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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 9 July 2018
El Croquis Aires Mateus (2002-2018) Hb

Isbn 9788494775437
Publisher El Croquis
Idea code 18316
EUR 108.75

Bringing together material published on the Portuguese architect duo of Aires Mateus from 2002 until the present, this special volume features more than 40 exemplary buildings and projects. From the Lisbon Central Library and Santa Maria Lighthouse Museum, to an Islamic Centre in Bordeaux, multipurpose building in Dubai, Santo Tirso call centre, thermal baths in Serra da Estrela, and numerous residences and homes, it covers a broad range of scales and typologies. In addition, the publication includes two interviews with Aires Mateus by fellow architects Ricardo Carvalho (RCJV Arquitectos) and Emilio Tuñón, and essays by Juan Antonio Cortés and Luis Martínez Santamaría.

536 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 34 cm, hb, Spanish/English

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A+T 50: Complex Buildings. Learning Systems

Isbn 9788409018673
Publisher A+t Architecture Publishers
Idea code 18331
EUR 26.95

It is commonly understood that school buildings house complex systems. From the kindergarten to the university faculty, the journey through the levels of learning consists of an accumulation of vital experiences arising from the interaction between these systems. The educational function now builds its environments with new paradigms that reflect and respond to an increasingly diverse and complex social agenda. Javier Mozas analyses these new educational models in this third instalment of the “Complex Buildings” series, which also includes recent projects by C.F. Møller, NL Architects, Aleph Zero, OMA, Gigon/Guyer, Studio Velocity, and COBE Architects.

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

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Cabin Fever

Isbn 9781988860008
Publisher Information Office/ Vancouver
Idea code 18342
EUR 42.25

Published by the Vancouver Art Gallery, ‘Cabin Fever’ traces the course of the cabin in North America – from the simple architecture of colonial settlements to contemporary interpretations – showing how this humble typology has been appropriated for its symbolic value and helped shape a larger cultural identity. Acknowledging the cabin’s pervasive influence, the book offers a historical survey of the typology over the past three centuries. Comprising a selection of notable literature, excerpted texts, and iconic images, its three parts (Shelter, Utopia, Porn) map the formal evolution of the cabin typology within a changing set of social and cultural desires.

320 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 24 cm, hb, English

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AV Monographs 206: Lan 2007-2018

Isbn 9788409010912
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 18263
EUR 35.05

LAN (Local Architecture Network), based in Paris, was founded in 2002 by Benoît Jallon (Grenoble, 1972) and Umberto Napolitano (Naples, 1975). Encompassing social and urban issues as well as debates on form and environmental and economic factors, LAN’s work seeks going beyond the vital cycle of users through the studied indetermination of the structures in their buildings, which are in this way able to adapt to possible changes of function throughout the years, and to the abstraction of their compositive language. This line of research can be found in the twenty projects included in this issue, almost all of them built in France, and a good part of them in Paris and its environs.

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

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A.mag 13: Bast Bureau Architectures Sans Titre | Gens Association Liberale D'architecture

Isbn 9789895409808
Publisher A.mag Editorial Sl
Idea code 18197
EUR 38.60

Established in Toulouse in 2013, Bureau Architectures Sans Titre (BAST) operates through research-led work with an “anonymous approach”. Despite this deliberate lack of attribution, every BAST project has a distinct character. The GENS group, founded in 2009 and currently with offices in Nancy and Paris, defines itself as seeking to exploit what it calls the “economy of the project”. These two offices represent the new generation, and their production reflects how collective work is valued. Through a selection built works, the magazine explores an architecture less marked by the use of any formal language, but rather the methodological approach to solving each project.

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

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A+U 573 06:18 Adolf Loos - From Interior To Urban City

Isbn 4910019730682
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 18300
EUR 31.35

The second of a two-part series on Adolf Loos, “From Interior to Urban City” introduces 36 various works divided into four chapters: “Residential Addition and Alternation Plans”, “Interior Design”, “Collective Housing”, and “Mixed-use Facilities”. Although most of the housing and mixed-use projects are unbuilt, it includes new models, drawings, and graphics based on original sketches, photographs, and previous research, which in turn offer insight into how Loos’s complex three-dimensional spaces are seen in a variety of typologies. Maps and a chronology of the architect’s projects complete the issue, guest edited by Yoshio Sakurai, Tokyo University professor and an expert on Loos.

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

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Akihisa Hirata - Discovering New

Isbn 9784887063730
Publisher Toto
Idea code 18286
EUR 62.20

This monograph presents work by Japanese architect Akihisa Hirata and is divided into three parts: Discovering New Form, Discovering New Nature, Discovering New Commitment. According to the architect, new things are an essential part of life. Yet his concept of “new” is not meant as something that is completely unknown, without any connection to the past. Rather, he intends to actualise things that already exist but remain hidden, and in the process discover the essence of living through architecture as a new form of nature, imbued with a previously unseen wildness. The book features a selection of more than 20 concepts, designs, and realised projects, plus texts by Hirata.

