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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 22 November 2017
El Croquis 177/178 Lacaton & Vassal (Revised Hb Reprint)

Isbn 9788488386991
Publisher El Croquis
Idea code 17546
EUR 97.85

This updated hardback reprint of Croquis is dedicated to the work of Paris-based architects Lacaton & Vassal. Covering more than two decades of work, it gives special consideration not only to their methodology and ideals as these have matured through the years, through critical analysis by Arnoldo Rivkin and Juan Hereros and an interview with the architects, but also to an extensive selection of exemplary projects. Among the 26 featured works are the Nantes School of Architecture, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Guangzhou Museum, Le Grand Sud Polyvalent Theater in Lille, housing projects in Paris, Saint Nazaire, Mulhouse, and Bordeaux, plus several private residences.

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

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Lina Bo Bardi

Isbn 9784887063693
Publisher Toto
Idea code 17591
EUR 56.75

This publication comprises a long-awaited selection of works by Lina Bo Bardi, a major figure in the modernisation and democratisation of Brazilian architecture. Among other content, it contains attractive photographs and rare, privately owned sketches, and offers a fascinating overview of Bo Bardi’s wide range of creations and visions. A discussion between Kazuyo Sejima and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, two architects influenced by Bo Bardi, is also included.

288 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 25 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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Ando Architect And Architecture

Isbn 9784306046566
Publisher Kajima Institute
Idea code 17490
EUR 198.00

Tadao Ando’s career is presented in its entirety in this handsome volume. The eminent architect established his independent practice in Osaka when he was just 28 years old. Since then, he has realised almost 300 projects, besides dozens of competition or unbuilt/ongoing designs. His realised projects include more than 30 museums in Japan alone, besides many others internationally, and almost 100 houses. Part one focuses on the development and execution of Ando’s personal conception of architecture and signature style, with exemplary projects alongside detailed essays by the architect. Part two presents a comprehensive list of completed projects from 1969 to 2017.

482 p, ills colour & bw, 27 x 26 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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Residential Masterpieces 25: Adolf Loos Villa Muller / Villa Moller

Isbn 9784871405584
Publisher Ada Edita
Idea code 17557
EUR 32.80

Designed by Adolf Loos in his later years, these two houses are twin examples of the architect’s plain, unadorned style of architecture, despite their difference in size and budget. Both Villa Moller (1926–27) in Vienna and Villa Müller (1928–30) in Prague are illustrative of his ‘Raumplan’ design method. Loos applied a utilitarian approach in using the entire floor plan that would only later receive greater appreciation with the advent of postmodernism, an innovative spatialisation comprising sequences of spaces drawn in three dimensions. Photographed by Yoshio Futagawa, the two houses and the spatial brilliance of Loos come to life in an eclectic symbiosis with modernism.

78 p, ills colour & bw, 26 x 37 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Volume 51: Augmented Technology

Isbn 9789077966617
Publisher Archis
Idea code 17567
EUR 20.05

As recent technological advancement became more and more pervasive and sophisticated, its consequences became more dramatically evident. In this context, design takes on a new relevance, in organizing and managing spaces, individuals, relations and ultimately societies. But if this is clear, several questions have to be answered: Who is driving it, who are the participants, who are sitting around the table? Does spatial design currently have a say in this, and if not, how can it participate and intervene? Issue 51 comes in a new design by Irma Boom Office.

72 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 33 cm, pb, English

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Alvaro Siza: Casa Beires

Isbn 9788469743560
Publisher A.mag Editorial Sl
Idea code 17548
EUR 38.70

Casa Beires (1973–76) was built in northern Portugal by Álvaro Siza as a family home, its ochre plaster, unusual layout, and generous fenestration indicative of the direction his architecture would take in the coming years. For this book the architect invited Luís Ferreira Alves to photograph the home after 40 years of inhabitation. No major works or restorations had been done in the meantime, and although the site has become overgrown and cracks and water damage blemish many of the interior spaces, one can easily imagine what a grand residence it once was – and could be again. The soft, filtered daylight and cluttered rooms lend Siza’s architecture a human touch.

