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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 4 July 2017
El Croquis 190: RCR Arquitectes 2012/17

Isbn 9788488386960
Publisher El Croquis
Idea code 17329
EUR 75.05

Based in Catalonia and the 2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureates, Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramón Vilalta have developed a radical type of architecture that is both stylistically and physically grounded in its local context as well as committed to nature. Key themes in the work of RCR Arquitectes include connections between indoor and outdoor spaces, the passing of time, structure and materiality, and the dematerialisation of spaces. This instalment covers more than 20 recent projects from around the globe. Highlights include Enigma restaurant in Barcelona, De Krook Library in Ghent, Soulages Museum in Rodez, Dubai’s Muraba Residences, and more.

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

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A+T 48 Complex Buildings. Generators, Linkers, Mixers & Storytellers

Isbn 9788469732618
Publisher A+t Architecture Publishers
Idea code 17289
EUR 26.95

This first issue in the ‘Complex Buildings’ series contains projects and articles by a diverse group of international designers and architects, among them, Urban Think Tank, Studio Muoto, Bruther, NL Architects, Bel, Flores Prats, Maio, V+, De Smet Vermeulen, and JaJa. To help define and investigate the complex condition of the hybrid project, which is often a mixed-use building or architectural solution that seeks to revitalise the urban context while improving spatial efficiency, the featured works are accompanied by historical references.

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

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Floor Plan Manual

Isbn 9783909928415
Publisher Hochparterre
Idea code 17304
EUR 59.70

This imposing, densely packed volume features no less than 62 architectural competitions and 570 project proposals. Not just a compilation of floor plans from award-winning residential projects in Zurich between 1999 and 2015, it also documents a wide range of innovative floor plan types. The designs both challenge and develop established or orthodox layouts, while also promoting the examination of unconventional and creative concepts in order to test their suitability and function. In this way, with its more than 1200 floor plans, the compendium invites the reader to discover diverse approaches to envisioning space for living.

1350 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Archiprix 2017 The Best Dutch Graduation Projects Architecture, Urbanism, Landscape Architecture

Isbn 9789462083561
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17327
EUR 30.00

Every year the Dutch institutions teaching architecture, urban design and landscape architecture select their best final-year projects. The crop is unfailingly rich and varied and reflects the ambitions of a new generation of designers ready to take on every imaginable design task that comes its way. Archiprix 2016 introduces the latest wave of fledgling design talent. Archiprix is well-known at home and abroad as a platform for promising architects, urban designers and landscape architects. Not just clients, employers and schools, but also the organizers of competitions and workshops are becoming increasingly adept at locating gifted ‘designers in the making’ as presented by Archiprix.

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

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Velotopia - The Production Of Cyclespace

Isbn 9789462083523
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17326
EUR 25.65

The Dutch use cycling in combination with trains to connect regions. Other nations are using cycling to make historical city centres liveable again. But what if cycling became the key organizing principle for urban growth and the design of new buildings? See how the most connected future cities will be those that put cycling before walking and public transport and see why such cities would not only be healthy and green, but fairer and more accessible than the cities we know. This is a book for all those shaping cities and buildings (designers, planners, students, advocates, etcetera) who sense a bigger potential for cycling. Dr Steven Fleming is an architectural theorist and historian and a leading international figure in bicycle urbanism.

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

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A+U 559 17:04: MVRDV Files 3 Project 230-700

Isbn 4910019730477
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 17296
EUR 28.55

This issue is the third in a series devoted to the work of MVRDV, following previous editions in 2002 and 2007. The projects are organised by project numbers which correspond to their starting dates. Established in 1993, this Dutch firm has completed a number of world-famous buildings over the past decade. A few were featured in the second volume while still in the planning phase. Presenting 37 projects, plus interviews with each of the office’s three principles, this issue explores some of their most visionary work to date. Included are Rotterdam’s Market Hall, a Dutch library called Book Mountain, Seoul Skygarden, Balancing Barn, Roskilde’s Ragnarock, and more.

