Author(s): Philip Jodidio
On the menu. This title features cutting edge architecture and bold design. Whether the challenge is merely arranging furniture in a simple space, or an ambitious structural project, restaurants and bars are the sites of some of our most expressive architecture. More ephemeral than larger facilities or entire buildings, they are especially apt to capture the mood of the times. From a skyscraper rooftop in Bangkok to a beachfront in Brazil, here are places where design, architecture, food, and drink come together in inspiring, multi-sensory, encounters. With this latest addition to the enormously successful Architecture Now! series, discover the most exciting examples of restaurant and bar architecture and design. Whether strikingly minimalist or extravagantly baroque, step into spaces where good taste is the raison d'etre.
Featured architects and practices include: 3deluxe-biorhythm, Architectuurbureau Sluijmers en Van Leeuwen, Architrave, Assadi + Pulido, AvroKO, Barkow Leibinger Architekten, Bel Lobo & Bob Neri Arquitetos, Christian Biecher, Buchner Brundler Architekten, Arthur Casa, CL3, Concrete, Electric Dreams, Elenberg Fraser, Stuart Forbes, Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas, GCA Arquitectes, Gilles & Boissier, Stephanie Goto, Guedes + DeCampos, Zaha Hadid, Jeppe Hein, Hosoya Schaefer, Jakob+MacFarlane, Jouin Manku, Kengo Kuma, Christian Liaigre, Maurice Mentjens, Simone Micheli, Moon Design, Office dA, Katrin Olina, Pacific Environments, Pierluigi Piu, Studio Arne Quinze, Imaad Rahmouni, Karim Rashid, ROBERTNEUN, Serie, Philippe Starck, Super Potato, Marcel Wanders, Isay Weinfeld, Wonderwall / Masamichi Katayama, and, Cate Young.
The author: Philip Jodidio (born 1954) studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited "Connaissance des Arts "for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN's "Architecture Now! "series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.