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Prelude to a Plan

Daniel Ibañez, Clare Lyster, Charles Waldheim, Mason White

Third Coast Atlas: Prelude to a Plan describes the conditions for urbanization across the Great Lakes region. It assembles a multi-layered, empirical description of urbanization processes within the drainage basins of the five Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence River

Measuring over 10,000 miles, the Great Lakes coastline, known as the “third coast,” is longer than the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines of the United States combined. The Great Lakes Basin holds over 20 percent of the world’s total surface fresh water, and is home to twenty-six million people in the United States and nine million in Canada. It is difficult to overstate the history and future of the region as both a contested and opportunistic site for urbanism. Envisaged as a comprehensive “atlas,” this publication comprises in-depth analysis of the landscapes, hydrology, infrastructure, urban form, and ecologies of the region, delivered through a series of analytical cartographies supported by scholarly and design research from internationally renowned scholars, photographers, and practitioners from the disciplines of architecture, landscape, geography, planning, and ecology. The publication captures the unique identity of the area and serves as a reference for design and planning in this distinct mega-region.

This publication was awarded with a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

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Daniel Ibañez, Clare Lyster, Charles Waldheim, Mason White (eds.)

Size: 11.8 x 13.7 in. / 30 x 35 cm.
Pages: 352
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard Cover
Publication date: June 2017
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-91-8
Price: 48€ / $54.95 / £40

The Total Designer

Authorship in the Architecture of the Postdigital Age

Lluís Ortega

This book develops an alternative and inclusive approach –based on the hypothesis that the impact of digitalization on architectural culture is similar to the effects of the linguistic turn in philosophy– and steers clear of exclusive dichotomous approaches, without the foundational reconsideration of the discipline or its ontological conservation.

The project is open and broad, which was a necessary condition for demonstrating the power of the turn brought about by digitalization. Most studies on the digital phenomenon carried out in the context of the discipline are focused on the more technical aspects, with expert discourses based on the standpoint of the optimization of existing processes. This text was inspired by a concern and a certain discomfort with respect to those positions, which are often underwritten by a positivist vision of reality. This concern gave way to the idea for a study rooted in a cultural approach to the phenomenon. Given the general tendency toward creating experts –a phenomenon that, on the other hand, is not exclusive to the field of architecture– and encapsulating knowledge, this text is meant to be based on a transversal vision, which can help non-specialist readers to understand certain complex phenomena.

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Autor: Lluís Ortega
Editor: Moisés Puente

Size: 12 cm x 18cm / 4.7 in. x 7 in.
Pages: 80
Illustrations: One color
Cover: Softcover
Publication date: May 2017
ISBN: English 9781945150456
Price: 15€ /$14.95 / £13
Language: English

XXL-XS

New Directions in Ecological Design

Mitchell Joachim and Mike Silver

XXL-XS represents the emerging discipline of ecological design by assembling a wide range of innovators with diverse interests. Geo-engineering, synthetic biology, construction site co-robotics, low-energy fabrication, up-cycling waste, minimally invasive design, living materials, and molecular self-assembly are just a few of the important advances explored in the book. At one extreme are massive public works, at the other, micro to nano-sized interventions that can have equally profound impacts on our world. From terraforming to bio-manufacturing, a whole new generation of designers is proposing unique ways of confronting the difficult challenges ahead. In this way design becomes a totality of relationships that affects all disciplines, which can no-longer be thought of as self-contained fields, each handled separately by narrowly focused specialists. Globalization demands a restructuring of the profession, as we know it. This requires a new breed of generalists who can work across fields and engage research on multiple sites around the globe. Today we need planetary designers versed in the craft of integral design.

