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Matters of Engineering Design: AKT II

Matters of Engineering Design: AKT II

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Since the firm’s founding twenty-five years ago, AKT II have forged an international practice that unifies the cultures and disciplines of architecture and structural engineering. This book is an engine for critical reflection on the scope, potential, and limits of what they have come to define as design engineering.

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Since the firm’s founding twenty-five years ago, AKT II have forged an international practice that unifies the cultures and disciplines of architecture and structural engineering. This book is an engine for critical reflection on the scope, potential, and limits of what they have come to define as design engineering.

Structured into five discursive domains—scale, variability, attitude, reverse engineering, and the craftsmanship of engineering—the book presents a robust selection of the firm’s endeavours, which together demonstrate a vast range of encounters and processes in design. Common among them is a desire to understand and reshape the boundaries of the discipline of structural engineering, along with its links to fields such as philosophy, computer science, and geography. Interlaced with the projects, texts by contributors from varying fields engage the theoretical discussions and social conditions that bind contemporary practice.

Matters of Engineering Design: AKT II balances structural concerns that require an equilibrium of internal and external forces, a clear understanding of boundary conditions, and knowledge of the properties of material with the overarching challenges that society faces today, including advances in technology, changing economic orders, and ecological responsibility.

With contributions by William Baker, David Basulto, Hanif Kara, Jayne Kelley, Priya Khanchandani, Adrian Lahoud, Lesley Lokko, Ibrahim Mahama, Stephen Parnell, Vicky Richardson, and Ellis Woodman.

Details

Weight 1900 g
Dimensions 315 × 245 × 25 mm
Contributions by

William Baker, David Basulto, Hanif Kara, Jayne Kelley, Priya Khanchandani, Adrian Lahoud, Lesley Lokko, Ibrahim Mahama, Stephen Parnell, Vicky Richardson, Paul Scott, and Ellis Woodman.

Language

English

Art Direction

Neil Donnelly

Dimensions

24,5 x 31 cm

Page count

Approx. 336 pages

Illustrations

Approx. 400 illustrations

Features

Hardback, thread sewn

Pub date

October 2022

ISBN

978-3-96680-021-1

in alphabetical order:

ACME

EuropaCity Footbridge / Berlin, Germany

Adjaye Associates

National Cathedral of Ghana / Accra, Ghana

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Chobham Academy / London, UK

240 Blackfriars / London, UK

White Collar Factory / London, UK

The Angel Building / London, UK (with Veretec)

Alsop & Störmer

Peckham Library / London, UK

Axis Architects

Highpoint / London, UK (with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (concept))

AZPML

Birmingham New Street Station / Birmingham, UK

BIG — Bjarke Ingels Group

The Twist / Jevnaker, Norway

Serpentine Pavilion 2016 / London, UK

Google London / London, UK (with Heatherwick Studio50102)

CZWG

Canada Water Library / London, UK

David Chipperfield Architects

Turner Contemporary / Kent, UK

One Pancras Square / London, UK

30 Grosvenor Square / Chancery Rosewood / London, UK

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Lead), Neiheiser Argyros

The Tide / London, UK

Eric Parry Architects

Four Pancras Square / London, UK

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Shrewsbury Faxmill Maltings / Ditherington Flax Mill / Shrewsbury, UK

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (design) Shatotto Architecture (executive)

Aga Khan Academy / Dhaka, Bangladesh

Foreign Office Architects

Highcross / Leicester, UK

Ravensbourne College / London, UK

Foster + Partners

Zayed National Museum / Abu Dhabi, UAE

Bloomberg European HQ / London, UK

Masdar Institute / Abu Dhabi, UAE

Whiteleys / London, UK

Grafton Architects

New Town House Building, Kingston University London, UK

LSE Marshall Building London, UK

Hawkins Brown

Corby Cube Northamptonshire, UK

Heatherwick Studio

Vessel / New York, USA

East Beach Café / Littlehampton, UK

Maggie’s Yorkshire / Leeds, UK

Heatherwick Studio / BIG — Bjarke Ingels Group

Google Mountain View / Mountanview, CA, USA

Herzog & de Meuron, Adamson Associates

One Park Drive / London, UK

HOK International, PLP Architecture

Francis Crick Institute / London, UK

Hopkins Architects

100 Liverpool Street / London, UK

IJP Architects

Henderson Waves / Singapore

John McAslan + Partners

Generali Tower / London, UK

Olympic Energy Centres / London, UK

Knight Architects

Merchant Square Bridge / London, UK

KPF

One Crown Place / London, UK

South Bank Tower / London, UK

KPF, Reardon Smith Architects, United

One Nine Elms / London, UK

Nordic — Office of Architecture

Oslo Airport / Gardermoen, Norway

Orms Architects

No1 New Oxford Street / London, UK

PDP London

Regent’s Crescent / London, UK

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

LSE Centre Building / London, UK

SMC Alsop, AMEC

Blizard Building / London, UK

Stanton Williams

Sainsbury Laboratory / Cambridge, UK

Museum of London, Smithfield / London, UK (with Asif Khan)

Zaha Hadid Architects

Grand Theatre de Rabat / Rabat, Morocco

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum / East Lansing, MI, USA

Central Bank of Iraq / Baghdad, Iraq

Heydar Aliyev Centre / Baku, Azerbaijan

Napoli Afragola High Speed Train Station / Naples, Italy

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