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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 26 January 2017
AV Monographs 191-192: Herzog & De Meuron 2013-2017

Isbn 9788461764983
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16721
EUR 76.00

The winning proposal for the Museum of the 20th Century in Berlin, one of the most important competitions in the contemporary scene, is the coda of this double issue on Herzog & de Meuron, the fourth monograph AV dedicates to the Swiss studio. With an introductory essay and thirteen critical texts by Luis Fernández-Galiano, the issue covers 34 works and projects developed over the last four years. Among them, two recently completed buildings already rise as landmarks of contemporary architecture: the Tate Modern extension in London and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

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

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Sanaa. Sejima & Nishizawa. 1990-2017

Isbn 9788461764976
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16688
EUR 58.50

'SANAA. Sejima & Nishizawa. 1990-2017' gathers the complete oeuvre of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa over almost three decades of work of the three studios they lead in Tokyo, and that has produced prominent buildings like the Zollverein School of Design in Essen, the Rolex Center in Lausanne, the Louvre-Lens Museum, or their recent center for the Grace Farms Foundation in Connecticut. With articles by Luis Fernández-Galiano and the architects themselves, this monograph examines the principles and methods behind the seeming simplicity of the work of the two Japanese architects, and unveils the keys to the radicalness of their architecture, extremely light and immaterial.

352 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, hb, Spanish/English

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Workspace Evolution C3 Special

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 16668
EUR 31.25

Opening with an essay by Andreas Marx on the role of workplaces in cities, this special edition of the magazine presents eighteen international works that reflect the increasing flexibility of creative jobs in the 21st century. Designers, artists, and many other professionals are approaching their daily activities in new ways, and the freedom offered by mobile devices and Internet ubiquity is liberating their fast-paced work from prescribed locations and times. Office systems are incorporating new functions and activities as a result, like open zones without hierarchies and areas that operate like urban public spaces. With works by 3XN, Torafu Architects, OMA, Davidson Rafailidis, and more.

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

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Giraffes, Telegraphs And Hero Of Alexandria Urban Design By Narration

Isbn 9783944074139
Publisher Ruby Press
Idea code 17006
EUR 40.65

Architects Sabine Müller and Andreas Quednau of SMAQ approach design through the use of narrative, telling stories about their projects’ contexts in order to accommodate the diverse and conflicting scales of contemporary urbanity. This monograph presents a selection of SMAQ’s projects in a way that brings this narrative quality to the fore. Interweaving short stories, project drawings, and photographs shed light on how design solutions gradually evolved out of the process, while three linked essays explain the guiding principles behind the firm’s work, intriguingly named “Giraffe,” “Telegraph,” and “Hero of Alexandria.”

430 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Berlin Transfer - Open Living Structures

Isbn 9783944074191
Publisher Ruby Press
Idea code 17005
EUR 25.65

Inspired by Oskar Hansen’s “Open Form” concept, this volume presents housing models that must be completed by the user. With the transfer of performative qualities of contemporary and traditional building structures from Japan, innovative forms of living and cohabitation are explored. Preliminary research and experimentation presented in the chapters “Performance” and “Structure” later culminates in “Projects”: eight applied proposals for open living structures that offer scenarios for use, focusing on the potential that lies in different modes of living and working together. Several Japanese built references help to define how two case studies in Berlin can be activated.

238 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 25 cm, pb, English

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Schweizweit / Recent Architecture In Switzerland

Isbn 9783856168148
Publisher Christoph Merian
Idea code 16680
EUR 43.10

'Schweizweit' portrays a snapshot of the architectural production in Switzerland in the year 2016. Whilst the image of Swiss architecture, especially internationally, is still strongly characterised by the 1990s and minimalism, the current constructed reality is more heterogeneous and regionally differentiated. In cooperation with around 160 architectural practices from throughout the country a visual atlas of current Swiss architecture has been created. This books shows the commonalities and differences in the themes, content, and formal strategies that Swiss architects focus on today.

336 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, German/English

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Ideas Of Disorder: 3 Church Walk By Cadbury-Brown

Isbn 9780992903923
Publisher Occasional Papers
Idea code 17042
EUR 14.20

This book is a detailed portrait of '3 Church Walk’, the home of British modernist architects H.T. and Elizabeth Cadbury-Brown, which they jointly designed and built in 1962. Published to coincide with the artist Emily Richardson’s documentary about the house, the book expands on the film’s script by Jonathan P. Watts by bringing together a rich array of archival material – much of it previously unpublished – including snapshots, sketches, floor plans, as well as Richardson’s photographs of the house in its recent semi-abandoned state.

