21st-century London: The New Architecture

21st-century London: The New Architecture

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By (author) Kenneth Powell

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  • Publisher: Merrell Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 224mm x 34mm | 1,279g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1858945372
  • ISBN 13: 9781858945378
  • Illustrations note: 650 colour illustrations, 150 plans
  • Sales rank: 368,917

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This book presents a selection of the most exciting building projects in London since the year 2000. The first decade of the twenty-first century has marked out London as arguably the pre-eminent international city for innovative and ambitious architecture, with the design and construction of imaginative buildings of all types. Projects range in size and budget from such landmark structures as the 'Gherkin' (30 St Mary Axe) and the forthcoming 'Shard' (London Bridge Tower) to such cultural projects as the Young Vic theatre and the new Tate Modern extension; from offices, schools and hospitals to shops and private houses. With more than 650 stunning photographs, drawings and renderings, and critical texts by well-known architecture writer Kenneth Powell, this is a detailed and authoritative portrait - indispensable to professionals and the public alike - of a world city avid to embrace the best of the new.

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Kenneth Powell is an architecture critic and journalist based in London. He contributes to newspapers and journals in Britain and abroad and is a former architecture correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. His many books include studies of the architecture of Norman Foster, a two-volume study of the work of Richard Rogers and a monograph on Will Alsop, as well as several titles for Merrell. He was elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2000.

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Accessible to architects and non-architects alike - invaluable and sumptuously designed - BUILDING - a selection of the most exciting building projects in London since 2000, marking the city's status as one of innovation and ambition in architecture - STYLUS MAGAZINE - this book gives an authoritative insight into London's most innovative architecture - BELLE MAGAZINE Much has been written about London's 'architectural renaissance' but few writers have catalogued the flurry of developments over the last 10 years with as much vigour and proficiency as Kenneth Powell. The book's layout is as fine as any produced by Merrell. - brimming with instructive photographs, plans and drawings - this book can be taken seriously as a work of historical reference. - THE BURLINGTON MAGAZINE