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Builders, Housewives, and the Construction of Modern Athens
Ioanna Theocharopoulou Athens’ most distinctive building type, polykatoikía, and its different connotations through the decades: from a monotonous and ugly element of the city to the role it might play in the urban sustainability. Sprawling beneath the Acropolis, modern Athens is commonly viewed in negative terms: congested, ugly and monotonous. “Builders, Housewives and the Construction of Modern Athens” questions this stereotype, reassessing the explosive growth of postwar Athens through its most distinctive building type: the polykatoikía (a small-scale multistory apartment block). Theocharopoulou re-evaluates the polykatoikía as a low-tech, easily constructible innovation that stimulated the postwar urban economy, triggering the city’s social mid-twentieth-century transformation. The interiors of the polykatoikía apartments reflect a desire for modernity as marketed to housewives through film and magazines. Regular builders became unlikely allies in designing these polykatoikía interiors, enabling inhabitants to exert agency over their daily lives and the shape of the postwar city. This revised edition of Theocharopoulou’s
Ring Roads Barcelona (ENG ED.)
Past, Present, Future Barcelona Regional Agency This publication wants to be much more than an institutional memory of the works that Barcelona Regional has developed in the last 25 years. It is a double publication with a unique design that wants to emphasize the role of the agency as an instrument of discussion and innovation for the City Council and the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. The publication is divided into two volumes that are integrated into a single box. The first volume, Barcelona Regional, past and present, focuses on the people who have directed and worked at the agency, and the most emblematic projects that they have developed during these 25 years. Mayors of Barcelona, directors and workers relate the close relationship of Barcelona Regional with the transformations of the metropolis, and how the agency has been able to adapt, incorporating multiple methodological innovations in the ways of thinking and doing the city. The
Las bóvedas de Guastavino (SP ED.)
John Ochsendorf Cada año, millones de personas pasan bajo las bóvedas tabicadas de Guastavino en espacios históricos de todos los Estados Unidos, desde la Sala de Registro de Ellis Island (1917) hasta el Biltmore Estate en las montañas de Carolina del Norte (1895), y desde el Capitolio del Estado de Nebraska (1932), en Lincoln, hasta los e dificios del campus de la Universidad Carnegie Mellon de Pittsburgh (1912). Sin embargo, son pocos los visitantes que aprecian la aportación de la familia valenciana Guastavino a la arquitectura estadounidense y las condiciones que propiciaron que las bóvedas tabicadas de Guastavino fueran durante décadas uno de los sistemas estructurales preferidos. Buy Catalan edition
Reimagining the Civic
Luis Callejas, Fernanda Canales, Stella Betts Reimagining the Civic investigates and describes the design challenges of three studios led by the three Kahn Visiting Assistant Professors at Yale School of Architecture: architect Fernanda Canales, of Mexico City, assisted by David Turturo, critic in architecture; Luis Callejas and Charlotte Hansson, directors of LCLA office, based in Oslo and Medellín, assisted by Marta Caldeira lecturer; and Stella Betts, of LEVENBETTS, in New York. Each studio focused on different environments and social contexts while scrutinizing age-old questions pertinent to the architectural discipline’s understanding of civic space.
Cornell Journal of Architecture 12: After
Val Warke, Hallie Black, Todd Petrie It seems that—with increased urgency—we are more frequently finding ourselves grasping for an "after," especially as we face futures with apprehension. "After" exists at different scales of time and context: there’s after an instant, after a day, after an era. And each after contains both a conclusion and a beginning. This volume of the Cornell Journal of Architecture looks at a vast range of the "afters" we architects find ourselves confronting, and offers not just warnings, but solutions; not just reminders, but projections. Because, while we humans are obliged to stand squarely within the present, as architects we’re equally obliged to cast our work into a hereafter that can be only loosely understood. And then we can hope that, in the aftermath, our intentions bear some resemblance to their consequences. With Contributions of A vast selection of architects, artists, designers, historians, and geoscientists, including Peter van Assche, James
Saba Salkefard, Christopher Pin, Bobby Chun, Claudia Ansorena Retrospecta catalogs activity at the Yale School of Architecture. Each volume is a snapshot of evolving architectural and graphic design trends. The book demarcates events such as lectures, publication releases, and outstanding circumstances that have uniquely impacted the academic, social, and political environment at the school. Volume 44 covers the activities of the Yale School of Architecture 2020-21 academic year. This year’s vicissitudes of curricular hybridity forced upon us a necessary reorientation of the medium we communicate and design with, and a renegotiation of the space we inhabit while we work. Our methods and our material worlds were pushed through the lens of remoteness, and so too were the ideas that followed. As a publication that stands to react and reflect upon the beats of the previous year, two moves were absolutely critical in order to address this fulcrum of architectural education: a virtual
Superground / Underground
Seoul New Groundscapes Manuel Gausa & Young Joon Kim The concept of n-ground or multi-ground (Superground and Underground) applied to Seoul recalls a new qualitative development which responds to the possibility to superimpose a new dense floor (container and articulator at the same time) in the old infrastructures. Seoul new qualitative development does not intend to "continue" or "recreate" the traditional city. Nor impose or positionate, transforming it, built machines or objects (re-objectualizing the urban plot), but superimpose a new dense floor (container and articulator at the same time) in the old obsolete infrastructures; that becomes a new Re-Cyting Topos on, inside, in, where and through which develop new/old programs, uses and activities of life and relationship. A new floor able to maintain a programmatic thickness and also become a new type of relief, platform that reveals in length and height, horizontally and vertically at the same time: a new floor capable of merging landscapes, infrastructure and
NESS is a printed magazine on architecture, life, and urban culture which intends to address diverse ways of thinking about the built environment and singular phenomena while expanding and transforming contemporary dialogues. TITLES INCLUDED 9781732010604 NESS. On Architecture, Life, and Urban Culture 1 - Issue 1/ Between Cozy History & Homey Technics 9781732010628 NESS. On Architecture, Life, and Urban Culture 2 - Issue 2/ Mad World Pictures 9781732010611Â NESS.docs - Issue 1/ Hashim Sarkis Studios 1998-2017 9781732010635 NESS.docs- Issue 2/ Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas NESS Issue 1 on Between Cozy History & Homey Technics warms up with a selection of the nine installations that rocked 2017 and further browses through the work of Eleni Petaloti & Leonidas Trampoukis, whose sibling practices —LOT and objects of common interest— shift from one scale to another with subtle sophistication. Plus, Berlin-based architect Lena Wimmer presents her utmost experimental projects. Next, NESS headed to Detroit and dedicates a
Papersdoc Barcelona Essential Travel Item: 60 of the best works of architecture in the city of Barcelona, from art nouveau until the present, chosen by well-known architects. Each technical information page contains: address, a location map, an artistic photograph and an explanatory text written by an expert. In addition to a short list of specifications, a QR code refers to qualified institutional websites where more information can be found. At the foot of each page, there is a reference to the maps in the final pages, organized by area and marked with routes adapted to the proximity of each work. Four blank pages follow for writing, drawing or pasting in memories of your visit, to turn the guide into a personalized object and a souvenir at the end of your trip.
