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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 9 November 2015
Essentials. David Chipperfield Architects

Isbn 9788460821694
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 15585
€ 33.80

With a selection of thirty works and projects that go from the Toyota Auto in Kyoto (1990) to the new Valentino flagship store in New York (2014), this monographic publication takes stock of thirty years in the career of the British architect David Chipperfield, from his beginnings in London’s alternative currents up to the situation of the studio today, which has offices in London, Berlin, Milan, and Shanghai, and has become a reference worldwide. With introductions by David Chipperfield and Luis Fernández-Galiano, the book covers the architect’s career through essays by Fulvio Irace and Rik Nys.

240 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, hb, Spanish/English

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An Atlas Of Imagination

Isbn 9788968010378
Publisher Damdi
Idea code 15600
€ 28.50

Designer and theorist Luca Galofaro often relies on montage in formulating the concepts and manifestations of his work. This assembling of images does not mean assimilating them into a logical narrative plot, but juxtaposing single fragments, keeping their multiplicity and unlocking new possible relationships for the imagination, itself an integral part of knowledge. The montages collected in this book form a single body of work together with selected quotes from notable architects, critics, and theorists. By cutting, splicing, duplicating, stacking, and superimposing many of the world’s recognisable buildings, Galofaro creates an alternative history and vision of architecture.

360 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 23 cm, pb, Korean/English

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The Textiles Of Yoko Ando: Weaving Spaces And Structures

Isbn 9784864800198
Publisher Lixil
Idea code 15538
€ 24.45

Yoko Ando envisions textiles that are one with architecture. For buildings and the spaces they create, textiles are a medium as any other. Translucent sheets change how things look, something which varies with the nature of their transparency and relationship with light. Textiles are, in this sense, similar to light, as both exist between people and architecture, acting as mediators – whether of the space, the materials, or the encompassing order. Ando’s textile designs thus create experiences within architecture, as part of the architecture itself. Beautifully illustrated and elucidated, the book also includes a conversation between the designer and architect Toyo Ito.

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

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Fumihiko Maki Maki And Associates 2015

Isbn 9784306046269
Publisher Kajima Institute
Idea code 15591
€ 50.15

Maki and Associates, the office of Pritzker Prize winner Fumihiko Maki, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and publishes this volume along with an eponymous exhibit to commemorate it. As such, it is a record of the broader context of the office’s half-century of design activity, its priorities and interests, and the social character that its works have subsequently achieved. Reproduced here are a wealth of images, including photos of realised projects, architectural images from early stages in the design process, and drawings, sketches, and diagrams. Together with essays and personal insights from Maki himself, it presents a rich history of this seminal architect.

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

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Infratecture - Infrastructure By Design

Isbn 9789462082403
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15631
€ 29.50

The infrastructure of a city forms a tangle of streets, tunnels, routes and lines. But infrastructure can be much more than merely a functional necessity. 'Infratecture' represents the actual integrated design and construction of infrastructure, with the aim of creating added sociological, cultural, ecological and economic value, in addition to being a functional solution for traffic flows. 'Infratecture' shows how with the right mind set, genuine cooperation and sophisticated design, infrastructure can form a significant part of our everyday environment. This is depicted from 15 different perspectives, featuring 30 examples of international best practices.

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

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Zagreb Architecture Guide

Isbn 9789537703110
Publisher Upi 2m Books
Idea code 15620
€ 26.90

Croatia’s capital and largest city is famous for its complex urban design, mixture of building styles, and visible traces of changes through its history. This impressive anthology offers the first complete overview of Zagreb’s architecture with a selection of 100 iconic buildings, from the Romanesque period to the 21st century. The diversity of architectural types in the city is manifested through the guide’s academic and informative approach, revealing a rich and layered history, as well as the single most important works by various architects. In short, it is a must-have for students and professionals in the field, or anyone interested in exploring Zagreb’s architectural heritage.

316 p, ills bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Barba - Life In The Fully Adaptable Environment

Isbn 9789462082533
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15648
€ 30.00

How could nanotechnology change buildings and cities in the future? Imagine a new substance, that could be steered and altered in real time. Imagine creating a nanomaterial that could change its shape, that could shrink and expand – that could do almost anything… We’ve named this material Barba. With Barba, we would be able to adapt our environment to every desire and every need. The latest book in 'The Why Factory’s Future Cities' series envisions how nanomaterial might drastically change cities and architecture in the future.

