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Mayne, Thom

Works: 194 works in 334 publications in 6 languages and 4,264 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Documentary films  History  Interviews  Architectural drawings  Internet videos  Pictorial works  Nonfiction films  Case studies  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Architect, Editor, Author of introduction, Artist, Creator, wpr, Contributor, Illustrator, Other, Collector, Interviewer, Set designer
Classifications: NA737.M72, 720.973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thom Mayne
Sukkah City( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When best-selling author Joshua Foer began to build his first sukkah, a small hut that Jews build and dwell in every fall for the holiday of Sukkot, he wanted to move beyond the generic plywood boxes and canvas tents that have become the unimaginative status quo. He discovered that while the Bible outlines the basic parameters for what a sukkah should look like and how it should function, it leaves plenty of room for variation and interpretation. Foer thought what if contemporary architects and designers were challenged to design and construct twelve radical sukkahs? What would they come up with? And so was born the design competition known as Sukkah City in Union Square Park, in the heart of New York City. Chronicling the competition, the film goes behind the scenes during construction, exhibition, and judging to provide an entertaining and inspiring portrait of the project's visionary architects and structures, and an exciting, singular moment in the American Jewish experience
Morphosis : connected isolation( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never built Los Angeles by Greg Goldin( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never Built Los Angeles explores the "what if" Los Angeles, investigating the values and untapped potential of a city still in search of itself. A treasure trove of buildings, master plans, parks, follies and mass-transit proposals that only saw the drawing board, the book asks: why is Los Angeles a mecca for great architects, yet so lacking in urban innovation? Featured are more than 100 visionary works that could have transformed both the physical reality and the collective perception of the metropolis, from Olmsted Brothers and Bartholomew's groundbreaking 1930 Plan for the Los Angeles Region, which would have increased the amount of green space in the notoriously park-poor city fivefold; to John Lautner's Alto Capistrano, a series of spaceship-like apartments hovering above a mixed-use development; to Jean Nouvel's 2008 Green Blade, a condominium tower clad entirely in cascading plants. Through text and more than 400 color and black-and-white illustrations drawn from archives around the U.S., authors Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin explore the visceral (and sometimes misleading) power of architectural ideas conveyed through sketches, renderings, blueprints, models and the now waning art of hand drawing. Many of these schemes--promoting a denser, more vibrant city--are still relevant today and could inspire future designs. Never Built Los Angeles will set the stage for a renewed interest in visionary projects in this, one of the world's great cities
Morphosis : 1998-2004 by Morphosis Architects( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morphosis : buildings and projects, 1993-1997 by Thom Mayne( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morphosis architects Thom Mayne and Michael Rotondi are leaders in the avant-garde movement of the new architecture of California. In all projects, a hallmark of their work is always a clean, crisp coolness expressing their almost uncanny ability to turn the most ordinary materials into surfaces and details of astonishing power and grace. One of the unique features of the methods of design of Morphosis Architects is the way in which they use models and drawings. Unlike most architects, after a building is completed Mayne and Rotondi go back to the drawings and models, reworking and analyzing them as sources of inspiration and generation for new designs
100 buildings : 1900-2000 by Val K Warke( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accessible primer to the most important architectural touchstones of our time by today s leading architects and teachers of architecture. For this volume, over forty internationally renowned architects and educators from Peter Eisenman and the late Zaha Hadid to Rafael Moneo and Cesar Pelli were asked to list the top 100 twentieth-century architectural projects they would teach to students. The contributors were encouraged to select built projects where formal, spatial, technological, and organizational concepts responded to dynamic historical, cultural, social, and political circumstances. The capacity of these buildings to resist, adapt, and invent new typologies solidifies their timeless relevance to future challenges. The result is presented here in this unique volume: a master list of the top 100 must-know built works of architecture designed and completed between 1900 and 2000. Ranging from houses and apartment buildings to museums and buildings for education and government, the book offers a wealth of extraordinary works of design and construction and is an essential edition for anyone with an interest in architecture and design
