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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 12 December 2016
El Croquis 187: Sergison Bates 2004 2016

Isbn 9788488386939
Publisher El Croquis
Idea code 16677
€ 57.10

Currently based in London and Zürich, Sergison Bates architects has been active since 1996 and since gained international renown. This issue presents an overview of their output from the past dozen years, including private homes, urban housing, care facilities, office buildings, public libraries, and more. Among these are the Novartis Welcome Centre and Office Building in Shanghai, a university campus in London, a city library and public square in Mendrisio, a hotel in Doha, and urban residences in Vienna and Antwerp. Also published in this issue is the essay “Well into the 20th Century: The Architectures of Post-Capitalism?”, by architect Alejandro Zaera-Polo.

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

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Herman Hertzberger - Lessons For Students In Architecture (7th Ed)

Isbn 9789462083196
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 16655
€ 29.95

Since it first edition in 1991, Herman Hertzberger's 'Lessons for Students in Architecture' has become a classic for students all over the world. In it, the background of his work and the ideas underlying it are put into words by the architect himself. It presents a broad spectrum of subjects and designs, with practical experience and evaluation of the use of these buildings serving as a leitmotif. With more than 750 illustrations, Hertzberger has provided an essential source of inspiration to everyone involved with the design process.

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

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Space For Kids: Familiarizing Adventure

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3
Idea code 16573
€ 21.00

“Designing environments for educating young children is a fascinating endeavour,” writes Isabel Potworowski in this specially themed issue. “Through them, they are guided in their discovery of the world.” Touching on key aspects such as learning through play, spatial strategies for engaging curiosity, differentiated activity zones, a home base, a domestic scale, and a protective exterior, the magazine presents sixteen exemplary, often colourful projects by a diverse range of architects. These include Assemble + Simon Terrill’s Brutalist Playground, Clover House Kindergarten by MAD Architects, and a Nursery and Primary School in Saint-Denis by Paul Le Quernec.

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

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Ga Architect: Toyo Ito 2002-2016 Vol. 2

Isbn 9784871404358
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 16663
€ 69.15

Key to understanding Toyo Ito’s work in its various contexts is an introspective essay, “On Creating Architecture”, in which he writes, “From a certain point on, I came to believe that what is expected in contemporary architecture is ‘strength’ rather than ‘beauty’”. This extensive overview of the architect’s built works from 2002 to 2016 features many notable projects: La Gavia Park in Madrid, London’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, the Municipal Funeral Hall in Gifu, Hôpital Cognacq-Jay in Paris, TOD’S Omotesando Building in Tokyo, Taiwan’s Kaohsiung National Stadium, the Hermès Pavilion in Basel, Museo Internacional del Barroco in Mexico, CapitaGreen in Singapore, and more.

288 p, ills colour & bw, 31 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Torafu Architects - Inside Out

Isbn 9784887063624
Publisher Toto
Idea code 16557
€ 29.45

Founded in 2004 by Koichi Suzuno and Shinya Kamuro, Torafu Architects works extensively within a broad scope on a diverse range of products, from architectural to interior design, exhibition and spatial installations, product design, and film-making. The projects are free from the hierarchy of cities, architecture, furniture, and things, undertaken with the view that everything is equal. This collection presents 47 works, including the most recent, and enables us to gain an appreciation of their future potential, which continues to create new value. Past works, born from the office’s distinctive perspective and ideas, have been reworked based on the eight keywords they value.

416 p, ills colour, 12 x 17 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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Jo Nagasaka On My Mind

Isbn 9784864800259
Publisher Lixil
Idea code 16669
€ 26.10

The latest instalment of the ‘Contemporary Architect’s Concept Series’ features Jo Nagasaka of Schemata Architects, a Tokyo-based office active since 1998. The book was designed by So Hashizume, who also designed the Schemata Architects website. As such, it is an extension and continued expression of the office’s identity, a concept that encourages referring to the website while reading the book. Seven contributors write about Nagasaka and his practice – including long-time book lover Hiroshi Eguchi, who helped produce this edition – while Nagasaka in turn responds with his thoughts on architecture and design, plus his own work and activities beyond building.

