With Intention to Build: The Unrealized Concepts, Ideas and Dreams of Moshe Safdie
A unique account of how the architectural titan Moshe Safdie's body of unrealized works might have changed the course of history Moshe Safdie claims that probably more than fifty percent of his work is unbuilt, and upon review he considers that unbuilt work to be some of it is the most significant work he's done! In this richly photographed book, replete with detailed diagrams, sketches, models and studies, Moshe Safdie explains that for those who design in order to build, not succeeding in building is not a failure - there are many different reasons why things don't get built, but they form a fascinating track through one's thoughts and career; also a historical reference of the social and political forces at play at the time. This important volume is not only a treatise on Safdie's unrealized concepts but also a wonderful account of how there is valuable heritage to be mined in the unbuilt. Includes a number of significant projects from around the globe, including the following: Habitat Original Proposal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1964; Habitat New York II, New York, New York, United States 1967; San Francisco State, College Student Union, San Francisco, California, United States 1967; Pompidou Centre, Paris, France 1971; Western Wall Precinct, Jerusalem, Israel 1972; Supreme Court of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel 1985; Columbus Center, New York, New York, United States 1985; Ballet Opera House, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1987; Museum of Contemporary Art, Stuttgart, Germany 1990; Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory, Waxahachie, Texas, United States 1993; Incheon Airport, Incheon, Korea 2011; Jumeirah Gateway Mosque, Dubai, UAE 2007; National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China 2012.