My basket contains:

0 items £0.00

View Basket

£9.99

Add to basket
Price in Euros €12.08
Price in USD $16.71
Select your currency
Calculated price

FREE UK Postage for online orders over £60

Terms and conditions apply

A Passion to Build

Peter Murray

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 272

  • Publisher: Clip-Kit

  • Date Published: Nov 2011

  • Stock Code: 76952

  • ISBN: 9780957070202

  • Binding: Paperback

Average Rating:
Your Rating:
Total rating: 5 out of 5
Total votes: 1

Description

A Passion to Build follows the meteoric careers and tangled love lives of two leading architects and their iconic designs for a major international athletics event – the EuroGames, which is to take place in the fading northern city of Frampton-on-Tees. Frampton’s energetic and scheming Mayor believes the investment and legacy of the Games will restore some vitality to the once-booming economy of the area.

The design teams struggle to create great buildings and have to fend off critics like the conservationist Duke of Frampton who would prefer to see the stadia designed in the traditional style. The lives of the architects unravel as they compete to design the best building and to win the much-vaunted Frazer Prize. Their struggle reaches a dramatic climax at the spectacular opening ceremony of the EuroGames watched by millions around the world.

About the Author

Peter Murray

Peter Murray trained as an architect but has spent his career writing and commenting on architecture rather than designing buildings himself. He is a former editor of Building Design newspaper and of the Royal Institute of British Architects' Journal. He co-founded Blueprint magazine and is chairman of Wordsearch, the international communications consultants and of NLA – the centre for London’s built environment. He started the London Festival of Architecture in 2004. He is Deputy Chairman of the Bedford Park Society which looks after the ‘first garden suburb’ in West London.

Post a Review

You need to be logged in to post a review

Customers Who Bought This Also Bought



Biomimicry in ArchitectureExtract is available for this book

Biomimicry in Architecture

Read the Foreword and Introduction to 'Biomimicry in Architecture' by Michael Pawlyn (more)

£25.00

Add to basket
A Passion to Build Biomimicry in Architecture

A Passion to Build & Biomimicry in Architecture

Buy these items together.

£34.99

Add to basket

Biomimicry in ArchitectureExtract is available for this book

Biomimicry in Architecture

Read the Foreword and Introduction to 'Biomimicry in Architecture' by Michael Pawlyn (more)

£25.00

Add to basket
A Passion to Build Biomimicry in Architecture

A Passion to Build & Biomimicry in Architecture

Buy these items together.

£34.99

Add to basket

2G 54: Joao Vilanova Artigas

2G 54: Joao Vilanova Artigas

Monograph on the Brazilian mid-century modernist master, whose poetic constructions built upon the plastic-concrete language of Sao Paulo school of... (more)

£29.00

Add to basket
A Passion to Build 2G 54: Joao Vilanova Artigas

A Passion to Build & 2G 54: Joao Vilanova Artigas

Buy these items together.

£38.99

Add to basket

HA - Ideas and Concepts in Housing ArchitectureExtract is available for this book

HA - Ideas and Concepts in Housing Architecture

The intriguing intent of this book is to document projects as yet unbuilt, or still on the drawing board, in a dashing and stylish attempt to... (more)

£24.50

Add to basket
A Passion to Build HA - Ideas and Concepts in Housing Architecture

The Whole Building Handbook: Designing Healthy, Efficient and Sustainable Buildings

The Whole Building Handbook: Designing Healthy, Efficient and Sustainable Buildings

The Whole Building Handbook is a compendium of all the issues and strategies that architects need to understand to design and construct sustainable... (more)

£25.00

Add to basket
A Passion to Build The Whole Building Handbook: Designing Healthy, Efficient and Sustainable Buildings

Eric Lyons and Span

Eric Lyons and Span

Due to popular demand we are delighted to offer Eric Lyons and Span once again. Lavishly illustrated and deeply researched, this book... (more)

£35.00

Add to basket
A Passion to Build Eric Lyons and Span

A Passion to Build & Eric Lyons and Span

Buy these items together.

£44.99

Add to basket

Recently Viewed