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Grand Urban Rules nai010 publishers 2013 ISBN 9789462080546 Acqn 22516 Pb 18x24cm 272pp 150ills 41.95 Grand Urban Rules offers a compilation and discussion of significant urban rules that have been invented and implemented by European, North American, and Asian cities. Not only does the reader get an overview of the functionality and repercussions of these rule sets, but also gains insight into the context and situation of specific cities through the lens of rule-based governance. Based on a database of approximately 100 relevant urban rules that have been created and researched at the ETH in Zurich, these rules describe built form with regard to physical characteristics, qualities and consequences as well as the distribution of program, density, urban performance and aesthetics.

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Rijksmuseum Amsterdam - Restoration and Transformation of a National Monument nai010 publishers 2013 ISBN 9789462080942 Acqn 22709 Hb 24x30cm 304pp 410ills 210col 52.50 No building in the Netherlands has such a tempestuous relationship to Dutch identity as the Rijksmuseum. This book traces its history, from birth to restoration, and the long road to reopening in 2013. Seen (and criticised) as a national symbol ever since construction in 1885, its Neo-Gothic style was deemed too Catholic, the building too large and complex. And yet the Rijksmuseum has proved an effective mirror of the national self-image. Crucial are the roles played by government and heritage conservation officials, museum directors, Cruz y Ortiz and Van Hoogevest Architecten, and interior architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte in realising the Netherlands most famous renovation.

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The Wrong House - The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock (2nd Edition) nai010 publishers 2013 ISBN 9789462080966 Acqn 22711 Pb 16x24cm 344pp 200ills 37 Alfred Hitchcock is an architect - this is the unusual assumption of this book, which uses the conventional layout of an architectural monograph. Illustrated by floor plans especially made for this publication, each chapter deals with a specific building and its furnishings. Architecture plays an important role in Hitchcocks films. Having worked as a set designer in the early 1920s, Hitchcock remained intensely concerned with the art direction of his films, which feature a remarkable collection of Victorian manors, suburban dwellings, modernist villas, urban mansions, and posh penthouses. In addition, Hitchcock emphatically used architectural motifs such as stairs and windows, transforming the house into a place of anxiety or disturbance. Particularly his gothic melodramas of the 1940s such as Rebecca, Suspicion, or Shadow of a Doubt, present the house as an uncanny labyrinth and a trap. Last but not least, some remarkable single-set films, such as Rope or Rear Window, explicitly deal with the way the confines of the set relate to those of the architecture on screen. Discussing how Hitchcocks cinematic spaces are connected with the narrative, the characters, and the mise-en-scne of his films, Jacobs also situates these fictitious buildings in the history and theory of architecture.

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Arquitectura Viva 154 - Houses As Shelters Arquitectura Viva SL 2013 no ISBN Acqn 22896 Pb 24x30cm 96pp 100ills 80col 18 In its seventh completely bilingual issue in Spanish and English, Arquitectura Viva analyzes indepth ten Spanish houses. These are a few of those included: the House for Three Sisters, by Blanca Fort; the MP House in Sesma, by Alcolea & Trrago Arquitectos; the Porche House by Ramn Bosch and Bet Capdeferro; the X House by Eduardo Cadaval and Clara Sol-Morales; the House of Would by studio Elii; the Alien House by Noname 29; and the MO House by FRPO/Pablo Oriol and Fernando Rodrguez. The Technology and Innovation section focuses on refurbishments, climatic stability, industrialization and recycling.

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Grow Up - The New Architecture In Japan Equal Books 2013 ISBN 9788997603152 Acqn 23030 Hb 19x25cm 804pp 700ills 600col 120 An enormous anthology of the most remarkable recent work by architects in Japan, this 800-page book captures the dynamism and variation of Japanese practice today. Richly illustrated with several pages of photographs, architectural drawings and plans, each of the 40 completed projects from among 28 featured offices is accompanied by a short explanatory text. With a mix of both established names, such as Kengo Kuma and Endo Shuhei, and young and up-and-coming practices, the volume provides a fascinating sense of the motivation and direction architects in Japan are taking today.

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Naturum Visitor Centres In Sweden Arkitektur Forlag AB 2013 ISBN 9789186050801 Acqn 23045 Hb 25x28cm 188pp 150ills 100col 76.50 The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency's mission is to promote a sustainable society. A part of this work is the development of visitor centres in important natural areas, known as Naturum (a play on the words nature and room). About 30 have been built since the 1970s, in recent years, with increasingly evident architectural ambitions. The book focuses on 13 of the major visitor centres: from Stenshuvud in Skne to the Great Sjfallet in Lapland. With nearly 150 photographs, the book also includes a large amount of drawing materials.

