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New Titles in Architecture, Landscape & Interior Design 19 October 2017
El Croquis 191: Go Hasegawa 2005/2017

Isbn 9788488386984
Publisher El Croquis
Idea code 17496
EUR 58.75

Japan-based Go Hasegawa has found himself increasingly in the spotlight in recent years, a much sought-after younger architect who has built a career through his intensive inquiry on our perception of space, gravity, and time. He challenges pre-existing ideas on largeness/smallness, heaviness/lightness, and newness/oldness, seeking values not previously recognized. His work has explored several building types in addition to the houses for which he is known. This issue gives an in-depth look at Hasegawa’s practice, featuring apartments in Okachimachi, a gazebo in Shanghai, an iced coffee shop in Tokyo, a chapel in Guastalla, a townhouse in Asakusa, and other works.

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

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The Office On The Grass - The Evolution Of The Workplace

Isbn 9788469755358
Publisher A+t Architecture Publishers
Idea code 17481
EUR 22.80

In the digital era the office is ubiquitous, without a defined space or time. Everything can be done at any moment of the day and in any location. Caruso St John Architects and Javier Mozas (a+t research group) attempt to define the character of the contemporary office through paradigm-changing buildings and their sources of inspiration. Edited by Aurora Fernández, this issue includes an illustrated glossary containing significant projects and a time line of the most crucial innovations in the workplace environment in recent years. The publication comprises a selection of content which has previously been published in a+t magazine’s ‘Workforce’ series.

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

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Booming Bamboo

Isbn 9789082755206
Publisher Materia
Idea code 17491
EUR 25.70

'Booming Bamboo' provides a comprehensive overview of the enormous potential of this sustainable resource. Not only for architecture and design but also for a multitude of other applications. After covering the "bamboo basics" (growth, properties, cultural history, industrialisation), the first part of the book introduces the many benefits of bamboo as a fast-growing, renewable resource. The second part presents the various ways in which bamboo can be transformed into many different exciting materials and fabrics.

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

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AV Monographs 199: Pezo Von Ellrichshausen - Geometric Abstraction

Isbn 9788469753309
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 17498
EUR 35.05

Between art and architecture, the work of Mauricio Pezo and Sofía von Ellrichshausen is a consistent mix of geometric, spatial, and structural experimentation, where each piece is conceived as a variation within a series. The introductory text by Fernando Pérez Oyarzun unveils the key aspects of the work of the Chilean architects and their particular way of understanding architecture, and is followed by a chronological journey through 32 works and projects developed since 2002, when they set up their studio in Concepción, 500 kilometers south of Santiago. This itinerary includes the bold prisms of their first houses – which brought them world renown – as well as their latest projects.

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

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AV Monographs 200: Norman Foster - Common Futures

Isbn 9788469753316
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 17500
EUR 35.05

AV devotes this issue to the recent work of Norman Foster, coinciding with the exhibition organised by Fundación Telefónica with the Norman Foster Foundation in Madrid. The texts included deal with the twelve sections of the exhibition, complemented by a biographal profile of the British architect by J. M. Ledgard, an article by Paul Goldberger on the building of the Foundation in Madrid and the architect’s own thoughts on the spirit and objectives of this new institution. The future of building and of technique are analysed in articles by Neri Oxman on Mexico Airport and by Ricky Burdett on the Droneport project. Deyan Sudjic on the SkyCycle and Mohsen Mostafavi on Masdar explore contemporary sustainability and mobility.

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

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Dom Hans Van Der Laan. A House For The Mind

Isbn 9789492567031
Publisher Vlaams Architectuurinstituut
Idea code 17507
EUR 36.00

This manual is an introduction to Dom Hans van der Laan's design methodology, as he applied it to Roosenberg Abbey. Original drawings are combined with explanatory texts. Nine original letters from the architect to the Sisters are included in full length, as well as a series of photographs by Friederike von Rauch, offering an in-depth reading of this building on different levels.

224 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 27 cm, pb, English

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51n4e - Skanderberg Square, Tirana

Isbn 9783944074214
Publisher Ruby Press
Idea code 17505
EUR 29.95

The ambitious transformation of Tirana’s Skanderbeg Square is the result of a collaboration between Belgian architecture office 51N4E, Albanian artist Anri Sala, Belgian environmental designers Plant en Houtgoed, and Albanian project developer iRI. The large-scale project’s challenge was to reshape a high-profile urban space, a central plaza in the nation’s capital city that is representative of this developing young democracy, while deftly addressing the hope and tension that comes with such transitions. This book is a pilot of a forthcoming series called ‘Chapters’, a progressive documentation of the work of 51N4E and its collaborations with related individuals and practices.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, English

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The Civic City In A Nomadic World pb

Isbn 9789462083882
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17514
EUR 35.95

We are in the midst of redesigning the world and all its systems as we witness the biggest mass movement of people, goods, factories, frenzied finance, and ideas in history. Vast flows make the new norm nomadic. Yet there is a yearning for belonging, distinctiveness, and identity as the ‘anytime, anyplace, anywhere’ phenomenon enabled by digitization is changing how we interact with space, place, and time. This is the Civic City. It tries to find a pathway through the major faultlines, dilemmas and potentials of our time – shared lives, inequality, environmental distress, and urban vitality. In this book, the inventor of the "Creative City" concept helps us navigate the evolving urban landscapes and its potential.

