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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 11 May 2017
El Croquis 189: Alfredo Paya, Toni Girones, Jose Maria Sanchez Garcia

Isbn 9788488386953
Publisher El Croquis
Idea code 17231
EUR 58.75

José María Sánchez García, Alfredo Payá, and Toni Gironès are the subjects of this triple focus on young Spanish architects. Although based in different cities and regions, they all launched their careers in the 21st century, and each has since built notable projects throughout Spain and its territories. Each architect’s profile includes a biography, a conversation with the architect, an essay by the architect, and several examples of built works. Gain insight on these three architects and recent highlights from the Spanish architecture scene, including the Rowing Pavilion in Alange, the Ibiza and Formentera Music and Dance Conservatory, and the Climate Museum in Lleida.

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

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AV Monographs 195: Shigeru Ban - Social Beauty

Isbn 9788461795697
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 17203
EUR 35.05

From a minimal shelter for emergency situations to large cultural facilities, like the just inaugurated La Seine Musicale in Paris, Shigeru Ban has designed a broad range of projects that reconcile technical inventiveness, aesthetic sensibility, and social commitment. Number 195 of AV Monographs reflects the multi-faceted character of the Japanese master – Pritkzer Prize laureate of 2014 –, with a selection of twenty works classified in four sections that take stock of his main lines of work: ‘Material Ecology,’ ‘Domestic Innovation,’ ‘Emergency Projects,’ and ‘Sustainable Grids.’ The introductory texts of the monograph are signed by Ban himself and by the expert Riichi Miyake.

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

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RCR Arquitectes - Complete Works

Isbn 9788461795307
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 17240
EUR 52.60

Shunning the spotlight by choice, from their outlying studio of Olot, the laureates of this year’s Pritzker Prize have worked together for thirty years developing an architecture that is radical in its language yet anchored to its context and committed to nature. On the occasion of the concession of this prestigious award, Arquitectura Viva presents ‘RCR arquitectes. Complete Works 1988-2017’. The book includes 40 of the studio’s most important works, including suggestive and personal ones like Pedra Tosca Park, Horizonte House, and the Bell-lloc Winery, all in Catalonia, and also completions outside Spain, like the Soulages Museum and La Cuisine Centre in France, or the Hofheide Crematorium and Walse Krook Media Library in Belgium.

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

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Alvaro Siza Architectural Guide: Built Projects

Isbn 9789899846289
Publisher A+a Books
Idea code 17217
EUR 37.60

This guide offers the possibility of getting to know the works of Álvaro Siza, Pritzker laureate in 1992. From his early works on he was recognised as an architect who followed a route still under-explored in the context of the Modern Movement, revealing his longing for form and a global understanding of the work itself and its surroundings. The guide 'Álvaro Siza: Projects Built in Portugal' will provide the user with a route of all the works built in his own country, selected by the architect himself, and presented with texts and drawings, accompanied by overlapping colour photographs.

240 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 18 cm, pb, Portuguese/English

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Alvaro Siza: A Pool On The Beach

Isbn 9789899846234
Publisher A+a Books
Idea code 17216
EUR 39.00

Álvaro Siza’s 'Tidal Swimming Pool' has been highlighted by critics as a significant mark in the architect’s career, from a time when he had still not reached full international notoriety. The 60s witnessed the design and construction of this building, which was to be of service to the general public, providing a better enjoyment of the sea and the sun at the beach of Leça da Palmeira. From a simple program for a saltwater tank, Álvaro Siza produced a set of spaces that lead the bather from the coastal road to the rocks on the sea, on a course that enhances the relationship between what is artificial and what is natural. With an extensive presentation of design statements, drawings, and photographs and an essay by Michel Toussaint.

104 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 25 cm, pb, Portuguese/English

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De Gestiek Van De Architectuur. Een Leerboek Hedendaags Manierisme

Isbn 9789491444340
Publisher Artez Press
Idea code 17207
EUR 35.50

Veel hedendaagse architectuur kenmerkt zich door een grote beweeglijkheid. Architecten stellen hierbij in plaats van de ruimte het vlak centraal. Vloeren veranderen in wanden en gaan over in daken. Gevels verspringen en ontwikkelen een eigen diepte. Architectuur als metamorfose. Frans Sturkenboom noemt dit ‘gebarende architectuur’, ofwel ‘gestiek van de architectuur’. Dit boek laat zien dat deze hedendaagse tendens in de architectuur voortkomt uit het historische maniërisme, dat ook de beweging en de textuur van een bouwwerk voorop stelde.

