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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 14 August 2017
El Croquis: RCR Arquitectes 1998 - 2012

Isbn 9788488386977
Publisher El Croquis
Idea code 17395
EUR 108.75

This special issue combines previous features on RCR Arquitectes. Active since 1998 and winners the 2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Catalan studio’s principles, Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramón Vilalta, have together developed a radical type of architecture that is both stylistically and physically grounded in its local context, as well as committed to nature. Its influences, however, are global, and although the firm has won many awards prior to the Pritzker, they were relatively unknown compared to other finalists. Key themes include connections between indoor and outdoor spaces, the passing of time, structure and materiality, and the dematerialisation of spaces.

608 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 34 cm, hb, Spanish/English

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A.mag 11: Bechter Zaffignani/ Innauer Matt/ Bernardo Bauer

Isbn 9788469743553
Publisher A.mag Editorial Sl
Idea code 17341
EUR 38.60

This instalment focuses on three Austrian practices which together symbolise an architecture that, at its essence, remains mindful to the surrounding context. Featuring works on different scales offering solutions to various functions and programmes, the projects represent a common ability to bring together local materials, traditional practices, and contemporary forms. Most examples are of smaller dimensions, with many being individual residences, and a number have been produced on tight budgets and with restrictive sites or regulations. Through careful materialisation and expression, each of these offices aptly demonstrates the strengths of Austrian architecture today.

208 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, Portuguese/English/German

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A+U 561 06:17 De Vylder Vinck Tailleu

Isbn 4910019730675
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 17379
EUR 29.80

This issue examines works by architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, a practice based in Ghent which has increasingly gained international appreciation in recent years. With projects characterised by intervention and revitalisation, and that at times might seem kitsch or surrealistic, the office prefers to emphasise the stories that connect people and things to buildings, rather than provide objective, primary information. Seventeen works are introduced where the building’s own story is retold and developed, whether through a new addition, changed facade, or alternative approach to the existing space. With essays by Jan De Vylder, Gideon Boie, and Seng Kuan and Angela Pang.

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

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A+U 560 2017:05 Emerging Architects In Usa

Isbn 4910019730576
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 17378
EUR 28.55

Architecture in the United States has faced sweeping changes over the last twenty years, brought on by trends such as digital design, globalisation, and social design. Members of each the six featured practices have experienced these shifts in their formative years. Perhaps owing to improved accessibility of information and networking, their approach to architecture seems different from previous generations. While pursuing their own interests and affinities, they share a collective consciousness, form networks, and collaborate with peers in the same or different fields. With Office Kovacs, Bureau Spectacular, The LADG, Ellie Abrons, Mark Foster Gage Architects, and Young & Ayata.

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

AV Monographs 196: Carlos Jimenez 30 Years, 30 Works

Isbn 9788469740743
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 17332
EUR 35.05

From his first buildings completed in Houston, Texas, in the 1980s and ’90s, which earned him international recognition, Carlos Jiménez’s architecture has evolved to address different scales and programmes. Yet at the same time his vision has maintained an attention to context, interest in typological research, and a pursuit of total complicity with the client. Covering three decades of work, this monograph is illustrated with the architect’s sketches and photographs by Paul Hester. Starting from the Carlos Jiménez Studio, an ongoing project begun in 1983 and also the architect’s professional studio, all of the featured projects are in the United States, with many in Houston.

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

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Arquitectura Viva 195: Memorials

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 17330
EUR 18.70

Remembering the dead may have been the very first purpose of architecture, and this function survives in the mementoes built as reminders of 20th-century wars and genocides. Eduardo Prieto gives a history of modern memorials, followed by coverage of six recent works commemorating battles and slaughters of the last hundred years or so, among them: the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette Memorial in France, built on the occasion of the centenary of World War I, the Katyn Museum in Warsaw, which recalls the slaying of Polish military officials in 1940, and the Space of Memory in Lima, which honors those killed by terrorism in Perú during the last two decades of the century.

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

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Arquitectura Viva 196: Senior Housing

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 17331
EUR 18.70

Consumerist society has made old age invisible, but our elders are demanding decent habitats and there are more and more proposals for ways to address their needs, from the adapted house to collective residences through assisted living. Here are six examples in different parts of the world, amongst others: the care home in Aldeamayor de San Martín (Spain) by Óscar M. Ares, the house for older couples in Alcabideche (Portugal) by Huedes Cruz, the nursing home in Graz (Austria) by Dietger Wissounig Architekten, the care home in Wingene (Belgium) by Sergison Bates, which reinterprets traditional materials, and the nursing care dwelling in Ike (Japan) by Issei Suma.

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

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Oase 98: Narrating Urban Landscape

Isbn 9789462083547
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17376
EUR 20.50

'OASE 98' explores the historical foundation of the concept of narration in reading and designing the urban landscape, in search of the relevance of narrative methods to today’s practice. This issue presents a new angle on the work of (landscape) architects and urban planners of the 1960s and 1970s (Edmund Bacon, Kevin Lynch, and Jacques Simon) and of today (Günter Vogt, Anke Schmidt, and Bas Smets), and sheds light on recent experiments in academia. 'OASE 98' presents narration as a means with which to reposition design and the designer as a mediator between the expert and the inhabitant, addressing issues such as bodily experience, sociospatial fragmentation, and participation.

