Now in its fifth installment, the "Architecture Now!" series is an ongoing project documenting the work of the most innovative and influential architects across the globe. Volume 5 features famous names and newcomers alike, and this time around a number of designers are also included, reflecting the new ways in which design and architecture are coming together. Since architecture also extends beyond walls, landscape architecture makes its appearance as well. Easy-to-navigate illustrated A-Z entries include current and recent projects, biographies, contact information, and web sites. Featured architects include: Marcos Acayaba, Emilio Ambasz, Tadao Ando/Ross Lovegrove, Ron Arad, Asymptote, Atelier SoA, Atelier Tekuto, Cecil Balmond/Rem Koolhaas, Cecil Balmond, Boge Lindner Architekten, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Bouroullec Brothers, Aldo Celoria, Doug Chiang, David Chipperfield, Matali Crasset, Curiosity, Devanthery & Lamuniere, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Juan Carlos Doblado, Evan Douglis, Erick van Egeraat, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Mario Garzaniti, Anton Garcia-Abril, Frank O.
Gehry, Sean Godsell, Gould Evans, Graft, Zaha Hadid, Steven Harris, Hertl Architekten, Herzog & de Meuron, HHF architekten, Holodeck, Toyo Ito, Jarmund/Vigsnaes Architekter, Patrick Jouin, Jesse Judd, Anish Kapoor, Bernard Khoury, Marcio Kogan, Kengo Kuma, Local Architecture, and Guilherme Machado Vaz. It also features: MacKay-Lyons, Meixner-Schluter-Wendt, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Menis Arquitectos, Toshiko Mori, Morphosis, Neutelings Riedijk, Oscar Niemeyer, NoMaD. Eduardo Arroyo, Jean Nouvel, OSA - Office for Subversive Architecture, John Pawson, Peanutz Architekten, I. M. Pei, Arsenio Perez Amaral, Dominique Perrault, Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Renzo Piano, Pivnice, Pornchai Boonsom, Muti Randolph, Richard Rogers, Stanley Saitowitz, SANAA, Sanaksenaho Architects, Martha Schwartz, Robert Simeoni, Alvaro Leite Siza, Spillmann Echsle Architekten, Philippe Starck, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Ross Stevens, Philippe Stuebi, System Architects, Tezuka Architects, UN Studio, Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch, Makoto Sei Watanabe, White Arkitekter, Ken Yeang, and Makoto Yokomizo.
Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard University, and was editor-in-chief of the leading French art journal Connaissance des Arts for over two decades. He has published numerous articles and books on contemporary architecture, including TASCHEN's Architecture Now! series, Building a New Millennium, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Renzo Piano, Santiago Calatrava, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, and Alvaro Siza.