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Porphyrios Associates : Recent Work - A New Architecture Monograph - Paolo Portoghesi

Porphyrios Associates

Recent Work - A New Architecture Monograph

By: Paolo Portoghesi, Oswyn Murray (Introduction by)

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Demetri Porphyrios, Principal of Porphyrios Associates, is one of the world's leading architects. His architecture of humanism has given us new insights into the use of tradition of modernity.

For him "architecture always speaks of tradition in a modern voice that invites commentary and ferrets out the new". Many have spoken of the connection between tectonics and forms but almost no one has put this in practice with the richness and maturity of Porphyrios.

Architecture he writes makes us see the building craft and technology from which it is born, from which it detaches itself as art, and to which it always alludes. His architecture is not about style it is about living traditions open to adaptation and responsive to region, climate, nature and culture.

The work presented in this volume covers a comprehensive selection of buildings and urban projects carried out by his practice in the past five years including the new Quadrangle at Magdalen College, Oxford, the New Courts, Auditorium and Library at Selwyn College.

Introduction by the historian and architect Professor Paolo Portoghesi and Dr. Oswyn Murrary, Fellow at Balliolo College, Oxford, examine his work.

Town of Pitiousa, Spetses
Duncan Residence & Galleries, Lincoln, Nebraska
Villa at Porto Heli
Old Palace School, Croydon, Surrey
Magdalen College, Grove Quadrangle, Oxford
Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
Selwyn College, New Courts, Theatre & Library, Cambridge
Residence in Amman
University of Oxford, Institute for Business Studies, Oxford
Sane Research Centre, Warneford Hospital, Oxford
Windsor Resort, Hurghada
Squash Courts Centre, Magdalen College, Oxford
Allatini Masterplan, Salonica
Kingston Mills Masterplan, Bradford on Avon
Wadi Rum Fort Hotel, Wadi Rum
Cavo Salomonti Masterplan, Crete
Three Brindleyplace Office Building, Birmingham
Seven Brindleyplace Office Building, Birmingham
Windsor Ras-Nasrani Resort, Sharm El-Sheikh
The Dakis Joannou Collection Galleries, Athens

High-Tech and Such Misnomers
Restoration and Value
Project Credits

ISBN: 9781901092141
ISBN-10: 1901092143
Series: NA monographs
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st January 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 30.480 x 24.130  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 1.633