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Karim Rashid

Sketch Artworks of Karim Rashid


A talented artist since childhood, Karim's sketches are bursting with vitality and optimism. His drawings all exhibit a visual consistency and confidence of line that is impressive in its visual form and its communicative power. In his global design practice, Karim's sketches are the conceptual reference point for all project development work. Karim's award-winning designs include objects such as the ubiquitous Garbo waste can and Oh Chair for Umbra, and interiors such as the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia and the Prizeotel in Bremen. Karim has collaborated with clients to create designs for Method and Dirt Devil, furniture for Artemide and Magis, brand identities for Citibank and Hyundai, high-tech products for LaCie and Samsung, and luxury goods for Veuve Clicquot and Swarovski - all of which are featured in this book.


  • Release date EU: October 2011
  • Release date NA: November 2011
  • Author: Karim Rashid
  • Graphic Design: Stephen Schmidt - Duuplex
  • Published by: Frame Publishers
  • Language: English
  • Size: 230 x 297 mm portrait
  • Format: 280 pages, full colour, hardcover in PVC slipcase
  • ISBN: 978-90-77174-61-6



The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century

World Architecture Travel Edition


The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture is a comprehensive portrayal of the finest built architecture from around the world completed since the year 2000. Divided into six world regions, the "Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture" provides an important overview of global and local trends in architecture for a wide range of users. The geographical contexts for 21st century architectural production are explored in a global framework presented in accessible graphic formats. Each of the six world regions is introduced by an in-depth look at urban and architectural issues. This statistical data has been researched and analysed by a team from the London School of Economics.More than 1000 key buildings have been chosen through a rigorous selection process involving a panel of expert advisors and specialists from every region. Each building is fully illustrated with drawings and photographs, and described by a short essay. Further information includes key data such as construction cost, client name, area of the building and geographical coordinates. Cross-referencing between projects enables the user to find other buildings by the same architect included in the book. In addition, a mass of useful information is provided. This includes details of architects' practices and extensive indexes.


  • English
  • 54,1 x 44,2 x 12,7 cm
  • 812 pages
  • 1100 pictures
  • ISBN-13: 9780714848785
  • 89,90 Euro



Andres Lepik, Andre Santer

J. MAYER H. Metropol Parasol


With Metropol Parasol, J. MAYER H. Architects have created a new landmark for the city of Seville. The design by the architectural office received first prize in the competition for the redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnación at the center of the medieval district of the capital of Andalusia. Metropol Parasol has the potential to turn the Plaza into a new, contemporary urban center in a quarter that was long neglected. The building complex, with its large, parasol-like structures, contains a museum featuring archeological finds in the basement; an indoor market on the ground floor; an elevated square for events, bars, restaurants; and a panoramic walkway on the roof of the parasol. The multifunctional Metropol Parasol signals an initial step in the dynamic development of cultural and commercial facilities at the heart of Seville.


  • English/Spanish
  • 160 pp., 166 color ills.
  • 24.30 x 27.00 cm
  • softcover
  • ISBN 978-3-7757-2837-9
  • 29,80 Euro

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