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New Titles in Architecture & Landscape 8 April 2019
El Croquis 198: Johnston Marklee (2005-2019)

Isbn 9788412003406
Publisher El Croquis
Idea code 19128
EUR 66.35

Based in Los Angeles, Johnston Marklee is an architecture practice founded in 1998 by principals Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee. It has been said that the pair is in some ways more closely associated with a group of well-travelled younger architects from around the world than with its home city, and they have often engaged in collaborative projects with other firms in Europe and South America. This monographic issue covers diverse projects by Johnston Marklee from 2005 to the present. It includes an interview with the architects and features notable works such as the Menil Drawing Institute and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, plus a number of private residences.

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

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Japan In Architecture - Genealogies Of Its Transformation

Isbn 9784863585836
Publisher Mori Art Museum/ Kenchiku-shir
Idea code 19074
EUR 47.50

As in the eponymous exhibition at Mori Art Museum, this volume examines the characteristics of ancient and classical Japanese architecture in a very ambitious attempt to elucidate the major currents of the nation’s architecture from the perspectives of how its genealogies have spread internationally, the pioneering figures in the process, and the mechanisms behind the continued expansion of these genealogies today. It documents 100 projects across nine thematic sections, including materials, models, documents, and interactive installations. Nine stories which are ultimately hypothetical ones, in hopes that they will lead to new discussions and visions for the future of Japan.

324 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 29 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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AV Monographs 211-212: Big 2013-2019

Isbn 9788409083701
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 19103
EUR 60.80

The second monograph that AV devotes to BIG is a snapshot of the busy moment that the studio is currently living. Their mediatic buildings have managed to combine the freedom of formal and ludic gestures that empathize with all kinds of clients and audiences, with a rigorous analysis of economic and environmental conditions. Opening with a conversation with Luis Fernández-Galiano, in which the Danish architect goes over his career, the monograph presents 35 works and designs drawn up since 2013, including the Maritime Museum of Denmark in Helsingør, the VIA 57 West residential building in New York, the LEGO House in Billund, the Amager waste treatment plant and skiing slope in Copenhagen, the 2 World Trade Center in New York, and the experimental project to build cities on Mars.

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

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Rammed Earth - Tradition And Potential

Isbn 9783038630289
Publisher Triest Verlag
Idea code 19137
EUR 62.00

This book explores the history and significance of rammed earth construction in Central Europe, particularly in Switzerland, using historical examples to investigate the potential of this building technique for contemporary construction. Rammed earth has material advantages, such as its strength, durability, and non-combustible nature, while potential disadvantages, such as on-site weather dependency, can be circumvented by using prefab elements. It is ecologically sustainable and completely recyclable as well. This pioneering and comprehensive study contributes to safeguarding existing architectural heritage while also providing a foundation for further research.

316 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 30 cm, pb, English

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El Croquis: Enric Miralles Hb

Isbn 9788494775499
Publisher El Croquis
Idea code 19168
EUR 135.95

Born in Barcelona in 1955, Enric Miralles established himself as part of the rising Spanish architecture scene of the late 1980s together with his first wife, architect Carme Pinós. From the mid-1990s he formed a new practice with his second wife, Benedetta Tagliabue, with whom he worked until his early death in 2000. This extensive tribute to Miralles and his all too short career covers the trajectory of his collaborations, solo works, writings, and more, following from projects such as the La Llauna School and La Mina Civic Centre, to an increasingly global portfolio including the Japan National Library, Hamburg Music School, Venice School of Architecture, and the Scottish Parliament.

832 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 34 cm, hb, Spanish/English

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A+U 582 19:03 Alvaro Siza And Eduardo Souto De Moura

Isbn 9784900212336
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 19132
EUR 29.80

Eduardo Souto de Moura was still an architecture student in 1974 when he became more closely acquainted with Álvaro Siza. The completion of their first project together shortly thereafter marked the start of a lasting friendship. Souto de Moura worked with Siza until 1979, when the opportunity arose for him to devote himself to his own projects. Both had learned the possibility of rethinking the legacy of modernism in a critical way. But in revisiting 20th century architecture, Siza tended towards organicist preferences, while Souto de Moura’s path reflected more rationalist tendencies. This issue examines a number of recent works by both architects, plus three recent collaborations.

