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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 11 January 2019
El Croquis 197: Bruther (2012-2018)

Isbn 9788494775482
Publisher El Croquis
Idea code 19014
EUR 66.35

Founded in 2007 by Stéphanie Bru and Alexandre Theriot, Bruther works in the fields of architecture, research, education, urbanism, and landscape. Its projects suggest a delicate balance between strategy and form, rigour and freedom, specific and generic, immediacy and evolutivity. The office is known for designs that represent open infrastructures matching an abundance of contextual possibilities and with a wide malleability of uses. This monographic instalment presents a selection of Bruther’s work from 2012 to the present, featuring no less than 20 projects across a range of typologies, from the Helsinki Central Library to sports centres, residential solutions, and more.

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

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A+T 51: Public Space Strategies - Activators

Isbn 9788409049295
Publisher A+t Architecture Publishers
Idea code 19001
EUR 27.65

The magazine returns to examine the public realm through the ‘Strategy’ series, which began in 2010 with the aim of highlighting and naming the strategies underlying each project. This new cycle of the series begins with “Activators” – projects capable of adding new dynamics to the public space through the incorporation of facilities for leisure, sports, or recreational learning. Featured are works by MVRDV, Jaja, Adept, Nendo, Vaumm, Wowhaus, and Ola, among others.

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

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Tsuyoshi Tane - Archaeology Of The Future

Isbn 9784887063761
Publisher Toto
Idea code 18604
EUR 51.50

The first anthology of work by Tsuyoshi Tane, an architect based in both Paris and Japan, covers no less than seventeen of his major works. Among these is the Estonian National Museum – his debut international project with Dorell Ghotmeh Tane (DGT) co-founders Lina Ghotmeh and Dan Dorell – a stunning wedge of glass built on a former Soviet airbase near Tartu. The book also includes his most recent project in Tokyo, the Todoroki House in Valley. Each work is analysed in three chapters: concepts, images, and drawings. The anthology reveals Tane’s thought process and approach, through which he materialises the ‘Archaeology of the Future’ in the form of architecture.

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

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Real Urbanism

Isbn 9789461400628
Publisher Architectura & Natura
Idea code 18715
EUR 69.50

'Real Urbanism' is a book for and by lovers of cities. Eleven authors (urban designers) wrote the stories of places in the world that may be considered to be examples of successful urban planning. This large volume contains work in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Venice, Barcelona, London, New York, Edinburgh, and Saint Petersburg. Four young urban designers made the drawings to each chapter. New photography by Theo Baart and the graphic design by Irma Boom will lead to a unique presentation in book form.

304 p, ills colour, 23 x 34 cm, pb, English

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Harvard Design Magazine 46: No Sweat

Isbn 9781934510735
Publisher Harvard University
Idea code 19013
EUR 15.90

From corner office to kitchen sink, building site to factory floor, and cubicle to car to coffee shop, work shapes our lives and physical world. Whether it is producing objects, generating ideas, managing processes, or performing services, work is a hybrid of dedication and alienation, power and oppression. Yet machines are changing the way we think about work. Many jobs are becoming obsolete, and workplace boundaries are shifting. “No Sweat” challenges designers to speculate on the spaces of work in an accelerated future, and to imagine a world in which a novel ethics of labour can emerge. More than 40 contributions address the multitudinous concept of work.

228 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 31 cm, pb, English

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My Residence 4 Scandinavian Interiors From Residence Magazine

Isbn 9789187543777
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code 19011
EUR 24.30

'My Residence' is an annual publication in English, covering the best of Scandinavian interiors, design, and architecture presented by 'Residence Magazine' throughout a year. This fourth issue features the homes of 17 creatives in the region, highlights new Scandinavian design, and discusses the importance of a place to wind down. The publiscation pays attention to the experience economy and how it affects the design industry, and pays a visit to a museum that celebrates excellent craftmanship and contemporary design.

172 p, ills colour, 22 x 28 cm, pb, English

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AV Monographs 208: Souto De Moura 2012-2018

Isbn 9788409061006
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 18687
EUR 35.05

This monograph selects fifteen works completed between 2012 and 2018, that show how, far from letting himself get carried away by media attention after winning the Pritzker in 2011, the Portuguese architect remains anchored to the fundamentals that supported his first projects. Constructive precision, material solidity, topographical rigour, or dialogue with the preexisting still mark works like the pavilion in Viana do Castelo or the facilities by Sete Cidades Lake, the dwellings in Senhora da Luz or the acclaimed chapel for the Vatican, the Casa do Conhecimento or the plant for the Foz Tua Dam, and heritage interventions like the Bernardas Convent or the São Lourenço do Barrocal estate.

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

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AV Proyectos 089: Dossier Herzog & De Meuron

Isbn 1697493X
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 18703
EUR 11.70

'AV Proyectos 089' presents recent projects by Herzog & de Meuron, one of the most prolific and influential studios worldwide, with works in progress in Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, Russia, and the United States. Another section shows the six proposals shortlisted in the competition for the Spanish Pavilion at the Universal Expo to be held in Dubai in 2020, won finally by the Madrid studio Amman, Cánovas y Maruri (Temperaturas Extremas). The ‘construction’ chapter is dedicated this time to concrete, a versatile material both in terms of building and aesthetics, and which can adopt a huge variety of shapes and hues.

