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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 10 May 2016
El Croquis 184: Amid.cero9 / Mos Architects

Isbn 9788488386892
Publisher El Croquis
Idea code 16191
€ 57.10

In this instalment, the focus is on two of today’s progressive practices: Spain’s AMID.cero9 and New York-based MOS Architects. Featuring recent work from the past several years, plus critical essays by the architects and others, a revealing image and comparison of the two architect duos emerges. Seven projects by AMID.cero9 are explored in depth, including the Fuente Santa Spa, Pavilion for Sharjah Biennial 11, and the Clunia Archaeological Site Visitor Centre. A variety of more than twenty projects by MOS Architects also appears, among them private homes, pavilions, mixed-use buildings, and more, including an art historian’s library and Hawai’i Presidential Center.

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

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A+u Special Issue Sigurd Lewerentz Drawing Collection

Isbn 4910019740469
Publisher A+u Publishing
Idea code 16180
€ 74.85

Despite that Swedish architect Sigurd Lewerentz saw comparatively few of his buildings realised, he has nevertheless gained a substantial reputation. Guest-edited by Wilfried Wang, this special issue consistingof two instalments of the magazine A+U focusing on the value and work of Lewerentz enables a wider readership of his drawings and sketches, selected from the archive at the Swedish Centre of Architecture and Design in Stockholm.

416 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Av Monographs 185: Alejandro Aravena

Isbn 9788460867890
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16230
€ 34.10

The Chilean Pritzker Prize winner takes centre stage in this timely instalment. Remarkable for his drive to put into practice ideas that can bring improvement to the city and peoples’ lives, Alejandro Aravena is taking this one step further with his theme for the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, “Reporting from the Front”. In keeping with this line of inquiry, the magazine offers readers the chance to discover the stories of many other architects from around the globe whose work has brought positive change to the built environment. Divided among participatory design, civic service, and sustainable landscape, the projects herein give an exemplary overview of Aravena’s distinctive practice.

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

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Japanese Architectural Models 2015 - Photography By Takashi Homma

Isbn 9784902080568
Publisher Artbeat
Idea code 16206
€ 51.35

Architects construct models in order to better visualise their projects, to make them more tangible. Even after a building is realised, its model can offer new insights about the creative process of the designer. Photographed by Takashi Homma, the selection in this book comes exclusively from Japanese practices, spanning from the heyday of the Metabolists in the 1960s and ’70s to the bubble economy’s collapse and the 21st century. Included are many notable works, among them Tadao Ando’s Church of the Light, Kisho Kurokawa’s Nakagin Capsule Tower, Toyo Ito’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, houses by Itsuko Hasegawa, and Ryue Nishizawa’s Teshima Art Museum.

112 p, ills colour, 23 x 23 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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En: Art Of Nexus - Japan Pavilion La Biennale De Venezia 2016

Isbn 9784887063587
Publisher Toto
Idea code 16239
€ 19.25

Published on the occasion of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, this book offers an in-depth look at the exhibition of the Japanese Pavilion. Rather than attempt to formulate a vehicle that intends to convey some overarching narrative or slogan, it instead examines a variety of aspects related to individual struggles in the engagement with conditions and issues that we are confronting today. Though this fight may be in its infancy, the group of works presented in the exhibition has the latent potential to serve as a basis for social change. It takes the Japanese character ‘en’ as its basis, the meaning of which can shift between “fortuitous encounters” and “edge” or “margin”.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Iabr 2016 - The Next Economy (english Edition)

Isbn 9789082513707
Publisher Iabr
Idea code 16209
€ 20.00

This edition of the 7th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam explores the role of spatial design in the city of tomorrow, offering perspectives on the city that we desire: one that puts a premium on the public domain, is socially inclusive, runs on clean energy, and where the economy adds local value, guided by a social agenda. This catalogue contains descriptions of every project in the exhibition, plus an introduction to the programme. Also included are a number of essays contributed by Keller Easterling, Edgar Pieterse, Mark Swilling, and Maarten Hajer. A special second section analyses and evaluates the distinctive research by design methodology that the IABR has developed.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Iabr 2016 - The Next Economy (dutch Edition)

Isbn 9789080957299
Publisher Iabr
Idea code 16210
€ 20.00

This edition of the 7th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam explores the role of spatial design in the city of tomorrow, offering perspectives on the city that we desire: one that puts a premium on the public domain, is socially inclusive, runs on clean energy, and where the economy adds local value, guided by a social agenda. This catalogue contains descriptions of every project in the exhibition, plus an introduction to the programme. Also included are a number of essays contributed by Keller Easterling, Edgar Pieterse, Mark Swilling, and Maarten Hajer. A special second section analyses and evaluates the distinctive research by design methodology that the IABR has developed.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 23 cm, pb, Dutch

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Architecture In The Netherlands Yearbook 2015/16

Isbn 9789462082786
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 16227
€ 39.95

'The Yearbook Architecture in the Netherlands' is the international business card for Dutch architecture. The four members of the book’s editorial team select 30 outstanding projects completed over the past year and describe the most important developments and trends that influence the production and design of Dutch architecture. Needless to say, this publication also contains a survey of the most important awards, competitions, exhibitions and publications of the past year.

