Photography: Temporary Architecture Now! By Philip Jodidio

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The Independent Culture

Architecture is traditionally one of the more lasting human endeavours.

Buildings and monuments are made to stand for periods that are, ideally, measured in centuries. But economic considerations, new materials and technologies, modern-day nomadism and other experiments in living and working have given rise to an architecture defined by impermanence.

Philip Jodidio's book celebrates these structures: exhibition pavilions and performance venues; emergency relief buildings; prefab housing, and repurposed shipping containers such as Adam Kalkin's 'Illy Push-Button House' in Venice, shown above