272 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 24 cm, pb, Dutch

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Architecture In The Netherlands Yearbook 2016/17

Isbn 9789462083530
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17223
EUR 41.10

Architecture in the Netherlands has been an indispensable reference work for anyone interested or professionally involved in Dutch architecture for 30 years. The Yearbook is Dutch architecture’s international calling card. The threeperson editorial team selects noteworthy projects that were completed in the past year and describes major developments that affect Dutch architecture, with particular attention to commissionership, architecture policy and projects that have achieved spectacular results with limited resources. With a special contribution by Oliver Wainwright (architecture and design critic of The Guardian) on Dutch architecture as an export product.

194 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Socialist Architecture - The Reappearing Act

Isbn 9783941644922
Publisher The Green Box
Idea code 17222
EUR 13.45

'Socialist Architecture – The Reappearing Act' is a cooperation between the architect Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss and the photographer Armin Linke. Since 2009, Jovanovic Weiss and Linke are documenting the current state of selected places of socialistic architecture in the former Yugoslavia. After the disappearing of Yugoslavia, the inherited architecture often remained empty, in a kind of limbo between reutilisation and modern archaeological ruin. This documentation considered this indecisiveness in the five emerging democracies and investigates the relative impact on the spatial perception and the fate of the former ideological architecture of Yugoslavia.

80 p, ills colour & bw, 12 x 18 cm, pb, English

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Baukuh Casa Della Memoria

Isbn 9788887071665
Publisher A&m Bookstore
Idea code 17155
EUR 44.20

The House of Memory is the architectural symbol of a historical and civil consciousness characteristic of Milan. Its construction was supported by the municipality in order to provide headquarters for the principal associations involved in keeping alive the memory of the Resistance, the Liberation, and the foundation of the Italian Republic. Comprising essays and numerous architectural drawings, plus photographs by Stefano Graziani, this book describes in detail how a public work was funded using resources deriving from an urban intervention of a private nature while respecting both history and context, and developed and realised through a participatory approach.

120 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 26 cm, hb, Italian/English

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Arquitectura Viva 194: Minor Surgery

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 17204
EUR 18.70

Remains of the past tend to be treated as venerable legacies, even as objects of worship, but sometimes they can have a second practical life through changes of purpose, as exemplified by twelve Spanish works: the Church of Vilanova de la Barca (Lleida) by AleaOlea, the Monastery of San Juan in Burgos by BSA, a chapel in Jarandilla de la Vera (Cáceres) by Héctor F. Elorza and Manuel Fernández, the palace of Betxi (Castellón) by El Fabricante de Esferas, a cistern in Barcelona by Archikubik and Enllaç Architectònic, houses within the town wall of Oropesa (Toledo) by Paredes Pedrosa, and more.

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

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AV Proyectos 079: Dossier Jean Nouvel

Isbn 1697493X
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 17205
EUR 11.70

This issue devotes its dossier to the French architect Jean Nouvel, with a selection of the latest international projects on which the studio is currently working, to be built in Belgium, Holland, China, India, Brazil, and France. Also included some of the emblematic stations – designed by BIG, Kengo Kuma, EMBT and Dominique Perrault – of the Grand Paris Express: a completely automated metro network that will connect the complete Île-de-France (Parisian Region), including its three airports and ten business areas. And a new construction section focuses on the key features of eight buildings, all of them made of wood.

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

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Designs In Iron Of The City Of Tehran

Isbn 9786001522345
Publisher Nazar Publishing
Idea code 17146
EUR 28.25

Researched and compiled by Mostafa Hamidi, this look at iron doors and window frames in the city of Tehran focuses on buildings erected from the late 1920s until the early ’70s. Knowing that architecture is a mirror of social and cultural transformation, he intends to raise awareness for the conservation of a specific vernacular based on a combination of Iranian and Western forms. The variety of patterns is impressive and completely modern in comparison with the regular compositions of the previous era, yet the Iranian-Arabesque contours can still be easily traced. Richly illustrated, it offers a fascinating history of shifting architectural trends in Tehran through the 20th century.

116 p, ills colour, 23 x 22 cm, pb, Persian/English

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