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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 6 June 2018
El Croquis 194: Brandlhuber+ 1996-2018

Isbn 9788494775420
Publisher El Croquis
Idea code 18230
EUR 62.00

This monographic instalment features the work of Arno Brandlhuber, one of the most intriguing European architects today. Known for his various collaborative practices involving an array of people – architects, artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians – and an oeuvre rich in cultural references, Brandlhuber stands for a discursive practice. He brings together individuals who represent the new creative class which has become increasingly crucial for cities everywhere, and he believes in their ability to develop new, more diverse and flexible lifestyles. This special issue includes essays by Bart Lootsma and Moritz Küng, and features a selection of 20 exemplary projects.

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

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Hans Ibelings And Diederendirrix Architects: Make It Anew

Isbn 9789492058065
Publisher The Architecture Observer
Idea code 18231
EUR 25.70

Architecture builds upon history. Even the avant-gardist creed to “make it new” still assumes a past. It is impossible to imagine novelty without an awareness of what existed before. This is even more true for the reuse and appropriation of existing structures, where designers take a stance relative to the past. In their transformation projects the office of diederendirrix architects retell stories of buildings and sites – by paraphrasing part of the story, by recasting central actors, by making architecture speak in other words. In so doing, they make it anew. Written, compiled, and edited by architecture critic Hans Ibelings in collaboration with Paul Diederen and Bert Dirrix.

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

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Case Design - A School In The Making

Isbn 9782970113218
Publisher Archizoom
Idea code 18254
EUR 38.45

Founded by Samuel Barclay in 2013, Case Design is a Mumbai-based architecture and design office working on diverse projects, such as the Avasara Academy. Located above a small village in western India, this residential school for young women is a work in process. With thoughtful attention to both physical and social environments, the school is evolving through a design-build process focused on inclusion and engagement. A diverse group of builders, designers, farmers, craftsmen, engineers, and artists has been involved in making the school, showing the potential and possibilities of an architectural practice based on collaboration and empathy.

118 p, ills colour, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Arch+ Spring 2018 The Property Issue

Isbn 9783931435462
Publisher Arch+ Verlag
Idea code 18265
EUR 22.70

Space is as vital a resource as air and water. Yet architects seldom address the question of land ownership. Moreover, there is no alternative but to politicise land, which means first developing a political economy of the city and showing that the current situation is anything but natural. This issue of ‘Arch+’ aims to help change how we view urban land and encourage land law reform, to return land governance to the local level. Secondly, it addresses the domestic sphere and its activities with the help of feminist theory, because this largely falls outside the economic equation yet is also a genuinely political place. With 16 pages special feature on the Luxembourg Pavilion at Venice Biennale.

248 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Architecture In The Netherlands Yearbook 2017/2018

Isbn 9789462084308
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 18237
EUR 41.10

For over 30 years 'Architecture in the Netherlands' has provided an indispensable overview of Dutch architecture for everyone with a professional or more general interest in the subject. The Yearbook is the international showcase for Dutch architecture. The three editors select special projects that have been completed in the preceding year and describe the most important developments that influence Dutch architecture, paying particular attention to new types of housing, the circular economy, the rediscovery of the periphery and the public role of architecture in times of privatization.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Arcipelago Italia - Projects For The Future Of The Country's Interior Territories

Isbn 9788822901774
Publisher Quodlibet
Idea code 18289
EUR 38.70

‘Arcipelago Italia’ is the theme of the Italian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale of Architecture. It is an idea that shifts architecture’s attention away from the major cities and toward the physical space of Italy, where towns and communities are historically expressed in a different relationship between urban dimension and territory, in their cultural vivacity and the way people manage spaces. This catalogue is a manifesto, the goal of which is to indicate possible paths to be undertaken, aimed at bestowing value and importance on architecture. By focusing on the most invisible, scarred parts of the country, it makes clear that these are also the areas that are richest in potential.