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


To Build A City In Africa - A History And A Manual

Isbn 9789462083929
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 19160
EUR 35.95

Africa’s population and economic growth make it the world’s fastest urbanizing continent. While some might still associate Africa with rural development, the future of Africa is, in fact, very urban. This urbanization is a huge challenge in areas with fragile institutional frameworks and chronic poverty. Many migrants moving to the city end up in self-organized settlements without basic services. 'Urban Africa' brings together authors from various academic, political, and design backgrounds: as well as case studies on new towns in Ghana, Egypt, South Africa, Angola, Morocco, Kenya etc. In this way, the book provides a critical narrative about contemporary ‘Urban Africa’ and the western world’s role – if any – in the radical transformations happening today.

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

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C3 400: Norwegian Scenic Routes

Isbn 20925190
Publisher C3 Publishing
Idea code 19136
EUR 28.00

This issue’s main feature follows Norway’s major modern tourist attraction, the National Scenic Routes: eighteen roads which navigate through beautiful and diverse landscapes. The project is internationally celebrated for its application of modern, often spectacular architecture. Along all of these routes, rest areas, viewpoints, pathways, and other elements were specially designed, largely by Norwegian architects. A second feature looks at architectural additions that integrate old and new, with recent projects by COBE, Haworth Tompkins, and others. Finally, “Urban Housing” features new, innovative solutions by BIG, WilkinsonEyre, Reinier de Graaf / OMA, and more.

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

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Carrilho Da Graca Arquitectural Guide

Isbn 9789899846296
Publisher A+a Books
Idea code 19122
EUR 42.30

Architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça has been active since the early 1990s, and has produced a range of built works throughout his native Portugal. In a preface to this guide he writes, “However intense and persistent our attention to the programme, the site, the construction system, and the detail we do not wish to show, much of it is fragile. The more we build, the greater the map of our concerns.” Featuring more than 40 projects, the guide serves as both a documentation of the architect’s prolific output and an in-depth examination of his style and approach. It includes extensive textual analyses by Michel Toussaint and Marta Sequeira, as well as detailed profiles of each built work.

186 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 19 cm, pb, Portuguese/English

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The Wandering Maker

Isbn 9789461400666
Publisher Architectura & Natura
Idea code 19130
EUR 18.50

With ‘The Wandering Maker’, Machiel Spaan hopes to make a contribution to architectural design as a discipline that requires time and thought – a sincere search for the right place, craftsmanship, material, and space. He sheds light on the discovery of space by way of his personal experiences from his own practice, the Amsterdam-based office M3H, from his role as an educator, and from his impressions gained from travelling, reading, and contemplating. The stories connect doing, seeing, and learning. In his mind, “creation” can be divided into seven skills that together drive the design and creation process: looking, playing, creating, moving, imagining, constructing, and unravelling.

240 p, ills bw, 11 x 17 cm, pb, English

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Dash Home Work City - Living And Working In The Urban Block

Isbn 9789462084544
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 19152
EUR 30.80

Our contemporary service economy calls the divide between living and working, one of the dogmas of modernist urbanism, into question. People increasingly work from home, in dwellings that were never designed for this purpose. 'DASH' and researcher-architect Frances Holliss take a closer look at the phenomenon of working from home and its impact on our domestic culture. How do you provide suitable home-work environments for an extremely varied group of people who work from their homes? At the level of the urban building block, 'DASH' explores what such architectural and urban developments may bring.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 28 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Ja 113 Reprint Edition Expo '70

Isbn 9784786903038
Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha
Idea code 19144
EUR 27.35

In the midst of the turbulent 1960s, when the world was undergoing radical shifts in cultural values, Expo ’70 was conceived, planned, and executed in Osaka. The master plan for the site was created by Kenzo Tange and Uzo Nishiyama. They were aware of the imminent transition from an industrial to an information society, and the emphasis changed from hardware exhibits to software-inspired environments. The question arose whether architecture can function as a communication media, or even if it should. In a few years, Osaka will host World Expo 2025. This issue looks back at selected articles originally published in ‘Shinkenchiku’ (May 1970) and in ‘JA’ (May/June English edition).

