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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 9 May 2018
Architectural Ethnography - Japanese Pavilion Venice Biennale 2018

Isbn 9784887063716
Publisher Toto
Idea code 18199
EUR 22.00

Modernisation in the 20th century has deeply transformed Japanese society, bringing economic wealth and social well-being, but also increasing divisions and specialisation in society. This transformation has been increasingly questioned in recent years, and finds expression in architectural projects. The catalogue for the Japanese Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, curated by Momoyo Kaijima, one of the founders of Atelier Bow-Wow, this volume examines the role of architectural drawings in this reappraisal, as they form the basis on which a common approach in the design of individualised yet shared environments in today’s globalised society can be formulated. It proposes architectural ethnography as a methodology of social engagement.

200 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Sincere By Design: The Architecture Of Sou Fujimoto

Isbn 9784887063709
Publisher Toto
Idea code 18207
EUR 11.00

This diminutive but insightful book features one of Japan’s most sought-after architects, Sou Fujimoto. It comprises an interview with the architect by Noriko Takiguchi in which subjects range from specific projects, dealing with clients, and how current trends in architecture relate to his work, to the pros and cons of working alone versus being open to ideas from others and collaboration. The in-depth conversation also covers how, despite starting out with a strictly small aesthetic, commissions from around the world have spurred him to adapt a larger scale, building on the confidence he had since being a student that architectural design was his true calling.

96 p, ills bw, 11 x 15 cm, pb, English

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Atlas Of The Copenhagens

Isbn 9783944074245
Publisher Ruby Press
Idea code 18221
EUR 48.65

This publication explores the urban territories of Copenhagen, often identified as the world’s most sustainable and liveable city. Such claims position it as an opportune site to engage in a wider debate on contemporary urban ideals, prompting questions about the nature of sustainability and liveability. Yet the increasing authority attributed to city-ranking metrics prompts a second line of inquiry. How are the territorial and conceptual limits of a city drawn to define it as an object of measurement, and how does this impact our understanding of something as complex and manifold as a city? This series of texts, maps, and infographics offers reflection on these themes across multiple Copenhagens.

480 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Hidden Landscapes - The Metropolitan Garden As A Multi-Sensory Expression Of Place

Isbn 9789461400611
Publisher Architectura & Natura
Idea code 18225
EUR 46.30

Authored by Saskia de Wit, this book examines the enclosed garden as an expression of the ‘genius loci’. How can this can be made accessible in the contemporary metropolitan landscape? Included are analyses of the spatial, sensorial, and narrative craft patterns of metropolitan gardens ranging from traditional Japanese masterpieces to contemporary European landscape architecture. The metropolitan garden, as a defined space in the continuous metropolitan field, provides an alternative way to access the landscape horizon, references to nature, and connections to the underlying landscape, providing a new perspective on two quintessential themes: nature and place.

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

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AV Monographs 205: Jorn Utzon 1918-2008

Isbn 9788409009862
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 18173
EUR 35.05

It has been one hundred years since the birth of Jørn Utzon (1918-2008), the visionary Dane who was only 38 years old when he won the competition to build the Sydney Opera House. 'AV' marks the occasion covering his legacy in a monograph featuring six canonical works along with six articles by international critics. Richard Weston ponders on the sources of inspiration in Utzon's creative process, Marja-Riitta Norri contributes a Nordic approach to the courtyard houses, Françoise Fromonot recalls the research carried out to write her monograph on the Sydney Opera House, the unbuilt projects are covered by Enrique Sobejano, Kenneth Frampton focuses on Bagsværd Church, and Rafael Moneo, who worked with Utzon in 1961, writes about the two Mallorca houses.

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

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AV Monographs 203-204: Spain Yearbook 2018

Isbn 9788409009145
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 18174
EUR 58.50

As every year since 1993, the Yearbook of 'AV Monographs' gathers the best buildings completed in Spain over the past twelve months, taking stock of its characteristic high quality despite the crisis that still affects the field. The year that saw the Pritzker go to the Catalan studio RCR Arquitectes, and the establishment of the Norman Foster Foundation in Madrid, also witnessed important inaugurations like that of the Botín Centre in Santander – the first building by Renzo Piano in Spain –, the Congress Center in Palma by Francisco Mangado, or the new stadium of Atlético de Madrid in the old ‘Peineta’, by Cruz & Ortiz.

