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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 21 July 2015
A+t 44 Workforce: A Better Place To Work 2

Isbn 9788461696765
Publisher A+t Architecture Publishers
Idea code 15411
€ 25.20

a+t magazine 44 forms part of the WORKFORCE series, dedicated to the design of workspaces. A Better Place To Work 2 looks at 20 projects for contemporary buildings and conducts a graphic analysis of 10 master works. The article "Redesigning The Office Building: Sources Of Inspiration" establishes historical references for the new projects and facilitates understanding of the sources of inspiration used by the architects.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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Workplaces Today

Isbn 9789082347906
Publisher Icop
Idea code 15389
€ 37.50

'Workplaces Today' is a kaleidoscopic survey of the contemporary work environment. The book discusses a large variety of places for knowledge work, ranging from shiny corporate head offices and cubicled call centres, to raw designer studios and hip co-work spaces. The book also looks at how people work from home, on the road, and in public spaces such cafes, parks and hotels. With illuminating texts and examples from across the world, the book provides an in depth look at the world of today’s office worker.

312 p, ills colour, 19 x 14 cm, hb, English

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Av Monographs 177: Snohetta 25 Years 25 Works

Isbn 9788460683766
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 15358
€ 34.10

The Norway-based studio Snøhetta is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and to mark this occasion AV has selected 25 of its most important works and projects to summarize a career that soon became international. With offices in Oslo and New York – and ateliers in San Francisco, Innsbruck and Singapore – the studio has become a global brand with works across the planet. Featuring ten works, five structures and ten projects, the monograph is rounded off with articles by Craig Dykers (founding partner), Norwegian critic Ingerid Helsing Almaas (editor of the magazine Arkitektur N), and an introduction by Luis Fernández-Galiano, who highlights how the office favours design intensity over formal identity.

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

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Arquitectura Viva 174: Woven Works

Isbn
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 15364
€ 17.05

Many contemporary works of architecture diverge radically from the classicist rationalism of structural order, yet contain a certain logic when viewed as expressive edifices based on cladding. This is especially apt when it comes to buildings with woven envelopes, where material is paramount. This edition seeks to reawaken the intellectual notions of Gottfried Semper, whose research on the textile origin of architectural enclosures led him to favour light, decorated, and chromatic enclosures. Among the examined works are Shigeru Ban’s Art Museum in Aspen (US), the Grand Theatre in Albi (FR) by Dominique Perrault, and installations in Belgium, South Korea, and Germany.

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

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Herman Hertzberger Architecture And Structuralism

Isbn 9789462081536
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15348
€ 29.50

"This book is an attempt to formulate what structuralism means in architecture, and why that matters. There are many misunderstandings about the concept of structuralism in general, and especially where architecture is concerned. There is also a renewed interest in structuralism. What I see as the real structuralism in architecture is a way of thinking that has far-reaching opportunities for the reuse of buildings, which can give a new impulse to the discussion about sustainability. In addition, the possibility of users having a greater influence has revealed the blueprint for a more democratic architecture." - Herman Hertzberger.

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

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Built By The Sea - Villas And Small Houses By Lund Hagem

Isbn 9789187543364
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code 15399
€ 49.50

Norway’s Lund Hagem Architects is celebrated for their unique relationship with nature. For each building, the firm deftly analyses the built and natural landscape, determining which parts of a site should remain unbuilt, and which microclimates would best lend themselves to domestic living. Impressions from the landscape and local buildings create a vocabulary they use as their basis for creating modern architecture rooted in the Nordic tradition. This book showcases the firm’s small buildings and cabins, in which the interplay between built and unbuilt natural landscape achieves its maximum effect.

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

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Volume 44 On Display

Isbn 9789077966440
Publisher Archis
Idea code 15394
€ 19.50

One of architecture’s histories is that of the art of display: architecture displaying power, political ambition, economic success, social agendas, or less mundane notions like dreams, convictions and belief. These days architecture has also become subjected to display: the display of architecture – in museums and collections, and in auctions for example.  That adds but also distracts meaning; not every aspect of architecture can be displayed as easy. And what does a culture of display (be seen or perish) add to this condition? Thinking of the value of architecture beyond purely financial terms, ‘display’ is a factor of influence. For better or for worse.

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

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Archiprix 2015 The Best Dutch Graduation Projects

Isbn 9789462082175
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15363
€ 25.00

Each year the Dutch institutions teaching architecture, urban design and landscape architecture select their best final-year projects. The crop is unfailingly rich and varied and reflects the ambitions of a new generation of designers ready to take on every imaginable design task that comes their way. The book Archiprix 2015 introduces the latest wave of fledgling design talent.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Endo Shuhei Paramodern Architecture 25/25

Isbn 9788997603367
Publisher Equal Books
Idea code 15404
€ 48.90

Lightness and flexibility are frequently combined in the works of Endo Shuhei, who reveals through his projects a quest for the spatial quality specific to the programme; the dynamic of separation and organisation achieved through materials in a fusion of new forms. This book presents 25 works, both realised and conceptual, and from the 1990s through to more recent works. Endo’s interest in facilities related to transport is readily apparent, with key examples being Halftecture F (single train platform), Transtation O (unmanned train station including bicycle parking), Looptecture F (harbour security and floodgate control centre), and more. With an essay by Frederic Migayrou.

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

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Japan House Mini

Isbn 9788997603374
Publisher Equal Books
Idea code 15403
€ 124.90

Less than one hundred square metres was the stipulation for the homes included in this hefty compendium of Japanese residential architecture. Thirty-six projects by a variety of designers – many from the younger generation of Japanese architects – are arranged from smallest to largest, each thoroughly documented in text, photographs, and drawings. Starting off with the 46.37 m2 Small Box Shaped House by YUUA Architects and Associates, it includes cleverly executed and supremely compact residential works by offices like ALPHAVILLE Architects, Manabu CHIBA, Komada architects’ office, Naf Architect & Design, and many more.

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

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Learning From Las Cuencas

Isbn 9788461707737
Publisher Banco Sabadell Herrero
Idea code 15386
€ 34.95

This publication provides a new perspective on the cultural landscapes of mining across the province of Asturias in north-west Spain. These areas, after undergoing an intense process of industrialisation, have changed considerably within just a few decades. What were once natural valleys with rural economic and social structures came to host bustling, dense urban agglomerations. As a result, hybrid architectures have emerged, mutating artefacts which, despite the invisibility of their inevitable marginality, can offer interesting lessons in architecture today. Richly illustrated with photographs and diagrams, it features contributions from noted artists and architects.

240 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 27 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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