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New Titles in Architecture, Landscape and Design 20 April 2017
Shigeru Ban - Material, Structure And Space

Isbn 9784887063655
Publisher Toto
Idea code 17194
EUR 56.45

Shigeru Ban has earned much praise for his wide-ranging activities and innovative approach to addressing contemporary problems through architecture and design, such as using recycled cardboard tubes as a structural material to provide housing for disaster victims. Besides his dedication to humanitarian efforts, Ban’s interest in materials expresses his minimalist ideology, one that often leads him to choose existing materials and techniques over state-of-the-art solutions. Ban was involved in selecting the more than 100 important works in this publication, divided into five categories, that together reflect a clear departure from other architects of his generation.

400 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 25 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Reactivate Athens

Isbn 9783944074160
Publisher Ruby Press
Idea code 17201
EUR 42.00

‘Reactivate Athens’ was conceived in 2013 as a participatory research and design initiative directed by the RA Lab, a collaboration between the Urban-Think Tank Chair of Architecture and Design at ETH Zurich and local partners already operating in the city. The interdisciplinary team critically analysed longer-term processes of urban decline and generated new ideas for the Athens city centre that mobilise latent resources to address the debilitating impacts of the wider economic and social crisis. Engaging local residents in an inclusive process to define an alternative urban vision, the project helped shape the 101 ideas that were further developed and refined for this book.

464 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 26 cm, pb, Greek/English

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The Secret Life Of Date Palms

Isbn 9782970113201
Publisher Archizoom
Idea code 17188
EUR 34.25

Six date palm characteristics provide the structure of this book: Form, Fruit, Hydration, Metamorphosis, Shade and Shadow, and Gender. Each investigation draws on Emirati traditions and tacit knowledge to share a narrative that is infused with sensitivity, genuine curiosity, and human inventiveness. This is the story of a species that continues to provide great value to the Middle East. The hope is that the spirit of engagement and ingenuity employed throughout history inspires others to find value in their own regional resources, climates and cultures.

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

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Guide To De Stijl In The Netherlands - The 100 Best Spots To Visit

Isbn 9789462083097
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17202
EUR 20.50

Dutch art movement De Stijl, named after the eponymous magazine, has strongly influenced art and architecture at home and abroad. This guide is the first to assemble the 100 most important buildings, monuments, and places of interest related to De Stijl in a practical and accessible guide. Icons such as the Rietveld-Schröderhuis in Utrecht and Café De Unie in Rotterdam, less well-known stained-glass works of art, and many surprising facts, details, and practical information make this a useful guide for people that want to discover The Netherlands in primary colours.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Villages And Towns 3: Mediterranean Sea

Isbn 9784871404563
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 17174
EUR 41.75

This instalment of ‘Villages and Towns’ explores island settlements in the Mediterranean Sea and along the North African coast. Photographed by Yukio Futagawa, these ancient places dating back to the seafaring times of the Phoenicians and Romans come to life as living history. Essays by Makoto Suzuki offer observations of places in the Balearic Islands and the Tyrrhenian Sea, extrapolating their typical urban features and architectures, as well as how culture and climate have influenced appearances across the region. Discover Bonifacio, perched on a cliff overhanging the sea, or Procida, an hour’s boat trip from Naples, or even Takrouna and Medenine in Tunisia.

136 p, ills bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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AV Monographs 193-194: Spain Yearbook 2017

Isbn 9788461785254
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 17141
EUR 58.50

Like every year, the yearbook offers a selection of the best buildings completed in Spain, taking stock of the high-quality of Spanish projects in spite of the political and economic uncertainty that has marked the period. The list this year includes public works, like the auditoriums by Paredes Pedrosa in Lugo and by Álvaro Siza in Llinars del Vallès; refurbishment projects, like Casal Balaguer in Palma, by Flores & Prats, or of the old Fire Station of Barcelona, by Roldán & Berengué; environmental interventions, like the Norvento Headquarters in Lugo, by Francisco Mangado. Furthermore, the volume features the twelve most noteworthy buildings completed around the world in the year.

240 p, ills in colour & bw, 24 x 29 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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A+U 558 17:03 Herzog & De Meuron: Elbphilharmonie

Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 17124
EUR 30.55

A detailed special feature on the recently opened Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg. Popularly nicknamed Elphi, it is one of the largest and most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world. The highly complex project has been years in the making, and its distinctive shape is accentuated by a facade consisting of variously curved panes of glass with light bouncing off them in all directions. The building exterior’s upward thrust also translates to its interior verticality and the relationship it seeks to build between music and audience. With an in-depth look at the design process, forms, and materials, a stunning photo essay by Joël Tettamanti, and an essay by the architects.

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

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Ja 105: Makoto Takei+chie Nabeshima / Tna 2004-2016

Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 17175
EUR 28.70

The Tokyo-based office of TNA is the focus of this issue, which features more than twenty buildings completed since 2004. The practice of Makoto Takei and Chie Nabeshima is primarily known for superior residential designs built in both natural and urban contexts, though other projects, such as the Kamoi Museum and Joshu-Tomioka Station, also appear in this overview of more than two decades of work. Among their awarded projects are the Ring House, Figured Glass House, Gate Villa, and Helix House. The duo’s belief in so-called condensed architecture, which neither blends into its surroundings nor confronts them, has enriched the “in-between-ness” of their architecture.