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

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GA Document 142: International 2017

Isbn 9784871402378
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 17349
EUR 32.80

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 projects by Aires Mateus, Tadao Ando, Steven Hoo, MVRDV, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, UNStudio, Jean Nouvel, Christian Kerez, and many others.

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

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GA Document 141: Herzog & De Meuron, Gehry, Siza, Aires Mateus Etc

Isbn 9784871402361
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 17299
EUR 32.80

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 Herzog & de Meuron, Frank O. Gehry, Aires Mateus, OMA, Álvaro Siza, and Selgascano.

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

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GA Houses 152

Isbn 9784871402040
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 17298
EUR 29.20

‘GA Houses’ documents outstanding new residential architecture from all over the world. With projects by Hideyuki Nakayama, Erika Nakagawa, Yo Shimada, Tomohiro Hata, Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architekten, Ryue Nishizawa, and more.

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

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Ja 106 Towards A New Urban House

Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 17316
EUR 26.20

This special issue features proposals for contemporary houses that turn toward the city, organised around two axes: houses that connect things, and houses that are thrown out into the city. What they have in common is that, instead of regarding the house as actor and the city as background, both are viewed from a single approach. This issue explores how a redefinition of the urban order in Japan since the turn of the century has led to a transition for both houses and architecture from static to dynamic. Featuring more than a dozen homes and residential projects by a range of architects, including Go Hasegawa, Takahashi Ippei, Erika Nakagawa, Ryue Nishizawa, and others.

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

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Xtu Architects: La Cite Du Vin

Isbn 9782373820027
Publisher Hyx Editions
Idea code 17268
EUR 27.65

Located in the Bordeaux region, La Cité du Vin stands out with its bold curves and shape, a landmark of viticulture. With this project, Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières of XTU Architects defined a singular approach, a questioning of the meaning of wine, its origins, and the development of its cultural identity. Between the quay and the former industrial zone of Bordeaux, the building is clearly legible within the city, its double skin a screen upon which the interplay of light and water and a diversity of atmospheres are continuously projected. This richly illustrated monograph presents the project’s progression from design concept through construction to completion.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 26 cm, hb, French/English

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Re:play Architecture

Isbn 9791195678679
Publisher Nemo Factory
Idea code 17339
EUR 35.40

Conceived by the Union of Architecture University in Seoul (UAUS), this book examines the environmental impact of discarding of rubbish, and how architecture can address this issue. The construction industry accounts for roughly a third of all waste. Finding alternatives to the existing forms of redevelopment and reconstruction – involving demolishing and rebuilding – means proposing new uses for these materials as well. The theme of the 5th exhibition of UAUS, “Recycling, Never Wasting Architecture”, gave students from each of the nineteen affiliated universities the opportunity to design and realise pavilions using recycled materials, all of which are documented here.

336 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Korean/English

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The Life And Work Of Thomas Karsten

Isbn 9789461400598
Publisher Architectura & Natura
Idea code 17301
EUR 40.60

Thomas Karsten (1884–1945) was one of a small group of modern Dutch architects who developed their careers in the Dutch East Indies in the first half of the 20th century. Karsten and his contemporaries laid the foundations of modern urban Indonesia, but his work to date has regrettably not received the international prominence it deserves. His contributions to architecture and town planning were extraordinary, including a radical integration, utilising modern architectural and functional principles, of the colonial urban environment with native social and cultural elements. Both a biography and architectural history, this book pays tribute to Karsten’s work and legacy.