LA Forum Reader
From the Archives of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design Rob Berry, Victor Jones, Michael Sweeney, Mimi Zeiger, Chava Danielson, Joe Day, Thurman Grant, Duane McLemore The LA Forum Reader brings together three decades of discursive writings and publications on architecture, urbanism, and Los Angeles culled from the archives of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. Published under thematic sections: Experiments, Detours, Hunches, and Santa Anas, with interludes dedicated to Art and Architecture, Downtown, and the long-running LA Forum Newsletter, the collected essays and interviews track an uneven and lesser-known history of experimental architecture, postmodern geographies, and alternative urbanism in L.A. as told by the city’s key designers and thinkers. Today, Los Angeles is a major architectural and urban player, but for decades the city was dismissed suburban and centerless. In republishing three decades of material on architecture and design in Los Angeles, the LA Forum Reader reclaims and reconsiders the city’s architectural and
AA Publications Catalog 19-20
Founded as a means of examining influential contemporary projects and opening up ideas to debate, Architectural Association School of Architecture London Publications has a long tradition of publishing architects, artists and theorists early in their careers. AA publishes titles that explore developments in architecture, engineering, landscape and urbanism, as well as the fields that touch on them –philosophy, history, art and photography. Since fall 2019 season, ACTAR D is honored to distribute the titles of this prestigious School of Architecture in London.
AA Files 78
The forthcoming issue of AA Files examines a range of building typologies and histories from Pyongyang to Lusaka and beyond – its geographic remit is broader than any previous issue. It also features articles looking at some of the wider contexts informing architectural practice, including timelines of ecological rupture, ways of measuring the human body, and the emergence of privatised public space. Contributors include Thandi Loewenson, Calvin Chua, Christina Varvia, Elisa Iturbe, Manijeh Verghese and Madeleine Kessler among others. With Contributions of Calvin Chua, Mark Cousins, Elisa Iturbe, Thandi Loewenson, Christina Varvia, Manijeh Verghese and Madeleine Kessler, and others.
AA Book 2021
The AA Book 2021 celebrates the depth of research and plurality of practice pursued at the Architectural Association (AA) during the 2020-21 academic year. The publication features hundreds of projects by students from every unit and program within the school, which together document the AA as an environment where architecture is investigated as a form of knowledge that aims to address the most urgent questions we face in contemporary society. The work featured within this book is the outcome of circumstances that have challenged the entire school community over the past year; to rethink how designers approach the environment, to reinvent practice so that we can address societal inequality and to reconsider how our space can foster a sense of care. Collectively, these reimagined buildings, reconceptualized cities and regenerated landscapes seek to establish a future that is more sustainable, equitable and democratic. Complementing these projects are a series of thoughts and provocations that
Pocket books that you can take anywhere Architecture through Digital The Total Designer Projectiles (Architecture Words 6) Architecture on Display Architecture on Display: On the History of the Venice Biennale of Architecture Future Tempos Italy and Brasil Inspiration Some Reasons for Travelling to Italy Light & Space The House of Light and Entropy (Architecture Words 11) The Empty Room Tectonics Tectonic Acts of Desire and Doubt (Architecture Words 9) Modernity Unbound (Architecture Words 7)
Tales from the Dark Side-Col. (6 Vol.)
Unknown Fields is a nomadic design studio that ventures out on expeditions into the shadows cast by the contemporary city, to uncover the industrial ecologies and precarious wilderness its technology and culture set in motion. Tales from the Dark Side of the City is a book series that forms an atlas to the territories and stories of a city that stretches across the entire planet, a city that sits between documentary and fiction, a city of dislocated sites, of drone footage and hidden-camera investigations, of interviews and speculative narratives, of toxic objects and distributed matter from distant grounds. They are a collection of tales from the constellation of elsewheres that are conjured into being by the city's wants and needs, fears and dreams. The series includes stories developed from expeditions through Bolivia and the Atacama Desert, the Western Australian Outback, the South China Sea and Inner Mongolia, the gemfields of Madagascar,
Cedric Price Works 1952–2003
A Forward Minded Retrospective Cedric Price Works 1952-2003: A Forward-Minded Retrospective by Samantha Hardingham is a two-volume anthology, co-published by the Architectural Association (AA) and the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), and is supported by the Graham Foundation and the Cedric Price Estate. The books bring together for the first time all of the projects, articles and talks of British architect Cedric Price, aiming to present his munificence as thinker, philosopher and designer. A student at the AA in the 1950s, Price established his office in London in 1960 and went on to produce some of architecture's most intensely imaginative and experimental projects of the latter half of the 20th century. His work is central in defining architectural discourse around the emerging postwar themes of mobility and indeterminacy in design. With the contributions of Eleanor Bron, Brett Steele, Mirko Zardini Supported by The Cedric Price Estate and The Graham Foundation, 2016. Recipient of The Festival
Colquhounery: Alan Colquhoun from Bricolage to Myth
Irina Davidovici (ed.) Colquhounery is a commemorative volume celebrating the life and work of the architect and architectural historian Alan Colquhoun, who died in December 2012. Testimonials from friends, colleagues and students are gathered together alongside original photographs, sketches, letter transcripts, biographical and archival data tracing Colquhoun's career as an architect, writer and educator on both sides of the Atlantic. This anthology represents a collective effort to remember the work and the man responsible for some of the most penetrating and clear sighted architectural criticism of the last 60 years.
Snowing in the Supercomputer
Far North Alaska Expedition Unknown fields Unknown Fields is a nomadic design studio that ventures out on expeditions into the shadows cast by the contemporary city, to uncover the industrial ecologies and precarious wilderness its technology and culture set in motion. Tales from the Dark Side of the CityÂ is a book series that forms an atlas to the territories and stories of a city that stretches across the entire planet, a city that sits between documentary and fiction, a city of dislocated sites, of drone footage and hidden-camera investigations, of interviews and speculative narratives, of toxic objects and distributed matter from distant grounds. They are a collection of tales from the constellation of elsewheres that are conjured into being by the city's wants and needs, fears and dreams. For Snowing in the Supercomputer Unknown Fields locate the environmental forecasts and data landscapes of the city and travel to Alaska's far north, to
The Breastmilk of the Volcano
Bolivia and the Atacama Desert Expedition Unknown fields Unknown Fields is a nomadic design studio that ventures out on expeditions into the shadows cast by the contemporary city, to uncover the industrial ecologies and precarious wilderness its technology and culture set in motion. Tales from the Dark Side of the City is a book series that forms an atlas to the territories and stories of a city that stretches across the entire planet, a city that sits between documentary and fiction, a city of dislocated sites, of drone footage and hidden-camera investigations, of interviews and speculative narratives, of toxic objects and distributed matter from distant grounds. They are a collection of tales from the constellation of elsewheres that are conjured into being by the city's wants and needs, fears and dreams. Over half of the world's reserves of lithium - a key ingredient in batteries - lie under the ethereal inverted skies of
Never Never Lands
Western Australian Outback Expedition Unknown fields Unknown Fields is a nomadic design studio that ventures out on expeditions into the shadows cast by the contemporary city, to uncover the industrial ecologies and precarious wilderness its technology and culture set in motion. Tales from the Dark Side of the City is a book series that forms an atlas to the territories and stories of a city that stretches across the entire planet, a city that sits between documentary and fiction, a city of dislocated sites, of drone footage and hidden-camera investigations, of interviews and speculative narratives, of toxic objects and distributed matter from distant grounds. They are a collection of tales from the constellation of elsewheres that are conjured into being by the city's wants and needs, fears and dreams. In Never Never Lands Unknown Fields chronicle the creation stories of the city and head off on a dust-blown road trip across Australia, into the
Madagascar Expedition Unknown fields Unknown Fields is a nomadic design studio that ventures out on expeditions into the shadows cast by the contemporary city, to uncover the industrial ecologies and precarious wilderness its technology and culture set in motion. Tales from the Dark Side of the City is a book series that forms an atlas to the territories and stories of a city that stretches across the entire planet, a city that sits between documentary and fiction, a city of dislocated sites, of drone footage and hidden-camera investigations, of interviews and speculative narratives, of toxic objects and distributed matter from distant grounds. They are a collection of tales from the constellation of elsewheres that are conjured into being by the city's wants and needs, fears and dreams. In Treasured Island Unknown Fields travels through Madagascar to catalogue the push and pull of economy and ecology and meet the illegal traders of the world's