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

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Arquitectura Viva 203: Silicon Valley

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 18175
EUR 18.75

The giant technology firms of Silicon Valley bill annual amounts that compare with the GDP of many countries together; so it is that their headquarters, in size and presence, are not just buildings but private cities, with notable impact on their surroundings. The director of the Design Museum in London, Deyan Sudjic, examines the potential and the paradoxes of these huge corporate campuses, and we present them in detail through a selection of two completed works and three projects. The two finished complexes are the exquisite and civic ring Norman Foster built for Apple in Cupertino, and the enormous labyrinthine and ludic space that Frank Gehry designed for Facebook in Menlo Park.

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

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A+U 571 2018:04 San Francisco Urban Transformations

Isbn 4910019730484
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 18172
EUR 28.55

Featuring recent and in progress urban transformation in San Francisco, this issue is guest edited by Craig Hartman, senior consulting design partner at the San Francisco-based firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Two major areas are at the root of this citywide enrichment: the Yerba Buena Garden, part of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the De Young Museum, situated in Golden Gate Park. These burgeoning cultural hotspots are spreading out to fill various urban voids, such as old factories, railyards, piers, and elsewhere. One huge transformation is the Transbay Transit Center, a mixed development project now recognised as a new neighbourhood.

216 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 29 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Log 42: Disorienting Phenomenology

Isbn 9780999237304
Publisher Anyone Corporation
Idea code 18169
EUR 16.80

This issue, subtitled “Disorienting Phenomenology”, presents eighteen essays by philosophers, theorists, art and architectural historians, and architects. These writings provide a critical look at those phenomenologies that reflect architecture and society’s increasing awareness of the sociocultural richness found in diversity. From Charles L. Davis’s speculations on an architectural phenomenology of blackness and Adrienne Brown’s look at the role of space in producing radicalisation, to readings of Husserl and Doug Wheeler, and a conversation with Jorge Otero-Pailos, who offered a key reassessment of architectural phenomenology in the mid-20th century, plus much more.

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

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GA Document 146: Siza Hadid Kuma Foster RCR O'donnell + Tuomey Holl

Isbn 9784871402415
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 18220
EUR 32.80

GA Document presents the finest in international design, focusing on architecture that expresses our time and striving to record the history of contemporary architecture. International scholars and critics provide insightful texts to further inform the reader of the most up-to-date ideas and events in the profession. In this issue 2 projects by Kengo Kuma in São Paulo and Shizuoka, the Paris Courthouse by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the Central European University in Budapest by O'Donnell+Tuomey, as well as a church by Álvaro Siza in France, a High Speed Train station in Italy by Zaha Hadid Architects, Bloomberg Headquarters by Norman Foster and Maggie's Centre Barts by Steven Holl in London and finally a Mediatheque in Ghent by RCR + Coussée & Goiris Architecten.

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

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Volume 52: The End Of Informality

Isbn 9789099766622
Publisher Archis
Idea code 18226
EUR 20.05

The relation between formal and informal may be changing due to the introduction of new technologies and the way these are used. Informality can be interpreted as a positive quality hinting at individual freedom, or even be romanticised as a bottom-up, empowering force. But informality as a safety valve for a system unable to adjust to changing conditions smoothly and quickly is another matter. Consider the mass migrations of people who must provide their own housing, or the vast numbers of unemployed who provide labour in a growing economy but are easily discarded later. With texts by Guus Beumer, René Boer, Keller Easterling, Jacqueline Hassink, and others.

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

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Monu 28: Client-Shaped Urbanism

Isbn 18603211
Publisher Board Publishers
Idea code 18196
EUR 15.45

The importance of the client in shaping our built environment, whether it comes to buildings, neighbourhoods, or entire cities, is not sufficiently included in urban and architectural discourse, and thus largely forgotten, underestimated, and neglected. This issue is dedicated to investigating the topic in depth, to discover clients’ values, objectives, fears, and motivations, and the consequences of all of this for cities and buildings. What kind of design methods should be developed for better partnerships and results? How can communication between clients and designers be advanced? Which projects might never have happened without an ambitious and creative client?

