10 X 10:10 critics, 100 architects

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10 x 10 is a kaleidoscopic view of new architecture in the world today. 100 emerging architects have been selected by 10 leading international architecture curators and critics. Each critic has also selected and listed 10 cultural references - including designed objects, books, films, themes, and movements - to reveal a dynamic range of influences in today's design environment. The book is unique in architectural publishing and provides a truly global view of the most imaginative and important architects not only of today but also of the future. This monumental book is itself architecturally designed, with a plastic lenticular three-dimensional cover and an innovative shifting grid page design, which packs in over 1,500 striking images in 468 pages. The absorbing tome is presented alphabetically by architect in an dynamically direct A-Z format that results in arresting sequences with the turn of each page, making 10 x 10 an invigorating examination of contemporary architecture and culture. The book features over 250 buildings and projects dating from 1990 to the present. These consist of recently-built works, as well as projects currently under construction. 10 x 10 journeys around the globe from multi-million dollar schemes such as the Yokohama International Port Terminal in Japan by Foreign Office Architects; through projects such as the tiny timber summer house in Risor, Norway designed by Carl-Viggo Holmebakk; to the digital world of the Guggenheim Virtual Museum by Asymptote Architecture.From traditional to conceptual, this book mirrors the immensely diverse factors that form and fuel architectural practice and experimentation, to illustrate the most innovative responses to changing technologies and social conditions. Encompassing environmental, industrial, urban, technological, and virtual dimensions, 10 x 10 showcases an abundance of homes, workplaces, religious centres, and places of entertainment. This is a vigorous battlefield of architectural ideas: each critic has been specially commissioned to write an essay supporting their selection of architects, in some cases challenging the selections of other critics, and also giving their own view on contemporary trends in architecture.10 x 10 is not only an essential source book, but the ultimate design object celebrating the architectural future.

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This is a comprehensive view of contemporary architecture, presenting the work of 100 exceptional international architects. It provides an opportunity to see a diverse, inspirational collection of recent work, selected by 10 of the world's best informed architectural critics. The architects are presented in A-Z order, with four pages allocated to each practice, including an accompanying text by one of the ten critics. It is intended to be a global selection. Some of the architects have yet to gain recognition worldwide, but among the names are those who have achieved international publicity and acclaim for their work during the mid-1990s. The work shown here features over 250 buildings and projects, including recent built work as well as projects currently under construction, due for completion in the 21st century. The work also features 10 essays written by the critics specially for this publication, which give their view of current architectural issues. In addition, they have chosen 10 cultural references, from designed objects to film, theory and literature, which show the range of influences in today's rapidly changing design environment. Works reproduced in this volume include writings by Italo Calvino, David Mamet and Peter Weibel, among others.

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10 criticsHaig Beck & Jackie Cooper are the editors of UME, an international architectural magazine based in Melbourne. Aaron Betsky is Curator of Architecture, Design and Digital Projects at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Roger Connah is a writer and film-maker who teaches at the Royal School of Stockholm. He is based in Wales and Sweden. Kristin Feireiss is Director of the Netherlands Institute of Architecture in Rotterdam. Jorge Glusberg is Director of the National Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires. Tom Heneghan is an architect based in Tokyo. Moshen Mostavi is Chairman of the Architectural Association School in London. Terence Riley is Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Jaime Salazar is co-editor of Quaderns architectural journal, Barcelona. Neil Spiller is Senior Lecturer at Bartlett School of Architecture, London. 100 ArchitectsAbalos + Herreros; Atelier Hitoshi Abe; Marcos Acayaba; ACTAR Arquitectura; Aja Espil Cobelo; Allen + Smout; Allford Hall Monaghan Morris; AMP Arquitectos; Anamorphosis; Andresen O'Gorman; Jun Aoki; ARRAK; Ashton Raggatt McDougall; Asymptote Architecture; Cecil Balmond; Shigeru Ban; Barkow Leibinger Architekten; Baumschlager Eberle; Michael Bell; Gautam Bhatia/Architecture Alliance; De Blacam + Meagher; Will Bruder; Caruso St John; Kees Christiaanse; Brad Cloepfil/Allied Works Architecture; Preston Scott Cohen; D'ECOi; Neil M Denari Architects; Denton Corker Marshall; Donovan Hill; Winka Dubbeldam/Archi-Tectonics; Dunne + Raby; Shin Egashira; Erick van Egeraat; Engelen Moore; Faivre-Roman; Wolfgang Feyferlik; Foreign Office Architects; GDSI Arquitectura; Xaveer de Geyter; Gigon/Guyer; Giraudi + Wettstein; Christian de Groote; Vicente Guallart; Hodgetts + Fung; Carl-Viggo Holmebakk; Alberto Kalach; Glenda Kapstein Lomboy; Kennedy Violich Architecture; Mathias Klotz; Koning Eizenberg; Kengo Kuma; Lab; Lacaton Vassal; Leeser Architecture; Leon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten; Duncan Lewis; Greg Lynn/FORM; Michael Maltzan; Peter Markli; Meili + Peter; Mikko Metsahonkala/Quad; Willy Muller + THB Consulting; MVRDV; Hiroshi Nakao; Neutelings/Riedijk; Ben Nicholson; Njiric + Njiric; Jo Noero; Marcos Novak; NOX; OCEAN; Shinichi Ogawa; One Architecture; Eeva Pelkonen + Turner Brooks; Peripheriques; Porras + La Casta; Rob Wellington Quigley; Kevin Rhowbotham; Riegler Riewe; Robbrecht + Daem; Enric Ruiz-Geli/Cloud 9; Sanaksenaho Architects; Sauerbruch Hutton; Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA; Smith-Miller + Hawkinson; Soriano + Asociados; Souto Moura Arquitectos; Billy Springall + Miguel Angel Lira; James Sterling; Stutchbury Pape; Jyrki Tasa; TEN Arquitectos; 24/seven: Zoe Smith + Graeme Williamson; UN Studio Van Berkel + Bos; West 8; Sarah Wigglesworth + Jeremy Till; Anders Wilhelmson; Wood/Marsh; Riken Yamamoto + Field Shop.

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