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New Titles in Architecture, Landscape & Design 9 April 2018
Homes - Ensembles - City

Isbn 9788792700179
Publisher Arkitektur B
Idea code 18134
EUR 54.00

'Homes|Ensembles|City' envisages the coming housing projects of Copenhagen. The book shows 36 building projects of the near future after a thoroughly introduction by the author on the three scale-modules of the dwelling, the housing ensembles, and the city, suggesting that the city is to be perceived, conceived, and lived in terms of the relationship between the home and the public realm. Hence not only public spaces but also housing ensembles become essential elements in defining the morphology of the city.

396 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, Danish/English

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A+U 2018:04 Special Issue: Passivetown

Isbn 9784900212206
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 18165
EUR 25.70

“Passivetown” is a housing project being developed by the YKK Group in Japan since 2015, on a site previously occupied by YKK dormitories. Its goal is to bring next-generation community development to the city of Kurobe by creating a housing complex whose energy needs are met to the greatest extent possible through natural energy sources. These include solar heat, the region’s abundant subterranean water, and a seasonal wind that blows in spring and summer. Six apartment blocks have been designed according to passive design principles, and three of these were completed by June 2017. This special issue examines the buildings’ passive design strategies in detail.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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City With A Hidden Past: Fumihiko Maki, Yukitoshi Wakatsuki, Hidetoshi Ohno, Tokihiko Takatani, Naomi Pollock

Isbn 9784306046610
Publisher Kajima Institute
Idea code 18135
EUR 31.70

Thirty years after the original Japanese edition by Fumihiko Maki and a team from Maki and Associates, an English-language version of this book is finally available. The original was based on a commissioned study on “The Desirable Living Environment” and examined Japanese urban spaces in the context of Tokyo’s rapid change and the city’s distinctive aesthetic consciousness. In particular, the concern for surface layers, micro-topographies, and small spaces in the metropolis received special focus. With the ever-growing and new global metropolises emerging today, fundamentally different attitudes toward public domains are revealed. It is clear that old ideas no longer apply.

176 p, ills bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Ja 109 Kengo Kuma: A Lab For Materials

Isbn 4910051330482
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 18162
EUR 32.60

Kengo Kuma claims that the encounter with new materials heralds the beginning of a new era. Architecture is made with and decisively determined by physical materials. Although concrete was the ideal material for the 20th century, the 21st is witnessing a marked departure from this staple of the modernist tradition. Kuma is driven by the desire to recover the material, to reconnect people and physical things, and to explore the wealth of new and different materials waiting to be discovered. This issue is divided into sections, each dealing with a specific material and its use in architecture: bamboo, wood, paper, earth, stone, fire (tile/glass/resin), metal, and membrane or fibre.

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

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Sasa J. Machtig: Systems, Structures, Strategies

Isbn 9789616669375
Publisher Mao Museum Architecture And De
Idea code 18153
EUR 32.05

Saša J. Mächtig is one of the most prominent creative forces in Slovenian industrial design. His best-known and most influential work is Kiosk K67, whose modular design and complex system of elements represents the very essence both of his larger design philosophy and practice. Mächtig’s approach is systemic, with individual products and design strategies consistently conceived as part of a wider system that can develop, grow and change. According to him, urban space should not be furnished with individual, self-sufficient objects, but should instead offer open systems of flexible structures to create active areas that facilitate daily rituals, exchange of information and the participation of all. The publication reflects Mächtig’s systemic thought, interdisciplinary work, concept designs and end products, while showcasing the process of creation, from first concepts and project variations to extensive research, testing in public space and marketing campaigns.

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

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Inside: Axelsson. Bohlin. Theselius.

