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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 1 March 2017
El Croquis 188: Tham & Videgard

Isbn 9788488386946
Publisher El Croquis
Idea code 17066
EUR 58.75

Swedish architecture studio Tham & Videgård is the focus of this issue, which includes a conversation with the architects and Michael Meredith, plus an essay by Juhani Pallasmaa, “Dualities and Singularities”. It features more than twenty projects, among them many of the intelligently designed houses for which Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård have become widely recognised, and the firm’s versatility is expressed through additional works, such as the popular Mirrorcube (Tree Hotel in Harads), the School of Architecture in Stockholm, Åhléns Department Store, new buildings for the University of Gothenburg, Västra Kajen Housing, and the Moderna Museet Malmö.

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

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A.mag 10: Costalopes Architects

Isbn 9788461771585
Publisher A.mag
Idea code 17082
EUR 38.60

Based in Luanda, Angola, the office of COSTALOPES is headed by Alexandre and António Falcão Costa Lopes. One of the most distinguished offices in Angolan architecture today, its portfolio includes numerous projects reflecting both the architects’ heritage and the strong Portuguese and Brazilian influence that marks the region. This monographic issue details works of all scales and materials, from an urban waterfront revitalisation to city centre high-rises, each realised in the dense and sprawling capital. The architects’ belief in open projects, anchored in local cultures and rooted in collective life and public space, leads to a globally connected, critical practice.

166 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, Portuguese/English/French

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A+T 47 Solid Harvard Gsd. Interior Matters

Isbn 9788460892618
Publisher A+t Architecture Publishers
Idea code 17077
EUR 26.95

The SOLID Harvard GSD series gathers material from the four Symposia on Architecture held at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design from 2014 to 2016, entitled ‘All that is Solid’. This issue, the third and final part of the series, offers a close reading of the interior in the context of contemporary architecture. It contains recent projects and relevant voices in support of the importance of the interior and the intimate material knowledge architects must demonstrate. With contributions from Richard Sennett, Kiel Moe, Salmaan Craig, and Iñaki Ábalos, it not only reflects the current complexity and the challenges faced by the discipline, but also traces future paths to explore.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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Museum Global Local C3special

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 17059
EUR 31.25

This special issue examines the phenomenon of the global museum and its diversification, as well as how this expansion of scope and collections has impacted museum architecture. The new generation of museums, besides being geopolitically diverse, has also become more egalitarian, which in turn makes branding and consumerism integral to their operations. Fourteen new museums and museum expansions are featured, including the New Tate Modern by Herzog & de Meuron, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art expansion by Snøhetta, Kunstmuseum Basel by Christ & Gantenbein, National Museum in Szczecin by KWK Promes, and Lisbon’s MAAT by AL_A.

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

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Infrastructure Space

Isbn 9783944074184
Publisher Ruby Press
Idea code 17071
EUR 51.35

Infrastructural systems facilitate the flow of anything from people and goods to resources and information. While engineered to perform specific tasks, such networks also determine the structure of buildings, cities, metropolitan regions, and beyond. Taking this into consideration, this book seeks the expansion and renegotiation of the roles of infrastructure as not only a technical, but also a political, economic, social, and even aesthetic matter of concern for all. It entails both the means for achieving more resilient forms of development and a right to a sustainable way of life. With 25 essays by Keller Easterling, Michael Dear, Salmaan Craig, and Nancy Couling, among others.

422 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 24 cm, hb, 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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A+U 556 17:01 Go Hasegawa

Isbn 4910019730170
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 17012
EUR 28.55

This edition features Japanese architect Go Hasegawa, introducing nineteen works, from his first project, House in a Forest (2006), to his most recent completed works, Yoshino Cedar House and Chapel in Guastalla. Our perception of spatial dimensions, gravity, and time has been key to Hasegawa’s approach since the outset of his career, and he challenges preconceived notions involving these concepts. Through the thoughtful presentation of detailed section drawings and new photographs, the issue reveals the structural diversity and relative spatial weight of his architecture. With an essay by Hasegawa entitled “Amplitude in the Experience of Space”.

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

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Finn Juhl At The U. N.

Isbn 9788792894205
Publisher Strandberg Publishing
Idea code 17037
EUR 24.30

This vibrant book delves into the history of the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters, a true ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’ designed by Danish architect and interior and industrial designer Finn Juhl. Inaugurated in 1952, it has since been named a part of Denmark’s cultural heritage, carefully restored and revitalised with modern furniture designed by Salto & Sigsgaard. The book is filled with illustrations, including historical photographs, sketches, and other material, plus new photographs by Ole Madsen. With a foreword by Michael Sheridan, a leading authority on Scandinavian architecture and design, and an essay by Danish architecture critic Karsten R.S. Ifversen.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 28 cm, hb, English

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The Lyman House And The Work Of Frederic P. Lyman

Isbn 9780997546002
Publisher Crestwood Hills Press
Idea code 17038
EUR 32.05

'The Lyman House and the Work of Frederic P. Lyman' is an account of an inventive and skilled architect practicing in 1960s and ’70s Los Angeles. Four years after receiving his master’s degree in architecture from Yale University, Frederic Lyman (1927–2005) purchased a lot in Malibu where he was to build his iconic Lyman House. In addition to his own house, he took on several other Los Angeles commissions and accompanied each project with a perspective drawing carefully rendered in coloured pencil. Lyman’s colours are abstract and expressive rather than naturalistic, allowing the viewer to feel the grain of wood and the weight of rocks in his compositions.

