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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 1 March 2019
RCR Arquitectes Geography Of Dreams

Isbn 9784887063778
Publisher Toto
Idea code 19042
EUR 63.40

In 1990 the collaborative practice of Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramon Vilalta was invited to visit Japan for three weeks and participate in an architectural competition. This was a profound experience for the young architects, who were inspired the rich, lush landscape pervaded by a sense of perfection and beauty, effort and commitment. Published with an exhibition at Toto Gallery MA, this volume celebrates the dynamic dialogue that has since emerged between Japan and the Catalonian office. It is a close examination of the project La Vila and Paper Pavilion, where we can collectively learn and experience nature on a vast site with a research facility, workshop, and more.

400 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 25 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Archives 4: Souto De Moura

Isbn 9788494767852
Publisher C2c
Idea code 19105
EUR 25.00

Although Portuguese architect Souto de Moura started small, focusing at the outset of his own practice in the 1980s on residential houses and renovations, today he is one of the world’s most acclaimed architects. Upon gaining wider recognition in 2000, his projects started to vary considerably in both scale and expression. Despite the diversity of his work, which broadly entails bold reinterpretations of local styles, his buildings distinguish themselves by clearly communicating the way in which they are developed as structures, rather than images or concepts. The fourth issue of ‘Archives’ features nine of Souto de Moura’s most recent projects while paying tribute to his masterful approach.

328 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Spanish/Portuguese/English

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Addis Ababa. A Manifesto On African Progress

Isbn 9783944074283
Publisher Ruby Press
Idea code 19023
EUR 29.95

This publication is centred around twelve manifesto points towards a people-centred urbanism and an architecture of belonging in times of rapid global urbanisation. Based on the authors’ eleven year research experience, the book draws conclusions from Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, as its case study. It contains essays on the historic development and the current housing situation of the city by local experts and numerous project examples. Adressing policy makers, architects and urban planners alike, the manifesto gives a series of clues and guidelines for a sustainable urbanisation of contemporary African metropolis.

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

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Mirroring Effects. Tales Of Territory

Isbn 9783944074290
Publisher Ruby Press
Idea code 19024
EUR 51.35

'Mirroring Effects' analyses political and economic practices concerning environment-making in the contemporary world. Written as real-life tales, the presented case studies explore the relationship between urbanisation processes and capitalism. They chart the ongoing restructuration of built and lived spaces in diverse regions of the Global North and Global South, tracing the course of capital-led development in settings such as Addis Ababa, Mumbai, Cairo, São Paulo, Berlin, Paris, and Shanghai. The stories told, if casually overheard, could just as easily be misconstrued as the stuff of incredible fables. But real they are.

960 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 22 cm, hb, English

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A+U 581 19:02 The Thinking Hand - Takenaka Corporation And Takenaka Carpentry And Tools Museum

Isbn 9784900212312
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 19090
EUR 35.10

This issue features works from the Takenaka Corporation and the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, which exhibits the histories of notable ‘daiku’ (carpenters) from different generations, together with the development of tools, techniques, and timber production management. In 2014 the museum relocated to a new building and, with the assistance of contemporary craftsmen, utilised traditional carpentry in the realisation of its structure and spaces. Mark Mulligan writes about craftsmanship in Japanese architecture, while Terunobu Fujimori explains its changes from the early modern era to the present. The issue also presents perspectives from the craftsmen themselves.

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

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A+U 580 19:01 Re: Swiss - Emerging Architects Under 45 In Switzerland

Isbn 9784900212305
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 19018
EUR 29.35

Despite its professional success, the younger generation of Swiss architects is having difficulty making its mark against the background of the highly renowned, iconic endurance of familiar names whose careers began decades ago. But thanks to a well-organised competition system, young offices often receive building commissions, and the perception of Swiss architecture is becoming remarkably broader today. Together with Andreas Ruby, director of the Swiss Architecture Museum, this issue addresses the working possibilities for the emerging generation along with a selection of new projects by Angela Deuber, Rahbaran Hürzeler, HHF Architects, Inches Gelata, and others.

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

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Designing Change - Professional Mutations In Urban Design 1980-2020

Isbn 9789462084810
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 19047
EUR 51.35

The pace of urbanisation has dramatically increased worldwide, with new challenges emerging that deeply question the validity of the post-war planning paradigms. City-making is a pluralism of choices and viewpoints, so how can urban designers prepare for the future? Authored by Eric Firley, ‘Designing Change’ examines this and other questions through in-depth conversations with twelve leading practitioners in the field, such as Winy Maas, Paola Viganò, Bruno Fortier, and Wenyi Zhu. It offers a combination of case study analysis and theoretical debate that addresses the topic’s complexity not only from an expert’s perspective but also as a question of wider societal debate.

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

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Metaphonics - The Field Works Listener's Guide

Isbn 9789492852021
Publisher Jap Sam Books
Idea code 19035
EUR 25.00

Our world is a recording studio where people, places, and things become the instruments. Stuart Hyatt spent years collecting these sounds and arranging them into site-responsive music. Working collaboratively as Field Works, a group of international musicians contributed over 50 new compositions to this collection. In this book, Hyatt presents a comprehensive guide to the Field Works box set, in the process addressing the interpretation of place through sound. In the foreword, renowned naturalist Bernie Krause establishes the taxonomy of the soundscapes explored in this volume: geophony (earth), biophony (animal), anthropophony (human), and cosmophony (outer space).