184 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Monu 24: Domestic Urban

Isbn
Publisher Board Publishers
Idea code 16214
€ 15.00

This instalment deals with the domestic aspects of cities. Everything related to the human home and habitat, the scale of the house, domestic elements and their processes, people’s own universes, and things usually hidden and private are among the topics of this diverse investigation. In an interview, Andrés Jaque claims that what happens in domestic interiors is very relevant for our societies. Our private domestic spaces are becoming increasingly public, impacted by the Internet’s growing role in the city, from Airbnb to new forms of shared living and working. With contributions by Casco, Herman Hertzberger, Justinien Tribillon, Cookies, Lucía Jalón Oyarzun, and more.

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

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Av Proyectos 073: Dossier Barozzi Veiga

Isbn
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16232
€ 11.85

Six projects by Barozzi Veiga, founded in Barcelona in 2004, are featured in this edition, among them a music school in Brunico, a dance school in Zürich, the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne, and the House in Cretas, Teruel. The magazine, which names the architects as a Spanish studio with the greatest international potential, also reflects on how they aim to combine a building’s autonomy with the context’s specific conditions. Also in this issue, an overview of the Spanish winners of Europan 13. One third of the awards went to Spanish teams, whether set up abroad or through international partnerships, who tackled “The Adaptable City II” with marked enthusiasm.

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

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Arquitectura Viva 183: Material Abstraction

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16231
€ 18.90

In this issue, the question of material abstraction in architecture is addressed through four built works: Kunstmuseum in Basel by Christ & Gantenbein, Diocesan Museum in Hannover by Meili Peter, Foksal Gallery Foundation in Warsaw by Diener & Diener Architekten, and two information centres in Bielefeld by Max Dudler. All are rough and austere in appearance, heavy in their material and abstract manifestation, and therefore also good examples of not only pure aesthetic statements, but also expressions of moral attitudes. In a thorough analysis, this kind of plain language and clarity of form is revealed as an intention toward artistic refinement—one that is highly contemporary.

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

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C3 380: Swiss Architecture

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3
Idea code 16189
€ 21.00

Switzerland is synonymous with cutting-edge engineering, high-quality design, and precise craftsmanship. Design and architecture have become one of the nation’s most successful exports. This instalment delves into the how and why of contemporary Swiss architecture, exploring through eight projects the attention to detail, knowledge of materials and construction, and ability to innovate that allows architects like Pascal Flammer, Christ&Gantenbein, Gion A. Caminada, and Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architects to stand apart. Also in this issue, a feature on new community libraries, with four works by Toyo Ito, Sebastián Irarrázaval Arquitectos, Vector Architects, and Gautier + Conquet.

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

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China's Turn

Isbn 9789492058034
Publisher The Architecture Observer
Idea code 16215
€ 25.00

If past centuries belonged to Europe and much of the last century has been dominated by America, then now it is China’s turn. For decades, the nation has experienced unprecedented economic growth, and it managed to evade the West’s economic recession. It has gained a significant economic presence in nearly every part of the world. Yet China is now in the midst of an economic slowdown, which impacts its architecture, urban planning, and infrastructure, both at home and abroad. Nanne de Ru and Hans Ibelings undertake a closer examination of this process, with reports from Canada, Portugal, Angola, South Africa, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, and Central and South America.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 20 cm, pb, English

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Ga Document 136: Silva, Toyo Ito, Mesdes Da Rocha, Nieto Sobejano

Isbn 9784871402965
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 16240
€ 31.90

Steven Holl offers a special tribute to Zaha Hadid, “New Journey into Space”, in which he gathers an inspiring chronology of selected works along with meaningful project images and personal photos. Also in this issue, detailed profiles of seven recent international projects, including the Porto Cruise Terminal by Luís Pedro Silva, Museo Internacional del Barroco (Mexico) and Gifu Media Cosmos (Japan) by Toyo Ito, Contemporary Art Centre Cordoba by Nieto Sobejano, Lisbon’s National Carriages Museum (Paulo Mendes da Rocha, MMBB Arquitetos, Ricardo Bak Gordon), Vigo Property Records Headquarters by Irisarri+Piñera, and Tower 41 Mexico City by Alberto Kalach.

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

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