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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 14 June 2016
Form & Data. Collective Housing Projects: An Anatomical Review

Isbn 9788460814856
Publisher A+t Architecture Publishers
Idea code 16331
€ 39.00

This publication presents a review of projects built between 2013 and 2016, to which an anatomical dissection of the elements constituting their form has been applied. It offers an integral vision of each work, from its implementation in the territory to the breakdown of its typologies, and continues along the line of inquiry first taken with ‘Why Density?’, developing the concepts on building the dense city expressed therein, this time with new projects. The book is part of the ‘Density’ series, initiated in 2002 by a+t research group (currently Aurora Fernández Per and Javier Mozas), which is considered to be a key instrument in the global investigation of collective housing.

360 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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Pezo Von Ellrichshausen - Spatial Structure

Isbn 9788792700124
Publisher Arkitektur B
Idea code 16275
€ 50.00

'Spatial Structure' is both a written and painted essay about the understanding of spatial relationships in architecture. In over a decade of constant academic and professional practice, as a parallel enquiry to the contemplation and production of buildings, this essay is rooted in a reciprocal motivation: the basic assumption that architecture is a form of knowledge. This double essay is an attempt to overtake the visual, technological, political or social practice in order to explore the very meaning of the most primary formal attributes of a room, even before that room is configured as such.

328 p, ills colour, 17 x 22 cm, hb, English

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David Chipperfield - The Embedded Nomad

Isbn 9789491444302
Publisher Artez Press
Idea code 16244
€ 12.50

David Chipperfield was awarded the Netherlands’ Sikkens Prize “for his approach towards the urban context, his talent in re-using existing buildings and monuments, and his subtle and subdued use of colour”. Chipperfield was somewhat surprised, because he considered his use of colour and material to be a logical consequence of his views on architecture, not an exceptional achievement. Yet, he interpreted the recognition as encouragement to reflect on the role of colour. Chipperfield’s architecture contributes to uniqueness and creates meaningful environments. It is open to change and reinterpretation, because the process of designing, experiencing, and learning never ceases.

46 p, ills colour, 16 X 21 cm, pb, English

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51n4e, Falma Fshazi, Stefano Graziani: How Things Meet (complete Ed)

Isbn 9789490800451
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 16282
€ 48.00

Brussels-based 51N4E deals with matters of architectural design, concept development, and strategic spatial transformations. Headed by Johan Anrys and Freek Persyn, the office was founded in 1998 and aspires to contribute to social and urban transformation. This book – part photo-novel, part real-life journey – tells the story of 51N4E in multiple ways. Combining short stories by Falma Fshazi with photographs by Stefano Graziani, it is a narrative of discovery and embracing otherness, as well as a retrospective look at projects since 2004. It describes the encounters and processes by which the architects learned to operate in a culture and context very different from their own.

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

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51n4e, Stefano Graziani, Falma Fshazi: How Things Meet (eng Ed/ Hb)

Isbn 9789490800468
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 16276
€ 35.00

Brussels-based 51N4E deals with matters of architectural design, concept development, and strategic spatial transformations. Headed by Johan Anrys and Freek Persyn, the office was founded in 1998 and aspires to contribute to social and urban transformation. This photo-novel tells the story of 51N4E in multiple ways. Combining short stories by Falma Fshazi with photographs by Stefano Graziani, it is a narrative of discovery and embracing otherness, as well as a retrospective look at projects since 2004.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 30 cm, hb, English

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Tailored Architecture - Flanders Architectural Review 12

Isbn 9789082122565
Publisher Vlaams Architectuur Instituut
Idea code 16260
€ 41.10

This volume primarily explores the question of how architecture can contribute to society through projects that are tailor-made, or through designs that reveal a cultural and social purpose. Featuring more than 100 projects, and with photographic essays by Anja Hellebaut and Olmo Peeters, it attempts to narrate the role of architecture within the complex European context. In addition, recent developments in the field are investigated in thirteen essays, under four main topics: life, city, scale, and form. They address contemporary issues regarding communal space, reuse, and repurposing, the status of the public domain, and visual language for large-scale urban interventions.

320 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 26 cm, pb, English

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Ernesto Gomez Gallardo: Architect

Isbn 9786077784944
Publisher Arquine/if Cultura
Idea code 16314
€ 34.75

Mexican architect and designer Ernesto Gómez Gallardo (1917–2012) is known for designing desks and chairs for schools and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. This monograph is devoted to his designs and photographs.