United States Black Sites Expedition Unknown fields Unknown Fields is a nomadic design studio that ventures out on expeditions into the shadows cast by the contemporary city, to uncover the industrial ecologies and precarious wilderness its technology and culture set in motion. Tales from the Dark Side of the City is a book series that forms an atlas to the territories and stories of a city that stretches across the entire planet, a city that sits between documentary and fiction, a city of dislocated sites, of drone footage and hidden-camera investigations, of interviews and speculative narratives, of toxic objects and distributed matter from distant grounds. They are a collection of tales from the constellation of elsewheres that are conjured into being by the city's wants and needs, fears and dreams. To chart the black sites of the Unknown Fields city the studio commandeers an old US school bus and heads off on a
A World Adrift
South China Sea and Inner Mongolia Expedition Unknown fields Unknown Fields is a nomadic design studio that ventures out on expeditions into the shadows cast by the contemporary city, to uncover the industrial ecologies and precarious wilderness its technology and culture set in motion. Tales from the Dark Side of the City is a book series that forms an atlas to the territories and stories of a city that stretches across the entire planet, a city that sits between documentary and fiction, a city of dislocated sites, of drone footage and hidden-camera investigations, of interviews and speculative narratives, of toxic objects and distributed matter from distant grounds. They are a collection of tales from the constellation of elsewheres that are conjured into being by the city's wants and needs, fears and dreams. For A World Adrift Unknown Fields travel through Asia and beyond, tracing the shadows of the world's desires along the
AA Files X
AA Files X Even the most casual visitor to the AA’s club-liked premises at Bedford Square where the school, the London and International networks make contact in a series of elegant eighteenth-century public rooms, cannot but be caught up in the momentum of the daily events which have made the AA a centre for the public discussion and display of architecture on a unique and unprecedented scale. Unfortunately, until the advent AA Files,’ writes AA Chairman Alvin Boyarsky in 1981 in the opening pages of the first issue of the long-running journal, ‘few glimpses have been available and certainly no documents exist recording aspects of this all-important phenomenon.’ In this student-edited issue AA Files 76 looks back on 37 years of not only glimpsing architecture as it happened at the AA, but also of writing about architecture and, through the idiosyncrasies, interests and generosity of its authors and editors, extending those
AA Files Conversations
Léon Krier , John Winter,Mario Botta, Robin Middleton Thomas Weaver (ed.) This volume - the first in an anticipated series of similar anthologies - collates conversations from the past ten issues of AA Files, the long-running journal published by the Architectural Association School of Architecture. It includes extended interviews with architects François Dallegret, Léon Krier, John Winter, Mario Botta, John Frazer, Massimo Scolari, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Moshe Safdie, artists Richard Wentworth and Thomas Demand, film maker Sally Potter, philosopher Paul Virilio, historian Robin Middleton and photographers Tim Street-Porter and Hilla Becher.
AA Women in Architecture 1917-2017
October 2017 marks the centenary of the admission of the first female students to the Architectural Association. Published to coincide with a symposium, exhibition and series of talks all celebrating this event, AA Women in Architecture puts forward the stories of women who have entered the architectural profession and their contributions to architectural practice and education.
An Anatomy of influence
An Anatomy of influence Written by Thomas Daniell, with a foreword by Thomas Weaver and an afterword by Peter Cook, An Anatomy of Influence contains a wealth of texts and images that together elucidate the theory and practice of 12 leading Japanese architects. Rather than the usual array of exquisite yet autonomous buildings, this book focuses on the hitherto unexplored lives of their architects, and the febrile intellectual, social and political environment in whichthey worked. The period covered spans from the postwar decades up to the present day, but the emphasis is on the radical transformation of Japan’s architectural culture that occurred in the 1960s and 1970s: from envisioning rigorously systematised urban plans to creating introverted private houses, from the imitation of western modernism to the study of non-western vernaculars, from the ruthless demolition of historical buildings to the documentation of forgotten objects, from rigid authorial control to flexible user participation,
Metzger at AA Gustav Metzger 'Auto-destructive art is a comprehensive theory for action in the field of the plastic arts in the post-second world war period. The action is not limited to theory of art and the production of art works. It includes social action. Auto-destructive art is committed to a left-wing revolutionary position in politics, and to struggles against future wars.' Facsimile edition of a lecture transcript given by German-born artist Gustav Metzger at the Architectural Association in February 1965. This new edition is published 50 years on since its original printing in June 1965 by the AA's Action Communications Centre (A.C.C), reigniting Metzger's urgent and ever-relevant arguments which confront society's obsession with destruction and the detrimental effects of machinery on human life.'
The Work of Minimaforms Theodore and Stephen Spyropoulos This book highlights the work of the design and architecture practice Minimaforms, founded in 2002 by brothers Stephen and Theodore Spyropoulos. The practice has developed a diverse body of work that explores new forms of communication through correlated systems of interaction. Beyond style, the work moves away from the object towards behavioural models stimulated through participation and interaction. Using installations as a primary mode of research, the studio creates public performance-based interventions that engage material and social interaction. The book features recent work developed in collaboration with Krzysztof Wodiczko (a vehicle for veterans), a pavilion produced with the performance artist Stelarc, a video piece with Warp recording artist Mira Calix and Minimaforms critically acclaimed light installation in Trafalgar Square, Memory Cloud. Accompanying the projects will be texts by Archigram's David Greene, Stelarc and Krzysztof Wodiczko
Fieldwork, The Complete Reader
Ryan Gander Sixty-six objects from Ryan Gander's collection make up his major new works Fieldwork 2015 (2015) and Fieldwork 2016 (2016). Each object passes by a window, one after another, on a constantly looping conveyor belt. A National Trust sign protecting 'Culturefield', a chess set, a pair of dead pigeons, a kitchen sink. Found, fabricated, everyday and exceptional, these objects may represent the richness of our existence, mapping its totality one object at a time. Through this work and a series of writings, Fieldwork serves as a reader to Gander's on-going and ever-evolving practice. Using installations as a primary mode of research, the studio creates public performance-based interventions that engage material and social interaction. The book features recent work developed in collaboration with Krzysztof Wodiczko (a vehicle for veterans), a pavilion produced with the performance artist Stelarc, a video piece with Warp recording artist Mira Calix and Minimaforms critically acclaimed light installation
In Progress: The IID Summer Sessions
Irene Sunwoo (ed.) Contributions by Brett Steele, Nicholas Boyarsky, Grahame Shane and Dennis Crompton. This book is the first to document the remarkable history of the International Institute of Design (IID), an independent school of architecture founded and directed by Alvin Boyarsky from 1970 – 72, and highlights a pivotal episode in the career of Boyarsky, best known for his subsequent role as chairman of the Architectural Association (1971 – 90). Launched in the wake of the institutional upheavals that had swept schools of architecture during the late 1960s, the IID introduced an alternative model of architectural instruction: one that brought together a range of teaching methods, design strategies, theories and projects alongside an international assortment of protagonists. In Progress details this short-lived experiment through a trove of previously unpublished material, and reveals how three informal architectural gatherings, held over three successive summers, can be seen to have established not only a
Natasha Sandmeier (ed.) Little Worlds documents three years of conversations and projects in Diploma Unit 9's ongoing enquiry into context. At a time when architecture is trying to redefine itself, the issue of context –how to collect it, make it, shape it, talk about it, and enter one's architecture within it –is more pressing than ever. The book pulls together a collection of utterly unique and singular worlds that together argue for a positioning of architecture: not geographically, but rather set within its rich cultural context shaped by real histories and imagined futures. Ultimately, Little Worlds addresses a question all architects face at the beginning of their bright futures– how to shape an identity.
