Publisher: Birkhauser Architecture Author: Gerhard Mack
ISBN: 9783764386405 Format: Hardcover, 352pp , 240x330 mm
The projects and structures the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron have built are distinguished by the sensitive treatment of materials and a topographical conception of architecture that not only locates their designs in a larger context but also frequently structures them as landscapes.
Volume 4 in the Herzog and de Meuron complete works includes such icons of contemporary architecture as the Prada store in Tokyo Aoyama and the Allianz Arena in Munich, where the opening game of the 2006 Soccer World Cup was played. Pathbreaking museum structures such as the Schaulager near Basel, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the De Young Museum in San Francisco continue the conversation surrounding what constitutes a truly contemporary presentation of modern art, in the wake of their influential renovations to the Tate Modern.