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Caza: 2011-2015

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Author: Carlos Arnaiz

Edited by: Kristin Kearns

Size: 8.25 x 9.75 in.
Pages: 320
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hardcover
Publication date: August 2016
ISBN: English 978-0-692249-99-4
Price: $39.95 / 36 € / £31

The inaugural monograph of the Brooklyn-based design studio CAZA, celebrating the first five years of the firm.

CAZA: 2011-15, the inaugural monograph of the Brooklyn-based design studio CAZA, celebrates the first five years of the firm, and includes photographs, drawings, building descriptions, essays, and conversations that relate to CAZA’s global architecture and design practice. The book opens with a photo essay by world-renowned photographer Iwan Baan, who documented CAZA’s first internationally acclaimed project, the 100 Walls Church, in Cebu City, Philippines.

With offices in Brooklyn, New York; Bogotá, Colombia; Lima, Peru; and Manila, Philippines, CAZA has emerged as a risk-taking, forward-thinking studio working on a mixture of residential, civic, and corporate projects that are shaping the built environment in cities around the world. The launch of CAZA: 2011–15 will coincide with the opening of La Biennale di Venezia in May 2016, with a special installation at Palazzo Mora in Venice, which will subsequently travel to various cities around the world.

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The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion

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Authors: Tobias Armborst, Daniel D’Oca, Georgeen Theodore

Size: 16.5 x 23.5 cm.
Pages: 480
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard
Publication date: January 2017
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-34-5
Price: 45€ / $49.95 / £34

101 Things that Open?and Close the City.  50 leading experts provide tools for analyzing how the Open City is made and unmade.

Urban History 101 teaches us that the built environment is not the product of invisible, uncontrollable market forces, but of human-made tools that could have been used differently (or not at all). The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion is an encyclopedia of the human-made tools used by architects, planners, policy-makers, developers, real estate brokers, activists, and other urban actors in the United States to restrict or increase access to the spaces of our cities and suburbs. The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion inventories these tools—or what we call weapons—examines how they have been used, and speculates about how they might be deployed (or retired) to make more open cities in which more people feel welcome in more spaces.
The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion includes minor, seemingly benign weapons like no loitering signs and bouncers, but also big, headline-grabbing things like eminent domain and city-county consolidation. It includes policies like expulsive zoning and annexation, but also practices like blockbusting, institutions like neighborhood associations, and physical artifacts like bombs and those armrests that park designers put on benches to make sure homeless people don’t get too comfortable. It includes historical things that aren’t talked about too much anymore (e.g., ugly laws), things that seem historical but aren’t (e.g., racial steering), and things that are brand new (e.g., aging improvement district).
With contributions from over fifty of the best minds in architecture, urban planning, urban history, and geography, The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion offers a wide-ranging view of the policies, institutions, and social practices that shape our cities. It can be read as a historical account of the making of the modern American city, a toolbox of best practices for creating better, more just spaces, or as an introduction to the process of city-making in The United States.

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MCHAP The Americas

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Editor: Fabrizio Gallanti

Size: 19 x 25.4 cm
Pages: 444
Illustrations: Color & Black and White
Cover: Hardcover
Publication date: October 2016
ISBN: English 978-1-945150-01-2
Price: 40€ /$44.95 / £38

MCHAP: The Americas brings together leading architects and academics in a dialogue exploring the current state of architecture throughout the Americas and explores themes raised by the seven finalist projects (designed by Herzog & de Meuron, Álvaro Siza, Steven Holl Architects, OMA/ LMN – Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus, Smiljan Radic, Cristián Undurraga, Rafael Iglesia) from the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize cycle recognizing the best built work in the Amercas from 2000 through 2013. 