Memo For Nemo
William Firebrace Memo for Nemo is an account of the human inhabitation of the undersea, in fact and fiction. It takes as its starting point Jules Verne's novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, with the Nautilus submarine and its captain Nemo –inventor, explorer, oceanologist, gastronome, musician and terrorist. The undersea is examined as a zone created both by exploration and invention, from the earliest attempts to photograph and descend into the depths with deep-sea devices, through the 1960s experiments and actual inhabitation, such as the US Sealab and Cousteau's Conshelf, to contemporary surveillance of the rapidly changing oceans. This history is paralleled and subverted by a fictitious history of films such as The Abyss, The Life Aquatic, Das Boot, Bioshock, Fantastic Voyage and other hallucinogenic delights.
Didier Fiuza Faustino: Misarchitectures
Brett Steele, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, Steven Matijcio, Pedro Gadanho and Philippe Vasset. Didier Fiuza Faustino: Misarchitectures brings together for the first time the entire work of Didier Faustino and his office Bureau des Mesarchitectures. Through drawings, diagrams, photographs and essays this part-monograph part-manifesto explores the ideas that drive Faustino's architectural and artistic works: the political and ethical conditions for constructing sites and spaces within the socio-cultural layout of the city, and in particular how to critically approach the problem of the body in both private and public space. At the same time, the book revisits Faustino's projects –from sculptures and installations, to public art, architectures and books– up to his most recent work, offering new insight into the architect's perspective.
Pedro Ignacio Alonso and Hugo Palmarola Although largely marginal within official accounts of modern architecture, during the second half of the twentieth century the development of large concrete panel systems was central to debates about architecture's modernisation and industrialisation. Through this development, not only was construction transferred from the building site to the factory floor, and manual labour succeeded by automated mass production, but political, aesthetic and ideological debates began to inscribe themselves onto the panel itself, a symbol for a whole new set of architectural values. Distributed and adapted to many different cultural, geographical and political contexts, these systems went beyond national borders in producing more than 170 million apartments worldwide. This book focuses on a particular aspect of this history, namely those systems exported from Soviet Russia into Cuba and then on to Chile in the 1960s and 1970s. Written from the point of view of the worker as
Mark Campbell This book explores the notion of architectural obsolescence through a study of the contemporary United States. While the US was the world's greatest economic, scientific and cultural force during the twentieth century, it now appears to be obsessed with its own decline. In this obsession the changing patterns of consumption and demand often result in an architectural redundancy where buildings exist as a form of by-product or residue. While our stereotypical image of the US reflects the heroic potential of production, this book examines the opposite - of that which isn't work. Or, more pointedly, those abandoned pleasures and lost paradises that remain when there is no longer any work left to define them.
Practice of place
Emma Smith Contributions by Can Altay, Dennis Atkinson, Ricardo Basbaum, Janna Graham, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Annette Krauss, Maria Lind, Ute Meta Bauer, Christian Nyampeta, Emily Pethick, Filipa Ramos, Louise Shelley, Eva Wisniewska and others Practice of Place explores the role of social and participatory art practices to consider the contribution of artist and gallery. Proposing present-tense practices including collaboration, commitment, imagination, play, forgiveness, reflexivity and trust, the book looks at the potential for tactics over strategy as a mode of being in place. Texts ask how we might consider this theory in relation to the gallery as a bordered space, both physical and imagined.
Theodore Spyropoulos Adaptive Ecologies: Correlated Systems of Living examines computational frameworks that explore a time-based poly-scalar urbanism. The publication includes essays by Mark Burry, Brett Steele, John Frazer, John Henry Holland, Makoto Sei Watanabe, Patrick Schumacher, and David Ruy. Architecture finds itself having to cope with new social and cultural complexities that demand systems that are open, adaptive and participatory. The book explores organisational systems that examine a model of collective living constructed as an evolving ecology. As a response to models of accelerated urbanism that privilege top down master planning the book explores experimentation that examines a generative and time-based approach towards a computational urbanism. The research conducted by AADRL Director Theodore Spyropoulos with his research lab explores a pattern logic that is poly-scalar, allowing bio-diverse patterns to operate between urban, building and material agency. The model of architecture and urbanism speculated here is not one embedded in a blueprint as
Rituals and Walls: The Architecture of Sacred Space
Pier Vittorio Aureli and Maria Shéhérazade Giudici In recent years the idea of sacred space has not been considered a relevant topic in contemporary architecture, a neglect that is even more pronounced in terms of debates about the city. The texts and projects collected together in this book aim to redress this oversight, and re-open a contemporary understanding and discussion of the architecture of sacred space. The book itself is the result of a year-long investigation on the nature of sacred space and its manifestation developed in the AA's Diploma Unit 14. It consists of design proposals that range from a multi-faith school in Strasbourg to the reconstruction of a festival hall in the city of Xian, China; from a Jesuit monastery in Detroit to a women's Islamic centre in Paris. Each proposal is introduced by critical texts that analyse the political and ideological meaning of religious architecture. The book is
Small Architecture / Natural Architecture
Kengo Kuma Translated by Alfred Birnbaum with an introduction by Thomas Daniell This two-volume set of essays by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma offers an overview of his key built works and gives insight into his ideas about architecture. Until now available only in Japanese, this edition comprises a lucid theoretical manifesto for humble, sustainable architecture that is sensitive to materials and to place. Written in the wake of the 2011 tsunami which devastated parts of northern Japan, the essays take on a particular poignancy. Each book features a signature of original drawings produced by Kengo Kuma especially for this English-language release.
