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Drifting Symmetries

Drifting Symmetries

Projects, Provocations, and other Enduring Models by Weiss/Manfredi

By (author) Marion Weiss
By (author) Michael Manfredi
Edited by Eric Bellin


Publishing 12th Aug 2024
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    • First new monograph on New York-based architecture firm Weiss/Manfredi in more than 15 years
    • Explores Weiss/Manfredi’s design philosophy and recent work through some 560 images and drawings, texts, and conversations with leading voices in contemporary architecture
    • Features also iconic case studies throughout history that have informed Weiss/Manfredi’s sustainable, responsive architecture
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    Weiss/Manfredi is a New York-based multi-disciplinary architecture firm renowned for its innovative integration of architecture, art, infrastructure, and landscape design. Founded by Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, the firm has carved a niche for itself with a dynamic, ecological approach to public spaces and structures. With a portfolio spanning the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center, their work is celebrated for its seamless blend of natural and built environments.
    Drifting Symmetries explores Weiss/Manfredi’s design philosophy, showcasing both their own work and iconic case studies throughout history that have informed their commitment to sustainable, responsive architecture that enlivens public space and engages the community. More than five hundred and fifty images are supplemented with texts by the firm’s founding partners Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi. Contributions from some of the leading voices in contemporary architecture, including Thom Mayne, Meejin Yoon, Sarah M. Whiting, Xu Tiantian, Nader Tehrani, Hashim Sarkis, Hilary Sample, Rahul Mehrotra, Paul Lewis, Andrea Leers, David Leatherbarrow, Lyndon Neri & Rossana Hu, Walter Hood, Mauricio Pezo & Sofia von Ellrichshausen, Edward Eigen, Charles L. Davis II, James Corner, Tatiana Bilbao, and Barry Bergdoll, round out this beautiful book.

    About the Author

    Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi are cofounders of Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism based in New York City. Weiss is also the Graham Chair Professor of Practice at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, Manfredi is also a Senior Design Critic at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Eric Bellin is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Thomas Jefferson University’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment.

    Park Books
    Publish date
    12th Aug 2024
    World excluding Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, United States, Canada, and Japan
    290 mm x 222 mm
    480 Pages
    284 color, 281 b&w
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