80 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 26 cm, hb, Portuguese/English

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Aires Mateus: Architecture Faculty In Tournai

Isbn 9788469743577
Publisher A.mag Editorial Sl
Idea code 17553
EUR 33.15

This monograph details the Architecture Faculty in Tournai, Belgium, recently completed by Portuguese architects Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus. The project occupies the interior of a historical city block where buildings from different identities and periods coexist. The new, elongated building has been positioned in such a way as to bond together each of these structures and define new external spaces. The architecture connects two streets, integrating it into the urban fabric in an improved way. According to the essay by Marc Dubois, “The project is a new spine, a type of implant needed to re-function the site”. Includes short texts plus drawings and models by Aires Mateus.

80 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 26 cm, hb, Portuguese/English

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Water Works In The Netherlands - Tradition And Innovation

Isbn 9789462083868
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17544
EUR 51.35

The Netherlands is not only known for its clogs and tulips, but also for its waterworks. From the Stormvloedkering (flood barrier) in Zeeland and the Balgstuw (weir) in Flevoland to the new locks in the Maas River: besides examples of unprecedented technical ingenuity, these so-called wet infrastructural works are also an integrated part of Dutch public space, and culture. This publication portrays the diversity and spatial, cultural, and cultural-historical significance of these works of engineering. The book presents some 50 of the most important waterworks including extensive photographic and textual documentation.

208 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 31 cm, hb, English

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Cees Dam On Architecture. Visions And Dreams

Isbn 9789462084124
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17545
EUR 30.80

According to Cees Dam, architecture is first and foremost a trade, one that has to be learned. It has a tradition from which it cannot break away, despite the fact that some architects really want to. Architecture is also an art form, a restrained and polluted art. The architect is meant to develop ideas alone and intuitively and adapt them to functional and economic laws later. Cees Dam (b. 1932), an architect as well as professor and dean at the architecture faculty of Delft University of Technology, published numerous lectures, articles and other texts about architecture. This book offers his most fundamental texts about the trade of the architectural designer, design thinking, the sociocultural role of architecture and the position of the architect.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, pb, English

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Jean Prouve - Double Volume

Isbn 9782909187204
Publisher Galerie Patrick Seguin
Idea code 17568
EUR 204.30

Today the oeuvre of French architect and designer Jean Prouvé is considered essential to the history of twentieth century design. Prouvé’s furniture designs were determined by the interior spaces the pieces would inhabit, and were developed in tandem with Modernist principles of the “art of living” and “harmonious habitat” that were so characteristic of the time. This exquisitely produced and comprehensive volume is an enriched version of the original monograph published in 2007. It includes a collection of interviews with collectors and design professionals, a detailed biography of Prouvé by his daughter, Catherine Prouvé, and essays by design historian Raymond Guidot and architecture historian Catherine Coley.

764 p, ills colour & bw, 26 x 31 cm, hb, French/English

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Conceptual Idea 1,2 (Set)

Isbn 9788968010699
Publisher Damdi
Idea code 17495
EUR 128.25

Compiled by Seoul-based DAMDI, this two-volume set presents 253 projects by 82 international architect teams. The first covers housing, education, and commercial buildings, while the second gathers projects in the categories of urban, cultural, and public design, along with installations. The publication illustrates how architects use the diagram, an essential design tool, to support and explain their projects. The collection represents a wide spectrum of typologies and approaches, featuring design concepts by names such as UNStudio, BudCud, Sadar + Vuga, OFIS Architects, Henning Larsen, J. Mayer H., Casanova + Hernandez, BIG, Atelier Kempe Thill, and many more.

768 p, ills colour & bw, 26 x 19 cm, pb, English

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Radical Utopias - Archizoom, Buti, 9999, Pettena, Superstudio, Ufo, Zziggurat

Isbn 9788822901330
Publisher Quodlibet
Idea code 17589
EUR 42.00

This volume is published in conjunction with an exhibition presenting the radical architects and architect groups who emerged in Florence in the late 1960s. It was a period characterised by crisis in the city, which extended to the wider political and social tension occurring throughout Italy. The related writings, drawings, and projects produced by these seven actors – Archizoom, Remo Buti, 9999, Gianni Pettena, Superstudio, UFO, and Zziggurat – have influenced generations of architects, historians, designers, and artists around the world. For the first time, all of their theoretical and visual work has been compiled in a single publication, giving renewed insight into their movement.

