Monday, September 19, 2016

Today's archidose #922: '100 Years, 100 Buildings'

My new book, 100 Years, 100 Buildings, is coming out on October 6. The book features, as the title indicates, 100 buildings built over the last 100 years, with the gimmick that there is only one building per year based on completion or some other important milestone. Each building is extant and public to some degree, so it makes sense that the photographers in my archidose Flickr pool have visited a bunch of them. Here are some recent photos culled from the pool (more 21C buildings than earlier ones, naturally) to give a taste of what's in the book. For more information on 100 Years, 100 Buildings, which is published by Prestel, check out the page I set up for the book. Click the photos below to see who photographed each building.

1931 Villa Savoye | Le Corbusier | Poissy, France:

1951 Farnsworth House | Ludwig Mies van der Rohe | Plano, Illinois, United States:
Casa Farnsworth. Plano, Estados Unidos.  Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

1955 Notre Dame du Haut | Le Corbusier | Ronchamp, France:

1956 S. R. Crown Hall | Ludwig Mies van der Rohe | Chicago, Illinois, United States:
Crown Hall. Instituto de Tecnología de Illinois Arq. Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe

1965 Salk Institute | Louis I. Kahn | San Diego, California, United States:
Salk Institute

1985 Hongkong and Shanghai Bank Headquarters | Norman Foster | Hong Kong, China:
Hong Kong

1996 Therme Vals | Peter Zumthor | Vals, Switzerland:
The Therme Vals / Peter Zumthor

2003 Selfridges | Future Systems | Birmingham, England:
St Martin's at the Bullring

2004 Scottish Parliament | Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue | Edinburgh, Scotland:

2011 Metropol Parasol | Jürgen Mayer H. | Seville, Spain:

2014 Markthal | MVRDV | Rotterdam, The Netherlands:
fruit of the roof

2015 The Broad | Diller Scofidio + Renfro | Los Angeles, California, United States:
The Broad

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  1. This sounds like a really cool book. Where did you get the idea to write it? I'll have to check it out once it's released! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks! Short story is that it started as a web-based quiz that never happened. I hated the selection in one of those "How many of these XX buildings have you visited?" quizzes and started to write my own. To select which buildings, I decided on a year-by-year restriction, since just picking the best/most famous/etc 50 buildings of the last 50 years wouldn't have been challenging, quiz-wise. Instead it became a book, of course losing the quiz aspect, but keeping the focus on the yearly format and that each building can be seen in person.

  2. The truly unique architecture . I Like "Markthal | MVRDV | Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  3. John, the Scottish Parliament should be credited to EMBTRMJM.

    1. The text in the book mentions the partnership with RMJM, but the titles of each entry highlight the main designers, which is reflected here.


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