New Transport Architecture

New Transport Architecture

Book - 2006
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Efficient transportation is key to both economic prosperity and quality of life in the 21st century. Here are 35 of today's best design solutions-from Philadelphia International Airport to the Fulton Street interchange in New York's subway system, from an innovative U.S. border station to Yokohama's futuristic ferry terminal. These copiously illustrated case studies, together with essays exploring the larger architectural issues, are must reading for everyone concerned with building a more livable future.

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Jones, a freelance writer specializing in architecture and design, offers a global overview of innovative responses to contemporary transport-hub design and construction with these profiles of 36 of the world's most significant new transport structures. Organized around the four transport types (air, road, water, and rail), the projects profiled include the International Terminal at Philadelphia Airport, the Whale Jaw bus station in the Netherlands, the Yokohama International Port Terminal in Japan, and the Leuven Train Station in Belgium. Unbuilt projects are also featured, including the Beijing Airport in China. Supplementing the projects are essays by influential architects on a variety of themes pertinent to the modern transport hub, such as the importance of ecologically friendly design. The book is highly illustrated throughout with color photographs, technical drawings, and computer renderings. It will be of interest to architects, designers, and engineers. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: London : Mitchell Beazley, 2006
Description: 272 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
ISBN: 9781845332181
Branch Call Number: 725.3 Jon


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