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The Resource Archiflop : a guide to the most spectacular failures in the history of modern and contemporary architecture, Alessandro Biamonti ; translation: Susan Ann White, Felicity Lutz and Lauren Sunstein

Archiflop : a guide to the most spectacular failures in the history of modern and contemporary architecture, Alessandro Biamonti ; translation: Susan Ann White, Felicity Lutz and Lauren Sunstein

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Archiflop : a guide to the most spectacular failures in the history of modern and contemporary architecture
Title
Archiflop
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a guide to the most spectacular failures in the history of modern and contemporary architecture
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Alessandro Biamonti ; translation: Susan Ann White, Felicity Lutz and Lauren Sunstein
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eng
Summary
As soon as it leaves the protective environment of drafting boards, specialized computer programs, and sophisticated 3-D models, every architectural project is inevitably forced to face the circumstances of real life. In most cases, it's a relatively painless experience, it nevertheless progresses without major problems but sometimes things go wrong and it fails miserably! What remains are unfulfilled expectations and broken dreams of overly optimistic architects, owners, and clients. With a tongue in cheek approach, this book presents a selection of the most spectacular architectural flops from the 20th century to the present. Each project is described briefly and its circumstances analyzed and extensively documented via photos. The reader is taken to monumental ghost towns in Asia, grotesque remnants of amusement parks, for example in the USA, and a nuclear power plant in Crimea. The author is not aiming to uncover faults and condemn failed projects but rather to contemplate on how difficult and nearly impossible it is to predict the future for any type of endeavor
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illustrations
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non fiction
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Archiflop : a guide to the most spectacular failures in the history of modern and contemporary architecture, Alessandro Biamonti ; translation: Susan Ann White, Felicity Lutz and Lauren Sunstein
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
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Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
187 pages
Isbn
9783721209600
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations (chiefly color)
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Archiflop : a guide to the most spectacular failures in the history of modern and contemporary architecture, Alessandro Biamonti ; translation: Susan Ann White, Felicity Lutz and Lauren Sunstein
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
187 pages
Isbn
9783721209600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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