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New Titles in Architecture, Landscape & Design 6 March 2018
El Croquis 193: Manuel Cervantes Cespedes - Cc Arquitectos 2011/2018

Isbn 9788494775413
Publisher El Croquis
Idea code 18070
EUR 62.00

This issue delves into the background and work of Manuel Cervantes Céspedes and his architecture and urbanism firm, CC Arquitectos. Featuring detailed profiles of twenty designs by this Mexican architect, it also includes a conversation with the architect and Fernanda Canales, along with essays by Juhani Pallasmaa and Edward R. Burian. Among the various works presented are several houses, as well as projects ranging from transport interchanges and equestrian centres to rural housing prototypes and pavilions.

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

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A+U 569 2018:02: David Adjaye 2007-2018

Isbn 4910019730286
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 18063
EUR 28.55

Featuring more than 25 designs by the Ghanaian-British architect, this instalment offers an in-depth look at the direction his practice has taken over the past decade, and includes an essay by the architect on his approach to light and density. “The light determines how the building will be seen and understood, and influences how I decide to format the construction,” explains Adjaye. It is a formidable list of projects from around the globe, such as the Moscow School of Management in Skolkovo, IBA Hamburg, Beirut’s Aishti Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Wakefied Market Hall in West Yorkshire, and Sugar Hill mixed-use development in New York City.

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

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A+U 568 18:01 Recent Projects

Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 18033
EUR 28.55

In this issue, a remarkable array of recently completed projects designed by top architecture firms. Covering all kinds of scales and typologies, these 23 buildings reflect the current trends and intriguing approaches found in architecture today. From eye-catching buildings like Heatherwick Studio’s Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, a massive grain silo conversion in Cape Town, and the Louvre Abu Dhabi by Ateliers Jean Nouveau, to the modest Hastings Pier Regeneration by dRMM Architects, Peter Zumthor’s sober design for Allmannajuvet Zinc Mine Museum, and the experimental Tumulus Transmission Space by Toni Girones, there is much to explore.

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

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50 Housing Floor Plans (Cards)

Isbn 9788469789681
Publisher A+t Architecture Publishers
Idea code 18092
EUR 33.75

Taking form as a compact deck of double-sided cards, with the numbering of the cards corresponding to the size of the floor plan area, from smallest to largest, this useful guide offers detailed technical information together with criteria for estimated privacy and exterior quality. A wide spectrum of shapes is made available, and both vertical and horizontal circulation indexes are given with each floor plan example. Adding to the collection’s accessibility, measurements are expressed in both metric and imperial units.

55 , ills colour & bw, 8 x 13 cm, map, Spanish/English

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North North West 02 Zeinstra Van Gelderen Architecten

Isbn 9789461400505
Publisher Architectura & Natura
Idea code 18096
EUR 50.90

Zeinstra van Gelderen architects works on a variety of commissions that include architecture, urbanism, public space, and interior design. The practice is drawn towards exploring the issues that somehow are related to architecture, art, and society. Subsequently, they try to pursue the realisation of the designs that follow from this exploration. It’s not so much the particular scale, but more the experimental challenge they set themselves as designers. The cooperation between Mikel van Gelderen and Jurjen Zeinstra started in 1990, when both were working as editors for the architectural magazine Oase. After winning the Europan competition with their entry ‘High-density open space’ (1996, together with Ira Koers) this cooperation has become solid and resulted in the design and realisation of many projects.

168 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 29 cm, pb, English

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Too Big Rebuild By Design A Transformative Response To Climate Change

Isbn 9789462083158
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 18093
EUR 35.95

'Rebuild by Design (RBD) was developed for the 'Presidential Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force' after hurricane Sandy hit the North-East Coast of the United States in 2012. Using an innovative, design-driven process based on the design competition model. 'RBD' places local communities and civic leaders at the heart of a robust, interdisciplinary creative process to generate implementable solutions for a more resilient region. This book aims to reflect 'RBD', assess all its aspects, and embed it in a broader context to offer a guide for politicians, designers, researchers, activists, and others.

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

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C3 Special: Post-Industrial Conversions

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 18076
EUR 31.25

The taste for industrial aesthetics, just one of many reasons for the popularity of industrial conversions today, saw its beginnings during the age of post-war modernism, popularised by architects such as Le Corbusier, Gropius, and Mies van der Rohe. Yet the trend to rethink industrial structures also signals the imbalance of production and consumption that has arisen since the 1970s. Currently, however, rehabilitation initiatives are bringing production back to the city through projects like the thirteen examples in this special issue. Included are the Baltic Station Market by KOKO architects, Zeitz MOCAA by Heatherwick Studio, Malmö Market Hall by Wingårdh, and The Silo by COBE.