Some Reasons for Travelling to Italy
Peter Wilson Italian cities have been points of reference for much of architect Peter Wilson's professional life and the many reasons for visiting the country have long presented themselves as not just the easy list –holidays, food, architecture and culture. The grand tour is the most obvious of tropes for framing these things, but it can also serve as a useful vehicle for a more ingrained understanding into Italy's wider architectural habitat and cultural mythology. This book, which accompanies an exhibition of the same title at the AA School in 2016, appears in the form of a latter-day Baedeker. But rather than a pragmatic itinerary, its content here offers an eclectic and idiosyncratic list of assorted reasons to head south, richly illustrated by Wilson's own drawings and watercolours. Some Reasons for Travelling to Italy refers not only to the pilgrimages of architects from Inigo Jones to Le Corbusier, but also those of the
Space as Membrane
Siegfried Ebeling, Walter Scheiffele and Spyros Papapetros This book includes the full 1926 text by Ebeling, supplemented by critical essays by Walter Scheiffele and Spyros Papapetros with original drawings by Ebeling, as well as a brief biography of the German architect. Translation by Pamela Johnston and Anna Kathryn Schoefert. With essays by Walter Scheiffele and Spyros Papapetros.What if architecture was no longer 3D or 2D, mass or surface, object or space? And what if the architectural environment was envisioned not as an abstract continuum, but as a material envelope that grows organically from the human body, uniting its skin with the periphery of a city, a region or a continent, and even the entire earthly atmosphere? Such a sprawling hypothesis informs the theoretical premise of the 1926 essay 'Space as Membrane', written by former Bauhaus student, architect and cosmological theorist Siegfried Ebeling. Read and praised by Mies van der Rohe, denounced by
The World of Madelon Vriesendorp
This book from AA Publications accompanied the exhibition curated by AACP director Shumon Basar and architect/theorist Stephan Trüby, and designed by Kasia Korczak. The World of Madelon Vriesendorp reveals for the first time a significant, and nearly secret, corpus of work notable for its wild diversity. Though Vriesendorp is best known for her seminal cycle of anthropomorphic architectural paintings, her extensive 'art of generosity' embraces bad taste, pop, 'playground surrealism' and the touching beauty of culture's failed objects. Here, enlightenment emerges from distraction while seriousness must surrender to the non-serious. It includes an introduction by critic and collaborator Charles Jencks, conversations between Vriesendorp and historian Beatriz Colomina and cult novelist Douglas Coupland, a rumination by Hubert Damisch on Freud's London house and Vriesendorp's studio close by, Fenna Haakma Wagenaar on the 'productivity of distraction', a photo-essay by Charlie Koolhaas on her mother's house/studio, and Rem Koolhaas in a frank interview on origins, ambition
Tectonic Acts of Desire & Doubt (Arch. Words 9)
Mark Rakatansky This collection of a number of key essays by the New York-based architect and writer Mark Rakatansky proposes an innovative framework for architecture to enact the complex tectonic dramas of social and culture space. Following its title, the book is arrayed in three sections: Tectonic, Acts of, Desire and Doubt. In each, Rakatansky covers a series of subjects in a writerly voice that varies from the third-person narrative of the scholarly essays to the transcript of an email exchange with fellow academic Sarah Whiting discussing recent books by architect Greg Lynn. Transformational performances of architectural identity are explored in discussions of fabrication, social parametrics, building envelopes, spatial narratives, animation, migrancy, and in illuminating readings into the works of Louis Kahn, Robin Evans, John Coltrane, Giulio Romano and Andrea Palladio.
Projectiles (Arch. Words 6)
Bernard Cache A split between modern and historical realities - whether real, imagined, projected or fantasised - has long configured modern architectural culture. The very construction of this division has proved a durable, near structural, means by which to assert the idea of a properly 'modern' architecture defined in opposition to the past. The writings of Bernard Cache confound exactly this attempt to divide and then distance the contemporary world from its history.
Modernity Unbound (Arch. Words 7)
Other Histories of Architectural Modernity Detlef Mertins These essays elaborate on such key modernist tropes as transparency, glass architecture, organicism, life and event, sameness and difference. Previously published in a variety of different venues, from journals to anthologies - including such noted books as Lars Spuybroek's NOX: Machining Architecture and FOA's Phylogenesis - they are now assembled for the first time in this volume.
The House of Light and Entropy (Arch. Words 11)
Alessandra Ponte Written by landscape historian Alessandra Ponte, this collection of essays begins with an investigation of the American obsession with lawns and then continues to collectively map the aesthetic, scientific and technological production of past and present North American landscapes. These include the American desert as a privileged site of scientific and artistic testing; the faraway projects of electrification of the Canadian North; the transformation of the notion and perception of waste and wasteland during the twentieth century; the photographic medium and its encounters with Native Americans; as well as an introductory essay, 'The Map and the Territory', written specifically for this volume.
Stones Against Diamonds (Arch. Words 12)
Lina Bo Bardi This collection of essays is the first-ever English anthology of her writings. It includes texts written when she was still living in Italy as well as later contributions to a number of Brazilian newspapers, journals and magazines. An acute critic and a creative thinker, Bo Bardi proposes a series of new parameters for design thinking and practice, such as the notions of 'historical present', 'roughness' and 'tolerance to imperfection'. Presented collectively, her texts present a wealth of inspirational thoughts articulated in a refreshingly simple, straightforward fashion.
20/20: Editorial Takes on Architectural Discourse
Kirk Wooller 20/20: Editorial Takes on Architectural Discourse brings together editors from 20 leading contemporary architectural magazines to discuss collectively the role editors play in shaping architectural discourse. Each of the contributors has responded to a set of 20 questions on the multiple conditions under which particular ideas and words enter architectural discourse through publication. The resulting critical positions and observations are as diverse as the magazines from which they originate, and range from the oldest student-edited journal (Perspecta) to a research collective that at the time of writing was on the cusp of being launched ([bracket]). 20/20 is a timely publication that provides today's architectural reader with concise viewpoints from the editors behind the magazines behind architectural culture. With the contribution of Neyran Turan See Preview on issuu
AA Agendas 8: Nine Problems in the Form of a Pavilion
Alan Dempsey and Yusuke Obuchi (eds) From Mies van der Rohe's 1929 Barcelona Pavilion to the Serpentine Gallery's annual summer pavilions designed by architects such as Toyo Ito, Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaas, the production of pavilions has been at the forefront of architectural experimentation. Because of their temporary nature and loose functional requirements, pavilions can be realised as a pure expression of the way in which building materials are manufactured, organised, managed and assembled. People might not automatically categorise pavilions as great works of architecture, but they have nonetheless provided a vital platform for challenging current practice and making it evolve into the future. Created as part of the 2008 tenth anniversary celebrations of the Design Research Laboratory, the AA DRL TEN Pavilion is one of those built projects that push the conventions in architecture and structural engineering as well as the building materials industry. A fullscale construction built by
AA Agendas 12: Drawings that Count
Mary Beard, Noam Andrews, David Edgerton This collection of 60 large drawings produced over five years by AA Diploma 15 addresses the construction of context by architecture for its own very particular purposes. No architectural category is more fickle or more artificial than 'context'. A self-declared 'render-free zone', the unit's interrogations of architecture's seminal sites (antiquity, technology, the future and its proxies) examine the role of figuration and the exclusion of indeterminacy in the always already mediated question of context. Through the quiet business of counting, these line drawings –against the double ascendancy of parametricisation and the glossy rendered perspective– question architecture's ambivalent relations to the artifice it installs between itself and the outside world.
AA Files 70
Tom Weaver (ed.) AA Files 70 features contributions by Joseph Bedford, Jesús Vassallo, Andrew Leach, Jean-Louis Cohen, Susan Holden, Enrique Walker, Richard Rogers, Renzo Piano, Dietrich Neumann, Juergen Schulz, Goswin Schwendinger, Gavin Stamp, Sam Jacob, David Jenkins, Paul Vermeulen, Diego Inglez de Souza, Irina Davidovici, Mark Swenarton, Thomas Weaver, Will McLean, Andrew Higgott, Nicolas Grospierre, Diane Ghirardo and Paul Mason.
AA Files 71
Tom Weaver (ed.) AA Files 71 features essays on Brunelleschi, by Pier Vittorio Aureli, on the Museum Insel Hombroich, by William Firebrace, on Louis Bonnier, possibly the most boring architect in nineteenth-century France, by Andri Gerber, on the relationship between the artist Joseph Beuys, the architect Hans Hollein and the curator Johannes Cladders, by Eva Branscome, and two conversations, the first with Irish-American architect Kevin Roche, and the second with the Japanese architect Hiroshi Hara.
AA Files 72
Tom Weaver (ed.) AA Files 72 features contributions by Davide Spina, Thomas Daniell, Itsuko Hasegawa, Mario Tedeschini-Lalli, Laurent Stalder & Moritz Gleich, Colin Rowe, Daniel Naegele, Irénée Scalbert, Peter St John, Silvia Micheli & Léa-Catherine Szacka, Paulo Berdini, Daniel Sherer, Hubert Damisch, Nicolas Kemper, Thomas Weaver, Alexander Brodsky, Emma Letizia Jones, Henrik Schoenefeldt and Max Moya.
