Inhaltsangabe zu "Toshiko Mori Architect"
The focus of Toshiko Mori Architect Observations is on observations as the foremost, indispensable method in the developmental process of architectural projects. TMA projects are geared toward creating infrastructure for the development of society. The wide sense in which the word infrastructure is used in the book gives an impression of the conceptual nature of Toshiko Mori’s work.
In the eight chapters of this publication, projects are introduced which foremost consider social and ecological demands such as community building. Backed by thorough research and engaged with architectural tradition while also questioning industry norms, the projects remain on the cutting edge of the architectural profession. They include a think-thank called VisionArc which Mori founded together with Landon Brown, the award winning Thread and Fass School and Teachers' Residence in Senegal and several curatorial works at the MoMA and Smithsonian museums. The vast variety of projects featured in the publication illustrates Mori’s philosophy that there is no universal design solution for every problem, which makes each of her architectural engagements unique.