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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 18 October 2018
An Atlas Of Commoning Summer 2018

Isbn 9783931435486
Publisher Arch+ Verlag
Idea code 18425
EUR 24.30

This project by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen in Berlin in collaboration with ‘ARCH+’ aims to recapture and redefine the open and emancipatory space of “us” as a concept. It focuses on urban commons, understood as a set of practices dealing with the production and management of collective resources (material and immaterial) and spaces in general. “Commoning” is therefore a process of negotiating differences and conflicts between the individual, the community, and society. The atlas unfolds a network of ideas to achieve solidarity and emancipation in response to companies whose business models are based on the commercialisation of social relationships.

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

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Ryuji Fujimura - The Form Of Knowledge, The Prototype Of Architectural Thinking And Its Application

Isbn 9784887063747
Publisher Toto
Idea code 18415
EUR 42.45

Tokyo-based architect Ryūji Fujimura approaches his field as creative relationships between knowledge and form (the materialisation of knowledge), thereby examining and exploring all aspects of design as the prototype of architectural thinking. This volume features Fujimura’s recent architectural designs and essays, tracing his attempts to redefine architecture as a dynamic intellectual tool for the realisation of more tolerant societies that appreciate diversity. It is set against the background of today’s social context, where people fluctuate between democracy and populism, while algorithms and artificial intelligence handle an ever-increasing volume of information.

456 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 19 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Flourishing Foodscapes - Designing City-Region Food Systems

Isbn 9789492095381
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 18443
EUR 25.20

A foodscape refers to the social and spatial organisation of networks and food supply systems. It is the physical places and practices of food production, processing, distribution, sales, preparation, and consumption. Thinking about food-related problems and challenges is becoming increasingly vital today, as they impact our global way of life. In securing foodscapes for the future, the social, economic, and ecological sustainability of food systems must be considered along with the spatial qualities of the landscape and its use. This book links extensive research, case studies, and spatial designs from projects all over the world to enact a more comprehensive approach to food issues.

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

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Volume 53: Civic Space

Isbn 9789077966631
Publisher Archis
Idea code 18418
EUR 20.05

If public space is in retreat, under pressure from decades of neoliberal policies, how is shared space evolving? Civic space becomes activated according to time, in a synaptic negotiation between a variety of actors that include people, administrations, and technology. In this instalment a variety of authors investigate these physical and virtual spaces, as well as the kinds of agency used to negotiate them, through the lenses of institutions and the public. Designed by Irma Boom Office, it offers contributions by Andrés Jaque, Martin Roemers, Mitra Azar, Domenico Di Siena, Amelyn Ng, Ben Cerveny, Aiwen Yin, Danilo Capasso, Indy Johar, and others.

72 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 33 cm, pb, English

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Isbn 9784864800341
Publisher Lixil
Idea code 18438
EUR 27.60

The title of this volume offers a clue as to the approach that Tokyo-based architect Hideyuki Nakayama takes in his practice. The fraction equates to one billionth, and the book’s cover is a diagram of the distance between the earth and the moon. With this realisation, a vector extending from a 10,000-kilometre diameter sphere is instantly traced from the reader’s position. In the architectural world, fractions of this sort are called scales. They magically enable us to move freely in our minds among worlds of various sizes. Interweaving math concepts, history’s great thinkers, and his own projects, Nakayama contemplates this dynamic between something little, yet big.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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A+U 575 08:18 Selgascano

Isbn 4910019730880
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 18429
EUR 30.55

This issue features the Spanish architectural office selgascano, established in Madrid in 1998 by José Selgas and Lucia Cano. They have since worked with a wide variety of projects, yet have always kept nature at the core of their programme, focusing on in-depth research of the construction process, which they treat as an ongoing process of “listening”, from manufacture to installation. The magazine features the office’s major works since 2006, including the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, Badajoz Conference Centre and Auditorium, Kibera Hamlets, Sam First Bar, Bruges Pavilion, Office in the Woods, and more. An interview with Ryue Nishizawa rounds out the issue.

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

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The Bibliotheque Nationale De France - Dominique Perrault

Isbn 9782373820003
Publisher Hyx Editions
Idea code 18423
EUR 49.75

This weighty volume presents the spectrum of ideas, concepts, and methods that architect Dominique Perrault imagined to design and build a 21st-century library of an “entirely new” kind: the Bibliothèque nationale de France. The essential questions of the memory of history, culture, and the development of our spheres of knowledge were raised by the project at a moment when forms of knowledge appropriation and dissemination beyond the book were emerging in the form of the digital universe. Edited by Frédéric Migayrou, the monograph gathers documents on the building’s genesis and development process for the first time, tracing the untold history of this eminent project.

