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New Titles in Architecture & Design 1 October 2015
A+t 45 Solid - Harvard Symposia On Architecture: Design Techniques

Isbn 9788460692386
Publisher A+t Architecture Publishers
Idea code 15572
€ 26.20

The first volume in a series published in partnership with the Harvard GSD Department of Architecture, “Design Techniques” features a selection of shared knowledge from the academic year 2014–2015 on current techniques in architectural design. Faculty, critics and theorists, and students discuss different approaches, contributing not only working practices and opportunities encountered in the field of design, but also personal experiences and insight.

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

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Av Monographs 178-179: Rem Koolhaas Oma/amo 2000-2015

Isbn 9788460696926
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 15467
€ 62.55

Late in his career, the influential Dutch architect is still going strong. An advocate of the architect as a surfer of political and aesthetic waves, Rem Koolhaas embodies one who refuses to stay still when times change. This special issue celebrates his most recent output, featuring 20 buildings completed since 2000 (The Rotterdam, Seattle Central Library, Shenzhen Stock Exchange) and ten projects still in progress (Chu Hai College, PEX Toulouse). An introductory essay takes stock not only of his work but of Koolhaas himself, while ten brief texts focus on his latest period and a dozen essays published at different points in his career offer a retrospective view.

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

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A+u 540 15:09 Recent Works By Oma

Isbn 4910019730958
Publisher A+u Publishing
Idea code 15492
€ 24.90

This issue features fourteen recent works and seven ongoing projects by Rem Koolhaas and OMA. Remarkable is the number of preservation and renovation projects, such as the Fondazione Prada in Milan and Moscow’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, which imbue modern heritage with the coexistence and contrast of old and new. The selection of projects reflects OMA’s ever-changing oeuvre, one that consistently responds to new technologies, trends, and expectations. Also included are The Interlace in Singapore, Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, and Taipei Performing Arts Center. With essays by Edwin Heathcote and Gabriel Kogan.

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

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Arquitectura Viva 176: Homegrafts

Publisher Avisa
Idea code 15445
€ 17.05

There is no better place to show the organic continuity of architecture and cities than the domestic realm. Ruins may be perceived as residues or traces of past activities, but they can be appreciated also for the potentials of their material remains. By grafting the new onto the existing, we insert our lives into those of others and thereby gain deep roots and added memory. This issue highlights six case studies from Spain and Portugal, from the raw concrete boxes inserted between rugged old walls of E/C House by SAMI arquitectos, to the Lude House’s smooth and striking crown by Grupo Aranea. Also in this issue, a special dossier on the pavilion typology and what it means today.

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

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Siza By Siza

Isbn 9788460697022
Publisher A.mag
Idea code 15442
€ 53.75

Authored and coordinated by Juan Rodríguez and Carlos Seoane, this monograph was borne out of the intention to acknowledge the lesser-known aspects of Álvaro Siza’s work. Featuring what they describe as the relevant but rarely published aspects of his work and the unsuspected dimensions of his oeuvre, the book highlights six notable projects selected from throughout his career. Among these are the Boa Nova Tea House, the Porto Architecture School, and the Malagueira Housing Complex. Besides numerous sketches and photographs, it includes a new interview with the architect, plus essays by Kenneth Frampton, Juhani Pallasmaa, and David Cohn.

418 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 24 cm, hb, Portuguese/English

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Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Isbn 9789185689620
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code 15474
€ 46.20

The Danish architect Dorte Mandrup is one of the most aesthetic originals as well as one of the most socially committed of her generation. Down to the very smallest detail, her houses communicate both with those for whom they are built as well as with the public space around them. Dorte Mandrup never builds without taking a stand. Nor is she ever dull. Her special relationship to reality is apparent in everything from the boldest play with rooms and forms to the delicate restoration of a Danish classic such as Arne Jacobsen’s Munkegård School.

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

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Binational Urbanism - On The Road To Paradise

Isbn 9789492095060
Publisher Trancity*valiz
Idea code 15470
€ 22.50

Never before was the mobility of individuals higher than today. People work and live not only in different places, but often even between different countries. 'Binational Urbanism' examines the way of living of people who start a second life in a second city in a second nation-state, without saying good-bye to their first city. They live in constant transit between two homes, between two countries. Binational urbanism has the potential to become one of the most interesting forms of life in the twenty-first century.

224 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 20 cm, pb, English

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Volume 45: Learning

Isbn 9789077966457
Publisher Archis
Idea code 15512
€ 19.50

While education is currently working its way through an existential crisis, learning is flourishing. Learning is not a self-contained period of time and place in which we magically transform into adults, but rather a life-long condition, a process that now permeates everywhere and everything at all times. In this issue of Volume, we’re thinking about what it means to learn: how it happens, where, by what, for whom, and why. Learning points us in a direction and gives us tools; does it also teach us how to use them and make a move?

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

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Science Of The Secondary 4/5/6 (window Door Pipe) + Another Mad Afternoon At Home (postcards)

Publisher Atelier Hoko
Idea code 15536
€ 50.00

For the first instalment of a building-centric research initiative under the Science of the Secondary series, the common Door, Window and Pipe were chosen as starting points towards an inquiry into the openings of a dwelling. Drawing from the findings of this study, Atelier HOKO developed another mad afternoon at home; an activity piece that contains sixty instructional postcards to be performed by individuals in the comfort of their own home. Using the familiarity of everyday actions and materials to investigate and experience the different openings, this project attempts to draw a closer and more intimate relationship between people and buildings. The three issues are also sold individually.

