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Paul Lewis , Marc Tsurumaki & David J. Lewis

Princeton University Press, 2007
192 pages
130 colour & 50 b+w illustrations
ISBN: 9781568987101

What if the constraints and limitations of architecture became the catalyst for design invention? The award-winning young architecture firm Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis calls their answers to this question "opportunistic architecture." It is a design philosophy that transforms the typically restrictive conditions of architectural practice - small budgets, awkward spaces, strict zoning - into generators of architectural innovation. Often building portions of projects themselves, these architects seek to maximize their project's impact through material fabrication and construction.

Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis presents a diverse selection of built and speculative projects ranging from small installations to larger institutional buildings. Their celebrated restaurant projects, large institutional buildings, and residential designs. Also included are a selection of the firm's speculative projects addressing issues of urbanism and suburbanism. Built projects are accompanied by texts, beautiful drawings, and photographs. An appendix distills their design philosophy into five tactics, a readymade code for students and practitioners looking for design ideas for the real world.


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