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

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Hugh Strange Footnotes, Backgrounds, Sheds

Isbn 9780648262855
Publisher Perimeter Editions
Idea code 18457
EUR 23.35

It is the seemingly peripheral details and gestures that anchor this collection of images. Like the building they document, these photographs of the Drawing Matter Archive at the Shatwell Farm in Somerset are reflections of the project’s backgrounds, contextual minutiae, and footnotes. Taking the form of a three-way conversation between Hugh Strange (the archive’s architect), photographer Max Creasy, and architect and academic Elizabeth Hatz, this book offers a subtly poetic and expansive examination of the building, the collection it houses, and its place in the surrounding farm, as well as a wider evaluation of the built form.

72 p, ills colour, 24 x 29 cm, pb, English

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Log 43: Summer 2018

Isbn 9780999237311
Publisher Anyone Corporation
Idea code 18436
EUR 16.80

A special section guest edited by architectural designer and educator Cameron Wu responds to the many geometries seen in contemporary forms. How do we reanimate geometry as a design protagonist rather than a mere design enabler or incidental outcome? The responses from architects include Peter Carl’s interest in rhythm, Iman Fayyad’s perspectival anomalies, Patrik Schumacher’s advocation of tectonism, George L. Legendre’s form haiku, and Andrew Witt’s concept of “grayboxing”. Additionally, Wu offers geometric analyses of five recent buildings, while Olafur Eliasson, Preston Scott Cohen, and Henry N. Cobb talk about their advanced uses of geometry.

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

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African Metropolis

Isbn 9788875707095
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 18445
EUR 60.80

A land of promise, of contrasts between tradition and innovation, an example of a new social model based on the concept of human community, the African continent, protagonist of the exhibition at MAXXI in 2018, is examined from an innovative point of view which leads to questioning visitors on their knowledge of the places. The museum houses the site-specific works and projects from 40 artists who communicate their continent and investigate it in the dimension of urban space. The volume that accompanies the exhibitions contains essays and interview with international authors such as Marco Scotini, Sumesh Sharma, Edgar Pieterse, Akinbode Akinbiyi, and Bonaventure Ndikung.

200 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 28 cm, pb, Italian/English

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C3 Special Spaces For Children

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 18427
EUR 31.25

Educational spaces for children have certainly evolved through the years, yet today the search to understand the processes involved in learning and teaching – including the role of the physical environment – is progressing like never before. The resurgence in recent years that the design of quality spaces for both learning and play has experienced is tied with advances in technology and an increase in cross-disciplinary inputs in architecture. This special issue looks at sixteen recent examples at the forefront of new concepts in spaces for children, including works by Mario Cucinella, Feld72, PAL Design Group, KLab Architecture, Tezuka Architects, Omgeving + Carve, and more.

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

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C3 396 Brand And Identity

Isbn 20925191
Publisher C3
Idea code 18404
EUR 28.00

The projects in this issue illustrate how architecture can be used to convey a strong message about a company and its brand. Featured are eight buildings that not only affirm their physical presence in the urban contexts in which they are located but also express the mission, ethos, and values which the brands or companies choose to represent. Included are the new headquarters for BBVA by Herzog & de Meuron, Hankook Technodome by Foster + Partners, David Chipperfield’s Amorepacific Headquarters, and the LEGO House by BIG. Also in this issue, a focus on four residential projects in remote locations, surrounded by nature and designed following the challenges of their contexts.

240 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 30 cm, pb, Korean/English

GA Houses 159: Alberto Kalach Ryue Nishizawa Bgp Arquitectura

Isbn 9784871402118
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 18406
EUR 31.30

Mexican architects feature prominently in this issue of ‘GA Houses’, with four contemporary tropical residences designed by Alberto Kalach and one by Bernardo Gómez-Pimienta (bgp arquitectura). In addition, Yoshio Futagawa photographed two residences by Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects (Luke Ogrydziak and Zoë Prillinger), a practice based in San Francisco, which challenge that city’s strict preservation rules with dynamically angled interiors. Also featured is their “Shapeshifter”, a futuristic villa in Reno, Nevada. Rounding out the issue, Japanese architects Ryue Nishizawa, Taketo Shimohigoshi, and Kozo Kadowaki each contribute three efficient houses.

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

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Villages And Towns 6: Alps

Isbn 9784871404594
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 18407
EUR 41.75

The focus of the sixth instalment in the ‘Villages and Towns’ series is the highly diverse, mountainous region of Europe known generally as the Alps. Stretching across multiple nations, including the entirety of Switzerland, the area has a long history of settlement and has witnessed various approaches to living and building. The Alpine region is thus a mosaic, dotted with different settlements at various formative stages, and the contrast and blend between French and German cultures creates a place where two worlds coexist in a discontinuous manner. Through contemporary and historical photographs, this issue explores traditional wood and stone architecture typologies of the Alps.

