gestalten publishers: going public   architecture, urbanism + interventions
apr 19, 2013
gestalten publishers: going public architecture, urbanism + interventions


kurt perschke
red ball project in abu dhabi, ongoing
from ‘going public’, copyright gestalten, 2012

 

 

 

 

going public: public architecture, urbanism and interventions
editors: robert klanten, sven ehmann, sofia borges, lukas feireiss
format: 24 x 30 cm
features: 272 pages, full cover, hardcover
language: english
ISBN: 978-3-89955-440-3

 

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as the industrial age has evolved into the information age, our cities have gained new potential in how they can function and be used, with new and different types of community centres being established. gestalten publishers ‘going public’ looks at the transformation of our existing communal squares, parks and waterfronts, offering readers a survey of original contemporary projects which include community gardens, outdoor movie theaters, temporary installations and other cultural venues–a selection of formal and informal interventions, reclamations and architecture which illustrate the current scope of how we have begun to repurpose our built environment for shared use.

 

the book features solutions for ubiquitous urban infrastructure including park benches, fences, pavilions, ranging from bold to subtle, temporary to permanent, architecture to urban design, offering a diverse spectrum of surprising interpretations of our surroundings and natural landscapes. it highlights our departure from gathering places of the past–churches, marketplaces, townhalls–and projects a new perspectiveon the role of public space, a change from the traditional counterparts.

 

 

 


kurt perschke
red ball project in taipei, ongoing
from ‘going public’, copyright gestalten, 2012

 

 


red ball project by kurt perschke (pp. 186-187)
from ‘going public’, copyright gestalten, 2012

 

 


snøhetta
den norske opera & ballet, 2008
oslo, norway
(pp. 178-179)
from ‘going public’, copyright gestalten, 2012
see more about this project on designboom here

 

 


snøhetta
tverrfjellhytta – norwegian wild reindeer centre pavilion, 2011
hjerkinn, norway
from ‘going public’, copyright gestalten, 2012 (pp. 60 – 61)
see more about this project on designboom here

 

 


mazzanti arquitectos
forest of hope, 2011
altos de cazucá, soacha, colombia
from ‘going public’, copyright gestalten, 2012 (pp. 10-11)
see more about this project on designboom here

 

 


mazzanti arquitectos
forest of hope, 2011
altos de cazucá, soacha, colombia
from ‘going public’, copyright gestalten, 2012 (pp. 10-11)

 

 


RO&AD architecten
moses bridge, 2011
halsteren, the netherlands
from ‘going public’, copyright gestalten (pp. 114-115)

 

 


RO&AD architecten
moses bridge, 2011
halsteren, the netherlands
from ‘going public’, copyright gestalten (pp. 114-115)

 

 


paredes pino
open center of civic activities, 2010
cordoba, spain
from ‘going public’, copyright gestalten (pp. 20-21)

 

 


TYIN tegnuestue arkitekter
klong toey community lantern, 2011
bangkok, thailand
from ‘going public’, copyright gestalten (pp. 249-250)

 

 


haas & hahn
rio cruzeiro, 2008 and santa maria favela painting, 2008
rio de janeiro, brasil
from ‘going public’, copyright gestalten (pp. 228-229)
see more about these projects on designboom here

 

 


stig l. andersson
the city dune, 2010
copenhagen, denmark
from ‘going public’, copyright gestalten (pp. 64-65)

 

 


going public – public architecture, urbanism and interventions (cover)

 

 

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