After a world-wide search of 50 top architecture and design firms by the editors, lead author Beverly Russell along with Eva Maddox and Farooq Ameen help bring together a unique body of work; all partners in these firms will be 50 years old or under at the time of publication, and represent a forward-thinking generation of creative people, aware of global issues that urgently need solutions through imaginative design.
A distinguished five-person jury presided over the final selection: Stanley Tigerman, founding partner, Tigerman McCurry, Chicago; Ralph Johnson, design principal, Perkins+Will, Chicago; Jeanne Gang, founder Gang Studio, Chicago; Marion Weiss, founding partner, WEISS/MANFREDI, New York; and Qingyun Ma, Dean of Architecture, University of Southern California, and founder MADA s.p.a.m., Shanghai and Beijing.
The innovators featured in this impressive volume share with us, and the world, their desires for exponential learning; designs are illuminated with full-color photography and detailed illustrations, helping to showcase the innovators’ individual curiosities, imaginations, and talents. This material shows how they bridge disciplines, respect cultural norms, respond to human needs regardless of costs, and how they adopt team transparency in their passion to create and solve problems with a clear mission.
This highly anticipated book showcases honorees located across many different countries, including Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Significantly, a quarter of these innovators are women, representing the elevated leadership of women in architecture and design.ﾠ
Dimensions: 278mm x 228mm
Page Count: 352
Publication: Aug 2015
Colour: Full Colour
An internationally respected magazine editor and frequent lecturer, recipient of numerous honors including a Neal Award for creative publishing, and two Doctor of Fine Arts degrees, she has toured Australia, China, India, South and Central America, Dubai, Europe, as well as the United States and Canada, to report on architecture and design. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
Eva Maddox is Design Principal of the global design firm, Perkins+Will, and founder of P+W Branded Environments, a research-based design approach that identifies and integrates a client’s DNA into tangible brand expressions, experiences and environments. Fast Company named her as one of the “change agents...designers, and dreamers who are creating your future.” In 2011 Eva received the design industry’s Contact LEGEND Award, and in 2004 the International Women’s Forum honored her with their “Women Who Make A Difference” award. She was elected into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1992. Eva is co-founder of Archeworks, a socially oriented design laboratory and multi-disciplinary school. She is a strong mentor and advocate for the value of design in society.
Farooq Ameen is the Founding Principal at City Design Studio, an architecture and urban design practice dedicated to repositioning communities. He is Chair of Exhibitions at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum > Los Angeles where he is co-curating (with Kenneth Frampton and Ken Yeang) the exhibition Decoding Asian Urbanism. Ameen has held academic appointments at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (Los Angeles / Lugano), Woodbury University and Calpoly Pomona and has lectured widely, including at the Bauhaus Dessau, Columbia, Harvard and UCLA. Publications include The South Asian Paradigm focusing on Architecture and Urbanism in South Asia, City Form and Culture by the ACSA and DeCoding Dhaka by the South Asia Institute at Harvard. He received a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Arcspace: The architects, designers, artists and others represented in 50 Under 50 are innovators of our time. After a world-wide search of 50 top architecture and design firms by the editors, lead author Beverly Russell along with Eva Maddox and Farooq Ameen help bring together a unique body of work; all partners in these firms will be 50 years old or under at the time of publication, and represent a forward-thinking generation of creative people, aware of global issues that urgently need solutions through imaginative design. A distinguished five-person jury presided over the final selection: Stanley Tigerman, founding partner, Tiger McCurry, Chicago; Ralph Johnson, design principal, Perkins+Will, Chicago; Jeanne Gang, founder Gang Studio, Chicago; Marion Weiss, founding partner, Weiss Manfredi, New York; and Qingyun Ma, Dean of Architecture, University of Southern California, and founder MADAs.p.a.m., Shanghai and Beijing.
Architectural Digest – Jan 2016
Specifier Magazine – Jan/Feb 2016
Trendesign Magazine – Jan 2016
Artichoke Feb 2015
Written by Beverly Russell, Eva Maddox and Farooq Ameen, this intriguing book surveys fifty design and architecture practices from around the globe, in which all partners are fifty years old or under. A further commonality among the selected firms is a shared aim to create relevant and innovative design solutions for an expanding and changing global community. The designs are contemporary and forward thinking, traversing a range of scales – from a floating school in Lagos to 3D-printed shoes.
Published in Artichoke, Australia's interiors and design magazine – Link to Artichoke
International Furnishing Mag- Feb 2016
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Coffee Culture: hot coffee + cool spaces is a full-color presentation of coffee shops crafting great coffee in interesting spaces with good design aesthetics. The author has selected thirty-three coffee shops located in cities across the United States, including Ann Arbor, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Seattle.
Photography by an eclectic group of photographers captures the feel and personality of each coffee shop. The concept of space is often extended from the shop interior to the neighborhood—interweaving coffee, art, architecture, design, and historic preservation.
The book showcases coffee shops located in historic buildings, modern architecture, an art museum, an arcade, a courtyard, a former loading dock and even a reclaimed cargo shipping container—but the common thread is an appreciation for great coffee in spaces that invite human interaction and create memories through good design.
