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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 30 July 2018
El Croquis 195: Carmody Groarke (2009-2018) Mortal Bodies

Isbn 9788494775444
Publisher El Croquis
Idea code 18375
EUR 62.00

Founded in 2006 by Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke, Carmody Groarke has developed a reputation for working internationally on a wide range of arts, cultural, heritage, and residential projects. This instalment offers an overview of the London-based practice’s work from 2009 until the present, and includes an interview with the architects and David Chipperfield. More than 20 projects of all scales are profiled, from the Regent’s Place Pavilion, West Sussex Gallery, and an artist studio in Hoxton, to an extension at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester and the British Film Institute Southbank. An essay by architecture critic Ellis Woodman rounds out the issue.

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

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Archives 3: Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu

Isbn 9788494767821
Publisher C2c
Idea code 18397
EUR 25.20

In featuring the Flemish practice of Jan De Vylder, Inge Vinck, and Jo Taillieu, this edition of ‘Archives’ provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of context and drawing. Context is a concept which appears constantly in their conversations and writings, one that the architects explain is not as limiting a term as many might think. The drawings herein offer precise analyses of the projects the office has undertaken, represented in different forms, through various mediums, layered drawings and paperwork. It is an example of how their work is continually developing, how its optimistic and collaborative nature combines three ways of thinking that have resulted in a well-oiled machine.

336 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 24 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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A+U 574 07:18 Aires Mateus

Isbn 9784900212237
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 18387
EUR 31.25

This issue is the magazine’s first monograph dedicated to the Lisbon-based practice of Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus. Over the last 30 years, the brothers have gained international recognition for their poetic yet respectful contemporary reinterpretation of Portuguese architectural tradition. Their conscientious articulation of spaces to capture time is visible in both newly built projects and preservation projects working with the traces of the past. An introduction by Ricardo Carvalho and an interview with the architects shed light on more than 20 projects, among them the Trinity College renovation, EDP Headquarters, Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum, and many houses.

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

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A+U 18:07 Special Issue: Eriko Horiki Architectural Spaces With Washi Volume Ii

Isbn 9784900212244
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 18391
EUR 40.20

Part of the fascination of washi (traditional Japanese paper) is that its natural shading creates a changing visual effect known as ‘utsuroi’. Designer Eriko Horiki brings the emotions and feelings that have been nurtured in traditional Japanese architecture alive in contemporary architectural spaces – whether commercial, renovation, domestic, or entrances – through her innovative application and use of washi in interior spaces. Her installations give visitors a physical experience and a taste of what a large-scale washi environment can achieve. Using finely textured paper and precise illumination, Horiki produces an atmospheric feeling with a hint of something mystical just on the other side.

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

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Promontorio: Architecture Of Leisure

Isbn 9789899846272
Publisher A+a Books
Idea code 18399
EUR 45.85

Promontorio, founded in Lisbon in 1990 as an experimental practice, has since grown into a multidisciplinary team of over 60 architects, planners, landscape architects, and interior and graphic designers. ‘Architecture of Leisure’ summons the idea of holidays, travelling, well-being, and ‘joie de vivre’ – places that are designed to indulge our senses, bringing us pleasure and comfort. This monograph features projects the office has developed over the past decade in hospitality and interior design, an impressive body of international work which ranges from five-star hotels, boutique resorts, and conference centres, to small apartments, restaurants, and bespoke furniture.

408 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Quaderns 270: Europa Europa

Isbn 9788434313736
Publisher Col.d'arquitectes De Catalunya
Idea code 18400
EUR 27.65

In its new format, each issue of ‘Quaderns’ is supervised by an assigned team of directors. Moisés Puente, architect and curator of the seminars ‘Europa Europa’ and ‘Absolutamente moder(rr)nos’, held at the Architects’ Association of Catalonia (COAC), is this edition’s guest editor. He stresses that we are facing a new cultural paradigm, where “images are much more powerful and influential than words, and architecture seems to have stopped being read as text and is now put forward as image.” The issue features projects and contributions by Philip Ursprung, Atelier Kempe Thill, Guillermo Santomà, Bruther, Harquitectes, Thomas Raynaud, Bas Princen, and more.