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Carvalho Araujo A.Mag 2013 ISBN 9789899782563 Acqn 23090 Pb 23x29cm 200pp 225ills 175col 33.95 This monograph documents the entire creative process surrounding the conversion of an old military police headquarters in Braga, Portugal, into an art and culture centre by the Portuguese office of Carvalho Arajo, notable for the plant pots now covering its walls. Through an exhaustive selection of texts, conversations and images, the programme, project strategy and buildings adaptation is fully outlined from the perspective of the architects themselves. Using the concept of occupation as motif, the project explores the boundary between an abandoned existing structure and a new invader that takes over the space an intervention rather than a renovation.

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Book Mountain Spijkenisse - Biography of a Building. MVRDV nai010 publishers 2013 ISBN 9789462081109 Acqn 23166 Hb 15x21cm 440pp 400ills 200col 26.50 The Book Mountain is a building with a mission: to encourage a town populated by the least enthusiastic readers in the Netherlands to switch off their televisions and start reading books again. This biography of the Book Mountain paints a picture of the town of Spijkenisse and the political and social contexts in which such buildings are realized. The story also examines the role of the modern library, the essence of a Ville Nouvelle and the search for an alternative for identification - and whether or not this should be done through historicizing architecture.

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Arquitectura Viva 157 - Indian Journey Arquitectura Viva SL 2013 no ISBN Acqn 23197 Pb 24x30cm 96pp 125ills 75col 18 In its tenth completely bilingual issue Spanish-English, Arquitectura Viva reviews recent architecture in India, offering a panorama of a quickly developing country through nine works by international architects: the White Lotus School in Ladakh, by Arup; the Utsav House in Satirje, by Studio Mumbai; the Banyan Park Complex in Mumbai, by Williams & Tsien; the Prathama Blood Bank in Ahmedabad, by Gurit Matharoo; the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, by HCP Design and Project Management; the Shiv Temple in Maharashtra, by Sameep Padora & Associates; the Hathigaon Elephant Village in Jaipur, by Rahul Mehrotra Architects; the Hut to Hut housing project in Kumta, by Rintala Eggertsson; and the DPS Kindergarten School in Bangalore, by Khosla Associates.

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JA 92 - World Yearbook 2013 Japan Architect Co Ltd 2013 ISBN 9784786902505 Acqn 23260 Pb 23x30cm 128pp 225ills 150col 23.95 This special issue takes a retrospective look at the architecture of 2013, from both Japan and around the world. A selection of 49 works from various cities focuses awareness on each projects environment and its relationship with cultural contexts, enabling an examination of these remarkable new buildings beyond factors of place and scale and placing them within a global dialogue that involves not only creativity, but also responsiveness to social issues and future challenges. Featured among the diverse works are MDRDVs Glass Farm, the Danish Maritime Museum by BIG, Ghent Market Hall by Robbrecht en Daem, the Ando Museum and OMAs Shenzen Stock Exchange.

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C3 352 - Experiencing And Sensing C3 2013 no ISBN Acqn 23261 Pb 23x30cm 206pp 225ills 150col 21.95 Featuring: Heidi Saarinen, Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp + Archimedia, Speech Tchoban & Kuznetsov, Studio Sumo, A+ Architecture, Artech Architects, Future Architecture Thinking, Daipu Architects, Yuko Nagayama & Associates, Marta Gonzlez Antn, Chang Architects, Vo Trong Nghia Architects + Sanuki+Nishizawa Architects, Adamo-Faiden, Aires Mateus, Marlene Uldschmidt Architects and Lorcan OHerlihy Architects.

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Best Of Architectural Design 2013 Epfl Archizoom 2013 ISBN 9782889150458 Acqn 23151 Pb 21x30cm 158pp 200ills 100col 26 Each year more than 300 projects are undertaken by students in the Architecture Department of the cole Polytechnique Fdrale (EPFL) in Lausanne. Although a considerable number of ideas and resources are developed in this centre for education and research, these projects have difficulty obtaining wider recognition outside the school. To remedy this, a jury of architects selected 39 student projects to be presented in this catalogue, which spotlights the range and diversity of the EPFLs courses in architectural design. The publication includes both awarded and shortlisted projects, along with numerous data, drawings, models and photographs.