266 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 22 cm, hb, English

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The University Is Now On Air, Broadcasting Modern Architecture

Isbn 9789492852014
Publisher Jap Sam Books
Idea code 19028
EUR 30.00

The merits of higher education have come under increasing scrutiny in recent decades, criticised for training students too narrowly and for ignoring the necessity for professional skill sets and collaborative, interdisciplinary ways of working. Current models for producing and transmitting knowledge are therefore being questioned. This book revisits a radical attempt at rethinking the mandate of higher education through mass media. Eight episodes written by architect and educator Joaquim Moreno offer a close reading of the course A305, History of Architecture and Design 1890–1939, taught via television and radio broadcasts which aired on BBC in the late 1970s and early ’80s.

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

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Play The City - Games Informing The Urban Development

Isbn 9789490322878
Publisher Jap Sam Books
Idea code 19027
EUR 30.00

As a complex urban system, the city constantly seeks balance. The rise of new ways to co-create or experience cities is breaking down traditional urban planning dichotomies. Interactive maps, mixed realities, 3D environments, and multiplayer settings are the new mediums through which an entire generation perceives the urban world. However paradoxical “designing for the self-organising city” may sound, today’s designers are challenged to propose new methods that in turn support the functioning of this system. ‘Play the City’ investigates “city gaming” as a valid method for transforming urban planning into an inclusive and self-organising process that will generate humane cities.

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

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Reverse Hallucinations In The Archipelago - Intercalations 3

Isbn 9783981863512
Publisher K. Verlag
Idea code 19077
EUR 21.00

The ‘Intercalations’ series is an experimental foray exploring the structure of the book as a potential curatorial space. This third instalment, co-edited by Anna-Sophie Springer and Etienne Turpin, unfolds an itinerant encounter with 19th-century European naturalists in the Malay world, where the theory of evolution by natural selection emerged alongside less celebrated concerns about mass extinction and climate change. By re-considering the condition of colonial science in the tropics, we may find particular relevance for confronting forms of neo-colonisation in the Anthropocene. With contributions by George Beccaloni, Lucy Davis, Paulo Tavares, Rachel Thompson, and several others.

264 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 21 cm, pb, English

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The Word For World Is Still Forest - Intercalations 4

Isbn 9783981863505
Publisher K. Verlag
Idea code 19076
EUR 21.00

The fourth edition of the ‘Intercalations’ series borrows its title from a 1972 science fiction novella by Ursula K. Le Guin posing ethical questions about ecocidal violence. In response to their violent destruction, which characterises our current epoch, these pages traverse woodlands by way of their semiotic, socio-political, historical, and epistemic incitements in order to reveal how practices of care, concern, and attention enable humans to inhabit this world and flourish. The exercise creates space to consider how forests can enable experiences of elegance, affirmation, and creation for a multitude of creatures. Includes contributions by Pedro Neves Margues, Eduardo Kohn, and more.

336 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 21 cm, pb, English

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The Work Of Wind - Land

Isbn 9783981863581
Publisher K. Verlag
Idea code 19078
EUR 30.95

This volume is the first of a three-part series of curatorial and editorial instantiations of the Beaufort scale of wind force, co-edited by Christine Shaw and Etienne Turpin. While the title might suggest a project about weather, the contributions address the forces of composition and decomposition predicated on the complex entanglements of ecologies of excess, environmental legacies of colonialism, the financialization of nature, contemporary catastrophism, and politics of sustainability, climate justice, and resilience. Among the more than 20 artists, writers, academics, and other contributors are Ilana Halperin, Jesse Birch, Anna Feigenbaum, Tania Willard, Mimi Onuoha, and Tomás Saraceno.

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

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Engineering With Ole Vanggaard

Isbn 9788792700216
Publisher Arkitektur B
Idea code 19063
EUR 32.90

According to Ole Vanggaard, “the borderland between architecture and engineering is chaotic, a dangerous field to work in. Here the basic rules of art and technique are not valid.” In the course of his career, the Danish engineer has worked with many architects to realise tectonically challenging structures. This book consists of articles and essays by architects and engineers that bear witness to Vanggaard’s engagement with architecture and structure, his ability to introduce dynamics, beauty, and strength in his projects. For him, chaos makes sense, and concepts are developed from a focused perception and an ability to develop calculation methods for complicated constructions.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, Danish/Norwegian/English

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Arquitectura Viva 210: China Material

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 19022
EUR 18.70

Beyong aggressive urbanization and the culture of global capitalism, a generation of young architects is trying to rethink the typological constants and symbolic imagery of Chinese architecture on a contemporary note. This results in buildings which stand out for their hybrid language and their quality, and seven cases are featured in this issue: The Contemporary Art Museum in Taizhou by Atelier Deshaus, the astronomical park in Suzhou by Specific and Unit Architects, the cultural center in Chetian by West-line Studio, the memorial in Zhejiang by DnA, the public pergola in Shangcun by SUP Atelier, a bamboo craft village in Chongzou by Archi-Union Architects, and more.

