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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 2 October 2017
AV Monographs 197-198: Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Isbn 9788469745854
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 17458
EUR 60.80

The magazine’s third instalment devoted to Renzo Piano Building Workshop covers the studio’s output over the last decade through a selection of twenty works and ten projects. It also presents a conversation between Renzo Piano and Luis Fernández-Galiano, in which the former takes stock of his career from its beginnings, plus an essay by Lorenzo Ciccarelli explaining the office’s working method. The volume concludes with a collection of ten previously published texts from the last twenty-five years by editor Fernández-Galiano, dealing with the role of construction, the importance of context and scale, and the relationship with art in the work of Renzo Piano Building Workshop.

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

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50 Urban Blocks

Isbn 9788461794362
Publisher A+t Architecture Publishers
Idea code 17305
EUR 32.20

This set of cards contains 50 examples of how to design an urban block. Each card proposes a possible urban form along with measurements and density data, including floor plans, sun exposure, coverage, and both the built and occupied floor area per storey. Units are provided in feet and metres, and axonometric diagrams offer a clear visual supplement to the data, illustrating the various spatial arrangements. With so many types of urban blocks gathered in a single, easy-to-use format, the set offers inspiration for architects, designers, and urbanists everywhere.

55 , ills colour, 8 x 13 cm, sheet, Spanish/English

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Urban Challenges, Resilient Solutions: Design Thinking For The Future Of Urban Regions

Isbn 9789492095336
Publisher Trancity*valiz
Idea code 17465
EUR 27.50

The future of humanity is urban. We are facing major problems such as climate change, social inequality, large-scale migration, and resource depletion. Cities (and those who 'make' the city) play an important role in addressing these problems. In Urban Challenges, Resilient Solutions the 'Future Urban Regions Lectorate' offers designers, their commissioners and (local) governments new models and ideas to deal with healthy urban development. Illustrated by more than fifty case studies and global examples, this book offers a toolkit for those interested in implementing research by design and healthy urban regions.

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

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Marjan Teeuwen - Destroyed House

Isbn 9789492095374
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 17415
EUR 30.35

Marjan Teeuwen creates large-scale architectural installations in buildings that are subsequently demolished following her interventions. She disrupts the materials of construction and structure and builds new artistic images in which floors are tilted, walls are removed, and stacks of debris either run rampant or are painstakingly ordered into architectural sculptures. Constructive forces go hand in hand with destruction and decay in Teeuwen’s work. This book presents several installations from her ‘Destroyed House’ series, including the recent project ‘Destroyed House Gaza’. By choosing to work in occupied territory, Teeuwen allows the socio-political context to penetrate her method.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 33 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Bicycle Landscape

Isbn 9789462083875
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17463
EUR 51.35

Yorit Kluitman cycled through all 388 municipalities in the Netherlands, photographing the landscape between them in absence of people and buildings. This book presents his tour as a cross section of the ordered, strangely artificial Dutch landscape. Driven by a fascination for the organised, graphical structure of open space and the apparently two-dimensional world that encompasses the nation’s urban areas, Kluitman has deconstructed this landscape as part of a five-year study in collaboration with Vereniging Deltametropool. With contributions by various specialists such as landscape architect Adriaan Geuze to former Rijksmuseum director Wim Pijbes.

288 p, ills colour & bw, hb, Dutch/English

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Renzo Piano Before Renzo Piano

Isbn 9788822901316
Publisher Quodlibet
Idea code 17444
EUR 35.35

Authored by Lorenzo Ciccarelli, the first scholar with access to the Renzo Piano Foundation archives, this book explores the world-renowned architect’s formative years, prior to the major achievement of the Centre Pompidou. Although this striking success has long tended to overshadow his earlier series of radical and innovative experimental structures, it is precisely this formative period which is fundamental to understanding the genesis of his subsequent work and his unceasing interest in industrial design. The engaging stories found in this book are an essential instrument in illuminating and reinterpreting the architect with previously unpublished archival material.

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

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AV Proyectos 081: Dossier Dominique Perrault

Isbn 1697493X
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 17385
EUR 11.70

'AV Proyectos 81' devotes its dossier to the Paris-based studio of Dominique Perrault, showing recent proposals in France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and South Korea that retain the character of prominent works of his, like the National Library of France, the Velodrom in Berlin, and the Caja Mágica in Madrid. The issue also takes stock of five international competitions won by Spanish architects. Paredes Pedrosa, Nieto Sobejano, MGM, José María Sánchez García, and Ecosistema Urbano have capped the first prize in recent competitions held in Morocco, France, Switzerland, and the United States.

