Out of the ordinary

Out of the ordinary

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Out of the Ordinary is a detailed account of current work by Pollard Thomas Edwards architects (PTEa), accompanied by an overview of the career of this prominent practice. Innovators in both design and business strategies, PTEa have been pioneers of urban property development since they were established in the 1970s, and their radical methodologies continue to influence contemporary architecture, even as they continue to evolve. PTEa's innovations have now become absorbed into standard urban design practice; this book shows how they continue to build upon their own radical approach in their most recent projects, including the development at City Road Basin, which houses their own offices among new mixed-use buildings and public gardens. PTEa's work, in its emphasis upon context and the accommodation of the new within the old, is doubly 'out of the ordinary'; by emerging from and working within 'ordinary', existing structures, they are a truly extraordinary practice.5m client The Guinness Trust awards RIBA Housing Design Award 1999 Civic Trust Special Award for Rural Housing 2001 ... PTE Services and Groveworld) awards National Homebuilder Design Awards: Best Use of a Brownfield Site 2004.

Title:Out of the ordinary
Author:Stephen David Chance, Alan Powers
Publisher:Black Dog Pub Ltd - 2005-09-01


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