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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 1 November 2018
El Croquis 196: Karamuk Kuo And Ted'a Arquitectes (2 Volumes)

Isbn 9788494775451
Publisher El Croquis
Idea code 18592
EUR 75.05

This instalment comprises two volumes featuring work by two practices: Karamuk Kuo Architects and TEd’A Arquitectes. The first is based in Zurich and was established by Jeannette Kuo and Ünal Karamuk. The second, headed by Jaume Mayol and Irene Pérez, operates from the capital city of Mallorca. Over the last several years, both offices have gained international recognition with their distinctive approach and a number of built works. The selection of projects by Karamuk Kuo includes two schools, a sports hall, visitor centre, crematorium, public works depot, theatre, and apartments. The portfolio of Ted’A includes mostly private houses with a few public works.

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

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Francis Kere - Primary Elements

Isbn 9788409043927
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 18535
EUR 35.05

A native of Burkina Faso, Francis Kéré has based his architecture practice in Berlin but his work remains deeply rooted in his home country. He uses universal principles and elements that make it suitable for completely different contexts, like that of his adoptive city. Kéré’s body of work is exemplary in its use of limited resources and sustainable techniques, and he has become the leader of a new generation determined to make the world better by working for those who have less. This monograph takes stock of his complete oeuvre, from the school built in his native village to the Serpentine Gallery pavilion, in an attempt to articulate it through stereotomic, tectonic, and textile principles.

240 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, hb, Spanish/English

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Tadao Ando Transcending Oppositions

Isbn 9789536888481
Publisher Oris House Of Architecture
Idea code 18549
EUR 69.10

This weighty monograph is the culmination of the cooperation between architect Tadao Ando and Oris, a Croatian publishing house, who together have built a respectful relationship since a first interview about ten years ago, one that has led to the publication of many of his projects around the world. Now all of these projects and writings are brought together for the first time in this book, a portrait of uncompromising dedication to architecture and openness to cultural exchange. It is divided in four sections: architecture and nature, urban conditions, dwelling, and cross-cultural dialogues. The book includes an introduction by Juhani Pallasmaa and an interview with Ando.

542 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 22 cm, hb, Croatian/ English

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A.mag 14: Adjaye Associates

Isbn 9789895409815
Publisher A.mag Editorial Sl
Idea code 18605
EUR 44.10

Through a selection of 21 projects that includes pavilions with different uses, realities, programmes, and materials, this instalment gives special insight into the work of Adjaye Associates, a global practice founded by Sir David Adjaye in 2000, with offices in London and New York. Renowned for an eclectic material and colour palette and a capacity to offer a rich civic experience, the buildings the firm produces differ in form and style, yet are unified by their ability to generate new typologies and reference a wide cultural discourse.

224 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, Portuguese/French/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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Landscape Architecture Europe 5: Care / Create / Act

Isbn 9789492474308
Publisher Blauwdruk
Idea code 18511
EUR 30.35

The fifth edition in the ‘Landscape Architecture Europe’ series presents 48 contemporary projects that explore the resources, opportunities, and challenges facing the landscape architecture profession in the design, construction, and management of our environment, from city centres to remote places. These are groundbreaking projects, some for their innovative approaches to sustainability, others for their political stance on concepts such as nature and democracy. The book is organised in three approaches to 21st-century challenges: caring for people, places, and what already exists; creating new kinds of urban landscapes; and acting to motivate progress.

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

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Orphanage Amsterdam / Playgrounds Aldo Van Eyck

Isbn 9789461400604
Publisher Architectura & Natura
Idea code 18476
EUR 39.50

In 1954 there existed in Amsterdam around 200 playgrounds designed by Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck, which in turn gave him the opportunity to design what is considered one of the most significant buildings in modern architectural history: the Amsterdam Orphanage. Completed in 1960, the building has been visited by numerous architects, among them Buckminster Fuller and Louis Kahn. Every detail, material, and colour of Van Eyck’s masterpiece, with its multiple pavilions, picturesque domes, and ingeniously linked patios, can be found in this richly illustrated book edited by Christoph Grafe.

