Architectural Photography

Architecture at Night

The Life of Buildings from Dusk till Dawn


  • Introduction by
  • Rodolphe el-Khoury
  •  
  • Photography by
  • Paul Warchol
  •  

Architecture at Night

The Life of Buildings from Dusk till Dawn

Architectural Photography

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  • contributors

  • Introduction by Rodolphe el-Khoury
  • Photography by Paul Warchol
  • specifications

  • Edition: English Language
  • Size: 8 x 10 in / 203 x 255 mm
  • Format: Portrait
  • Pages: 320
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Photographs: 350
  • Weight: 1.65 kgs
  • Rights: World Rights Available
  • Price: USD $65 / €59 / ₤42
  • description

  • The Life of Buildings from Dusk till Dawn introduces us to the seldom considered or studied "parallel" life of buildings. Architectural history manuals are stuffed with daytime photos of all of the well-known masterpieces, but somehow most of these publications seem to forget their "other" life. Architects frequently design and study buildings thinking mostly about their use and look during the day, but nights, from the fall of dusk till the early hours of dawn are a lot longer than we usually seem to take into account. Depending on the season and geographical location, a building might even experience more night than day. This very visual compilation, which spans ancient civilizations up to the present day, gives us the opportunity to discover and analyze the many complex ways the buildings' exteriors are perceived. The hours of darkness have a wide range of light conditions and circumstances that affect and change the silhouettes and contours of our buildings. An insightful introduction by Rodolphe el-Khoury explains how buildings can radically change from day to night and how good designers use the night hours as just another tool to express the virtues of their designs, whether the focus is on the exterior architecture or it is the interior design, with its projections of light and color, that demands attention.
  • biographies

  • Paul Warchol was educated at The Cooper Union and worked for Ezra Stoller. His work has been featured in Architectural Record, Interior Design, Elle Decor, and Architectural Digest, as well as many other international publications, and has also been exhibited in New York and Washington.
    His studio staff at Paul Warchol Photography is based in New York.

    Rodolphe el-Khoury is Dean of the Miami University School of Architecture.
    He was Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto, Head of Architecture at California College of the Arts, and Associate Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He was Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto, Head of Architecture at California College of the Arts, and Associate Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design. el-Khoury was trained as a historian and as an architect; he continues to divide his time between scholarship and practice with Khoury Levit Fong. His books on eighteenth-century European architecture include The Little House, an Architectural Seduction, and See Through Ledoux; Architecture Theatre, and the Pursuit of Transparency. Books on contemporary architecture and urbanism include Monolithic Architecture, Architecture in Fashion, and States of Architecture in the Twenty-first Century: New Directions from the Shanghai Expo. His award-winning projects with KLF include Beirut Martyrs’ Square (AIA San Francisco), MOCAPE, Shenzhen (AIA Cleveland), Market Square, Stratford (Boston Society of Architects). In 2012 KLF won international design competitions for a planning exhibition hall in Changzhi, China, and for the revitalization of Copley Square in Boston.

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The Life of Buildings from Dusk till Dawn introduces us to the seldom considered or studied "parallel" life of buildings. Architectural history manuals are stuffed with daytime photos of all of the well-known masterpieces, but somehow most of these publications seem to forget their "other" life. Architects frequently design and study buildings thinking mostly about their use and look during the day, but nights, from the fall of dusk till the early hours of dawn are a lot longer than we usually seem to take into account. Depending on the season and geographical location, a building might even experience more night than day. This very visual compilation, which spans ancient civilizations up to the present day, gives us the opportunity to discover and analyze the many complex ways the buildings' exteriors are perceived. The hours of darkness have a wide range of light conditions and circumstances that affect and change the silhouettes and contours of our buildings. An insightful introduction by Rodolphe el-Khoury explains how buildings can radically change from day to night and how good designers use the night hours as just another tool to express the virtues of their designs, whether the focus is on the exterior architecture or it is the interior design, with its projections of light and color, that demands attention.

  • Introduction by Rodolphe el-Khoury
  • Photography by Paul Warchol

Contributors Biographies

Paul Warchol was educated at The Cooper Union and worked for Ezra Stoller. His work has been featured in Architectural Record, Interior Design, Elle Decor, and Architectural Digest, as well as many other international publications, and has also been exhibited in New York and Washington.
His studio staff at Paul Warchol Photography is based in New York.

Rodolphe el-Khoury is Dean of the Miami University School of Architecture.
He was Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto, Head of Architecture at California College of the Arts, and Associate Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He was Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto, Head of Architecture at California College of the Arts, and Associate Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design. el-Khoury was trained as a historian and as an architect; he continues to divide his time between scholarship and practice with Khoury Levit Fong. His books on eighteenth-century European architecture include The Little House, an Architectural Seduction, and See Through Ledoux; Architecture Theatre, and the Pursuit of Transparency. Books on contemporary architecture and urbanism include Monolithic Architecture, Architecture in Fashion, and States of Architecture in the Twenty-first Century: New Directions from the Shanghai Expo. His award-winning projects with KLF include Beirut Martyrs’ Square (AIA San Francisco), MOCAPE, Shenzhen (AIA Cleveland), Market Square, Stratford (Boston Society of Architects). In 2012 KLF won international design competitions for a planning exhibition hall in Changzhi, China, and for the revitalization of Copley Square in Boston.

  • Edition:English Language
  • Size:8 x 10 in / 203 x 255 mm
  • Format:Portrait
  • Pages:320
  • Binding:Hardcover
  • Photographs:350
  • Weight:1.65 kgs
  • Rights:World Rights Available
  • Price:USD $65 / €59 / ₤42