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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 4 May 2015
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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Av 175: Rcr Arquitectes. International Portfolio

Isbn 9788460665069
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 15188
€ 34.10

The region of La Garrotxa, in Girona, has provided the backdrop for the work of RCR Arquitectes (Aranda, Pigem, Vilalta). After AV 137, which presented the unique and unmistakable language developed by the Olot trio during the first twenty years of their career, the second monograph devoted to the Catalan studio illustrates RCR’s international expansion over the last decade. With introductory essays by William J.R. Curtis and Josep Maria Montaner, followed by six works, six projects in progress and six competition proposals, including large public infrastructures like the Soulages Museum, and transformation projects like the studio’s new headquarters in Bordeaux.

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

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Herman Hertzberger

Isbn 9789462082038
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15213
€ 69.50

Herman Hertzberger is one of the most important and critically influential figures in international architecture of the last 50 years. He has consistently championed a fundamentally humanist modern architecture, rooted in its place and history, while simultaneously opening up new possibilities for dwelling. In this monograph, Robert McCarter examines Hertzberger’s most important architectural works through analysis of the design process and guiding ideas, particularly as these reflect Hertzberger’s engagement with the Modernist tradition, architectural history, urban space and the way we experience it.

524 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, hb, English

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Go Hasegawa Conversations With European Architects

Isbn 9784864800167
Publisher Lixil
Idea code 15185
€ 44.70

Japanese architect Go Hasegawa engages some of today’s most relevant European architects in a series of conversations that touch upon the current and topical issues at play in architecture on the continent and globally. From asking Peter Märkli about the sense of history in his works, or illuminating the methods of economy used by Lacaton & Vassal, to discussing multiplicity in architecture with Álvaro Siza, the book brims with insightful questions and answers from the field’s leading practitioners. Featuring interviews with Álvaro Siza, Valerio Olgiati, Peter Märkli, Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal, Pascal Flammer, and Kersten Geers and David Van Severen.

276 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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A+u 534 15:03 Caruso St. John

Isbn 9784090021176
Publisher A+u Publishing
Idea code 15150
€ 27.30

In this instalment, 20 more recent renovation works by Caruso St John Architects are featured, including Tate Britain’s Millbank Project, Sir John Soane’s Museum, Downing College, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Nottingham Contemporary, Gagosian Galleries, Nagelhaus, and more. Alongside these projects, an in-depth look at the evolution of the design process developed through the years by founding partners Adam Caruso and Peter St John is offered, together with details about the firm’s use of references – whether time, location, or character – to free its architecture from specific form or ideology. With essays by Dominique Boudet, Jay Merrick, and Adam Caruso.

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

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Smms Housing 2 Vols Boxed

Isbn 9788968010316
Publisher Damdi
Idea code 15178
€ 260.70

This massive, double-volume set aims at answering the question of what housing looks like in the 21st century, exhaustively detailing the challenges that today’s architects face. Featuring a spectrum of residential typologies and lifestyles that spans the entire globe – single-family, mixed-use complex, multi-family, social housing – the projects illustrated here reflect various demands of the individual, create spaces for communication, value local culture and sustainability, and consider the city and environment in which they exist. Besides including full project info and a wealth of drawings, renderings, and photographs for each, the set gathers myriad quotes from the architects.

1320 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, hb, English

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Architecture In The Netherlands Yearbook 2014/15

Isbn 9789462082069
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15234
€ 39.50

The yearbook Architecture in the Netherlands is the international business card for Dutch architecture. The four members of the book’s editorial team select 30 of the outstanding projects completed over the past year and describe the most important developments and trends that influence the production and design of Dutch architecture. Needless to say, this publication also contains a survey of the most important awards, competitions, exhibitions and publications of the past year.

184 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Informal Market Worlds - Atlas

Isbn 9789462081949
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15238
€ 39.50

Informal markets are a central feature of the twenty-first century’s first tumultuous years. Both part of and response to the homogenising forces of globalisation, they shape a volatile shadow system of heterogeneous micro-locations. This "atlas" maps this new kind of urban system emerging from the multi-directional movements of ongoing deregulations and realignments. Offering a global perspective on the conflicted realities of informal marketplaces – from survival activities of the urban poor to transnational clandestine trade networks – these analyses reveal how informality has become a political instrument in the struggles around global market integration.

512 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Informal Market Worlds - Reader

Isbn 9789462081956
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15239
€ 29.50

Informal markets are a central feature of the twenty-first century’s first tumultuous years. Both part of and response to the homogenising forces of globalisation, they shape a volatile shadow system of heterogeneous micro-locations. This reader maps this new kind of urban system emerging from the multi-directional movements of ongoing deregulations and realignments. Offering a global perspective on the conflicted realities of informal marketplaces – from survival activities of the urban poor to transnational clandestine trade networks – these analyses reveal how informality has become a political instrument in the struggles around global market integration.

