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Issue 1/ Hashim Sarkis Studios 1998 – 2017

Florencia Rodriguez, Pablo Gerson, Stan Allen, Angelo Bucci, Kenneth Frampton, Fabrizio Gallanti, Gabriel Kozlowski, José Mayoral, Luca Molinari, Hashim Sarkis, Nader Tehrani & Felipe Vera.

NESS.docs on Hashim Sarkis Studios has two parts: Projects and Dialogues. The first section includes enticing visual documentation on HSS’s projects (Balloon Landing Park, Housing for the Fishermen, Daily Mosque, Town Hall & Park, Float Pavilion, Watermelon Landscape, and Courtowers) complemented by critical remarks by Nader Tehrani and Sarkis. In the Dialogues section issues an interview to Sarkis by editors, Florencia Rodriguez and José Mayoral, a conversation between Angelo Bucci and Sarkis, and a discussion between Stan Allen, Kenneth Frampton, and Sarkis.

Architecture simultaneously responds to two parallel and seemingly contrasting inputs. First, to the internal concerns of the architect who seeks to react to his own intellectual, emotional or social preoccupations through built work. In some cases, that internal impulse inspires the architect to materialize the same interest again and again, through every work. Second, there are specific requirements for each built work: an encounter with reality and the need to consider the context, people and society, all factors which make every architectural project a highly specific venture. This secondary input provides a solution for challenges that can at first seem extremely undefined. In the case of Hashim Sarkis, such dialectic relationships are expressed throughout one consistent focus: the relationship between the sky and the ground. This relationship is present in every work despite diverse contexts, that bring singularity to every architectural project. Through his numerous built works, we have seen the many ways in which sky and ground can be constructed, framed, viewed, approached, dis-covered, and reinterpreted. A rich set of operations redefine the challenges present throughout every built work: how does a building emerge from a discrete plane and close towards the infinite sky? How do we negotiate the certainties of reality with the uncertainties of that which we cannot measure, that which is not only void, but that in its dynamic movements and constant transformations imprints upon the real? By the real, we mean the façades of buildings, the reflection of windows, and all of the internal and external attributes of the built fabric as well as those of landscapes with color, temperatures, humidity, and, of course, the passing of time that is registered in every component, except in the sky.

—Extract of Jose Mayoral & Felipe Vera’s opening essay, “Understanding a Reflective Practice: Drawing the Third Line”

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Author: Florencia Rodriguez, Pablo Gerson, Stan Allen, Angelo Bucci, Kenneth Frampton, Fabrizio Gallanti, Gabriel Kozlowski, José Mayoral, Luca Molinari, Hashim Sarkis, Nader Tehrani & Felipe Vera.

Editor: Lots of Architecture publishers, José Mayoral & Felipe Vera

Size: 21 x 29,7 cm / 8.5 x 11 in.
Illustrations: Color
Cover: SoftCover
Pages: 192
Publication date: November 2017
Published by: Lots of Architecture publishers
Languages: English
ISBN: 978-1-732010-61-1

Price: 18€ / $20 / £16

NESS. On Architecture, Life, and Urban Culture

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Issue 1/ Between Cozy History & Homey Technics

Florencia Rodriguez, Pablo Gerson. Stan Allen, Emanuel Christ, Daniela Freiberg, Anna W. von Huber, Sharon Johnston, Isabella Moretti, Lisa Naudin, Enrique Ramirez, Camilo Restrepo, Javier Agustín Rojas, Mariam Samur, Lisa Ubelaker Andrade, Jesus Vassallo, Lena Wimmer, Mimi Zeiger.

Lots of Architecture Publishers introduces NESS: a magazine on Architecture, Life, and Urban Culture.

For the Spring 2018 issue, NESS warms up with a selection of the nine installations that rocked 2017 and further browses through the work of Eleni Petaloti & Leonidas Trampoukis, whose sibling practices—LOT and objects of common interest—shift from one scale to another with subtle sophistication. Plus, Berlin-based architect Lena Wimmer presents her utmost experimental projects.

