Out of Practice

By Shop Architects; Philip Nobel (Introduction by); Kimberly J. Holden (Contribution by)
(Monacelli Press, Hardcover, 9781580932714, 431pp.)

Publication Date: February 7, 2012

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An insider's look into one of contemporary architecture's most cutting-edge firms. SHoP's striking projects and unique business model are captured in this thoughtful and inventively organized monograph.

Designed in a playful and intricate manner, SHoP: Out of Practice reflects the character and attitudes of the firm itself. Thirteen projects are shown in great detail, including the Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards, Brooklyn; a master plan for the East River Waterfront, New York; and Dunescape, winner of the annual MoMA/P.S.1 competition for a summer courtyard installation. Interspersed between the projects are thematic explorations of current issues in architecture: style, risk, innovation, sustainability, and more. Also included are five essays by the SHoP partners that offer the firm's take on practice, politics, finance, technology, and sustainability.

About the Author

Philip Nobel writes for "The New York Times; The Nation; Artforum; Architectural Diges"t, where he is a contributing writer; and "Metropolis," where his column, "Far Corner," runs monthly. Trained as an architect, he lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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