White House Redux – The Book
2009, Storefront for Art and Architecture
With almost 500 submissions from 42 countries around the world, White House Redux, a competition launched by Storefront for Art and Architecture and Control Group in January 2008, became one of the most talked-about architecture competitions of the year. The brief was simple: what would the residence of the most powerful individual in the world, the White House in Washington, D.C., look like if it were designed today?
Published to coincide with the opening of an exhibition of the competition’s results at Storefront for Art and Architecture, White House Redux contains a compendium of documentation related to the competition and an overview of the results. It includes essays by Joseph Grima (Storefront) and Geoff Manaugh (BLDGBLOG), a history of the existing White House and 123 selected projects as well as the four winning submissions. A jury assessed the submissions in the spectacular setting of the 45th floor of the World Trade Center Tower 7, a process documented in the book’s 30-page photo essay by Marty Hyers.
Soft cover: 734 pages
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