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

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Arquitectura Viva 206: Animal Homes

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 18422
EUR 18.70

Addressing the needs of animals is a functionalist challenge but also a good opportunity to shed prejudices and explore forms and materials. This is well demonstrated in the ten examples selected for this issue: the new Paris Zoological Park, by Bernard Tschumi; the enlargement and new aviary of Antwerp Zoo, by Studio Farris; the habitat for orangutans in Barcelona Zoo, by Forgas Arquitectes; the lemur exhibit in Melbourne Zoo, by OLA architecture; the equestrian ranch in the Mexican city of Puebla, by Manuel Cervantes; the urban beehive in Olso, by Snøhetta, and others.

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

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Arquitectura Viva 205: America Importa

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 18420
EUR 18.70

Since the crisis many architects in Madrid have sought opportunities outside Spain, often in the Americas. This issue reviews a selection of ten successful cases, classified in three groups. The first highlights four works carried out from Madrid, such as the Bogota Convention Centre by Herreros and the Archive of Oaxaca by Mendaro. The second comprises four projects, among them the Lima Art Museum by Burgos & Garrido and an auditorium in Arequipa by Langarita Navarro. The third presents two buildings by Madrid firms based in the Americas: the Magazzino Gallery in New York by Miguel Quismondo and the Brazilian Embassy in Santiago by Ipiña+Nieto.

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

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AV Proyectos 087: Dossier E2a

Isbn 1697493X
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 18421
EUR 11.70

The 'Dossier' is devoted to E2A, the Zurich-based studio directed by brothers Piet and Wim Eckert. Their architecture, of pure geometries and even rhythms, seeks offering answers to real problems and also proposes ideal abstract models. The next section covers the design and construction process of the chapel by Norman Foster for the pavilion of the Holy See at the Venice Architecture Biennale. The ‘construction’ chapter focuses this time on brick, used both for envelopes and for claddings and finishes, through a selection of nine projects that show the material’s adaptability to different forms and levels of permeability.

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

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Architectural Material 1 Brick & Tile

Isbn 9788968010804
Publisher Damdi
Idea code 18512
EUR 96.50

The first in a multi-volume overview of materials in architecture focuses on brick and tile. Besides highlighting more than 60 projects by 47 international teams of architects, it features brief statements from 27 architecture practices regarding their views on using brick and tile in buildings. Featuring Casanova + Hernandez, CEBRA, Studio Farris Architects, BIG, Carlos Lampreia, TAKK Architecture, Sunil Patil and Associates, BudCud, NL Architects, Nishizawa Architects, UNStudio, modostudio, and many more. The diverse range of international projects includes interior, residential, housing, education, commercial, installation, and public (urban and landscape).

432 p, ills colour, 24 x 29 cm, hb, English

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Architectural Material 2 Wood

Isbn 9788968010811
Publisher Damdi
Idea code 18514
EUR 96.50

The second in a multi-volume overview of materials in architecture focuses on wood. It includes more than 60 projects by 55 international practices, as well as brief statements from 25 architecture offices regarding their views on using this traditional material in modern buildings. Featuring SLOT Studio, Donner Sorcinelli Architecture, Piuarch, Mork-Ulnes Architects, Keiichi Hayashi, Landinez + Rey Arquitectos, OBRA Architects, Dai Nagasaka, Moussafir Architectes Associés, OFIS arhitekti, Medir Architects, mecanoo, and many more. The diverse range of international projects includes interior, residential, housing, education, commercial, and public (urban and landscape).

430 p, ills colour, 24 x 29 cm, hb, English

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Architectural Material 3 Glass

Isbn 9788968010828
Publisher Damdi
Idea code 18513
EUR 96.50

The third in a multi-volume overview of materials in architecture focuses on glass. Presenting more than 60 projects by 51 international practices, it also includes brief statements from 30 offices regarding their views on how to apply glass in architecture. Featuring murmur, Stefano Corbo Studio, OOIIO Architecture, Arphenotype, Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates, Sadar Vuga Arhitekti, Urban Office, Armin Blasbichler Studio, Henning Larsen, Manuelle Gautrand, Kevin Kennon Architects, Zaha Hadid, and many more. The diverse range of international projects includes interior, residential, housing, education, commercial, office, installation, and public (urban and landscape).

