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Take a Tour of the World with 'Architecture Now!'

Travel around the world one building at a time with Taschen's latest architecture release.

by Anya Tchoupakov
05 January 2016, 4:40pm

Ryue Nishizawa: Fukita Pavilion in Shodoshima Shodoshima, Kagawa, Japan. Image courtesy of Iwan Baan. 

Travel around the world one building at a time with art book publisher Taschen’s newest installment to their Architecture Now! series. Architecture writer Philip Jodidio takes the reader to over 70 international projects through tabbed sections themed Residential, Commercial and Public, Culture and Religion, Education and Research, and Leisure, “celebrat[ing] contemporary architecture in its innovation, eclecticism, and adaptation to our evolving world." Its 496-pages (!) cover classics from Frank O. Gehry’s Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, to up-and-comers like Japan’s Sou Fujimoto. Jodidio himself has written the monographs for noted architects like Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid, making him a welcomed tour guide in the journey that is Architecture Now!

This installment stays fresh in its tenth edition by following the newest projects of acclaimed architects and making room for the emerging ones. All projects featured touch on the social, political, cultural, and geographical considerations of each respective architect. Architecture Now! keeps us looking forward to the structures of tomorrow.

See selections from the book here:

Wiel Arets: Jellyfish House courtesy of Jan Bitter

Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas: Terminal 3, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Shenzhen, China. Image courtesy of Archivio Fuksas

Shigeru Ban: Cardboard Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand. Image courtesy of Stephen Goodenough.

Frank O. Gehry: Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris, France. Image courtesy of Iwan Baan

Héctor Fernández Elorza: Faculty of Cellular and Genetic Biology, University of Alcalá—UAH, Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Image courtesy of Montse Zamorano

Todd Saunders: Fogo Island Inn, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada. Image courtesy of Iwan Baan.

For more information about Taschen's Architecture Now! 10, click here

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