272 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Oase 94: Oma The First Decade

Isbn 9789462082045
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15211
€ 19.95

This thematic issue of 'Oase' sheds new light on the architectural production of OMA during its first decade (1978-1989) – a mythical but at the same time not very well known period in the history of the world-famous office of Rem Koolhaas. The proposals, plans and projects, both implemented and not, are subjected to critical appraisal and richly illustrated with often unfamiliar visual material. The projects include the residence of the Irish Prime Minister (1979), the design competition for Parc de la Villette in Paris (1982), Villa Palestra for the Milan Triennale (1986) and the designs for the City Hall in The Hague (1986) and the Swiss Hotel Furkablick (1988).

144 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Weather In The City - How Design Shapes The Urban Climate

Isbn 9789462081987
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15209
€ 30.00

The way we experience the urban climate depends on physical and psychological factors dictated by our surroundings. A beautifully laid-out square where you are nearly blown off your feet. A modern city apartment in which it is too hot to sleep in the summer. Everyone knows examples of urban architecture whose design fails to take the urban climate properly into account. This publication explains and illustrates in a comprehensible way how smart urban design can enhance comfort in the city.

216 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Hiroba All About Public Spaces In Japan

Isbn 9784473040145
Publisher Tankosha
Idea code 15173
€ 37.15

With the evolution of digital and material technologies, Japanese designers and architects are seeking ways to reverse the wholesale destruction of traditional public space in Japan brought about by industrialisation, automobiles, and Western-style concrete and steel interventions. Japanese public spaces (‘hiroba’, or “wide open areas”), human-scale spaces traditionally fashioned of “warm” and renewable materials, are making a comeback thanks to technological breakthroughs in glass and non-flammable woods that allow the expression of highly refined and delicate qualities. Includes an essay by Kengo Kuma and numerous exemplary projects.

168 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Mass Details In Japan Architecture

Isbn 9788997603312
Publisher Equal Books
Idea code 15161
€ 81.45

Fifteen projects by Japanese architects are presented in this volume, which explores a mixed group of new buildings brought together under the theme of mass. Each work is illustrated through numerous photos and drawings, and accompanied by detailed project data and description. Among the featured buildings are Okidai House by kenta eto, Studio Velocity’s Forest House in the City, T-Nursery by Uchida Architect Design Office, Spiral Roof by Koji Kudo, Shugoin by Love Architecture Inc., Takato Tamagami’s Northern Nautilus, Zushi Apartment by K2YT, and others. The works, all of which are situated in Japan, commonly feature monolithic forms and closed facades.

274 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 31 cm, hb, English

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Frame Details In Japan Architecture

Isbn 9788997603329
Publisher Equal Books
Idea code 15162
€ 81.45

This volume features eighteen new works by Japanese architects with a diverse range of functions and typologies, illustrated through numerous photos and drawings, and accompanied by detailed project data and descriptions. All of the projects are located in Japan, and include Ashikita Community Hall by Workstation, Ryuichi Ashizawa’s Ecoton Hotel in Biwa Lake, Shore House by Mount Fuji Architects Studio, Lupicia Shiga Factory by Nobuaki Furuya/NASCA, Takeshi Yamagata Architects’ Chojyabashi Building, Narihana Restaurant by Amano Design Office, and more. Each explores how the device of the frame is applied in architecture.

274 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 31 cm, hb, English

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Norihiko Dan

Isbn 9788997603350
Publisher Equal Books
Idea code 15164
€ 70.60

Educated at the University of Tokyo and Yale University, Japanese architect Norihiko Dan has run his own practice since 1994. The recipient of several prizes, including the 2014 Best Architecture for Taiwan, for Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 1, he views architecture as a kind of cultural fruit crossbred between the architect and his or her various local surroundings, such as geography, culture, economy, or social values, and thus potentially weaving a diversified locus that can appear unique and unpredictable. Richly illustrated, the book features seventeen works and projects, with essays by Gene Kwang-Yu King and Aaron Betsky, and with a preface by the architect.

226 p, ills in colour & bw, 25 x 19 cm, pb, English

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Refocus Seoul Architecture

Isbn 9788997603343
Publisher Equal Books
Idea code 15166
€ 26.05

Organised by the Union of Architecture University in Seoul (UAUS), the Annual Pavilion Competition challenges architecture students in Korea with creating urban design objects for the city’s public spaces. Reactive, interactive, decorative, or intuitive, the sixteen originally designed and actually realised pavilions featured in this volume showcase the diversity of talents emerging from the younger generation of architects today. Each is fully detailed with conceptual drawings, design descriptions, and numerous photographs of the objects and their builders, both under construction on location and being enjoyed by the public in the completed phase.

