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This title deals with the challenges that architects and designers face in creating spaces that can be rapidly constructed, taken down and even relocated. In revealing the cutting-edge techniques that are allowing static architectural forms to go mobile, the diverse examples provided in this book will capture readers' attention and imagination. The most up-to-date and comprehensive work on the subject, 'New Portable Architecture' is an in-depth compilation of one of the newest areas in architecture. It covers a wide range of possibilities within the field and, at the same time, it provides a unique fusion of creative design, adaptability and sustainability. Colour illustrations

 

Details

ISBN: 9788415967231
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 240
Publication Date: 27 Oct 2014
Publisher: Promopress
Publication City, Country: Barcelona, Spain
Dimensions (cm): 28.5(H) x 21(L) x 2.5(W)
Weight (gm): 1451

 

Reviews

"Published under a single cover is a most wide-ranging presentation of moveable structures. The big and the small, the sensible and the quirky, the rustic and the deluxe, the serious and the entertaining, even the exotic, are offered on the pages of this new book. In the times in which we currently live, these projects - some more than others, of course- cannot help but inspire ideas and cause one to ponder the possibilities of an alternative approach to habitation. Now, let us imagine for a moment that everyone lived in a yurt or a tree house" Anna Sansom in DAMn , A Magazine on Contemporary Culture.

 

Author Biography

Wang Shaoqiang is a professor at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, where he is dean of the design, visualization and animation department. He is the founder of Sandu Publishing, whose titles focus on international design, architecture, branding, communication, trends and culture, and the editor of Design 360 magazine and Asia-Pacific Design. He has been invited to lecture at numerous universities, design academies and organizations, and he has also been a jury member for China's most prestigious design and illustration awards.
New Portable Architecture: Designing Mobile & Temporary Structures
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