288 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 31 cm, pb, Italian/English

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A+U 572 18:05 Adolf Loos Residences

Isbn 4910019730583
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 18212
EUR 28.55

The first of a two-part series on Adolf Loos, “Residences” is the theme of this issue. Divided into four chronological chapters, it gives an understanding of the different techniques the architect used over the years in approaching each project’s site. From early urban residences and villas in natural surroundings, to the mature ‘Raumplan’ concept, Loos’s pursuit of economic efficiency and rationality is examined through his architectural spaces. Each project includes the relations and collaborators he worked with, as well as clear labelling on all drawings, in order to provide a basis for reference material. The issue is guest edited by Yoshio Sakurai, Tokyo University professor and an expert on Loos.

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

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Tatiana Bilbao Estudio - Perspectives

Isbn 9786079489281
Publisher Arquine
Idea code 18291
EUR 53.50

Located in Mexico City, Tatiana Bilbao Estudio is well known internationally for its use of traditional Mexican construction techniques, the highly sculptural effects of its buildings, and its unusually collaborative approach toward each client. Founded by Tatiana Bilbao in 2004, its completed buildings include the Gratitude Open Chapel in La Ruta del Peregrino, Gabriel Orozco's house in Roca Blanca, and the botanical garden in Culiacan. This volume appraises the studio's work to date in four thematic sections: Inhabiting, Space, Collage, and Context.

256 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Zevi's Architects History And Counter-History Of Italian Architecture 1944-2000

Isbn 9788822902085
Publisher Quodlibet
Idea code 18287
EUR 26.55

The catalogue for an exhibition at MAXXI curated by Pippo Ciorra and Jean-Louis Cohen, this book is an homage to Bruno Zevi, the notable architect, historian, lecturer, critic, politician, and designer. Moreover, it is a reflection on the contemporary Italian architectures that Zevi supported and promoted during his 50-year career through his extensive writing and criticism. Featuring 35 architects, the book’s drawings, models, and other visual materials clarify the key role Zevi played in the post-war architectural debate in Italy, highlighting the importance of the relationship between architecture and politics and his social passion and presence in the nation’s civic history.

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

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Oase 100: The Architecture Of The Journal

Isbn 9789462084315
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 18280
EUR 41.10

The 100th issue of OASE takes the journal’s long-standing collaboration with its graphic designer Karel Martens as a starting point to explore the relationship between architecture journals and graphic design. In doing so, it challenges the conventional idea that architecture journals are mere carriers of information, showing instead how these journals play a defining role in the message they convey. Adhering to Marshall McLuhan’s famous maxim ‘the medium is the message’, it considers the graphic space of the journal, its materiality, its production, and the physical experience of reading.

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

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Sven Ingvar's Garden - And Other Essays On The Oeuvre Of Landscape Architect Sven-Ingvar Andersson

Isbn 9789492474322
Publisher Blauwdruk
Idea code 18278
EUR 18.00

Landscape architect Sven-Ingvar Andersson is renowned for his prize-winning design for Parc de la Villete in Paris, as well as his renovation of Amsterdam’s Museum Square and a new vision for Karlsplatz in Vienna. Besides his legacy of numerous projects in Denmark and abroad, Andersson devoted much of his career to being an inspiring educator. His eccentric private garden is regarded as one of the highlights of international garden design, and his imaginary letters are perhaps even more unique. Edited by Lodewijk Wiegersma, this book explores the late Andersson’s oeuvre by revisiting ten of his best works, and includes a previously unpublished interview.

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

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GA Houses 158

Isbn 9784871402101
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 18274
EUR 29.20

‘GA Houses’ documents outstanding new residential architecture from all over the world. With projects by Atelier Branco Arquitectura, Hitotaka Kidosaki, SPBR Arquitectos, Andrade Morettin, Rico Turu, Shigeru Fuse, and more.

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

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Residential Masterpieces 27: Paulo Mendes Da Rocha - King House, Millan/leme House

Isbn 9784871405607
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 18275
EUR 32.80

Yoshio Futagawa’s photographic homage to two single-family residences in São Paulo designed by architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha brings allows an intimate look at domestic life shaped by the contrast between exposed concrete surfaces and lush natural surroundings. Designed and built in the early 1970s, both houses are archetypal examples of the so-called “Brazilian Brutalism” style for which the architect is famous. At the time, they became a laboratory for the architect’s political beliefs as he developed a language and spatiality of his own. Besides their remarkable aesthetic expression, the houses feature unique solutions related to the organisation of the programme.

