span This book is another high calibre volume in IMAGES acclaimed Master Architect Series of monographs The Architecture of Adrian Smith, SOM Toward a Sustainable Future showcases a body of work that has made a significant contribution to contemporary world architecture Adrian Smith has brought design solutions with enduring value to the entire planet Hes designed buildings in China, England, Germany, Brazil, Kuwait, Canada, Korea, Guatemala, Bahrain, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and the United States His expertise covers areas as broad as operations, marketing, finance, and professional services He is truly one of the few architectural polymaths, a person who has a great diversity of skills and immense intellect Smith is perhaps most recognised for designing exceptionally aesthetic and functional tall buildings He understands scale, community, and context as few others do He is passionate about and celebrates well designed buildings of all shapes and sizes, and has earned accolades for designing the tallest building in the world Some of Smiths most renowned works include Banco De Occidente, United Gulf Bank, Rowes Wharf, 10 Ludgate, Jin Mao Tower, Burj Dubai, and Pearl River When it comes to important buildings, Adrian Smith and SOM have provided us a beacon by which to steer In these richly illustrated pages, Adrian Smith illuminates, showing us how to engage, energise, and inspire students, architects, and clients to do and to be their very best....
|Title||:||The Architecture of Adrian Smith, SOM: Toward a Sustainable Future: The SOM Years 1980-2006 (Master Architect)|
|Publisher||:||Images Publishing Dist Ac Revised, Updated edition November 5, 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||540 pages|
|File Size||:||584 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Architecture of Adrian Smith, SOM: Toward a Sustainable Future: The SOM Years 1980-2006 (Master Architect) Reviews
love the book!
Disappointing rehash of older SOM projects. The work is solid, but not innovative. I sent my copy back.
This book is one of the finest catalogs of an architect's work that I have ever seen. Jammed full of pictures, sketches, diagrams, CAD graphics, renderings and a DETAILED write-up by Adrian Smith for each project. This book is a MUST-HAVE for anyone interested in high-rise design. I used this book as a reference for a high-rise design studio in Architecture graduate school and I don't know that I've ever had a more valuable resource!
This guy had changed the skylines of many cities, and has given a new definition to the idea of "super tall". If skyscrapers are what you are into, this is a must have in your library.