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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 23 March 2015
El Croquis 177-178: Lacaton & Vassal 1993-2015 Post Media Horizon

Isbn 9788488386847
Publisher El Croquis
Idea code 15145
€ 83.55

This instalment of the magazine is dedicated to the work of Paris-based architects Lacaton & Vassal. Covering more than two decades of work, it gives special consideration not only to their methodology and ideals as these have matured through the years, through critical analysis by Arnoldo Rivkin and Juan Hereros and an interview with the architects, but also to an extensive selection of exemplary projects. Among the 26 featured works are the Nantes School of Architecture, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Guangzhou Museum, Le Grand Sud Polyvalent Theater in Lille, housing projects in Paris, Saint Nazaire, Mulhouse, and Bordeaux, plus several private residences.

374 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 34 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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Why Density? Debunking The Myth Of The Cubic Watermelon

Isbn 9788460657514
Publisher A+t Architecture Publishers
Idea code 15212
€ 39.00

What is density? This question is the starting point of an investigation into the nature of density in the contemporary urban environment. In analysing projects located throughout Europe, the research proposes that density is not about volumetric exploitation, but based on the interaction between three elements: agents, fluxes, and territory. This book documents the findings, detailing individual buildings, cataloguing specific urban forms, and drawing conclusions as to performance and quality, also in an ecological sense. It also offers a case study concerning the former site of the Renault factory in Paris, examining how an experimental opportunity can lead to a vibrant piece of city.

256 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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Tadao Ando 4 New Endeavors

Isbn 9784887063488
Publisher Toto
Idea code 15114
€ 56.45

The fourth collection of works by architect Tadao Ando in a series that has introduced the architect’s diverse body of work on residential, domestic, and overseas projects. Breaking the series mould, this volume presents works from small domestic residences to large overseas projects, including projects in Asia that have attracted interest in recent years. Each of the nineteen featured works is accompanied by visual material. An overview of Ando's urban projects, which he has continued alongside his years of urban greening work, are extensively presented with texts and photographs. In addition, this edition offers a glimpse of the newer challenges Ando has undertaken.

360 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 25 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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Av Monographs 173-174: Spain Yearbook 2015

Isbn 9788461735808
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 15122
€ 56.85

In spite of the difficult economic situation, the year has been marked by a moderate optimism at the first signs of recovery. Though some significant projects were halted, others moved forward, wrapping up one more year in which Spanish architecture has produced high quality buildings. The list of 24 works inaugurated during this period includes, along with buildings like the CaixaForum by Carme Pinós or the new Congress Center of Vegas Altas by Pancorbo, some interventions on existing structures, such as the Fine Arts Museum of Oviedo by Francisco Mangado, and the extension of an old school building by Gaudí, carried out by Pich architects.

244 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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Av Proyectos 067: Moma - Uneven Growth

Isbn 2867254091486
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 15124
€ 10.25

Published six times per year, ‘AV Proyectos’ provides a succinct survey of cutting-edge, contemporary architectural projects – many of which are yet to be realised. Printed in full-colour on glossy paper and accompanied by technical drawings along with explanatory notes, the magazine additionally devotes pages to recent notable competitions and exhibitions while also providing a detailed look at one selected feature project per issue. With projects by MAP Office in Hong Kong, Jean Nouvel in Beijing, URBZ in Mumbai, Situ Studio in New York, and photographs by Stephen Shore.

80 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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Arquitectura Viva 170: Expanded Icons

Isbn
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 15123
€ 17.05

A world style? Justified by the trademark image or prestige of the complex technology that makes them possible, iconic works are often confused with parametric ones, but all have found in globalization the ecosystem in which to thrive. In the opinion of Peter Buchanan, the eruption of icons simply marks the decline of a mannerist modernity that refuses to die. Whatever the case, we present four recent works of two of the architects who best exemplify the starchitect: Frank Gehry, with the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris and the Biomuseo in Panama City, and Zaha Hadid, with Wangjing Soho in Beijing and Innovation Tower in Hong Kong.

80 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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A+u 533 15:02 One Som

Isbn 4910019730255
Publisher A+u Publishing
Idea code 15111
€ 24.90

This edition features Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), established in Chicago in 1936, an internationally prolific firm that has transformed itself according to the demands of each generation. This issue focuses on their activity in the 21st century, as the parameters of architecture are again rapidly changing. SOM’s offices around the world are now converged into one, and it promotes collaboration among experts both within and external to the firm. Besides featuring high-profile projects such as One World Trade Center and Pearl River Tower, various essays by its 21 partners express why they think such an organisational change is necessary at this moment.