Isbn 9789188135209
Publisher Konstakademien
Idea code 18168
EUR 32.80

This is the catalogue to an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, which features three architects who do not primarily design houses or buildings: Åke Axelsson, Jonas Bohlin, and Mats Theselius. Rather, they build their environments from the inside out, with sharp attention to detail and a comprehensive view. Known as Sweden’s premiere furniture designers and interior architects, each occupied one of the three large exhibition halls at the academy, each in turn reflecting a unique temperament and aesthetic, yet merging nonetheless into a united whole. The book pays homage to the art of interior architecture today, citing its history and pioneers in the 20th century.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, pb, Swedish/English

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A+U 570 18:03 Make New History-After The Second Chicago Architecture Biennial

Isbn 4910019730385
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 18167
EUR 28.55

Participants of the Chicago Architecture Biennial’s second edition included 140 artists and architects from 20 countries, under the theme ‘Make New History’, and this issue is guest edited by its artistic directors, Sharon Johnson and Mark Lee. The first part offers a retrospective look at the biennial together with architectural historian Michael Hays, in which what it shows about the qualified autonomy, framing, and partnerships seen in current practice is discussed. The second part introduces built work and projects selected with reference to the exhibition’s theme, as well as responses from the architects to questions about what this theme means to their thought and practice.

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

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Residential Masterpieces 26: Ray Kappe - Kappe Residence Pacific Pallisades, California 1965-67

Isbn 9784871405591
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 18160
EUR 32.80

Located in the Pacific Palisades, the Kappe Residence was designed and built in 1965–67 by American architect and educator Ray Kappe. As Takashi Yanai writes in his essay, Kappe is “a quiet giant within the local architectural community”. The house he designed for himself and his family follows a long tradition of forward-thinking residences that celebrate the temperate climate and inventive spirit of Los Angeles. Yoshio Futagawa’s photographs reflect its perfect example of how a house can be so grounded in place, yet poetic in its spaces and materiality. The challenging site, with its underground springs and steep slope, speaks to Kappe’s genius. With an interview by Thom Mayne.

68 p, ills colour & bw, 26 x 36 cm, pb, Japanse/English

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Streets And Neighbourhoods

Isbn 9789616669412
Publisher Mao Museum Architecture And De
Idea code 18154
EUR 32.05

'Streets and Neighbourhoods' follows the professional parabola of architect and intellectual Vladimir Braco Mušic, a key personality in post-war urban planning in Yugoslavia. Mušic embodies a typical figure of the post-war architectural profession that saw architecture as the main tool in the modification of urban and social reality. Between 1967 and 1975 a group of architects and urban planners within the Urban Planning Institute of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia planned and realised a series of residential neighbourhoods that soon became recognised, both at the national and international level, as examples of paradigmatic realisation in the field of contemporary urbanism.

238 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 28 cm, hb, English

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The Olivetti Idiom 1952 - 1979

Isbn 9788822901989
Publisher Quodlibet
Idea code 18164
EUR 26.55

This book by Caterina Toschi reconstructs the development of the Olivetti corporate identity from the early 1950s through the 1970s, as conveyed through spaces for the exposition and description of its products. The display methods and the written, oral, and visual forms of storytelling that brought the highly recognisable Olivetti idiom international success are brought together for the first time in archival documents and photographs, along with images of Olivetti showrooms and stores in cities like Buenos Aires, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Düsseldorf, Paris, and Vienna. The book celebrates the legacy of excellence that contributed to building the identity of Italian industry.

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

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C3 394 Urban University

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 18137
EUR 28.00

This issue focuses on three subjects: Urban University, Library Today, and Mexican Concrete. The first examines how new needs and material structures combine to offer opportunities for designers to experiment with innovative layouts and a new formal repertoire that can affect urban dynamics. Examples include Cornell Tech, Central European University, and the Southern Utah Museum of Art. Recent developments in the design of media libraries as an evolution of traditional ones feature in Library Today, with projects by OMA + Barcode Architects, Jean-Pierre Lott, and MVRDV. Lastly, the issue takes stock of concrete’s revision and continuation in today’s Mexican architecture.

