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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 12 July 2016
El Croquis 185: Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen

Isbn 9788488386908
Publisher El Croquis
Idea code 16360
EUR 58.75

This monographic issue spotlights the rise of Belgian architects Kersten Geers and David Van Severen. Prior to establishing their own practice in 2002, the duo honed their skills in offices in Rotterdam, Ghent, and Brussels. An economy of means is a prominent feature of their work, and they display a strong proclivity for precision. Their interest in materials, as well as their attitude towards past and present, are likewise ubiquitous qualities that are reflected in their work. Besides an in-depth interview, the issue features several projects, including private homes, an office refurbishment in Kortrijk, Campus RTS in Lausanne, and the Centre for Traditional Music in Bahrain.

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

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Housing Cairo - The Informal Response

Isbn 9783944074177
Publisher Ruby Press
Idea code 16332
EUR 40.65

Home to 20 million people and still growing, Greater Cairo mirrors the global phenomenon of unplanned urban growth. Approximately 60 percent of the population of Africa’s biggest city lives in so-called informal housing, typically five-to-ten-story concrete-and-brick-infill structures built without permits in the desert or on former agricultural land. 'Housing Cairo: The Informal Response' illuminates the architecture of informality and its mechanisms of production through a series of theoretical essays and architectural design proposals. Central to the project is a re-examination of the concept of “informality” itself and its often negative connotations.

306 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 24 cm, hb, English

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AV Monographs 186-187: Alvaro Siza 1995-2016

Isbn 9788460883494
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16337
EUR 58.50

The uniqueness, expressiveness and beauty of his work, as well as a tenacious dedication to his calling, turn Álvaro Siza into an architect that goes beyond the boundaries of the discipline, meriting further consideration: that of a great artist of our time. In this issue AV Monographs takes stock of the recent work of the master born in Matosinhos in 1933, through a selection of thirty buildings that begins in 1995 with the Portuguese Pavilion for Expo ‘98 in Lisbon, and ends in 2016 with the Auditorium in Llinars del Vallès. The issue also includes construction details that unveil how the pure volumes Siza traces by hand are transformed into zinc-plated roofs or self-bearing brick facades.

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

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Arquitectura Viva 184: Open Air

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16335
EUR 19.45

The line between public space and landscape is increasingly blurred, and many architects are exploring the potential behind their being one and the same. Lines, supports, scenes, and artifices are categories for classifying the resulting cases of fusion, as explained in an article followed by twelve recently executed examples located across the Iberian Peninsula: in Málaga, Luis Machuca refurbishes an old industrial workers' walkway; in Alicante, De Miguel traces a course along the coastline; in Elche, Grupo Aranea builds crisscrossing footbridges; Pablo Gallego restores the river beach area of Goián; Zigzag Arquitectura creates a hybrid space in Santander; Abalo Alonso transforms some ruins in Santiago de Compostela.

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

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AV Proyectos 074: Dossier Big

Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16338
EUR 12.15

The dossier of the latest issue of AV Proyectos is dedicated to BIG, the studio established in Copenhagen in 2005 by Bjarke Ingels, the only architect on Time’s list of ‘The 100 Most Influential People’ in 2016. The issue includes BIG’s most recent proposals organized in accordance with the relationship between climate and architecture: from the warmest to the coolest context, just as they appear in the studio’s recent publication 'BIG, Hot to Cold: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation'. The issue also covers the utopian proposals of the ‘Paper Architects’ Alexander Brodsky and Ilya Utkin, whose oneiric drawings suggest a critical analysis of the austere and rigid character of official Soviet architecture.

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

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Dom Hans Van Der Laan - Tomelilla

Isbn 9789461400000
Publisher Architectura & Natura
Idea code 16323
EUR 59.50

This volume comprises an extremely accurate case study of Mariavall, a Benedictine abbey in Tomelilla, Sweden, wherein monk, architect and theorist Dom Hans van der Laan examines the building, unravelling the design process in a step-by-step, detailed analysis, the likes of which have never before been published. Prior to his death, Van der Laan garnered worldwide acclaim for his comprehensive architectural theory, which has been translated into several languages and presents a doctrine of connections in the design of architectonic space.

