Bridging Art & Science Wilkinson Eyre Architecture
Bridging Art & Science
Wilkinson Eyre Architecture
  • Imprint: Booth-Clibborn Editions
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2001
  • Price: $60.00
  • Trim Size: 10 58 x 11 34
  • ISBN: 1-86154-153-8
  • EAN: 9781861541536
  • Page Count: 320
  • Format: Hardcover

As one of the leading architectural practices in the UK, Wilkinson Eyre Architects have designed buildings and bridges which have caught the imagination of people throughout the world. Best known for the award-winning Stratford Station on London's Jubilee Line Extension, the snaking footbridge at Canary Wharf and the Millennium Eyelid bridge at Gateshead, Wilkinson Eyre's work shows an innovative approach to design which challenges new technology and materials while retaining an artist's perspective. This book looks at the philosophy and inspiration behind the work of this innovative architectural practice. Rich in visual images, with over 300 photographs, line drawings, conceptual sketches, construction shots and component details, the book is complemented by perceptive essays written by Chris Wilkinson [who set up the practice in 1983] and James Eyre [Partner and Director since 1987], which cover subjects as diverse as identity, geometry, sustainability, lightness through form and responsivity. Passionate about what their buildings look like and how they feel inside, the authors review in their entirety 30 projects that range from cultural, corporate and educational spaces to bridges and transport projects. Designed by Joseph Burrin at BCD Design