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

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F.a. Warners Architect

Isbn 9789461400543
Publisher Architectura & Natura
Idea code 16695
€ 49.50

Philip Anne Warners, referred to as F.A. Warners, was a Dutch architect whose career began in the early 20th century and coincided with the rise of the Amsterdam School. This expressive style, which had its heyday between 1911 and 1925, greatly impacted the outgrowth of Amsterdam’s urban footprint to the south and west of the city centre. Due to his friendship with Piet Kramer, one of its foremost proponents, Warners applied the style in his designs for luxurious apartment buildings and flats. Annet Pasveer recounts a detailed history of the life and work of Warners, whose buildings and interiors have been magnificently photographed for this book by Arjan Bronkhorst.

208 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, hb, English/Dutch summary

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Residential Masterpieces 24: Mies Van Der Rohe Villa Tugendhat

Isbn 9784871406499
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 16664
€ 33.25

Built on an expansive, sloping site situated in the northern part of Brno, Mies van der Rohe’s Villa Tungendhat is a masterful example of 20th-century residential architecture. Since its seizure in World War II, the house has endured a long period of decline and relative obscurity, a former shade of itself. Painstakingly renovated over a number of years, its three levels and full-height glass walls have now regained their former lustre, gorgeously framed by the camera of esteemed Japanese photographer Yoshio Futagawa. As he writes in his accompanying text, “… clad in luxury that is almost impossible to duplicate, the house is… a crystallization of modern architectural principles.”

72 p, ills colour & bw, 26 x 37 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Belgium New Architecture 6

Isbn 9782930451213
Publisher Prisme
Idea code 16679
€ 49.50

The sixth volume in a series that focuses exclusively on recent projects in Belgium by a range of European and international architects. An informal conversation between Pierre Loze and architect Christian Kieckens about current architecture and its future sets the book’s tone, while an essay by Steven Beckers, “The Change of Paradigm Towards Urban Food Production,” considers one important aspect of new urbanism today. Victor Lévy then talks about the digital revolution within architecture. Featuring detailed profiles of more than 60 new buildings across a spectrum of typologies and functions, with notable works by Studio Libeskind, Zaha Hadid, 51N4E, and more.

288 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, pb, English/French/Dutch

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Masjid - Selected Mosques From The Islamic World

Isbn 9789833631018
Publisher Atsa Architects
Idea code 16576
€ 97.50

Compiled by architect Azim A. Aziz, this anthology of mosques is a valuable resource for architects and cultural historians alike. With profiles of more than 100 mosques, from celebrated ancient structures like the Dome of the Rock and the Hagia Sophia, or architectural paragons like the Taj Mahal and the Great Mosque of Djenné in Mali, to lesser known and modern interpretations of the typology, a spectrum of buildings of all scales is covered. Besides a glossary of names and terms, the volume touches upon the principles of Islamic architecture, geometric patterns and calligraphy, and regional styles, and gives a selected history of the various empires of the world as well.

768 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 30 cm, hb, English

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Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates

Isbn 9791195678662
Publisher Nemo Factory
Idea code 16574
€ 108.65

Active since the early 1990s, architect Katsuhiro Miyamoto decided at some point in his career to return home to Hyogo, from where his office currently bases its operations. Choosing to embrace Japan’s periphery over its centre, he has developed ways to combine two sets of expectations. This weighty monograph contains many of his projects in the provinces beyond the capital, presenting carefully crafted solutions to limited space and strict budgets, and challenging concepts for competitions. According to a critical essay by Dana Buntrock, “nature has a place in his buildings, but in an offhand way”. This is the comprehensive guide to Miyamoto’s vision and practice.