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

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C3 Special Remember In Architecture

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 18182
EUR 31.25

Architecture by its nature is destined to take physical advantage over space, meaning its objects remain. Temporal stratifications admit the memory of the past as a starting point for developing this space. It is a matter of defining the relationship between new and old through an operation of addition and historical stratification. By way of minimal and focused interventions, subtle additions and modifications, the featured projects – such as Aalto University Main Building by ALA Architects, Studio Libeskind’s National Holocaust Monument Ottawa, Len Lye Centre by Pattersons, and more – demonstrate the care and mindfulness with which architects approach memory and history.

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

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Pavilion Propositions - Nine Points On An Architectural Phenomenon Vis-A-Vis Series

Isbn 9789492095503
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 18178
EUR 18.00

This publication addresses the contemporary pavilion phenomenon and the often temporary and functionless architectural structures commissioned and exhibited by art institutions, among which are the Serpentine Pavilion in London, the Young Architects Program in New York, and the MPavilion in Melbourne. Despite this ubiquity and popular success, the contemporary pavilion has been inconsistently theorised and frequently disparaged. The authors reclaim the pavilion as an architectural topic, against those who would dismiss the potential of architecture’s intersection with art. It also poses larger questions regarding the shifting relations between culture and the economy.

80 p, ills bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English


1000 Facades

Isbn 9788997775064
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 18186
EUR 48.55

Comprising literally one thousand photographs of a seemingly unending spectrum of architectural facades gathered from cities and locations around the globe, this coffee table candidate is an aesthetic map of buildings and structures. Photographed by Kwon Tae-oung, these range from the latest towers incorporating cutting-edge facade technologies and captivating geometries, to numerous objects from the ancient world, including the finest examples of ornate temples and beautifully mosaicked mosques. From North and South America, to the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, this collection of facades and facade elements is astounding in its scope and variety.

416 p, ills colour, 20 x 24 cm, hb, English

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Architectural Element 1: Entrance

Isbn 9788968010743
Publisher Damdi
Idea code 18144
EUR 97.30

Architecture is a mixture of individual elements. Some have been around for thousands of years, while others are much more recent, emerging from today’s cutting-edge technologies. To explore the elements of architecture in depth, DAMDI offers a sweeping, three-part survey of contemporary case studies from around the world. The first volume deals with the “Entrance”, the second looks at “Stairs”, and the third examines the “Roof”. Through models, photographs, technical drawings, and sketches, hundreds of featured works represent the spectrum of architectural elements today. Includes interviews with NL Architects, Moussafir Architectes, Stefano Corbo Studio, and more.

480 p, ills colour, 24 x 29 cm, hb, English/Korean

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Architectural Element 2: Stairs

Isbn 9788968010750
Publisher Damdi
Idea code 18146
EUR 97.30

Architecture is a mixture of individual elements. Some have been around for thousands of years, while others are much more recent, emerging from today’s cutting-edge technologies. To explore the elements of architecture in depth, DAMDI offers a sweeping, three-part survey of contemporary case studies from around the world. The first volume deals with the “Entrance”, the second looks at “Stairs”, and the third examines the “Roof”. Through models, photographs, technical drawings, and sketches, hundreds of featured works represent the spectrum of architectural elements today. Includes interviews with NL Architects, Moussafir Architectes, Stefano Corbo Studio, and more.

496 p, ills colour, 23 x 29 cm, hb, English/Korean

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Architectural Element 3 : Roof

Isbn 9788968010767
Publisher Damdi
Idea code 18145
EUR 97.30

Architecture is a mixture of individual elements. Some have been around for thousands of years, while others are much more recent, emerging from today’s cutting-edge technologies. To explore the elements of architecture in depth, DAMDI offers a sweeping, three-part survey of contemporary case studies from around the world. The first volume deals with the “Entrance”, the second looks at “Stairs”, and the third examines the “Roof”. Through models, photographs, technical drawings, and sketches, hundreds of featured works represent the spectrum of architectural elements today. Includes interviews with NL Architects, Moussafir Architectes, Stefano Corbo Studio, and more.

496 p, ills colour, 23 x 29 cm, hb, English/Korean

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