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

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Handbook Of Methods For Architecture And Urban Design

Isbn 9783038630319
Publisher Triest Verlag
Idea code 18266
EUR 25.80

A follow-up to the original German edition published in 2013, this first English edition offers a new foreword by Oya Atalay Franck, who writes, “Perhaps it is precisely the deceitful nature of architectural problems that make the profession so interesting, that lets architects find new answers to the seemingly same questions time and again.” Compiled by the Institute Urban Landscape of the School of Architecture, Design, and Civil Engineering at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, this guide permits two levels of reading. Firstly, it offers a selective interrogation of specific methods in real-world applications. Secondly, it is an examination of the methods themselves.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 19 cm, pb, English

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New Schools Of Thought

Isbn 9783038630302
Publisher Triest Verlag
Idea code 18267
EUR 29.95

Since the late 20th century, political regulations, internationalisation, and rapid digitalisation are only a few factors that have significantly transformed the environments within which European institutions of architectural education operate. In adapting and adhering to such changes, schools of architecture strive to develop innovative, didactic, programmatic, or spatial models that are distinguishable. Through eighteen case studies, four of which are presented in detail, this book highlights tendencies in architectural education beyond academia, illustrating the interdependence between the educational model and its spatial disposition, and revealing potential new schools of thought.

142 p, ills bw, 20 x 29 cm, pb, English

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Eileen Gray - Jean Badovici: E1027 House By The Sea

Isbn 9782919230099
Publisher Editions Imbernon
Idea code 18292
EUR 35.35

‘L’Architecture vivante’, the French-language quarterly magazine for avant-garde architecture, was published in France from 1923 to 1932. In 2006 Editions Imbernon published the first identical reissue of a famous special edition of the magazine, the 1929 winter issue devoted to E.1027 House by the Sea, the iconic villa designed by Eileen Gray. At the time this was within the context of the rescue and restoration of the villa, initiated by the Fondation Le Corbusier and the French Ministry of Culture, among others. This second reissue, published in 2015 and with English translations of the original French texts, marks a new phase for the site as it is opened to the public.

136 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 27 cm, pb, French/English

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The Cell Le Corbusier - L'unite D'habitation De Marseille

Isbn 9782919230082
Publisher Editions Imbernon
Idea code 18293
EUR 35.35

The most famous example of the modernist residential housing design principle developed by Le Corbusier is located in Marseille and was built between 1947 and 1952. In 2006 Jean-Marc Drut began to meticulously restore an apartment he had purchased in the building to its original state, a project which aroused interest among fans of Le Corbusier’s work. The idea then emerged to deepen the graphic analysis of the apartment’s material reality and details, and to publish the results of the research. This publication, which matches the form of the republished volume of ‘L’Architecture vivante’ on E.1027 House by the Sea, includes new documentation and illustrations.

104 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 27 cm, pb, French/English

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Somewhere Other John Wardle Architects

Isbn 9780994396631
Publisher Uro Publications
Idea code 18255
EUR 17.30

Established in Melbourne in 1986, John Wardle Architects has grown from designing small dwellings to working on university buildings, museums, and large commercial projects. The office is known for its material craft, lightness of touch, spatio-temporal playfulness, and social engagement. This book details its practice through several notable works, including the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Kew House, Borneo Country House, Captain Kelly’s Cottage, and the Learning and Teaching Building at Monash University, among others. Reflections on the firm’s proposal for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice offer a common thread.

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

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Iabr - 2018+2020- The Missing Link: Our Future In The Delta, The Delta Of The Future

Isbn 9789082513721
Publisher Iabr
Idea code 18279
EUR 15.45

There is a direct connection between the future of the city and the key challenges of our time, such as climate change and rapidly growing social inequality. Over the next three years, the IABR will fully focus on finding a missing link in the effort to uncover solutions: the gap between innovative design and sustainable realisation. Stimulating an environment in which good plans can be turned into concrete projects is a vital part. Published with the 8th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, this catalogue starts with the Delta of the Low Countries, with research and ateliers in Belgium and the Netherlands, and exhibitions and programmes in Rotterdam and Brussels.

128 p, no ills, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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