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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 3 January 2018
El Croquis 192: 6a Architects (2009-2017)

Isbn 9788494775406
Publisher El Croquis
Idea code 17643
EUR 62.00

Established in 2001 and based in London, the office of 6a architects is headed by its founding directors, Stephanie Macdonald and Tom Emerson. This monographic issue takes a look at their work from 2009 until the present. Besides presenting nineteen exemplary projects, it reproduces two extensive conversations with the architects, through which readers can get a better sense of their history, education, relationship, perspectives, design concepts and methods, and much more. Featured works include the Raven Row Contemporary Art and Exhibition Centre, V&A Fashion Galleries, HafenCity Residential Buildings, Hotel Therme Vals, South London Gallery, and more.

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

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AV Monographs 201: Francis Kere Practical Aesthetics

Isbn 9788469778975
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 17633
EUR 35.05

Issue 201 of AV Monographs is devoted to Francis Kéré, the Burkina Faso architect who moved to Germany and has become an emblem of social and sustainable construction. From his office in Berlin, Kéré returns time and again to his native Gando to help transform his community, creatively reinterpreting the limited resources and working with the local population. The magazine covers his career with a selection of twenty works and projects – from the School in Gando, for which he received the Aga Khan Award in 2001, to the Volksbühne Satellite Theater in Berlin – and five installations – from the Sensing Spaces Pavilion in 2013 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London to the Serpentine Gallery in the same city, built in the summer of 2017.

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

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A+U 565 17:10 American Architecture 1945-1970 - Beginning Of The Modern Architecture

Isbn 4910019731078
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 17637
EUR 33.00

Emerging in the mid-20th century in the United States, mainly in places such as Chicago, New York, and California, modern architecture soon matured and spread around the world, enabled by advances in industrial technology and the mass production of unitised and lightweight building materials. The many projects featured in this special issue are essential for critically discussing the architecture, cities, and urban environment of today and the future. Among them are the Guggenheim Museum (Frank Lloyd Wright), Chase Manhattan Bank (SOM), Salk Institute (Louis Kahn), Smith House (Richard Meier), Glass House (Philip Johnson), and Dulles International Airport (Eero Saarinen).

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

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Bengal Stream - The Vibrant Architecture Scene Of Bangladesh

Isbn 9783856168438
Publisher Christoph Merian
Idea code 17634
EUR 75.15

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, has one of the most important buildings of the 20th century: its parliamentary building by Louis I. Kahn constructed between 1961 and 1982. Little is known, however, about the local architecture scene that has emerged since then. Yet contemporary architecture in Bangladesh exhibits a strong formal idiom that has its roots in tradition and is combined with an innovative handling of local resources such as bamboo and brick.Alongside texts by Andreas Ruby, Niklaus Graber, Kazi Khaleed, Saif Ul Haque and Syed Manzoorul Islam, the special photographs taken by Iwan Baan for this publication capture the imagination.

448 p, ills colour, 25 x 33 cm, hb, English

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Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

Isbn 9789187543616
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code 17618
EUR 46.40

The work of the Swedish architects Fredrik Kjellgren and Joakim Kaminsky represent sustainable solutions and innovative design at its best. Central to their many projects is the belief that they can contribute to solving the challenges we face from climate-threats, tecnological development, and urbanisation. Building a better planet is no small ambition, yet Kjellgren and Kaminsky are at the same time practising architecture in a disarmingly casual and modest way, thus bringing together large-scale ambition with small-scale attention to detail. This monograph on their work summarizes the first ten years of their partnership in the form of a selection of some of their most important projects, such as Öijared Hotel, Kollastaden School, Lecor HQ, and the Neden area.

