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New Titles in Architecture 14 April 2016
Hiroshi Sambuichi - Architecture Of The Inland Sea

Isbn 9784887063570
Publisher Toto
Idea code 16136
€ 33.35

Hiroshi Sambuichi deciphers the relationships between moving materials (wind, air, water, sun) and topography in an effort to derive the optimal building for a specific site. With his very local approach to architecture, the Hiroshima-based architect has gained a reputation for painstaking investigations into site and context before beginning the design process on each of his projects. He believes it is the appropriate strategy, even if one pursues answers to global concerns. Recently, he has focused particular energy on works related to the Japanese city of Setouchi, featured in this book, which coincides with his exhibition at the Setouchi Triennale 2016.

304 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 20 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Jun Aoki Complete Works 3 2005-2014

Isbn 9784864800228
Publisher Lixil
Idea code 16129
€ 50.05

The third monograph of Japanese architect Jun Aoki, recently known for his widely published Louis Vuitton Matsuya Ginza facade renewal, covers roughly a decade of work. Beginning with the Aomori Museum of Art, the selection of works features a range of scales and functions, from which emerges a portrait of the architect’s philosophy and approach. Interestingly, Aoki chooses to present images of his built works in black and white, appended with detailed drawings and project data in a separate section. Several texts also intersperse the chronologically presented projects, which include Mitsue Primary School, Yeosu Expo Pavilion, BMW Art Car Collection, and more.

310 p, ills bw, 19 x 24 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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Kazuhiro Kojima + Kazuko Akamatsu / C+a Essence Behind

Isbn 9784864800204
Publisher Lixil
Idea code 16128
€ 25.05

Volume 21 in the ‘Contemporary Architect’s Concept Series’ assembles numerous projects and presents them in a flexible structure, so that readers can begin anywhere. The overarching concept established by Kazuhiro Kojima and Kazuko Akamatsu – known as Coelacanth and Associates, based in Tokyo and Nagoya – is that many different elements in architecture may be regarded as its essence. Through this selection of projects and works, among them the Oslo National Museum, Yamoto Town Hall, and Shibuya South Block Project, they explore themes like gravity and floating, materials, reflection and absorption, experience of space, distance, and magic of space.

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

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Villages And Towns 1: Aegean Sea

Isbn 9784871404549
Publisher Ada Edita Ga
Idea code 16178
€ 37.85

These 10 volumes of 'Villages and Towns' series are the result of 10 years of preparation by Yukio Futagawa. White washed houses and streets of villages on Aegean Islands; Italian towns with beautiful squares; cave-dwellings of Andalusian villages; Adriatic towns with their main orientation to the Sea. Many of the villages and towns introduced in this series have been forgotten for centuries, being kept undisturbed by modern progress. They are rare and precious architectural specimens. Spaces and forms which make up these villages and towns are the result of ages of constant improvements by experience, and they have many ideas to offer and warnings to give to today’s architecture.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 31 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Hanok - The Traditional Residence Of Koreans

Isbn 9788792700117
Publisher Arkitektur B
Idea code 16166
€ 49.50

This book gives an overview of the traditional Korean residential house, the Hanok, meaning a ”traditional house”. The Korean hanok style is uniquely different from a Japanese or Western building style, since it was built according to the needs of the country’s very distinct four seasons, with an open veranda for the very warm, humid summers and an under floor heating-system for the harsh, cold winters. With the oldest hanok dating back to 1450 and the most recent built in 1947, the book presents a range of traditional Korean houses over a period of 700 years.

248 p, ills colour, 18 x 24 cm, hb, English

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Seung H-sang - Document

Isbn 9788792700131
Publisher Arkitektur B
Idea code 16167
€ 43.75

This book is a documentation of the architectural works of the Korean architect Seung H-Sang over the last 25 years. Seung H-Sang is Korea's most famous and well-known architect, who has greatly influenced the architectural development of the country over the last decades and in 2014 became the first city-architect of Seoul. Each of the 36 projects presented in this book, of which 5 are in China, starts with a short introduction by the architect, followed by a black and white photographic documentation of the building, thereby concentrating on what the architect considers to be the main purpose of architecture: creating space.

168 p, ills bw, 17 x 24 cm, hb, English

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Imagine 09: Prototyping Efn Mobile

Isbn 9789462082915
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 16114
€ 24.95

The Prototyping efn Mobile programme ‘emerging envelope’ develops innovative façade constructions with international student teams of the European Façade Network (EFN). The inspiring energy of workshops and 1:1 mock-up buildings generates a plethora of new ideas for intelligent, adaptive and sustainable façades. From adaptive building envelopes to sustainable end-of-life concepts, from user-interacting building envelopes to low-budget façades for various climate zones, this book provides innovative ideas and intelligent solutions for future-proof façade design and construction.

