (385 col.). 30 x 26 cm. ISBN 9783034608251 In English.
Publisher's description: Visions for the contemporary city Pelli Clarke Pelli, founded in 1977 by Cesar Pelli, is an architectural office of worldwide renown. They are known in particular for their elegant and technically advanced tower designs. These are usually characterized by taut, seamless envelopes without exposed profiles -- their visual structure is achieved by subtly staggered forms or variations in the color or materiality of the facade glazing. The unusual office structure of Pelli Clarke Pelli informs the work: an almost craft-like perception of architectural design and a close personal relation with the client are typical for their approach. A model-making workshop within the office helps to find the appropriate form. Many projects also fulfill urbanistic roles: They create urban spaces or act as iconic landmarks within the city fabric. The publication encompasses a selection of works from the past eight years. Amongst the documented projects are Bloomberg Tower in New York, Minneapolis Central Library, Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco, National Museum of Art in Osaka, Xiao Bai Lo Tower in Tianjin and Torre Cajasol in Sevilla.
Artist(s):Pelli Clarke Pelli (firm); Pelli, Cesar; Clarke, Fred
Indexing: Western, Latin America — Argentina, United States — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 153411
Hardcover $84.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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