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Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis : Opportunistic Architecture - Paul Lewis


Opportunistic Architecture

Paperback Published: 30th August 2007
ISBN: 9781568987101
Number Of Pages: 192
For Ages: 13+ years old

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What if the constraints and limitations of architecture became the catalyst for design invention? The award-winningyoung architecture firm Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis calls their answers to this question "opportunistic architecture." It is a design philosophy that transforms the typically restrictive conditions of architectural practicesmall budgets, awkward spaces, strict zoninginto generators of architectural innovation. Often building portions of projects themselves, thesearchitects seek to maximize their project's impact through material fabrication and construction.

Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis presents a diverse selection of built and speculative projects ranging from smallinstallations to larger institutional buildings. Their celebrated restaurant projectsincluding a café with a wall made by the architects from 479 cast-plaster coffee cup lidspresent innovative solutions to the challenges of working with existing space. Their large institutional buildings such as Bornhuetter Hall for Wooster College imaginatively engage the particulars of program, budget, client needs, and code. Their designs for a residence in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, morph from a standard suburban elevation on the street front to a modern pavilion at the back. Also included are a selection of the firm's speculative projects addressing issues of urbanism and suburbanism. Built projects are accompanied by thought-provoking texts, beautiful drawings, and photographs. An appendix distills their design philosophy into five tactics, a readymade code forstudents and practitioners looking for design ideas for the real world. Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis will enlighten and inspire architects to create more useful, attractive, and interesting forms.

Introductionp. 6
Arthousep. 14
Bornhuetter Hallp. 24
Building 82%p. 36
Dash Dogsp. 44
Display Devicesp. 50
Fluff Bakeryp. 52
Four Exhibitionsp. 60
Geltner Loftp. 64
The Great Egyptian Museump. 68
Ini Ani Coffee Shopp. 76
Lozoo Restaurantp. 82
MSK Lobby Wallp. 88
Nazareth Housep. 94
New Suburbanismp. 100
Parallel Lines Collectionp. 110
Parking Sectionsp. 112
Park Towerp. 118
Tides Restaurantp. 130
Tourbus Hotelp. 136
Upside Housep. 148
Vegas 888 Spa and Skinp. 152
Wooster Housep. 158
Xing Restaurantp. 160
Tactics for an Opportunistic Architecture
Catalyzing Constraintsp. 168
Invention Sprawlp. 170
Paradoxical Pleasuresp. 172
Alchemical Assembliesp. 174
Over Drawingp. 176
Project Creditsp. 178
Timelinep. 184
Staffp. 190
Acknowledgmentsp. 192
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ISBN: 9781568987101
ISBN-10: 1568987102
Audience: General
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 30th August 2007
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.1  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.71