280 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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Dash From Dwelling To Dwelling - Radical Housing Transformation

Isbn 9789462083110
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 18320
EUR 30.80

Following the large-scale production of new buildings in the second half of the twentieth century and the quietude of the economic crisis, a new practice is emerging. Finding ways to reuse the existing building stock plays an important part in that practice. Towards a more sustainable use of resources and social capital, this focus on the transformation of the existing housing stock is a promising assignment for architects and developments. In the Netherlands, all eyes are on the postwar housing that, built in the reconstruction period, is due for servicing on technical grounds alone.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 28 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Archiprix 2018

Isbn 9789462084292
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 18321
EUR 29.95

Every year Dutch schools of architecture and design select the best graduation projects in the fields of architecture, urban design and landscape architecture. The yield is always rich and diverse and exudes the ambition of a new generation of designers who are fully fledged to deal with every conceivable design assignment. Archiprix 2018 introduces the most recent generation of up-and-coming talent.

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

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Ja 110: Insights From Building Sites

Isbn 4910051330789
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 18354
EUR 28.70

This special issue is devoted to building sites, the places where architectural ideas assume physical forms. Building sites are used as points of departure to examine the processes of trial and error in which architects engage to realise their buildings. There exists a trend among Japanese architects to be actively involved in on-site developments and to include construction processes in the scope of their designs. In focusing on what transpires at the building site, the moment when an architect’s creative consciousness is sublimated into the building and its spaces can be observed. The issue features seventeen recent projects, as well as examples completed from the 1950s through the ’80s.

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

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Eduardo Souto De Moura Architectural Guide

Isbn 9789899846265
Publisher A+a Books
Idea code 18140
EUR 35.45

This small yet densely packed and intriguingly designed guide revisits and reconsiders more than 70 built works by Eduardo Souto de Moura, selected by the architect himself. Intended as a reference book, it also shows how his architecture changes from north to south in Portugal. Each project is given with objective data as a complement to the reader’s journey, such as the circumstances of the commission, stages of the design process, simultaneous projects, contingencies of construction, and even subsequent changes to the project. The texts are based on the architect’s own writings, interviews, and lectures, thereby helping to communicate the true essence of each building.

208 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 19 cm, pb, Portuguese/English

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Living With Water - Slovenian Pavilion Venice Architecture 2018

Isbn 9789616669498
Publisher Museum Architecture And Design
Idea code 18339
EUR 30.95

Reflecting daily life in Slovenia, ‘Living With Water’ is the catalogue for the Slovenian Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition. From rivers, glacial lakes, and waterfalls, to bogs, karst, disappearing lakes, and thermal springs, water is one of the most potent and decisive factors determining both the country’s landscapes and its supply of drinking water. A multidisciplinary team of thirteen architects, landscape architects, urban planners, researchers, and strategists rethink water management and the protection of water resources. From site-specific case studies to alternative models, they explore the complexity of natural and artificial water systems.

304 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 27 cm, hb, English

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The Potato Plan Collection; 40 Cities Through The Lens Of Patrick Abercrombie

Isbn 9789462084339
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 18319
EUR 49.95

This book celebrates Patrick Abercrombie’s famous 'Potato Plan' and reveals its potential as an analytical tool for contemporary urban territories. Originally drawn in 1943 as part of the County of London Plan, Abercrombie’s 'Social and Functional Analysis Map' poetically illustrates the city as an agglomeration of manifold neighbourhoods, character areas, and centralities. This book gathers together 40 specific ‘Potato Plans’ from various metropolises all over the globe that were drawn and interpreted by local architects, urban designers and schools of architecture. The aim is to investigate the nature of neighbourhoods and centralities and their role in cities.

240 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, hb, English

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Goodbye Architecture - The Architecture Of Crematoria In Europe

Isbn 9789462084247
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 18318
EUR 51.35

This book portrays the architecture of European crematoria, showing how architecture creates a space for rituals of death and remembrance. Cremation is a recent but fast-growing tradition throughout Europe. It links up with our tendency to make more deeply considered life choices that go beyond death. What active role can architecture play in this process? In order to answer this question, the authors charted crematoria throughout Europe. Never before has the architecture of crematoria been so extensively portrayed, analyzed and documented with background information.

280 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Infinite Places (Lieux Infinis) - Constructing Buildings Or Places?

Isbn 9782490077014
Publisher Editions B42
Idea code 18313
EUR 30.95

The French Pavilion at the 2018 Architecture Biennale in Venice addresses the shift towards seeking out alternative places, exploring and paving the way to new uses, and extending the premise of third places. “Infinite” because they are open to possibilities, possess potential, and are unfinished. This book sheds light not only on the processes, the different ways they are managed and run, and the commitment of the participants, but also on the underlying philosophical and political issues relating to their emergence. Architect-curators Encore Heureux present ten remarkable and different initiatives, places which cultivate and believe in mixing genres, activities, and audiences.

