Publisher: Actar; 1st edition (2002)
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The Yokohama venture: an enticing development frequently has an both fascinating story to inform, an epic embedded within the association of the big, complicated volume of topic used to create the constitution. This ebook recounts the tale of the Yokokama venture, an artistic, undulating, grass-covered ferry terminal that used to be by no means intended to be outfitted. requested to provide a few fabric for an architectural magazine, London-based architects Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo of FOA (Foreign workplace Architects) set themselves a software of getting into 3 competitions, in which to discover layout rules that they had turn into drawn to. once they really gained the second one festival, for the Yokohama overseas Port Terminal, in Yokohama, Japan, their plans by surprise replaced. The Yokohama undertaking offers a textual and visible reproduction of how their successful construction was once constructed, over 8 years, through FOA and an incredible workforce of engineers and researchers in Tokyo and Yokohama. in contrast to the common architectural e-book, this one bargains no serious texts and no theoretical analyses of the constitution; in its place, it goals to rediscover the linearity of the building's production. The reader is therefore moved linearly in the course of the following chapters: layout Evolution, development allows, constitution, companies, Finishes, move, and ultimate records. Peppered all through with particular plans, elevations, diagrams, and sketches, in addition to candid snapshots of the layout group at paintings (sometimes asleep at and lower than their desks!), The Yokohama venture is not just an homage to a construction yet to the numerous those who labored on making it genuine. overseas place of work Architects is a pioneering architectural perform based in London in 1992. It has given that accelerated to incorporate an place of work in Japan. The significant companions are Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera Polo, either one of whom are graduates of Harvard University's Masters in structure software and previous staff of Rem Koolhaus's OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture). present initiatives comprise a publishing headquarters in Paju urban, Korea, and a park and open-air auditorium in Barcelona, Spain. accomplished tasks comprise New Belgo eating place and Bermondsey Antiques marketplace in London. This earlier yr, FOA have been one of the short-listed winners for the contest to layout Porto Antico in Genova, Italy.