Mobile Architecture

Mobile Architecture

Construction and Design Manual

Author:Kim Seonwook, Pyo Miyoung

Publisher:DOM

ISBN: 978-3-86922-218-9

  • Hardcover
  • English
  • 844 Pages
  • Jul 6, 2012

There never was a time when there was not motion, and never will be a time when there will not be motion.
- Aristotle

Mobility is a challenge that architecture has always had to confront; Aristotle was merely the first to philosophize about it. In the present age of digital nomadism, the art of building, with its traditional focus on immobility in fixed places, finds itself confronted by the temptation to relinquish its characteristic rootedness and to abandon itself to the irresist­ible pull of mobility. In countless manifestos, avant-garde architects describe how they intend to dissolve buildings and indeed whole cities, create an architecture based on a machine aesthetic that prominently involves mobility, and give their buildings legs or wheels.Notwithstanding the many prophets of doom that see solid, sedentary architecture sacrificed to mobile lifestyles, architects continue to take up the challenge and design portable houses. The results are often both practical and innovative, as is demonstrated on the more than 800 pages of this new title in the Construction and Design Manual series, in which 43 international design teams present works ranging from architectural follies to handicapped accessible furnishings and life-saving shelters.

There never was a time when there was not motion, and never will be a time when there will not be motion.
- Aristotle

Mobility is a challenge that architecture has always had to confront; Aristotle was merely the first to philosophize about it. In the present age of digital nomadism, the art of building, with its traditional focus on immobility in fixed places, finds itself confronted by the temptation to relinquish its characteristic rootedness and to abandon itself to the irresist­ible pull of mobility. In countless manifestos, avant-garde architects describe how they intend to dissolve buildings and indeed whole cities, create an architecture based on a machine aesthetic that prominently involves mobility, and give their buildings legs or wheels.Notwithstanding the many prophets of doom that see solid, sedentary architecture sacrificed to mobile lifestyles, architects continue to take up the challenge and design portable houses. The results are often both practical and innovative, as is demonstrated on the more than 800 pages of this new title in the Construction and Design Manual series, in which 43 international design teams present works ranging from architectural follies to handicapped accessible furnishings and life-saving shelters.

Essays:

Everything is moving _ Eduard Böhtlingk; Mobile Architecture and Design _ Toshihiko Suzuki; Going Mobile _ Andrew Thurlow & Maia Small; Architecture on the Move _ Arturo Vittori & Andreas Vogler

Architects and designers:

2RAM, 3GATTI, Andrew Kline, Andrew Maynard Architects, Architecture and Vision, Arch Group, ARCHI[TE]NSIONS, atelierBASE, Atelier OPA, BAKOKO, Böhtlingk Architectuur, Donatello Amabile, Encore Heureux, Facundo Arana & associated architects, Figura Arquitetos, FRAMA Architects, Höweler+Yoon Architecture, Interface Studio Architects, Jägnefält Milton, John Paananen, Kraaijvanger • Urbis, LIKEarchitects, NICE ARCHITECTS, Nohotel, OBRA Architects, Office of Small Architecture, Ogrydziak/Prillinger Architects, raumlaborberlin, remote-controlled, studio Anne Holtrop, studio dass, Tectoniks, Thurlow Small Architecture, Tim Vinke, UGO architecture & design, Vallo & Sadovsky Architects, Vincent Callebaut Architecte, visiondivision, VOLIDO, WISE Architecture, XCOOP, zerOgroup, Zo_Loft

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