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Arquitectura Viva 189 Anthropocene

Avisa 2016 no ISBN Acqn 27093
Pb 24x30cm 80pp col ills 20

The changes caused by humans on the Earths crust are of such magnitude as to have begun a
new geological age, the so-called Anthropocene, the latest phase of the Quaternary, and this
historical mutation is reflected as much in architecture as in the cities and landscapes of our time.
Arquitectura Viva joins the discussion on this period of transformation, marked by the
sustainability agenda, in its two latest issues, which come as siblings under the titles Change of
Climate and Anthropocene, in that order. Anthropocene explores the paradoxes and potentials
of an epoch marked by human civiization through a long essay by Luis Fernndez-Galiano, titled
Architecture and Life.

Arquitectura Viva 190 - History Patterns

Avisa 2016 no ISBN Acqn 27093
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Recent years have brought few doubts about the growing importance of heritage issues in
architecture, though dealing with them tends to be an ideological and aesthetic minefield,
according to Luis Fernndez-Galiano. Even so, projects involving the metamorphosis of heritage
buildings, from disused industrial sites to outdated public structures, garner a significant amount
of attention. Most interesting are those with a less rigid approach, which consciously embrace the
past by incorporating it into the contemporary project. Featuring OMAs Fondaco dei Tedeschi,
Dominique Perraults Pavilion Dufour, Herzog & de Meurons Park Avenue Armory, and more.

JA 104 - Public Space

Shinkenchiku-Sha Co. Ltd. 2016 ISBN 9784786902840 Acqn 27110
Pb 23x30cm 128pp 300ills 150col 28.95

This issue sets its focus on public spaces of all types, dividing 50 recent Japanese projects
across three main categories: open public space (space where anyone can pass through, enter
and exit, or stay as they like), semi-open public space (only those who use the space gather,
enabling open relationships between users to develop), and private public space (places that only
specific people use, and where relationships between people are born). The varied selection
ranges from temples and city plazas to town halls, schools, and even apartments, with works
designed by SANAA, Kengo Kuma, Toyo Ito, Jun Aoki, Shigeru Ban, Akira Sakamoto, and many

Allborgarratten - The Right to the City as a Swedish Tradition

Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing 2016 ISBN 9789187543975 Acqn 26475
Hb 11x15cm 352pp 14col ills 24.95

"Allborgarrtten" is a newly coined concept that promises to be the urban equivalent of the rural,
traditional Swedish "allemansrtten" everyman's right to roam freely in nature. The rural right is
one most Swedes know by heart, even though they now live in cities. Through the Nordic lens,
Jan Rydn explores themes like the right to the city, national identity and connects it to a larger
global discourse. Along with this verbal exploration Rydn has created a series of pictograms, a
pictorial grammar of sorts, which follows its own poetic logic.

Detail Kultur
AADCU 2016 ISBN 9780692673898 Acqn 26754
Hb 18x23cm 1030pp 1100ills 700col 115

Architectural details are typically communicated through technical drawings, and from such
drawings details are archived, revised, and appropriated. This book presents case studies of the
technical constitution and construction of thirteen exemplary buildings realised in seven countries
over the past fifteen years. Through an investigative matrix of scaled drawings and analytical
texts, the fundamental importance of the detail is discovered afresh, giving insight into the
technical complexities behind the often dynamic simplicity of the buildings final form. Including
interviews with Zaha Hadid, Eric Owen Moss, Kazuyo Sejima, Thom Mayne, Ada Tolla, Steven
Holl, Carme Pins, more.

Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates

Nemo Factory 2016 ISBN 9791195678662 Acqn 26861
Hb 20x26cm 726pp 700ills 350col 117

Active since the early 1990s, architect Katsuhiro Miyamoto decided at some point in his career to
return home to Hyogo, from where his office currently bases its operations. Choosing to embrace
Japans periphery over its centre, he has developed ways to combine two sets of expectations.
This weighty monograph contains many of his projects in the provinces beyond the capital,
presenting carefully crafted solutions to limited space and strict budgets, and challenging
concepts for competitions. According to a critical essay by Dana Buntrock, nature has a place in
his buildings, but in an offhand way. This is the comprehensive guide to Miyamotos vision and

Moduli 225 A Gem Of Modern Architecture

Aalto University 2016 ISBN 9789526068770 Acqn 26899
Hb 21x21cm 272pp 250ills 200col 40

Moduli 225 is a modular timber frame system for holiday homes developed from 1968 to 1974 by
the Finnish architects Kristian Gullichsen and Juhani Pallasmaa. Through the use of prefabricated
standard elements, the system allowed anyone to construct a building of high aesthetic quality in
a flexible and modifiable way by combining components according to their personal preferences.
Through the Moduli system, the industrial serial production of components was successfully
combined with freedom of choice, individuality, proportional harmony, and modernist expression.
The simple standard shape and geometry and the humane scale and harmony of proportion of
Moduli all represent universal aesthetics.