Dimensions: 254mm x 254mm
Page Count: 224
Publication: April 2016
Colour: Full Colour
Robert Schneider received degrees in political science and finance and investments—providing the foundation for a successful career in capital markets including research, marketing/business development and working with start-up/early-stage companies. He currently pursues his lifelong interest in art and design. coffee shops: hot coffee + cool spaces is his first book. He lives and studies (art ǀ architecture ǀ design ǀ photography) in Minneapolis, United States.
Nowadays, the sales range of goods spans across the world. It is not difficult for us to drink Russian vodka in New Zealand or taste fruits from Brazil in Japan. Packaging exists everywhere. It exists on the shelves in supermarkets, in our fridges, cabinets, gifts, and cosmetics; even some fruits of farms need packaging. However, with today’s environmental issues becoming increasingly prominent, reducing waste, saving energy, and improving sustainability of the overall products and creating green packaging have become hot topics in the packaging industry. So how do designers find ecological ways to design packaging strategies that protect the product while ensuring that the packaging is more sustainable and not harmful for environment? Contemporary designers are finding unique and multi-functional ways to manipulate materials, structures and uses to make packaging recyclable, biodegradable, and reusable. More than 100 brilliant ideas from all over the world are showcased in this book, which are presented in insightful detail with glorious full-color photography throughout. This book will inspire both design creativity and reveal ways to help counter significant environmental issues facing the world today.
Dimensions: 260mm x 215mm
Page Count: 248
Publication Date: September 2016
Colour: Full Colour
Tony Ibbotson has a career spanning more than 25 years, which has seen him work across the globe in places such as Japan, United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In that time he has worked with some of the best agencies on international accounts including Mars, Walkers, Diageo, and Unilever. In 2005 Tony started The Creative Method, an agency built on the philosophy of big ideas and the best execution. Its clients include Smirnoff Vodka, Johnnie Walker, Baileys, Suntory, Campari, Wild Turkey, Skyy Vodka, Unilever, Coca-Cola, and PepsiCo.
Peng Chong, the art director of Pesign Design, works on making creative designs with globalized graphs and thoughts to ensure that the branding and packaging design has foresightedness and artistry in the market competition. His works have won multiple international awards, including the Red Dot Design Award and World Star Packaging Awards. In 2014, his works Qian’s Gift won Pentawards Packaging Design Award: Food-Platinum Award (the top award of food packaging design).
Today’s travellers and vacationers are looking for more than the standard offerings of accommodations and services, and they often require places that speak to their senses of living and experiencing. In contrast to the ordinary hotel, guest houses combine unique and attractive features and thematic concepts that are intended to imbue special appeal for visitors. Hosts aim to provide guests with more than just accommodation options and seek to generate an environment that offers a cultural experience by means of more personalized interaction and service. The guest house offers a distinctive experience and addresses architecture and interior design as critical methods of contributing to an alternative or ideal lifestyle. Escape: Designing the Modern Guest House showcases 43 distinctive and well-known projects from around the world, created by architects, designers, and artists. These exclusive works have visual and spatial impact and represent the essence of new guest house design. This book highlights some of the most outstanding architectural strategies and displays the variations of spatial experience through the interplay of design elements. It provides strong reference material for design professionals and students in architecture, interior design, and related design fields, and those looking to revamp their guest house accommodation offerings with a contemporary 21st-century focus.
Dimensions: 290mm x 245mm
Page Count: 288
Publication Date: September 2016
Colour: Full Colour
Shanshan Qi is founder and principle of STUDIO QI Architects, an international cutting-edge architectural design firm who is a member of the American Institute of Architects. Qi has received a Master’s from Harvard Graduate School of Design in Architecture in the United States, and achieved a Distinction for her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Columbia University. She was formerly with internationally renowned architectural firm Foster and Partners in New York, responsible for its China division, and later worked with top international architect Renzo Piano, among others. She has won several international honors, and has played a key role in the selections for two Pritzker Prizes for Architecture winners.
Edited by Chris Huang
Designers continue to focus their talents by leveraging striking visual devices into an internal and external messaging system via the product’s packaging design, which acts as a portable and extendable marketing tool. This superbly designed book showcases innovative, custom-packaging designs across a range of products, including footwear, clothing and apparel, fashion products, and more. Fashion Packaging Now presents in highly illustrated, full-color detail how the brand connects with the item with the packaging itself, and offers unique insight on individual project design production strategies. The case studies are modern, contemporary examples, which also feature many well- known brands, such as Adidas, Nike, and Puma.
This book will be a source of inspiration for design aficionados, fashion, advertising and merchandise managers, students, brand and retail managers, and educators in the fashion design, product design and graphic design fields.
Dimensions: 285mm x 205mm
Page Count: 240
Publication Date: May 2016
Colour: Full Colour
Chris Huang completed her Bachelor of Fine Art in Taipei with two years of graphic design graduate education in New York. She has more than 20 years of design field experience, based in Chicago, and has been teaching graphic design at the Illinois Institute of Art for more than a decade.