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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 25 January 2016
Atlas Of The Dutch Urban Landscape

Isbn 9789068686906
Publisher Thoth Publishers
Idea code 16049
€ 69.50

The Netherlands is the most densely urbanised country in Europe. Its crowded landscape of greater and smaller, older and younger towns was formed in the course of a millennium. What were the roots of this urban landscape, and how did it develop? What do the urbanisation histories of the Netherlands and the rest of Europe have in common, and how do they differ? This book contains a comprehensive synthesis of a millennium of spatial development in the Netherlands. Series of maps, photos and paintings clearly illustrate processes of growth, stagnation and decline in Dutch towns and place them in an international perspective.

304 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 35 cm, hb, English

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Landscape Architecture And Urban Design In The Netherlands Yearbook 2015

Isbn 9789075271898
Publisher Blauwdruk
Idea code 15775
€ 27.50

Nineteen remarkable projects are featured in this edition of the yearbook, which provides an overview of the state of Dutch landscape architecture and urban planning. Richly illustrated and with descriptions by experts in the field, it shows how both disciplines have shaped the nation in the past year, while also addressing topical issues in spatial planning, such as the consequences of mass immigration and future ‘smart cities’. Presenting projects by Michael van Gessel, REDscape, Benthem Crouwel Architecten, Carve, West8, LOLA Landscape Architects, and more, it also features an impressive photo reportage by Theo Baart that reflects the changing face of the Netherlands.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Brick: An Exacting Material

Isbn 9789461400277
Publisher Architectura & Natura
Idea code 15776
€ 49.90

Handbook on brick typology with many drawings and photo’s on recent examples of brick architecture in the Netherlands since 1990 and texts by specialists. Graphic Design by Joost Grootens.

352 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, hb, English

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Tokyo Totem - A Guide To Tokyo

Isbn 9784904894286
Publisher Flick Studio
Idea code 15662
€ 33.85

Among cities, Tokyo in particular seems to baffle foreigners. This subjective guidebook to the spectacular Japanese metropolis intends to help you navigate and read the city in a way that evokes both a sense of adventure and a feeling of belonging. A whole spectrum of seasoned urban explorers invites you to look, read, and experience Tokyo differently, offering insights and imaginative perspectives to understand the city, its facets, and wealth of features. From a tour of Roppongi’s uneven topography, konbini food offerings, and exploring bathhouses, to following the rhythm of temporal urban totems, this densely packed book guarantees an alternative take on Tokyo.

320 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 23 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Snohetta: People, Process, Projects

Isbn 9788232800261
Publisher Forlaget Press
Idea code 16042
€ 49.65

Originating from Oslo, Norway, the architectural and design firm Snøhetta has grown into an international practice, with offices in New York, San Francisco, Innsbruck and Singapore. This volume explores Snøhetta's humanistic approach to architecture, its transdisciplinary processes and its eclectic oeuvre from 1989 to the present.

300 p, colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, hb, English

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Sudu - The Sustainable Urban Dwelling Unit In Ethiopia Vol 1 & 2

Isbn 9783944074115
Publisher Ruby Press
Idea code 15771
€ 36.55

The Sustainable Urban Dwelling Unit (SUDU), which emerged out of a summer workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is a new, sustainable housing alternative that can be self-constructed with minimal technical ability, low start-up costs, and local materials (such as soil). This publication documents the building process in two parts: The first part narratively records the construction process itself while providing historical and technical context. The second part functions as a manual, providing a detailed list of tools, materials, and step-by-step instructions that can be used by readers to carry out their own SUDU project.

356 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Berlin Transfer. Hybrid Modernities

Isbn 9783944074153
Publisher Ruby Press
Idea code 15773
€ 25.80

Through a sensorial reading of Brazilian modernism to challenge the generic, if not austere, appeal of Berlin’s modernist housing complexes, this book intends to reveal new potentials for existing spaces. By applying strategies of extension, insertion, and reprogramming to these prevalent structures, it combines generic urban prototypes common to the post-war era in Europe with the untapped qualities of the visionary, utopian modernism demonstrated by its tropical counterparts in São Paulo. With designs by Paulo Mendas da Rocha, Elza Salvatori Berquó, Antonio Cunha Lima, Eduardo Longo, and others. Conceived and edited by Rainer Hehl and Ludwig Engel.

