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Transformations: The Architecture of Penoyre and Prasad

Wydawnictwo: Black Dog Publishing
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Oprawa: miękka,  Format: 20,3x23,1 cm, Stron: 176, 2007 r., książka w języku angielskim

Following almost 20 years in practice, comes Penoyre & Prasads first monograph, Transformations. One of the UKs leading architectural practices, Penoyre & Prasad are renowned for buildings that are centred on peoples experience, are green and visually striking. Transformations provides a comprehensive overview of the practice, their approach and their work, in their own words. With an introduction by Tom Muirhead, the book comprises eight essays written by Sunand Prasad: Purpose; Care; Art; Construction; Time; Limits; Learning and Context. Through these, Prasad details the positions and influences that have informed the practices approach, reveals their way of working and their exchange with current and historic architectural culture. Interspersed throughout these essays are case studies that explore 25 key projects from the practices wide ranging portfolio, including Rushton Street Medical Centre, The Millenium Centre at Eastbrookend Country Park, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Moorfields Eye Hospital, The University of Portsmouth Library and Olney School. Written with clients and users in mind, Transformations strikes a balance between communicating to nonspecialists whilst retaining the depth of the subject of architecture. ""Although increasingly enthused about architecture, much of the general public remains puzzled about just what is it that architects do, let alone why and how they do it. We should be able to explain the thinking behind the spaces and forms we devise, especially as our architecture has claims to being rooted in peoples needs and experience. As our practice has grown we have articulated to each other more and more what our constantly evolving work is about and where it might go. These two intents come together in Transformations in which descriptions of our projects interweaved with an account of their origins. Sunand Prasad.

Review

A straightforward guide as to how two architects have built a career doing what they clearly love and affecting people's lives along the way... it's accessible, informative and interesting... In summary, this book could be described as a triumph of substance over style. Which is not to say that P&P are not concerned with style, because they clearly are. It's just that it feels like the substance of architecture - people - matters more. --The Sesquipedalist

Combining critical analysis and a determination to make the best of it, Transformations and the P&P canon itself make a positive and humane contribution to current discourse and surely offer seeds of optimism for the future. --The Architectural Review