Next, NESS headed to Detroit and dedicates a 38-page survey to draw a portrait of the city through their own curious and questioning lenses. The editors went to the Planning and Development Department and talked to authorities, designers, architects, community representatives, and developers shaping the former Motor-City.

In the Dossier section, “Between Cozy History and Homey Technics”, architects, critics, and thinkers were asked to provocatively discuss the intellectual and pragmatic set of tools at hand: Stan Allen and Jesus Vassallo talk about photography and the built environment as a filter of abstraction; Enrique Ramirez and Mimi Zeiger reflect on the aesthetics—or lack thereof—in contemporary representation technics; Emanuel Christ and Camilo Restrepo imagine the type as a vehicle for ideas to travel through building cultures; and Sharon Johnston and Florencia Rodriguez exchange views on curating in architecture. Lastly, NESS crew flew to Chicago, Vienna, Seoul, and Valparaiso to review the latest events and reflect upon the biennial phenomenon.

And, finally in Documents, NESS sat down with two acclaimed architecture offices: French Bruther and New York-based SO – IL to get to know each of their practice, processes, and projects in a comprehensive interview, detailed drawings and photographs.

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Author: Florencia Rodriguez, Pablo Gerson. Stan Allen, Emanuel Christ, Daniela Freiberg, Anna W. von Huber, Sharon Johnston, Isabella Moretti, Lisa Naudin, Enrique Ramirez, Camilo Restrepo, Javier Agustín Rojas, Mariam Samur, Lisa Ubelaker Andrade, Jesus Vassallo, Lena Wimmer, Mimi Zeiger.

Editor: Florencia Rodriguez & Pablo Gerson

Size: 21 x 29,7 cm / 8.5 x 11 in.
Illustrations: Color
Cover: SoftCover
Pages: 224
Publication date: July 2018
Published by: Lots of Architecture publishers
Languages: English
ISBN: 978-1-732010-60-4
Price: 18€ / $20 / £16

LA Forum Reader

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From the Archives of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design

Rob Berry, Victor Jones, Michael Sweeney, Mimi Zeiger, Chava Danielson, Joe Day, Thurman Grant, Duane McLemore

The LA Forum Reader brings together three decades of discursive writings and publications on architecture, urbanism, and Los Angeles culled from the archives of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. Published under thematic sections: Experiments, Detours, Hunches, and Santa Anas, with interludes dedicated to Art and Architecture, Downtown, and the long-running LA Forum Newsletter, the collected essays and interviews track an uneven and lesser-known history of experimental architecture, postmodern geographies, and alternative urbanism in L.A. as told by the city’s key designers and thinkers.

Today, Los Angeles is a major architectural and urban player, but for decades the city was dismissed suburban and centerless. In republishing three decades of material on architecture and design in Los Angeles, the LA Forum Reader reclaims and reconsiders the city’s architectural and discursive histories. It establishes, or reestablishes, a textual context for critical experimentation and urban investigation. This anthological volume includes essays, interviews, and reproductions of publications that have long been out of print, including pamphlets by Craig Hodgetts and Margaret Crawford, as well as early writings by Aaron Betsky and John Chase.

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Editors:

Rob Berry, Victor Jones, Michael Sweeney, Mimi Zeiger, Chava Danielson, Joe Day, Thurman Grant, Duane McLemore

Size: 15,25 x 22,90 cm. 6 X 9 in.
Illustrations: Color
Cover: SoftCover
Pages: 256
Publication date: September 2018
Published by: Actar Publishers & Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design
ISBN: English 978-19-45150-99-9
Price: 30€ / $34.95 / £29

