WORKac: We'll Get There When We Cross That Bridge

WORKac: We'll Get There When We Cross That Bridge

by Amale Andraos, Dan Wood


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This book surveys the projects that define WORKac (WORK Architecture Company) as one of the most progressive and playful architecture firms in practice today.
WORKac: We’ll Get There When We Cross That Bridge traces fifteen years of collaboration between architects Amale Andraos and Dan Wood. Structured as a conversation between the two partners, the book alternates between explorations of seminal projects and discussions framing a series of issues that are key to their work. The book follows the firm’s career over the course of three Five-Year Plans (Say Yes to Everything, Make No Medium-Sized Plans, Stuff the Envelope), examining the relationships between work and life, and the limits and opportunities of collaborative creativity and practice.
WORKac has achieved international acclaim, winning design competitions in Russia, Gabon, and China, and in 2015 the practice was named the 2015 AIANY State Firm of the Year. Showcasing projects for MoMA PS1, Edible Schoolyards NYC, Anthropologie, Diane von Furstenberg, Creative Time, and many more, the book is a tasting menu of everything the practice embraces: never assuming what architecture “is” but always imagining together what it can become. From residential interiors to futuristic masterplans of ecological cities, WORKac samples the wide spectrum of their critical, witty, and dialogued work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580934992
Publisher: The Monacelli Press
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

WORKac (WORK Architecture Company) founding partners Dan Wood, raised in Rhode Island, and Beirut-born Amale Andraos joined forces personally and professionally in 2003. The firm has achieved international acclaim and was named the 2015 New York State Firm of the Year. Andraos and Wood have taught and lectured extensively, and in 2015 Andraos was appointed Dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Their previous publications include Above the Pavement—the Farm! and 49 Cities.

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