In his new book, Supermodern Buildings: The Art of Constructing the World’s Biggest, most Important, Most Beautiful Buildings, architect and professor Henry Moore shows how we’ve taken our classic notions of “old school” architecture and made them more “modern” in a way that was groundbreaking and new in terms of building design.
Moore says he came to his work with an open mind: he wanted to understand what’s going on when architects are able to combine the latest technological innovations with the latest principles of building, construction, and engineering.
Moore’s book is not only a history of modern architecture but also an exploration of how we got to where we are today, Moore says.
“I was inspired by the incredible transformation of architecture from a medieval craft to a modern craft, the amazing change of how people can live in urban environments, and the incredible amount of progress that’s been made over the past century,” he says.
“I wanted to show the transformation from a few simple ideas to a whole new, more modern architecture.”
Moore says he’s been fascinated by modern buildings for years, starting with his early interest in architecture when he was a child.
In fact, Moore’s father was an architect.
He also grew up around the same time as the likes of Charles Darwin, who was the father of modern evolutionary biology.
Moore believes that while we’ve become more “scientific” about the natural world, the way we build is also “scientific.”
The way we design is the only way we can actually make sense of that natural world.
In other words, Moore believes we can see what nature is and how it works.
In his view, this is the true purpose of the modern architectural style.
“We are now so used to the world of the great architects, that we forget that these great architects are human beings and they do have a human dimension,” he explains.
“They’re building and designing buildings to live in a world that is completely alien and completely different to what we have.
They’re building structures that are not made from stone, that don’t have an airtight structure, and they’re building them in a very, very complex way.
That’s the kind of thinking that’s behind this style.”
The book is also a celebration of the people who are helping Moore achieve his goal of building a world built on a new foundation of sustainability and harmony.
Moore, who is also the executive director of the National Sustainability Institute and the founder of the Sustainable Communities Foundation, was inspired to write Supermodern because he was struck by the amazing ways people are taking their beautiful homes and building a new world around them.
He points to the incredible work of local communities in the Philippines, for example, which have been building beautiful homes on a massive scale for years without a single penny going to waste.
“When I first read Supermodern I thought, ‘Wow, that’s a really beautiful place,'” Moore says, adding that the communities that are doing it are doing so because they’re doing something that’s good for the planet and good for people.
“People in a sense are creating their own new environment around them that they love, that they care about and that they can build on.”
Moore is currently working on the book project, which is scheduled to hit shelves in early 2018.
Moore was born in 1946 in a rural area in Northern England, where he was raised by his grandparents.
He started studying architecture and architecture at the University of Oxford, where Moore majored in history.
He then attended the University College London and received his Masters of Architecture degree in 1978.
He taught architecture at Cambridge for 10 years before taking a position as a project architect at the London School of Economics.
In 2000, he started his own architecture practice in London, but in the years since he’s built the firm’s reputation in the architecture business by creating an impressive range of projects that have been widely praised and honored.
Among them are his award-winning projects in the United States and Europe, the National Science Foundation-funded World Architecture Biennial, and numerous projects in London and abroad.
Moore has also worked with the Royal Academy of Arts, which awarded him the 2014-2015 Arts Fellowship for his work on the new Royal National Museum of Britain.
In 2015, he received the Royal Society of Arts’ 2016 Design of the Year Award for his design work on a £20 million museum in the British Museum.
He has been involved in several major international projects, including the new Museum of Modern Art in London; the new Smithsonian Institution, which opened in 2020; and the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC, where the museum is housed.
He has also designed the museum’s new art collection, including works by Robert Rauschenberg and Frank Stella, as well as the new National Endowments for the Humanities, the Museum of Fine Arts, the European Museum of Natural History, and several of the world’s largest museums.
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