An unparalleled survey of the world's most innovative contemporary architects.
Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors
Like its successfu1 predecessor 10x10 (2000), 10x10_2 is a comprehensive overview of new architecture today. This generously illustrated volume presents 100 of the world's most exceptional emerging architects, selected by 10 internationally prominent critics, architects and curators.
Arranged alphabetically by architect, the book features more than 1,500 illustrations and approximately 250 buildings and projects of the past five years, including work recently constructed as well as competition entries, theoretical projects, and works under construction. The result is an up-to-the-minute collection that represents the best of both global and regional architecture tendencies around the world.
Each critic has contributed an essay written exclusively for this publication; each has, in turn, selected 10 cultural references from varying genres and media to illustrate the context in which architects operate today.
The book includes extensive biographies of the entire spectrum of architects and critics involved.
Miquel Adrià is a practicing architect based in Mexico City and Editor-in-Chief of the international architecture magazine Arquine.
Alberto Campo Baeza is an acclaimed Spanish architect who has built widely for both the public and private sectors. His work has been published and exhibited internationally. Campo Baeza is a prominent lecturer on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as Chair of Design at Madrid's ETSAM University since 1986.
Kurt Forster was director of the 2004 Venice Biennale's 9th International Architecture Exhibition. Until 2003 he was Director of the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal and, from 1984 to 1993, was the founding Director of the Getty Center in Los Angeles.
Zaha Hadid is an Iraqi-born, London-based architect who this year was awarded the Pritzker Prize, architecture's highest distinction. Best known for her seminal built works - the Vitra Fire Station, the Bergisel Ski Jump, the Strasbourg Tram Station, and the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art - her central concerns involve a simultaneous engagement in practice, teaching and research. Before establishing her own practice, Hadid was a partner of Rem Koolhaas's OMA.
Davina Jackson is the former Editor of Architecture Australia (1992-2000), and the principal author of Australian Architecture Now (2000). Jackson is a lecturer, commentator, and exhibition curator, as well as an urban development consultant to government entities.
Jong-Kyu Kim is the founder of the Seoul-based Metropolitan Architecture Research Unit (MARU), and an Associate Professor of Architecture at the Korean National University of Arts.
Frédéric Migayrou is Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, where he recently organized the acclaimed exhibit 'Non-standard Architectures'. Migayrou was an advisor to the French Ministry of Culture from 1992 to 2000, and Curator of the French Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 1996.
Toshiko Mori is a practising architect and Chair of the Department of Architecture at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. She has lectured widely throughout North America and has served on numerous international juries. Mori is principal of Toshiko Mori Architects in New York.
Deyan Sudjic is an architecture critic based in London. He was the founding Editor of Blueprint magazine and, in 2003, the editor of Domus, the prestigious architectural magazine published in Italy. Sudjic is currently architecture critic for the Observer and has written several books, including John Pawson: Works, published by Phaidon in 2000.
Erwin Viray is the Co-editor of the Tokyo-based architectural journal A+U, and a professor in the National University of Singapore's Department of Architecture.