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

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Jaap Bakema And The Open Society

Isbn 9789077966570
Publisher Archis
Idea code 18071
EUR 33.45

Jaap Bakema and the Open Society is the first extensive publication on the Dutch architect and the remarkable production of his office Van den Broek and Bakema. His ideas on the open society are extremely relevant to the current debates about how to involve citizens in city building and creating alternative systems to crumbling welfare states. This historical document will highlight both his most relevant and less known work through texts, archival materials and photography. The book contains interviews with his contemporaries such as John Habraken and Herman Hertzberger and essays that each emphasize a different aspect of his work and the context in which it came into being.

320 p, ills colour, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English

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An Illustrated Guide To Japanese Traditional Architecture And Everyday Things

Isbn 9784473042378
Publisher Tankosha
Idea code 18081
EUR 18.50

Various things related to traditional Japanese architecture and everyday life are the focus of this illustrated guide. Interestingly, it is intended not only for English readers but also Japanese people who would like to be able to better explain certain things to people from outside their country. A huge number of items, objects, materials, structures, decorative elements, and so on that one encounters while visiting or living in Japan, but might be too obscure or specific to remember the names, or to even imagine from the term, are included in an accessible and very informative format. For each, the Japanese name, English name, and pronunciation are accompanied by an explanation.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Alfredo Haberli - Explicity And Implicity Mvsc02

Isbn 9789490800765
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 18091
EUR 19.55

In 2015 The Maarten Van Severen Foundation and the Department of Design of KASK / School of Arts Ghent decided to establish a chair with the aim of conveying the relevance and significance of Maarten Van Severen’s work for today’s designers. Every year a leading designer, whose work has an affinity with the work of Maarten Van Severen, will give a lecture and a masterclass. In 2016, Swiss designer Alfredo Häberli gave two lectures and a three-day masterclass with 10 students from 5 different art schools. After the masterclass, the students kept uploading images of their process on the MVSC blog. The result is a collection of things, presented here as the second MVSC Cahier.

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

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Nenge - By Yuichi Ikeda, Eisuke Komatsubara

Isbn 9784861526435
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 18087
EUR 44.00

‘Kado’ is the Japanese art of flower arrangement, and the fact that artistically arranging plants and vessels has become a culture in its own right is closely related to religious elements and flower offerings in Shinto and Buddhism. It is just one aspect that is representative of the deep connection to nature within Japanese culture. Its people have honed their sense of beauty through their sensible perception of the impermanence inherent in plants. This book neither draws on currents of the traditional ‘kado’ nor follows Western styles of flower arrangement. Ignoring rules and conventions, designer and chef Shinichiro Ogata aims to communicate a new, daring notion of “contemporary flowers”.

208 p, ills colour, 18 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Isbn 9791188529018
Publisher Nemo Factory
Idea code 18004
EUR 45.35

Today, collaboration takes place in many fields, including fashion, science, music, industry, and architecture. ‘Archi-Culture: Culture in Architecture’ is the sixth exhibition of the Union of Architecture University in Seoul. Its goal is to display a space with richer experiences through the collaboration of architecture and various cultural contents. Teams of architecture students from a number of Korean universities selected different cultural contents (art, music, games, social networks, etc.), reinterpreting these to realise them as spaces. Banpo Han River Park, an open and familiar place in Seoul, served as the site to showcase the pavilions and their colourful, visionary stories.

320 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Korean/English

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Porto Architectural Guide 1942-2017

Isbn 9789899846258
Publisher A+a Books
Idea code 18034
EUR 30.25

Travelling to Porto and have an itch to explore all manner of post-war and current Portuguese architecture? Pick up this superbly thorough guide to the history of buildings in Portugal’s second-largest city. Covering everything from the modern movement to the most recent developments of the 21st century and dozens of buildings, it offers a comprehensively researched and informative overview of the city’s diverse architectural heritage from the specialist’s perspective. With one project per page, the guide’s format is dense but its scope is practically unlimited.

320 p, ills bw, 14 x 19 cm, pb, Portuguese/English

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Stream 04: The Paradoxes Of The Living

Isbn 9782954096971
Publisher Stream
Idea code 17651
EUR 32.05

The fourth instalment of the annual publication at the intersection of architecture, art, and economy explores the figure of the living as the key to contemporary challenges. For us to move beyond simply observing the Anthropocene requires that we find a position from where to act, one that is above and beyond modern dualisms, by articulating new, paradoxical, and sometimes antagonistic relationships with the living. Contributions by experts in various fields of knowledge and expertise offer us an opportunity to rethink our relationship with both ecosystems and new technologies in a time of great climatic disruption, and to address the essential notion of cohabitation.

498 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, French/English

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Subway Stations Around The World

Isbn 9784861526527
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 18251
EUR 17.60

Many subway networks in all parts of the world are dotted with stations that are so visually striking that one may consider them as art galleries. A glowing red cave in Stockholm; a space drenched in dreamy coloured light in Munich; a station as lushly gorgeous as a palace in Moscow. Carefully selected from among such flowers of public art blending the best of architecture, art, and ornamentation, were 36 beautifully orchestrated underground spaces that function as subway stations around the world.

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

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