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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 12 February 2018
A+T 49: Complex Buildings Dwelling Mixers

Isbn 9788469772515
Publisher A+t Architecture Publishers
Idea code 18039
EUR 26.95

The new average family is merely a basic outline of the different possibilities that have appeared in recent years. Given the wide variety of living situations today, the dwelling aims to satisfy needs regarding use, lease, cohabitation, and temporality. By way of this inquiry into the collective now, we become increasingly distanced from the average dwelling and propose new ways of living together – an option which embraces complexity. Here the magazine draws a timeline in the collective housing of the 21st century in which three generations of project types coexist, reflecting varying degrees of complexity: a diversity of types, the best of two worlds, and reducing individual space.

118 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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A.mag 12: Barozzi Veiga Architects

Isbn 9788469754924
Publisher A.mag
Idea code 18054
EUR 38.60

The office of Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga is the focus of this issue. Based in Barcelona, the architects have been active together since 2004, and received the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2015. Public buildings predominate their work, often buildings of international character and distinct materialities that are seen as enhancing the experience of a place with sensitivity and rigour. Featured are several built projects, such as the Graubünden Museum of Fine Arts and the Szczecin Philharmonic Hall, others that are ongoing or under construction, like the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts and the Guerrieri Rizzardi Guest House, and also recent competitions and installations.

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

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Cairo Desert Cities

Isbn 9783944074238
Publisher Ruby Press
Idea code 18059
EUR 39.10

Since the 1950s, Egypt has developed a dozen new towns in the desert outside of Cairo. Intended to alleviate a growing demand for housing in the capital, most have never been completed. Edited by Marc Angélil and Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, this book presents the first systematic exploration of these cities, analysing their architecture and urban form, along with their possibilities and shortcomings. Describing their condition as “permanently emerging”, the study identifies the towns’ potential through a series of design scenarios which underscore the value of re-engaging with modernist town planning, in hopes that examining past failures uncovers future opportunities.

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

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Architecture Monograph #1: Gijs Van Vaerenbergh - Cross Section

Isbn 9783944074221
Publisher Ruby Press
Idea code 18060
EUR 24.70

The office of Gijs Van Vaerenbergh is actually two individuals, Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh, and this publication contains a cross section of their work until the present moment. It is a diverse body of work, grounded in a broader tradition that encompasses both architecture and the visual arts and, according to the architects, its coherence and interrelations are not always directly evident. The book is divided into several chapters – Drawing, Cutting, Bending, Assembling, Mirroring – and includes an interview and list of works. This thematic approach serves as a way to categorise an oeuvre in retrospect and has been carefully and insightfully curated by the architects.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 20 cm, pb, English

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Nordic Architects - Global Impacts

Isbn 9789187543265
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code 18024
EUR 65.60

The theme of the third edition of the Nordic Architects series, Global Impacts, can be interpreted broadly. Referring to the challenges faced by architects the world over to create buildings and cities that are sustainable and inclusive, it is a theme that has particular resonance in the world’s northernmost regions, where many look to find benchmarks of innovation and problem-solving. Edited by David Sokol, each of the Nordic region’s foremost architectural practices is presented through beautiful original imagery of their most iconic works, as well as insightful conversations with each architectural office.

528 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, hb, English

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AV Monographs 202: Harquitectes

Isbn 9788469787649
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 18014
EUR 35.05

The Barcelona-based studio Harquitectes is a model in its ability to provide value to public or private clients, in its responsibility when intervening in heritage buildings or urban environments, and in its determination to pursue sustainability in terms of energy, waste, or the life cycle of materials, issues which they address with unique thermodynamic sophistication. Besides exhibiting smart design and construction, their buildings are also aesthetically sophisticated in the use of basic materials and economical in their budgetary discipline. This special overview features twelve local Barcelona projects (“experiences”): designs for living, education, research, and civic functions.

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

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Villages And Towns 5: Italy 2

Isbn 9784871404587
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 18005
EUR 38.95

Edited and photographed by Yukio Futagawa, this volume is part of a series of ten, now republished after 40 years. It investigates how geography, culture, and architecture intertwine by exploring the hilltop towns of Murgia, a region located in the southern tip of the Italian Peninsula. Each of the three profiled towns has panoramic views over the surrounding land and villages, and pride themselves as natural fortresses. By journeying to these ancient places and photographing their rich built heritage in great detail, Futagawa hoped to learn what is missing in the modern world, answers to the confrontation between nature, climate, and humans that took these people a long time to solve.

