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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 15 February 2016
El Croquis 183: Jean Nouvel 2007-2016 Contemporary Reflections

Isbn 9788488386885
Publisher El Croquis
Idea code 16092
€ 57.10

In this special edition on recent work by Jean Nouvel, the period since just prior to his winning the Pritzker Prize (2008) until the present moment is reviewed in rich detail. Nineteen projects are featured, reflecting the variety of scales and typologies in the architect’s oeuvre. Among them are works in the Middle East, such as the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the National Museum of Qatar, but also the Danish Radio Concert House in Copenhagen, City Hall in Montpellier, housing in Chelsea, Bordeaux, Barcelona, and Sydney, and the recently completed Philharmonie de Paris. Through an exceptional collection of photographs and drawings, each speaks of Nouvel’s versatility and rigour.

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

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The Asian Everyday

Isbn 9784887063549
Publisher Toto
Idea code 15699
€ 26.80

In attempting an analysis of the concept of the everyday in Asia through the context of its urban and architectural phenomena, this volume selects five practices from across the region: Yang Zhao (China), Maki Onishi and Yuki Hyakuda (o+h, Japan), Ling Hao (Singapore), Chatpong Chuenrudeemol (Thailand), and Vo Trong Nghia (Vietnam). The featured projects reflect how each Asia is specific, each with its own everyday, which in turn calls for a specific reading of a place, city, and context, and also a response to that. In understanding the meaningful aspects of the respective countries of the architects, we realize the complexities, variety, and depth of Asia as a whole.

210 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Waro Kishi Selected Works 1982-2016

Isbn 9784887063563
Publisher Toto
Idea code 16060
€ 57.60

Fourteen incidents that Waro Kishi identifies as having shaped his perspective and approach to architectural design begin this monograph, which goes on to present a wealth of selected projects by the architect in elegant detail. His personal interactions with 1960s Southern Californian houses, the Pantheon, Hong Kong, rice terraces in Bali, and more determined his path as a designer. The architect’s own selected works (39 in total) span his career from 1982 until the present. Among these are numerous private homes, the Leica Ginza Showroom, the Zohiko Urushi Museum, and an annex project for Kyoto City Museum, plus temples, lounges, and even urban-scale planning projects.

392 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 25 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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A+u 15:12 543 Landscape Design Of Kathryn Gustafson

Isbn 4910019731252
Publisher A+u Publishing
Idea code 15745
€ 26.60

This special issue focuses on 30 years of work by the acclaimed American landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson, featuring fifteen works from her earlier period and including projects done by both her London and Seattle offices, all of which were led by Gustafson. Among these are the Place des Droits de l’Homme in Evry, Shell Petroleum Headquarters in Rueil-Malmaison, Westergasfabriek Culture Park in Amsterdam, the National Botanic Garden of Wales, and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. An essay by Toshiko Mori explores the philosophy and technique that form the foundation of Gustafson’s works from the perspective of an architect.

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

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House Of The Future

Isbn 9784900211858
Publisher A+u Publishing
Idea code 15741
€ 21.70

This special issue speculates on the future of our living environment through an examination of the ways in which the future of architecture and the city has been conceived since the beginning of the modern period, illustrated through plans and photos from past decades. The modern images of the future portray a utopian environment that is controlled and comfortable, whereas the 20th century has seen the decline of the house as the primary site of domesticity. The future of our living environment appears to be on a trajectory where the house as a physical place will disappear, itself subject to a process of dematerialisation across architecture, design, and technology today.

150 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Av Monographs 182: O'donnell + Tuomey: Contemporary Crafts

Isbn 9788460848103
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16011
€ 34.10

Over almost thirty years, the Irish O’Donnell + Tuomey have forged a career specializing in public projects that pay special attention to the civic role of architecture. After coinciding at the office of James Stirling in London, Sheila O’Donnell (1953) and John Tuomey (1954) set up their own studio in 1988 in Dublin, where they started working on projects to renew the city’s urban center and from where they now design large cultural buildings in London or Budapest. Their work has expanded in scale and scope, furthering their commitment with material quality and formal coherence, and has been distinguished with the prestigious RIBA Gold Medal in 2015.

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

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Arquitectura Viva 180: Timeless China

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16013
€ 17.05

In the China of today, globalized big cities have been staining architecture with a generic anonymity, but a new crop of architects has emerged that tries to express vernacular types, spaces, and materials in a contemporary language. Li Xiangning explains this current of renewal which is as opposed to the unlimited development of the huge metropolises as to the extreme stagnation of the rural world. After the article comes a selection of five works: the redevelopment of Wencum Village, a joint work of Pritzker laureate Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu; a hospital in Baojing by Rural Urban Framework; a day facility for senior citizens by Scenic Architecture, in Shanghai; the restoration of a ‘hutong’ by Archstudio, in Beijing; and a visitor center in Tibet, by ZAO/standardarchitecture.

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

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Arquitectura Viva 179: New York Heights

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16012
€ 17.05

Associated in ancient times with religious legends – the Tower of Babel –, the vertical myth found a new and no less powerful version in the enormous corporate buildings of the 20th century. But in today's New York the old myth takes on an unforeseen form: that of soaring and unbelievably slender skyscrapers containing apartments with spectacular views of Central Park, and so expensive that only the global oligarchy can afford them. Cynthia Davidson identifies these new giants with a world in transformation where form no longer follows function, but finances, and explains their characteristics in an article threaded with astonishing height and budget figures.

