Architectural DesignForthcoming Titles
January/February 2010 Profile No 203
Turkey – At the Threshold
Guest-edited by Hülya Ertas, Defne Sungurog˘lu Hensel and Michael Hensel
This is a pertinent moment to take stock and to look at Turkey’s past, present and future. In 2010Istanbul will become European Capital of Culture and all eyes will be on Turkey, bringing the nation’s cul-tural renaissance and evolution to the fore internationally. Since the early 2000s, Turkey has undergone aremarkable economic recovery, accompanied by urban development and a cultural flowering. Positionedbetween an expanding European Union and an unstable Middle East, the country provides a fascinatinginterface between the Occident and the Orient. Taking into account the current political concerns with apotential clash of Eastern and Western cultures, Turkey is poised at a vital global crossroads.•Tackles issues of globalisation and the potential threat that a rapid rolling out of an overly homogenisedbuilt environment poses to rich local building traditions that are founded on specific climatic knowledgeand cultural diversity.•Provides an analytical and projective approach that highlights specific aspects of Turkey’s rich heritageand contemporary design culture that can shape a specific yet pluralistic future identity and culture.•Contributors include: Tevfik Balciog˘lu, Edhem Eldem, Tolga Islam, Zeynep Kezer, Ug˘ur Tanyeli, IlhanTekeli and Banu Tomruk.
November/December 2009 Profile No 202
Patterns of Architecture
Guest-edited by Mark Garcia
Pattern-making is ubiquitous in both the natural and manmade world. The human propensity for patternrecognition and fabrication is innate. Encompassing the historical, vernacular and parametric, this titleexplores the creation, materialisation and theorisation of some of the world's most significant and spec-tacularly patterned spaces. It investigates how interiors, buildings, cities and landscapes are patternedthrough design, production and manufacturing, use, time, accident and perception. It also brings intofocus how contemporary advanced spatial practices and CAD/CAM are now pushing patterns to encom-pass a greater range of structural, programmatic, aesthetic and material effects and properties.Extending patterns far beyond the surface notion of style and decoration,
Patterns of Architecture
assesses how and why the deployment of patterns is shaping the future of architecture.•Analysed through a multidisciplinary and international series of essays and designs from architects,engineers, academics, researchers and expert professionals in the field.•Key contributors include: Brian McGrath, Hanif Kara, Michael Hensel and Achim Menges, PatrikSchumacher and Alejandro Zaera-Polo.
March/April 2010 Profile No 204
Exuberance in Architecture
Guest-edited by Marjan Colletti
This title of
heralds a new era of exuberance in digital design. Having overcome the alienation andotherness of the cyber, having mastered the virtual qualities and protocols of the parametric, havingachieved the intricacy and elegance of the digital, and having fully embraced the potential of 3-D com-puter software and CAD/CAM manufacturing technologies, it is now time for architects to show off!Conjure up the extravagance of furniture design, the abundance of CGI in Hollywood, the profusenessof bio-techno ornamentation or the lavishness of Middle-Eastern and Asian super-urbanism.
not only celebrates new Baroque theatricality, formal sophistication and digital virtuosity; it alsodebates a plethora of joyful and intelligent ways in which experimental architecture manages to copewith the contemporary turmoil in global politics, economics and ecology.•Includes the work of seminal figures such as Ron Arad, Peter Cook and Wolf D Prix•Features Hernan Diaz Alonso, Marjan Colletti, Evan Douglis, CJ Lim, Ali Rahim, Neil Spiller, KjetilThorsen and Tom Wiscombe.