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Category: Yale School of Architecture

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: November 2018
ISBN: English 978-1-945150-09-8
ISBN: Spanish 978-1-948765-11-4
Price: 30€ / $35 / £ 28

Future Real

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Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship 08

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: June 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: Sept 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

Retrospecta 39

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Dimitri Brand, James Coleman, Amanda Iglesias, Jeongyoon Song

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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Dimitri Brand, James Coleman, Amanda Iglesias, Jeongyoon Song (eds.)

Publisher: Yale School of Architecture
Size: 9 x 12.7 in. / 23 x 32 cm.
Pages:192
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hardcover
Publication date: December 2016
ISBN: English 978-1945150104
Price: 27€ / $35 / £ 24.50

Exhibiting Architecture: A Paradox?

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Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen with Carson Chan and David Tasman

The book brings together a collection of essays that are an outgrowth of the eponymous symposium at Yale School of Architecture. It addresses issues relating to exhibiting architecture as formulated by architects, historians, and curators.The ambition of exhibiting architecture entails paradoxes: how to

The ambition of exhibiting architecture entails paradoxes: how to exhibit something as large and complex as a building or a city, and how to communicate something as elusive as an architectural experience that unfolds in space and time. To be sure, architecture poses a challenge to exhibition as a medium. What is it we exhibit when we exhibit architecture: should we be satisfied with photographs of buildings and sites or should we aim to display whole buildings or fragments and models of them? These were among the questions the organizers posed to the group of architectural and art historians, practicing architects, and curators who were invited to participate and contribute essays to the book. Their discussions address the exhibition as a medium and challenge the preconceived idea of what architecture is by examining a range of possibilities as to how architecture is made, experienced, and discussed.

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Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen with Carson Chan and David Tasman (eds.)

Publisher: Yale School of Architecture
Size: 26 x 17 cm/ 10.2 x 6.6 in.
Pages: 208
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Paperback
Publication date: September 2015
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-59-8
Price: 23,50€ / $30 / 18,70£

Analytic Models in Architecture

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Emmanuel Petit

Analytic Models in Architecture documents Yale School of Architecture student work from the undergraduate studio course “The Analytic Model: Descriptive and Interpretive Systems in Architecture,” taught by Emmanuel Petit from 2005 to 2014.

The projects are organized to a set of ten conceptual categories that emphasize varying strategies of formal analysis: Aggregation, Cinematics, Condensation, Diagrammatics, DNA, Fluid Interlocking, Fragmentation, Morphology, Seriality, and Thickened 2-D. Five critical essays focus on particular aspects of analysis in architecture: Anna Bokov about the Soviet avant-garde, Matthew Claudel about agency as the crucial qualifier, Kyle Dugdale draws an analogy to Homeric analysis, exposing the web of deceit that underlies the ostensibly dispassionate analytic exercise, John McMorrough asks what constitutes architectural analysis after close reading is over, and Emmanuel Petit reviews the different ideologies that concepts of analysis have occupied in architectural theory throughout modernity.

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Emmanuel Petit

Publisher: Yale School of Architecture
Size: 25,9 x 16,7 cm/ 10.2 x 6.6 in.
Pages: 144
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Softcover
Publication date: February 2016
ISBN: English 9781940291796
Price: 20 € / $ 25 / 16 £

Social Infrastructure: New York

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Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellowship 08

Douglas Durst, Bjarke Ingels

The Bass Fellowship at the Yale School of Architecture was led by Douglas Durst of the Durst Organization, a leading New York firm known for spearheading sustainable high-rise developments, architects Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Christoffersen of BIG, and Yale faculty member Andrew Benner. The studio explored potential synergies between public and private programs in the design of inhabited bridges crossing major waterways in New York City. The featured projects here demonstrate a diverse range of approaches for combining residential, cultural, and commercial activities on complex and dense infrastructural sites in imaginative and productive ways. The book includes interviews with the professors, an essay by Bjarke Ingels and the studio projects.

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James Andrachuk, Nina Rappaport, and Andrew Benner (eds.)

Publisher: Yale School of Architecture
Size: 17,7 x 27,9 cm/ 7 x 11 in.
Pages: 184
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Softcover
Publication date: June 2015
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-25-3
Price: 27€ / $35 / 24,50£

Rethinking Chongqing: Mixed-Use and Super-Dense

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Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellowship 07

Vincent Lo, Kohn Pederson Fox Associates

Rethinking Chongqing presents the work of a Edward P. Bass Studio at the Yale School of Architecture, co-taught by real estate developer Vincent Lo, founder and chairman of Shui-On Land, the Yale Bass Fellow, and Paul Katz, James von Klemperer, and Forth Bagley, managing principal, design principal, and senior associate, respectively, of the international architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.

The site of the studio project is the soon to be redeveloped site of the central rail terminal, a critical nexus of infrastructure located near the riverside that offers rich possibilities for re-thinking the relationship between transit, public space, and mixed-use program in the city. The studio investigated a diverse range of proposals for new scales, typologies, and program mixes play in shaping new paradigms for the development of western China’s emerging mega-cities.

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Nina Rappaport, Emmet Seifman, Andrei Harwell (eds.)

Publisher: Yale School of Architecture
Size: 17,7 x 28 cm/ 7 x 11 in.
Pages: 192
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Softcover
Publication date: Mar 2015
ISBN: English 978-0-9893317-4-6
Price: 27€ / $35 / 24,50£