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

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A+U 563 08:17 Glass Facades

Isbn 4910019730873
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 17456
EUR 28.55

Modern glass facades are technically demanding and fascinating in design. Glass as a building material has diverse characteristics, even contrary on occasion, and architects are increasingly using the high design potential of fully glazed facades in representative building projects outside of the typical office typology. An essay by Christian Schittich opens an exploration of this transformative element of architecture through fourteen works designed by as many architects. Projects range from a Shanghai tea house by Atelier Deshaus and Mikkelsen Arkitekter’s Rambøll Headquarters in Copenhagen, to works by Atelier Kempe Thill, Wiel Arets, Pezo von Ellrichshausen, more.

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

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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 562 07:17 Melancholy & Dwelling - Contemporary Houses In Denmark

Isbn 4910019730774
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 17455
EUR 28.55

Architect Lise Juel expresses how “Melancholy as a concept has been a useful perspective in understanding artists and artworks, but it remains underexposed in the field of architecture.” And yet, she continues, this is “not melancholic in its negative sense, but in the sense of a thoughtful and pensive approach to life.” Seventeen houses in Denmark are featured in this issue, along with more than a dozen architectural offices that in turn reflect this melancholic perspective through their work, key to understanding Danish architectural practice, both traditionally and in the present. With work by Jeppe Utzon, LETH & GORI, Primus Architects, Atelier Lise Juel, and more.

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

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A+U June 2017 Special Issue: Kpf - Innovation

Isbn 4910019740674
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 17424
EUR 45.65

KPF is described as a unified architecture and planning practice focused on the design of buildings of all types and scales, in all geographic regions. This special issue illuminates the New York-based firm through its structure and practice, which is based on collaboration and the synergistic interaction and sharing of ideas at many levels. KPF is organised to ensure the delivery of some of the world’s largest and most complex projects, yet still retains a fluid internal structure to allow exploration and innovation through the intermingling of varied perspectives and expertise. Featuring profiles of major projects such as Hudson Yards, Infinity Tower, Sixty London, Hysan Place, and others.

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

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Ja 107 Autumn 2017: Space In Detail

Isbn 9784786902888
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 17445
EUR 26.20

This special issue introduces the details in 37 recent projects by Japanese architects, with the aim of examining the spatiality of architecture that emerges. Each project is described by its architect, who relates how the intentions of design are instilled in the details. The works are then more physically presented with detail drawings, in which the traces of the architect’s hand remains, as well as photographs of their realisation. Included in the range of featured buildings are shops, museums, houses, sports facilities, and more. Among these are works by Shigeru Ban, Jun Aoki, Atelier Bow-Wow, FT Architects, Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima, Kengo Kuma, and many others.

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

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Jutakutokushu 2017:08 Special Issue The Japanese House Architecture And Life After 1945

Isbn 4910149060871
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 17417
EUR 45.65

Since the end of World War II the Japanese have experienced far-reaching social and environmental changes encompassing the post-war recovery period, rapid economic growth, the bubble economy and its collapse, and natural disasters. Commissioned by individual homeowners, Japanese architects have responded in turn by offering potential solutions for social issues, as well as ideas for new ways of living, via the small-scale architecture of the house. This book presents 75 houses designed by over 50 architects, divided into thirteen themes, from “Earthy Concrete” and “Play” to “Redefining the Gap”. Richly detailed with more than 400 models, plans, and photographs.

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

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Linkeroever Across The River

Isbn 9789492567024
Publisher Vlaams Architectuur Instituut
Idea code 17422
EUR 26.20

For many of Antwerp’s inhabitants, the Linkeroever is unknown territory. From the banks of the Scheldt, the opposite side of the river appears as a series of high-rises hovering over a green strip. City architect Christian Rapp launched an international ideas competition in 2016, with the ambition to address the Linkeroever as an object of design research and to encourage debate on the importance of this “separate” part of the city for the whole of Antwerp. The competition sought images that offer a vision of the future of the city, now published in a book which takes this initiative as a starting point for examining larger questions about the state of urban development and design today.

208 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 26 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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A State Beyond The State - Shenzhen And The Transformation Of Urban China

Isbn 9789462083493
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17419
EUR 41.10

Supported by numerous interviews and primary data, this book points out the threats posed by typical large-scale projects of single SOEs (Stateowned enterprises), and further shows alternative development potentials that match the long-term socioeconomic demand, by learning from self-evolving SOE areas shaped by the combined forces of various public and private stakeholders. Since China’s 1980s economic reform, the ubiquitous semi-marketized SOEs have established themselves as immovable landholders in the urban landscape. To improve our understanding of the Chinese SOE urbanism, Ting Chen made a first-hand account and evaluation of various SOEs’ urban performances and the differing socioeconomic influences of SOE land transformations.

