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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 5 October 2015
El Croquis 181: Four Strategies 2015 Mgm, Barozzi Veiga, Harquitectes, Selgascano

Isbn 9788488386861
Publisher El Croquis
Idea code 15458
€ 57.10

In this instalment, the magazine compares four distinguished Spanish practices: MGM, Harquitectes, Barozzi Veiga, and SelgasCano, the designers of the 2015 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. By analysing several notable projects from each office, a portrait of four individual yet relatable strategies emerges. The power of contemporary Spanish architectural practice is made clearly apparent through these this collection of recent work, both at home and abroad. Featuring, among others, the renovation and extension of Ramos Carrión Theatre, Zamora, Research Centre ICTA-ICP at UAB, Fine Arts Museum, Lausanne, and the Turkana Immunization and Education Centre.

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

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A.mag 07: Buchner Bruendler Architects | Fuhrimann Haechler Architects

Isbn 9788460697039
Publisher A.mag Editorial Sl
Idea code 15444
€ 37.50

This edition features the work of two Swiss offices, Buchner Bründler Architekten and AFGH (Andreas Fuhrimann and Gabrielle Hächler). Addressing the idea of Swiss architecture as synonymous with accuracy, quality, functional clarity, and having a strong formal identity, it goes a step further to examine its balance between the exceptional quality of craft, manufacturing techniques, and the use of state-of-the-art technology. The architecture is thus imbued with a huge technical rigour and pure formal and sensory awareness. With ten projects by Buchner Bründler and six by AFGH, ranging from small- to large-scale, plus an essay by José Manuel Pedreirinho.

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

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A+u 2015:07 538 Kimbell Art Museum - Drawing Collection

Isbn 4910019730750
Publisher A+u Publishing
Idea code 15409
€ 24.90

In this issue, a special feature on the Kimbell Art Museum in Forth Worth, Texas. Completed in 1972, the building was designed by Louis I. Kahn. The magazine reproduces a set of construction drawings from Preston M. Geren, the architect who collaborated with Kahn’s office from the early design period, and give an impression of how Kahn’s vision was realised. Along with many photographs from today, they tell the story of how the design team shaped the museum into a modern-day masterpiece. With essays by Lawrence Speck and Carlos Jimenez, plus an interview with Frank H. Sherwood and Dewayne Manning, two architect’s from Geren’s office who worked on the project.

136 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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A+u Magazine 539 15:08: Ingenhoven Architects Supergreen

Isbn 9784900211810
Publisher A+u Publishing
Idea code 15434
€ 24.90

Ingenhoven architects was founded in 1985 by Christoph Ingenhoven, and has since become known for its ecologically oriented designs for high-rise and other buildings. The firm’s sustainable approach to building and attention to the well-being of the occupants – embodied by its supergreen® trademark – have been applied to a wide range of projects and scales worldwide. Besides a critical essay by Barry Bergdoll and an interview with Ingenhoven and Martha Thorne, the magazine features 22 diverse and exemplary projects, from the Audi Pavilion, Lufthansa headquarters, and Google HQ, to University College Dublin, the International Criminal Court, and Central Park Berlin.

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

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Living In Place Fieldoffice + Huang Sheng-yuan

Isbn 9784887063518
Publisher Toto
Idea code 15412
€ 27.60

Huang Sheng-Yuan, founder of Fieldoffice Architects in Taiwan, describes his approach using the concept “Vascular Bundles”. Two decades of work are presented in this volume. Taking the city of Yilan as case study, he proposes an urban sustainable management strategy that transfers the energy of the city’s natural environment into both its old centre and newer residential areas. Likewise, the plan applies the city’s economic power to care for the natural environment. His long-term plan promotes a liveable urban setting that draws out its potential across a variety of genres and encourages lively growth. The study offers an in-depth examination of history, landscape, and future.

288 p, ils colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Ga Document 133

Isbn 9784871402934
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 15436
€ 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 international projects by, amongst others, Frank O. Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Sean Godsell, OMA, Tadao Ando, Selgascano and others.

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

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Ga Residential Masterpieces 19: Philip Johnson Glass House

Isbn 9784871406444
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 15435
€ 31.15

Designed by American architect Philip Johnson as his own residence, the Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut (US), sent shockwaves through the architectural world when it was first completed, and has remained an icon of American residential modernism ever since. Lovingly portrayed by Japanese architectural photographer Yukio Futagawa, the house, its galleries of artworks, outlying studio, and pavilion on the pond all come alive through refined qualities of light and the natural setting. Moreover, Kengo Kuma contributes an essay in which he describes his impressions of meeting the architect and the first encounter with his famous house.

76 p, ills colour & bw, 26 x 36 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Arquitectura Viva 175: Expo Milano 2015 - Feeding The Planet, Energy F Or Life

Isbn
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 15449
€ 17.05

“Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” is the theme of this year’s Universal Exposition in Milan. On display are 55 national and 41 thematic pavilions, which each contribute to an expression of the fair’s highly topical and urgent programme. This issue takes stock of Expo Milano 2015 through two in-depth articles mapping the city’s urban transformation in the last decade and describing the Expo’s constructions, followed by a full and detailed feature of each of twelve selected pavilions. Among these are the pavilions by France, Italy, Austria, Brazil, Chile, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, and China, plus the tranquil Slow Food Pavilion, arranged around a triangular courtyard.

