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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 22 June 2015
Sou Fujimoto Architecture Works 1995-2015

Isbn 9784887063495
Publisher Toto
Idea code 15230
€ 47.65

Attempting to form an overview of the experimentation that has gone into his efforts over the past two decades, Sou Fujimoto compiles a multifarious and richly illustrated collection of works – concepts, new ideas, and unrealised projects – that is remarkable both for its sprawling diversity and for its consistency in the pursuit of an ideal. As Fujimoto writes in his introduction, “Beneath even the boldest, most daring proposals lie many years of patient trial and error.” Each project description contains index numbers of other projects that bear a resemblance to it, enabling readers to trace an interconnected web of interrelated concepts through his entire body of work.

376 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 25 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Takaharu + Yui Tezuka Architecture Catalogue 3

Isbn 9784887063501
Publisher Toto
Idea code 15341
€ 33.85

The husband and wife architect team of Takaharu and Yui Tezuka established their Tokyo-based practice in 1994, and have since been recognised for their personal approach to spatial design through both critical acclaim and several awards. In this third instalment of their ‘Architecture Catalogue’ series, their desire to convey the magnificence of architecture is readily apparent, expressed through the couple’s thoughts and convictions on why they make architecture. It offers an intimate look at their work, combining personal ideals with a comprehensive overview of projects. Featuring more than 50 projects, many of them houses, and richly illustrated with photos and drawings.

376 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Takato Tamagami Architectural Design

Isbn 9788997603336
Publisher Equal Books
Idea code 15290
€ 66.15

Takato Tamagami established his practice in 2002, becoming an architect distinguished by his “boldness and plasticity… positioned at a distance from the mainstream of modern Japanese architecture”, according to the critique by Masaaki Takahashi – just one of the features of this extensive monograph on the Japanese architect. Besides two essays written by Tamagami, the richly illustrated volume includes a selection of notable works. Among these are Northern Nautilus, Café Aura, N-House, Patisserie Uchiyama, Ippin Dental Laboratory, MAM Café, and CIBONE Office & Gallery.

298 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 26 cm, hb, Korean/English

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On The Move #4: Landscape Architecture Europe

Isbn 9789075271829
Publisher Blauwdruk
Idea code 15274
€ 37.50

'On the Move' is a barometer of landscape architecture in Europe. This publication offers a selection of contemporary projects on the basis of a democratic call for entries, controversial discussions by a European jury of practitioners, and design critiques formulated by the editors. With projects in Berlin by Raumlabor and Atelier LOIDL, in Lens by Mosbach Paysagistes, in Tarragona by EMF, in Amsterdam by Landlab and many more.

240 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 28 cm, hb, English

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Yearbook Landscape Architecture And Urban Design Netherlands 2014

Isbn 9789075271836
Publisher Blauwdruk
Idea code 15245
€ 27.90

This volume comprises a critical review of exemplary urban and landscape design through 25 recent projects by Dutch architectural practices, both in the Netherlands and abroad. In an interview with Winy Maas, the MVRDV partner is critical of today’s popular grassroots initiatives, versus top-down plans that are able to solve major planning problems like water management and flood control, or mobility and accessibility. With findings to support this argument, the message is to dare to think big, but without losing sight of the small scale. Five main themes define the selection and critical essays: design as kickstart, innovative cities, design as research, station central, and breathing space.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Tokyo 150 Projects Urban Diversity Management

Isbn 9784786902642
Publisher Japan Architect
Idea code 15321
€ 40.65

Divided into four chapters – “Tokyo’s Cool Diversity”, “Tokyo’s Diverse Communities”, “Tokyo’s Recipe”, and “Toward Realizing Tokyo’s Future” – this volume offers an in-depth and eyewitness account of the bustling Japanese metropolis. Each chapter presents a vision of the city, from the enjoyment and history of its various parts, to its metropolitan policies and plans for growth in terms of infrastructure, urban development, and strategic outlook and goals. Opening with an interview with Yoichi Masuzoe, Governor of Tokyo, it includes countless maps, photographs, aerial views, and infographics in its presentation of 150 projects, for now and in the future.