272 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Beginning With The House A+U May 2016 Special Issue

Isbn 4910019740568
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 16319
EUR 68.45

Special issue of A+U Magazine focussing on private houses around the world. With projects by Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel, Peter Märkli, Carlos Jimenez, Glenn Murcutt, Valerio Olgiati, Lacaton & Vassal, David Adjaye, MASS STUDIES, MVRDV, Jensen & Skodvin, Tatiana Bilbao, Olson Kundig, selgascano, and many more.

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

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A+U 549 16:06 RCR Arquitectes Works

Isbn 4910019730668
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 16333
EUR 28.55

Overview of the projects of Spanish bureau RCR Arquitectes. Included works are: the Office Building Plaça Europa 31 in Barcelona, the Bathing Pavilion Tossols-Basil in Olot, the Bell-lloc Winery in Girona, La Cuisine Art Centre in Château de Nègrepelisse, La Lira Theatre Public Space in Ripoll, and more.

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

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Yona Friedman - Imaginary Cities

Isbn 9788874628278
Publisher Quodlibet
Idea code 16320
EUR 27.65

A city pretends to be, always, ordered, and it seems always in disorder. Order in a city is a complicated, unformulated, irregular. A city creates its own order, or it is you who create it, following your own ideas. Cities can be poetic. So can the people you meet and the cityspace you look on. Each of us walks in his imaginary city, meeting with imaginary people. This book with drawings from Yona Friedman tries to be a tourist guide to such imaginary cities.

328 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 22 cm, pb, Italian/French/German/English

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Daniel Libeskind - Sonnets In Babylon (Biennale Di Venezia)

Isbn 9788874628230
Publisher Quodlibet
Idea code 16321
EUR 77.40

Daniel Libeskind's 'Sonnets in Babylon' is a visionary work. It depicts an imaginary Babylon in over 100 poetic drawings that have been screen-printed on backlit glass panels. According to the principle of 'ut pictura poesis', drawing is the equivalent of poetic verse: it pushes the boundaries of the graphic so as to inspire, tell a story, to convey the experience of images. Libeskind's work for the Venice Pavilion is "a meditation on the origins and destiny of form in architecture", as Libeskind wrote himself.

160 , ills colour, 16 x 23 cm, box, English

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Yona Friedman Drawings And Models 1945-2015

Isbn 9787553503738
Publisher Power Station Of Art
Idea code 16361
EUR 55.25

This bilingual volume is a revised version of Friedman's 'Drawings & Models – 1945-2010', a monumental publication which offers a complete overview of the work of one of the greatest artists-architects and urbanist theoreticians today, in its many dimensions (urban, economic, ecological, cultural, social and political). Yona Friedman (born 1923 in Budapest, lives and works in Paris) has since the middle of the 20th century been developing the concept of “mobile architecture” according to which housing and town planning should be conceived by their users and should integrate the unpredictability of future behaviour of the user.

1056 p, ills, 19 x 20 cm, hb, English/Chinese

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My Residence - Swedish Interiors From Residence Magazine

Isbn 9789198310900
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code 16343
EUR 18.10

'MY RESIDENCE' is an annual publication in English, covering the best of Swedish interiors, design and architecture presented by Residence Magazine throughout a year. This first issue will include the homes and studios of 19 creatives, including super stylist Lotta Agaton, ceramicist Carina Seth Andersson and world renowned choreographer Alexander Ekman. My Residence is a luxurious take on what a magazine can be with thick, matte paper and an inspiring layout. My Residence will be released anually during the Stockholm furniture fair in February, and lead the way for all those interested in Swedish interiors, design and architecture.

140 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Christ & Gantenbein The Making Of The New Building Kunstmuseum Basel

Isbn 9783856168094
Publisher Christoph Merian
Idea code 16340
EUR 30.95

The collection of the art museum Basel belongs to the most important in the world. Through the extension building by architects Christ & Gantenbein that will be completed by April 2016 the museum gets more space for changing exhibitions and its store rooms. With construction and architecture photographs, sketches and plans, in interviews with and contributions of important protagonists and companions to the building process the becoming of this fascination projects is documented.