172 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 25 cm, pb, English

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Berlin Transfer. Learning From The Global South

Isbn 9783944074146
Publisher Ruby Press
Idea code 15772
€ 25.80

Investigating the architecture of big form, urban villages, and special interest zones, this book is inspired by the iconic urban sites located south of the equator and elsewhere in the developing word. Inverting the direction in which knowledge has been exported since colonial times, it reveals the conceptual and performative qualities of building complexes from the Global South in order to inform unconventional approaches towards urban development in Berlin. With case studies in Singapore, Dhaka, Casablanca, Hong Kong, and São Paulo. Conceived and edited by Rainer Hehl and Ludwig Engel.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 25 cm, pb, English

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Architecture Reading Aid Vol 1: Ahmedabad

Isbn 9783944074108
Publisher Ruby Press
Idea code 15770
€ 16.15

This small architectural guide provides a representative overview of the built environment in the north Indian metropolis of Ahmedabad. In addition to covering the city’s notable legacy of modernist architecture, the work also treats diverse forms of informal urban arrangements: from architecture without architects (to borrow from Bernard Rudofsky) to ephemeral structures sprouting up on streets and plazas, everything is fair game. Clear axonometric drawings and short texts providing cultural and historical context make this idiosyncratic travel guide an accessible introduction to decoding Indian urbanism for the architect and layperson alike.

144 p, ills colour, 11 x 16 cm, pb, English

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Herman Zeinstra

Isbn 9789461400475
Publisher Architectura & Natura
Idea code 15777
€ 49.50

Architect Herman Zeinstra’s work cannot easily be described by a single style. This results primarily from the fundamental questions he poses in each assignment and his refusal to settle for routine solutions. Brickwork is used in a practical manner, as a supporting tool, and the material enables Zeinstra to find alternative paths in architecture and construction, and to articulate a design that suits the contemporary situation. This impressive monograph of Zeinstra’s practice offers an honest and in-depth look at his methods and body of work. Besides an essay by Christoph Grafe and an interview, it features many built works in Amsterdam and other Dutch cities.

320 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 29 cm, hb, English

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Living With The Mekong Climate Change And Urban Development In Ho Chi Minh City And The Mekong Delta

Isbn 9789075271942
Publisher Blauwdruk
Idea code 16018
€ 29.90

Published as a travel report of architect Joep Janssen with superb photo essays by Wytske van Keulen, this book gives a first-hand account of how Vietnam and its people cope with the consequences of climate change. Janssen analyses the influence of the nation’s rapid economic development on water management, speaking with farmers, urban inhabitants, and Dutch engineers involved in plans for improved coastal defence. Through historical research, he shows how the city’s development and architecture have been influenced by both the colonising French and the canal rings of Amsterdam. The book illustrates the dangers that delta areas around the globe are facing.

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

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Traditional Bhutanese Houses Ii

Isbn 9784903348278
Publisher Adp
Idea code 16039
€ 23.40

This publication is the outcome of an initiative taken by a research group from the Architecture and Civil Engineering Department of the Chiba Institute of Technology, in partnership with the Bhutan Ministry of Public Works and Human Settlement. The idea of field surveys and observations on traditional houses across the region was first raised in 2009; in 2013, the project’s fourth survey was completed. Replete with data, drawings, diagrams, maps, and photographs, plus interviews with locals on their ways of living and land management, the volume presents a comprehensive report on domestic architecture and village typologies in Bhutan.

