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Transformer
Sandu Cultural Media:
Transformer
Workplace, Residential, Schools, Art & Culture, Hotel & Lounge, Public & Mixed-Use
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This visually stunning new title is dedicated to the seemingly magical transformation of spaces and structures. It covers an amazing range of residential and commercial architecture as well as large-scale urban renewal, showcasing projects that frequently cross functional boundaries.
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The dramatic scope of the renovations included in this title give the reader a visceral shock to the system: an office auditorium converted into an urban oasis, an old airplane repurposed into a must-visit hostel, and 19th century ruins updated to become a modern family home.

Some transformations not to be missed include The Alan Voo House in Los Angeles, which doubled in size from a 1,000 square foot residence to a 2,000 square foot residence through the insertion of a new 16ft linear house into the existing house (Neil M Denari Architects Inc); or the refurbishment of a 1975 office building in Mexico City into a residential block with 23 apartments. Its main and rear facades having been replaced with a chopped metal facade in the style of the Mexican handcraft papel picado, creating a liveable artwork (Hierve-Disenaria Architects).

Other works include an alpine hut conversion in Slovenia, Blue Frog Lounge in Mumbai; and the Jumbo Hostel in Stockholm.

272 pages, Hardcover, 9'' x 11 1/2'' (230 x 290 mm)
600 color illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-1-58423-382-4  $ 59.95
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GINGKO PRESS | ARCHITECTURE BOOK | ISBN-13: 9781584233824 | ISBN-10: 1-58423-382-6 / 1584233826