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AGAINST THE GRAIN. Marcelo Spina et al. Yale School of Architecture, Yale University, New Haven, 2016. Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship, 7. Distributed by Actar D/Actar Distribution Inc., New York. 160 pp. with 240 ills. (117 col.). 30 x 21 cm. LC 2016-942285 ISBN 9781945150081 In English.
Publisher's description: Against the Grain, features the work of three studios of the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professors at Yale. Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich in "Brutal Beauty: Piles, Monoliths and the Incongruous Whole" explored ways to make mute icons through monolithic form so that the buildings were foreign to their context and difficult to read formally for a film center in Los Angeles. Dan Wood in "Boulevard Triumphant: ecological infrastructure, architecture, modernization, and the image of the city" a studio for a civic center in Gabon that challenged the architectural language in Africa beyond the clichés and nostalgia to create an architecture that embodied a new ambition. Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi in "Timber Innovation District: new timber technologies and contemporary high performance wood architecture" researched wood as a material for larger-scale projects for a site on New Haven's working waterfront, with projects ranging from bridges to manufacturing facilities and multi-family housing. Edited by Jackie Kow and Nina Rappaport the book is designed by MGMT.design and is distributed by Actar D.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 73,55
Worldwide Number: 174343
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