146 p, ills colour & bw, 26 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Philippe Meyer: Villa Qdc 175

Isbn 9788461744824
Publisher A.mag
Idea code 17074
EUR 33.15

This monograph presents architect Phillippe Meyer’s Villa QDC 175, a lake house completed in 2016 and located in Geneva, Switzerland. With clear references to Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House and Villa Tugendhat, as well as Louis Kahn’s distinction of created and served spaces, the house acts as a metaphor within its context. The architecture’s lines draw implicit parallels with the lake. Open and light, with a continuous glass facade wrapping the volume, the building is situated on a gentle slope a short distance from the water’s edge and set on a base of travertine stone, blurring the boundary between interior and exterior through its reflection of the water.

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

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Landscape Architecture And Urban Design In The Netherlands 2016

Isbn 9789492474049
Publisher Blauwdruk
Idea code 17043
EUR 28.30

The yearbook features seventeen exemplary design projects that reflect the current state of Dutch urban design and landscape architecture. Themed around the question of how spatial designers can find their place in the development projects that are set to shape dialogue in the field over the coming decades, from major transitions concerning environment and climate, to local initiatives and market actors, it explores exemplary projects both within and outside of the Netherlands. Highlights include Cape Square in Durrës (AL), Slow Mile in Mechelen (BE), Rivierpark in Nijmegen, Fort bij Vechten in Bunnik, and Circulair Buiksloterham in Amsterdam.

152 p, ils colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, Dutch/English


Post-War Reconstruction The Netherlands 1945-1965

Isbn 9789462082793
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17044
EUR 41.10

Europe was hurt badly during the Second WorldWar. The Netherlands, despite the dimensions of the task ahead, the poverty and the significant war damage, took up reconstruction expeditiously. The sense of optimism led to a surprisingly wide diversity in architecture, urban planning and landscape design. The application of new techniques and materials led to exceptional experiments. The reconstruction of the Netherlands in the years 1945-1965 was a huge feat. This publication gives an overview of the buildings in the re-emerging Netherlands and examines the significance of this heritage of the reconstruction for current tasks of transformation and rezoning.

240 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 28 cm, pb, English

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C3 387: An Ecology Of Living

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 17021
EUR 28.00

Must we continually look to the new as a way to resolve pressing issues in architecture and urbanism? The forms of sustainable architecture and buildings are not always simply utilitarian, but retain cultural meanings and associations dating back millennia that may transcend the mere necessities of material conditions. This edition explores modern, sustainable place-making in terms of “an ecology of living”. Featured among twelve recent projects are the Assen Environmental Education Centre by 24H Architecture, Naman Pure Spa in Vietnam by MIA Design Studio, Uppgrenna Nature House in Sweden, and an equestrian centre in Barcelona by Vicenç Sarrablo + Jaume Colom.

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

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Allborgarratten: The Right To The City As A Swedish Tradition

Isbn 9789187543975
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code 17128
EUR 33.95

"Allborgarrätten" is a newly coined concept that promises to be the urban equivalent of the rural, traditional Swedish "allemansrätten" – everyman's right to roam freely in nature. The rural right is one most Swedes know by heart, even though they now live in cities. Through the Nordic lens, Jan Rydén explores themes like the right to the city, national identity and connects it to a larger global discourse. Along with this verbal exploration Rydén has created a series of pictograms, a pictorial grammar of sorts, which follows its own poetic logic.

350 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 15 cm, hb, Swedish/English


The Riddle Of The Real City, Or The Dark Knowledge Of Urbanism Genealogy, Prophecy, And Epistemology

Isbn 9789071346460
Publisher Duizend & Een
Idea code 17075
EUR 41.15

Is the basis for our knowledge about city and urban planning solid? How can we theorise about urban design and architecture in our current age? Designed as a triptych of three books in one, this publication intends to enrich our theoretical understanding of urban interventions. Urban design theorist and historian Wim Nijenhuis engages various philosophers and a spectrum of disciplines, such as urbanism, architecture, history, media science, and art, in each section: a treatise on urban history, essays about the condition of the city in our media age, and meditations about epistemological problems that in turn question the practice of critical writing and propose a shift in worldview.

412 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 30 cm, hb, English

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Log 38

Isbn 9780990735267
Publisher Anyone Corporation
Idea code 17048
EUR 16.80

‘Log’ is a collection of observations on architecture and the contemporary city. Part of the current edition deals with various reflections on Brexit, such as “London after Brexit” by Patrik Schumacher, Mario Carpo’s “Brexit Thoughts, From Abroad”, and Jack Self’s take, entitled “It All Starts at Home”. Also in this edition, diverse contributions range from Manfredo di Robilant’s writing on the stubbornness of Yona Friedman, Sam Jacob Studio in retrospect, and a critique of domestic space by Pier Vittorio Aureli and Maria Shéhérazade Giudici, to an interview with Harry Cobb by editor Cynthia Davidson, and Eve Blau’s essay on pedagogy and politics at Yale in the late 1960s.

160 p, ills bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Arquitectura Viva 191: The Prado Competition

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 16719
EUR 18.70

In this issue, eight proposals for the coming expansion of Madrid’s Museo del Prado are reviewed in detail. Hailed as an extraordinary opportunity to redefine the public space of the Prado Campus, the building will be small in size but great in its symbolic power. The winning project of the international competition comes from a team led by Norman Foster and Carlos Rubio. Their design, which empties part of the existing structure to create a public portico, was tested against strong proposals from other leading firms such as David Chipperfield + B720, Cruz & Ortiz, OMA, and Souto de Moura. Also in this edition, a special dossier analysing the tactile possibilities of brick.

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


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