232 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Inside Le Corbusier's Philips Pavilion

Isbn 9789462082076
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15311
€ 35.00

Le Corbusier designed the Philips Pavilion for the World’s Fair in Brussels in 1958. The unconventional pavilion was the setting for the experimental performance 'Poème électronique', composed by Edgard Varèse. Using film, light, colour, space and music, and seen by one and a half million visitors, this event is regarded as the first multimedia performance for the general public. After its demolition in 1959, the pavilion became an icon of the twentieth century. The book is the complete overview of the Philips Pavilion. It also reproduces the total experience produced by 'Poème électronique'.

170 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 26 cm, hb, English

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Archiprix International Madrid 2015

Isbn 9789462082182
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15303
€ 29.50

Every two years, Archiprix International invites all 1,600 universitylevel courses in the field of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture to select their best graduation projects and submit these for participation. This publication displays a representative selection of the projects submitted, including the nominees and winners chosen by an independent jury, and the favourites chosen by the participants themselves, supplemented by a representative selection that offers a picture of the range of designs and the graphical distribution across all continents.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Cape Town Densification As A Cure For A Segregated City

Isbn 9789462082274
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15288
€ 15.00

Twenty years after democracy, Cape Town suffers from extensive urban sprawl, due to the legacy of the Apartheid spatial policy and the middle class ideal of single-family homes on individual plots of land. Sprawl is causing huge economical, environmental and social problems. Can we envisage a more compact and dense Cape Town, curing the many engrained patterns of unequal and unjust spatial divisions? This book presents the provocative proposals of an international team of theorists, architects and planners, challenging the prevailing ideas on urban development in Cape Town and offering inspiring alternatives.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Nigel Peake - Through Along And Above

Isbn 9780957213753
Publisher Vaudoise
Idea code 15322
€ 23.70

In 2014, architect Nigel Peake was invited by the Arts Committee of Vaudoise Assurances to provide a graphic reinterpretation of its head office in three monumental drawings. The building, designed by Jean Tschumi and completed in 1956, is the first example of corporate architecture in French-speaking Switzerland during the post-war period. Done in graphite, ink, and watercolour, these drawings prescribe the sequence of the book, both in its narrative dimension and in its formal concept. Each drawing is presented as a series of fragments – macroscopic views that show the attentive detail given to their execution. Together they exude flatness, distance, clarity, and void.

160 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, hb, English

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Rotterdam Architecture City

Isbn 9789462082304
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15342
€ 19.95

Rotterdam ranks among the top international architectural destinations. And with good reason: the Markthal, the new Central Station and De Rotterdam, along with such established icons as the Kunsthal and the Van Nelle Factory are just some of the architectural magnets drawing international architecture lovers to the city on the Maas. In addition to the 100 best buildings, this architecture guide also directs visitors to the city’s most interesting locales, including entertainment and dining out in an architectural setting and the cultural haunt of Witte de Withstraat.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Food Dal Cucchiaio Al Mondo

Isbn 9788874627561
Publisher Maxxi
Idea code 15330
€ 26.90

‘Food’ is an exploration of the architectural issues associated with storing, distribution, consumption, and disposal of food and raw materials, stimulating debate with respect to our contemporary situation of crowded cities and overpopulation. With more than 50 works by various artists and architects, the exhibition at MAXXI tackles the global political, social, urban, and economic effects of food on communities and regions. Divided into six sections – body, house, street, city, landscape, world – it ranges from the individual to the planetary dimension in its examination and questioning of the major geopolitical issues and networks for the production and distribution of food.

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

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Ugo La Pietra - Green Works It Out!

Isbn 9788875704919
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 15247
€ 16.15

Architecture insists on building, only introducing “greenery” in built-up areas as an element capable of accomplishing or performing various functions. Architecture often forgets, however, that greenery, unlike buildings and cities, has its own life and developmental processes. Given time, greenery will always get the upper hand. Grounded in the research and ideas of Italian architect and thinker Ugo La Pietra, this publication addresses the metamorphoses inherent in the unseen or spontaneous forms of natural progression. He maps the conformation, deterioration, obsolescence, temporary modification, and human action that impact our physical world.

64 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Scenario Interior Architecture Design

Isbn 9789187543159
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code
€ 41.35

Over the past 30 years, Scenario has established itself as one of the leading interior architecture offices in Norway, and is responsible for transforming the field of interior design in Norway from an occupation seen as merely decorative to a concept-driven design practice that is fully integrated into the architectural process. As the firm celebrates its 30 year jubilee, this publication examines in detail the foremost projects in the firm’s vast oeuvre.

258 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 24 cm, pb, English

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