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

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GA Document 145: Jean Nouvel Louvre Abu Dhabi

Isbn 9784871402408
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 18108
EUR 33.70

‘GA Document’ presents a detailed look at Jean Nouvel’s recently completed Louvre Abu Dhabi. Poised between desert, sky, and sea, the stunning double dome, 180 metres in diameter, incorporates a horizontal, perfectly radiating geometry. It is both a calm and complex place, with the dome as a traditional element of Arab architecture that primarily acts as a protective canopy, offering a cool haven of dappled light during the day and a shining oasis at night. On the interior, 8,600 square metres of exhibition spaces and museum galleries reinforce the structure’s palatial dimensions, all with state-of-the-art materials and technologies that provide optimal climate control and shading.

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

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GA Houses 157: Project 2018

Isbn 9784871402095
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 18166
EUR 29.20

‘GA Houses’ documents outstanding new residential architecture from all over the world. This issue is devoted to still to be built projects by, among others, Aires Mateus, Sou Fujimoto, Sean Godsell, Alberto Kalach, Kengo Kuma, Andra Matin, Ryue Nishizawa, Smiljan Radic, selgascano, and Yo Shimada.

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

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Investigate - Villardjournal 01.018

Isbn 9788822901170
Publisher Quodlibet
Idea code 18163
EUR 17.70

Published by the Villard de Honnecourt PhD in design and theory, based at the Università Iuav di Venezia, ‘villardjournal’ is dedicated to criticism, theory, and research in the field of design at different scales. It aims at addressing more directly the contemporary condition of research and theory today, offering articles written by various experts and scholars. This issue’s theme is “investigate”, and is approached from diverse perspectives across nineteen texts. Subjects range from urban mutations in Bucharest, waste disposal and recycling sites, and tools for heritage landscapes, to interdisciplinary processes and the Mediterranean’s influence on architectural thinking.

192 p, ills bw, 13 x 20 cm, pb, English

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Niko Kralj The Unknown Famous Designer

Isbn 9789616669191
Publisher Mao Museum Architecture And De
Idea code 18152
EUR 32.05

Niko Kralj is probably the most famous designer to ever emerge from Slovenia. For six decades he has been the central figure in Slovene design, developing an astonishing number of products and building an impressive archive, with records of his professional work in promoting the knowledge and awareness of design and its importance. Interest in Kralj’s output and legacy has been growing in recent years, and in 2012 an exhibition featuring his work was held at the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana. This book is the first English translation of the catalogue of the comprehensive exhibition, which featured his most important products, prototypes, and concepts.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Transformation Strijp-S

Isbn 9789462262775
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 18151
EUR 46.30

From Philips industrial area all the way to creative heart of the city of Eindhoven (Brainport region): this is the result of a complex metropolitan transformation. Strijp-S was Philips’ largest industrial area (27 hectares). It was home to the first glass factory and also the NatLab, the Philips research centre. The first plans for the area, made after Philips had announced it wanted to sell, included words like ‘Agronica’, ‘high tech favela’, ‘groene wig’, ‘Park Strijp’ and ‘Super-village’. In 2003, housing corporation Trudo felt that the Brainport region had a significant need for a metropolitan area. Together with around one hundred creative minds, and with lots of trial and error, this new area has gained its own unique identity, with optimal use of its industrial heritage.

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

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Arkitekt Axel Hoeg-Hansen

Isbn 9788792700209
Publisher Arkitektur B
Idea code
EUR 46.25

Architect Axel Høeg-Hansen is ”the man who built the modern Aarhus”, the second largest city of Denmark. He did this in the years 1909 to 1937, when Aarhus was developing from a provincial town into the main city of Jutland. Høeg-Hansen designed most of his buildings in a personal neo-classical style and was thereby contributing to the popularization of this style in Denmark, which soon became mainstream. Unlike other architects, for him this was not a just a style, it was ”the only style” and he never made the switch to modernism. This is the first book on Høeg-Hansen, written by Mogens Brandt Poulsen, illustrated with original drawing material from Høeg-Hansen’s archive, black&white pictures taken by Høeg-Hansen himself and new pictures taken by photographer Aage Lund Jensen.

272 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 31 cm, hb, Danish/English summary

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