166 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 25 cm, pb, English

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C3 373 Expo 2015 The Green Laboratory

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3
Idea code 15503
€ 21.00

EXPO Milan 2015 and energy-conscious and sustainable public spaces are the twin focus of this instalment. An overview of the so-called “Green Laboratory” is given for the former, wherein seventeen of the national and functional pavilions currently on view in Milan are reviewed, including Italy, Brazil, Korea, France, China, UAE, the Slow Food Pavilion, and the Tree of Life. The second topic features a diverse selection of works, among them the Arizona State University Health Services Building by Lake|Flato Architects, Beijing No. 4 High School Fangshan Campus by Open Architecture, Ryuichi Ashizawa’s Factory on the Earth, and Soft House by Kennedy & Violich.

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

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C3 372 Small Getaways

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3
Idea code 15459
€ 21.00

Three distinct themes emerge in this edition: “Small Getaways”, “Buildings for Kids as Educators”, and “After the Neighborhood’s Days”. The first examines the interaction between microarchitecture and its environment through diverse leisure projects like Ulik Architekti’s Forest Retreat and The Tent by a21 Studio. The second offers an insightful overview of how architects are recognising the changing needs of education and rethinking the role of the school and, in particular, the classroom. Among the featured projects are a kindergarten in Ribnica and the Camperdown Childcare Centre. The final section looks at filling the voids left behind by the expansive urban model.

200 p, ills colour & be, 23 x 30 cm, pb, Korean/English

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Ga Houses 143: Newcomers In Japan

Isbn 9784871400916
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 15495
€ 27.75

‘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 Japanese newcomers Maki Onishi + Yuki Hyakuda, Takashi Fujino/Ikimono Architects, Satoshi Matsuoka + Yuki Tamura, Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo, and Koji Aoki.

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

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Shinichiro Ogata Higashiya

Isbn 9784861524554
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 15465
€ 40.75

Japanese confectionery shops used to be divided into two categories: shops that provided wagashi (traditional Japanese confectioneries) to those associated with the Imperial Court, and neighbourhood shops that made simpler kinds for the general public. Recently, the idea of such neighbourhood shops has faded from everyday life, with people now perceiving Western sweets as the norm and wagashi only for special occasions or celebratory gifts. This beautifully photographed book shows how Higashiya strives to change this by recreating Japan’s proud culture of wagashi to fit our modern lives, by placing emphasis on the sense of the seasons and their nuances.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Maarten Van Severen

Isbn 9789055442805
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 15502
€ 33.00

Originally published in 2000, this book is considered an intrinsic part of the Belgian furniture designer’s oeuvre. This new edition, published on the tenth anniversary of Van Severen’s death in 2005, offers a comprehensive overview of his many creations and inspirations through photomontage, slideshows of images, and an essay by Geert Bekaert. It shows how his ascetic tables, chairs, lamps, wardrobes, and more – designed for great simplicity and with modern materials – are synonymous with the feeling of a contemporary life.

258 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, Dutch/French/English

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Alberto Burri's Teatro Continuo

Isbn 9788875705091
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 15522
€ 24.20

The reconstruction of Alberto Burri’s Teatro Continuo in its original location, some twenty-six years after it was dismantled, provides an ideal opportunity to retrace its history, and place the work in its critical and historical context. Gabi Scardi’s book is accompanied by plans, sketches and photographs, as well as by Paola Di Bello’s photo reportage, that documents the relocation process and the return of this emblematic work to the city. Created in Milan’s Parco Sempione in 1973 to mark the XV Triennale, the Teatro Continuo is one of Alberto Burri’s major public works.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 20 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Isbn 9788875705114
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 15519
€ 18.15

This is the first issue of a publication documenting the architecture festival organised by faculty of the Polo territoriale di Mantova of the Politecnico di Milano. From 2012 to 2014, a series of conferences, workshops, exhibitions, and lessons took place at the school, attended by internationally renowned architects and designers such as Tadao Ando, João Luís Carrilho da Graça, Gonçalo Byrne, and Alberto Campo Baeza. These occasions for stimulating and innovative design research, which transpired in continuous dialogue with the city and surrounding environment, have given rise to thought-provoking results, collective ways of working, and recognition of necessary hierarchies.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Nacho Carbonell - De Rebus Natura

Isbn 9789462261198
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 15475
€ 32.50

This colourful, tactile, and expressive volume presents a richly illustrated overview of seven years of work by Nacho Carbonell, since his graduation from the Eindhoven Design Academy in 2007. The designer’s creative identity, which defines his style of organic forms and rough, colourful finishing textures, has attracted international attention from museums, galleries, and private collectors alike. Applying a highly recognisable uniqueness of materials and techniques in his studio, Carbonell’s enthusiasm and curiosity is moulded through an endless series of experiments, discoveries, and inevitable mistakes, all documented in this anthology of pure wonderment.

184 p, ills colour, 24 x 34 cm, pb, English

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Marti Guixe - Food Design (2nd Enlarged Edition)

Isbn 9788875705053
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 15521
€ 37.65

Even food, and the way we consume it, can be designed: Martí Guixé gives us a number of examples by squaring off pota- toes, building molecular structures with olives and toothpicks, designing restaurants that use solar energy to cook food and creating artificial indoor fog using gin and tonic. This new edition, revised and expanded with 32 pages and 40 new designs, documents 20 years of Martí Guixé’s work on food design, taking stock of his research from his earliest designs from 1995 to his most recent works from 2015.

224 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, pb, English

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