This text redefines the concept of craft for the 21st century as archtects and designers cross aesthetic borders and incorporate 'crafted' elements in their designs. It features 25 residential, commercial and institutional projects by major international and up-and-coming design figures.
An architecture and design journalist, Marc Kristal is a contributing editor of "Dwell, " a former editor of "AIA/J, " and has written for "Metropolis, " the "New York Times, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, "and numerous other publications. In 2003, he curated the exhibition "Absence Into Presence: The Art, Architecture, and Design of Remembrance" at Parsons School of Design, and in 2009, he was part of the project team that created the Greenwich South planning study for the Alliance for Downtown New York. Also a screenwriter, Kristal wrote the film "Torn Apart. "He lives in New York.