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

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Arquitectura Viva 211: Barclay&crousse

Isbn 02141256
Publisher Avisa
Idea code 19102
EUR 18.70

Established in Lima since 2006, the studio Barclay & Crousse focuses its efforts on the analysis of the connections between landscape, climate, and architecture, working with volumes of refined brutalism that defy clichés of technique, function, and quality of life. This first monographic issue of Arquitectura Viva presents the four most important recent works by the Peruvian studio: the Lecture Hall for the University of Piura, the Site Museum of Paracas Culture in Ica, House C3 in Ancón, and the NU Apartment Building in Lima. The magazine’s dossier is devoted to colour in architecture, with frecent works by BIG, Sauerbruch Hutton, Jean Nouvel, and b720 arquitectos.

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

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Oase 102 - Schools & Teachers The Education Of An Architect

Isbn 9789462084858
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 19165
EUR 20.50

Architectural training seems to be more difficult to organize than ever before. After May 1968, education was radically democratised, or at least that was the intention. However, the 1999 Bologna Declaration radically changed the structure of architecture schools as well. Is there any tradition left to hand down to students? What skills do they need before they can enter the job market? And how about the kind of knowledge that may not be practical, but is nevertheless necessary to fully understand the culture and history of architecture? Is the architect a critical intellectual or rather a successful entrepreneur? This issue of OASE examines European schools and teachers from the 1960s to the present day.

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

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GA Houses 163: Project 2019

Isbn 9784871402156
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 19154
EUR 30.50

GA Houses’ documents outstanding new residential architecture from all over the world. With projects by Aires Mateus, Johnston Marklee, Junya Ishigami, Sean Godsell, Sou Fujimoto, Vo Trong Nghia, Peter Stutchbury, and many others.

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

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The Lines Of The Landscape

Isbn 9789461400673
Publisher Architectura & Natura
Idea code 19134
EUR 24.50

When we look at the Dutch landscape, what do we see? It is completely man-made, which is actually something that the Dutch are proud of. The dead straight ditch, the dyke round the polder, and the channelled stream are all drawn lines, hence lines charged with time. You follow them with your gaze, instead of taking them in at a glance, these typical medial lines with a telluric effect. More than 25 contributors – photographers, artists, educators, writers, poets, designers – offer their personal analyses and interpretations of the particularities of the Dutch landscape in this publication. A landscape whose beauty is found in its adaptability, and in the fact that it never stands still.

62 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 34 cm, pb, English

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Dhaka Totem

Isbn 9788494234279
Publisher Altrim & Aecid
Idea code 19096
EUR 22.10

‘Dhaka Totem’ is a subjective guide to the city of Dhaka, co-published by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and Altrim Publishers in Barcelona. The book features various essays and photographic contributions produced by a group of local and international academics, architects, planners, and artists. These examine everything from Dhaka’s traffic, public space, and garbage, to its dense urban reality, borders and limits, people, and resilience. It begins by recounting a fictional meeting in which Le Corbusier, exhausted from his Chandigarh project, and Louis Kahn, designer of the monumental Parliament of Bangladesh, travel to Dhaka.