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

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Volume 54: On Biennials

Isbn 9789077966648
Publisher Archis
Idea code 18709
EUR 20.05

The biennial as format and phenomenon was declared dead or obsolete time and again, it was discarded as commercial, promotional, touristic, capitalistic, wasteful, white supremacist, and what not. In the end, that is not the issue. The issue is the tension between expectations and pretension, between agency and result. Volume #54 looks at what biennials promise and what we actually get; they look at who is pulling the strings and for whom they are made. But first and foremost they check what a biennial can do.

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

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Yearbook Landscape Architecture And Urban Design In The Netherlands

Isbn 9789492474285
Publisher Blauwdruk
Idea code 18697
EUR 28.30

Landscape architects and urban planners and designers are gaining influence in discussions on pressing issues such as climate change and new energy sources, as well as housing and urban renewal. This yearbook reviews the state of Dutch landscape and urban design in 2018. In addition to showcasing 20 exemplary projects, the book includes a review of the choices made by the selection committee, an essay on urban design and recent heritage, an interview with the maverick housing corporation director Thom Aussems, and more. Among the selections are works and collaborations by ZUS, LOLA Landscape Architects, KCAP, Karres en Brands, Riek Bakker, and others.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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City Of Permanent Temporality Incomplete & Unfinished

Isbn 9789462082205
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 19003
EUR 41.10

Elma van Boxel and Kristian Koreman, with their firm ZUS, propose a radically new way of making a city: permanent temporality. This strategy is formed around an urban reality of values, material and people; a philosophy based on to the past and orientated towards the future. 'City of Permanent Temporality' is a manual for urban design that links temporary interventions to long-term thinking. Taking as its examples the internationally famous Luchtsingel and Schieblock projects, this book describes the impressive process of 15 years of work in the urban laboratory that is Rotterdam.

448 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, hb, English

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A2o-Architecten - Statie Stuifduin

Isbn 9789462084957
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 19016
EUR 35.95

In this book, Belgian architecture office a2o presents an investigative and connecting approach to architecture through an evocative reading of their latest project, crematorium Statie Stuifduin in Lommel, Belgium. This thoughtful yet radical design blends architecture and landscape in a succession of spaces that reveals a deep understanding of both the fundamental aspects of and changing attitudes towards death, burial, and the journey of life. Rather than through explicit religious symbols, the sacral is represented by the universal power of nature and by Romantic notions of finding meaning in rediscovered nature.

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

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C3 Special Infrastructure: 15 Projects

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 18698
EUR 31.25

Although it is doubtful that the aggressive attitudes exercised during the 20th century for ever faster, more dominant infrastructures can ever be completely tamed, there is already a movement in recent years towards softer, greener, slower infrastructures that can improve social life while addressing ecological offenses. This special issue looks ahead to a brighter future for urban infrastructure through the lens of fifteen recent works. Among these are the Princeton Transit Hall and Market by Rick Joy Architects, Luís Pedro Silva’s Porto Cruise Terminal, Lahti Travel Centre by JKMM Architects, Napoli-Afragola High Speed Train Station by Zaha Hadid Architects, and more.

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

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Villages And Towns 7: Germany

Isbn 9784871404600
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 19005
EUR 38.95

Edited and photographed by Yukio Futagawa, this seventh instalment in a series of ten has been republished after 40 years. Taking Germany as its subject, it examines how settlements in this region of Europe have remained relatively intact and are therefore also more studied compared to other countries. This volume features Rothenburg, Goslar, and Celle, towns that today still retain the forms of settlement dating from the 15th to 18th centuries nearly perfectly. Established in medieval times as defensive settlements, the historical core of these three towns is impressively well preserved, a fact documented here in detail through photographs, diagrams, and maps.

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

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The Book Is A Small Architecture - Interior Of An Interior

Isbn 9788822903075
Publisher Quodlibet
Idea code 18719
EUR 33.15

Edited by Italo Rota, this volume is a project developed within NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti) in Milan. In placing the individual at the very centre of research and drawing visual form from a profound exploration of the self, it is a massive architectural effort of inquiry into the domain of our interiority. The notion of interior is observed from various perspectives; space is considered in relation to a wide set of stakeholders and domains – the discourse around space and the human body is of particular interest. Moreover, it addresses the extension of interiority to a virtual realm, where the interior of a media space presents an entirely different set of methods of interaction and engagement.

