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Un-Conscious-City

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Wiel Arets

No one demands that people move to cities; people tend to do so, on their own. People choose to move to cities for opportunity. Such choices are often made unconsciously, as they are based on rules, traditions, and local communities–or a combination of all three. Un-Conscious-City explores and unravels Dutch architect Wiel Arets’ kaleidoscopic viewpoints on the ways the collective, unconscious decisions taken by the world’s citizens throughout time–a process that remains invisible to the naked eye–are now working to transform and shift the physical, sensory, and emotional experiences of human beings, as they navigate and live in today’s metropolises as well as the countryside. People tend to only belong to one religion, one society, or one club–which completely defines their existence. One day most human beings will live in a global­nomadic-urban-condition; this will soon be amplified to unknown heights. Un-Conscious-City raises questions, predicaments, and ideals regarding the future of our cities, while recognizing their limitations. Wiel Arets–renowned architect, writer, and thinker–identifies this condition as the Un-Conscious-City.

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Author: Wiel Arets

Editor: John Bezold

Size: 16.5 x 24 cm. / 6.5 x 9.5 in.
Pages: 278
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Softcover
Publication date: March 2019
ISBN: English 978-1-945150-65-4
Price: 32 € / $34.95 / £30

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Buildings and Almost Buildings

Eric Bunge, Mimi Hoang, nARCHITECTS

Buildings and Almost Buildings explores the work of nARCHITECTS as a single project – an anti-monograph with a subtle manifesto about the open-ended, incomplete, and ambiguous in architecture.

Is architecture inherently complete? Or is it a state of incompletion and seeming inadequacy that incites us to imagine architecture as an armature for an ever-changing daily life? Buildings and Almost Buildings explores the work of nARCHITECTS as a single project – an anti-monograph with a subtle manifesto about the open-ended, incomplete, and ambiguous in architecture. Structured around a variety of modes of representation specially prepared for the book, Buildings and Almost Buildings reveals the ways in which the celebrated New York office led by Eric Bunge and Mimi Hoang addresses contemporary issues of a world in flux. Across a range of buildings, public spaces, and ephemeral installations, nARCHITECTS argues for the formal and social potential of an architecture that remains somehow incomplete and ambiguously perceived—or in the authors’ words, Almost Buildings.

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Authors:  Eric Bunge, Mimi Hoang, nARCHITECTS

Size: 18 x 24 cm / 7 x 9.5 in.
Pages: 400
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Softcover
Publication date: Jamuary 2019
Published By: Actar Publishers
ISBN: English 978-1-948765-08-4
Price: 35 € / $39.95 / £32

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