256 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 26 cm, hb, English

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403architecture [dajiba] - Feedback

Isbn 9784864800303
Publisher Lixil
Idea code 17492
EUR 25.75

Since its establishment in 2011 in Hamamatsu, Japan, by Toru Yada, Takuma Tsuji, and Takeshi Hashimoto, the firm 403architecture [dajiba] has worked on around 50 projects. Looking back, the architects noticed a number of elements these ostensibly diverse projects shared in common. Fragmentary indicators of thinking such as these, which transcend specific projects, can be seen as an index of the firm’s values. The architects refer to them as “tags”, and have organised this book around them, offering an in-depth look at the 50 projects through converting materials, applying what is there, deviating from convention, new/old hybrids, making spaces equivalent, and repeating units.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Landscape Architecture And Urban Design In The Netherlands 2017

Isbn 9789492474940
Publisher Blauwdruk
Idea code 17605
EUR 28.30

This yearbook showcases 17 exemplary design projects that reflect the current state of Dutch urban design and landscape architecture. An independent selection committee sought projects that highlight designers’ new skills and approaches, and projects in which architecture has played a key role in addressing contemporary problems. But above all projects were sought that shine out for their simplicity and design. Lavishly illustrated, and supplemented with expert analyses and interviews, this book offers ample proof of designers’ value for society. 

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

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Fundamentals For Sustainability C3 Special

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3
Idea code 17644
EUR 31.25

Architecture responds to human needs, but also provides a framework for living that facilitates and encourages specific behaviours and lifestyles. Architects and urbanists have the opportunity and responsibility to create environments for sustainable living, to go beyond technical solutions and consider what drives human behaviour. This volume presents fourteen recent projects and a range of typologies aptly reflecting this evolving combination of expertise and technology. Included are Green Heart Marina One Singapore by Ingenhoven Architects, Bloomberg’s New European Headquarters by Foster + Partners, YB House in Chile by MASA Architects, and more.

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

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C3 392: Bubble And Squeak / The Place Of Museums / Neighborhood Sports

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 17581
EUR 28.00

This instalment covers three very different subjects: ephemeral tangible structures, contemporary museum trends, and new sports facilities in relation to urban renewal and social inclusion. Two pneumatic bubble structures are profiled, one by Plastique Fantastique in the Netherlands and the other by Spanish practice DOSIS in London. The evolved function and form of the museum is explored next, a typology nowadays characterised by place-making, entertainment, and versatility, with new buildings by Snøhetta, BIG, AL_A, and Verner Johnson. Lastly, new perspectives in sports architecture design by Manuelle Gautrand, MVRDV + ADEPT, CAB Architects, and more.

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

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About Yona Friedman. People's Architecture

Isbn 9788890713378
Publisher Maxxi
Idea code 17598
EUR 14.40

This book accompanies an exhibition on the work of architect Yona Friedman at the MAXXI, and arose from the need to supplement the exhibition itinerary with yet another itinerary, both critical and documentary, so that the issues addressed in his post-war utopian design will carry forward into the future. It offers insight into the universal language conceived by Friedman in the 1950s, which can be applied in different contexts to meet sustainability, ecological, and social needs in our current global reality. It also explores the theme of improvisation, which emerged as a possibility in architecture during the 1970s. The book features previously unpublished material and original drawings.

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

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Make Your City - The City As A Shell Ndsm Shipyard Amsterdam

Isbn 9789492095411
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 17636
EUR 23.15

In cities driven by economic gain there is not much space for those outside of established structures. Even if they gain a foothold, they are obliged to vacate it as soon as more profitable activities materialise. The history of Amsterdam’s NDSM shipyard demonstrates the power of self-development and self-organisation. This book describes a development strategy that applies an alternative exploitation model for buildings through organising the creative and financial power of the users. As one of the initiators of the redevelopment of the NDSM shipyard, Eva de Klerk gives a personal account of organisational processes, successes and tribulations, and complex relations with authorities.

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

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City At Eye Level In The Netherlands

Isbn 9789492474124
Publisher Blauwdruk
Idea code 17645
EUR 30.35

‘The City at Eye Level’ is an open source learning network and a programme for improving cities, streets, and places worldwide that aims to create human-scale interaction between buildings and streets, good placemaking, and a people-centric approach based on user experience. The latest instalment of its book series focuses on recent examples in the Netherlands. Through roughly 40 narratives, written in cooperation with cities, developers, and various practitioners, the book gathers examples from medium-sized and large cities to examine how challenges and strategies are changing, as well as how many new, small-scale initiatives have emerged in recent years.

