Ennead 7 by Ennead Architects
Each book begins with this statement: This is one in a series of books each of which tells the story of a single building. It is our hope that as these books accumulate alongside our body of work they in their aggregate will form a profile of our design intentions. Acting as a profile of a building as well as contributing to the profile of Ennead Architects each book employs initial program studies schematic sketches early two- and three-dimensional study models construction shots final photography and a personal statement by the designer to present an intimate insider s view of the creative process. A supplementary piece written by a critic historian or client or a found text that relates to the designer s aspirations or building s program site function is typically included. The photographic narrative combines the precision and technical virtuosity of classic architectural photography with more lyrical and personal interpretations of the building its context and the people who use it. The buildings featured in each volume include: Weill Cornell Medicine Weill Greenberg Center Belfer Research Building The Zucker Hillside Hospital Inpatient Care Center and Stanford University Bing Concert Hall.