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

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Hidden Gems: Retracing Tradition And Modernity In The Monastic Architecture Of Mandalay

Isbn 9789810969844
Publisher Casa
Idea code 16577
€ 25.00

By nature the architecture and urbanism of Southeast Asia is always hybrid and eclectic, and it is this very diversity and acculturation that is reflected in the city of Mandalay, Myanmar. In 2005 a joint program between the National University of Singapore and the University of Malaya was inaugurated, aimed at nurturing new generations of architects and cultivating new and sustainable approaches to heritage management. This is the fifth book published by the project. With detailed documentation, it presents two timber monasteries situated in the former royal capital, revealing their urban context, significant architectural elements, conservation histories, existing conditions, and more.

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

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Kees Rijnboutt - Architect

Isbn 9789068686937
Publisher Thoth
Idea code 16692
€ 49.50

This book is about buildings and their surroundings, what they mean for those who use them, the intended atmosphere they create, and what remains of that today. It features works by Dutch architect and urbanist Kees Rijnboutt, who has been active since 1964 until today, combining new colour photographs with older black-and-white images. Over the years, some buildings were altered, while others seem barely changed. In considering Rijnboutt’s oeuvre, parallels can be drawn with the history of architecture in the Netherlands over the last 50 years. As the responsibility and meaning of architecture has adapted to a changing society, so, too, is it reflected in the work of Rijnboutt.

336 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, hb, Dutch/English

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What Happened To My Buildings - Learning From 30 Years Of Architecture With Marlies Rohmer

Isbn 9789462083356
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 16690
€ 39.95

What do you do, as an architect, when it is as if your profession has been abolished and you would like to know whether what you have built is actually any good? Marlies Rohmer revisited 25 buildings for which she once had great expectations. She spoke with commissioners, residents, and users, which resulted in a sometimes moving, often hilarious, and always informative exploration of what really counts in architecture.

312 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 29 cm, pb, Dutch/English


Av Proyectos 077: Dossier Sanaa

Isbn 1697493X
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16589
€ 11.85

Devoted to Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA), the dossier of AV Proyectos covers the latest international projects by the Tokyo-based studio. From the polemical refurbishment of the Paris department stores La Samaritaine to the extension of the NSW Art Gallery in Sydney, via their proposals in Jerusalem and Budapest and the more recent ones developed in their country, all their designs maintain the subtle and immaterial character that defines their oeuvre. The competitions section features the projects shortlisted in the call to design the new MALI (Museo de Arte de Lima), won by the Spanish team Burgos & Garrido with the local firm Llama Urban Design.

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

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Arquitectura Viva 188: Change Of Climate

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16590
€ 18.90

The changes caused by humans on the Earth’s crust are of such magnitude as to have begun a new geological age, the so-called Anthropocene, the latest phase of the Quaternary, and this historical mutation is reflected as much in architecture as in the cities and landscapes of our time. Arquitectura Viva joins the discussion on this period of transformation, marked by the sustainability agenda, in its two latest issues, which come as siblings under the titles ‘Change of Climate’ and ‘Anthropocene,’ in that order. ‘Change of Climate’ takes stock of the current architectural scene, and the challenges that both globalization and the economic and ecological crisis impose on the profession.

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


Change Of Climate - Architecture

Isbn 9788461753314
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16712
€ 17.75

Edited by Luis Fernández-Galiano, this publication follows the fourth international congress organised by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad. Themed “Change of Climate”, it examines the far-reaching transformations that attitudes in architecture are currently undergoing, spurred by climate change and the demand for a rethinking of how buildings and cities are envisioned and constructed. This publication offers insightful interviews conducted by leading critics with the speakers from the congress: Rem Koolhaas, Pierre de Meuron, Jean-Philippe Vassal, Dietmar Eberle, Ábalos + Sentkiewicz, Winy Maas, Louisa Hutton, and Bjarke Ingels, among others.

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

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The Modern Architecture Game - New Price

Isbn 9789081513210
Publisher Next Architects
Idea code 11614
€ 24.50

Test your knowledge of the greatest architects, their famous buildings and their legendary quotes by answering general questions about architecture and popular culture. The second edition of the new Trivia board game – designed by NEXT Architects – promises to be a party hit amongst architecture lovers as they ponder which bridge is the highest in France.

2 p, ills colour & bw, 27 x 27 cm, box, English

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