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

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Absolute Leisure - The World Of Fun

Isbn 9789056627669
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 16364
EUR 30.80

In this publication 'The Why Factory' demonstrates the size of the footprint that our leisure activities have left behind on our landscapes, cities and architecture. But that is not all: the architectural and urban projects presented here problematise the leisure activities of today and outline the possibility of a new solution. The volume includes articles by Winy Maas, Felix Madrazo and Alexander Sverdlov. It also provides a platform for minds critical of modern-day recreation as well as for the professionals in this line of business, those who keep the leisure machine running.

288 p, ills colour, 15 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Oase #96: Social Poetics The Architecture Of Use And Appropriation

Isbn 9789462082809
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 16325
EUR 20.50

'OASE 96' examines the remarkable revival of architectural practices that focus on reuse and appropriation of buildings, environments and materials. To what extent can and will designers engage in this process, and what isthe possible positive or negative social impact of these interventions?This issue focuses on case studies, practical experience, critical reflection and ideas that show how architects and urban planners proactively deploy reuse in view of future user opportunities and/or applications.

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

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Rise And Sprawl Hans Ibelings And Partisans

Isbn 9789492058041
Publisher The Architecture Observer
Idea code 16306
EUR 20.55

This is the story of the rise and sprawl of the condo tower in Toronto. The sheer number of new towers, their size, mass, volume, and height, let alone the speed by which they are being built, is remarkable. The only thing that isn’t remarkable about Toronto’s condominiums is their architecture. 'Rise and Sprawl' analyzes the recent condominiumization of Toronto. It is also a call to action to do things differently and design better, bolder buildings.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 20 cm, pb, English

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Log 37

Isbn 9780990735250
Publisher Anyone Corporation
Idea code 16354
EUR 16.80

'Log 37: cataLog' takes readers inside 'The Architectural Imagination,' the exhibition curated by Log editor Cynthia Davidson and architect Mónica Ponce de León for the United States Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. This special 240-page colour issue features 12 new speculative projects designed for four sites in Detroit by visionary American architectural teams. The cataLog also presents writing by the curators, an interview with Detroit planning director Maurice Cox, and essays exploring Detroit’s past and present, as well as the role of imagination in architecture, by critics, theorists, and historians.

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

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Yours Critically: Writings On Architecture From Issues 1-10 Of Criticat

Isbn 9782954428499
Publisher Criticat
Idea code 16370
EUR 25.70

'Criticat' is an independent journal of architectural criticism published twice annually. Based in Paris, it was founded in 2007 by a group of architects, historians, and critics on a simple premise: that informed and daring criticism could bring architecture back into everyday public discourse. Twenty-three exemplary articles have been selected from the journal's first ten issues, and appear here in English for the first time. Individual investigations tackle subjects from around the globe: projects by Frank Gehry and Jürgen Mayer h, high-rise buildings in Paris, the purity of New Zealand's landscape, New York's High Line, and much more.

332 p, ills bw, 16 x 23 cm, pb, English

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GA Document 137: International 2016

Isbn 9784871402972
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 16371
EUR 3.00

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 Christian Kerez, SANAA, Junya Ishigami, JKMM Architects, Juan Domingo Santos, Norman Foster, Ensamble Studio, Jean Nouvel, and others.

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

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Ja 102 Houses By Young Architects And Their Works

Isbn 4910051330765
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 16350
EUR 26.20

This issue introduces 62 individuals and groups of young Japanese architects born after 1975, as representing the youngest generation of architects. Presented here are their designs and finished projects for private houses throughout Japan.

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

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C3 382: The Creative Workplace

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 16326
EUR 21.55

Today’s knowledge economy places great importance on innovation and creative work as the driving force of value production. Fostering dialogue that leads to new insights, allowing for the concentrated work of the creative process, and motivating personal engagement are primary concerns for many companies, and are reflected in how the work environment is shaped. This issue explores the new wave of office design through eight examples, including Bestseller Office Complex by C.F. Møller Architects, “Cube 2” by Estudio Carme Pinós, Alliander HQ by RAU Architects, Jacques Ferrier’s Yidian Office Complex, and JTI Headquarters by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

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

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