Global Design Trends in Architecture 2: Strip Stacking Architecture

Global Design Trends in Architecture 2: Strip Stacking Architecture/全球建筑设计风潮 2: 条形 叠式建筑

主编/Editor: ThinkArchit Group

出版时间/Publication Date: 2013.10

出版社/Press: 华中科技大学出版社 / Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press

ISBN: 978-7-5609-9340-9

Architecture today, more than ever, can be described as pluralistic, varied, diverse, individual or even narcissistic, often based on cultural, climatic or location influences, but at times based on formal expressionism ¨C the need to be unique, to stand out, and the misused notion that every building needs to be an iconic object, a recognizable symbol. Architecture has become the fulfillment of identity through uniqueness with seemingly each project vying for attention. This statement is meant to be thought-provoking. Browsing these pages and projects, one has to question the motivation for the formal compositions and geometries expressed. What are the goals for these projects? What causes the responses seen in these images? These are reasonable questions to ask of each. As individual objects, each of these projects can be seen as elegant and notable in their own right. They are the epitome of architecture today ¨C noteworthy, recognizable, and thought-provoking.
The projects here are global in location, but international in execution and identity. Architects today are from one place, but are not necessarilyarchitects of the place they are from. They work globally, they think globally, yet their projects often cannot be identified with the place that they are built. Perhaps in our globally-connected world, this is as it should be. Perhaps it is due to the industry that constructs these visions. Perhaps it is the very nature of our global economy.
Together, the projects presented in this book represent a series of executed concepts in form, materiality, composition, and vision across many scales and building types, from urban to garden, from tall to small. Collectively, they provide a measure for global architecture today. They may be disliked by some or revered by others. They may be whimsical or anticipating the future. Some are obviously ordered; some are seemingly chaotic. Some are static, others dynamic. Some test our understanding and concepts of what is normal. Some explore ideas of materiality. Some think in tested ideas of light and shadow. Many rethink technology, using materials and techniques in new and sometimes uncharted ways. Some use digital parametric capabilities as a way of envisioning and executing. The project teams whose work is represented here deal with the real issues of architecture and urbanism today: the buzz words such as green, sustainable, connectedness, net zero, and new urbanism. They are sometimes trendy, looking for immediate recognition, but underlying some of these is the real potential to become ascendant.
Global Design Trends in Architecture is as much about the exciting, new, imaginative, and innovative projects of the last year as it is meant to elicit a thought process about the state of architecture, its impact on our collective environment, and the question of what role architecture should play in our environment, in our cities, and in our lives. In an effort to facilitate our need for order and to aid our understanding, this book has been loosely divided into typological categories: STACKING ARCHITECTURE, STRIP ARCHITECTURE, IRREGULAR ARCHITECTURE, and FLUID ARCHITECTURE. Constant looking, understanding, and self-criticism allow us to continue the dialogue and thought processes used to establish our built environment. The goal of this work is to facilitate these vital activities. Enjoy.

当今的建筑,可以说比以往任何时候都要多。建筑是多元化的,具有多样性,有个体差别,受当地文化、气候及地理因素的影响。建筑又是形式的产物,独特而唯一。每一个建筑都是一个标志性的对象,一个专有的符号。建筑外观就代表了建筑的“身份”,也造就了建筑的的唯一性。好的建筑能吸引大众的目光,并留下深刻的印象。
仔细阅读本书的每个案例后,也许会问按照外观材料和几何形状来分类的目的是什么。这些建筑案例的焦点是什么?是在什么样的背景下产生了这种形式的建筑?这些都是在阅读中产生的合理的疑问。作为每一个单独的个体,每个案例都在用自己特有的形式“叙述着属于自己的故事”。它们反映了当今建筑的发展趋势——值得关注的,被识别的,发人深省的。
书中的建筑案例来自于世界的各个地方,全球化让来自不同地区的建筑师们走在一起,从他们的作品中,我们很难知道他们来自哪里。他们广泛的认知,让他们可以设计具有不同文化背景和地理环境的项目。
这本书中展示的案例反映了一系列的建筑设计关键点:材料、结构、视觉形状、建筑功能类型。总的来说,书中的案例反映了当今建筑设计的基本情况。这些建筑或是被人们接受和喜爱,或是被人们批评,或是异想天开,或是预测未来。有些建筑是有秩序的,有些建筑看似是混乱的;有的是静态的,有的是动态的。有些建筑完全超出人们正常的理解范围,有些建筑奇思妙想地应用了新颖的材料,有些建筑实现了变化丰富的光影效果。新的建造技术、新型材料及未知的建造方式都被应用在建筑设计中。建筑师还使用数字参数构建建筑外观和结构。项目设计团队的重点是解决建筑和城市化的真正问题:绿色的、可持续性的、连通性的、零耗能的,以及新城市主义的。设计团队在寻找具有可识别性的、时尚的外观设计方案,同时研究实现建筑的可持续性发展的方案。
代表着最新建筑设计趋势的是那些令人兴奋的、富有想象力的创新作品。它们在探索建筑设计的本源和发展,影响着人们的生活环境,引导人们去思考什么样建筑适合我们的城市、我们的生活。
为了帮助建筑师和广大读者更好地理解建筑的设计理念和方法,本书从建筑外观形态入手将其分为: 不规则建筑、流体建筑、条形建筑、叠式建筑。
寻找、理解、反思让我们不断改善人类的生存环境,编撰本书的目的就是希望能引起广大读者 的思考和交流。