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Architectural projects well illustrated by excellent photos mostly in color; also plans, sections, elevations, hard line axonometric views, hand sketches of excellent quality, and short text descriptions.
This monograph assesses the position of James Stirling, Michael Wilford and Associates in 1993, revealing their plans to continue the high quality of work, despite the death of Sir James Stirling. A selection of built, in-progress and as yet unrealized projects for the future is presented.
This Monograph assesses the position of the James Stirling, Michael Wilford & Associates office at the present time, revealing its plans to continue the high quality of work, despite the tragic death of Sir James Stirling. A varied selection of built, in-progress and as yet unrealised projects for the future is presented and includes: the Braun headquarters, Melsungen, Germany; the Biennale book shop, Venice; the Science Library, Irvine, Los Angeles; the Faculty of Architecture, Newcastle, Australia; and the scheme for an arts centre, Salford, England. All projects are presented in full colour wherever possible. The beautiful drawings for which Stirling Wilford & Associates has become so well known assist in an understanding of the building and the high level of communication with all parties which the partnership regards as a priority. An essay by Michael Wilford provides an incisive and revealing retrospective of his many years in partnership with James Stirling, and discusses both past and present work. Kenneth Powell provides a perceptive and comprehensive analysis of the firm's oeuvre; Michael Spens contributes a personal interpretation of the firm's recent work and Barry Maitland adds an extra dimension with a description of the scheme by Michael Wilford at Newcastle, Australia. A new look at one of the best known architectural firms of our time. A rare insight into the post, present and future of this influential practice. Comprehensive coverage of 14 recent and current projects. Essay contributions by Michael Wilford, Kenneth Powell and Michael Spens.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
6 An Evolving Design Philosophy by Michael Wilford
16 True to Itself Alone: Nature and History in the Architecture of Stirling and Wilford by Kenneth Powell
22 New Directions: Beyond Melsungen by Michael Spens
28 Braun Melsungen AG
38 Number 1 Poultry (Mansion House), City of London
46 Palazzo Citterio Art Gallery (Extension to the Brera Museum), Milan
54 Music School and Theatre Academy, Stuttgart
64 Science Library, University of California at Irvine
74 Stadium Development, Seville
80 Biennale Bookshop, Venice
90 Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
106 School of Architecture, Newcastle University, Australia
116 Salford Arts Centre, England
124 Abando Passenger Interchange, Bilbao
132 National Centre for Literature (Ty Llen), Swansea
140 Sto AG Regional Depot, Hamburg
142 Sto AG Stuhlingen: Headquarters and Masterplan, Baden-Wurttemberg
144 Complete Buildings and Projects