AA Files 73
Tom Weaver (ed.) AA Files 73 features contributions on Patrick Hodgkinson and essays and conversations by Matthew Mullane, Mariana Siracusa, Eva Branscome, Nicholas Olsberg, Mike Dempsey, Helen Thomas, Thomas Weaver, Jonathan Sergison, Alberto Ponis, Timothy Brittain-Catlin, Fabrizio Ballabio & Alessandro Conti, Marrikka Trotter, Hans Frei, Gabriela García de Cortázar, Ida Jager, Alex Schweder & Ward Shelley
AA Files 74
Tom Weaver (ed.) AA Files 74 features essays by Peter Wilson, William Firebrace, Michael Hill, Dietrich Neumann, Dagmar Motycka Weston, Simona Ferrari & Wataru Sawada, Christophe Van Gerrewey, Charles Rice & Kenny Cupers, Tim Benton, Andrew Crompton, Davide Spina, Nicholas de Monchaux and Cynthia Davidson, a personal reminiscence by Joseph Rykwert, a recipe by Chris Behr, and two conversations, the first with Kate Macintosh, the second with Peter Eisenman.
AA Files 75
Tom Weaver (ed.) AA Files 75 features essays by Freya Wigzell, Kristina Jaspers, Claire Zimmerman, Laila Seewang, Roberta Marcaccio, Rebecca Siefert, Shantel Blakely, Francesco Zuddas, Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, Victor Plahte Tschudi, Francisco González de Canales, Ross Anderson, Salomon Frausto, Theo Crosby, Marco Biraghi and Zoë Slutzky, together with a personal reminiscence by Nigel Coates and a conversation between Thomas Daniell and Shin Takamatsu.
AA Files 76
Maria Shéhérazade Giudici (ed.) AA Files 76 is structured as a glossary of terms relevant to contemporary debate in architecture. Each entry has been contributed by a different author, and represents a personal position as much as an attempt to frame the topic in a broader context; the issue therefore maps both a landscape of current concerns, interests, and ambitions, and also an overview of diverse positions and forms of practice. The authors of this glossary are practitioners, academics, students, lawyers, politicians, activists, and their contributions do not only seek to explore the potential of the themes put forward, but also to question the ways in which we can discuss space –as designers, as scholars, as citizens.
AA Files 77
Maria Sheherazade Giudici AA Files is the Architectural Association's journal of record and offers a platform for exchange connecting the research produced by the AA community to a larger architectural debate globally. Organised in a series of thematic sections that emerged from the AA Files Issue 76 Glossary, each 'file' contains two or more contributions that explore a common keyword constructing a dialogue between a heterogeneous set of authors with the aim to reframe architecture as a critical point of entry through which the most urgent social and environmental questions of today can be addressed. In Issue 77, the themes are Body, Care, Economy, Environment, Labour, Project and Resistance. A special feature 'file' on Home gathers ten perspectives on domestic living during lockdown from Mexico City to Teheran, while ARÓ (Allies Against Discrimination and Disparity) writes on four keywords that have beed added to our AA Files Glossary: Afrofuturism, Exile, Third
Alejandro de la Sota
An Architecture of Imperfection Alejandro de la Sota Alejandro de la Sota was born in 1913, and so belongs to the same generation as Jorn Utzon, Denys Lasdun, Aldo van Eyck and Jose Maria Coderch. But it is only in recent years that his work has become known outside Spain. It is an oeuvre of impressive consistency, combining a naked abstraction with a rigorous interest in the character of materials. While Sota clearly drew many lessons from the modern masters –from Mies in particular– he also defined a language with an internal momentum of its own. This publication traces de la Sota's influence on Spain's contemporary culture of architecture through essays and a visual presentation of his most significant projects, including the Maravillas Gymnasium in Madrid and the Civil Government building in Tarragona.
Any Part, Any Form
Radim Peško Any Part, Any Form is a follow-up to London-based graphic designer Radim Peško's Informal Meetings (2010), a collection of photographs made during travels and wanderings to different places. This volume brings back found compositions and situations where seemingly unremarkable encounters between space, architecture and water suggest their own stories.
Architecture on Display
On the History of the Venice Biennale of Architecture Aaron Levy and William Menking Architecture on Display is a research initiative by Aaron Levy and William Menking that consists of interviews with each of the living directors of the Venice Biennale for Architecture. The origins of the architecture biennale are generally traced to the 1970s, when it emerged from under the umbrella of the larger Venice Biennale, which was itself established in 1895. Since then it has become one of the most prestigious forums for architectural discourse today, and has served as a model for a range of international exhibitions. The book explores the biennale through the directors who established its particular discourse, including Vittorio Gregotti, Paolo Portoghesi, Francesco Dal Co, Kurt W Forster, Massimiliano Fuksas, Hans Hollein, Richard Burdett, Deyan Sudjic, Aaron Betsky and Kazuyo Sejima, as well as the current president of the Venice Biennale, Paolo Barrata. These conversations do
Berlin Free University
Gabriel Feld Transgressing the distinct boundaries of architecture and urbanism, Berlin Free University is a unique imagination of what a building might be –a building designed to function as a piece of the city, adapting to the needs of its users while generating opportunities for social interaction. The university offers a window into the politicized and optimistic discourse of the 1960s and 1970s, but it also illuminates contemporary debates around large projects of infrastructure and public space. It is, in the words of Peter Smithson, 'one of the two critical building-events of the second half of this century'. The publication contains specially commissioned photographs, archive material, construction details and plans. The visual survey is completed by essays that describe the building's conception and system of construction, and analyse the reasons for its enduring importance.
When Energy Becomes Form Stefano Rabolli Pansera This book marks the conclusion of the AA School's Beyond Entropy research cluster, and is produced in tandem with an exhibition on show at the AA in May 2011.The theme of the book derives from the urgency with which the idea of energy has been raised in recent years in political, economic and scientific debates. The book charts the efforts of architects to reappropriate this theme and to address the debate in a wider cultural sphere.
Beyond the Minimal
Author: Otto Kapfinger Beyond the Minimal presents four of the most interesting practices in Austria today: Artec, Adolf Krischanitz, PauHof and Riegler-Riewe. Certain qualities of formal reduction are evident in the work of all four architects, but none of them equates minimalism with negation or absence, in the sense that the term has been used in writings on architecture. They have been brought together because of the affinities in their approach –their common interest in materials, structure and the contribution of the building to the larger environment. Each practice is represented by a survey of around a dozen projects, including houses, schools, offices and exhibition pavilions. The survey is complemented by texts that link the work to broader developments in European (particularly Swiss) architecture.
A Guide to the Essential Indifference of American Suburban Housing Jason Griffiths On 18 October 2002 Jason Griffiths and Alex Gino set out to explore the American suburbs. Over 178 days they drove 22,383 miles, made 134 suburban house calls and took 2,593 photographs. In Manifest Destiny, Griffiths reveals the results of this exploration. Structured through 58 short chapters, the anthology offers an architectural pattern book of suburban conditions all focused not on the unique or specific but the placeless. These chapters are complemented by an introduction by Griffiths and an afterword by Swiss architectural historian Martino Stierli.
Double or Nothing: 51N4E
Author: 51N4E 51N4E is a Brussels-based architectural practice led by Johan Anrys, Freek Persyn and Peter Swinnen. Founded in 1998, it has drawn increasing attention and renown through projects for the C-mine cultural centre in Genk, the Groeningemuseum and the TID Tower and Skanderbeg Square both in Tirana, Albania. This book, accompanying an exhibition on the practice at the Architectural Association, features these and 17 other projects alongside essays by Lars Lerup, Dominique Boudet and Stefan Devoldere.