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S Am 11 - Luginsland/Look Out Christoph Merian Verlag 2013 ISBN 9783856166335 Acqn 23195 Pb 23x30cm 120pp 152ills 110col 27 Architecture with a view emerged and gradually gained in attractiveness as an architectural genre in the 19th century with the development of tourism. On the one hand, these buildings with a view having come to town serve visitors as platforms for surveying the panorama while also being used to market a location. On the other hand, these projects are gaining a new importance in the ecological context, the goal being to climb up and view the surrounding forest, something also aimed at by the Canopy Walkways.

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Architecture After Revolution Sternberg Press 2014 ISBN 9783943365795 Acqn 23262 Hb 14x21cm 206pp 150col ills 21 The work presented in this book is an invitation to undertake an urgent architectural and political thought experiment: to rethink todays struggles for justice and equality not only from the historical perspective of revolution, but also from that of a continued struggle for decolonization; consequently, to rethink the problem of political subjectivity not from the point of view of a Western conception of a liberal citizen but rather from that of the displaced and extraterritorial refugee. You will not find here descriptions of popular uprising, armed resistance, or political negotiations, despite these of course forming an integral and necessary part of any radical political transformation. Instead, the authors present a series of provocative projects that try to imagine the morning after revolution. Located on the edge of the desert in the town of Beit Sahour in Palestine, the architectural collective Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency (DAAR) has since 2007 combined discourse, spatial intervention, collective learning, public meetings, and legal challenges to open an arena for speculating about the seemingly impossible: the actual transformation of Israels physical structures of domination. Against an architectural history of decolonization that sought to reuse colonial architecture for the same purpose for which it was originally built, DAAR sees opportunities in a set of playful propositions for the subversion, reuse, profanation, and recycling of these structures of domination and the legal infrastructures that sustain them. DAARs projects should be understood as a series of architectural fables set in different locations: an abandoned military base near Beit Sahour, the refugee camp of Dheisheh in Bethlehem, the remnants of three houses on the Jaffa beach, the uncompleted Palestinian Parliament building, the historical village of Battir, the village of Miska destroyed during the Nakba, and the red-roofed West Bank colony of Jabel Tawil (Psagot) next to Ramallah-El Bireh.

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Morphosis - Crawford Residence. Residential Masterpeices 15 A.D.A.Edita Tokyo Co. Ltd. 2013 ISBN 9784871406406 Acqn 23255 Pb 26x36cm 92pp col ills 27 Residential Masterpieces 15 focuses on Morphosis Crawford Residence in Montecito, California 1987-91 and Blades Residence in Santa Barbara, California 1991-97. Text by Yoshio Futagawa and photographs by Yukio Futagawa.

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OAB And Partners - Origami House A.Mag 2013 ISBN 9789899782501 Acqn 23273 Pb 30x21cm 128pp 120ills 33.95 This complete monograph about the Origami House in Barcelona by OAB & Partners (Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Mart) thoroughly documents the exceptional residence inspired by the art of Japanese paper folding. Numerous stunning black-and-white photographs complement architectural drawings, technical details and an insightful conversation with the architects, who talk about their concept in terms of continuity, apparent in the residences play of scales, openended geometries and the dynamic created between interior and exterior spaces through the use of light.

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Alvaro Siza - House In Mallorca Labirinto de Paixons 2013 ISBN 9788493550431 Acqn 23274 Pb 21x30cm 188pp 150ills 39.95 The acclaimed Portuguese architect lvaro Siza, known for his poetic modernism, presents his masterful residence on the island of Mallorca in this comprehensive monograph. Gorgeously photographed in black and white, the luxury summer house inspired by the surrounding rocky landscape is brought to life through numerous sketches and drawings, its careful conception and creative process illuminated in a text by Siza himself. Every detail is covered, from floor plans, sections and elevations to the design of interior aspects like doors, stairways and the layout of individual rooms. A must-have for any admirer of Sizas work.

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Go With Me - 50 Steps To Landscape Thinking Architectura & Natura Press 2014 ISBN 9789461400383 Acqn 23282 Hb 11x17cm 160pp 95ills 70col 17.50 According to the foreword by Aart Oxenaar, this handbook allows one to look at landscape in a different way. Diminutive in size yet expansive in content, the didactic publication encourages viewing landscape not as a static image, but as the temporary result of social, economic and political movements. Its 50 anecdotes offer a snapshot of the ongoing interaction between patterns of human occupation and natural processes. Each proposes ways to act or adapt ones behaviour and approach, and offers suggestions for further reading. The book is filled with images and reflective quotes, and additional texts by Marieke Timmermans, Thomas Oles and Jacques Abelman.

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