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Mitchell Joachim and Mike Silver (eds)

Size: 6.5 x 9.25 in. 16.5 x 23.5 cm.
Pages: 256
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Softcover
Publication date: June 2017
ISBN: English 9781940291871
Price: 33€ / $34.95 / £28

KERB 24

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Territory

Claudia Bode

Kerb Journal is a 24 year running, produced by the Landscape Architecture program of RMIT University. 2016 sees Kerb24 focus on the thematic of ‘Territory’ and its place in the discourse of Landscape Architecture and the broader design industry

Territories start off as nonphysical, often simple ideas, emerging in the physical and becoming a perpetual mixture of the two. Often formed to acquire resources, yet inherently a resource. Land is seized for economic gain, borders are traversed through changes to regulations, and new territories of control are born from land reclamation where previously none existed.

Imposing order and control over landscapes in varying states of flux. Conflict often leads to territories shifting or being taken by force. Yet as often as the former, unions of territories can proliferate through consensus and peaceful treaties.

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Author: Claudia Bode

Size: 21 x 29,7 cm / 8.3 x 11.7 in.
Pages: 128
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Soft
Publication date: July 2017
ISBN: English 9781945150043
Price: 27.50€ / $29.95 / £22

Abstract 2016

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Amale Andraos, Jesse Seegers

Abstract is the yearly publication of work and research from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). Produced through the Office of the Dean Amale Andraos, the archive of student work contains documentation of exceptional projects, selected by faculty at the conclusion of each semester.

The 2016 edition includes the applied research of the school’s laboratories and projects from design studios taught by Kunlé Adeyemi, Benjamin Aranda, Gro Bonesmo, Eric Bunge and Mimi Hoang, Frida Escobedo, Jeanne Gang, Juan Herreros, Andrés Jaque, Laura Kurgan, Jing Liu, LOT-EK, Kate Orff, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Thomas Phifer, Hilary Sample, Bernard Tschumi, and others. This encyclopedic volume is conceived as both an organizational model for the school and a testament to the global distribution of the work included within.

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Edited by: Amale Andraos and Jesse Seegers

Publisher: Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Size: 19.5cm x 27cm / 7.6 in. x 10.6 in.
Pages: 464
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Paperback
Publication date: December 2016
ISBN: English 9781941332320
Price: 30€ /$35 / £28

Caza: 2011-2015

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Carlos Arnaiz

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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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

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The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion

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Interboro Partners

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.

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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: June 2017
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-34-5
Price: 45€ / $49.95 / £34

MCHAP Book One

The Americas

Fabrizio Gallanti

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.

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Editor: Fabrizio Gallanti

Size: 19 x 25.4 cm / 7.9 x 10.6 in.
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

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GSD Platform 9

Still Life

Jennifer Bonner, Michelle Benoit and Patrick Herron

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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Edited by: Jennifer Bonner, Michelle Benoit and Patrick Herron

Size: 9 x 6.25 in.
Pages: 376
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Soft
Publication date: November 2016
ISBN: English 978-1-945150-17-3
Price: 30€ / $34.95 / £28

The Generic sublime

Organizational Models for Global Architecture

Ciro Najle

Skyscraper collectives, tower agglomerations, high-rise housing, mixed-use developments, luxury condominiums, airport hubs, suburban office enclaves, industrial and technology parks, hotel complexes and resorts, conference and financial centers, entertainment venues, gated communities, theme parks, branded cities, new central districts, and satellite cities: extra-large architectural typologies dominate the contemporary built environment worldwide. Despite the ubiquity of these building forms, their development has been largely restricted by a reliance on outmoded traditions of urbanism and the strict separation of disciplinary domains within current architectural practice.

The Generic Sublime investigates how the modern concept of the generic––once assumed to achieve universality by means of organizational homogeneity, formal neutrality, programmatic blankness, lack of identity, and insipidness of character––holds the potential to become its very opposite: the singular, the irreducible, and the extraordinary.

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Author: Ciro Najle

Size: 16.5 x 22 cm / 6.4 x 8.6 in
Pages: 400
Illustrations: Color & Black and White
Cover: Hardcover
Publication date: December 2016
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-75-8
Price: 42€ / $44.95 / £34