As part of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MHCAP) program, established by Dean Wiel Arets at IIT Architecture Chicago, recognizing the best built work in the Americas from 2000 through 2013, MCHAP is publishing MCHAP BOOK ONE, as well as publications by the authors of MCHAP 2000-2008 winner, Álvaro Siza, the MCHAP 2009-2013 winner, Herzog & de Meuron, and the MCHAP.emerge 2000-2013 winner, Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Within this editorial program, MCHAP BOOK ONE will critically explore themes raised by the jury process and the selected finalists projects (designed by Herzog & de Meuron, Álvaro Siza, Steven Holl Architects, OMA/ LMN – Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus, Smiljan Radic, Cristián Undurraga, Rafael Iglesia) including the two inaugural winners: Iberé Camargo Foundation in Porto Alegre, Brazil, designed by Álvaro Siza, the 1111 Lincoln Road mixed use parking structure in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, designed by Herzog & de Meuron. MCHAP BOOK ONE uses the seven finalist projects to identify broad, thematic reflections on the American condition. In that frame, “American” necessarily refers to the entirety of the American continents, from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. MCHAP BOOK ONE includes contributions from the inaugural MCHAP jury (Dean Wiel Arets, Kenneth Frampton, Jorge Francisco Liernur, Dominique Perrault, Sarah Whiting) as well as essays by Fabrizio Gallanti, Pedro Alonso, Luis Castañeda, Felipe Correa, Pier Paolo Tamburelli, Horacio Torrent, Molly Wright Steenson, Mimi Zeiger.

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GSD Platform 9: Still Life

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Edited by: Jennifer Bonner, Michelle Benoit and Patrick Herron

Size: 9 x 6.25 in.
Pages: 350
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Soft
Publication date: November 2016
ISBN: English 978-1-945150-17-3
Price: 30€ / $34.95 / £28

Platform is the Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s annual compendium of select student work, events, lectures, and exhibitions.

Taking the artistic still life as its departure point, the ninth edition of Platform chronicles the 2015–2016 academic year at the GSD. Models and student projects, including dissertations and drawings, are skillfully arranged and presented to reference the still life as expressed in 18th- and 19th- century European painting, popular advertising, contemporary art, and other contexts.

These images not only present the broad range of work produced by GSD students but also challenge conventional modes of architectural documentation through multiple readings, lists, and novel interpretations of form.

Designed by Neil Donnelly.

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The Generic sublime

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Author: Ciro Najle

Size: 16.5 x 22 cm
Pages: 400
Illustrations: Color & Black and White
Cover: Hardcover
Publication date: October 2016
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-75-8
Price: 42€ / $44.95 / £34

The Generic Sublime recognizes the normative consistency across prevailing developmental forms in the age of globalization and explores how a contemporary notion of the sublime emerges out of the generic. 

By abstracting the organizational protocols of skyscraper collectives, high-rise housing agglomerations, mixed-use conglomerates, new central districts, outstretched suburban enclaves, and instantaneous satellite cities, architect and theorist Ciro Najle, together with students at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, develop new architectural models for encompassing the unprecedented potential of the extra-extra-large.
Visionary in nature and awe-inspiring in scale, The Generic Sublime anticipates groundbreaking territorial forms of architecture, complex in their organization and singular in their presence Ciro Najle is Dean at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella School of Architecture and Urban Studies, and Design Critic at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Co-published with Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

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Treacherous Transparencies. Thoughts and Observations Triggered by a Visit to Farnsworth House

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Author: Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron

Size: 14 x 20 cm / 5.5 x 7.8 in.
Pages: 96
Illustrations: Color & Black and White
Cover: Hardcover
Publication date: June 2016
ISBN: English 978-1-945150-11-1
ISBN: German 978-1-945150-12-8
Price: 22€ /$24.95 / £18

Treacherous Transparencies analyzes transparency as expressed in architecture and art in an attempt to understand the intentions and objectives that underlie its use by pertinent architects and artists.

The publication looks at a few important works by selected artists and architects who work with transparency as an artistic strategy, which they implement primarily by using glass and mirrors but other media as well. The architects and artists listed together in this context form an unlikely alliance: Bruno Taut, Ivan Leonidov, Marcel Duchamp, Mies van der Rohe, Dan Graham, and Gerhard Richter. But they do have something in common: their work marks salient way stations in the story of modernism up to the present day.

Published in the context of the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP). Launch of the publication series by the inaugural MCHAP award winners Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron for their project 1111 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.

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Making it Modern: The History of Modernism in Architecture and Design

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Author: Aaron Betsky

Size: 16,5 x 23,5 cm / 6.5 x 9.25 in.
Pages: 352
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard
Publication date: October 2016
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-15-4
Price: 23€ /$29.95 / £23

This book traces the astonishing opening up of a brave new world of open empty space, the arrival of the beauty and terror of the machine into daily life, and the attempts to represent them in the construction of a modernist world.

