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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 1 April 2016
A.mag 08: Aires Mateus Private Work (20 Projects)

Isbn 9788460844730
Publisher A.mag
Idea code 16104
EUR 44.10

Based in Lisbon, Aires Mateus and Associates is known for works that display a sharp geometry, formal balance of volumes, and candid and complex shapes. Attentive to the relationship with the surrounding context, as well as the privacy and use of space, the architects have built a reputation with an unmistakable character. This special edition offers a comprehensive overview of their private work, dwellings that are full of light and at the same moment concealing and hermetic. From surprising urban insertions to integrations in the natural landscape and more, the organisation, continuity, and quality of these spaces is masterful. With an essay by José Manuel Pedreirinho.

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

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AV Monographs 183-184: Spain Yearbook 2016

Isbn 9788460861669
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16153
EUR 58.50

As every year, the Spain Yearbook 2016 gathers the best buildings completed in Spain during the past twelve months: a selection of 24 works that come to confirm the good health of Spanish architecture, in spite of the crisis that still persists. The volume includes works like the Royal Collections Museum by Tuñón & Mansilla and the Giner de los Ríos Foundation by Amid_cero9. In this year’s selection, prominent figures like Rafael Moneo, Francisco Mangado, Nieto & Sobejano, and Carlos Ferrater appear alongside new young teams, like the Sevillians that form BaKpak, the Cáceres office Losada García, and the Barcelona team Calderón-Folch-Sarsanedas.

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

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AV Proyectos 072: Dossier Steven Holl

Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16154
EUR 10.55

AV Proyectos 72 gathers the latest works of the American firm: ten proposals that explore new spatial concepts paying special attention to materiality and light treatment; all of this can be seen in Holl’s watercolors, which are true project tools. In the other sections features on Alberto Campo Baeza, Barrio + Balmaseda, González Hinz Zabala, Espegel-Fisac with Alberich and Casqueiro, Ecosistema Urbano, and Estudio Entresitio with MGP and the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts by the Dutch studio Mecanoo.

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

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Arquitectura Viva 182: Industrial Heritage

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16155
EUR 18.70

Amnesia and Memory. The industrial revolutions that took place from the 18th to the 20th centuries have left their mark on contemporary cities through a vast series of constructions of immense value not only in terms of the material and economic resources invested in them, but also because of their contribution to the collective memory of the places they are located in. Miguel Ángel Álvarez Areces sets down the problem of protecting a still underappreciated part of our heritage, and describes its characteristics, in an essay abounding in examples located around the world and references to Spain.

80 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 29 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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Arquitectura Viva 181: Light Culture

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16156
EUR 18.70

Contemporary culture is light, and so is contemporary architecture, which, in a world where the solemnity of yesteryear has given way to the ephemerality of globalization, renounces the gravity of the massive institutional buildings of the past in favour of a gossamer aesthetic. Lightness – institutional and material – characterizes the four cultural buildings featured in this issue: the Grace Farms Foundation center by SANAA, The Broad by Diller Scofiio + Renfro, the Folk Art Museum of Hangzhou, by Kengo Kuma, and the Garage Museum by OMA.

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

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Morphosis (All New Projects) (Designpeak Series)

Isbn 9788997603381
Publisher Equal Books
Idea code 16087
EUR 111.15

Morphosis is headed by Thom Mayne, 2005 winner of the Pritzker Prize. The eighteen projects presented in this volume were all conceived within the past seven years, and have been selected to illustrate the continuation of Mayne’s interest in an architecture of complexity – one that promotes difference, the pursuit of ambiguity, inclusion, the coexistence of apparent contradictions, imperfection, and more. Through diverse programmes, the chosen works reveal the scope of the practice’s research and design activity. Included are the Perot Museum, Cornell University’s Bill & Melinda Gates Hall, China’s National Art Museum, Quay Quarter Sydney, and ENI Headquarters in Italy.

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

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Juergen Mayer H. - Could Would Should

Isbn 9789461865939
Publisher Tu Delft
Idea code 16138
EUR 2.00

The Mikmak Foundation invited German architect Jürgen Mayer H. for the Designers of the Future lecture, because of the particular relationship in his work between research and architectural practice, combined with a strong interest in articulating the contemporary public realm, including the use and meaning of new media. The contemporary public realm faces enormous challenges, amongst others the introduction of a parallel digital public sphere. How should we envisage the role of the architect in an augmented reality of physical and virtual worlds? In this transcript of the lecture, Mayer H. discusses his viewpoints, research and architectural practice in four parts: ‘A-Way’, ‘Built Work’, ‘A Country’, and ‘Metropol Parasol’.

