Publisher:AA Publications ISBN: 9781907896088 Author: Reiser + Umemoto Format: Hardcover, 288pp 260 x 197mm
O-14: Projection and Receptionb explores the groundbreaking exo-skeleton office tower in Dubai by New York-based architects, Reiser+Umemoto. This monograph provides exhaustive documentation of O-14’s design and construction. It also delves further into the complex interrelationships this architectural model weaves between technology, expression and politics in the context of the ‘nowhere place’ of the global city. The book is both an account of a design’s realisation and a manifesto, and contains Jesse Reiser’s explanatory and theoretical texts on the tower as well as critical essays by Jeffrey Kipnis, Sanford Kwinter, Sylvia Lavin and Brett Steele.