Structure As Design: 23 Projects That Wed Structure and Interior Design

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Structure as Design is a unique exploration of the way designers use the necessary structural elements of a building as a part of its interior design. Edgy, intriguing, and modern, each of these interiors adopts industrial building materials or the physical structure of the building—support beams, heating and ventilation systems, partitions, fenestration—as interior design elements.

Includes 225 full-color photographs as well as plans and detailed drawings

Examples include the work of Finish architect Riema Pietola, who uses concrete to great effect in the Cavela Church, and Toy Ito’s use of punched metal on his Tower of Winds in Japan.

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Isabel Allen trained as an architect before going into architectural journalism. Based in London, she is an award-winning journalist, and editor of the Architects' Journal. Ms. Allen has been a visiting critic and lecturer at various schools of architecture in the U.K.

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The garden pavilion was created to be harmonious with the exterior landscape, providing a tranquil and sheltered environment in which to enjoy the rich natural landscape with its spectacular river views. Though the technical, structural detailing of the cantilevered building proved challenging, the final result presents an interior informed by the structure of the building. The sculptural form of the structure curves and twists taking advantage of the river views. A cantilevered floor stretches across the lake providing occupants with a rich visual journey across the water. The experience of being on the water. The experience of being in the water is heightened by areas of transparent glass flooring. The building is shaded by the dramatically extended roof overhang, providing shelter to an otherwise open interior...The overall effect is contemplative and peaceful.

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