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

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Oase 99: The Architecture Museum Effect

Isbn 9789462083738
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17635
EUR 20.50

Today the architecture museum is one of the most significant instruments in architecture’s disciplinary apparatus. By collecting archives, producing exhibitions, funding publications, organising discussions, and commissioning work, these museums continue to further discourse and practice in the field. Unlike many other museums, architecture museums do not merely shape the context for the appreciation of their subject, but aspire to be instrumental in its progress. In order to reflect on the often unacknowledged agency of these museums, this issue considers the changing context through contributions by Ömer Kanipak, Triin Ojari, Pedro Gadanho, Bernard Colenbrander, and more.

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

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Van Nellefabriek Rotterdam

Isbn 9789462083950
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17616
EUR 13.35

The iconic Van Nelle factory is inextricably linked to Rotterdam’s bustling harbour and shipping industry. Considered a modernist masterpiece, the UNESCO-listed building was originally constructed for the processing and packaging of coffee, tea, and tobacco. Following careful redevelopment, the factory is now home to the creative industry and is also opened to the public as an events venue. Authored by Marieke Kuipers, an international expert in the field of 20th-century architectural heritage, this volume offers a clear and detailed explanation of the Van Nelle factory and its origin and design, and acts as a testament to the poetic beauty of steel and glass.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 23 cm, pb, English

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GA Houses 155: Ando Matin Hirata Aoki Tonton Yoneda Hata

Isbn 9784871402071
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 17626
EUR 29.20

‘GA Houses’ documents outstanding new residential architecture from all over the world. With projects by Tadao Ando, Andra Matin, Akihisa Hirata, Koji Aoki, Studio TonTon, Tomohiro Hata, and a few more.

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

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GA Document 144: Selgascano Holl Morphosis Scofidio & Renfro Hadid

Isbn 9784871402392
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 17621
EUR 32.80

Seven high-profile buildings by several of today’s leading architecture firms feature in this edition. Representing a range of programmes, each selection is portrayed through great photography and numerous drawings. Included are the Plasencia Congress Centre by Selgascano, Lewis Arts Complex at Princeton by Steven Holl, the Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Centre at Cornell Tech by Morphosis, Herzog & de Meuron’s tower at 56 Leonard Street, New York, the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Centre at Columbia University by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and 520 West 28th, New York, and the Winton Gallery, Science Museum in London, both by Zaha Hadid Architects.

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

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Paula Santos Works And Projects

Isbn 9788469747179
Publisher A.mag
Idea code 17620
EUR 49.75

Based in Porto, Paula Santos is a Portuguese architect whose work, with its declared rigidity and extensive use of concrete, reflects a latent ambition towards monumentality, even in her most modest interventions. She has been active since the early 1990s, and her oeuvre confirms the normative role of structural systems in architecture, whether by uncompromising pragmatism or technical service. Juxtaposed volumes and elements corresponding to various parts of the given programme are said to crystallise in “a composition peopled by incidents”. This monographic volume explores twelve projects by Santos, including student residences, family houses, mixed-use complexes, and more.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 27 cm, hb, Portuguese/English

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Room For The River. Beautiful And Safe Landscape

Isbn 9789492474964
Publisher Blauwdruk
Idea code 17604
EUR 50.90

The aim of the Room for the River Programme was to provide more space for the major rivers in the Netherlands as a way of managing the higher water levels in the delta area. In over 30 locations measures were devised and implemented to allow the rivers to flood safely. Landscape architects and engineers worked together to design these measures in such a way that they also improved the quality of the landscape. This richly illustrated book showcases the results of all the projects, while the background and commentary texts illuminate this exemplary and impressive method of how the Dutch deal with climate change and landscape development.

