- 600 illustrations
- 336 pages
- 280 x 216 mm
- ISBN 9781780670058
- Published October 2012
Born out of the drawingbuilding.org online archive, Architectural Inventions presents a stunning visual study of impossible or speculative structures that exist only on paper. Soliciting the work of architects, designers, and artists of renown –as well as emerging talents from all over the world –Maximilian Goldfarb and Matt Bua have gathered an array of works that convey architectural alternatives, through products, expansions, or critiques of our inhabited environments.
From abstract and conceptual visual interpretations of structures to more traditional architectural renderings, the featured work is divided into thematic chapters, ranging from 'Adapt/Reuse' to 'Clandestine'' 'Mobile'' 'Radical Lifestyle', 'Techno-Sustainable', and 'Worship'. Along with arresting and awe-inspiring illustrated content, every chapter also features an essay exploring its respective themes.
Highlighting visions that exist outside of established channels of production and conventions of design, Architectural Inventions showcases a wide scope in concept and vision, fantasy and innovation.
'On page after page the inventiveness on display pulls you in, and the more time you spend with the book the more valuable it becomes in generating new ideas and thoughts, some of which will inevitably have practical applications. ... Architectural Inventions makes the case for rethinking convention in the name of making life better no matter how daunting the task.'
Buzz Poole, Imprint Magazine
'For anyone who cares about buildings and the spaces that we inhabit both literally and figuratively, this book is an awesome journey to embark upon.'
Stephen Hren, Huffington Post