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

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Isbn 9784846531294
Publisher World Photo Press
Idea code 17143
EUR 24.55

A wide array of huts, shanties, sheds, outbuildings, and shacks of all kinds populate the pages of this book. This purpose-built typology is able to fill numerous roles, while its materials, placement, and manner of construction can vary widely depending on factors such as function, geography, culture, and climate. Here we find small-scale structures from around the globe, from colourful beach huts in England and earth and bamboo pavilions in the jungle, to simple hunting blinds, fisherman’s shacks, and storage sheds. Whether it is a slapdash lean-to or capable of withstanding the most inclement weather, the shack is an often overlooked aspect of vernacular architecture everywhere.

222 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, Japanese

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Public Space Reconfigure C3 Special

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 17166
EUR 31.25

In the age of ubiquitous smartphones and WiFi, social exchange in public is gradually becoming less automatic. An overview of twelve recent projects demonstrates how public buildings are generating activity by offering a mix of recreational programmes, by creating interiors that invite use, and by making connections with their context. The issue looks at buildings that encourage participation in public life, including Coop Himmelb(l)au’s MOCAPE in Shenzhen, Arnhem Central Transfer Terminal by UNStudio, 5+1AA’s redevelopment of the Marseilles Docks, Lima Convention Center by IDOM, and the recent renovation of the Accorhotels Arena in Paris by DVVD.

240 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, Korena/English

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C3 388: When Time Jumps Through The Roof

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 17125
EUR 28.00

The preservation of a historically significant building sometimes clashes with the need to change its use. This issue explores a particular architectural solution, one that preserves the existing structure while extending it within the vertical. The resulting hybrid offers an intriguing interface between old and new, as seen in Herzog & de Meuron’s recently opened Elbphilharmonie, Zaha Hadid’s Port House in Antwerp, and Matrera Castle by Carquero Arquitectura. Also in this issue, special features on pavilion morphology and the shipping container typology, plus the new urban landmarks Malmö Live by Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Rotterdam’s Timmerhuis by OMA.

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

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How To Create A Relevant Public Space Third Places For All

Isbn 9789462083516
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17193
EUR 51.95

How can places you go to other than your workplace or your home, such as libraries, idea hubs, cultural centres, parks, start-up cafés and other indispensable public spaces, so-called ‘third places’, make a valuable contribution to a vital society , now and in the future? How to Make a Relevant Public Space answers these questions from different angles, based on the five most important developments within the public space. 'Third Places for All' is an initiative of international creative guide and architect Aat Vos. The book offers colourful inspiration to architects and other creatives, policymakers and administrators.

240 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, hb, English

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Reuse, Redevelop And Design - How The Dutch Deal With Heritage

Isbn 9789462083585
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17157
EUR 29.95

Where there are vacancies, there is room for new uses, such as housing and leisure and health-care facilities. This often results in surprising combinations, such as a school or a community centre in a factory complex, a shop in a church, or a recreation area in a military zone. This book presents 20 inspiring redevelopment projects. It addresses the story behind the success of redevelopment in essays on heritage policy, public-private partnerships, financing, and design. The creative way Dutch architecture offices deal with heritage is also catching on abroad, as evidenced by OMA’s projects in Italy and Germany, West 8’s in Russia, Mecanoo’s in the United States, and Maurer’s in China.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 25 cm, pb, English

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Advanced Architecture 4,5,6

Isbn 9788968010569
Publisher Damdi
Idea code 17076
EUR 241.30

This second ambitious, boxed edition, comprises three volumes which together present more than 500 works and projects by young/progressive offices. Volume 4 deals with housing and education, volume 5 with office & commercial, landscape & masterplan, and installation & pavilion, and volume 6 with exhibition & furniture, public facilities & interior, and museum & cultural facilities. With projects by OBRA Architects, SMAQ, Fuksas, NL Architects, UNStudio, mecanoo, MAD Architects, Manila Architecture Workshop, and many more.

1054 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, hb, English

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GA Document 140: Himmelblau, Holl

Isbn 9784871402354
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 17099
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. In this issue works by Coop Himmelblau, Steven Holl, Morphosis, Kazuyo Sejima, SANAA, Zaha Hadid, and Kengo Kuma are featured.

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

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GA Houses 151: Project 2017

Isbn 9784871400992
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 17173
EUR 31.30

‘GA Houses’ documents outstanding new residential architecture from all over the world. With projects by Smiljan Radic, Ryue Nishizawa, Peter Stutchbury, Keisuke Maeda, Bercy Chen, Aires Mateus, Sean Godsell, Studio Mumbai, Sou Fujimoto, MVRDV, and many more.