194 p, ills colour & bw, 30 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Traditional Bhutanese Houses Iii

Isbn 9784903348308
Publisher Adp
Idea code 16040
€ 23.40

This publication is the outcome of an initiative taken by a research group from the Architecture and Civil Engineering Department of the Chiba Institute of Technology, in partnership with the Bhutan Ministry of Public Works and Human Settlement. The idea of field surveys and observations on traditional houses across the region was first raised in 2009; in 2013, the project’s fourth survey was completed. Replete with data, drawings, diagrams, maps, and photographs, plus interviews with locals on their ways of living and land management, the volume presents a comprehensive report on domestic architecture and village typologies in Bhutan.

210 p, ills colour & bw, 30 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Traditional Bhutanese Houses Iv

Isbn 9784903348452
Publisher Adp
Idea code 15670
€ 23.40

This publication is the outcome of an initiative taken by a research group from the Architecture and Civil Engineering Department of the Chiba Institute of Technology, in partnership with the Bhutan Ministry of Public Works and Human Settlement. The idea of field surveys and observations on traditional houses across the region was first raised in 2009; in 2013, the project’s fourth survey was completed. Replete with data, drawings, diagrams, maps, and photographs, plus interviews with locals on their ways of living and land management, the volume presents a comprehensive report on domestic architecture and village typologies in Bhutan.

228 p, ills colour & bw, 30 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Dash 12+13: Global Housing - Affordable Dwellings For Growing Cities

Isbn 9789462082106
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 16005
€ 49.95

In the emergent economies, the acute shortage of affordable housing is responsible for a gigantic building production, which is not without its problems. Standard solutions are applied on a large scale that seem to bypass local cultural practices. The import in Africa of mass housing models from abroad is an example of this. 'DASH Global Housing' explores the field of tension between the desired mass production and solutions that are tailored to local conditions. How can new megacities do justice to existing social and economic structures, local production techniques and individual housing preferences?

304 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 28 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Log 35 Fall 2015

Isbn 9780990735236
Publisher Anyone Corporation
Idea code 15716
€ 15.60

'Log 35' offers cutting-edge architectural thought, both historical and speculative, for our hyperconnected world. The 21 contributors to this Fall 2015 issue offer new thinking from across and beyond the discipline of architecture, from investigations of architecture’s encounters with politics, economics, and art to focused investigations of individual architects and studios, including Sou Fujimoto, Dogma, and Takefumi Aida. 'Log 35' also includes a 32-page excerpt from Benjamin H. Bratton’s forthcoming book 'The Stack', which explores the consequences and possibilities of planetary-scale computation and the new geopolitical architecture it represents, plus a review of the book by Jeffrey Kipnis.

160 p, ills b&w, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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C3 377 Time: Memory In Space Density In Context

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3
Idea code 16021
€ 21.00

In this instalment, an overview is presented of the increasingly frequent phenomenon wherein architecture must address the reuse, restoration, and adaptation of historic buildings that have come to be considered heritage. Thus, architects must contemplate time as well as space when transforming them into functioning modern residences. Featured works include the Alpine Barn Apartment by OFIS, a house in Hatogaya by Schemata Architects, and the Florins Residence by Baumhauer. This issue also examines design strategies for site-specific housing, with diverse solutions by Ken Architekten, Antonini Darmon, Joliark, Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, and others.

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

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Arquitectura Viva 178: Energy Matters

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 15688
€ 17.05

In the heat of environmental demands and debates on sustainability, energy has become a leading theme in architecture. But far from being a new issue, deliberations on fire, sun, and environment have always been part of the discipline. Here several essays take stock of the multifaceted theme of energy from complementary angles: Luis Fernández-Galiano describes the contemporary sustainability debate as a rehashing of controversies of the 1970s and presents the fundamental bibliography on the relationship between architecture and climate; Sébastien Marot comments on the 20th-century theorists who made energy the main point of their reflections; Eduardo Prieto discusses the currents now being explored by 'energy aesthetics'; William W. Braham explains the factors to take into account in any real calculation of the energy cost of buildings;.

80 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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