Ray Kappe : California modern master-- forty years of modular evolution by Muffie Dunn( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Kappe has long been a cult figure in the architectural scene in and around Los Angeles. In 1972, he founded the influential, avant garde Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC), where many of the younger-generation architects have studied or taught. In addition, his smoothly rectilinear wood-and-glass houses based on modular principles, modern technology, and a sensitive response to the regional climate, continue to explore the principles of Los Angeles Modernism as originally put forth by the work of Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler and others in the early part of the 20th century. Significantly, the architect, born in 1927, is at the forefront of prefabricated, sustainable design today. The film explores Kappe's thinking behind his domestic work, beginning with a tour of the iconic hillside house he built for his family in 1967 in Pacific Palisades, and traces the trajectory of his career that led to his two heralded, sustainable, prefabricated houses designed for LivingHomes in 2006-2007. In addition, Founder and CEO of LivingHomes, Steve Glenn, discusses Kappe's contribution to the creation of the first house in the U.S. with a LEED® platinum rating. Also appearing in the film is architect Thom Mayne, who taught at SCI-ARC in the Kappe years and who places the pioneer's architectural and educational achievements in context of his influence on L.A. architects. Producer: Edgar B. Howard. Director: Muffie Dunn
L.A. now( Book )

in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morphosis/Diamond Ranch High School, Diamond Bar, California by Morphosis Architects( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tangents and outtakes : Morphosis by Thom Mayne( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Pran : realizations by Peter C Pran( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Pran is one of the foremost advocates of the school of Modernity, an era that has been characterized by a world of constantly increasing complexity and an implicit human will to understand this world rationally. In Pran's work one can see the attraction to modern reason and technology, yet one can also recognize the expression of an artistic movement that embraces a poetic quality." "This beautifully presented publication stands as a testament not only to the influence of Modernity, but the work of an internationally acclaimed architect whose designs build on a fragmentary aesthetic of floating, planar elements that seem to deny gravity and blur distinctions between inside and outside space. Pran's use of curved surfaces in closejuxtaposition to orthogonal lines creates considerable tension within and between spaces." "In Pran's works, which are characterized by sweeping lines and movement, curvature acts horizontally as well as vertically, and spatial dynamism becomes comprehensive, without contradicting the fundamental dichotomy of up and down." "Examples of his extraordinary ability to design spaces that are not only rational but also experiment with more complex forms are the New York State Psychiatric Institute, the New York Police Academy, and most recently, the Telenor Headquarters scheme in Norway, and the Sail@Marina Bay in Singapore. The Telenor building alone is proof of Pran's ability to choreograph a multinational design team through a complex process of experimentation, discovery, and execution."--Jacket
Combinatory urbanism : the complex behavior of collective form by Thom Mayne( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2019 in English and Chinese and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the past forty years Thom Mayne and his firm, Morphosis, have been engaged with projects that exist in the hybrid space between architecture and urban planning. Against this backdrop, Thom Mayne's new book Combinatory Urbanism: The Complex Behavior of Collective Form (Stray Dog Café, 2011) surveys 12 urban projects that range in scale from a 16-acre proposal for rebuilding the World Trade Center site after the 2001 terrorist attacks to a 52 thousand-acre redevelopment proposal for Post-Katrina New Orleans. This book and the proposals found within, posit an alternative to traditional end-state planning solutions, while attempting to not only illuminate but also explicate Mayne's own work and critical processes. Combinatory Urbanism represents a departure from previous Morphosis publications. Both a manifesto on urbanism and a comprehensive presentation of Morphosis urban design projects, many of which have never before been published; this book fills a void in the world of architectural and urban design publications
Thom Mayne, Sixth Street House by George Wagner( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L.A. [Ten] : interviews on Los Angeles architecture, 1970s-1990s by Stephen John Phillips( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a casual, witty, and approachable retrospective on the characters, environment, and cultural history of L.A. architecture as remembered through a series of oral history interviews with the architects conducted by Stephen Phillips alongside Wim de Wit, Christopher Alexander, and the students of the Cal Poly L.A. Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design