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

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Imagine 10: Rapids 2.0

Isbn 9789462082939
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17185
EUR 25.65

In 2014, a 3D-printed Canal House by DUS architects caught the attention of the world. The 3D Print Canal House proved the potentials of "Additive Manufacturing" for architecture and construction. "Additive Manufacturing" provides the architect with completely new solutions for realizing tool-less production methods, while allowing maximum freedom of design. Additive Manufacturing is ideally suited for Rapid Prototyping. It is possible to manufacture physical presentation and functional prototypes with complex shapes quickly and cost-efficiently without the need for manual processing – directly using three-dimensional CAD construction data.

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

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Archiprix International Ahmedabad 2017

Isbn 9789462083578
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17190
EUR 29.95

Every two years, Archiprix International invites all 1,700 university-level courses in the field of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture to select their best graduation projects and submit these for participation. This publication displays a representative selection of the projects submitted, including the nominees and winners chosen by an independent jury, and the favourites chosen by the participants themselves, supplemented by a representative selection that offers a picture of the range of designs and the graphical distribution across all continents. In addition, the book contains the personal data of the projects’ designers.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Nicolas Combarro - Arquitectura Y Resistencia

Isbn 9788461664962
Publisher Cabeza De Chorlito
Idea code 17106
EUR 21.25

Spanish artist Nicolás Combarro circled the globe to collect this series of unlikely structures. Travelling through China, Mexico, Colombia, Morocco, Turkey, France, and Spain in search of unfinished vernacular objects and contemporary ruins, his interest manifests as an analysis of the different forms and expressions of constructed space, the variables of structure and material, and how changing climates and contexts are reflected in the development of patterns and types. His fascinating investigation, therefore, seeks references that enable an understanding of the nature of construction, its transformative or functional qualities, and the varying approaches of its many manifestations.

120 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 22 cm, hb, Spanish

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Triple Bond - Essays On Art Architecture And The Museum (Vis-A-Vis)

Isbn 9789078088493
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 17117
EUR 25.70

Belgian art historian, curator and academic Wouter Davidts investigates the connection between architecture, the museum as an institution, the museum programme and art. Throughout Europe, museum architecture is deployed in a variety of different ways: as an autonomous icon, as a flexible “shed”, as a PR instrument, as a memory machine, as a stimulus to urban renewal, as a landscape theme, as a political trump card, as a storage depot for artefacts, and so on. This book includes many case studies, among them the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Centre Pompidou and Tate Modern, that deal with these and other topics.

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

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1:12. Verbeeldingskracht In Zorgarchitectuur

Isbn 9789491444425
Publisher Artez Press
Idea code 17169
EUR 25.60

Achttien Nederlandse architecten gingen de uitdaging aan om een hedendaags poppenhuis te ontwerpen met als uitgangspunt de beleving van de werkelijkheid door kinderen met een beperking. In de vorm van 18 unieke, niet alledaagse poppenhuizen die kinderen met een energiestofwisselingsziekte nieuwe speelmogelijkheden bieden. Neemt je verhalend en visueel mee in de geschiedenis en zoektocht van het poppenhuis. Met onder andere bijdragen van De Architecten Cie, Hans van Heeswijk, Maurer United Architects, Hilberinkbosch architecten, Ralp Brodruck, Femke Stout, Marjolijn Guldemond, Jet Pijzel, DaF architecten, Reonald Westendijk/ Solange Hagenaars, en Atelier PUUUR.

376 p, ills colour, 11 x 15 cm, pb, Dutch

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Arquitectura Viva 193: Soundscapes - New Buildings For Music In Europe

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 17129
EUR 18.75

More than providing large spaces for music, opera houses and concert halls are expressions of the cultural and economic energy of the cities that build them, and ultimately crystallize the idea of ‘common ground’ in difficult, liquid times. Ignacio G. Pedrosa, expert on the matter, explains the evolution of the modern auditorium through examples like the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Kresge Auditorium, Massachusetts, and the Berliner Philharmonie, and this historical account, coming with a catalog of typological diagrams, is followed by four new European works: the Elbphilharmonie of Hamburg, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Greek National Opera in Athens, and the concert hall of the Jordanki Center in Torun.

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

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My Residence 2: Scandinavian Interiors From Residence Magazine

Isbn 9789187543593
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code 17183
EUR 21.50

'My Residence' is an annual publication in English, covering the best of Scandinavian interiors, design, and architecture presented by 'Residence Magazine' throughout a year. This second issue features the homes of 16 creatives in the Nordic region, including Kinfolk editor in chief Nathan Williams in Copenhagen. There is also a section about the Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aaltoo who has had an enormous impact on modern Scandinavian design.

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

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Macguffin 4: The Sink

Isbn 24058203
Publisher Macguffin
Idea code 17165
EUR 16.45

The biannual design and crafts magazine featuring remarkable stories about ordinary things returns with its fourth instalment – this time dedicated to the sink. An object that speaks volumes about who we are and how we live, the sink’s many alluring manifestations are featured here in a variety of ways. Some surprising sink typologies make an appearance, from inox sinks to kommunalka sinks, plus specialised sinks for pathologists, babies, and more. Inside, a short story by prize-winning author Kira Wuck, a series of photos of stainless steel sinks by Scheltens & Abbenes, writings about kitchenettes, and an intriguing photo essay about Suriname Jungle Sinks by Viviane Sassen.

216 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, English

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