Collisions during the design process yield a positive and powerful energy that is crucial to creating a high-performance workplace. The fundamental understanding of collisions involves the interaction of particles (atoms and molecules) that results in the transformation of energy and, more broadly, has systemic and structural implications beyond itself. In practice, PDR advances this concept during the discovery and design phases to enable and encourage collisions with and within the built environment. Successful work environments reflect collisions of exchange, culture, geometry, practice, and elements. Considering these key components increases the chances of a collision being meaningful and productive. PDR creates elegant solutions to complex client challenges by creating and incorporating best practices in interior architecture and design—and by adopting the fundamental building blocks of our universe. PDR walks the reader through these interdisciplinary concepts in a clear, comprehensive and highly illustrated process. This impressive book will resonate with all who are innovative thinkers and seekers of functionally responsive design. Focusing on both tangible and intangible themes, Collisions will provide designers and work culture professionals alike with a rich source of inspiration.
Dimensions: 254mm x 254mm
Page Count: 244
Publication Date: Jan 2017
Colour: Full Colour
As a world-class consultancy and creative design firm, PDR specializes in the delivery of thoughtfully crafted workplaces that enable business performance and remain nimble in the face of rapid change. Using an integrated approach to workplace consulting, design, and architecture, PDR brings innovative solutions to problems confronting businesses and their employees at every step of the workplace journey. For nearly four decades and across 10 million square feet, PDR has empowered workers across the globe to do their best work.
They represent global mobility and our capacity to move anything from anywhere. It is ironic, then, that they are increasingly being used for architectural installations, forming more static temporary and permanent structures, including housing. This book provides an informative overview of the advent of containerization and investigates a great range of modern architectural applications. It explores creativity in commercial design; innovative use of space; pop-up trends; plug-in architecture; how to balance budget with aesthetic concerns; and technical and structural considerations. Richly illustrated, with unique design narratives, the full-color case studies throughout showcase the innovative use of modern containers. This useful volume covers intelligent designs for multiple commercial and public uses, including art pavilion spaces, museums, research facilities and community hubs; and explores a wide range of residential architectural solutions, from high-end, sustainable designs and fit-outs through to disaster and emergency relief options.
Dimensions: 300mm x 230mm
Page Count: 248
Publication Date: November 2016
Colour: Full Colour
After completing an Architectural Design degree, Aidan Hart cut his teeth in Hong Kong and Singapore, working on large projects throughout Asia, moving from designer to Creative Director over a four-year period. Upon returning to South Africa in 1998, he joined DHK Architects, and, making partner eight months later, he jointly headed up DHI Design for three years. His strengths lie with his passion for design quality and creative flair. He constantly pushes the envelope to guarantee the best results for his clients, and this focus has resulted in numerous awards for various landmark projects, such as Ogilvy, Carne, Union Swiss, and others. Aidan Hart is a member of the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP), the region’s regulatory authority for the industry.
More than an awards book, this volume serves as a global overview of tall building construction and activity in a given year, providing in-depth description of the buildings’ design and significance, accompanied by stunning images, detailed drawings, and plans. This book provides fascinating and inspiring reading for all those interested in the planning, design, and construction of tall buildings.
CTBUH bestows 11 awards annually, four of which are given to buildings in various geographical regions: Americas, Asia & Australasia, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. The title of overall Best Tall Building Worldwide is then presented to one of the four regional winners at the annual CTBUH Awards Symposium and Ceremony. Additionally, the Urban Habitat Award recognizes significant contributions to the urban realm, in connection with tall buildings. The 10 Year Award recognizes proven value and performance—across one or more of a wide range of criteria—after a building has been complete and in operation for a decade. The Innovation Award recognizes a specific area of recent innovation in the tall building industry that has been incorporated into the design of, or significantly tested in, the construction, operation, or refurbishment of a tall building project. The Performance Award recognizes a building with proven value and performance over a minimum of three years. The CTBUH also gives two annual Lifetime Achievement Awards to individuals who have made significant contributions to the design or technical advancement of tall buildings.
Dimensions: 254mm x 203mm
Page Count: 276
Publication Date: Dec 2016
Colour: Full Colour
Antony Wood has been Executive Director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat since 2006. Based at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Antony is a Research Professor in the College of Architecture and is also a Visiting Professor of Tall Buildings at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University, Shanghai. He is the author and editor of numerous books and papers in the field, and his PhD explored the multi-disciplinary aspects of skybridge connections between tall buildings.
Steven Henry Californian-born Steven Henry received his degree in architecture in May 2008 from the College of Architecture of the Illinois Institute of Technology. In his final years he studied new programmatic uses for high-rise buildings as well as research on how to incorporate sustainable features as an inherent part of the design. Involved with the CTBUH since January 2008, he designed and produced the Council’s inaugural awards book titled, “Best Tall Buildings 2008: CTBUH International Awards Winning Projects.” Among other tasks, he continues to coordinate the council’s book publications.
Another successful addition to IMAGES’ Master Architect Series, this richly illustrated book combines stunning imagery with comprehensive studies outlining the firm’s strong philosophical discourse across a vast range of typologies: residential; institutional; commercial; hospitality; offices; interiors; public; and master planning. Morphogenesis reinterprets India’s architectural roots and consistently employs passive design solutions for a unique contextual language. The Morphogenesis journey is a reflection of a contemporary Indian perspective within the global context, incorporating an inspired, forward-thinking vision while respectfully referencing the spirit of traditional Indian subcontinental architecture in innovative forms. This is a must-have book for those looking to understand work at the vanguard of sustainable architecture.