Revisiting Metropolitan Barcelona

Public Space 2013-2017

Projects and Urban Design Section, AMB / Poch Comunicación

This volume, the fifth in the collection Metropolitan Spaces, is published with the intention of marking a turning point as it broadens its sights and moves away from the concept of catalogue. Its objective, beyond incorporating a historical reflection of the vital role that the AMB has played in the design, the construction of public space, and the transformation and structuring of the metropolitan territory, is to blaze new paths for the future.
In order to do so, the volume offers three types of concepts: data, texts and projects. The data explains the context and offers the reader an objective idea of the territory. Then, the texts and their authors help to explain the complexity of the territory, its past and its future potential. Visiting public space, the way of understanding it and acting in it contributed by guest practices, is complemented by re-visiting the work carried out in the last 30 years, contributed by the team of the AMB.
Finally, the projects included confirm the diversity and the quality of the works developed by the institution. The content is divided into six chapters: park space, river space, coastal space, covered space, urban space and mobility space. These are, in short, spaces that characterise the metropolitan area of Barcelona, and which, in the course of these 30 years, have acquired an entity of their own.

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Projects and Urban Design Section, AMB / Poch Comunicación

Size: 13.7 x 9.1 in. / 34,9 x 23,2 cm
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard Cover
Pages: 303
Publication date: April 2018
Published by: Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB)
Distributed by: ACTAR PUBLISHERS
ISBN: English 978-84- 87881-22- 0
ISBN: Spanish 978-84- 87881-21- 3
ISBN: Catalan 978-84- 87881-20- 6
Price: 30€ / $39.95 / £30

Abstract 2017

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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.

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 2017 edition includes the applied research of the school’s laboratories and projects from design studios taught by Eric Bunge and Mimi Hoang, Kersten Geers, Juan Herreros, Steven Holl, Andres Jaque, Momoyo Kaijima and Yoshiharu Tsukumoto, and Laura Kurgan, Jing Liu, LOT-EK, Reinhold Martin, Umberto Napolitano, Kate Orff, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Rural Urban Framework, Hilary Sample, Bernard Tschumi, and Enrique Walker and many others.

This 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: 5.3 x 9.25 in. / 13,5 x 23,5 cm.
Pages: 450
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard cover
Publication date: December 2017
ISBN: English 78-1-941332-40-5
Price: 30€ /$35 / £26.7

The Mexican Social Housing: Promises Revisited

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Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship

Tatiana Bilbao

This book is a compilation of the projects developed at the Yale School of Architecture in an advance studio called, Diversification: How to reintegrate abandoned social housing complexes in different areas of Mexico, led by the architect Tatiana Bilbao who was the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor for a semester, and was developed in conjunction with the INFONAVIT (Institute of the National Fund for Worker’s Housing).
In response to the aggravating abandonment rates in Mexican social housing complexes, the studio aimed to address this issue and simultaneously offer solutions to the actual housing deficit. The studio’s focal point was to understand the specific environmental conditions each of the chosen case study housing complexes, and to cast a proposal that could architecturally reintegrate these spaces and transform them into a positive detonator for its surroundings. The book features a general introduction of the problem and thematic of the studio, and a chapter for each of the projects: Monterrey, Tijuana, Ciudad Juárez, Guadalajara, and Cancún.

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Gabriela Alvarez, Juan Pablo Ponce, (eds.)

Publisher: Yale School of Architecture
Size: 7 x 11 in. / 17,5 x 27 cm
Pages: 220
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Soft cover
Publication date: January 2018
ISBN: English 978-1-945150-09-8
Price: 30€ / $35 / £ 28

Future Real

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Michael Young, Kersten Geers, David Erdman

The future is not as far away as it might seem.
What seemed a problem of the next generation now has become a problem of tomorrow. We are accelerating towards a future that is evermore present, guided by political and economic forces that seem unintelligible. Is this quick-paced intangible progression, the role of the architect is at stake. How can architecture keep up with society? Can it adapt quickly enough to frame it? And is so, what should that frame look like?
The book features interviews with the professors and essays on their specific studio topics. Michael Young investigates the past from the future in “Aesthetics of Accelerationism: The Icelandic Infrastructure 2036-2056.”
Kersten Geers analyzes visions for agricultural ensembles for communal living in “Architecture Without Consent 19: Almost Classicism.” And David Erdman looks to the potential of building on top of housing estates in Hong Kong in “Objects and Qualities.”