Morphosis : recent project = [Mōfoshisu saishin purojekuto by Morphosis Architects( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Projects include the Giant Group Campus in Shanghai, The Phare Tower at La Défense in Paris, the Perot Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas, the Kuala Lumpur Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the new U.S. Embassy in London, the Emerson College at the Los Angeles Center, the New Orleans National Jazz, the Taipei Pop Music Center, the Seoul Performing Arts Center, the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center in Riyadh. Also includes an interview with Thom Mayne from Morphosis. -- Book Description
Morphosis : tangents and outtakes by Morphosis Architects( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live + work : modern homes and offices : the southern California architecture of Shubin + Donaldson by Shubin + Donaldson Architects( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Live + Work is a visually immersive monograph of the work of Shubin + Donaldson Architects, whose creative commercial spaces and high-end residential projects draw on the complex vernaculars of southern California's cultures and traditions. Organized around the organic process of practice, the complex genealogy of projects, and the flow of influence, this monograph examines the contemporary conditions by which we live and work, and how those terms are increasingly blended. Visual essays of the select projects are supplemented with drawings, sketches, diagrams, interviews, and essays by Thom Mayne and Joseph Giovanni." --Book Jacket
Morphosis by Morphosis Architects( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thom Mayne, Morphosis : U.S. Federal Office Building, San Francisco, CA( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Pritzker-prize winning architect Thom Mayne has been identified with muscular, bold, steel-and-glass design since founding his firm, Morphosis, in 1971. With the Federal Office Building in San Francisco, Mayne proves that innovative and sustainable architecture can be introduced successfully into a building type once considered predictable and boring. In this tour of the dramatic high-rise building, Mayne takes us through the many awe-inspiring spaces, including the main lobby, upper-level offices, and an elevated outdoor bridge. During this compelling visit, the architect's engaging remarks about various green features also provides added insight into the building's inner workings"--Container
Patrick Tighe Architecture : building dichotomy by Patrick Tighe( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This beautifully designed and illustrated monograph sets out Patrick Tighe’s innovative, diverse and wide-ranging collection of contemporary work towards the post-digital, showing the reader a hyper- detailed analytical investigation of digital forms and their practices. It sets out how his architecture has brought a return to the real in an attempt to rethink the language and practice of architecture. The book's many inspiring and intricate drawings render clear the ideas that show the palpable energy and momentum that exists in this practice. In every instance, this firm embraces dichotomy, mining its potential to produce a more vital and consequential architecture. The book's stunning imagery and nuanced narratives tell the story of Tighe's architecture across 35 projects spanning across the globe, to help establish how his work draws from and builds upon existing polarities to find resolution, and how tensions yield a more dynamic architecture. The work is multiple and varied: from the small-scale residential to the urban scale, from the United States to Europe to China to North Africa, from high-end villas for royalty to art installations to social housing projects. This compelling collection of work follows the following five key themes: CRAFT (from the manufactured to the technological); MATERIAL (from the natural to the synthetic); EXPERIENCE (from the actual to the perceptual); GEOMETRY (from the simple to the complex); and METHOD (from the analog to the digital). This distinguished monograph also includes an incisive introduction by Patrick Tighe and is augmented by two essays by Thom Mayne and Stephen Phillips, who also provide clarity and insightful discourse on how Tighe's work is continuously in transition and evolving, and how he's rethinking and engaging in a discourse to defamiliarize the familiar."--Publisher's description
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Tangents and outtakes : Morphosis Morphosis : tangents and outtakes
Morphosis : buildings and projects, 1993-1997L.A. nowMorphosis/Diamond Ranch High School, Diamond Bar, CaliforniaTangents and outtakes : MorphosisPeter Pran : realizationsMorphosis : recent project = [Mōfoshisu saishin purojekutoMorphosis : tangents and outtakesLive + work : modern homes and offices : the southern California architecture of Shubin + DonaldsonMorphosis
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