58 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Volume 47: The System

Isbn 9789077966471
Publisher Archis
Idea code 16137
EUR 20.05

This issue focuses on “The System”, an indicator of the complex interaction of the economy, professional practice, and personal choice. Although it seems ambiguous, the term hints at an intention to change whatever “it” is, or stands for. It encourages architects to think beyond the mythical point zero (zero emissions, zero warming, zero waste), and instead speculate on what future should be envisioned, what society we strive for. Sustainability means more than applying the right systems and norms, and architecture must enact this shift towards non-exhaustive cycles, to start reusing and reclaiming. Through more than 20 critical analyses and case studies, a way forward is manifested.

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

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A Sustainist Lexicon

Isbn 9789461400529
Publisher Architectura & Natura
Idea code 16130
EUR 15.00

Words are our first tools for making sense of the world. 'A Sustainist Lexicon' presents seven words for a changing time. In this timely exploration of our cities, heritage, civic initiatives, urbanism and the future, Michiel Schwarz, co- creator of the Sustainism manifesto, charts how a new ethos and praxis is emerging in the ‘design’ of our living environment. This concise lexicon explores the changing cultural landscape through seven entries: Placemaking, Connectedness, Local, Commons, Circularity, Proportionality, and Co-Design.

156 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 18 cm, pb, English

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Building Upon Building

Isbn 9789462082847
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 16113
EUR 20.50

45 contemporary European architects were given the task to design a fictional building expansion in line with the principles of the existing building. A relevant question in an era when architecture increasingly seems to occur without the context being taken into account.The result is a collection of dialogues between contemporary architects and the past. With contributions by Stephen Bates, Monadnock, Humblé Martens, OFFICE Kersten Geers en David van Severen, Nu Architectuuratelier, Office Winhov, and many more.

206 p, ills bw, 12 x 22 cm, pb, English

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The Landscape Of Contemporary Infrastructure

Isbn 9789462082397
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 16106
EUR 51.35

This book, which since its initial publication has become a standard work for designers of infrastructure, provides a fundamental approach to infrastructure based on four characteristics: as the cause of increased mobility, as a physical presence, as an initiator of movement, and as a collective shared experience of space. These characteristics form the guideline for four chapters that describe a typology of the design concepts that are used worldwide in current practice. Each chapter is illustrated with key projects from around the world, by designers such as Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki and OMA.

272 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 28 cm, hb, English

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A Vertical Forest

Isbn 9788875705411
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 16083
EUR 34.55

Stefano Boeri, the Milan-based architect and urban planner, presents his extraordinary model for sustainable residential buildings. First realised in Milan in 2014, Boeri’s project for metropolitan reforestation intends to regenerate the environment and urban biodiversity without expanding the city. In short, the vertical forest is a model of vertical densification of nature within the city, both a thriving ecosystem and an ever-changing urban landmark. This book offers an in-depth exploration of the concept, its feasibility, functionality, and future possibilities. Also featured is an illustrated dictionary of the vertical forest, with scientific details on its diverse flora and fauna.

160 p, ills colour, 19 x 24 cm, pb, Italian/English

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C3 378: Questioning The Genius

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 16091
EUR 21.60

The main theme of this instalment examines the relation between the artificial and the natural in contemporary architectural design. Today, the tendency to design buildings integrated in the landscape seems two-fold: buildings that merge with the existing landscape, or buildings that create their own landscape. The featured examples include Ktima House by Camilo Rebelo Arquiteto, Katowice International Conference Centre by JEMS, Studio Marco Vermeulen’s renewed Biesbosch Museum, and Harbin Opera House by MAD Architects. Tangentially, several other projects are presented that reflect the relationship between rigid, inflexible monolithic shapes and the landscape.

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

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GA Document 135: Radic, Elemental, Ando, Kuma

Isbn 9784871402958
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 16111
EUR 32.80

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. With projects by Smiljan Radic, Elemental, Tadao Ando, Kengo Kuma, and Gabriel Guarda + Martín Correa.

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

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Best Of Architectural Design 2015 Student' Projects Competition Epfl

Isbn 9782889151509
Publisher Archizoom
Idea code 16016
EUR 24.00

Each year more than 300 projects are undertaken by students in the Architecture Department of the École Polytechnique Fédérale (EPFL) in Lausanne. Although a considerable number of ideas and resources are developed in this centre for education and research, these projects have difficulty obtaining wider recognition outside the school. To remedy this, a jury of architects selected 39 student projects to be presented in this catalogue, which spotlights the range and diversity of the EPFL’s courses in architectural design. The publication includes both awarded and shortlisted projects, along with numerous data, drawings, models and photographs.

158 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English

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