Building Documentations

San Francisco Federal Building

GSA Morphosis ARUP


  • Book Series
  • Master Buildings
  •  
  • Photography by
  • Nic Lehoux
  •  
  • Edited by
  • Oscar Riera Ojeda
  •  

San Francisco Federal Building

GSA Morphosis ARUP

Building Documentations

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  • contributors

  • Book Series Master Buildings
  • Photography by Nic Lehoux
  • Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda
  • specifications

  • Edition: English Language
  • Size: 8.15 x 11 in / 207 x 279 mm
  • Format: Portrait
  • Pages: 180
  • Binding: Softcover with ¾ flaps
  • Photographs: 120
  • Weight: 0.9 kgs
  • Rights: World Rights Available
  • Price: USD $30 / €27 / ₤19
  • description

  • This book is both a definitive documentation of the Federal Building in San Francisco and a photo-essay. It presents the epoch-making landmark in a meticulously detailed, comprehensive collection of graphic and written material; it also showcases stunning photography by Nic Lehoux that capitalizes on the intricate formal language and rich material palette of Pritzker-Prize winner Thom Mayne. The building is a product of the successful and widely acclaimed partnership between Morphosis, Ove Arup and the GSA. It sets a compelling precedent for what can be achieved when architects, engineers, and commissioning public institutions converge on a common ambitious agenda; establishing a benchmark for sustainable building design through the efficient use of natural energy sources; refashioning the workplace to recreate office environments that boost workers' health, productivity, and creativity; and creating an urban landmark that engages with the community. The graphic documentation ranges from schematic diagrams to construction drawings, giving insights into the conceptual and technical underpinnings of Morphosis' architectural wizardry.
  • biographies

  • Morphosis, founded in 1972, is an interdisciplinary practice involved in rigorous design and research that yields innovative, iconic buildings and urban environments. With founder Thom Mayne serving as design director, the firm today consists of a group of more than 50 professionals, who remain committed to the practice of architecture as a collaborative enterprise. With projects worldwide, the firm’s work ranges in scale from residential, institutional, and civic buildings to large urban planning projects. Over the past 30 years, Morphosis has received 25 Progressive Architecture awards, over 90 American Institute of Architects (AIA) awards, and numerous other honors.

    Arup was founded in 1946 with an initial focus on structural engineering and came to the world’s attention with the structural design of the Sydney Opera House, followed by its work on the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Arup has since grown into a truly multidisciplinary organization. Most recently, its work for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing has reaffirmed its reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs that reinvent the built environment. Arup brings together broad-minded individuals from a wide range of disciplines and encourages them to look beyond the constraints of their own specialisms.

    Nic Lehoux is a Canadian architectural photographer who works with architects that push the boundaries of design of the built environment. Nic is regularly commissioned to document significant buildings around the world with his unique eye, lighting and sense of composition. His images are frequently published in the international architectural press. His professional work puts a particular emphasis on incorporating people within tightly-composed architectural photographs. Nic is influenced by the concept of the “decisive moment” – popularized by Henry Cartier-Bresson – which he adapts to the rigors of architectural photography. His images therefore serve as a reflection on the interaction of people with the built environment.

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This book is both a definitive documentation of the Federal Building in San Francisco and a photo-essay. It presents the epoch-making landmark in a meticulously detailed, comprehensive collection of graphic and written material; it also showcases stunning photography by Nic Lehoux that capitalizes on the intricate formal language and rich material palette of Pritzker-Prize winner Thom Mayne. The building is a product of the successful and widely acclaimed partnership between Morphosis, Ove Arup and the GSA. It sets a compelling precedent for what can be achieved when architects, engineers, and commissioning public institutions converge on a common ambitious agenda; establishing a benchmark for sustainable building design through the efficient use of natural energy sources; refashioning the workplace to recreate office environments that boost workers' health, productivity, and creativity; and creating an urban landmark that engages with the community. The graphic documentation ranges from schematic diagrams to construction drawings, giving insights into the conceptual and technical underpinnings of Morphosis' architectural wizardry.

  • Book Series Master Buildings
  • Photography by Nic Lehoux
  • Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda

Contributors Biographies

Morphosis, founded in 1972, is an interdisciplinary practice involved in rigorous design and research that yields innovative, iconic buildings and urban environments. With founder Thom Mayne serving as design director, the firm today consists of a group of more than 50 professionals, who remain committed to the practice of architecture as a collaborative enterprise. With projects worldwide, the firm’s work ranges in scale from residential, institutional, and civic buildings to large urban planning projects. Over the past 30 years, Morphosis has received 25 Progressive Architecture awards, over 90 American Institute of Architects (AIA) awards, and numerous other honors.

Arup was founded in 1946 with an initial focus on structural engineering and came to the world’s attention with the structural design of the Sydney Opera House, followed by its work on the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Arup has since grown into a truly multidisciplinary organization. Most recently, its work for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing has reaffirmed its reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs that reinvent the built environment. Arup brings together broad-minded individuals from a wide range of disciplines and encourages them to look beyond the constraints of their own specialisms.

Nic Lehoux is a Canadian architectural photographer who works with architects that push the boundaries of design of the built environment. Nic is regularly commissioned to document significant buildings around the world with his unique eye, lighting and sense of composition. His images are frequently published in the international architectural press. His professional work puts a particular emphasis on incorporating people within tightly-composed architectural photographs. Nic is influenced by the concept of the “decisive moment” – popularized by Henry Cartier-Bresson – which he adapts to the rigors of architectural photography. His images therefore serve as a reflection on the interaction of people with the built environment.

  • Edition:English Language
  • Size:8.15 x 11 in / 207 x 279 mm
  • Format:Portrait
  • Pages:180
  • Binding:Softcover with ¾ flaps
  • Photographs:120
  • Weight:0.9 kgs
  • Rights:World Rights Available
  • Price:USD $30 / €27 / ₤19