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

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C3 33rd Anniversary Special: Korean Architecture Diverse Perspectives Beyond A Century

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 17428
EUR 38.65

With this anniversary edition the magazine explores diverse perspectives on Korean architecture and how it has evolved over the past century until today. Korea’s remarkable economic growth from the 1960s through the 1980s has placed it among the ranks of today’s most advanced nations, also in terms of its architecture. Young architects in the 1990s furthered the burgeoning social movement, as architecture was utilised to communicate a changing civic consciousness. Study abroad also brought new insights and experimentation, and a recognition of buildings from the modern era as cultural heritage has raised awareness of Korean architecture internationally in the 21st century.

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

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The Noise Landscape - A Spatial Exploration Of Airports And Cities

Isbn 9789462083554
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17418
EUR 51.35

The expansive areas around large airports, affected by noise, infrastructure, and transient forms of architecture, have until now not been researched as a phenomenon. But these noise landscapes are emerging worldwide, often surpassing the neighbouring city in size, and sometimes rivalling it in economic importance. On the basis of eight European case studies (Amsterdam, Zurich, London-Heathrow, Frankfurt, Munich, Madrid, and the two Paris airports) this book provides the first account of how these landscapes emerged as the result of technical determinations, what is taking place in them, and how they can be interpreted. The book is the outcome of several years of research by the chair of Kees Christiaanse at the ETH Zurich.

272 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, hb, English

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Baroque Magic And Its Reflections

Isbn 9789526073415
Publisher Aalto University
Idea code 17405
EUR 37.65

Published by Aalto University on the occasion of the autumn 2013 Wickberg Lectures, this volume comprises writings by specialists in the fields of art and architecture about the international Baroque and its reflections in architecture today. From means of expression in Baroque architecture and modifications of its forms as a bridge to postmodernism, to how “baroque” motifs are manifested in works by ALA Architects and other recent Finnish architecture, it addresses the magical enchantment that encounters with the Baroque can offer to the beholder. With contributions by Paolo Portoghesi, Juho Grönholm, Simo Paavilainen, Juha Leiviskä, and Antonello Alici, among others.

340 p, ills colour, 17 x 23 cm, pb, Finnish/English

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Sow Design Seed In Your Mind: 5 Vols In Box

Isbn 9788968010606
Publisher Damdi
Idea code 17401
EUR 82.95

This five-volume set from Damdi focuses on projects that demonstrate the designer’s application of problem-solving methods. The diagram becomes a new realm of its own (‘I am Diagram’), the field of architecture is no longer limited to static objects in the wireless age (‘We are Nomad’), architecture is the will of an epoch translated into spaces that are not finished until they are used (‘Storytelling about Interior’), architects make both spaces and things that are used in those spaces (‘Lifestyle Design’), and designers speak freely about who they are and what they do (‘Dear my Architect’). Boldly designed and colourfully illustrated, each volume presents an inspirational offering.

560 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 15 cm, pb, Korean/English

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Log 40

Isbn 9780990735281
Publisher Anyone Corporation
Idea code 17394
EUR 16.80

This instalment considers the legacy and current status of architectural images from radically different vantages, in Brett Steele’s anecdotal discourse on a 1983 painting by Zaha Hadid, John May’s dissection of ‘architecture after imaging’, and Hana Gründler’s exploration of the ethical implications of drawing borderlines. Also featured, commentary by V. Mitch McEwen on David Adjaye’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Elisabetta Terragni on OMA’s Fondazione Prada. Other items include writings on architecture by Hubert Damisch, Mark Foster Gage’s objection to indifference, and observations on public art and preservation in Brooklyn.

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

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Arcades Of The World

Isbn 9784861525773
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 17398
EUR 17.60

Beginning with the famed old arcades of the European continent, this book journeys around the globe to the United Kingdom, Turkey, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, and North America in search of the best examples of the typology. Having first appeared in Italy and France in the 19th century, these shopping spaces with high, vaulted glass roofs that protect from the elements continue to appreciated by pedestrians in many other parts of the world today. Gathered here are highly appealing architectural structures that enhance people’s everyday experience of strolling or window shopping in the city.

160 p, ills colour, 13 x 19 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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