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Jan Theun Van Rees - Hidden City One Wall Away 2013 ISBN 9789082049107 Acqn 22906 Pb 25x33cm 144pp 140col ills 53.50 Amsterdam-based photographer Jan Theun van Rees took it upon himself to document the wave of renovations and constructions of new premises for cultural institutions that has been a dominant trend in the city through the past decade. Beginning with the empty Stedelijk Museum and dismantled Carr Theatre, he photographed these dignified spaces in transition, temporarily hidden from public view, and rehabilitated the grand history of the buildings. Although the new interiors and edifices may be impressive, it is always the relationship with that former view which gives them depth and context. With an introduction by Sylvia Dornseiffer and poems by Willem van Toorn.

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Greening Asia - Emerging Principles For Sustainable Architecture BCI Asia 2013 ISBN 9789810701161 Acqn 23044 Pb 18x25cm 334pp 350ills 250col 61.95 The transition from green to sustainable requires new tools for thinking, new descriptors that reflect both the mitigation of impact and resilience to adverse change. A number of recently completed projects from across Asia go beyond the current conventions of greening. Individually, they speak to the diversity of this wide and varied region; collectively, they illustrate six principles that could together form a path to sustainability. Author Nirmal Kishnani details more than 30 projects in photos, drawings and texts, demonstrating the rise of long-term, locally-oriented and community-specific solutions in architectural practice, from Bangladesh to the Philippines and from Vietnam to Taiwan.

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The Future of Architecture nai010 publishers 2013 ISBN 9789462080829 Acqn 22712 Pb 14x22cm 96pp 120col ills 18.95 To mark his 80th year, acclaimed Dutch architect Herman Hertzberger invited colleagues and students alike to reflect on the future of architecture, acknowledging it as the discipline par excellence that has lent itself to the representation of a new, better world. In this pamphlet, Hertzberger, Anna Heringer, Jean-Philippe Vassal and other contributors recognise the need to change our lifestyle and the way we build today if we want to preserve the planet for future generations. Their discussions are optimistic, making the case to abandon all preconceptions and imagine a new way of practising architecture that is not a derivative or feeble reflection of todays reality.

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C3 350 - Climate And Milieu In Architecture. Libraries And Schools C3 2013 no ISBN Acqn 22901 Pb 23x30cm 208pp 300ills 150col 21.95 This issues theme is Climate and Milieu in Architecture, approached from a standpoint somewhere in between the two polarities of mans relationship with nature: the first, our fearful respect of its power; the second, our striving to understand nature in order to overcome it. The specific focus is on libraries and schools, whereby a rich array of twelve realised projects is discussed in terms of the aforementioned notions, therefore entailing two approaches to architecture. Highlights include the Birmingham Library by Mecanoo, Francis Gregory Library by Adjaye Associates and Ceuta Public Library by Paredes Pedrosa, plus schools by Mikou Design Studio and ARX, among others.

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AV Proyectos 059 - Green Grounds Arquitectura Viva SL 2013 no ISBN Acqn 22980 Pb 24x30cm 80pp col ills 11.25 Featuring: MVRDV, NL, BIG,JDS, Young Spanish Teams, Exportable Talent, Kerez: Experimental Structure, Zhengzhou, Museo Jumex in Mexico by Chipperfield, Turrell at LACMA, MFAH and Guggenheim, Razon y Ciudad, Laguillo at Madrids ICO.

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Arquitectura Viva 156 - Industry Builds Arquitectura Viva SL 2013 no ISBN Acqn 22981 Pb 24x30cm 96pp col ills 18.50 In this issue, Arquitectura Viva delves into the world of prefabrication around six specific themes and six international works: the cruise ship terminal in Seville, built with sea containers by Arquitectos Hombre de Piedra; the CEIP Josep Guinovart in Castelldefels, Barcelona, built with prefab concrete elements by Pich-Aguilera Arquitectos; the Tamedia headquarters in Zurich, built using wood by Shigeru Ban; the student residence in Delft, built with prefab modules by Mecanoo Architecten; the residence for the elderly in Pffers, whose facade has been built with prefabricated ceramic elements by Huggenbergerfries Architekten; and the Antarctic Research Station Halley VI, built with facade panels.

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GA Document 125 A.D.A.Edita Tokyo Co. Ltd. 2013 ISBN 9784871402859 Acqn 22989 Pb 26x30cm 144pp 200ills 100col 28.50 Featuring Coop Himmelblau, Frank o. Gehry, Wang Shu, Ensamble Studio, Bernard Tschumi, Steven Holl, Mad Architects, and Alberto Kalach.

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Casting Architecture - Ventilation Blocks University Of Singapore 2013 ISBN 9789810736040 Acqn 23043 Pb 15x21cm 144pp 128ills 21 Casting Architecture deals with the process of bringing architectural visions into reality with preformed and stacked concrete structures. Often overlooked by Western architecture today, the ventilation block has a long history as a traditional building module in tropical regions. It provides climatic comfort, protection and architectonic expression. In this richly illustrated book, architect and educator Florian Schtz seeks to rediscover formworks beauty through a continuous application of modules, inspiring design enthusiasts to conceive futuristic ideas in cement and concrete and enabling creative liberation in architecture that goes beyond the limits of classical building methods.