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Nina Rappaport, Aymar Marino-Maza (eds.)

Publisher: Yale School of Architecture
Size: 5.3 x 9.25 in. / 13,5 x 23,5 cm.
Pages:192
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Soft cover
Publication date: April 2018
ISBN: English 978-1-945150-83-8
Price: 30€ / $35 / £ 28

Paranoazinho: City-Making Beyond Brasilia

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Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellowship 11

Rafael and Ricardo Birmann, Sunil Bald

Brasilia was born with the car central to its conception, and the result is a City of the Future that is decidedly anti-urban.
Twenty kilometers from the north edge of Brasilia is Sobradinho, also planned by Costa, but as a settlement rather than a city. Between Brasilia and Sobradinho lies a 16 million square-meter estate known as “Fazenda Paranoazinho.”
The book examines the premise of collective city-making on this large empty site between Brasilia and its unplanned satellite suburbs in a studio led by Brazilian developers Rafael and Ricardo Birmann and Sunil Bald assistant professor at Yale School of Architecture.
It includes essays and interviews of the Birmanns, Bald and David Sim of Gehl Architects as well as a photo essay by Stefan Ruiz.

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Nina Rappaport, Apoorva Khanolkar (eds.)

Publisher: Yale School of Architecture
Size: 7 x 11 in. / 13,5 x 17,5 cm.
Pages:176
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Soft cover
Publication date: October 2017
ISBN: English 978-1-945150-63-0
Price: 30€ / $35 / £ 27

Harlem: Mart 125

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Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellowship 12

Jonathan Rose, Sara Caples, Everado Jefferson

The task for this studio was to design a new mixed-use building across from the Apollo Theatre on 125th Street in Harlem.
The developer Jonathan Rose, with New York-based architects Sara Caples and Everardo Jefferson challenged their Yale students to design a sustainable mixed-use residential and cultural building, with housing for retired jazz musicians, restaurants, and media spaces, on the last cityowned parcel.
The studio questioned issues of cultural representation versus the mutability of the site’s ethnic anchorings. It requires the designer to consider each space from the user’s perspective. And it demands high standards of sustainable design, headed towards net zero, that support a more satisfying occupant experience, with maximal use of controlled daylight and natural ventilation.
The book features interviews with those on the studio juries including Robert A. M. Stern, Alexander Garvin, and Vincent Chang.

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Nina Rappaport, Jenny Kim (eds.)

Publisher: Yale School of Architecture
Size: 8 x 12.75 in. / 20,32 x 32,38 cm
Pages:192
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Soft cover
Publication date: April 2018
ISBN: English 978-1-945150-82-1
Price: 30€ / $35 / £ 27

Retrospecta 40

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Brian Cash, Alejandro Duran, Erin Hyelin Kim, Melissa Russell

Retrospecta is the annual journal of student work at the Yale School of Architecture. Part historical record, part monograph, Retrospecta seeks to capture and record the current life of the school.  Documenting one academic year, each issue contains exemplary work from both the design studios and support courses. The daily activities of the school, including lectures, symposia, exhibitions, and studio reviews, are also highlighted through numerous candid photographs and quotations.  The journal is edited by students and published by the school.

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Brian Cash, Alejandro Duran, Erin Hyelin Kim, Melissa Russell (eds.)

Publisher: Yale School of Architecture
Size: 8 x 12.75 in. / 20,32 x 32,38 cm
Pages:192
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Soft cover
Publication date: December 2017
ISBN: English 978-1-945150-52-4
Price: 30€ / $35 / £ 26.7