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Unbuilt Masterworks of the 21st Century

Inspirational Architecture for the Digital Age

Will Jones

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A profusely illustrated survey that reveals those truly revolutionary schemes that would otherwise remain on the drawing boards of some of the most innovative visionaries in the world


Here is a treasure trove of as-yet untried design ideas and the ultimate inspiration for forward-thinking professionals and anyone interested in contemporary architecture. Featuring 100 of the best projects to have been proposed since the turn of the millennium, it includes projects by such architects as UNStudio, Foreign Office Architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Zaha Hadid, J. Mayer H. Architects and Asymptote.

Among the featured projects are proposed schemes for the ergonomic Cuidad del Motor race track complex by UNStudio; the National Portrait Gallery with anthropomorphic skin façade by Sean Godsell Architects; the Battersea Power Station master plan by Arup AGU; and the vertical villages of the Dubai Tower by Grimshaw.

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 28.0 x 25.0 cm

Extent: 400 pp

Illustrations: 900

Publication date: 28 September 2009

ISBN: 9780500342541

Contents List

1. Arts and Entertainment • 2. Accommodation • 3. Master Plans • 4. Museums • 5. Bridges and Towers • 6. Culture and Education • 7. Work and Travel

About the Author

Will Jones is a journalist and writer specializing in architecture and design. His articles have appeared in the RIBA Journal, the Financial Times and Blueprint, and he is the author of several books published by Thames & Hudson.