El Croquis 187 - Sergison Bates 2004 2016

El Croquis 2016 ISBN 9788488386939 Acqn 27062
Pb 25x34cm 288pp 250ills 200col 54.50

Currently based in London and Zrich, Sergison Bates architects has been active since 1996 and
since gained international renown. This issue presents an overview of their output from the past
dozen years, including private homes, urban housing, care facilities, office buildings, public
libraries, and more. Among these are the Novartis Welcome Centre and Office Building in
Shanghai, a university campus in London, a city library and public square in Mendrisio, a hotel in
Doha, and urban residences in Vienna and Antwerp. Also published in this issue is the essay
Well into the 20th Century: The Architectures of Post-Capitalism?, by architect Alejandro Zaera-

F.A. Warners Architect

Architectura & Natura Press 2016 ISBN 9789461400543 Acqn 27064
Hb 23x30cm 208pp col ills 54.50

Philip Anne Warners, referred to as F.A. Warners, was a Dutch architect whose career began in
the early 20th century and coincided with the rise of the Amsterdam School. This expressive
style, which had its heyday between 1911 and 1925, greatly impacted the outgrowth of
Amsterdams urban footprint to the south and west of the city centre. Due to his friendship with
Piet Kramer, one of its foremost proponents, Warners applied the style in his designs for
luxurious apartment buildings and flats. Annet Pasveer recounts a detailed history of the life and
work of Warners, whose buildings and interiors have been magnificently photographed for this
book by Arjan Bronkhorst.

Kees Rijnboutt Architect

Thoth Uitgeverij 2016 ISBN 9789068686937 Acqn 27065
Hb 24x30cm 336pp col ills 53.50

This book is about buildings and their surroundings, what they mean for those who use them, the
intended atmosphere they create, and what remains of that today. It features works by Dutch
architect and urbanist Kees Rijnboutt, who has been active since 1964 until today, combining new
colour photographs with older black-and-white images. Over the years, some buildings were
altered, while others seem barely changed. In considering Rijnboutts oeuvre, parallels can be
drawn with the history of architecture in the Netherlands over the last 50 years. As the
responsibility and meaning of architecture has adapted to a changing society, so, too, is it
reflected in the work of Rijnboutt.

Volume 50 - beyond Beyond

Archis Foundation 2016 ISBN 9789077966600 Acqn 27125
Pb 20x27cm 96pp 105ills 30col 21

When 'Volume' started as "magazine to go beyond architecture" in 2005, the world was a different
one. There was a lot of attention for the spectacular in architecture, for instance, and little for
where society was going in relation to architecture: the urgencies and opportunities architecture
could and should engage with. Since, Volume explored a wide variety of topics and terrains, each
time looking for the added value of architecture. So, what is the situation today? in this issue
'Volume' focuses on current dilemmas (young) architects are confronted with, both in education
and in setting up their office. Its less about going beyond as such, and more about impact and

Frederico Valsassina - Casa Em Colares

A.Mag 2016 ISBN 9789899858084 Acqn 27126
Hb 23x27cm 80pp 35ills 35.95

Situated in a dense pine forest is a remarkable house designed by Portuguese architect

Frederico Valsassina. Sensitive to the natural surroundings and integrated with the sites
topography through minimal impact, the seasonal residence evokes an unexpected sense of
being outside and inside simultaneously. Elevated slightly from the ground, the stark, white
orthogonal structure seems to gently float in space. Ample glazing is strategically placed to take
advantage of the climate, passively regulating the comfort of its occupants. A series of black-and-
white photographs and architectural drawings serves to document the project in its entirety.

Herman Hertzberger - Lessons For Students In Architecture (7th Ed)

nai010 publishers 2016 ISBN 9789462083196 Acqn 27057
Pb 21x27cm 272pp col ills 32

Since it first edition in 1991, Herman Hertzberger's 'Lessons for Students in Architecture' has
become a classic for students all over the world. In it, the background of his work and the ideas
underlying it are put into words by the architect himself. It presents a broad spectrum of subjects
and designs, with practical experience and evaluation of the use of these buildings serving as a
leitmotif. With more than 750 illustrations, Hertzberger has provided an essential source of
inspiration to everyone involved with the design process.

Herzog & De Meuron - AV Monographs 191-192

Avisa 2017 ISBN 9788461764983 Acqn 27164
Pb 24x30cm 304pp col ills 78.75

The winning proposal for the Museum of the 20th Century in Berlin, one of the most important
competitions in the contemporary scene, is the coda of this double issue on Herzog & de Meuron,
the fourth monograph AV dedicates to the Swiss studio. With an introductory essay and thirteen
critical texts by Luis Fernndez-Galiano, the issue covers 34 works and projects developed over
the last four years. Among them, two recently completed buildings already rise as landmarks of
contemporary architecture: the Tate Modern extension in London and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

Masjid - Selected Mosques From The Islamic World

Atsa Architects 2016 ISBN 9789833631018 Acqn 26863
Hb 22x30cm 768pp 750ills 700col 100

Compiled by architect Azim A. Aziz, this anthology of mosques is a valuable resource for
architects and cultural historians alike. With profiles of more than 100 mosques, from celebrated
ancient structures like the Dome of the Rock and the Hagia Sophia, or architectural paragons like
the Taj Mahal and the Great Mosque of Djenn in Mali, to lesser known and modern
interpretations of the typology, a spectrum of buildings of all scales is covered. Besides a
glossary of names and terms, the volume touches upon the principles of Islamic architecture,
geometric patterns and calligraphy, and regional styles, and gives a selected history of the
various empires of the world as well.