170 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 25 cm, pb, Korean/English

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Ja 97 Curving Line And Surface

Isbn 4910051330451
Publisher Japan Architect
Idea code 15204
€ 27.30

'JA 97' is focused on the curving lines and surfaces in architecture. The issue explores the topic through works, an interview, and essays by 10 architects including SANAA, Jun Aoki, TNA, and Junya Ishigami. This issue, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, also introduces works of architecture with curving lines and surfaces from the past such as Kenzo Tange’s National Gymnasiums for Tokyo Olympics from 1964 and Toyo Ito’s House in Kamiwada from 1977.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 29 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Log 33: Observations On Architecture And The Contemporary City

Isbn 9780990735212
Publisher Anyone Corporation
Idea code 15195
€ 17.65

In this issue, observation on architecture and the contemporary city leads to the far corners of the globe, with intellectual conjecture, snow globes, urban forestry, and more. Physical places are examined, as Kurt W. Forster revisits Alfred Döblin’s Alexanderplatz, Mark Morris reviews the criticism on the University of Greenwich’s new building, and Joseph Clarke delves into the legacy behind the Polish Pavilion at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale. For more theoretical considerations, Luke Studebaker questions branded architecture, Joseph Altshuler discusses character in architecture, and Mark Foster Gage reveals architects’ interest in object-oriented ontology today.

156 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Ga Houses 141: Project 2015

Isbn 9784871400893
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 15191
€ 30.40

‘GA Houses’ documents outstanding new residential architecture from all over the world. Included in each issue also are retrospective looks at residential works of the past which are now considered epoch-making. With projects by Alphaville, Tadao Ando, Blank Studio, Sean Godsell, Kumiko Inui, Mathias Klotz, Smiljan Radic, Studio Mumbai, Nikken Sekkei, Kengo Kuma, and many more.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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C3 367 Landscaping And Building

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3
Idea code 15155
€ 21.00

The overarching theme of this edition is the interaction of architecture and nature. Through three parts, an examination of how buildings today are responding to the needs of landscape and climate is presented, along a dialogue over whether natural and artificial should be viewed as a dichotomy or duality. “Landscaping and Building” features integrated projects by Radionica Arhitekture, Petr Hájek, Henning Larsen, UAO, and more. “Stand on the Climate” offers four exemplary dwellings that respond to their respective settings, whether desert or alpine. Other projects include Atelier KUU’s Pacific Dazzle Baton and Cheering Restaurant by H&P Architects.

206 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, Korean/English

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Arquitectura Viva 171: Necessary Builders

Isbn
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 15189
€ 17.05

The term “necessary architecture” evokes a blurred group of essential buildings, minimal works, and emergency structures characterised by a modest use of resources, the elemental stability of their materials and techniques, and the social urgency of the needs they address. This issue’s selection of works follows in this vein, examining the needs which arise in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and how architecture responds to these often precarious contexts: with a drive to combat poverty with beauty. Featured are a community centre in Bangladesh by Kashef Chowdhury, a chapel in Ho Chi Minh City by a21 studio, Project Nakuru by Orkidstudio in Kenya, and more.

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

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Monu 22: Transnational Urbanism

Isbn 18603211
Publisher Board Publishers
Idea code 15240
€ 15.00

According to Jean-Louis Missika, to prepare cities for the emergence and growth of transnational lifestyles, new urban and architectural forms that are adapted to these new ways of life must be devised. His exclusive interview appears in this issue, which is entirely dedicated to the topic of “Transnational Urbanism” in relation to the city, architecture, and its influence on cities in spatial as well as social, political, economic, and cultural terms. Today more than ever, people can create and maintain multiple links, networks, and interactions across the borders of nation-states. With contributions by Antonio Petrov, Thomas Mical, Kolar Aparna, and Ulf Hannerz, among others.

126 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 27 cm, pb, English

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Out Of The Ordinary - Award Winning Works By Young Korean Architects

Isbn 9788792700100
Publisher Architectural Publisher B
Idea code 15094
€ 30.00

Since the onset of the global financial crisis, the conditions of architectural practice in Korea have fundamentally changed. This new environment has been a seedbed of architectural creativity, particularly for those seeking to establish a foothold in a competitive market. Young, innovative architects have responded with a combination of resourcefulness, sophistication, and toughness in their interventions into site, programme, materials, and fabrication. Presenting the work of nine architects (JOHO architecture, UTAA company, and others), two photographers, and a team of designers, this book is a critical overview of the contemporary conditions of Korean architecture.

240 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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