356 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 22 cm, pb, French/English

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C3 Special: Transcendental Architecture: Contemporary Places Of Worship

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 18322
EUR 31.25

Inherent in the brief for a place of worship is the requirement to create a powerful, transcendental experience for the user, a place of refuge and peace. This ephemeral demand in turn requires unusual sensibility and creative genius of the architect, yet also makes the architect’s task particularly intriguing. This special issue analyses the elements architects have at their disposal to conceive transcendental places and sanctuaries conducive to contemplation and prayer, illustrated in seventeen recent projects from around the world, from Archstudio’s Waterside Buddhist Shrine and John McAslan’s Msheireb Mosque, to Wirmboden Alpine Chapel and Skorba Village Centre.

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

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C3 395: Learning Cities

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Magazine
Idea code 18244
EUR 28.00

This issue explores two themes, each through five recent projects. The terms culture and city both contain an element of opposition against two words that are often mistaken as their synonyms: civilisation and urbanisation. In this sense, culture can be considered a strategy of resistance. Recent examples that reflect this trend are SANAA’s Tsuruoka Cultural Hall, Caixa Forum Sevilla by Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra, and La Seine Music Hall by Shigeru Ban. Secondly, the school as social playground is examined in the Skovbakke School by CEBRA, German School Madrid by Grüntuch Ernst Architects, and the Copenhagen International School Nordhavn by C.F. Møller Architects.

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

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Arquitectura Viva 204: Culture In The Gulf

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 18297
EUR 18.70

From modest origins the so-called ‘Gulf countries’ have become financial powers and vigorous regional centers with an ever growing presence in the global scene. This increased importance comes from strengthened economic control and occasional military interventions, but also from ‘soft policies’ such as the cultural propaganda that has proven a principal instrument in achieving international visibility. The result is a series of enormous complexes devoted to art and knowledge, made possible in a short time by the petrodollar, and Arquitectura Viva presents two major recent examples: The Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum by Jean Nouvel and the Qatar National Library by Rem Koolhaas.

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

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AV Proyectos 086: Dossier MVRDV

Isbn 1697493X
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 18296
EUR 11.70

The latest issue of 'AV Proyectos' covers recent projects of the Rotterdam-based studio MVRDV, whose propositive and nonconformist character is reflected in a prolific and varied body of work that approaches architecture as a tool for urban activation, proposing density, hybridization of uses, typological diversity, and colour. Another section gathers the finalist entries in the competition for the new branch of the Centre Pompidou in Brussels, where the winning team was formed by noAarchitecten, EM2N, and Sergison Bates. The chapter devoted to construction focusses this time on the broad range of uses of plastic materials, and includes a modular and adaptable roof, an inflatable pavilion, and a large translucid enclosure.

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

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Still Cabanon

Isbn 9788469785287
Publisher A.mag
Idea code 18307
EUR 33.15

‘Still Cabanon’ is an exhibition curated by Atelier do Corvo and OTIIMA ArtWorks for the Anozero'17 Coimbra Biennial of Contemporary Art, which has the theme “Healing and Repairing”. Two objectives mark the scope of this initiative. Firstly, to provoke a dialogue around habitation in the 21st century, with a view to creating proposals aimed at building an intimate place of refuge which adapts to the demands of this new century. Secondly, to understand how work and the dialectic between authors from different disciplines, such as art, architecture, or design, respond to a common statement. Participants were invited to reflect on living today and also conceive an intimate shelter.

256 p, ills bw, 16 x 23 cm, pb, Portuguese/English

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Petra Gipp /passage/shaft/niche/lining/nave - Wandering

Isbn 9789187543647
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code 18312
EUR 56.55

For architect Petra Gipp, working with models is pivotal. It is a method for approaching architecture, often independently of scale. Seamlessly working with one material allows her to shape an architectural concept on the basis of that material. Space is sculpted through a focus on volume, elements, and details, where everything can be reduced to a single idea, blending architecture with place, body, and thought. This approach adds clarity and a personal voice to the rooms and volumes that she creates. Gipp’s plaster castings are here combined with newly written poems by Ann Jäderlund, plus critical reflections by Peter Bjerrum, Helena Mattsson, and Sune Nordgren.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 34 cm, hb, Swedish/Danish/English Summary

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Home By Dekleva Gregoric Architects

Isbn 9789616669399
Publisher Museum Architecture And Design
Idea code 18314
EUR 30.95

Dekleva Gregorič Architects operates on the disruptive edges of architectural profession with a continuous quest to integrate design tasks and self-initiated participatory strategies to creatively challenge current social and spatial concerns. This book illustrates a series of distinct buildings and projects, allegedly belonging to the realm of individual dwelling, created over a decade of practice. Presented in a comprehensive and comparative mode, the projects span diverse climates and localities, where each is a particular response to the context addressing various notions of home. The individual houses are objects of experiment, interfaces between nature and humans.

306 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 25 cm, pb, English

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Kees Christiaanse - Textbook

Isbn 9789462084421
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 18367
EUR 19.95

Kees Christiaanse is one of the field’s most influential forces in urban design over the last half-century. 'Textbook' spans 30 years of the well-known urban designer and architect’s thinking about cities. He is responsible for large urban projects, including Hamburg HafenCity, Rotterdam’s waterfront revitalisation, and London’s Olympic Legacy Plan. The collected texts range from charting the influence of the bicycle on his thinking about future mobility to the examination of dominant concepts and projects in the contemporary built environment.

256 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 18 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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