What is public architecture? Contemporary buildings can be simply divided into two basic categories – private structure and public structure. Residential buildings such as single family homes, city apartments, and villas are definitely private. Buildings like schools, education centers, churches, theaters, government buildings, town and city halls or museums that are constructed fir public purposes can be referred to public architecture.
In recent years, public architecture has undergone a tremendous upheaval. This richly illustrated volume, 100 Public Architecture, examines a wide-ranging selection of public structures from the world’s most innovative architects, reflecting the wide variety and originality of talent and design direction throughout the world. Featured architects include: BAAS, Daniel Libeskind Studio, Giancarlo Mazzanti, IOU Architecture, Marsino Arquitectos Asociados, etc.
With stunning full-colour interior and exterior photographs, details drawings of plan and elevations, and project descriptions, this book has wide appeal to both the general readers and those would-be architects. Each work is indeed unique, whether due to the astonishing landscap views, the clever use of local materials ot the inventive response to challenges of climate and site. The publication of this resource book provides rare insight into the extraordinary talent of these world-class architects.