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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

Imminent Commons: Urban Questions for the Near Future

Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017

Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Hyungmin Pai, urbanNext

Imminent Commons, first book from the Seoul Biennale 2017, will present an imminent urban cosmology that is crucially mediated by the technologies and institutions that feed us, move us, condition our environments, recycle our refuse, make our clothes, and connect us into communities.
The cities of the world stand at a crossroads. Amidst radical social, economic, and technological transformations, will the city become a driving force of creativity, diversity, and sustainability, or will it be a mechanism of inequality, despair, and environmental decay? At this critical moment, where do the stakes lie and what are the agents of change? From the time of its birth, the city has been held together by the commons.
The first publication of the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017, proposes a framework where set basic commons —an evolving network of agencies, resources and technologies— as the critical issue in the move towards a sustainable and just urbanism. It shows an exploration not of distant utopias, but of the very near future, because the emerging commons is changing the way we connect, make, move, recycle, sense, and share, and the way we manage air, water, energy and the earth. Whether met with fear or hope, they will very soon change the way we live in the city.

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Authors: Alejandro Zaera, Hyungmin Pai, Maider Llaguno, Nerea Calvillo, Hyewon Lee, Lindsay Bremner, Alex Ivancic, Iñaki Abalos, Charles Waldheim, David Gissen, Carlo Ratti, Daniele Belleri, Saskia Saseen, Adam Greenfield, Jesse LeCavalier, Philip Rode, Duncan McLaren,, Jennifer Gabrys, Julian Agyeman, Gunter Pauli, Gramazio and Kohler, Mario Carpo, Dirk E. Hebel, Marta H. Wisniewska, Felix Heisel, Mitchell Joachim, and Christian Hubert.

Edited by: Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Hyungmin Pai, urbanNext

Size: 17 x24 cm/ 6.70 x 9.50 in.
Pages: 440
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hardcover
Publication date: July 2017
Published By: Actar Publishers, Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017
ISBN: English 978-1- 945150-51- 7
Price: 40 € / $44.95 / £35

eVolo Skyscrapers 3

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Visionary Architecture and Urban Design

Edited by: Carlo Aiello

The future of architecture and urban design unveiled by 150 innovative projects submitted to the world-renowned eVolo Skyscraper Competition.

The third book in the Skyscraper Competition series showcases visionary designs that utilize the latest technological advances, offer sustainable architectural solutions, explore new territories, propose social change, and examine radical urban strategies.

Since 2006 the annual Skyscraper Competition receives thousands of entries from more than 80 different countries. The projects presented in this edition represent the top entries selected by an expert international jury.

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Edited by: Carlo Aiello

Publisher: eVolo
Size: 30.9 x 23,6 cm / 12.2 x 9.3 in.
Pages: 650
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard
Publication date: November 2016
ISBN: English 978-1-938740-22-0
Price: $95 / 75 € / £60

Cornell Journal of Architecture 10

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Spirits

Caroline O’Donnell

Issue 10 of the Cornell Journal of Architecture will collect a spectrum of specters from the phenomenal to the digital, and question the role and the possibilities of the spirit in architecture today

In distilling, the small amount of alcohol evaporated during the aging process is known as the angels’ share. at is, while lost to us, the alcohol does not cease to exist, but instead is given to — or taken by — the angels.

Architecture’s own angels’ share—the notion of an absent and intangible other—has too been personi ed. From Genius Loci to Zeitgeist, the gure of the spirit is perhaps the most fundamental component of architecture, even before walls or columns. Whether phenomenal or conceptual, without this ickering spirit, one might say, there is no architecture. As technology enables the virtual realm to be inhabited in more everyday ways, the notion of another kind of spirit becomes more present yet more blurred. e digital, as architecture’s alternate and now ickering specter, skirmishes with architecture’s existing ghosts.

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Edited by: Caroline O’Donnell

Publisher: Cornell AAP Publications
Size: 20 x 22,5 cm/ 7.90 x 8.90 in.
Pages: 192
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Soft
Publication date: September 2016
ISBN: English 978-0-978506-19-3
Price: $24.95 / 20 € / £16

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

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

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

Vertical Urban Factory

Nina Rappaport

This publication focuses on the spaces of production in cities—both the modernist period and today—and the technologies that have contributed to shifts in factory architecture, manu- facturing, and urban design. It tracks the evolution of the vertical urban factory from the first industrial revolution to the present and provides an analysis of the political, social, and econo- mic factors that have shaped today’s global industrial landscape. Ultimately, it provokes new concepts for the future of urban manufacturing, and the necessity of creating new paradigms for sustainable, self-sufficient urban industry.
The book demonstrates how entrepreneurial, hybrid spaces and cleaner and greener factories can reintegrate manufacturing into city life as new paradigms for urban industry that will prove more sustainable, self-sufficient, and socially equitable workplaces. Vertical Urban Factory includes a timeline of significant developments in technology, architecture, and manufacturing and is illustrated by over four hundred black and white and color photographs of historic and contemporary factories, architectural renderings, and process diagrams.

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Author: Nina Rappaport

Size: 7.5 x 10 in.
Pages: 480
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Softcover
Publication date: 2016
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-63-5
Price: 59€ / $64.95 / £45.50

TWENTY TWO TIPS ON TYPOGRAPHY

That some designers will never reveal

Enric Jardí

This is a recipe book of twenty-two tips in creating the best typography and twenty-two things you should never do with lettering. Secrets which many designers will never reveal. In an era of typographic fundamentalism and the cult of forms, this list of dos and don’ts explodes myths and provides a fresh view of typography.

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Author: Enric Jardí

Size: 7.2 x 5.7 in.
Pages: 104
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard
Publication date: April 2007
ISBN: English 978-84-96540-92-7
ISBN: Spanish 978-84-96540-91-0
Price: 14€ / $19.95 / £13

The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion

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 / £35