148 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 26 cm, pb, English

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Massx: Neil M. Denari Architects 2000-2017

Isbn 9780692917947
Publisher Aadcu
Idea code 18334
EUR 118.75

This formidable monograph of Neil M. Denari Architects can be viewed as a point of departure for examining architecture’s role in the contemporary world. It contains an accumulation of material that has evolved over time, the majority of which has never been published, and offers both a rich history of projects and an extraordinarily in-depth examination of the firm’s practice. The book arranges selected projects, buildings, concepts, references, arguments, and sensibilities (all together classified as “things”) chronologically, from the beginning of the century until the present, and its content must be understood as a mix of media types that are split between the real and the imaginary.

778 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 27 cm, hb, English

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GA Document 147 International 2018

Isbn 9784871402422
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 18385
EUR 35.15

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 international projects for 2018 by, amongst others, Aires Mateus, Junya Ishigami, MAD Architects, MVRDV, SANAA, Shigeru Ban, selgascano, and many more.

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

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Ijsselmeer A Spatial Perspective

Isbn 9789460043376
Publisher Uitgeverij Vantilt
Idea code 18362
EUR 30.35

The IJsselmeer is the Netherlands' inland sea: a vast expanse of water with many facets and a turbulent history, largely concealed by tall dykes. Until the Enclosure Dam was built, it was an open inlet of the sea, with tidal movements, salt water and fresh water, and occasional catastrophic floods. In the twentieth century the IJsselmeer was the scene of a heroic land reclamation project: the creation of the IJsselmeer polders, initially for agriculture but later also for urban development, nature development, and recreation. This book looks at the area from various angles: geomorphology, history, planning, and the economy.

366 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Everyday Wonders - Luigi Caccia Dominioni And Milano: The Corso Italia Complex

Isbn 9788875707248
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 18383
EUR 27.65

The exhibition installation designed by Cino Zucchi Architects for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice becomes the occasion for a series of thematic readings on the works of the Milanese architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni, gathered here in a volume edited by Zucchi and Orsina Simona Pierini. The architect’s multifunctional building complex in Corso Italia, a “silent masterpiece” which impacted contemporary architectural thinking, unfurls a complex spatial narration from the scale of the city to that of material and detail. The book examines this reality through original documents from the LCD archive, new photography, and specially made 3D reconstructions.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Travelling Architect - The Streets Of Stockholm - Pontus Lomar

Isbn 9789187543654
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code 18364
EUR 28.25

Pontus Lomar, architect and founder of the multidisciplinary practice Lomar Arkitekter, always travels with his watercolours. When he finds time, he chooses a place or a building and paints what he sees – swiftly, impromptu, and without reflection. Over 25 years, this has yielded thousands of watercolours from all over the world; snapshots of places and architecture, of light and colour. But also of urban context, the pace of the city, and the life of its inhabitants, all those things that breathe life into architecture. With a selection of 62 watercolours and personal reflections on the motifs, he invites us to see his hometown of Stockholm through the eyes of an architect.

176 p, ills colour, 26 x 14 cm, pb, English

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Frank Lloyd Wright Between Usa And Italy

Isbn 9788875707170
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 18381
EUR 24.85

Curated by Jennifer Gray, the exhibition ‘Frank Lloyd Wright Between USA and Italy’ at Turin’s Pinacoteca Agnelli is devoted to the drawings and designs of the famous American architect. Wright first visited Italy in 1910; there he would elaborate the ideals of a democratic architecture, closely connected to nature, that inspired his work and that of many Italian architects. In 1935 Edoardo Persico’s thoughts on Wright precipitated a decades-long engagement with the theory of organic architecture and its implications for Italian culture. This exhibition catalogue details the relationship between Wright and Italy, from prairie houses and skyscrapers to public projects.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 20 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Seven Automatic Architectures And Other Exercises

Isbn 9788875707149
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 18382
EUR 27.65

The exhibition ‘Seven Automatic Architectures’ by Atelier Blumer inaugurates a new exhibition structure designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta: the Theatre of Architecture, built in Mendrisio as a research tool in close dialogue with the Academy of Architecture. The exhibition is for all practical purposes a test of this new facility, and focuses on the concept of dialogue – interference between multiple disciplines that are not usually seen in a direct relation with the architectural work. The so-called “automatic machines” conceived and exhibited by students of Riccardo Blumer are based on the use of the body as an integral part of the architecture, which in turn determines transformations.

108 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 22 cm, pb, Italian/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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