A Design Research Compendium Tom Verebes DRL TEN evaluates the first decade of the AA's acclaimed post-professional masters programme in architecture and urbanism, the Design Research Lab. Since 1997 the programme has championed a project-based and research-driven approach to design, continually reinventing itself across successive design research agendas. The book reflects upon the DRL;s collaborative teaching and learning methods, which have contributed to the wholesale re-formulation of contemporary architectural practice during a decade in which digital communication, information, design and production technologies have gone from being nascent and emerging to being embedded in new forms of networked architectural education and practice. Understanding this (r)evolution is fundamental to the DRL's pursuit of innovation and the role design research plays in contemporary design culture. The structure of this book elaborates on how the programme has evolved the terms of design as a form of research over the last decade, with chapters focusing on the
Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Zak Kyes Joseph Grigely Exhibition Prosthetics by Joseph Grigely explores the artist's use of language and images as a means of representation that further the reach of the real. Grigely uses the term 'exhibition prosthetics' to describe an array of these conventions, particularly (but not exclusively) in relation to exhibition practices. Exhibition Prosthetics is the first in the Bedford Press Editions series of artist's books edited by Zak Kyes. The series will engage with publications as a primary medium of practice, enabling artists to explore the inherent constraints and possibilities of the printed document.
Glass Ramps/Glass Wall
Deviations from the Normative: Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University Bernard Tschumi Tschumi's Alfred Lerner Hall is a turbulent mixture of the conventional and the innovative. Its opaque, masonry-clad wings respond to the traditional materials and massing of the Columbia University campus, while its transparently clad middle develops as a spectacular multitiered system of glass ramps. Designed in collaboration with a team of engineers, including Hugh Dutton, the glass ramps and the glass wall are intersupporting. Together they form a central hub of circulation, an event space that registers the dilation and contraction of structural and social flows. In the words of Jesse Reiser, Alfred Lerner Hall 'signals a crucial turning point in Tschumi's oeuvre. While a legacy of built and unbuilt works beginning with the Manhattan Transcripts prioritized the programmatic as an irreducible condition to architecture, Lerner Hall inverts this logic, foregrounding physicality instead.' Glass Ramps/Glass Wall documents in full the making of
God & Co
François Dallegret Beyond the Bubble François Dallegret, Lauren Stalder, Thomas Weaver God & Co is published to accompany the exhibition of the work of the French Montreal-based artist and architect François Dallegret (1937â) .Dallegret's own life and work denies anything so predictable as a neat synopsis, but in essence his work, beginning in Paris in the late 1950s and early 60s, and later taking in New York and Montreal, absorbs everything from intricate line drawings for a series of astrological vehicles and designs for a number of machines (from those that assist in cooking a meal to others that generate literature) to the 'A Home Is Not a House' collaboration with the critic Reyner Banham; a drugstore/gallery in Montreal; proposals for a new Montreal Palais Metro; designs for chairs, more cars and yet more machines; a film collaborative set up to shoot a western; contributions to the Montreal 67 Expo; engraved bars
In Search of a Forgotten Architect
Lilly Dubowitz Stefan Sebök was a Hungarian-born architect who worked with Walter Gropius in Dessau and Berlin in the late 1920s. The book is the result of the research of Sebök's niece, Lilly Dubowitz, who has meticulously pieced together clues and details of her uncle's life. He went on to work with fellow Hungarian emigré László Moholy-Nagy on his famous Light Prop, and later still moved to the Soviet Union to work with the constructivist architects Ginzburg, the Vesnin brothers and El Lissitzky. In between he carried out numerous projects of his own and found himself central to a key generation of emerging modern architects in Dresden, Berlin and Moscow. The book gives a compelling account of the gradual elucidation of a once forgotten architect. The text is accompanied not only by numerous illustrations of Sebök's design work, but by essays on the Hungarian and Soviet context by historians Eva Forgacs and
James Hoff, Danny Snelson In February 2008, James Hoff delivered a lecture on minor history in Oslo, Norway. His lecture arranged rare publications, ephemeral artworks, and the history of concept in writing and the arts within a dense mesh of anecdotal relations. There was no set agenda or prefigured instructions for the material that would or wouldn't be used. Instead, the lecture responded to hundreds of images and hours of artists' curated video - improvising an anectodal narrative while browsing through digital artifacts. Explring the commingled archive or artwork, publication, and recording, Hoff arguies for the ways in which minor histories function as primary information while secondary information becomes the source material for primary history. Given the nature and content of this improvisational lecture, Danny Snelson mirrored the spoken performance with a coterminous transcription 5,220 miles away in Tokyo, Japan.
Joseph Grigely (ed.) MacLean 705 documents an exhibition in twelve parts, organised by artist Joseph Grigely between November 2011 and December 2012, within MacLean 705, a small office atrium at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Twelve collaborators took part in this incremental exhibition, with each successive contribution, consisting of one work, adding to existing work, thereby unfolding a set of intertextual relations with each new installation.
AA Agendas 9:Making Pavilions
Martin Self , Charles Walker (eds.) Over the past six years the students of the Architectural Association's Intermediate Unit 2 have designed and built a series of experimental pavilions. Structured to follow a year in the life of the unit, this book presents the processes of the pavilions' design and production, from concept ideas to workshop fabrication. Essays by the unit's tutors, Charles Walker and Martin Self, explain the ambitions and pedagogic basis of the programme, rooted in the idea of experiential learning. Through the voices of students, tutors and anonymous critics, both the educational validity of this innovative design-build programme and its architectural output is explored.
William Firebrace Marseille Mix describes the city of Marseille, its culture, buildings, gastronomy, cinematic images, history, planning, language, music, detective stories, criminology. These aspects of the city interrelate and overlap, to create a complex ever shifting image. In seven chapters (in reference to the seven hills surrounding Marseille and the seven seas to the south) the book uses various forms of writing –essay, narrative, description, list, recipe, glossary, conversation– to examine the city and investigate its defining mix.
AA Agendas 11: Mediating Architecture
Theo Lorenz, Peter Staub (eds.) Given today's multitude of demands on the built environment, the role of the architect has extended from being a mere designer and builder to acting as a mediator within a much larger network of expertise. This mediation takes place on multiple levels –within the building industry, between public, clients and designers, and between public, clients and designers, and between the actual design and its environment. To achieve this, the field of work, the tools of design and the representation of architects needs to develop. The architect has to design the design process itself. Mediating Architecture demonstrates the extended role of the architect through the applied work of AA's Diploma Unit 14 within London's Thames Gateway over three consecutive years. A series of essays reflect this methodology from the multi-disciplinary perspectives of architecture, urban design, landscape design and philosophy.
O-14: Projection and Reception
Reiser Umemoto O-14: Projection and Reception explores the groundbreaking exo-skeleton office tower in Dubai by New York-based architects, Reiser Umemoto. This monograph will not only provide exhaustive documentation of O-14's design and construction but delves further into the complex interrelationships this architectural model weaves between technology, expression and politics in the context of the 'nowhere place' of the global city. The book is both an account of a design's realisation and a manifesto, and contains Jesse Reiser's explanatory and theoretical texts on the tower as well as a number of critical essays.