208 p, ills colour & bw, 27 x 23 cm, hb, English

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Constant Space + Colour From Cobra To New Babylon

Isbn 9789462083011
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 16294
€ 27.95

Constant Nieuwenhuys (1920-2005) is primarily known as the co-founder of the international Cobra group and as the initiator and maker of the New Babylon project. This publication sheds light, for the first time, on a third influential period in his artistic practice, during which he made the journey from Cobra to New Babylon, continually reinventing himself along the way. During the 1950s Constant was searching for new means to contribute, as an artist, to the reconstruction of society in the wake of the devastation of the Second World War. Significant developments in urbanism and technology were reflected in his work.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, pb, English

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Didier Fiuza Faustino - Vortex Populi

Isbn 9782917053256
Publisher It: Editions
Idea code 16309
€ 27.95

The work of Didier Faustino focuses on the relationship between body and space. Since 1995, he has operated at the boundary between art and architecture, creating large installations and projects that incorporate the subversion of spaces and the exacerbation of our senses. These are often characterised by their fictional dimension, critical stance, and ability to offer new experiences to the individual and collective body. In ‘Vortex Populi’ he explores how the architectural form can exist within transversality. The project’s central theme is the violent clashes between protestors and authoritarian forces, and the structures and spatial oppositions that emerge.

92 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 27 cm, hb, English

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Vital Architecture - Tools For Durability

Isbn 9789462082830
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 16293
€ 29.95

From the Pantheon in Rome to the Zollverein in Essen: vital architecture consists of buildings with a future value, with their architecture determining their lifespan. The spatial quality of such buildings is the core of their value and sustainability: also, or notably, when their use changes. 'Vital Architecture' focuses on clients, users, architects and designers. The book portrays 20 buildings that are described, interpreted and documented using plans, sections, diagrams and photographs.

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

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Strange Design: From Objects To Behaviours

Isbn 9782917053263
Publisher It: Editions
Idea code 16272
€ 32.25

In recent years, strange – ambiguous, dysfunctional, enigmatic, and complicated – objects have emerged in the world of design. These objects are based on an approach that has been called anti-design, radical, conceptual, or critical design – a speculative design that instead of offering solutions raises questions. Design that is not subject to the imperatives of the power structures of society, but is instead critical. Via a strategy of modifying objects away from their usual forms and utilitarian functions, this design evokes unusual uses and behaviours. With contributions by Gijs Bakker, Jurgen Bey, Bless, Didier Faustino, Alessandro Mendini, and Ugo La Pietra among others.

378 p, ills bw, 15 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Villages And Towns 2: Adriatic Sea

Isbn 9784871404556
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 16281
€ 37.00

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 , ills colour & bw, 23 X 30 cm, box, Japanese/English

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Ga Houses 147: Aires Mateus, Kalach, Ikuyama, Kubota, Brown, Miyake, Arets

Isbn 9784871400954
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 16280
€ 27.75

‘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 Aires Mateus, Alberto Kalach, Masahide Ikuyama, Casey Brown, Wiel Arets, and others.

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

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C3 381: Sentiment

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3
Idea code 16257
€ 21.00

Divided across two categories – death and memory – the thirteen buildings presented in this issue range from crematoriums and chapels to mausoleums and memorials. In the former category, the projects are seen not just as functional objects for the disposal of the dead, but instead as elaborate anthropological artefacts through which the living express their respect. Commemoration drives the latter typologies, which spring from the need to maintain the memory of tragedy or heroism. Among the featured projects are works by Henning Larsen, DA Studios, Hiroshi Nakamura, Rudy Ricciotti, Nizio Design International, 3RW Arkitekter, Höweler+Yoon, and more.

200 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 30 cm, pb, Korean/English

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Fragments Of A New Housing Language: Contemp. Urban Housing In Korea

Isbn 9788996450870
Publisher Archilife
Idea code 16233
€ 33.00

Paradoxically, the historical legacy of Korean housing is both heroic and mundane. Until recently, the nation’s rapid urbanisation fuelled the creation of new regions of high-density dwellings, while cycles of urban renewal continue to push the radical disjunction between new and historical fabrics. Yet the ongoing impasse between developmental pressures and design progress has reduced housing to its basic elements. A current wave of architects has begun formulating new, efficient syntaxes with nuanced social qualities. While the works in this volume represent unique solutions, what we can learn from their innovations goes far further, towards making conscious typological advances.