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

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Rifat Chadirji - Building Index

Isbn 9786148035135
Publisher Kaph Books
Idea code 18670
EUR 49.75

Rifat Chadirji, the prolific Iraqi architect, author, and educator, is considered as one of the most prominent modern architects in the Arab world. His design output included private residences, government and industrial buildings, and monuments. Also an avid photographer, Chadirji extensively documented his own built projects. His photographic folio is published here for the first time, offering a comprehensive analysis of the development of his architectural practice in Baghdad from 1952 until the early 1980s. It provides unique insight into this collection of images, which also reflects how the architect saw his own work and coded, organized, and referenced his projects with the camera.

420 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 33 cm, hb, English

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GA Houses 161: Vo Trong Nghia Yo Shimada Fran Silvestre

Isbn 9784871402132
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 18691
EUR 29.20

GA Houses’ documents outstanding new residential architecture from all over the world. With projects by Fran Silvestre, Vo Trong Nghia, Yo Shimada, Renato D'Ettorre, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Shunri Nishizawa, and Masakatsu Matsuyama.

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

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Oslo - Learning To Fly

Isbn 9789187543982
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code 19015
EUR 40.70

More has happened in Oslo over the last 40 years than in the previous 1000. Oslo – Learning to Fly is first and foremost a documentation of the transformation of this former sleepy village into what Jones Lang LaSalle has called “A new emerging world city”. Oslo has seen continuous growth since 1984, and has been among the fastest growing cities in Europe for decades. The story spans from the conversion of a major shipyard into the award-winning, multi-use borough of Aker Brygge in the late 1980s, and into 2030, when the transformation to a post-industrial city will be complete. This book is the first comprehensive presentation of Oslo’s radical transformation.

336 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Spaces Of Culture - New Cultural Venues In Amsterdam

Isbn 9789462084988
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 19002
EUR 35.95

Cultural flagships, from trendy breeding grounds to iconic cultural palaces, form the core of many urban cultural landscapes. 'Spaces of Culture' is about the new construction and redevelopment of cultural buildings in Amsterdam in the period 2000-2016. In the construction and development of new cultural spaces in the city, the precise location and architecture play a major role in connecting the venue to the changing needs of the public, the makers, and the neighbourhood. Using various case studies, this publication shows that the cultural sector could benefit from knowledge exchange between urban planners, developers, and the world of architecture.

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

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The Street - Where The World Is Made Book 1

Isbn 9788822903006
Publisher Quodlibet
Idea code 18716
EUR 24.30

A kind of small, multi-volume encyclopaedia, this catalogue appears in conjunction with an exhibition conceived and realised by Hou Hanru at MAXXI. The museum becomes a street laboratory of resistance and liberation in an ambitious undertaking that features roughly 100 international artists, together with architects, urban designers, scientists, and scholars. Site-specific works and ideas are brought into the museum space, mindful of the evolutions and regressions of the social pact in this global era. Through art, architecture, photography, video, performance, and more, it considers how our historical era deeply impacts the functions and rules of democracy.

352 p, ills colour, 13 x 18 cm, pb, Italian/English

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The Street - Where The World Is Made Book 2

Isbn 9788822903013
Publisher Quodlibet
Idea code 18717
EUR 27.65

A kind of small, multi-volume encyclopaedia, this catalogue appears in conjunction with an exhibition conceived and realised by Hou Hanru at MAXXI. The museum becomes a street laboratory of resistance and liberation in an ambitious undertaking that features roughly 100 international artists, together with architects, urban designers, scientists, and scholars. Site-specific works and ideas are brought into the museum space, mindful of the evolutions and regressions of the social pact in this global era. Through art, architecture, photography, video, performance, and more, it considers how our historical era deeply impacts the functions and rules of democracy.

488 p, ills colour, 13 x 18 cm, pb, Italian/English

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A+U 18:12 579: Nbbj Creating Community

Isbn 9784900212299
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 18693
EUR 28.55

This issue is the first monograph of NBBJ, a Seattle-based firm established in 1943. With pioneering companies such as Microsoft, Samsung, Amazon, Tencent, and more among its clients and collaborators, NBBJ offers design for life through a transdisciplinary culture marked by innovative simulation and advanced science. Fourteen recent and exemplary works were selected for this issue, demonstrating how NBBJ continues to build upon its legacy and surpass what it has accomplished in the past. Featured are the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre, Samsung America Headquarters, Rainier Square, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and more, plus interviews with clients.

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

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Ja 112: Yearbook 2018

Isbn 9784786902994
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 19006
EUR 27.35

The magazine’s roundup of architecture in 2018 includes diverse projects from across Japan and beyond, as well as two special features: an interview with architect Junya Ishigami and a dialogue between Kazuko Akamatsu (CAt, Tokyo) and Toshikatsu Ienari (dot architects, Osaka). Among the more than 40 highlighted projects are Ginza Sony Park, Taipei Nanshan Plaza, Kochi Cultural Complex, NICCA Innovation Centre, and Shibuya Stream, plus works by Shigeru Ban, Ryue Nishizawa, Tetsuo Kondo, Atelier Bow-Wow, Kengo Kuma, Kazuhiro Kojima + Kazuko Akamatsu, Moo Architect Workshop, Junya Ishigami + Associates, Schemata Architects, dot architects, and many more.

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

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