268 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 30 cm, hb, English

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A+U 577 18:10 Architecture In Taiwan

Isbn 9784900212275
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 18541
EUR 30.55

Taiwan is densely populated along the island’s perimeter and largely covered with steep, rugged mountain ranges spanning from north to south. Strong ties exist between the authorities, academics, developers, building professions, and citizens, and despite its volatile political and challenging economic situations, the administering of public works and commissioning of various commercial projects has maintained its creativity and rationality. Through first-hand experience the magazine explores more than 20 projects borne out of the unique conditions on Taiwan, among them works by Mecanoo, Jun Aoki, Jay Chiu, OMA, Casagrande Laboratory, Fieldoffice Architects, and others.

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

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Dimensions Of Citizenship

Isbn 9781941753194
Publisher Inventory Press
Idea code 18559
EUR 27.35

Drawing inspiration from the Eames' 'Power of Ten', 'Dimensions of Citizenship' provides a view of belonging across seven stages starting with the individual (Citizen), then the collective (Civic, Region, Nation) and expanding to include all phases of contemporary society, real and projected (Globe, Network, Cosmos). With contributions by Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez in collaboration with Shani Crowe; Design Earth; Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Laura Kurgan and Robert Pietrusko, with Columbia Center for Spatial Research; Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman; Keller Easterling; SCAPE; Studio Gang; exhibition curators Niall Atkinson, Ann Lui, Mimi Zeiger; and others. The book is published with seven different covers.

240 p, ills colour & bw, 10 x 18 cm, pb, English

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Renovation & Transformation By Vandkunsten Architects

Isbn 9789187543715
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code 18499
EUR 19.25

Vandkunsten Architects keeps falling in love with the existing – the patina and the wear and tear that bear traces of the past. The office focuses on minimal interventions and materials that still tell the story of a place. This volume is part of a series about projects by the Danish firm that are representative of its work throughout the years. It covers nine renovation projects, either recently completed or in progress, among them monotonous concrete buildings, transformations of so-called “ghetto housing” estates, and a dated office building, as well as cultural venues now upgraded for new and longer lives. Each project is presented with a short text, images, and drawings.

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

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Housing By Vandkunsten Architects

Isbn 9789187543708
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code 18500
EUR 19.25

With a portfolio of hundreds of housing projects, Vandkunsten Architects is renowned for designing quality spaces for affordable living. This volume is part of a series about projects by the Danish firm that are representative of its work throughout the years. Ten ongoing or recent projects are selected that feature social, minimal, exclusive, and quite ordinary settings in which people live, ranging from container residences and social housing to luxury living in Oslo Fjord. Modest budgets call for efficient construction techniques, yet the office pursues maximum architectural freedom in its designs, whether using prefab timber-frame box modules, solid wood, or concrete elements.

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

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Objective Netherlands - Changing Landscape 1974-2017

Isbn 9789462084643
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 18531
EUR 40.00

In 1974, Reinjan Mulder placed a coarsely-woven grid on top of a map of the Netherlands and set off to photograph the 52 resulting intersections. His aim was to capture the objective reality of the Netherlands, uncoloured by traditions, accessibility, and beauty ideals. The project was exhibited at the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum 42 years later, and was re-photographed by photographer Cleo Wächter, on request of Government Advisor for the Physical Living Environment Berno Strootman. Working with unparalleled precision, Wächter succeeded in contributing her own artistic perspective and completed the re-photography project in 2017. The two photo series are now combined in this book.

224 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 28 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Spots In Shots - Narrating The Built Environment In Short Films

Isbn 9789462084568
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 18595
EUR 41.10

'Spots in Shots' is about short films that centre on stories about architecture and urban development. Whether documentary or fictional, stories give meaning to the built environment. Compared with conventional architectural representations, film has its own characteristic range of storytelling tools. In an exceptional interplay of moving pictures, text, and sound, film can stir the audience’s imagination, make people think and rouse their interest in the oeuvre of a designer. This book is based on scientific research and extensive interviews with filmmakers. Which stories do they tell? What are their motives? Which issues keep coming up during the creation, distribution and reception of the works?

240 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 26 cm, hb, Dutch/English

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Brick, Brick What Do You Want To Be?