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

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C3 379: The Looming Shift

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3
Idea code 16165
€ 21.00

University architecture has been significantly changing in recent decades. Globally, institutions of higher learning are gradually adapting their traditional buildings to meet a growing societal demand for a more democratic, equal, and diverse education system. The increasing mobility of students, their expectations for flexibility, and the perception of learning spaces all play a role. These shifts are highlighted in eleven projects, among them the Faculty of Fine Arts in Tenerife by gpy arquitectos, Technical Faculty SDU by C.F. Møller, National Taiwan University by Toyo Ito & Associates, and Utrecht University’s New Education Centre by Ector Hoogstad Architecten.

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

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Evolution Architectural Design Using Grasshopper

Isbn 9788968010392
Publisher Damdi
Idea code 16149
€ 34.50

Written by architects Min-Gyu Seol and Mu-Jung Kang, this seventh instalment in the series takes as its subject the concept of evolution in architecture. Essentially, this process of gradual change directly correlates to the physical transformations of architectural forms. The volume covers three chapters – Speciation, Adaptation, Response – that together outline the evolution of form development and the methodology leading to such change. Grasshopper, a plugin for the Rhinoceros 3D modelling program, is portrayed as a mediator that bridges imagination with architecture, enabling students and professionals alike to virtually display designs in an effective manner.

448 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 26 cm, pb, Korean/English

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3 Stages Of Architectural Education

Isbn 9788968010385
Publisher Damdi
Idea code 16148
€ 26.15

Together the authors of this edition, Heather Woofter and Sung Ho Kim, have over 20 years of experience teaching architecture. Based on the premise that architecture is a critical practice framed by the conditions of history, material production, representation, and space-making. Creative imagination is seen as a fundamental component to research, evaluation, and documental production. They address a set of basic ideas that build critical questions in architecture, including those emergent from professional practice, or that focus on personal directions and expressions, and cover technique, design flexibility, problem solving, methods of representation, and much more.

358 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 26 cm, pb, Korean/English

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Approach Graduate School Of Architecture & Urban Design

Isbn 9788968010460
Publisher Damdi
Idea code 16172
€ 26.15

A publication of the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design at the Washington University in St. Louis, this volume offers a comprehensive overview of recent work by students, as well as concepts and projects by professors, assistant professors, and other faculty. With challenging forms and innovative ideas for current and future approaches to a variety of typologies and programmes, the richly illustrated information presented here reflects the inspirations, ambitions, and trajectories of the school as a whole, essentially operating as a catalogue to attract new thinkers and designers in the fields of architecture, urbanism, and landscape design.

262 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 25 cm, pb, English

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Living In The Amsterdam School - Designs For The Interior 1910-1930

Isbn 9789068686999
Publisher Thoth
Idea code 16188
€ 32.50

Published in conjunction with a large exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum of furniture and other interior objects designed in the style of the Amsterdam School, this book sheds light on the movement’s influence in fields other than its widely known style of early 20th-century architecture. With its captivating and expressive forms, the Amsterdam School was a phenomenon unique to the Netherlands, and its influence can be seen in an array of clocks, ceramics, lamps, textiles, stained glass, posters, and more. With a critical analysis of the school’s aesthetics and designers, such as Michel de Klerk, and essays detailing its commercial reception, international context, and preservation.

304 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 28 cm, hb, English

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Atelier Hoko: Habitcat

Isbn 9789810921170
Publisher Atelier Hoko
Idea code 14735
€ 25.00

HABIT©AT is an inquiry into how street cats in Singapore inhabit the man-made spaces of the suburban landscapes. This publication explores the intrinsic relationship between cats and their surrounding, encouraging the viewing of our urban landscape not simply as public space but one charged with possibilities through the cats’ adaptive appropriation. Their ability to discern subtle qualities and identify ‘gifts’ from the surrounding is a wisdom that human beings can humbly learn from and apply to our own approach towards dwelling.

140 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 25 cm, pb, English

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Log 36: Robolog

Isbn 9780990735243
Publisher Anyone Corporation
Idea code 16202
€ 17.65

Guest edited by architect Greg Lynn, 'Log 36: ROBOLOG' explores the challenges and potentials posed to architecture by the rapidly accelerating field of robotics. Tossing aside the usual fabrication-focused discourse around robots, the 23 contributors to ROBOLOG investigate topics ranging from hyperrealistic robotic drag queens to machine vision to buildings that move.

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

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