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New Titles in Architecture, Design & Landscape 29 September 2016
A+t 46 Solid Ii Harvard Symposia On Architecture - Organization Or Design?

Isbn 9788460877493
Publisher A+t Architecture Publishers
Idea code 16538
€ 26.20

Together with the first volume, Design Techniques, this second volume of the “SOLID” series, published in collaboration with Harvard GSD Department of Architecture, represents two approaches to the same question: how is the architectural project constructed? Architects today act upon organizations or systems that are social assemblies, sequences in time, or spatial networks. Yet these structures act upon architects as well. Is design reducible to organization, or vice versa? Faculty, critics and theorists, and students discuss various approaches and contribute personal experiences, working practices, and opportunities encountered in the field of design.

128 p, ills colour, 24 x 32 cm, pb, Spanish/English


Gispen Specials - De Klant Is Koning

Isbn 9789069182964
Publisher Boijmans Van Beuningen
Idea code 16490
€ 11.95

Gispen maakt al honderd jaar furore met zijn industrieel vervaardigde meubels. Minder bekend is dat de Nederlandse meubelfabriek al sinds de oprichting ook unieke of in kleine oplage gemaakte producten uitvoert. Deze specials zijn soms het resultaat van bijzondere opdrachten, maar vaak ook experimenten van ontwerpers. Van bioscoopstoelen voor Paleis Soestdijk tot een kantoormeubel voor de toekomst – een selectie van bijna vijftig voorbeelden toont de kwaliteit en flexibiliteit van het bedrijf en maakt duidelijk dat het maken van specials in de genen van Gispen verankerd zit.

224 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 15 cm, pb, Dutch

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Refractions - Artistic Research In Architecture

Isbn 9788792700148
Publisher Arkitektur B
Idea code 16536
€ 37.50

This book focuses on new directions in architectural research, how architects develop new knowledge through their artistic design practice, working in a field between Art and Science. What new digital potentials are there in architectural media like models and drawings and how to put words on artistic research? The book offers theoretical articles, picture galleries of artistic projects, and interviews with senior-researchers at the Danish Academy of Architecture in Copenhagen and their built architectural projects.

296 p, ills colour, 21 x 27 cm, hb, English

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Planetary Urbanism The Transformative Power Of Cities

Isbn 9783931435332
Publisher Arch+
Idea code 16443
€ 25.80

This special volume publishes the outcomes of the international competition “Planetary Urbanism – Critique of the Present in the Medium of Information Design”, which addressed the closely intertwined issues of urbanisation and environmental protection. The choice of topic was made with the hope of gaining insight into the social reality of life in the cities of the Global South. Living conditions in cities are impacted by the global economy, and by the extremely imbalanced interrelationships between production, consumption, and waste disposal on an international level. Topics include the local effects of globalisation, informal vs. regulated, migration, urban metabolism, more.

236 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, pb, German/English

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Arch+ 51: Release Architecture Kerez/oehy

Isbn 9783931435356
Publisher Arch+
Idea code 16442
€ 19.35

This issue was conceived in close collaboration with Sandra Oehy, curator of the Swiss Pavilion at the 15th Architecture Biennale in Venice, and Christian Kerez, the architect of that pavilion’s Incidental Space. Kerez emphasises the non-referential, the non-predetermined, and the alienation inherent to his project as a means of expanding upon what architecture can be today. It embodies a new reciprocal relationship between material and the data cloud, one in which the difference between depiction and reality ceases to exist—where a speculative space can be released by architecture’s autonomy. With contributions by Philip Ursprung, Hito Steyerl, Mario Carpo, and more.

152 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, German/English

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Arch+ 50: Legislating Architecture

Isbn 9783931435349
Publisher Arch+
Idea code 16437
€ 23.65

We must continually remind ourselves that law originates in conflict, and that such concepts are not static determinations, but rather are constantly being renegotiated. Applying this relationship between law, regulations, and architectural practice, it becomes clear why the work of certain architects has a political dimension. This volume attempts to examine the inherent meaning of societal regulatory systems as these relate to architecture, taking the film directed by Arno Brandlhuber and Christopher Roth, their submission to the 15th Architecture Biennale in Venice, as its point of departure, and presents a broad series of case studies largely based on the work of Alex Lehnerer.