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

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Zaha Hadid In Italy

Isbn 9788822900999
Publisher Quodlibet
Idea code 17362
EUR 22.10

Zaha Hadid’s success is no doubt linked to her capacity to build images of remarkable power. This volume, published with an exhibition at MAXXI, is not just a tribute to the great architect. Instead, she is portrayed in terms of her relationship with Italy and interest in its culture. The dynamic inspirations of the Baroque period in Rome, the kaleidoscopic visions of Futurism, and the experimental research of Luigi Moretti and Pier Luigi Nervi are just some of the explicit references in her work. Moreover, it is precisely the plastic use of concrete – tested by Italian engineers during the post-war years and since abstracted – that is manifested in her architecture, in Italy and elsewhere.

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

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Villages And Towns 4: Italy (Siena, San Gimignano, Assisi)

Isbn 9784871404570
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 17390
EUR 38.95

These 10 volumes of 'Villages and Towns' series are the result of 10 years of preparation by Yukio Futagawa. This instalment of ‘Villages and Towns’ explores Medieval hill towns in Italy; Siena, San Gimignano, and Assisi.

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

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C3 391: Wood More Than Wood

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 17391
EUR 28.00

This edition presents two themes: wood and small-scale residential solutions. The first addresses wood as an age-old construction material, focusing on its ‘biotechnology’ aspects and intrinsic characteristics. It features eleven recent wood buildings by offices such as Ateliers Jean Nouvel, White Arkitekter, and Graham Baba Architects. The second theme looks at designs for smaller housing spaces and dwellings that are somehow related to the notion of temporary use, in answer to today’s urban lifestyle and introducing flexibility, new sharing systems, and a more communitarian way of life. It highlights projects by Pereda Pérez Arquitectos, EZZO, Arqmov Workshop, and more.

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

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GA Houses 153

Isbn 9784871402057
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 17393
EUR 29.20

‘GA Houses’ documents outstanding new residential architecture from all over the world. With projects by Aires Mateus, Kengo Kuma, Ken Yokogawa, Hirataka Kidosaki, Fran Silvestre, Yo Shimada, Shigeru Fuse, and Takashi Fujino.

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

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Eileen Gray Intimate Architecture

Isbn 9782373820072
Publisher Hyx Editions
Idea code 17357
EUR 16.60

Eileen Gray was one of the most emblematic figures of the art deco and modernist movements, having developed a new and intimate form of architecture over her 50-year career. Through her projects, and with great independence with regard to her contemporaries and critics, she anticipated the eternal movement of sensitivities, optimising the relation between space and furniture, defying conventions and uses, and advocating a return to emotion. This monograph is published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Centre Pompidou. The book features and illustrates many of Gray’s designs and interiors, with essays by Cloé Pitiot, Renaud Barrés, and Tim Benton.

64 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, hb, French/English

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Briefing For Buildings - A Practical Guide For Clients And Their Design Teams

Isbn 9789082347913
Publisher Icop
Idea code 17371
EUR 30.35

Every building project should start with the development of a brief. A good brief clearly explains what the client wants from the project and provides the design team with the information and inspiration it needs to design a successful building. Moreover, the brief functions a framework for quality management during the project. Authored by Juriaan van Meel and Kjersti Bjørkeng Størdal, this book provides the guidance needed to develop high-performance briefs. Using clear language, it succinctly explains the briefing process, various briefing techniques, and the topics that should be addressed. Also included in the book are examples, checklists, and practical suggestions.

168 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 24 cm, pb, English

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The Wasted City Approaches To Circular City Making

Isbn 9789492095312
Publisher Trancity*valiz
Idea code 17250
EUR 23.15

Traditional cities of the global north are Wasted Cities: urban settlements where it is difficult to develop circular systems on a mainstream basis. The truly Circular City is utopian, an idealized vision for cities where nothing is wasted. The urgency and ambition to create such sustainable urban futures is stronger than ever before. 'Beyond the Wasted City' offers tools and strategies helping urban professionals, academics, students and citizens bring the discourse and practice of circular city making forward.

164 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Yoonkyung Rho: Wooridongin Architects Inc

Isbn 9791195678686
Publisher Nemo Factory
Idea code 17382
EUR 110.55

Trained as an architect and landscape architect in Seoul, YoonKyung Rho founded WooriDongin Architects in 1994. Besides leading his own practice, he currently acts as a public architect for the city of Seoul. This monographic volume presents a comprehensive overview of projects over the past two decades, including both major built works and a number prizewinning competition designs. Notable among these are the MongWoo Youth Centre (2002), the University of Seoul Music Hall (2012), Magok Central Plaza (2013), and Donghwa-dong Culture Park (2016). Exhaustively illustrated, the book offers reflections on the relationship between nature and architecture.

390 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 26 cm, hb, Korean/English

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