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

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Av Proyectos 069 Dossier Giancarlo Mazzanti

Isbn
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 15431
€ 10.25

Giancarlo Mazzanti is the main focus of this issue, wherein ten current projects by the Colombian architect are profiled with models, detailed drawings, and renderings. Their organisation favours growth and adaptation to time, place and social challenges, and involve the user in the creative process. Among these works are stadiums for the South American Games and the Biblioteca España, both in Medellín, the Pies Descalzos School in Cartagena, and the Panamerican University in Bogotá. Also in this issue, OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Centre, plus competition entries for Budapest’s House of Hungarian Music by Sou Fujimoto, Kengo Kuma, and others.

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

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C3 371 Green In Grey

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3
Idea code 15418
€ 21.00

Hybrid works of architecture and nature are on the rise, as designers attempt to re-establish the terms of a long-neglected and embattled symbiosis, the legacy of the industrial age. Buildings today utilise nature in fusion with man-made technologies, creating self-sustaining habitats, climate regenerators, and minimal energy footprints. Featured are Vertical Forest by Boeri Studio, 25 Green by Luciano Pia, and Chartier Dalix Architects’ Primary School for Sciences and Biodiversity. Also in this issue, works that deal with the public implications of architecture and the way it shapes the physical aspects of public life, from theatres, concert halls, and cultural centres, to city gates.

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

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Log 34: The Food Issue

Isbn 9780990735229
Publisher Anyone Corporation
Idea code 15450
€ 15.60

This time, the architecture journal turns its gaze to the exploration of food in its many aspects, revealing a boundless realm of contemporary cultural production. Contributions from inside and outside the worlds of food and architecture – from chefs and architects to artists, critics, entrepreneurs, and gourmets – highlight the many parallels between cuisine and buildings beyond the basic needs of nutrition and shelter. Guest-edited by Jan Åman and Savinien Caracostea of AtelierSlice, the issue features renowned chefs like Ferran Adrià, Magnus Milsson, and Christina Tosi, plus critically acclaimed artists like Carsten Höller, Tobias Rehberger, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and more.

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

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Superkul - Rain Gravity Heat Cold

Isbn 9780994051400
Publisher Superkul
Idea code 15359
€ 35.55

Toronto-based practice superkül was founded in 2002. Its principals, Andre D’Elia and Meg Graham, have a broad range of professional experience in Canada and abroad, and this monograph reflects their diverse portfolio of project types, ranging from single-family residences to large-scale commercial and public works. Wood features prominently in the practice’s designs, which are inspired by the elements and demonstrate a commitment to pragmatism and advanced building technologies. Printed on soft, folded pages filled with beautiful photographs, this tactile and stimulating volume matches superkül’s aesthetic of connecting with the natural context. With a text by Kiel Moe.

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

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Suep. Book 2 Design Theory

Isbn 9789866204913
Publisher Garden City
Idea code 15408
€ 23.50

Part of the new generation of Japanese architects, Hirokazu Suemitsu and Yoko Suemitsu seek to establish a new type of industrial/agricultural architecture that intimately interacts with nature. In the first volume, they published their works, while this second volume addresses their theories. Together, the two books describe the essential concepts and comprehensive discourse of their design methodology. The husband and wife team seeks possibilities for the incorporation of man-made objects such as architecture with the natural world through harmony, ecology, and universal ethics, and assert that people should interact with the environment in an open system.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 19 cm, hb, Taiwanese/English

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Taipei Tech Architecture 2013-2014 Thesis Review

Isbn 9789860414981
Publisher Garden City
Idea code 15406
€ 15.35

This small volume presents graduate thesis projects from the architecture department of the National Taipei University of Technology. Twelve teams present their work, densely illustrated through countless drawings, renderings, models, and other conceptualisations that together detail the essential character of their respective projects. The theses topics, which were limited in scope to the regional area of Taipei, range from reusing deserted space, the exploration and application of natural systems, and implementing strategies of dispersion and networks, to simply discovering one’s own originality as a resource for the future.

416 p, ills colour & bw, 12 x 17 cm, pb, Taiwanese/English

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Junya Ishigami - Another Scale Of Architecture (reprint)

Isbn 9784861522840
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 11006
€ 26.25

In 2009, Junya Ishigami’s workshop design for the Kanagawa Institute of Technology won Japan’s top architecture award: the Architectural Institute of Japan Prize. This book offers more proof of Ishigami’s precocious talent. Plans, designs, photographs, models and writings from various projects illustrate Ishigami’s stated aim to “embody in architecture that which has never been embodied before.” An essay by historian Taro Igarashi assesses Ishigami’s importance and success, including his Golden Lion award at the 12th International Architecture Biennale.

296 p, pb, ills colour & bw, 13 x 19 cm, Japanese/English

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