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

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Good Buildings On A Small Planet

Isbn 9789187543890
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code 17560
EUR 49.75

'Good Buildings on a Small Planet' portrays eight Danish architectural firms that are creating new architecture where sustainability is not simply a question of consuming less, but also about giving more. More beauty. More meaning. More community. What is a good building on a small planet? How can we create a rich, humanist architecture that is built on a profound respect for local as well as global resources? This book presents eight different answers that are framed by thoughts, ideas, and new architecture. The architects portrayed are Lendager Group, GXN, C.F. Møller Architects, Vandkunsten, EFFEKT, Henning Larsen Architects, SLA, and Tredje Natur (Third Nature).

240 p, ills colour, 20 x 26 cm, hb, English

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Contemporary Communities C3 Special

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3publishing
Idea code 17526
EUR 31.25

We are witnessing a time of unprecedented migration to urban centres, and as such it is imperative to analyse what makes communities thrive. The density and urban fabric of neighbourhoods has a direct influence on the frequency and opportunity of interaction of locals. Nurturing and maintaining public amenities, green spaces, and infrastructure – both visible and invisible – in turn nurtures community as a whole and society at large. Among the sixteen featured projects are a scout hut in Copenhagen, a media library in Tbilisi, a grocery store in Italy, a community centre in Costa Rica, a bamboo sports hall for a school in Thailand, and an educational park in Colombia.

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

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Monu 27: Small Urbanism

Isbn 18603211
Publisher Board Publishers
Idea code 17532
EUR 15.45

When it comes to urbanism, small things matter, and the various contributors to this issue illuminate this idea further in various ways. Liz Teston, for instance, captures the theme when she writes about the transient micro-urbanisms of protest architecture. Levi Bryant claims how we design things can make a real difference in our lives, both socially and physically. Our cities’ less visible infrastructure is exposed by Julian Oliver, reminding us of our dependence on a deeper physical reality, while Marco Casagrande shows how small-scale interventions can also serve as a design methodology, creating ripple effects and a transformation of the larger urban organism.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 27 cm, pb, English

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Eric Cassar The Case For Subtle Ar(t)chitecture

Isbn 9782373820034
Publisher Hyx Editions
Idea code 17576
EUR 16.60

This book by architect and construction engineer Éric Cassar comprises a critical essay which describes a forward-looking approach to architecture that combines so-called “subtle architecture” with sustainable and responsible building practices. Cassar is the founder of Arkhenspaces, an architectural, urban design, and development firm based in Paris that focuses on research, design, and construction of new and sustainable contemporary spaces. Its goal is to create architecture designed primarily to be lived in, with a poetic dimension yet on a human scale. Through a clear and pragmatic approach, Cassar details his concepts on how architects should operate today.

208 p, no ills, 12 x 18 cm, pb, French/English


A+U 564 17:09 Bernt Nyberg

Isbn 4910019730972
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 17565
EUR 28.55

The work of Swedish architect Bernt Nyberg is featured in this monographic issue, which focuses especially on his formative projects from the 1960s and ’70s. A huge endeavour in the making, the research, documentation, and production of materials for this publication have lasted four years. Given the relatively unknown nature of Nyberg’s work, the narratives herein are derived from direct sources, either through archival research or interviews with the architect’s surviving collaborators. Matthew Hall headed the investigation into Nyberg’s currently endangered body of work in Sweden, which ranges from homes and row houses to administrative, care, and maintenance facilities.

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

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Bunker Ett Noll Fyra ( The Concrete Bunker )

Isbn 9789178435074
Publisher Bokforlaget Arena
Idea code 17450
EUR 53.75

Used for the better part of the 20th century as a military installation and off-limits to the general public until 2007, the Bungenäs peninsula of Swedish Gotland is where Bunker 104 can be found. Architect Erik Gardell was tasked with transforming the abandoned structure into a subterranean summer home for a client. The result, beautifully captured by photographer Bruno Ehrs in this monograph, is a sublime example of post-industrial modernism. The house was a first step toward the Bungenäs area of today, which blossoms with fresh architectural visions actively re-envisioning the old military landscape. Includes a detailed text on the area’s history, plus an interview with Ehrs.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 35 cm, hb, Swedish/English

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