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Hiroshi Kikuchi - Basso Continuo. Contenporary Architect's Concept Series 15 Lixil 2013 ISBN 9784864800051 Acqn 23075 Pb 15x21cm 136pp 57ills 52col 27 A clear and comprehensive portrait of the practice of Tokyo-based architect Hiroshi Kikuchi spans more than 130 pages of anecdotal texts, architectural drawings and full-colour photographs of both buildings and nature in this compact, admirably-designed book. Having worked in the offices of SANAA in Tokyo and Herzog & de Meuron in Basel following his studies, Kikuchi established his own practice in 2004 and has since garnered several awards in design and architecture. Through insightful observations and personal experiences, the book lends an intimate look at the architects perspectives and approach, with special regard for his small-scale projects and houses.

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Cornelius Van Eesteren - Meeting The Avant-Garde 1914-1929 Thoth Uitgeverij 2013 ISBN 9789068686258 Acqn 23076 Pb 17x22cm 96pp 47ills 32col 16.50 The Dutch architect and urban planner Cornelis van Eesteren is best known for his work on the General Expansion Plan for Amsterdam (AUP), dating from 1934 and implemented after the Second World War. He was a pioneer and highly influential figure in what is termed modernist urbanism. This account is dedicated to the early years of his professional life, to his encounters, friendships and fallouts, and especially to his relationship with Theo van Doesburg and his involvement with the activities of De Stijl.

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Donald Olsen - Architect Of Habitable Abstraction William Stout 2013 ISBN 9780981966762 Acqn 23089 Hb 29x29cm 216pp 257ills 7col 52.95 The purist houses of Donald Olsen stand out as remarkably durable achievements among the post-war architectural heritage of the San Francisco Bay Area. Inspired by the curriculum that Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer brought from Germany's Bauhaus to Harvard's Graduate School of Design, Olsen's designs were deeply rooted in the Modern Movement in 20th century Europe, and the architect remained committed to this aesthetic all his life. Olsen's allegiance to these ideals drove his personal and professional itinerary, and sustained him as both an architect and an educator at the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley. Richly illustrated with drawings, plans, and photographs, this book fully documents these little known examples of high modernism in Northern California.

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El Croquis 168/169 - Alvaro Siza El Croquis 2013 ISBN 9788488386779 Acqn 23049 Pb 25x34cm 376pp 500ills 250col 73 The acclaimed Portuguese architect lvaro Siza Vieira takes centre stage in this instalment, with special focus on works completed over the last five years. In total, 26 diverse projects are detailed, from the China International Design Museum and Camilo Study Centre to wineries in Quinta do Portal and a spa in Pedra Salgadas. The issue includes a biography of the master architect along with an essay by Juan Antonio Corts analysing eleven architectural issues in the work of Siza.

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The Canals Of Amsterdam - 400 Years Of Building, Living And Working Thoth Uitgeverij 2013 ISBN 9789068686401 Acqn 23052 Hb 25x34cm 464pp 1000ills 400col 106 'The Canals of Amsterdam. 400 years of living, working and building' is a book to get lost in, without losing your way. All the canals within the UNESCO World Heritage district are included. The latest research findings with regard to important architects, residents, and the creation and development of this unique urban expansion are incorporated. The book crowns the celebration of four centuries of the Ring Canals with a volume full of history and stories about the dynamics of this striking section of Amsterdam.

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Masonry - Material And Structure Basheer Graphic Books 2013 ISBN 9789810768416 Acqn 23057 Hb 24x31cm 306pp 500ills 400col 43.50 Brick is a patient and unobtrusive material that lends itself to a variety of uses and tends to outlast the periodic styles in which it becomes incorporated. It is characterised by a basic dignity, no doubt borne of its millennia-long existence and re-invention in architecture within an array of cultures worldwide. This anthology of brick and the many applications of masonry in practice today presents a detailed, case-by-case analysis of the material and structure, its role in contemporary architecture and its evolution from traditional patterns to modern, flexible bonds that highlight the structure and texture of buildings. More than 30 projects are presented in texts, technical drawings and photos.

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Jacob + McFarlane - Les Turbulences HYX 2013 ISBN 9782910385811 Acqn 23130 Hb 20x25cm 130pp 59ills 31col 25 This monograph is dedicated to the new building of the French art and architecture centre (FRAC Centre) designed by Jakob & MacFarlane in Orlans (France). It provides an overview of all the phases of the project, from design to construction. Architects Jakob + MacFarlane, managing the project, have opted for a strong physical presence. The extension, christened The Turbulences, because of its prefabricated tubular structure covered by an anodised aluminium casing, conceptualizes dynamic architecture. Authors : Barry Bergdoll, Marie-Ange Brayer, Aurlien Lemonier, Nadine Labedade, Claude Parent, Cline Sarava.

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C3 351 - Energy Concerned And Green C3 2013 no ISBN Acqn 23144 Pb 23x30cm 208pp 275ills 200col 21.95 This issue of C3 focuses on the environmental issues and concerns that architects face and how they may be overcome. Featuring 14 projects that explore Positive Green and Energy Concerned architecture.

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