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

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Residential Masterpieces 21: Smiljan Radic

Isbn 9784871406468
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 16067
€ 33.25

This instalment presents two works by world-renowned Chilean architect Smiljan Radic, who was selected to design the 2014 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London. He is especially known for this many small-scale projects, such as dwellings and installation designs that connect various cultural traditions. Here, his House for the Poem of the Right Angle (Vilches, Chile) and Red Stone House (Santiago, Chile) are portrayed in a remarkable series of photographs by Yoshio Futagawa, who also contributes a descriptive text. Together, the two houses reflect the rich properties of Radic’s varied spaces, formed through carefully constructed relationships with the surroundings.

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

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Ga Architect Tadao Ando 2008-2015 Vol. 5

Isbn 9784871404341
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 16034
€ 52.00

More than 30 recently completed works by Tadao Ando are featured in this volume, a highly diverse selection that reflects the staying power of this master architect. Among these are the Clark Art Institute, Asia Museum of Modern Art in Taiwan, Shanghai Poly Theater, 21st Century Christ Church in Tokyo, Guozijian Hotel and Museum in Beijing, South Korea’s Museum SAN, RGS Center at the University of Monterrey, and numerous residences from around the globe, including locations in Malibu, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Osaka, Manhattan, and France. With critical essays by the architect and Francesco Dal Co, it is an overview of Ando’s recent oeuvre that is not to be missed.

242 p, ills colour & bw, 31 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Ga Houses 145 Radic Bruder Tsien Matsushima Klotz Etc

Isbn 9784871400930
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 16068
€ 29.60

‘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 Smiljan Radic, Will Bruder, Tod Williams Billie Tsien, Mathias Klotz, Yo Shimada, Jumpei Matsushima, and WMR Arquitectos.

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

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Ja 100: Looking Back The 60 Years

Isbn 4910051330161
Publisher Japan Architect
Idea code 15778
€ 28.95

For its 60th anniversary, the magazine presents a dense overview of every issue since its very beginning in 1956, highlighting a chaotic selection of notable projects along with the contents of each. Presented chronologically, the progression of images through the decades reflects the major figures and trends in global modern architecture of the second half of the 20th century, through until the 21st century and the present day. Included also are a series of comments on the magazine, impressions offered by such well-known architects as Kengo Kuma, Tadao Ando, Kazuhiro Kojima, David Adjaye, Cesar Pelli, Velonika Valk, Terence Riley, and Sean Godsell, amongst others.

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


The Flexible City - Sustainable Solutions For A Europe In Transition

Isbn 9789462082878
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 16063
€ 29.95

In Europe, the period of great economic and demographic growth is largely over. The physical growth of our urban agglomerations has come to an end. The spatial assignment of the future European city will be fundamentally different. Building new space outside the city boundaries is no longer necessary. Instead, what exists should be made sustainable. The new spatial assignment involves maintaining, restructuring, densifying or diluting the existing city. This publication analyses this development and describes a toolbox that is able to turn the new assignment into a success.

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

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Aldo Van Eyck - Seventeen Playgrounds

Isbn 9789462261570
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 16064
€ 17.50

With his distinctive playground designs, Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck has left his mark on generations of children in Amsterdam. Over the years, he created a network of more than 700 playgrounds throughout the city, their minimalistic design intended to stimulate imagination and curiosity. Today, only a handful of these are still intact, the others having been removed or transformed to share space with brightly coloured slides and swings. This special publication revisits the seventeen remaining playgrounds in Amsterdam’s centre created by Van Eyck, including that of the Rijksmuseum.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 16 cm, pb, English

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Peter Winston Ferretto Place/ Seoul

Isbn 9788998143305
Publisher Propaganda
Idea code 16028
€ 19.55

Peter Winston Ferretto worked in the office of Herzog & de Meuron prior to his appointment as Professor of Architecture at Seoul National University in 2009. The same year, he founded his own architectural office based in Seoul and London. This book is an examination of the South Korean capital, which he describes as a “city of discontinuities, a sequence of fragments that collectively converge to form an urban settlement set against a dramatic natural backdrop.” With an urban fabric directly connected to its topography, the city is difficult to comprehend at first. Collaborating with a photographer, Ferretto surveys Seoul in a close examination of this urban spectacle.

340 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 20 cm, hb, Korean/English

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Subjective Atlas From Colombia

Isbn 9789585898776
Publisher
Idea code 16059
€ 19.50

As a whole, the works compiled in this volume constitute an unconscious autobiography of Colombia’s current aspirations and fears. They reveal that the nation is at a crossroads in terms of its cultural identity, caught between socio-political commitment and poetic escape, and offer tools to engender both economic and cultural ideas and prejudices. Over 60 artists and designers form a map that traces, challenges, and vindicates what it means to live in Colombia, embodying its contemporary historical memory. The initiative was conceived by Hugo Herrera Tobón, Moniek Dreisse, and Annelys de Vet to further encourage a discussion of the nation’s complex cultural identity.

232 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 22 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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Oase 95: Crossing Boundaries - Transcultural Practices In Architecture And Urbanism

Isbn 9789462082380
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code
€ 19.95

'OASE 95' takes as its point of departure the cross-cultural conditions in which architects, urban designers and landscape architects work. It focuses in particular on architects working in a condition of displacement – in other words in relation to cultures, far away or nearby, that are not their own. The issue wants to contribute to the contemporary debate on the effects of globalisation and transcultural processes on architecture and urbanism. In a typical OASE fashion, it combines historical analysis with contemporary reflection and project documentation.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Dutch/English


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