這本當代百大磚建築雙冊特輯，將帶領讀者一同遊覽世界各國，橫跨阿根廷到紐西蘭，發現過去15年來最令人震驚的磚建築。內容包括新興建築師，來自阿根廷的Diego Arraigada及越南的Nguyen Hai Long；明星建築師則有安藤忠雄及彼得‧卒姆托。這些特色建築展示了磚頭如何運用在文化、家庭、基礎建設及休閒空間等，作品包括Herzog & De Meuron建築事務所打造的倫敦泰德現代博物館、位於聖地亞哥的Amorio餐廳及馬拉威卡松古的產婦休閒渡假村。
Brick by Brick
The world’s most innovative brick buildings
Of all building materials in the world, brick is one of the most enduring and ubiquitous. Traces of brickmaking date back to 7500 BC and fired brick first made its appearance in about 3500 BC. Since then, the trusty brick has shown amazing resilience and remains one of the mainstays of contemporary architecture. Rooted in tradition in countries as different as China and the Netherlands, it is inexpensive, flexible in use, and can also be ecologically fabricated.
This comprehensive two-volume set tours the world to cover the most exciting and innovative brick buildings of the past 15 years, from Argentina to New Zealand. True to all TASCHEN architecture tomes, it includes new talents like Argentina’ Diego Arraigada and Vietnam’s Nguyen Hai Long as well as established starchitects such as Tadao Ando and Peter Zumthor. Featured buildings showcase the variety of brick applications across cultural, domestic, infrastructure, and leisure spaces, including Tate Modern Switch House by Herzog & De Meuron, Tidy Architects’ Amorio Restaurant in Santiago, and Mass Design Group’s Maternity Waiting Village in Kasungu, Malawi.