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

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GA Architect Sanaa Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa 2011-2018

Isbn 9784871404365
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 18044
EUR 60.45

This massive overview of recent work by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, who together gained international recognition with their office SANAA, covers both independent and collaborative projects. Featuring a multiplicity of buildings from the 21st century and an essay by each architect, it offers an in-depth look at how their practice has evolved and which new directions they are taking. It begins with more than 40 built projects, exhibitions, and furniture designs by SANAA, following which are sections devoted entirely to each architect’s own work, an additional 38 projects in total. Notable works include Naoshima Port Terminal, Osaka University of Arts, and Jining Museum.

276 p, ills colour & bw, 31 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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GA Houses 156: Grupo Sp, Obra, Saito, Fgmf, Marko Brajovic, Eureka

Isbn 9784871402088
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 18045
EUR 29.20

‘GA Houses’ documents outstanding new residential architecture from all over the world. With projects by Yutaka Saito, Grupo SP, FGMF, Yo Shimada, Marko Brajovic, Studio TonTon, OBRA Arquitetos, and Marcos Acayaba.

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

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Street Architecture - Work By Hans Van Der Heijden

Isbn 9789082808209
Publisher Hans Van Der Heijden Architect
Idea code 18042
EUR 40.10

“Street architecture” is an ethos based not on a proposed urban theory, but on urban observation. Like a puzzle formed by pieces of various scales, it represents an array of forces, from the client’s brief to the builder’s realisation. In this book by Karin Templin the residential designs of Amsterdam-based architect Hans van der Heijden are examined in the context of housing and urban design practice, as seen in the street architecture of Florence and other European cities. Besides providing insights into Van der Heijden’s design approach, she looks at the principles of street architecture which could be of interest to urban architects and students, as well as developers and planners.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Kasper Akhoj - Welcome (To The Teknival) E-1027 By Eileen Gray

Isbn 9783906217116
Publisher B. Frank Books
Idea code 18038
EUR 44.20

For this book, Danish artist and photographer Kasper Akhøj documented the ongoing restoration of E-1027, Eileen Gray’s modernist villa in France. Based on photographs taken by Gray which were first published in 1929, Akhøj’s photographs are a kind of remake, recreating the perspective and composition of the originals. During several visits to the villa between 2009 and 2017, he produced up to six versions of each of Gray’s images, but only included one of them here. The overlap of chronologies emphasises the restoration process and references the fascinating influence of a succession of occupants. With essays by Beatriz Colomina and Amy Zion, plus an interview with Akhøj.

200 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, French/English

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A+U 566 17:11 European Architecture 1945-1970 Synthesis Of Modernism And Context

Isbn
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 17638
EUR 27.95

In the post-war years of the 20th century, architects from across the European continent were recruited to help rebuild its cities and supply desperately needed housing. In the United States of the 1950s and ’60s, the emerging aesthetic overlapped with the pursuit of technology, but in Europe there was an enduring tendency to see an overlap with traditional aesthetics and to aim for a synthesis between modernist theory and the local architectural context. Here the magazine looks at exemplary works from this period of rebuilding in Europe, including projects by Alvar Aalto, Cedric Price, Le Corbusier, Alison and Peter Smithson, Sigurd Leweretnz, Aldo van Eyck, Gio Ponti, and more.

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

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A+U 567 17:12 Vann Molyvann 1926-2017

Isbn 9784900212152
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 18035
EUR 28.55

In 1953 Cambodia achieved its independence from France and began an unprecedented period of modernisation. Vann Molyvann, a key figure in the new nation’s construction, was a leader of the New Khmer Architecture movement and a pioneer in architectural education. But when civil war broke out in 1970, he was forced into exile and his work in his homeland was forgotten. This issue explores his unflinching dedication to architecture up until the present day and offers a chronological overview of his career, from his experiences as a student in Paris, to the national projects he directed at the Ministry of Public Works in Cambodia and his activities after the civil war.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 29 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Ja 108 Akihisa Hirata 2003-2017

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Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 18003
EUR 26.20

Considered one of the most influential Japanese architects today, Akihisa Hirata was born in Osaka, attended Kyoto University, and worked at the office of Toyo Ito & Associates before establishing his own practice in 2005. This monographic issue begins with his most recent project and continues in reverse chronological order, tracing the roots of his architectural career. Having always invested himself in creating architecture that resembles life, Hirata’s thinking about architecture follows the concept of ‘karamari-shiro’, a neologism meaning the potential for something to intertwine or connect to something else. Essentially, it means releasing architecture into the wild.

