Future Systems presents a selection of ground-breaking and original work by this pioneering architectural and design practice from the last twenty-five years. Over fifty projects are presented by type of building, culminating in landmark schemes such as Selfridges in Birmingham, completed in 2003. The text gives a detailed description of each project and the design process behind it. The book features four-hundred photographs and drawings, many of which have not been published before.
Objects: Ivy Trolley, 1990, Champagne Buckets, 1991-2004 and Coffee Set, 2004, for Alessi, Coat Hangers, 2004, for Marni, Cutlery, 2004, for Ronchetti Houses: House in Prague, 2003, Cube House Islington, 2002, House in Wales, 1994, Doughnut Apartments House in Copenhagen, 2004 Shopping: Commes des Garcon in New York, Tokyo and Paris, 1998-9, Marni in London, New York, Tokyo and Milan, 1999, Selfridges Foodhall in Manchester and Birmingham, 2002, New Look, Oxford Street in London, 2004 Work: Conde Nast Office in London, 2003, BMW in Munich, 2001, Green Building in London, 1990, Blob in London, 1995, Industrial Nursery in London, 2001 Museums: Museum of the Acropolis in Athens, 1989, Musee de Quai in Branly, 2001, Natural History Museum in London, 2001, Egyptian Museum in Cairo, 2003, The Ark in South Yorkshire, 1995, Twenty-first Century Gallery in London, 1993, Maserati in Modena, 2004 Bridges: Bridge in Paris, 2002, Terminal 5 Bridge in London, 2002, Dockland Floating Bridge, 1996, Bridge in Brno, Habitable Bridge in London, 1996, Ribbon Bridge, Bridge in Prague Towers/Skyscrapers: Berlin Alexanderplatz, 1999, Biennale, 2002, Manhattan Towers, 2003, Library in Birmingham, 2002, ZED project in London, Berlin and Toulouse, 1995, Green Bird in London, 1996, Coexistence in Chicago, New York and London, 1983 Landmarks: Selfridges in Birmingham, 1999, Lord's Media Center in London, Bibliotheque de France in Paris, 1989, Mediatheque in Rouen, 2002, Naples Subway, 2003, Church in Lisbon, 2004 Endmatter: List of works, Index