Dezeen promotion: Dezeen readers can get a 35% discount on a new book of speculative architectural drawings and designs, curated by artists Matt Bua and Maximilian Goldfarb and published by Laurence King.
The book compiles illustrations by artists, designers and architects depicting fictional buildings and projects.
The drawings are arranged in categories such as micro-community, pavilion and medical, each introduced with a short description.
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Here is some more information from the publishers:
Architectural Inventions by Matt Bua and Maximilian Goldfarb and published by Laurence King in October 2012 presents a stunning visual study of impossible or speculative structures that exist only on paper.
While working on separate projects; Matt Bua on an insallation for Mass MoCa and Maximilian Goldfarb on curating an exhibition for ART Omi in Ghent NY, the pair discussed collaborating and developing an illustrated collection of improvised buildings. Bua and Goldfarb put a call out to a wide spectrum of professionals, including artists, architects and designers, with suggested categories such as ‘micro-community’, ‘pavillion’ and ‘medical’ and pretty soon hundreds of submissions came flooding in.
Goldfarb says “...we found that some additional categories emerged; we organized groups of drawings into these categories, and felt that it should be an archive that could be easily accessed and continue to expand...of course as an online archive we could effectively achieve this. We worked with a local designer (British expat Antony Katz, principal of SORTED Design in Hudson, NY) to develop www.drawingbuilding.org which we continue to add to as additional drawings continue to be sent to us.”
Architectural Inventions takes edited highlights from the online archive and presents them with short texts that introduce each category. Contributors include: Paul Nobel, Neil Spiller, VitoAcconci Studio, Future Farmers, SITE and Karim Rashid.
Based in Brooklyn, New York, Matt Bua is an installation artist who makes small-scale improvised buildings. His recent work tries to redefine and reimagine architecture. He has shown work internationally at various exhibitions and public spaces.
Currently based in Hudson, NY, Maximilian Goldfarb is an interdisciplinary artist, producing site-derived works in various media. He has participated in numerous international exhibitions.