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

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Arquitectura Viva 201: 50 From Africa And Asia

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 18012
EUR 18.70

The West and Japan have traditionally been foci of architecture, but globalization tends to change things. In the Far East, the Indian Subcontinent, and Africa, architectural practices crop up with intentions of joining the current of modernization, but reinterpreting vernacular architecture to address complex climatic, economic, and social realities. Arquitectura Viva takes stock of this rich panorama through a selection of 50 studios, 42 of which come in a small atlas of offices based in or working in countries like China, Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Rwanda, and Angola. The other 8 are featured at greater length through works of their own.

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

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Arquitectura Viva 200: Doscientos An Accidental Canon

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 18011
EUR 18.70

Arquitectura Viva publishes issue number 200, and celebrates this by devoting its cover story to media through which architecture is disseminated and reflected upon, a selection of 50 books, 50 magazines, 50 exhibitions, and 50 films and photographers. That is, 200 elements of these past 50 years presented in four families, each one of them following a text by Luis Fernández-Galiano and illustrated with a diagram that also serves as a family tree. Under the heading 'The Role of Thought,' the first family lists the architecture books. The second, 'The Pulse of the Times', names the magazines, 'The Stage of the Story,' presents the exhibitions. And the fourth family, 'The Eye of the Camera,' offers the films and photographers.

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

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AV Proyectos 084: Dossier Bevk Perovic

Isbn 1697493X
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 18013
EUR 11.70

The dossier is devoted to the latest proposals of the Slovenians Matija Bevk and Vasa Perović, a studio whose creative dynamic is centered on research and interpretation of the conditions each specific situation generates, addressing not only functional and program demands, but the overall factors surrounding each project as well. The next section presents the shortlisted proposals in the competition to build a concert hall in Munich, won by the Austrian office Cukrowicz Nachbaur. The Dutch studio Mecanoo protagonizes the next chapter, which focuses on the building process of the colossal complex they are about to finish in Shenzhen, comprising three cultural centers and a large library.

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

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Jose Manuel Ballester - Spaces

Isbn 9788494717918
Publisher Norman Foster Foundation
Idea code 18019
EUR 53.15

Spanish artist and photographer José Manuel Ballester presents a very personal and intimate exploration of the Norman Foster Foundation through an expansive series of photographs. His coverage encompasses not just the building and spaces that comprise the original residential palace of 1912 by Joaquín Saldaña, its courtyard, and the more recent pavilion addition, but also the gaps and hidden areas between them, as well as encounters with a plethora of fascinating objects. As Norman Foster writes in the foreword, “His images dissolve the walls between those separate entities in the same spirit of the Foundation’s mission to break down the barriers between professions.”

152 p, ills colour & bw, 26 x 28 cm, hb, English

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C3 393 Evolving Pavilions

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 18021
EUR 28.00

From follies in parks to hosting events in prestigious locations and buildings, pavilions offer a great opportunity for architects to reflect upon the notion of space, visitor experience, and the role of the architectural components in the project as a whole. A selection of projects explores the relationships between pavilions and their contexts, and illustrates how the typology is evolving, becoming more dynamic, flexible, and lighter. Included are the Naoshima Port Terminal by SANAA, Kéré Architecture’s 2017 Serpentine Pavilion, and the Mpavilion 2017 by OMA. Additionally, this edition looks at special projects that reflect the blurring of boundaries between working and living in the digital era.

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

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Log 41 Working Queer

Isbn 9780990735298
Publisher Anyone Corporation
Idea code 18017
EUR 16.80

In this issue are various topics surrounding the theme of “Working Queer”. Over the last 20 years, queerness has become tricky to spot. Its widespread appropriation by mainstream culture has made things that were queer probably no longer queer, and things that perhaps are queer have now taken on new forms. In short, queerness constantly adapts. Is this “the end of queer space?” ask Jaffer Kolb and Aaron Betsky. In addition, Nicolas Gamso investigates fascist intrigue and the homo-spatial imaginary, Michael Wang writes about queering the system, Andrew Holder offers five points toward a queer architecture, Andrés Jaque looks at “Grindr Archiurbanism”, and more.

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

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Shinkenchiku 2017:09 Special Issue Urban Activity 9-5 Nikken - Rethinking Livable Space

Isbn 9784786902895
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 17640
EUR 39.95

This issue highlights urban proposals since the 1960s which have involved Nikken Sekkei, an architecture firm headquartered in Tokyo. It has contributed to numerous urban policies and plans, but also sought to enrich the experience of city life through concrete projects. In many cases these projects required long-term commitment involving revisions and reconciliation of conflicting interests among stakeholders – a vital part of moving any project forward. The projects introduced here are examples of the results that were achieved and reflect a variety of approaches, from activities addressing the dynamic expression of the city to the actions of people who shape the city.

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


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