224 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Korean/English

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Documentum 2014-2016: The Frontline Of Korean Architecture

Isbn 9788996450887
Publisher Archilife
Idea code 16234
€ 44.00

This publication is based on ‘DOCUMENTUM’, a quarterly architecture magazine launched in South Korea in the spring of 2014. In order to present the contemporary landscape of Korean architecture to a wider international audience, this English-language edition is launched as an experiment, a pilot project that selects an eclectic sample of articles published each year that would appeal to architecture lovers everywhere. Its first half comprises three documentary essays, each of which examines the architectural process behind a particular building. The second contains profiles of fifteen recently completed works, chosen for their distinctive design and craftsmanship.

244 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, English

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Uid Architects Keisuke Maeda

Isbn 9791195678631
Publisher Nemo Factory
Idea code 16127
€ 104.80

Based in Hiroshima, UID architects was established by Keisuke Maeda in 2003. In his essay about his own philosophy, Maeda expresses his strong belief that to create architecture is “to create an environment”, wherein rich human experiences can be cultivated in the context of a reciprocal relationship with the natural environment. This weighty volume presents more than 40 projects in diverse regions, each expressing in its own way the profound sensitivities and harmonious balance Maeda seeks to nurture in our interaction and communication with various natural elements. Among the featured works are single-family houses, public buildings, and renovations.

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

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Apollo Architects: Satoshi Kurosaki

Isbn 9791195678648
Publisher Nemo Factory
Idea code 16296
€ 104.80

Operating since the outset of the 21st century, Apollo Architects & Associates has offices in Tokyo, Seoul, and Zhengzhou. According to the philosophy of its founder and principle, Satoshi Kurosaki, “Design, security, and function are the first imperative elements of architecture, but simultaneously, we architects need to design creative space which meets and exceeds our clients’ and societies’ expectations, both aesthetically and logically.” This weighty compendium details a decade of the firm’s completed projects, from early works until 2015, and reflects a diverse repertoire of modern private homes that deftly play into the constrictions of the dense Asian urban environment.

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

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Kerl Yoo

Isbn 9788996671671
Publisher Space Books
Idea code 16211
€ 69.20

This weighty volume features five decades of work by architect Kerl Yoo, a figure who is considered both progressive and controversial in the history of contemporary Korean architecture since the 1960s. Included are 25 built works and nine unrealised projects, each of which reflects his innovative methods and idiosyncratic vocabulary, which together have pushed the boundaries of architecture throughout his career. Structured chronologically by period, the monograph offers various critiques and interpretations regarding his approach to space, solving societal dilemmas, and the revealing logic and geometry of his designs. With essays by the architect and others.

392 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 27 cm, pb, Korean/English

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Doojin Hwang Architects: Porosity Tectonics Systems

Isbn 9791195212804
Publisher Openhouse
Idea code 16242
€ 123.65

Doojin Hwang Architects, established in Seoul in 2000, has focused on reading, researching, and reshaping the city. According to the firm, “Seoul is a living laboratory where ideas that redefine our future world cities are being tested.” Its approaches, criticisms, projects, and case studies are compiled in this imposing monograph, presented in three sections: Porosity, Tectonics, and Systems. Beginning with an essay by Doojin Hwang on the difficult relationship with modernism that Asia as a whole has experienced over the last century, the analysis highlights the specific conditions seen in Korea today, and how architects experience this and build towards a global future.

430 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, hb, Korean/English

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Panel Layout For Competition Vols 4, 5, 6

Isbn 9788968010439
Publisher Damdi
Idea code 16151
€ 274.75

Comprising 337 projects from 78 design teams, this monstrous, triple-volume compendium of architecture from Seoul-based DAMDI Publishing includes all manner of projects, concepts, and typologies. From schools, libraries, and private homes, to stadiums, airport terminals, and bridges, the diverse scope of work by an international range of architects and practices can hardly be summarised. Among the featured teams are J. Mayer H. Architects, Studio 8 Architects, Atelier Chang, b4 Architects, Pedro Novo Arquitectos, Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, Urban Systems Office, and many more. Its panel layout encourages interest, incorporation of substance, and comprehension.

952 p, ills colour, 27 x 37 cm, pb, Korean/English

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