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Author Sorkin, Michael, 1948-

Title Michael Sorkin Studio : wiggle
Published New York : Monacelli Press, 1998


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Description 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Series Work in progress
Work in progress (New York, N.Y.)
Contents Floating Islands -- Weed, AZ -- Bucharest 2020 -- Neurasia -- Spa Tokaj -- Brooklyn Waterfront -- East New York -- Governors Island -- Hanseatic Skyscrapers -- Mass Movement -- Godzilla -- Parque Los Olivos -- Turtle Portable Puppet Theater -- Beached Houses/Animal Houses -- Two Loft Buildings -- Rancho Mirage -- Berlin Spreebogen -- Berlin Spree Insel -- Souks of Beirut -- Shrooms -- Shoehaus -- Wagga Wagga Civic Center -- Mondo Condo -- Friedrichshof Commune -- Tracked Houses -- Chavez Ravine -- Bay City Studies -- Model City -- Moscow Metro -- World War II and the American Dream -- Subjects & Objects -- Urbanagrams -- Suburbs of Utopia -- Miira -- Floating Islands
Summary Beyond the strength and breadth of the projects themselves, the work is enhanced by this volume's dramatic graphic presentation. Produced by the Studio, the "exquisite corpse" layout literally intertwines the projects, illustrating both their kinship and their strong contextual affiliations. With over two hundred color images, this book serves as an appropriate forum for the Studio's production and its increasing use of sophisticated imaging technologies
This monograph documents over a decade's worth of projects from this important New York-based firm. Although urban areas are most frequently the subject of the Studio's iconoclastic rejuvenation, an attention to nature and natural form is nonetheless ubiquitous. From the biomorphic Governor's Island proposal to the unabashed representationalism of the Beached Houses, from the luminescent tubers of the Miira installation to the neurological networks of the Neurasia project, the Studio combats the sprawl of automobile-centric urbanism with a decidedly organic vocabulary. In the able hands of the Michael Sorkin Studio, progressive strategies of urban intervention and biological reinjection - as Tokyo's Godzilla and the East New York projects testify - are given innovative architectural form
Subject Michael Sorkin Studio.
Architecture -- Research.
Architecture -- Technological innovations.
LC no. 98018254
ISBN 1885254253
Other Titles Wiggle