224 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, German/English

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Arch+ 26: The Klotz Tapes

Isbn 9783931435288
Publisher Arch+
Idea code 16441
€ 31.20

This volume marks the first publication of audio recordings by Heinrich Klotz, one of Europe's greatest yet underappreciated architectural critics in the late 20th century. In them, he recounts the eventful early years of the German Architecture Museum (DAM) in Frankfurt, where he served as founding director. Besides offering an overview of the context in which he worked, Klotz’s deeply personal perspective and his keen depictions of the major events and figures in the architecture of the late 1970s and early ’80s serve to illuminate the evolving postmodern movement. Included are critical essays, transcripts, and Klotz in conversation with postmodern critic Charles Jencks.

242 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, German/English


Volume 49: Hello World

Isbn 9789077966495
Publisher Archis
Idea code 16513
€ 19.50

Machines have long been integral to architectural discourse. Vitruvius concluded his ten books with a meditation on war machines, and Le Corbusier published on his industrial muses just over 100 years ago. Yet something is different today. We have always learned from machines, but now, machines learn. Machinic processes, computational algorithms and artificial intelligence have never been so proximate, direct, and intimate to daily life, yet we are many steps removed from their practical operations. This issue of Volume seeks to take one small step in the direction towards understanding the contemporary relevance of machines for architecture, and one giant leap for mankind.

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

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Fundamental Acts

Isbn 9788887071658
Publisher A+m Bookstore
Idea code 16450
€ 32.25

The Fundamental Acts propose a collective reformulation of five great themes of the human existence – Life, Education, Ceremony, Love and Death. They were conceived by Superstudio as a series of films centered on the relationship between architecture and the acts of human life. The films were sketched in storyboard format and later published as a series of documents on the pages of Casabella magazine. The Fundamental Acts contain the possibility of reintroducing a discourse on the relationship between architecture and ritual. They have been (re)produced by a group of international contributors and the documents submitted have been collected in this book.

496 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 21 cm, hb, English

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Atelier Bow-wow & Didier Fiuza Faustino La Maison Magique

Isbn 9782840668947
Publisher Les Presses Du Reel
Idea code 16507
€ 10.75

This volume delves into the collaborative project conceived for the Japanese Culture House of Paris by two practices based respectively in Tokyo and Paris. Developed as a site-specific habitat, its prefabricated and easily assembled structures open new possibilities for adaptation. The project explores the deconstruction of boundaries between home and social spaces, and how these concepts are in flux today. Both offices engage with the idea that architecture is a social, cultural, and experimental activity that explores the conditions of our lives in a changing world. A key aspect is the possibility of reviving the forest industry in Japan and Europe as a sustainable resource.

56 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 26 cm, pb, English/French

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Coughing Up The Moon - Eric Owen Moss

Isbn 9780984391356
Publisher Sci-arc Aadcu
Idea code 16439
€ 30.75

Eric Owen Moss is an architect born and raised in Los Angeles. This book presents a collection of selected lecture introductions, exhibition discussions, essays, and opinion pieces that span the entirety of his career as director of the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Moss draws from a wide range of literary, philosophical, and historic sources to discuss the work of international architects and theorists who have lectured at SCI-Arc. Themes such as modernism and the urban development of Los Angeles are central. Lebbeus Woods, Bernard Tschumi, Steven Holl, Thom Mayne, Ben van Berkel, Wolf Prix, Elena Manferdini, and many more are introduced.

288 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 22 cm, hb, English

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Tomorrow & Tomorrow & Tomorrow

Isbn 9780984391349
Publisher Sci-arc Aadcu
Idea code 16438
€ 30.75

The outcome of three lectures held at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles in March 2012 – given by Peter Eisenman, Jeffery Kipnis, and Thom Mayne – this book introduces the interrelation of these events in the form of an abstract symposium about the current state of the discipline, and about its role at the school. It combines with the real symposium on the thesis content that took place, which ultimately became a running commentary on contemporary architecture. The intersection of intros, debates, lectures, and audience queries framed each proposition as a provisional hypothesis immediately subject to challenge and reformulation. With contributions by Eric Owen Moss.