288 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 33 cm, hb, English

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Arquitectura Viva 199: Young Catalonia

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 17629
EUR 19.45

Beyond 'diseny'. A toned-down mood, the small scale, a penchant for working on what already exists, and an aesthetic based on materials and sustainability are some of the characteristics of a new generation making headway in Catalan architecture, presented in this issue through a selection of seven works: the Civic Center 1015 in Barcelona by H Arquitectes, Sala Beckett in Barcelona by Flores & Prats, the Montbau Library in Barcelona by Oliveras Boix, the Museum of Climate in Lleida by Toni Gironés, the Mont-Ras Winery in Girona by Jorge Vidal and Víctor Rahola, the House in La Tallada, Girona, by Arquitectura-G, and apartments in Barcelona by MAIO.

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

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AV Proyectos 082: Dossier Snohetta

Isbn 1697493X
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 17630
EUR 11.70

'AV Proyectos 082' devotes its dossier to the Norwegian studio Snøhetta, whose most recent proposals reflect the endless variety of formal resources of the team directed by Craig Dykers and Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, in a search for the "necessary answer" to each specific situation. Designed at their offices in Oslo and New York, their latest projects go from major landscape schemes to small cultural centers, and they all share a concern for the quality of the physical experience of users and look for a coherent insertion in their context. Next, the competition for the emblematic West Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, where Sou Fujimoto, BIG, and David Adjaye have competed to renew the Ross Pavilion, and which the American studio wHY has won.

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

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Beyond The Dikes - How The Dutch Work With Water

Isbn 9789462083844
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17588
EUR 45.00

There are few countries in the world where water dominates the landscape and national identity as much as in the Netherlands. The vulnerable delta is always being taken back to the drawing board for further adaptation to the water threat. Climate change now instigates a next round of interventions. The classic battle against the water has been replaced by an approach that involves working with the water. This publication is the first to show the sheer size of the Dutch water project and its effects on in the coastal and river landscape. The book explains 30 interventions along rivers and coastlines – projects that combine aquaculture, cultural history, nature and human use in magnificent water landscapes that are waiting to be explored.

256 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, hb, English

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Berlin 2013/1983: Daniel Young And Christian Giroux (2 Vols)

Isbn 9783931435424
Publisher Arch+ Verlag
Idea code 17625
EUR 88.45

Canadian artists Daniel Young and Christian Giroux created a non-hierarchical inventory of buildings realized in Berlin in 2013, juxtaposing them with those from a generation earlier. Using a strictly analytical approach, the documentation of more than 750 pairs of buildings began at the city’s north-west periphery. The artists scanned the urban fabric for structures from the specified years, subverting presupposed lines of differentiation, chronologies, and dichotomies between the present and the period preceding the fall of the Berlin Wall, as well as the ideological distinction between East and West Berlin. This double volume is the print rendering of their cinematic installation.

500 p, ills in colour, 16 x 19 cm, pb, German/English

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Sublab: A Groundscape Story 2017 Seoul Biennale Of Architecture And Urbanism

Isbn 9791188529001
Publisher Nemo Factory
Idea code 17536
EUR 47.55

This case study, a collaboration between EPFL SubLab (Lausanne) and Ewha ADSLab (Seoul), developed as an academic contribution to the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, is a powerful toolkit for any metropolis facing the challenge of rethinking obsolete, abandoned, or underutilised subterranean facilities. It focuses on a 2.7-kilometre-long underground gallery located beneath the Euljiro, an avenue running through central Seoul. For ten days, students and professors from both schools discussed and debated the topic of preserving and reinventing an existing underground infrastructure, culminating in the 28 experiments in this book.

530 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 22 cm, hb, English

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Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects & Associates

Isbn 9791195678693
Publisher Nemo Factory
Idea code 17537
EUR 110.55

This substantial collection of works by Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects & Associates, spanning from early designs to the latest works, includes 55 projects ranging from architecture and interior design, to furniture and other designs. It is both a history of the Japanese architect’s practice – who worked for a time under Tadao Ando following his graduation from university – and an anthology of his major works so far. According to the foreword by architectural historian Shunsuke Kurakata, “The best word to describe Ryuichi Ashizawa’s architecture is ‘flow’. A flow that brings humans closer to their surrounding environment”; a questioning of architecture from the perspective of nature.

626 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 26 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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