Provides a fascinating glimpse into an architectural practice's ambitions and design process, and a treasure trove of design ideas.What happens to the projects that are produced for international competitions when they don’t win? Or the grand plans for which hundreds of thousands of dollars or euros are spent in research and development but which are never built? Or the proposals for speculative builders who can’t, in the end, raise the money? Or the buildings commissioned by governments which are too visionary to be constructed? A single image might appear in professional journals, but most of the plans will disappear, never to be seen again.
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Will Jones is a former construction professional whose books include New Transport Architecture and Great Modern Structures. He lives in London.Review:
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- International Design
“A fascinating, profusely illustrated gander at the extraordinary structures designed for international competitions.”
- Metropolitan Home
“Massive and generously illustrated compendium of 100 unbuilt projects is an entertaining idea-generator.”
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Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0500342547
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