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EA774 at Cern

Francesco Soppelsa, Octavi Mestre

This book is centered on the design and construction of the most important building – in both architectural and representational terms – built at CERN in recent years.

This book describes the construction of building 774 at CERN. The building is unique in terms of its architectural value and its location. Located next to the CCC (CERN Control Center), it is the gateway to CERN for the more than 100,000 visitors it receives each year.

The building houses the offices and laboratories where the computer programs for the Control Center are created, the management headquarters for the French side, in addition to a public-access area equipped with a conference hall, a cafeteria, and a VIP restaurant, to support the frequent visits by heads of state and Nobel prize winning scientists who tour the CERN facilities.

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Authors: Francesco Soppelsa, Octavi Mestre

Size: 22.0 x 24.0 cm.
Pages: 132
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Soft Cover
Publication date: December 2016
ISBN: English/Italian/Spanish 978-1-940291-85-7
Price: 20€ / $25 / £16

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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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

Tiny Taxonomy

Individual Plants in Landscape Architecture

Rosetta S. Elkin

Tiny Taxonomy offers a visually engaging collection of images and texts drawn from a series of contemporary garden installations, which highlight the role of individual plants in landscape architecture.

Tiny Taxonomy showcases species that are in cultivation or in profusion, but rarely purposefully planted. A grouping of plants is categorized by common traits derived from an evolution towards feature miniaturization, generating another form of classification. Due to the diminutive size of their features, these plants are often over-looked and therefore tend to be under specified. It seems that as the world around us gains complexity and intricacy, our biological world is tending towards monotony.
Tiny Taxonomy considers smallness a design opportunity, offering innumerable microcosmic considerations of the leaf form, flower structure, and physical habitat of individual plants.
Rosetta S. Elkin is assistant professor of Landscape Architecture at GSD.

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Editor: Rosetta S. Elkin

Size: 17,5 x 22.8 cm
Pages: 75
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Softcover
Publication date: June 2017
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-83-3
Price: 20€ /$25 / £16

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

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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Facts

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Josep Lluís Mateo

Vision of recent buildings and projects from one of the most outstanding European architectural practice, also presented from a multilayered critic panel.

Presenting architectural works at the time when they have been done is a critical question to understand, by specific practices, trends into our contemporarity. This book presents a full description of the projects by reelaborated materials (plans, texts, photos) producing a network able to transmit the qualities of the real architecture. Different contributions theoretical. Coming from preeminent academicians, expand the arguments passing from the single cases to a category.

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Author: Josep Lluís Mateo, Folch Studio (eds.)

Size: 22 x 30 cm / 8.6 x 11.8 in.
Pages: 196
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hardcover
Publication date: June 2016
ISBN: English 9781945150029
ISBN: Spanish 9781945150159
Price: 30€ /$34.95 / £26.9

Re-Living the City

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UABB 2015 Catalogue

Aaron Betsky, Alfredo Brillembourg, Hubert Klumpner, Doreen Heng Liu

This richly illustrated book presents the exhibits and curatorial visions of the 2015 Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (UABB), organized around the theme, Re-Living the City. It highlights the contributions of dozens of international architects, designers and artists, and offers 12 probing, original essays.

The projects and essays of UABB 2015, Re-Living the City, criticize the status quo of architecture and urbanism, but they also resist the false dream of designing a perfect city from scratch. Instead, they portray the city as the incremental product of its inhabitants and designers, who provisionally make and remake its fabric through various means at their disposal. Urbanization in the world’s fastest growing regions today has a dual character: officially-sanctioned, large-scale development shadowed by unregulated or ‘informal’ spaces built by disenfranchised migrants. UABB 2015 operates between these poles, seeking alternative paradigms to generate a more sustainable, equitable, and imaginative urbanity. It calls for clean air and water, but also for wider freedom and power to participate in remaking the city and to express one’s place in it. Through experiments and case studies, the curators have embraced a hands-on role for designers, makers, and ordinary residents alike.

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Author: Aaron Betsky, Alfredo Brillembourg, Hubert Klumpner, Doreen Heng Liu

Size: 16 x 22 cm / 6.2 x 8.6 in.
Pages: 656
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Softcover
Publication date: December 2016
ISBN: English 9781945150036
Price: 45€ /$49.95 / £35

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Time for Play

Why architecture should take happiness seriously

AZC – Atelier Zündel Cristea

Over the last 15 years AZC’s architectural work has developed through a diverse range of experiences. This book, Time for Play, presents exhibition pavilions, temporary installations, and ideas competitions – a mix of built and un-built projects.

“Today’s situation promotes innovation, supports creativity and enriches projects, calling on our intelligence. We are forced to take a new look at practices and uses, to consider different ways of doing things, to think about the humanity of a place; and all this when we still find it so hard to understand community needs, and even more so to keep up with changing society. Faced with a changing world, they propose solutions that are novel in their shape, use, cost and temporality. This project is realistic and realisable. The architects put their intelligence and skill not into regurgitating conventional solutions but into inventing new ones. They have left behind the stagnant reproduction of the city and shapes of the 19th century, repetition of a past time, and moved on to building in response to our times. Is this modernity? Does this project mark a new era, as did Paris Plage in 2002, or the subsequent shifting developments along the Left Bank of the Seine?” Jean-Pierre Charbonneau – 2015

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Author: AZC – Atelier Zündel Cristea, Grégoire Zündel and Irina Cristean

Size: 23 x 30 cm / 9.05 x 11.81 in.
Pages: 160
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Softcover
Publication date: June 2016
ISBN: English 9781940291819
Price: 28€ /$34.95 / £26.90

Treacherous Transparencies.

Thoughts and Observations Triggered by a Visit to Farnsworth House

Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron

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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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