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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 7 December 2015
Av Monographs 181: Fernando Menis: Mineral Constructions

Isbn 9788460834250
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 15687
€ 34.10

Comprising three texts, twelve works, and six projects, this instalment’s focus on Spanish architect Fernando Menis brings to the forefront his idiosyncratic style, with works characterised by their adaptability and sustainability, combining strong material expression and the inherent elements of the urban or natural landscape with architecture. Barry Bergdoll describes the geological character of the architect’s work and its relevance in a globalised world, while Víctor Lledó, a collaborator at the studio, explains the working methods used there. Featured built works include La Orotava Botanical Garden, Alisios Social Housing, and the Jordanki Cultural and Congress Centre.

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

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A+u 542 15:11 Rcr Arquitectes - Journey

Isbn 4910019731153
Publisher Shinkenchiku
Idea code 15661
€ 27.10

According to the essay by Enric Batlle i Durany, “the landscape plays a very active role in all of RCR’s works. The location is not just an additional aspect in their conception process. It is the physical and metaphysical basis of their work.” In this marvellous special issue, full of extraordinary images and stories, a portrait emerges of architects Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramón Vilalta that is both intimate and enlightening. It tells about their early years, how they learned from Japan, and gives an overview of recent work. Included are numerous drawings, ink washes, exfoliations, and models made by the office, reflecting both their shared creativity and ongoing dialogues.

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

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Volume 46: Shelter

Isbn 9789077966464
Publisher Archis
Idea code 15731
€ 19.50

Shelter is most immediately associated today with conditions of disaster, displacement and destitution. There is an inherent urgency to the word; it is first and foremost a necessity, a human right even. Yet thought of as the absolute minimum necessary to survive, shelter is an architectural stigma. Shelter is not a thing though; shelter is a verb; if there is such a thing as shelter, it is because whatever it is, shelters. 'Volume 46' is dedicated to the question of how shelter can be reformulated as an architectural project.

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

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Ga Houses Special 03: Masterpieces 2001-2015

Isbn 9784871403559
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 15726
€ 37.00

Featuring: Glenn Murcutt, Georg Driendl, Osamu Ishiyama, Jun Aoki, Masaki Endoh + Masahiro Ikeda, Sean Godsell, Akira Yoneda + Masahiro Ikeda, Ryoji Suzuki, Peter Stutchbury, Kei'ichi Irie + Masahiro Ikeda, Steven Ehrlich, Kazuyo Sejima, Katsufumi Kubota, Will Bruder, Steven Holl, Alberto Kalach, Hiroyuki Arima, Steven Holl, Ávaro Siza, Blank Studio, Ryue Nishizawa, Sou Fujimoto, Hiroshi Sambuichi, Kengo Kuma, Will Bruder, Terunobu Fujimori + Keiichi Kawakami, Antón García-Abril, Tadao Ando, Sou Fujimoto.

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

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Ga Document 134: Gehry, Sanaa, Mad, Ando, Holl ...

Isbn 9784871402941
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 15727
€ 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 projects by Gehry, SANAA, MAD Architects, Tadao Ando, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Steven Holl, and Herzog & De Meuron.

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

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Japan House R-2 (jpeak Series)

Isbn 9788997603398
Publisher Equal Books
Idea code 15691
€ 122.10

This thick compendium of contemporary Japanese dwellings spans 38 architects and 45 houses. Profusely documented through remarkable photos, plus detailed architectural diagrams and plans, it offers an exemplary overview of the architecture of modern domiciles throughout Japan, often designed by young practices and in such as way as to overcome restrictive spatial, landscape, or urban challenges. Among the featured architects are offices like Fuse-Atelier, Jun Aoki & Associates, K2-Design, Level Architects, Niizeki Studio, Yo Yamagata Architects, Atelier Tekuto, Eastern Design Office, and many more.

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

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Monu 23: Participatory Urbanism

Isbn 4197754115008
Publisher Board Publishers
Idea code 15626
€ 15.00

In order to avoid participation in architecture and urban design becoming merely a politically required token of democratic involvement, architects, planners, and designers need to commit themselves and relinquish control, claims Jeremy Till in this issue’s opening interview. With this theme, the goal is to uncover and reassess to what extent individual citizens actually can and should become proactive in the shaping and development of cities and neighbourhoods. With contributions from Damon Rich, Serafina Amoroso, Marina Abramović, Cathy Smith, Stefan Gruber, and more, it touches upon everything from DIY urbanism to consumerism and micro-strategies.