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

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Claudy Jongstra

Isbn 9789462083608
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17520
EUR 51.35

Internationally acclaimed Dutch artist Claudy Jongstra creates visceral landscapes of texture and colour. These site specific and often monumental murals and sculptural installations have a strong connection with their physical space. Using a surprising range of natural materials and techniques, Jongstra’s distinctive approach involves a breathtaking inquiry into the mysteries of dye crops and natural pigments from which her intense nuances of colours are crafted. With deep connections with her surroundings as vital elements for the production of her work and sustainability at the center of her philosophy and working process, Jongstra is committed to the preservation and activation of natural and cultural heritage.

180 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 35 cm, pb, English

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Copy Paste - The Badass Architectural Copy Guide

Isbn 9789462081642
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17529
EUR 30.80

New! A new face! A new style! Worldwide, there is talk of a cult of novelty. This is also true in architecture, where architects compete against each other in terms of innovation and originality. The Why Factory does things differently, and in 'Copy Paste', it explores the possibilities of copying in architecture. Isn't it a good idea to ask what someone adds to the existing repertoire and then to evaluate that? In science, it is common to define originality in that respect. This type of attitude seems to be a taboo in architecture. So now the time has come to stop this obsessive pursuit of unique authorship.

420 p, ills colour, 15 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Arquitectura Viva 198: Handmade

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 17501
EUR 19.45

Six Works, Three Continents. Modernity divided into defenders of industry and defenders of traditional crafts, but this dichotomy no longer holds today, when digital technologies and sustainability concerns have reopened the doors of manual skills. This brings great opportunities which the sociologist Richard Sennett discusses in a text that precedes feature of six works located on three continents: the Kulm Hotel in St. Moritz by Norman Foster, the Spinelli Pavilion for migrants in Mannheim by Atelier U20, the Yardhouse in London by Assemble, the Lycée in Koudougou by Francis Kéré, the Quincho in Asunción by Solano Benítez, and the Structures of Landscape in Montana by Ensamble Studio.

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

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Arquitectura Viva 197: On The Waterfront

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 17499
EUR 19.45

Palma, Lisboa, Santander. Places where land ends and sea starts are ambiguous, but this ambiguity is what makes them alluring. Port docks and piers give way to civic and cultural centers that, besides promoting enjoyment of sites that used to turn their backs on cities, are inspiring architectural solutions that make a point of addressing the ever changing and difficult relationship with the vast looking-glass that the ocean is. Each of the three examples featured, has its own strategy for colonizing the coast. They are the Congress Center and Hotel in Palma de Mallorca by Francisco Mangado, the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon by Amanda Levete, and the Botín Centre in Santander by Renzo Piano.

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

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GA Houses 154

Isbn 9784871402064
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 17476
EUR 29.20

‘GA Houses’ documents outstanding new residential architecture from all over the world. With projects by Daisuke Yamashita, Peter Salter, Peter Stutchbury, VeeV Design, Kengo Kuma, Shinchi Ogawa, and a few more.

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

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Changemakers (English Edition Reprint)

Isbn 9789069183022
Publisher Boijmans Van Beuningen
Idea code 17516
EUR 15.40

Published in conjunction with an exhibition at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, this catalogue is about the creative power of change that is needed to face global issues and threats, now more than ever. Based on three key topics that are increasingly urgent in today’s societies – scarcity, conflict, and unanimity – the presentation aims to inspire people to look at these social issues through the eyes of creative thinkers. Projects by some 50 national and international designers and artists are shown, including young luminaries such as Christien Meindertsma, Arne Hendriks, Ruben Pater, and Malkit Shoshan. The publication features all projects, plus several interviews.

204 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 18 cm, pb, English

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Changemakers (Dutch Edition)

Isbn 9789069183015
Publisher Boijmans Van Beuningen
Idea code
EUR 15.40

Published in conjunction with an exhibition at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, this catalogue is about the creative power of change that is needed to face global issues and threats, now more than ever. Based on three key topics that are increasingly urgent in today’s societies – scarcity, conflict, and unanimity – the presentation aims to inspire people to look at these social issues through the eyes of creative thinkers. Projects by some 50 national and international designers and artists are shown, including young luminaries such as Christien Meindertsma, Arne Hendriks, Ruben Pater, and Malkit Shoshan. The publication features all projects, plus several interviews.

204 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 18 cm, pb, Dutch


On Honest Design: The Design Works Collection Of Keiji Ashizawa

Isbn 9789869331586
Publisher Garden City
Idea code 17437
EUR 25.75

Designer and architect Keiji Ashizawa is deeply influenced by the principles of 20th-century modernism, carrying on its spirit through user-friendly design in the everyday lives of people. Whether it be furniture or architectural design, his rational disassembling of objects into smaller elements reflects shared mutual spatial and structural concepts, despite differences in proportion and dimensions. Ashizawa combines the Arts and Crafts movement and the design-manufacture process of mass production in his quest for honest design, viewed through a 21st-century, neo-modernist lens. This book presents his prolific vision, from furniture and objects to interiors and homes.

180 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 22 cm, pb, Taiwanese/English

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Lost In The Wood(s)

Isbn 9789526074443
Publisher Aalto University
Idea code 17524
EUR 35.50

In this book, top science, business and design professionals give a good glimpse of the emerging New Biomateriality movement in Finland. How can Finnish natural resources, renewable biomaterials – such as cellulose – replace oil-based resources and how can we create new models for society through design and collaboration? Inspiring cases and stories from researchers working with biomaterials suggest how a more sustainable future could be achieved.

160 p, ills colour, 21 x 28 cm, hb, English

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