418 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Bruno Mathsson Award 2015 Claesson Koivisto Rune

Isbn 9789198071696
Publisher Vandalorum
Idea code 15593
€ 17.40

The Bruno Mathsson Award represents the highest honour in furniture design in Sweden and Scandinavia, and was awarded this year to Claesson Koivisto Rune, a Stockholm-based architecture and design office whose collaboration across multidisciplinary fields has garnered much praise. This compact book, published on the occasion of the award, compiles a clear, informative, and very attractive overview of their body of work, from pre-fab houses and hotel interiors to design objects like chairs, tiles, cabinets, and lamps. With detailed descriptions and many photographs, plus an essay on the history of the practice, it shows why Claesson Koivisto Rune deserves the award in 2015.

76 p, ills colour, 15 x 22 cm, hb, English

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Gehry X Futagawa Pb

Isbn 9784871404945
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 15582
€ 36.05

Now published in a single volume, the best of Frank O. Gehry’s works as photographed by Yukio Futagawa. The Canadian master architect and Japanese virtuoso photographer, both highly renowned in their respective fields, have enjoyed a mutually inspired friendship over the decades, and Futagawa has visited almost every one of Gehry’s buildings, many of them multiple times, capturing their essence with his keen eye. This selection of representative works from Futagawa’s archive are shown in large-format prints. Featuring the Novartis Building, Loyola Law School, Experience Music Project, Hotel Marques de Riscal, California Aerospace Museum, and more.

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

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Gehry X Futagawa Hb

Isbn 9784871404952
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code
€ 56.50

Now published in a single volume, the best of Frank O. Gehry’s works as photographed by Yukio Futagawa. The Canadian master architect and Japanese virtuoso photographer, both highly renowned in their respective fields, have enjoyed a mutually inspired friendship over the decades, and Futagawa has visited almost every one of Gehry’s buildings, many of them multiple times, capturing their essence with his keen eye. This selection of representative works from Futagawa’s archive are shown in large-format prints. Featuring the Novartis Building, Loyola Law School, Experience Music Project, Hotel Marques de Riscal, California Aerospace Museum, and more.

120 p, ills colour & bw, 30 x 30 cm, hb, Japanese/English


Wolf Vostell, Dick Higgins: Fantastic Architecture

Isbn 9780990689607
Publisher Primary Information
Idea code 15627
€ 27.80

Compiled by Fluxus artists Wolf Vostell and Dick Higgins, and first published by Something Else Press in 1970, 'Fantastic Architecture' anticipated the critiques launched by a new generation of visionary architects in the 1970s. Artists such as Carolee Schneemann, Richard Hamilton, Lawrence Weiner, Jan Dibbets, Jean Tinguely, Joseph Beuys, Claes Oldenburg and others made contributions, which range from the visionary to the absurd to the political, from the epistolary to the outright manifesto. The missives and artworks made for this book show how much visionary architecture was intertwined with all facets of culture and critique.

194 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 20 cm, hb, English

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Jose Manuel Ballester - Museos En Blanco

Isbn 9788494282089
Publisher Ivorypress
Idea code 15649
€ 21.50

'Museos en blanco' showcases Ballester's latest works, which contain an invitation to ‘empty our museums’, both real museums and those embedded in our memory, to suggest two approaches that can serve to analyse our past as well as our future. The visual resources employed by Ballester in these works change the viewer's’ position towards the outside world and towards their own memory.

150 p, ills colour, 11 x 15 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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Mvrdv - Buildings (updated Reprint)

Isbn 9789462082427
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15596
€ 69.00

In cooperation with Ilka and Andreas Ruby, MVRDV assembled a redefined architecture monograph about its realized work, featuring testimonies, journalistic articles, unpublished images and accessible drawings. The architects of MVRDV are famous for their visionary research and thought provoking projects such as Pig City and Grand Paris. In 20 years of practice the office also realized a big portfolio of buildings and urban plans, including Villa VPRO, Balancing Barn and Mirador Madrid.

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

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Cities In Transition

Isbn 9789462082434
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15595
€ 40.00

At the moment, half of the world’s population lives in cities. Within two decades, this figure will increase to 60 per cent. Extreme wealth and extreme poverty occur alongside each other, but cities remain magnets that attract huge masses of people. For many, cities offer the opportunity for work and income, education and better facilities. Using eight different themes, this book offers an intriguing picture of these developments and of our global future. 'Cities in Transition' investigates the recent urban and political-economic developments in North America, South America, Europe, South Africa and China. It features contributions by 30 experts in the field, including Saskia Sassen, Fulong Wu, M. Christine Boyer, Vittorio Lampugnani, Marc Angélil, Joan Busquets, George Baird and many others.

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

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