Author(s): Philip Jodidio
Today's starchitects. Currents in architecture around the world. "Architecture Now!" has become the international reference for information on what is happening in the world of contemporary architecture. Volume 8 reviews new and exiting projects completed and under construction in the whole world. No style, no building type is ignored, making "Architecture Now! 8" is a true compendium of what anybody interested in buildings today needs to know. From well-known figures such as Zaha Hadid, Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA fame and Thom Mayne of Morphosis, to rising stars like Joshua Prince-Ramus (REX) and Sou Fujimoto and on to less-known architects who are the "stars" of tomorrow like the Indians of Studio Mumbai, the Norwegian Todd Saunders, the Spaniards Nieto Sobejano, and the Colombian Giancarlo Mazzanti, or Chinese architects like Wang Shu and Zhu Xiaofeng, they are all here and many more as well. Don't miss this opportunity to see the best of what architecture has to offer...Now! For anyone interested in the zeitgeist and building design in the 21st century, the "Architecture Now!" series is an essential work of reference. Easy-to-navigate illustrated A-Z entries include current and recent projects, biographies, contact information, and websites. The featured architects and practices include: 2012Architecten, 24H Architecture, Effan Adhiwira, AFF Architekten, al bordE, Aparicio + Donaire, Ron Arad, Birk und Heilmeyer, Odile Decq Benoit Cornette, FELIX-DELUBAC, Foster + Partners, Sou Fujimoto, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Manuelle Gautrand, Frank O. Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Hapsitus, HplusF Architects, IA+B, Arata Isozaki, Jakob + MacFarlane, Diebedo Francis Kere, Kengo Kuma, Li Xiaodong, LIN Finn Geipel Giulia Andi, Luis Longhi, LOT-EK, Gurgit Singh Matharoo, Maurer United, Giancarlo Mazzanti, Morphosis, Neri & Hu, Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Ryue Nishizawa, Jean Nouvel, Bassam El Okeily, Olson Kundig Architects, Carlos Ott, Muti Randolph, Rare Architecture, REX, Fernando Romero, Todd Saunders, Savioz Fabrizzi, Kazuyo Sejima & Associates, Studio Mumbai, Terrain, Undurraga Deves, UNStudio, Urbana, Various Architects, Vo Trong Nghia, Isay Weinfeld, Changki Yun, and Peter Zumthor.
Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN's Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.