168 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 29 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Ga Document 131: Coop Himmelblau Jean Nouvel Renzo Piano Etc

Isbn 9784871402910
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 15154
€ 31.15

GA Document presents the finest in international design, focusing on architecture that expresses our time and striving to record the history of contemporary architecture. International scholars and critics provide insightful texts to further inform the reader of the most up-to-date ideas and events in the profession. This issue is devoted to Coop Himmelblau, Yoshio Taniguchi, Renzo Piano, Tadao Ando, Atelier Deshaus, and Jean Nouvel.

136 p, ills colour & bw, 26 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Architecture As A Part Of Natural Circulation: Suep Book 1

Isbn 9789866204876
Publisher Garden City
Idea code 15142
€ 23.50

Architects Hirokazu Suemitsu and Yoko Suemitsu (SUEP.) established their practice in 2004. Like Toyo Ito, for whom Hirokazu previously worked, the husband and wife team believe in a certain generative order in nature, and attempt to discover its logic and transform this into design elements. Their observation of the physical traits of natural things and energy flows has led to their use of natural energies and materials, and they seek to engender a coexistence and mutual respect between architecture and nature. Through more than 30 diverse works, both realised and conceptual, this volume explores the Suemitsu’s ideology and its manifestation in their projects.

204 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 19 cm, hb, Chinese/English

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Starting From 'i Don't Know' - Interviews On Architecture And Craft

Isbn 9781940190075
Publisher Soberscove Press
Idea code 15113
€ 12.45

72 p, ills bw, 13 x 18 cm, pb, English

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Reform! Essays On The Political Economy Of Urban Form Vol.4

Isbn 9783944074122
Publisher Ruby Press
Idea code 15210
€ 12.00

Forget revolution – it’s time for reform. As the authors of this essay collection argue, sometimes the most effective path to meaningful change is to work within existing institutions and slowly, surely, push for it. This is all the more relevant for architecture, which by definition is entrenched in larger social, economic, and political contexts. Four essays on diverse topics like urban planning policy in Mumbai, unconventional city forms in Detroit, municipal housing in Diyarbakır (Turkey), and collaborative design processes in Tirana (Albania) attempt to challenge and shift the way we understand and implement reform in the design disciplines.

152 p, ills colour, 11 x 17 cm, pb, English

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7ip #01: Teppei Fujiwara

Isbn 9784889693379
Publisher 7inchproject
Idea code 15047
€ 18.80

In a series of compact volumes, 7inchProject spins a thread through the process of completing architecture. The series covers everything from alternative methods of thinking, building frameworks, organising facilities, and ideas for construction, to communication with not only the client but also every person involved in the making of a building or home. Each volume features a single project, focusing on the transformative spirit of cooperation and the resulting changes and growth within these, from beginning to completion.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 20 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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7ip #03: Koji Kakiuchi

Isbn 9784889693393
Publisher 7inchproject
Idea code 15049
€ 18.80

In a series of compact volumes, 7inchProject spins a thread through the process of completing architecture. The series covers everything from alternative methods of thinking, building frameworks, organising facilities, and ideas for construction, to communication with not only the client but also every person involved in the making of a building or home. Each volume features a single project, focusing on the transformative spirit of cooperation and the resulting changes and growth within these, from beginning to completion.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 20 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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7ip #02: Chuoarchi

Isbn 9784889693386
Publisher 7inchproject
Idea code 15048
€ 18.80

In a series of compact volumes, 7inchProject spins a thread through the process of completing architecture. The series covers everything from alternative methods of thinking, building frameworks, organising facilities, and ideas for construction, to communication with not only the client but also every person involved in the making of a building or home. Each volume features a single project, focusing on the transformative spirit of cooperation and the resulting changes and growth within these, from beginning to completion.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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7ip #04: Yo Shimada

Isbn 9784889693447
Publisher 7inchproject
Idea code 15050
€ 18.80

In a series of compact volumes, 7inchProject spins a thread through the process of completing architecture. The series covers everything from alternative methods of thinking, building frameworks, organising facilities, and ideas for construction, to communication with not only the client but also every person involved in the making of a building or home. Each volume features a single project, focusing on the transformative spirit of cooperation and the resulting changes and growth within these, from beginning to completion.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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7ip #05: Tetsuo Kondo

Isbn 9784889693454
Publisher 7inchproject
Idea code 15051
€ 18.80

In a series of compact volumes, 7inchProject spins a thread through the process of completing architecture. The series covers everything from alternative methods of thinking, building frameworks, organising facilities, and ideas for construction, to communication with not only the client but also every person involved in the making of a building or home. Each volume features a single project, focusing on the transformative spirit of cooperation and the resulting changes and growth within these, from beginning to completion.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 20 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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