New urban environments British architecture and its European context Edited Peter Murray, MaryAnne Stevens.
Contributor(s): Murray, Peter [editor] | Stevens, MaryAnne [editor].Publisher: Germany Prestel 1998Description: 189 pages Illustrations 30 cm.Content type: Media type: Carrier type: ISBN: 373131937x.Subject(s): Arquitectura | Arquitectura ModernaDDC classification: 711.552
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Foreward. - - A creative dialogue: contemporary British architecture and the urban environment. - - The urban context. - - Public buildings. - - transport. - - Leisure. - - Culture. - - Commerce-the work environment. - - Ecology.
New urban environments: British architecture and its European context represents the fourth major exhibition created in recent years by the Royal Academy of Arts and devoted to the achivements of contemporary British architects. Presaged by the new architecture: foster, rogers ans striling (1986), contemporary british architecture (1995-96) and living bridges (1996), this exhibition specifically explores the achievement of contemporary British architects to create buildings of great aesthetic and functional distinction within established, and Frequently comprehensively preseved, urban environments. The issues which the architects have to address, ranging from urban context to ecological responsibility, have informed the design solution to the extent that they have produced buildings and large-scale plans of considerable distinction. Such issues, debates and ultimate solutions eould appear to be of increasing relevance worldwide. Mindful of this, the Royal Academy os Arts, as an institution committed to the open debate and careful consideration of such matters, chose to create an exhibition which both presented beautifully resolved architectural solutions and raised issues of public and professional concern.