170 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Dd 45 Pony Tricks By Cebra In Denmark

Isbn 9788968010873
Publisher Damdi
Idea code 19164
EUR 53.35

CEBRA is known for its cheeky, intelligent nature and the playful universe its architecture inhabits. Established in Aarhus 20 years ago by three founding partners, Mikkel Frost, Carsten Primdahl, and Kolja Nielsen, the Danish firm recently added a fourth, Mikkel Schlesinger. Recognised for their daring design approach and disruptive innovation, their projects constantly mutate from place to place, yet share a similar language nonetheless by connecting to the context in a broad sense, whether climatic, economic, or other. From Scandinavia and Russia to Abu Dhabi, the 26 projects spotlighted in this volume explore the main themes that run throughout CEBRA’s architecture.

238 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, hb, Korean/English

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Dd 44 Xs S M L Xl By Fuksas In Italy

Isbn 9788968010866
Publisher Damdi
Idea code 19163
EUR 53.35

Studio Fuksas, the brainchild of Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, has built its reputation over the past four decades with an innovative approach and a wide variety of projects. Whether an urban intervention, airport, museum, cultural centre, space for music, office building, interior, or design collection, the husband and wife duo creates complex mixtures of forms and spaces with an environmental intricacy seldom seen in architecture. This volume features 26 exemplary projects by Studio Fuksas arranged in sections by scale, from design objects to enormous works like the New National Archives of France and Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport – from extra small to extra large.

270 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, hb, Korean/English

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Log 44 Fall 2018

Isbn 9780999237328
Publisher Anyone Corporation
Idea code 19123
EUR 16.80

In this instalment diverse perspectives question the place of architecture and architectural discourse right now. Contributors include Rafael Moneo, who searches for a new historical paradigm no longer centred on modernism; Pier Vittorio Aureli, who offers a comprehensive history of how the grid has been used to organise the socio-economics of cities; and Michelle Chang, who proposes vagueness as a critical position and source of creativity. Also in this issue, works by Luigi Moretti and OMA are examined, and an interview with Daniel Libeskind and analysis by Fred Bernstein take stock of the World Trade Center site fifteen years after the competition to rebuild Ground Zero.

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


Angelo Candalepas: Australian Islamic Mission

Isbn 9780994396648
Publisher Uro Publications
Idea code 19095
EUR 38.80

'Angelo Candalepas: Australian Islamic Mission' tells the story of the Punchbowl Mosque, a new architectural Western Sydney landmark and winner of the 2018 Sulman Medal for Public Architecture. Designed by Angelo Candalepas and Associates for the Australian Islamic Mission (AIM), the Punchbowl Mosque represents a poignant moment of collaboration across faiths and cultures. This book presents four written reflections on the mosque from faith, architectural, cultural and engineering viewpoints.

74 p, ills colour & bw, 26 x 33 cm, pb, English

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Plot 08: Junya Ishigami (Japanese Only)

Isbn 9784871404785
Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture
Idea code 19038
EUR 49.20

Junya Ishigami is among the most experimental of the younger generation of Japanese architects. His designs often take inspiration from plants and natural phenomena, resulting in radical curves and poetic visions seemingly doomed to remain in the realm of installation art or sketches, structures that should be impossible to realise. Ishigami, however, is gaining a fast-growing international reputation, with recent commissions in places like Moscow and Sydney. ‘PLOT 08’ features works and projects from the last decade; from “KAIT Workshop” to “Water Garden”, more than 20 projects are included. Please note that all texts in this publication are exclusively in Japanese.

236 p, ills colour & bw, 26 x 36 cm, pb, Japanese

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Waterloopbos / Deltawork

Isbn 9789492474360
Publisher Blauwdruk
Idea code 19159
EUR 9.95

The ‘Waterloopbos’, a forest on the edge of the North-East Polder municipality in the central Netherlands, has an interesting history. From 1954 to 1996 it was home to the Hydraulics Laboratory where scale models were constructed for research on coastal management, harbours, and watercourses. Nature took over after its closure, and since 2002 efforts have been made to restore the water system and make the area accessible once more. The forest and its cultural heritage were declared a national monument in 2016. This publication is about the transformation of the Delta Flume, an icon of hydraulics research, into a monumental work of art by the designers RAAAF & Atelier de Lyon.

32 p, ills colour & bw, pb, Dutch

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