DETAIL: Architecture and the Test of Time

DETAIL: Architecture and the Test of Time

Over the past 50 years, DETAIL has presented countless architectural highlights, which, in their time, drove development forward thanks to their experimental designs or groundbreaking use of materials. Yet, how have these once innovative designs fared? What lessons have been learned? Have the buildings changed over the decades?

Based on the rubric “A Second Look”, part of DETAIL’s 50th anniversary, the publication presents a new look at selected structures from the past five decades. This includes material from previous publications combined with current information, with a critical eye cast on current trends in comparison to their forerunners. What has become of the developments that these earlier structures began? What conclusions can be drawn about the original designs? The book not only presents buildings that have changed greatly over time, but also buildings whose designs have stood the test of time – designs that have lost none of their relevance and innovation over years of use.

006 Introduction 008 Glass Pavilion at Broadfield House in Kingswinford 020 The  “Hanse Viertel” Shopping Arcade in Hamburg 028 Olympic Ensemble in Munich 052 Diocesan Museum in Eichstät 060 Genter Strasse Housing Development in Munich 070 St. Pius Catholic Church in Meggen

080 Hongkong and Shangai Bank in Hong Kong 096 Waterloo International Terminal in London 108 Church of Light in Ibaraki 124 Eden Project in St Austell 140 Project data 142 Authors 143 Picture credits 144 Imprint

Pages: 144 (illustrations, tables and photos) Language: German/English Format: 19 x 23.5 cm ISBN: 978-3-920034-59-1

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Cite: Diego Hernandez. "DETAIL: Architecture and the Test of Time" 08 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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