Stephen Kieran
James Timberlake
Karl Wallick
Rizzoli International Publications, New York, 2011, English
Nonfiction, Architecture
10.9 x 8.8 x 1.2 inches, hardcover, 256 pages, 766 color illustrations
ISBN: 9780847836789
Suggested Retail Price: $55.00

From the Publisher. An insider’s glimpse into how the natural environment, energy, the economics of construction, and the processes of collaboration inform KieranTimberlake’s celebrated practice. KieranTimberlake: Inquiry comprehensively documents the beauty and relevance of KieranTimberlake’s unique and celebrated vision. By undertaking a path of research into potential technologies that alter fabrication and delivery methods, and that influence the way we live in our environments, KieranTimberlake endeavors to reshape our expectations of architecture. Nineteen residential, commercial, academic, and civic projects are featured here, including the firm’s own dynamic studio; buildings for such prestigious institutions as Yale University, Cornell University, and the University of Pennsylvania; and the new U.S. Embassy in London.

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While other books have looked at the firm’s work in general and at specific buildings such as the Loblolly house, this volume explores in detail KieranTimberlake’s novel use of materials and ideas—the firm’s strength. The firm is known for such projects as the Cellophane House shown in the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum garden and its entry in MoMA’s exhibition “Home Delivery,” but also for academic and embassy buildings. Focusing on technological innovation, such as the use of OLED, but with a realistic understanding of economics, unlike many ostensibly green practitioners, KieranTimberlake offers practical and innovative solutions, applied with sensitivity and intelligence.

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