Siteless: 1001 Building Forms
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François Blanciak is an architect and Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo. He has worked for architectural firms in Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, and New York, with such architects as Frank Gehry and Peter Eisenman.
Some may call it the first manifesto of the twenty-first century, for it lays down a new way to think about architecture. Whatever genre it belongs to, SITELESS is a new kind of architecture book that seems to have come out of nowhere. Others may think of it as the last architectural treatise, for it provides a discursive container for ideas that would otherwise be lost. The book ends by illustrating the potential of these shapes to morph into actual building proportions.. SITELESS presents an open-ended compendium of visual ideas for the architectural imagination to draw from. After setting down 1001 forms in siteless conditions
"Extremely helpful if your stuck in the design process" according to NZarch. I would recommend this book to anybody who sometimes struggles with coming up with new ideas or often gets stuck in the design process I often flick through this book for inspiration or ideas. The forms inside do not necessarily need to be replicated, but can often lead to developments in your own ideas.A really helpful, small book that should be kept in any archit. curt dilger said architecture student's secret weapon. This book makes a compelling opening written statement, laying out his process. Then what follows is a set of architecture student's secret weapon This book makes a compelling opening written statement, laying out his process. Then what follows is a set of 3d 'parti' drawings, siteless, scaleless architectural 'units', drawn with a scrupulous knowledge of Jacob Chernikov's scrupulously minimal style. Each drawing is an intense, little HAND DRAWN architectural configuration, a pure expression of gestural thoug. d 'parti' drawings, siteless, scaleless architectural 'units', drawn with a scrupulous knowledge of Jacob Chernikov's scrupulously minimal style. Each drawing is an intense, little HAND DRAWN architectural configuration, a pure expression of gestural thoug. "To the magic of architectural creativity" according to Tor O. Austigard. To claim this book just adds to the general tendency of contemporary architecture seeking the immediately shocking, superficial and easily publishable is perhaps a sign of precisely this tendency: people losing the ability to dwell on things long enough for their imagination to come out.Once applied on actual architecture these concepts would need to be closely lin
His astoundingly imaginative 1,001 designs could challenge architects and engineers for decades. Imagine Learning from Las Vegas as illustrated by Chris Ware, and you'll get a sense of François Blanciak's marvelously inventive new book. (Metropolis)In Siteless: 1001 Building Forms, French architect François Blanciak surrenders the usual anchors of function and site for an exercise in pure form. (Santa Fe New Mexican)