Keller Easterling, Kenneth Frampton, Thomas A.P. van Leeuwen, Henry Russell Hitchcock, Reinhold Martin, Antoni Negri, Joan Ockman, Martino Stierli, Alejandro Zarea-Polo, Iñaki Àbalos, Chris Barker and Erik Sigge, et al.
Editor: Salomon Frausto
Hunch 12 features contributions on how bureaucracy is increasingly shaping today's built environment. This edition explores a spectrum of examples, ranging from legislative restrictions to market-driven influences, that illustrate the role of bureaucracy in the development of the manmade world. Subjects discussed include the ubiquitous buildings of McKim, Mead & White in early twentieth-century New York City, the contrasting forms of urbanism found in Las Vegas in the late 1960s and today, the divergent interpretations of money and meaning found in the work of Louis Kahn and John Portman, the implications of fireproofing for the construction of the Houses of Parliament in London, and government-sponsored master planning initiatives in Brasilia and the Middle East. The authors reflect in text and image on the cultural, political and technological determinants of the architecture of cities, past and present. They also propound provocative ideas about operating within and against these bureaucratic systems in order to influence the architecture of the future.
Design: Niels Schrader, Mind Design, Paperback, Illustrated (colour and b&w)
176 pages, 24 x 30 cm