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

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Herzog & De Meuron - Novartis Campus Asklepios 8

Isbn 9783856166663
Publisher Christoph Merian
Idea code 15587
€ 52.70

Directly on the bank of the Rhine, at the north-eastern periphery of the Novartis Campus, is the high-rise building by Basel architects Herzog & de Meuron which forms a link between the Campus and the Rhine promenade. On the side of the building facing the river there is a public restaurant which functions like a huge plinth for the towering building. The building at Asklepios 8 doubles, so to speak, the building height envisaged in the master plan by means of a three-storey volume with a clear structure visible from the outside. What seems like innumerable rounds supports staggered downwards cause the façade to appear filigree and to shimmer optically.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, hb, German/English

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Rahul Mehrotra - Novartis Campus Virchow 16

Isbn 9783856166670
Publisher Christoph Merian
Idea code 15586
€ 47.30

The building at Virchow 16 was designed by the Indian architect and urban planner Rahul Mehrotra, who teaches at Harvard Graduate School of Design in the United States. The building houses both laboratories and offices. The laboratories require higher ceilings than the rooms dedicated to administration. An atrium with greenery inside addresses these differences, balancing them out with staircases and through-views that visually link the various levels. The western façade facing the Campus also has greenery and thus anticipates the green inside. An impressive installation by Pipilotti Rist is to be found on the granite floor of the entrance.

92 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, hb, German/English

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Van Berkel & Bos - Arnhem Centraal, Een Station Met Een Twist

Isbn 9789080518803
Publisher Van Berkel & Bos
Idea code
€ 19.95

Station Arnhem is klaar! Achttien jaar heeft de realisatie geduurd. Het was een meeslepend avontuur waarin allerlei uitdagingen elkaar opvolgden, zoals de financiële crisis, aanbestedingsproblematiek, politieke verwikkelingen en een publieke opinie die zich een tijd lang tegen de plannen keerde. Arnhem. Station et een twist, brengt de onstaansgeschiedenis van Station Arnhem in beeld, compleet met achtergronden, veel aandacht voor het ontwerp, en interviews met betrokkenen uit alle gelederen.

208 p, ills colour, 17 x 23 cm, pb, Dutch


Van Gogh Museum - The Building

Isbn 9789462082618
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15630
€ 30.00

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is one of the Netherlands' most popular museums. The ever-growing stream of visitors requires intelligent solutions for these buildings, which were designed by Rietveld and Kurokawa. For the new entrance, Kisho Kurakawa architect & associates made a sketch that consists in broad outlines of completing the elliptical wing of the building that they had built in 1999. This idea was further developed, materialized, and realized by Hans van Heeswijk architecten.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Werklust Biography Of A Landscape

Isbn 9789462082441
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15640
€ 49.50

For 40 years, and with a sense of fascination, Theo Baart has been photographing the fate of the landscape of his youth: the area near Schiphol Airport. Nowhere else in the Netherlands is the landscape under so much pressure; all the themes relating to spatial planning come to a head in this region, in a magnified form. He talks about the demolition of the suburb in the context of the plans for the centre of Hoofddorp, and the flooding of a once-empty polder with major infrastructure. Theo Baart photographs the everyday landscape as a mirror of Dutch culture. 'Werklust' shows how the Dutch landscape has been completely turned on its head over the past 40 years, based on a single example.

334 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, hb, Dutch/English

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The Rooted City

Isbn 9789075271935
Publisher Blauwdruk
Idea code 15636
€ 20.00

Cities and landscape are inextricably linked. Without landscape there is no city and without city there is no landscape as we know it. Nowadays it is hard to hold on to the distinction between landscape and city – the whole planet has become urban. This raises new questions. How can cities defend themselves against climate change? How can you guarantee the supply of drinking water in cities with tens of millions of residents? What can be done about smog choking metropoles? Is food security possible if there is less and less fertile farmland? Rooted City investigates these questions by means of an essay and examples of thirty European cities.

200 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 22 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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C3 375 Art As The New Industry Ecologies Of Domesticity

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3
Idea code 15685
€ 21.00

In recent years, former industrial buildings are increasingly becoming repurposed into modern venues for cultural expression. Factories, production halls, and even mining facilities are transformed into exhibition spaces, theatres, museums, and artist’s studios. In this issue, discover the Buda Art Centre in Kortrijk by 51N4E, OMA’s Prada Foundation Art Museum, the Silesian Museum in Katowice, and more. Also in this edition, a feature that explores three ways of designing the landscape in the context of residential architecture. Highlights include houses by Alberto Campo Baeza, Kidosaki Architects Studio, Fougeron Architecture, and Cadaval & Solà-Morales.

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

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Mosque Manifesto

Isbn 9783957632999
Publisher Revolver Publishing
Idea code 15725
€ 29.00

Mosque Manifesto offers a repertoire of ways in which creative forms of Islamic representation may foster better understanding between cultures, and generate a critical response to cultural stereotypes and politics of representation. Narrated in the form of a manifesto, this monograph brings together a unique range of mosque-themed projects created by artist and architectural historian, Azra Akšamija. This all-encompassing publication of her body of work on the topic of the mosque features 177 colour pages of highly innovative mosque designs, including wearable mosques.

440 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 19 cm, pb, English

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