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  • Published: 12 May 2020
  • ISBN: 9781580935340
  • Imprint: Monacelli Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $85.00
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Fusion

The Performance of Architecture



In this first monograph, award-winning firm Payette demonstrates its engagement with architecture that balances cutting-edge design, extraordinary efficiency, and humane values.

Fusion: The Architecture of Payette explores the integration of high design and performance as the two drivers creating architecture that is rational, humane, and beautiful. The recipient of the 2019 AIA Architecture Firm Award, Payette embodies practices that are crucial to bettering our built environment. Founded eighty-five years ago, the hospitals and laboratories that Payette has designed introduced advances that continue through today, while never compromising on aesthetic and use value.

With primary sections illuminating core principles of the firm--Identity and Transformation, Materiality and Craft, Taming Complexity, and Measuring Performance--the book presents detailed portraits of recent projects that manifest these principles. Sympathetic to their cultural settings, incorporating nature, socially rich, and legibly ordered, these projects stand as models not only for the state of the art of hospital and laboratory architecture, but also for how architecture improves people's lives every day.

Rooted in the conviction that beautiful buildings should perform beautifully--not just in environmental and use terms, but also socially and culturally--Payette in this book provides insight into how dispelling the artificial dichotomy between performance and design creates a holistic architecture for the twenty-first century.

  • Published: 12 May 2020
  • ISBN: 9781580935340
  • Imprint: Monacelli Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $85.00
Categories:

About the authors

James Collins

James Collins is an elite sports nutritionist to the highest performing people on this planet. He has worked with Olympic medallists, Arsenal FC (as the club’s first ever performance nutritionist), France Football (2018 World Cup winners) and is currently working with UEFA, leading a team of scientists to create guidelines for nutrition in world football. He was previously elected President of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Food and Health Forum and he has his own private practice in Harley Street (The Centre for Health and Human Performance) where he sees clients from all walks of life, helping them achieve their physical and mental best.

He writes a monthly column in The Telegraph and regularly contributes to the BBC’s Good Food website. In 2018, he worked with a group of celebrities on the BBC’s annual Sport Relief challenge and collaborated with the BBC to support London Marathon runners. He is soon to launch his own podcast, in which he will interview top talent from the world of sports, entertainment and business on how they apply nutrition to their busy lives.

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