Read e-book online Architecture Workbook: Design through Motive PDF

By Sir Peter Cook

ISBN-10: 1118965191

ISBN-13: 9781118965191

Organised into nine elements that spotlight quite a lot of architectural causes, equivalent to ‘Architecture as Theatre’, ‘Stretching the Vocabulary’ and ‘The urban of huge and Small’, the workbook presents inspiring key issues for readers to take their cue from while starting up a layout. explanations hide a wide-range of labor that epitomise the subject matter. those contain ancient and Modernist examples, issues saw on the street, paintings through present cutting edge architects and from Cook’s personal wealthy archive, weaving jointly a wealthy and colourful visible scrapbook of the standard and the architectural, and previous and present.

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040 PETER COOK Hernan Diaz Alonso (Xefirotarch), Still Flesh, 2012. The sheer virtuosity of Diaz Alonso’s digital work and his personality as a provocateur (as well as his Argentinian love of meat) combine to edge us towards an architecture that has all the succulent qualities found in the organic world but rarely experienced. them. Then a stack of day-hotel rooms. Then a garden break that dribbles down onto the parking tower. Some more consultancies above, then a hotel, then more exclusive consultancies and finally a club.

In other words, suggesting an extension of architectural language egged on by the language of nature. Returning to London, needing a few more days to add in sheets and complete the drawing, I then set forth into colour. Necessarily making the ‘logjams’ (and some of the lateral slivers) blue, so as to suggest them as ‘cliffs’ of glass. Distinguishing, by the choice of colour, the role of the dried-out riverbed, the role of hidden elements, the presence of water, the jokiness of the clowns’ hats.

The lateral thinking of the former and the perverse near-reality of the latter can be more readily understood if one observes carefully the inventiveness (and near-inconsequentiality) of situations portrayed in the Monty Python television series and films of the late 1960s to early 1980s. 031 MOTIVE 2: STRETCHING THE VOCABULARY William Heath Robinson, Carrying out the Correspondence Course for Mountain Climbing in the Home, 1928. Heath Robinson’s often zany or ironic contraptions were famous enough to be absorbed into the English language as a reference to absurd or extreme inventions.

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