At its root, modernism is that fundamental. It is a question of having something to represent that is of the moment. In the most radical interpretation, modernism always comes too late. The modern is that which is always new, which is to say, always changing and already old by the time it has appeared. Modernism is always a retrospective act, one of documenting or trying to catch what has already appeared –an attempt to fix life as it is being lived. Modernity is just the very fact that we as human beings are continually remaking the world around us through our actions, and are doing so consciously. Modernism is a monument to or memory of that act, which in its own making tries to remake the world it is pretending to represent.

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Landscape Tunings

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Authors: Silvia Benedito, Alexander Häusler,

Size: 21.0 x 27.5 cm.
Pages: 148
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard Cover
Publication date: November 2016
ISBN: English 978-1-945150-18-0
ISBN: German 978-1-945150-19-7
Price: 20€ / $25 / £16

Landscape Tunings foregrounds design as mediator between the community and the riverbanks through its civic, ecologic and micro-climatic affordances. The book unpacks the design process (bottom-up) and the design strategies (tactical) of the “Danube Park / Danube-Loop” project in Ingolstadt an der Donau.

Landscape Tunings examines the design potentials of the Danube as a civic anchor, micro-climatic infrastructure, and space of the collective memory in Ingolstadt an der Donau, Germany. First, it unpacks those potentials and histories through the various media explored during the project development: video-essay, drawings, walks, and public installation. Second, it showcases design process and strategies—bottom-up and tactical, respectively—aimed at increasing opportunities for spatial embodiment with the riverine environments in the present challenges of the anthropogenic era.

Flowing through 10 countries, the Danube is one of the most international rivers in the world. Regardless of its international scale, economic and ecologic relevance, the Danube acts as a civic anchor when permeating through urban fabrics. Initiated in 2013, the Danube Park / Danube-Loop project in Ingolstadt results from a three-year design study developed with the communities in the city aiming at increasing the civic potentials of the riverbanks. Rather than totalizing, the design results from specific spatial tunings. These interventions aim at intensifying the particularities of the river with its distinct environments, and at leveraging the potentials of the riverbanks as a “thick” space in the pressing commitments to ecological, economic and social wellbeing.

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eVolo Skyscrapers 3: Visionary Architecture and Urban Design

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Edited by: Carlo Aiello

Publisher: eVolo
Size: 30.9 x 23,6 cm / 12.2 x 9.3 in.
Pages: 650
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard
Publication date: November 2016
ISBN: English 978-1-938740-22-0
Price: $95 / 75 € / £60

The future of architecture and urban design unveiled by 150 innovative projects submitted to the world-renowned eVolo Skyscraper Competition.

The third book in the Skyscraper Competition series showcases visionary designs that utilize the latest technological advances, offer sustainable architectural solutions, explore new territories, propose social change, and examine radical urban strategies.

Since 2006 the annual Skyscraper Competition receives thousands of entries from more than 80 different countries. The projects presented in this edition represent the top entries selected by an expert international jury.

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Cornell Journal of Architecture 10: Spirits

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Edited by: Caroline O’Donnell

Publisher: Cornell AAP Publications
Size: 20 x 22,5 cm/ 7.90 x 8.90 in.
Pages: 192
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Soft
Publication date: September 2016
ISBN: English 978-0-978506-19-3
Price: $24.95 / 20 € / £16

Issue 10 of the Cornell Journal of Architecture will collect a spectrum of specters from the phenomenal to the digital, and question the role and the possibilities of the spirit in architecture today

In distilling, the small amount of alcohol evaporated during the aging process is known as the angels’ share. at is, while lost to us, the alcohol does not cease to exist, but instead is given to — or taken by — the angels.

Architecture’s own angels’ share—the notion of an absent and intangible other—has too been personi ed. From Genius Loci to Zeitgeist, the gure of the spirit is perhaps the most fundamental component of architecture, even before walls or columns. Whether phenomenal or conceptual, without this ickering spirit, one might say, there is no architecture. As technology enables the virtual realm to be inhabited in more everyday ways, the notion of another kind of spirit becomes more present yet more blurred. e digital, as architecture’s alternate and now ickering specter, skirmishes with architecture’s existing ghosts.

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