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

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Norman Foster - Talking And Writing

Isbn 9788494717901
Publisher Norman Foster Foundation
Idea code 17314
EUR 53.05

'Norman Foster – Talking and Writing' brings together, for the very first time, a selection of Norman Foster’s most seminal lectures and essays. Spanning four decades, the publication is a comprehensive compilation of Foster’s thoughts on architecture, urbanism, design, and technology and also compiles detailed descriptions of the development of some of Foster + Partners’ most influential projects. The publication presents a selection of lectures and essays alongside the original slides used in each of their presentations, spanning from the 1960s to the early 2000’s, in what will surely be a point of reference for students, practitioners, and lovers of architecture for years to come.

306 p, ills bw, 20 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Log 39

Isbn 9780990735274
Publisher Anyone Corporation
Idea code 17288
EUR 16.80

'Log 39' looks at a changed political landscape and an evolving urban environment, offering reflections on architecture and the contemporary city both in the United States and around the world. This issue features incisive commentary by critics and historians on recently completed buildings – from BIG’s VIA 57 West and WORKac’s 93 Reade Street in New York to Herzog & de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg to Archi-Depot, a museum dedicated to architecture models in Tokyo. In addition, Michael Meredith, Valéry Didelon, and Eric Owen Moss contribute writing on the aesthetic of indifference, the history and future of OMA’s 1989 Euralille masterplan, and a pseudo-scripture for architects.

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

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C3 390: A Concrete Renaissance

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 17352
EUR 28.00

This instalment takes a closer look at the “Concrete Renaissance” trending in architecture today, where the increasing popularity of exposed concrete and its versatility as a structural medium are producing some eye-opening compositions. The section features houses by Manolo Ufer, Kubota Architect Atelier, and Office KGDVS, in addition to the Bosjes Chapel in South Africa by Steyn Studio and the U Retreat in Korea by IDMM Architects, among other projects. New residential models for New York City by BIG and Herzog & de Meuron are also presented in this issue, along with a feature on “Recycle and Reuse” that presents four exemplary projects in sustainable development.

216 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 30 cm, pb, Korean/English

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Jeremie Souteyrat - Tokyo No Ie

Isbn 9784861526060
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 17281
EUR 38.50

French photographer Jérémie Souteyrat presents some of the best private houses in his adopted city of Tokyo. A documentary photographer by trade, it was only after moving to Japan that he taught himself how to photograph architecture. His desire to capture the tiny streets of Tokyo led to a personal project where he sought out the most interesting and surprising contemporary houses in the city’s residential neighbourhoods. He spent four years making images of these hidden architectural gems by a range of architects, including firms like Atelier Bow Wow, Go Hasegawa, Sou Fujimoto Architects, Shigeru Ban, and ALX. Includes an interview with Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.

144 p, ills colour, 19 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Ugo La Pietra - Other Cultures

Isbn 9788875706609
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 17355
EUR 16.60

In the sixties and seventies, Ugo La Pietra's design research focused, following critical trends which analysed the social and peripheral aspect of the urban space, on spontaneous material cultures. In 'Other Cultures', his investigation focuses on a specific and circumscribed environment, where architectural peculiarities are created spontaneously: Poetto beach in Cagliari. The review, which consists of a photographic sampling of the summer beach constructions, the "ville", dating back to 1978 and reveals a unique environment that has all but vanished, a spontaneous architecture that observes a cohesive language. The wooden villas along the beach in Cagliari are unique structures which form, as shown inside the book, a real lost architectural alphabet.

60 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Ugo La Pietra - Inside/outside

Isbn 9788875704292
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code
EUR 16.60

“Living is not something that only refers to the private space, but also to the public one,” says Ugo La Pietra. Since the 60s, his artistic research has explored the possibility of breaking down the barriers that rigidly divide the public space from the private space. An idea that he himself has summarized in the motto, “living is being home no matter where you are.” In 'Inside/Outside', La Pietra perseveres in his attempt to create beneficial conflict between these two worlds, bringing elements from the domestic space to the façade of the home. Chairs, table lamps, curtains, chairs, candles: paradigmatic elements from the domestic space become veritable architecture.

64 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Italian/English

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