By Thames & Hudson
The Aga Khan Award for structure was once validated in 1977 to augment the certainty and appreciation of Islamic tradition as expressed via structure. prior winners of this prestigious award, that's given each 3 years, comprise such architects as Geoffrey Bawa, Balkrishna Doshi, Ken Yeang, Jean Nouvel, Charles Correa, Frei Otto and Hassan Fathy. For this present cycle, the Award is paying detailed cognizance to making a choice on extra examples of the hot forms of structure which are rising in the course of the Muslim international. The documented tasks symbolize efforts within the different types of infrastructure, landscaping, group improvement, public city areas and responses to the becoming predicament of housing scarcity in lots of Muslim societies. For this year's award, the guidance committee contains Charles Correa, Jacques Herzog, Mohsen Mostafavi and Glenn Lowry. With all the successful schemes profiled and illustrated intensive, and demanding essays that reflect on the demanding situations and rewards confronting architects operating in Muslim lands, this significant but accessibly priced booklet presents worthwhile insights right into a good selection of practices, equipment and layout strategies.
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