Architectural practice today goes far beyond the design and construction of buildings — the most exciting, forward-thinking architecture is also found in digital landscapes, art, apps, films, installations, and virtual reality.
Radical Architecture of the Future
Phaidon, January 2021
Paperback | 8 x 10-1/2 inches | 240 pages | 250 illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-1838661236 | $59.95
Architectural practice today goes far beyond the design and construction of buildings — the most exciting, forward-thinking architecture is also found in digital landscapes, art, apps, films, installations, and virtual reality. This remarkable book features projects — surprising, beautiful, outrageous, and sometimes even frightening — that break rules and shatter boundaries. In this timely book, the work of award-winning architects, designers, artists, photographers, writers, filmmakers, and researchers — all of whom synthesize and reflect our spatial environments — comes together for the first time.
Beatrice Galilee is a London-born, New York based curator, writer, critic, consultant, and lecturer of contemporary architecture and design. Formerly the associate curator of Architecture and Design at The Met in New York, she is currently director of ‘The World Around: Architecture’s Now, Near & Next’, a New York-based architecture summit and cultural platform.
Tomorrow is The World Around Summit 2021, eight hours of presentations and discussions on architecture being held, like everything these days, online. It arrives one year after the inaugural TWA Summit, a jam-packed Saturday at the TimesCenter that I was fortunate enough to go to, covering the event for World-Architects. It brought back memories of one year earlier, when I spent a Saturday at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day, organized by Beatrice Galilee, then the architecture and design curator at The Met. It was the third and last annual In Our Time event for Galilee, who soon after departed the Met and then founded, with Diego Marroquin, The World Around. The Met event worked so well it found new life with TWA. The success owes a lot to Galilee’s curatorial skills in selecting a diverse lot of great projects and pulling their authors together to present them to an attentive audience. …
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