Dimensions: 235mm x 235mm
Page Count: 224
Publication Date: Jan 2017
Colour: Full Colour
Manit Rastogi commenced his architecture studies at the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, then went on to the Architectural Association where he graduated with distinction from the Sustainable Environmental Design program under Simos Yannas, and subsequently, the AA Diploma with Honours, under John Frazer. The influence of all three programs have formulated and influenced his thinking to date, to create a sustainable architecture through the framework of an evolutionary practice inspired by nature, with an emphasis on passive design. Known as an architect who consistently pushes the boundaries of sustainable design, he lectures extensively in Asia and has published several research papers with respect to zero energy buildings. Manit has been the Director of the Sushant School of Art and Architecture, and continues to serve on its board. Manit’s commitment to sustainable environments goes beyond the realm of architecture practice through his work on GRIHA, India’s green rating system, as a founder member of the GRIHA Council.
Sonali Rastogi Sonali Rastogi was born into a family of architects, which was her initiation into design. She studied at the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, and the Architectural Association, London. There, she studied Housing and Urbanism under Jorge Fiori and Graduate Design (DRL) under Jeff Kipnis. The literature of ‘History and Theory’ of architecture is of profound interest to her. Sonali lectures and writes extensively. Sonali cofounded Morphogenesis in 1996, working across a diverse canvas ranging from architecture to urban design, landscape and interior design. She is passionately interested in the materiality and craft in architecture, and is deeply invested in the detail of building. A strong proponent of the arts and crafts, Sonali is a founder member of Manthan, a platform for creative individuals who seek to share, discuss, engage with and evolve concepts and ideologies. She also extends her impact on the built environment as a council member of the Delhi Urban Arts Commission.
‘By doing the right thing, Morphogenesis may inspire a new generation of architects, business and civic leaders to embrace its vision.’ —Michael Webb, architecture writer, co-founder Archigram
‘They have made a massive personal commitment to architecture as a way of life and with intelligence, determination and creativity, their approach is leading to a new architecture.’ —Prof. John Frazer, author of An Evolutionary Architecture
‘Morphogenesis’ designs have evolved ingeniously over two decades as the vanguard of modern regionalism in South Asia.’ —Christopher Benninger, Architect and Founder, School of Planning CEPT University
‘Morphogenesis has successfully parlayed its global-local expertise into a forceful strategy for sustainable architectural design and urban development.’ —Dr Vikramaditya Prakash, University of Washington
‘Morphogenesis has mastered the architecture of good environments and created worthy buildings made to optimise resources.’ —Dr Simos Yannas, Director, Sustainable Environmental Design, The Architectural Association
Designing A Vision is a captivating and inspiring close-up of Janice Parker’s practice, namely her creative process and prodigious output of incredible works spanning more than three decades. Janice has extensive hands-on experience in every facet of landscape and design—so she intimately understands how it all works. As a result, the work depicted in Designing A Vision is realistic, and inspiring. Containing first-hand accounts of Janice’s experience and practice, this beautiful volume is replete with case studies, anecdotes and insights. Verdant photography augments an incredible number of color renderings, watercolors, inspiring artworks, illustrations and plans.
Dimensions: 304.8mm x 241.3mm
Page Count: 262
Publication Date: Feb 2017
Colour: Full Colour
Since creating Janice Parker Landscape Architects in 1984, Janice has cultivated the firm to one of national prominence. Janice Parker Landscape Architects has conceptualized and directed innovative landscape architecture for national private and public clients across the United States. The firm has established a reputation for conceiving, planning, and installing thoughtful landscapes, and is dedicated to excellent design, full documentation, and project coordination. Under her guidance, the firm has been honored with multiple awards, including the 2012 National Palladio Award for Landscape Architecture and the 2015 Professional Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects. Her firm’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Veranda, The Washington Post Online, HGTV.com, Equestrian Quarterly, Period Homes, Robb Report, New Old House, The New York Observer Online, Curbed NY, Style Beat, Metropolitan Home, Interior Design, Vogue, and Luxe Interiors + Design—to name a few. Janice’s notable career has embodied the essence of mentoring, teaching, and volunteering. She chose the unique journey of gaining her landscape architecture license through independent training, practical experience and mentorship from other respected professionals in the field of design.
“Janice Parker has put her spectacular talents to work on behalf of all New Yorkers through her service to the city’s community gardens and Million Trees NYC program. Now, with this book, her extraordinary eye for beauty is on display for all the world to see. Her reverence for the art of nature is equaled only by her passion for the creativity of design, and the combination is both amazing and inspiring.” — Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and mayor of New York City, 2002–2013
“I know Janice Parker as the dedicated and determined landscape architect who helped The New York Restoration Project launch Million Trees NYC by designing The Cherry Tree Project, the beautiful installation that transformed Harlem River Drive in New York City.” “After reading this book, you too will be ready to go out and plant trees—with a greater understanding of the process and creative spirit that guides innovative and extraordinary landscapes. The passion and love Janice has for the natural world and design comes through on every page, with a unique blend of stunning photographs, art, design and most important, the clear-eyed principles that help produce great landscape and gardens.”—Bette Midler