132 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 24 cm, hb, English

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The World Of Architect Kazunari Sakamoto

Isbn 9784864800242
Publisher Lixil
Idea code 16525
€ 75.45

This volume introduces the architecture of Kazunari Sakamoto through drawings, photographs, and text, yet does this using a special mixture of variously sized images made by both professionals and amateurs. Some were taken directly following a building’s completion, while others were made decades later; some are in colour, others are black and white. Texts by the editor are interspersed with fragments of the architect’s own words describing the architecture, the criticisms of others, and analysis from the period when a particular project was built. In this way the book’s format acts in concert with that of Sakamoto’s architecture, a coexistence and diversity of relationships.

230 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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Yo Shimada Everyday Design Everyday

Isbn 9784864800211
Publisher Lixil
Idea code 16526
€ 26.10

Although he did not receive formal architectural training, Japanese architect Yo Shimada has run his own office, Tato Architects, since 1997, yet he still remains a bit of an outsider. His body of work comprises a great number of residential projects, which are thoroughly explored in this instalment of the series. Characterised by openness, dynamic spatial layouts, and integrated furnishings and stairs, Shimada’s designs are at once efficient and alluring, embracing the everyday in an aesthetically pleasant and refined manner. For this book he has written twenty diffuse and multifaceted texts that offer both personal reflections on completed projects and his outlook moving forward.

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

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C3 384 Retreats And Escapes Meditation

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3
Idea code 16440
€ 21.00

In the broadest sense, a retreat is a place where one can sequester oneself from what is considered to be the standard mode of dwelling. Architecture must often produce living spaces that are impermanent, that are infrequently inhabited, or that can be relocated if necessary. This issue features eleven habitations that perform such functions; spaces at the edge of dwelling, from hotels and weekend cabins, to shelters in nature and even a restaurant. Included are works by OFIS Arhitekti, Bureau A, and Olson Kundig Architects. The magazine also examines the concept of meditation in architecture through two chapels, a contemplative centre, and a Japanese temple.

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

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C3 385 Bridging Tradition And Innovation

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3
Idea code 16518
€ 21.00

In the main feature, five projects are examined that deal with the theme of modern vernacular, addressing the question of how architects today can reconcile the two seemingly disparate approaches of contemporary gestures and historic traditions into a single, cohesive design. This reinterpretation by architects of regional building practices and vernacular style in a modern context comes to the fore in Tadao Ando’s Bosco Studio & House, the Fan Zeng Art Gallery by Original Design Studio, and Chinmaya Mission Austin by Miro Rivera Architects, for example. Also featured, the output of new offices in India like Architecture Brio, Sameep Padora, S+PS Architects, and more.

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

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Ga Houses 148: Stutchbury, Alvarez, Ando, Fujimoto, Aoki

Isbn 9784871400961
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 16435
€ 29.60

‘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 Peter Stutchbury, Daniel Alvarez, Tadao Ando, Sou Fujimoto, Fran Silvestre, and more.

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

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Marti Anson: La Botiga De L' Anson

Isbn 9789490800529
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 16491
€ 20.00

Catalan artist Martí Anson’s site-specific installation at Meubelgalerie Vynckier in Waregem, Belgium, does not simply show a number of pieces of furniture inspired by his father’s work. It is a “conceptual concept shop” reconstruction and a revival of a project he previously developed for the ‘Species of Spaces’ exhibition at the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA). Anson’s father, Joaquim, designed and manufactured furniture in line with the modernist avant-garde using a method comparable to industrial kit production. He did not conceive of the objects as an artistic craft or as consumer goods, but as “constructions” that contributed to building a better, more social society.

80 p, ills bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, Dutch/English/Spanish

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Far Ride Volume Five Documenting Cycling Journeys

Isbn 23841664
Publisher Fixture
Idea code 16516
€ 23.00

‘Far Ride’ is a quarterly magazine from Seoul that covers cycling culture on an international scope. Filled with gorgeous photography and intriguing personal stories of adventure both on and off the beaten track, the diverse features in this edition include the “bromping” phenomenon (touring on Brompton folding bikes), Los Angeles bike freak culture, a Korean couple’s backpacking photo essay along the Pamir Highway in Central Asia, riding in Montreal, a closer look at women’s cycling, riding through France’s Côte d’Azur, an interview with BMX and fixed gear enthusiast Josh Hayes, a cold and rainy climb on the island of Majorca, a cycling team geared for amputees, and much more.

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

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