416 p, ills colour, 24 x 29 cm, hb, English

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City Made

Isbn 9789462084582
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 18498
EUR 35.95

This book documents the most recent realisations of urban factory facilities in Flanders designed by the upcoming architecture studio TRANS. In Flanders three recently built factory facilities showcase the potential of bringing manufacturing back to the city. Nina Rappaport (Yale University) and Job Floris (Monadnock architects) put these projects designed by Ghent-based architects TRANS into context.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, English

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C3 397: Against The Typology

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 18477
EUR 28.00

The first of two features in this issue presents five projects recently designed by contemporary Chilean offices, all manifestations of an architectural style meant to enhance life in isolation, away from the city and embedded in the natural landscape. Highlighted are houses by Pezo Von Ellrichshausen, Max Núñez, Ampuero Yutronic, Schmidt Associates Architects, and Felipe Assadi Arquitectos. The second feature, entitled “Against the Typology”, explores five new manifestations in housing for students, showing how the collective dynamics and programme inherent to these buildings and spatial sequences has influenced the architectural conception to the point of characterising it.

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

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Pierre Jean Giloux - Invisible Cities

Isbn 9782916998077
Publisher Zero2
Idea code 18485
EUR 30.95

Pierre-Jean Giloux seeks to create a language using sound and image that combines elements of pop culture and mass media with more “intellectual” cultures which refer to the visual arts and architecture. This first monograph by the artist accompanies a series of videos inspired by the Metabolists, a utopist architecture movement which emerged in Japan in the late 1950s. It follows the films’ production as he explores the connections between four cities (Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto) to create urban portraits combining digital with filmed or photographed images of social and urban reality. The book includes texts by Pierre Musso, Élie During, and Vincent Romagny.

224 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 25 cm, hb, French/English

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Ja 111: Living Together

Isbn 9784786902970
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 18518
EUR 28.05

Our lifestyles are diversifying, and our ways of living and working are also changing. We live in multiple locations and work remotely. The character of collective housing, which tends to reflect society, may also be entering a period of change. This issue presents eighteen diverse projects – including a capsule hotel, cooperative garden, college dormitory, and shared house – that explore the meanings of “collectivity” and “living” today, all of which address the possibilities that emerge in spaces and programmes, in order to raise the basic question of what collective housing will be like in the future. With work by Go Hasegawa, Kengo Kuma, Sou Fujimoto, Hiroyuki Ito, and more.

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

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AV Monographs 207: Batlle I Roig, Building With Nature

Isbn 9788409038671
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 18474
EUR 35.05

In charge of the some of the most prominent territorial interventions of recent years in Spain, such as the restoration of the El Garraf waste site or the recovery of the Llobregat riverbanks, Enric Batlle and Joan Roig are also authors of a varied and abundant architectural production, carried out over more than thirty years. This monograph covers the work of Batlle i Roig through a selection of twelve landscaping projects – from Roques Blanques Cemetery to the Vacarisses Waste Treatment Facility – and twelve construction projects – from the Barcelona FC Sports Complex in Sant Joan Despí to the Helix Cruise Terminal in the port of Barcelona.

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

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Gio Ponti And Milan. A Guide To The Works 1920-1970

Isbn 9788822901729
Publisher Quodlibet
Idea code 18483
EUR 24.30

This book presents a collection of the works of architecture designed by Gio Ponti in Milan between 1925 and 1971. There are around forty buildings. Apart from a few works that have undergone radical alterations, these houses, churches, and offices have been left as they were, a delightful heritage for the Milanese who have been living and working in them or just looking at them for almost a century. The book contains a map of Milan with all Ponti’s buildings.

272 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 19 cm, pb, English

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One | Francis Kere Lycee Schorge Secondary School Koudougou

Isbn 9788409045969
Publisher A.mag Editorial Sl
Idea code 18434
EUR 33.15

Diébédo Francis Kéré was born in 1965 in Gando, Burkina Faso, and studied at the Technical University of Berlin. In 2005 he founded Kéré Architecture, an internationally recognised practice that develops innovative construction strategies combining traditional techniques and materials with modern engineering methods. This book features the Lycée Schorge Secondary School in Koudougou, Burkina Faso, in which the architect involved the local community for every phase, helping people to take inspiration from their identity. Built using local materials and techniques, the project answers practical questions like natural interior ventilation and waste reduction.

152 p, ills colour & bw, 30 x 21 cm, pb, Portuguese/English

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A+U 576 18:09 Sustainability In Australia

Isbn 4910019730989
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 18458
EUR 30.55

From infrastructures built by the indigenous tribes to buildings made by local tradesmen, the idea of sustainability is always seen as responding closely to its climatic conditions, as well as cultural backgrounds. In Australia the extremities in living conditions across the continent provide grounds for distinctive architectural undertakings. Together with Wendy Lewin, Maryam Gusheh, and Tom Heneghan, ‘a+u’ presents an overview of the notion of sustainability in the Australian context through a rich diversity in topology and styles of architecture, including projects by Glenn Murcutt, John Wardle, Officer Woods Architects, Andrew Burns, Troppo Architects, and others.

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

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