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

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AV Proyectos 090: Dossier Jose Maria Sanchez

Isbn 1697493X
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 19021
EUR 11.70

The dossier in AV Proyectos 090 is devoted to the Madrid-based studio of José María Sánchez García, whose latest projects in Spain and Switzerland reveal, through precise gestures and structural sincerity, pure geometries and marked rhythms, an architecture that is respectful to context and heritage. The issue also features the six proposals shortlisted in the competition to design Melbourne’s tallest skyscraper, Southbank Tower, in which finally UNStudio’s proposal was chosen over those of teams like OMA, MVRDV, BIG, Coop Himmelb(l)au and MAD. The construction chapter shows four innovative proposals for pavilions built with different materials: plastic, metal, fabric, and concrete.

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

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The Age Of Spectacle - A Chronicle Of Architecture Vol 1 1993-1999

Isbn 9788409063192
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 19052
EUR 58.50

Luis Fernández-Galiano presents a selection of articles that he wrote between 1993 and 2006 for El País, whose weekly architecture page he was in charge of during those years. Jointly titled Alexandrine Years, evoking both their chronological scope and their chronicle nature, the two volumes of 512 pages apiece portray the vicissitudes of architecture in the course of the transition from the 20th century to the 21st. The first tome, 'The Age of Spectacle', covers the final years of ‘yestercentury,’ a period of optimistic prosperity best expressed in the much publicized Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao.

512 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 26 cm, hb, Spanish/English

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Time Of Uncertainty - A Chronicle Of Architecture Vol 2 2000-2006

Isbn 9788409067268
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 19053
EUR 58.50

Luis Fernández-Galiano presents a selection of articles that he wrote between 1993 and 2006 for El País, whose weekly architecture page he was in charge of during those years. Jointly titled Alexandrine Years, evoking both their chronological scope and their chronicle nature, the two volumes of 512 pages apiece portray the vicissitudes of architecture in the course of the transition from the 20th century to the 21st. The opening years of the current century are encompassed in the second volume, 'Time of Uncertainty', which reflects the unrest following 11 September, as well as the sense of fragility produced by military conflicts and climate change.

512 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 26 cm, hb, Spanish/English

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C3 399: Landscapes Of Death And Living

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 19026
EUR 29.60

This issue looks at the challenge of designing funerary architecture in “Landscapes for Death and Living”, with recent projects such as Chia Ching Mausoleum by Álvaro Siza and Carlos Castanheira, Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando, Inagawa Cemetery Chapel and Visitor Centre by David Chipperfield, and Crematorium Siesegem by KAAN Architecten. A second theme examines architecture’s role in community belonging, with buildings by Smiljan Radic, C.F. Møller Architects, Challenge Design, and others. Finally, Renault, Céline, Franz Kraler, UR Shanghai, and Pitaro are representative of a fusion of luxury and technology in their new showrooms and flagship stores.

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

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Explorations In Urban Practice

Isbn 9788494752322
Publisher Dpr-barcelona
Idea code 19082
EUR 26.25

The first instalment of the ‘Urban School Ruhr’ series, this volume draws from and reflects upon the learning platform’s experiences to date, while also looking to the future of urban practice in contemporary cities. It asks how we can best learn city-making, as well as how we might understand the political concept of communing for this purpose. Additionally, it explores the dialogue around intervention as a strategy for enacting urban change. A range of contributors build upon Urban School Ruhr’s foundational belief that experts and amateurs can together enact a space of critical exchange and knowledge transfer. Conversation, after all, is the first step to co-producing cities.

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

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Trading Places: Practices Of Public Participation In Art And Design Re Search

Isbn 9788494487392
Publisher Dpr-barcelona
Idea code 19080
EUR 25.20

This book invites readers to trade perspectives on issues of participation in terms of working in our contemporary urban environment. Six approaches are discussed – intervention, performative mapping, play, data mining, modelling in dialogue, and curating – in order to rethink, develop, and test design-driven practices and methods. By aiming to discover common ground, explore new territories, and exchange points of view through different kinds of logic and knowledge, ‘Trading Places’ targets art and design researchers, students, practitioners, and the multiple stakeholders with whom they collaborate, examining what participatory ways of working in the urban environment entail.

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

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57 Metal - Metal 57: The Story Of A Mutation

Isbn 9782373820126
Publisher Hyx Editions
Idea code 19070
EUR 33.15

This is the story of 57 Métal, an important piece of industrial heritage whose transformation is indicative of an ideological shift. Built in 1984 for Renault, this masterpiece by Claude Vasconi earned him the national architecture prize. It was the first element of a large-scale urbanism project which was abruptly halted just a year later. Francis Rambert, architecture critic and director of the Institut Français d’Architecture in Paris, recounts how architects Jakob+MacFarlane tackled its initial transformation in the early 2000s. More recently, Dominique Perrault, government ministers, and others worked to save this exceptional architecture from demolition and adapt it to new uses.

256 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 26 cm, hb, English

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