108 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 20 cm, pb, English

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Volume 50 Beyond

Isbn 9789077966600
Publisher Archis
Idea code 17010
EUR 20.05

When 'Volume' started as "magazine to go beyond architecture" in 2005, the world was a different one. There was a lot of attention for the spectacular in architecture, for instance, and little for where society was going in relation to architecture: the urgencies and opportunities architecture could and should engage with. Since, Volume explored a wide variety of topics and terrains, each time looking for the added value of architecture. So, what is the situation today? in this issue 'Volume' focuses on current dilemmas (young) architects are confronted with, both in education and in setting up their office. It’s less about ‘going beyond’ as such, and more about impact and repercussions.

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

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Writingplace - Investigations In Architecture And Literature

Isbn 9789462082816
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 16700
EUR 35.95

The book 'Writingplace: Investigations in Architecture and Literature' marks a step forward in an emerging debate on literary means in architecture. It offers a series of reflections on written language as a crucial element of architecture culture, and on the potential of using literary methods in architectural and urban research, education and design.

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

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A+U 555 16:12 Latvia

Isbn 4910019731269
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 16714
EUR 26.20

This special issue is devoted to new architecture in Latvia, with a focus on 25 works completed since 2000. It also introduces the historical architecture that provides context for these contemporary works, many of which respectfully coexist with the historical architecture and city. A diverse and multi-layered physical and cultural setting has emerged since Latvia gained independence, and the nation’s architects have risen to the challenge. Featured are works in Central Riga by Fine Young Urbanists, Zaiga Gaile, SZK and Partners, and more, plus projects in Riga’s Old Town by Sudraba Arhitektūra and Jaunromāns un Ābele, as well as architecture in non-urban environments.

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

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A+U 554 16:11 Hermann Czech

Isbn 4910019731160
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 16621
EUR 26.20

Hermann Czech gained recognition in Europe in the 1970s with projects based on a strategy of continuation and convention instead of contrast. His work includes homes, hotels, schools, and urban planning, as well as small-scale interventions and exhibition design. In rejecting facile connections between theory and practice, he developed a multidimensional, critical and early postmodern position amid a climate of reformation and avant-gardism. Guest-edited by Christian Kühn of Technische Universität Wien, this issue explores the many facets of Czech’s architectural thought and practice through works ranging from furniture design to urban-scale infrastructure.

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

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Belgium New Architecture 6

Isbn 9782930451213
Publisher Prisme
Idea code 16679
EUR 52.80

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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Ja 104 Public Space

Isbn 4910051330178
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 17014
EUR 28.25

This issue sets its focus on public spaces of all types, dividing 50 recent Japanese projects across three main categories: open public space (space where anyone can pass through, enter and exit, or stay as they like), semi-open public space (only those who use the space gather, enabling open relationships between users to develop), and private public space (places that only specific people use, and where relationships between people are born). The varied selection ranges from temples and city plazas to town halls, schools, and even apartments, with works designed by SANAA, Kengo Kuma, Toyo Ito, Jun Aoki, Shigeru Ban, Akira Sakamoto, and many more.

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

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GA Houses 150

Isbn 9784871400985
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 17015
EUR 29.20

‘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 Kengo Kuma, Hirataka Kidosaki, Ken Yokogawa, + Tatsuya Nagao, Bercy Chen, Yo Shimada, Alphaville, and many more.

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

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Arquitectura Viva 189: Anthropocene

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16681
EUR 19.45

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. ‘Anthropocene’ explores the paradoxes and potentials of an epoch marked by human civiization through a long essay by Luis Fernández-Galiano, titled ‘Architecture and Life’.

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

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Arquitectura Viva 190: History Patterns

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16682
EUR 19.45

Recent years have brought few doubts about the growing importance of heritage issues in architecture, though dealing with them tends to be an “ideological and aesthetic minefield,” according to Luis Fernández-Galiano. Even so, projects involving the metamorphosis of heritage buildings, from disused industrial sites to outdated public structures, garner a significant amount of attention. Most interesting are those with a less rigid approach, which consciously embrace the past by incorporating it into the contemporary project. Featuring OMA’s Fondaco dei Tedeschi, Dominique Perrault’s Pavilion Dufour, Herzog & de Meuron’s Park Avenue Armory, and more.

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

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AV Proyectos 078: Dossier Aires Mateus

Isbn 1697493X
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16720
EUR 11.70

'AV Proyectos 78' devotes its dossier to the Lisbon office of the brothers Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus, with a selection of seven projects located in Portugal, Spain, Belgium, and France, including the School of Architecture in Lovaine and the Contemporary Art Center Olivier Debré in Tours. The issue also presents the competition for the Museum of the 20th Century in Berlin, to be built between the Neue Nationalgalerie of Mies and the Philharmonica of Hans Scharoun, gathering, aside from the winning project by Herzog & de Meuron, the other two finalists, the four that obtained mentions – those of OMA and SANAA among them – and the four selected proposals submitted by Spanish studios.

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

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