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Lise Anne Couture

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ISBN 10: 0714841722 / ISBN 13: 9780714841724
Published by Phaidon Verlag Gmbh Mai 2002, 2002
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Neuware - Asymptote, an award-winning New York City -- based architectural firm, expands the boundaries of traditional architectural practice with work that ranges from buildings and urban design to computer-generated environments. Recognized internationally as both leading-edge architects and virtual-reality artists as well as sought-after critics and teachers, Asymptote partners Lise Anne Couture and Hani Rashid have emphasized research into cultural trends and technological influences as the core of their practice. The firm has completed or is overseeing projects around the world, with commissions as diverse as a trading floor for the New York Stock Exchange; a multimedia research park in Kyoto, Japan; a modular furniture system for the Knoll furniture company; a music theater in Graz, Austria; and a new center for art and technology for the Guggenheim Museum in SoHo, New York. Designed and written by the partners, Asymptote is the first book to fully document their 'real world' (as opposed to virtual) projects. 240 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9780714841724

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Title: Asymptote

Publisher: Phaidon Verlag Gmbh Mai 2002

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Buch

Book Condition:Neu

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In mathematical terms, the word asymptote is defined as a line that a given curve gets closer and closer to, but never touches, as it gets further from the origin towards infinity. In architectural terms, Asymptote is the Manhattan-based architectural design and research practice established by Lisa Anne Couture abd Hani Rashid in 1989.

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Lise Anne Couture received a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University in 1986. She has held academic appointments at several institutions, including the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, the Stadelschule in Frankfurt, Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the University of Montreal. She is currently on the faculty board of the Department of Architecture at Parsons School of Design and of Columbia University, both in New York. Hani Rashid received his Master of Architecture degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. He has taught at a variety of schools, including the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam, the Technical University in Vienna, Lund University in Sweden, and Harvard University. He is currently Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning at Columbia University in New York.

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