Isbn 9788968010842
Publisher Damdi
Idea code 18568
EUR 27.40

Material in architecture is generally associated with its individual and distinctive main characteristic, a reduced description which often undermines the ambiguity and true meaning of materiality. Material is often employed based on or with fundamental focus on expressing this preconceived identity, leaving space and material devaluated of their opportunities and possibilities. This publication examines materials in architecture through the eyes of the architects themselves. Interviews with 33 practices from around the world – including OFIS arhitekti, UNStudio, Casanova + Hernandez, and CEBRA –shed light on current paradigm shifts in brick and tile, wood, and glass.

416 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Blox By Oma Architects

Isbn 9788792230973
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code 18542
EUR 61.10

BLOX opened its doors on the Copenhagen waterfront in 2018. Funded and built by the philanthropic association Realdania and designed by Dutch architects OMA, the building is a programmatic mix of functions that creates a new destination in this very central and challenging location. BLOX hosts the Danish Architecture Centre and also BLOXHUB, an interdisciplinary environment promoting innovation and sustainable urban development. This monograph offers an in-depth look at the project and its context, and includes essays by Aaron Betsky and Carsten Thau, plus conversations with representatives of OMA, Realdania, and the Danish Architecture Centre.

264 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 26 cm, hb, English

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Lifting The Gaze By Juul / Frost Architects

Isbn 9789187543685
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code 18501
EUR 43.00

'Lifting the Gaze' is an examination of how architecture affects the ways we live, learn, and work. It provides reflections on the possibility of bringing forth new communities and new collaborations in spite of differences and in spite of people's individual interests. The themes of the book share an urban affinity in terms of the urban environment's inherent diversity and potential for offering different meeting places. Through three themes, Lifting the Gaze revisits three projects, rereads theorists, fuses them with present day conditions, and reflects upon what they can teach us about challenges and possibilities of the future.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 30 cm, hb, English

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Monu 29: Narrative Urbanism

Isbn 18603211
Publisher Board Publishers
Idea code 18600
EUR 15.45

This issue opens with an interview with Cassim Shepard in which he talks about creating a better general culture of understanding around architecture, urban design, and urban development issues by using all of the narrative tools we have at our disposal. For instance, collective walks through lost parts of cities, as suggested by Nick Dunn and Dan Dubowitz, or by observing people’s stories and involving them in creative processes, depicted in Carolyn Drake’s photo-essay. This can even change the urban dynamics, says Kathleen Gmyrek, thereby leading to participatory narratives, while OMA’s Inge Goudsmit reminds us that architects are great storytellers, too.

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

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Catalogue 5 The Work Of Cepezed

Isbn 9789462083905
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 18532
EUR 34.95

Architecture firm Cepezed has been building on an oeuvre of transparent, sustainable, and technologically advanced architecture since its inception and has gained a solid reputation. Projects are characterized by increased user friendliness and spatial quality, achieved by an optimal use of daylight, quality materials, and sustainable technologies. Catalogue 5 shows the office’s recent accomplishments in the field of architecture and interior design. Ranging from small-scale furniture designs to comprehensive infrastructural challenges, its work epitomizes professional knowledge, innovative applications, and work enjoyment.

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

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Architecture In Its Continuums

Isbn 9780994269799
Publisher Uro Publications
Idea code 18586
EUR 38.80

Leon van Schaik AO, Professor of Architecture at RMIT University for 30 years and mentor to countless Australian architects, lays down his highly influential creative philosophies in his latest book, Architecture in its Continuums. The text represents a distillation of a lifetime of thinking about architecture and the ways in which it is practiced, researched and taught. The book remediates a gap that van Schaik sees in current architecture writing. There are, he says, ‘very few books on architecture that, I believe, concern the practice of architecture itself, as distinct from the large body of writing about the history, sociology and environmental science of architecture’.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 27 cm, pb, English

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The Piano Mill

Isbn 9780994396600
Publisher Uro Publications
Idea code 18585
EUR 30.90

Situated in the remote highlands between Stanthorpe and Tenterfield, 'The Piano Mill' is a unique architectural feature, homage to the musical history of outback Australia, and outrageous musical instrument all in one. A nine-metre high raised tower, accessed by a hole through the centre, the internal structure is made of timber while the external walls are clad in copper. External shutters can be manually manipulated to create air flow and modulate the sound effects of the 16 pianos set against the external walls, split across the first floor and mezzanine level. With the instruments and musicians set inside, the audience are arranged outside, given a view of the inner mechanism through translucent windows.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 24 cm, pb, English

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