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Category: Yale School of Architecture

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 £

The Mexican Dream: False Promises Revisited

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Louis I. Kahn Visiting 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 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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Tatiana Bilbao (eds.)

Publisher: Yale School of Architecture
Size: 27 x 17,5 cm/ 11 x 7 in.
Pages: 172
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Softcover
Publication date: July 2017
ISBN: English 978-1945150098
Price: 30€ / $35 / 28£

Social Infrastructure: New York

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Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellowship 08

James Andrachuk, Nina Rappaport, and Andrew Benner

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

Nina Rappaport, Emmet Seifman, Andrei Harwell

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£

A Sustanaible Bodega and Hotel in Rioja

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Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellowship 10

John Spence, Andy Bow, and Patrick Bellew

A Sustainable Bodega/Hotel in Rioja presents the studio of the Yale Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellowship taught by John Spence, entrepreneur and chairman of Karma Resorts worldwide with architect Andy Bow, a senior partner at Foster & Partners in London; environmental engineer Patrick Bellew, principal of Atelier Ten, London; and Timothy Newton of the Yale faculty.

The studio proposed designs for a world-class winery and hotel complex in Rioja, Spain where wineries are both vernacular and exuberant in design. The students were challenged to address social, economic, and environmental sustainability in a holistic and integrated way. The project resulted in a range of strategies to sustainably harvest, engage local workforce, integrate landscape, and source materials responsibly. The project features attractions and symbiotic food production to facilitate tourist visits. Edited by Henry Chan and Nina Rappaport the book is designed by MGMT

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John Spence, Andy Bow, and Patrick Bellew (eds.)

Publisher: Yale School of Architecture
Size: 27 x 17,5 cm/ 11 x 7 in.
Pages: 172
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Softcover
Publication date: June 2017
ISBN: English 9781945150067
Price: 33 € / $ 35 / 28 £

The Marine Etablissement

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New Terrain for Central Amsterdam

Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellowship 09

Isaac Kalisvaart, Alexander Garvin, Kevin D Grey, Andrei Harvell

The Marine Etablissement: New Terrain for Central Amsterdam presents the studio of the ninth Yale Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellowship taught by Isaäc Kalisvaart, CEO of MAB Development, with Alexander Garvin, Kevin D. Gray, and Andrei Harwell of the Yale faculty. The studio proposed designs for the Marine Etablissement, Amsterdam’s historic closed military installation for over 350 years, which is currently undergoing a plan to open for varied and public uses. The projects show numerous approaches with housing, schools, universities, tech centers, and infrastructural links to the city’s core. The book includes an interview with Isaäc Kalisvaart and an introduction by Alexander Garvin, an essay on broad economic environment and financial feasibility of the design proposals by Kevin D. Gray; Erik Go, head of Studio MAB, and Hans-Hugo Smit, Senior Market Analyst at MAB on the nature of collaboration between designers and developers; and Liesbeth Jansen, project director of Marineterrein Amsterdam and Maarten Pedroli of Linkeroeve on the latest developments now occurring there. Edited by Owen Howlett and Nina Rappaport the book is designed by MGMT.design and is distributed by Actar D.

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Isaac Kalisvaart, Alexander Garvin, Kevin D Grey, Andrei Harvell (eds.)

Publisher: Yale School of Architecture
Size: 17,5 x 27 cm./ 7 x 11 in.
Pages: 192
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Soft
Publication date: May 2016
ISBN: English 978-1-945150-07-4
Price: $35 / 30 € / £28

Against the Grain

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Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship series

Marcelo Spina, Georgina Huljich, Dan Wood, Lisa Gray, Alan Organschi

Against the Grain, features the work of three studios of the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professors at Yale. Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich in “Brutal Beauty: Piles, Monoliths and the Incongruous Whole” explored ways to make mute icons through monolithic form so that the buildings were foreign to their context and difficult to read formally for a film center in Los Angeles. Dan Wood in “Boulevard Triumphant: ecological infrastructure, architecture, modernization, and the image of the city” a studio for a civic center in Gabon that challenged the architectural language in Africa beyond the clichés and nostalgia to create an architecture that embodied a new ambition. Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi in “Timber Innovation District: new timber technologies and contemporary high performance wood architecture” researched wood as a material for larger-scale projects for a site on New Haven’s working waterfront, with projects ranging from bridges to manufacturing facilities and multi-family housing. Edited by Jackie Kow and Nina Rappaport the book is designed by MGMT.design and is distributed by Actar D.

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Authors: Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich

Edited by: Nina Rappaport and Jackie Kow

Publisher: Yale School of Architecture
Size: 8 x 11 in./ 20 x 28 cm.
Pages: 192
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Soft
Publication date: August 2016
ISBN: English 978-1-945150-08-1
Price: $35 / 30 € / £28

Analytic Models in Architecture (Yale)

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Author: 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: Soft
Publication date: February 2016
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-79-6
Price: 22€ / $25 / £18

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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