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Archiflop: A guide to the most spectacular failures in the history of modern and contemporary architecture...
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Alessandro Biamonti
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Archiflop: A guide to the most spectacular failures in the history of modern and contemporary architecture

Alessandro Biamonti


9783721209600

Niggli Verlag


Architecture;
History of architecture


Hardback

196 pages

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As soon as it leaves the protective environment of drafting boards, specialized computer programs, and sophisticated 3-D models, every architectural project is inevitably forced to face the circumstances of real life. In most cases, it's a relatively painless experience, it nevertheless progresses without major problems - but sometimes things go wrong and it fails miserably! What remains are unfulfilled expectations and broken dreams of overly optimistic architects, owners, and clients. With a tongue in cheek approach, this book presents a selection of the most spectacular architectural flops from the 20th century to the present. Each project is described briefly and its circumstances are analyzed and documented via photos. The author is not aiming to uncover faults and condemn failed projects but rather to contemplate on how difficult and nearly impossible it is to predict the future of any type of endeavor.

By:   Alessandro Biamonti
Imprint:   Niggli Verlag
Country of Publication:   Switzerland
Dimensions:   Height: 250mm,  Width: 210mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   840g
ISBN:   9783721209600
ISBN 10:   3721209605
Pages:   196
Publication Date:   November 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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