Phaidon will soon publish a book titled Radical Architecture of the Future that examines today’s most groundbreaking architecture, spatial design and concepts that flip our understanding of the environment and spaces that surround us. Penned by London-born curator and critic, Beatrice Galilee, the 240-page book features a diverse selection of recently-completed projects spanning apps, films, installations, virtual reality, game design and more.
“The book is researched and written by architecture curator and critic Beatrice Galilee. Now working as the founder and executive director of The World Around, a New York-based cultural platform, Galilee held the position of Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 2014-2019 and is internationally recognized for her fifteen year-long career in architectural writing and exhibition-making,” said Phaidon in a statement.
Radical Architecture of the Future is split into five thematic chapters:“Visionaries”, “Insiders”, “Radicals”, “Breakthroughs” and “Masterminds.” Highlighted projects include a power plant in Copenhagen that also functions as a ski-slope, a public park designed by renowned architecture firm BIG, an opera situated on New York City’s High Line by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and a philosophical video game by David O’Reilly. Moreover, the book also includes a piece written by Bolivian architect Freddy Mamani on how monumental buildings contribute to the erasure of cultural identity, a project exploring the remains of Luis Barragån by artist Jill Magid, and a site-specific painting on civil rights by artist Julie Mehretu.
Radical Architecture of the Future is slated for publish in January 2021. Head to Phaidon’s website to learn more. Each book will be priced at $59.95 USD.
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