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How do you design a distinctive building that also fits seamlesslyinto its context? How do you add value to a site yet at the same timeacknowl- edge its identity? Architecture in Context attempts toanswer these questions with a carefully selected series ofinternational, public/private, large- and small-scale projects, allof which demonstrate just that sensitiv- ity to their environmental,cultural and social contexts. Each project is accompanied by adescriptive and critical text and illustrated with photographs anddrawings. Ranging from initial concept sketches through to detailedconstruction drawings, the reader is given a full overview of thewhole design process from ideation to construction. Presentingdifferent use programs, from airports to museums, schools, privatehouses, public build- ings, hotels, and industrial sites, theprojects in this volume illustrate the different ways in whichcontext can be interpreted, and the many different architecturalachievements that result. With works by the most respectedcontemporary architects around the world, such as Diller Scofidio +Renfro, Steven Holl Architects, Giancarlo Maz- zanti Arquitectos,Neutelings Riedijk Architects, and 3XN.,Thoroughly illustrated withplans, elevations and detailed drawings.