One Million Acres & No Zoning
Lars Lerup Routinely dismissed as 'mere sprawl', the suburban city is the black hole of recent urbanism, absorbing human energy and resources but seldom revealing the principles of its operation. For the past 20 years Lars Lerup has explored Houston as its prototype. In this book he broadly approaches this complex conurbation so as to develop a vocabulary to interpret its urban forms. Loved by its inhabitants, defined by huge potential and difficult problems, Lerup's Houston is a test-case for twenty-first-century urbanism and our understanding of unregulated cities everywhere.
Public Occasion Agency 1–22
Scrap Marshall, Jan Peter Nauta (eds.) POA 1–22 is part of the ongoing archive of activities conducted by the independent event bureau Public Occasion Agency (POA), founded by Jan Nauta and Scrap Marshall at the Architectural Association in 2009. The book is a collection of fragmented documents: previews, photographs, ephemera, reviews, reflections and opinions collated from the first twenty-two POA events. Critical and inquisitive, personal and probing contributions from a variety of authors from across fields and disciplines and with differing agendas here propose a withdrawal from idle commentary and encourage more productive forms of participation.
Architecture in Recent German Photography Michael Mack German photography has led the world in the reassessment of our relationship to the urban and man-made environment. Themes such as the way we move through space, and our alienation from the world around us, are explored by artists including Bernd & Hilla Becher, Gosbert Adler, Laurenz Berges, Mona Breede, Johannes Bruns, Susanne Brügger, Michael Danner, Thomas Demand, Christine Erhard, Andreas Gursky, Matthias Hoch, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff, Heiner Schilling, Matthias Schmidt, Michael Schmidt, Heidi Specker, Petra Wunderlich and Ulrich WÃ¼st. The artists' portfolios are supported by a series of essays that set the work in a theoretical and historical context.
Scavengers & Other Creatures in Promised Lands
Ricardo de Ostos and Nannette Jackowski Is the idea of environment in architecture only ever reducible to 'environmental architecture'? For AA unit masters Ricardo de Ostos and Nannette Jackowski the answer is a resolute no. Instead they offer an alternative reading of 'environment', in which the brutal and lyrical are juxtaposed through visually compelling narratives of architecture. Illustrating their approach, this book presents ten years of student projects, all prompted by the unit's visits to extreme geographic contexts –from the rainforests of Brazil to the quarries of northern India. With additional photographic documentation and conversations with Lebbeus Woods, Geoff Manaugh and Peter Cook, Scavengers & Other Creatures in Promised Lands explores the gripping power of myth and fiction as radical narratives for imagining the near future of cities and forests.
Shadowed: Victor Burgin
Victor Burgin Victor Burgin has made remarkable contributions as an artist and cultural theorist for more than three decades. His writings on general issues such as photographic, psychoanalytic and cultural theory are noted for their lucidity, compactness and reason. In contrast, the photographs and videos that Burgin creates as an image-maker are richly paradoxical and constitute an inquiry into the structure of meaning in contemporary society. Shadowed continues Burgin's preoccupation, in writings and video installations, with the intrication of physical and psychical space -- and in particular the haunting of the built environment by history, memory and fantasy. The book contains texts by Victor Burgin and Anthony Vidler as well as colour reproductions of seven of Burgin's recent video works.
Selected Essays of Dennis Sharp Dennis Sharp To commemorate the life and work of Dennis Sharp (1933–2010), Sharp Words collates together a variety of essays that touch upon each of his architectural fascinations –among them, glass architecture, picture palaces, masters of concrete and English modernism. Punctuating these texts are a number of editorials from his days as editor of AAQ, which graphically as much as intellectually offer emblems of his time at the AA.
Ideas to Change British Architecture Alastair Donald, Sarah Handelman Venice Takeaway: Ideas to Change British Architecture brings together the research of ten architectural teams exhibiting in the British Pavilion at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale. Charting a course that takes in Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Russia, Thailand and the USA, the catalogue presents images and essays by the teams who travelled the world to seek imaginative responses to universal issues and explore the common ground of architecture. In addition, the book features texts by Patrik Schumacher, the show's curators Vanessa Norwood and Vicky Richardson and a foreword by Brett Steele.
Ahali: An Anthology for Setting a Setting
Can Altay (ed.) Ahali: An Anthology for Setting a Setting is a collection of selected articles from current and previous contributions to Ahali, a journal by artist Can Altay. 'Ahali' in Turkish refers to a community defined through contingency without a defined or expressed commonality other than being together. The contents of each issue of the journal are composed of invited contributions. Titles include: Support, Control and Letting Go; Model making for the Socio-spatio-economic-political/On Propositions and Implementation; Co-habitation and Parasitical Practice; Locatedness (and Education?); Recycling and Reconfiguration/Sustainable Excess; Community and Contingency; Forecasting Broken Pasts; and Becoming Globe. With contributions of: Agency, Bik Van der Pol, Celine Condorelli, Claire Doherty, Chris Evans, Luca Frei, Nils Norman, Paul O'Neill and others.
Amale Andraos Abstract is the yearly publication of student work and research from Columbia GSAPP. Produced through the Office ofÂ the Dean Amale Andraos, the archive contains documentation of exceptional projects selected by faculty at theÂ conclusion of each semester.
Towers in the city
Berlin Alexanderplatz Hans Kollhoff and Kyle Dugdale The book examines the tower as the architectural expression of a long-term commitment to the city. The conclusion is that development must be driven not only by property value and architectural ingenuity but also by respect for collective memory and common humanity. The book argues that these public commitments find architectural expression in a radically different tectonic to that of contemporary patterns of development. The volume presents a series of prompts, provocations, and projects to address the challenge of designing a tower that can be understood as a monolithic whole, even if assembled from discrete parts. From the introduction by Hans Kollhoff and Kyle Dugdale: The European skyscraper is not simply an extrusion of the site, driven by property value, but rather a vertical extension off the earth._At the heart of this studio is the contention that the European high-rise tower is imbued with public responsibility,
Amale Andraos Abstract is the yearly publication of work and research from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). Produced through the Office of the Dean Amale Andraos, the archive of student work contains documentation of exceptional projects, selected by faculty at the conclusion of each semester. Abstract 2018 extends a familiar narrative: multiple, interspersed covers and wire-o-binding allow readers to choose their own sequence and a sticker sheet encourages further customization. Beyond the cover, student work continues to populate spreads with ample breathing room. But the visuals are now supplemented with concise descriptions, ideas, and questions. The ever-evolving relationship between the School's print and digital worlds is the focus of a new section of yellow half-page inserts, which preserve a selection of other-wise fleeting social media moments in print: hashtag-worthy quotes, studding #GSAPPtravels posts, and even a selfie of Dean Amale Andraos and Ai Weiwei.
Next Generation Tourism
Touching the Ground Lightly- Edward P. Bass Visiting Distinguished Architecture Fellowship #14. John Spence, Henry Squire, Patrick Bellew The book features current sustainability and material research and design for innovative strategies centered around ecology, sustainability, and the rise of future tourism models on the resort island of Gili Meno, Indonesia. It focuses on sustainability of materials, climate issues, and development in fragile island areas where exploitation of resources are being monitored for future development. It is said that our actions impact the environment seven generations into the future. In fact the growing concern about the global impact of tourism and the associated waste produced by leisure industries is outdated. This Yale graduate advanced architecture studio analyzed the current ecological conditions, indigenous architecture styles, and resort culture of Gili Meno, a tiny remote island off the coast of Lombok, Indonesia, to generate next-generation models of tourism. We've also seen a huge rise in awareness of
Within or Without
Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professors 09 Florencia Pita, Jackilin Bloom, Omar Gandhi, Scott Ruff Scott Ruff's studio, "Gullah/Geechee Institute," investigated architecture's role as a cultural signifier in the African-American Gullah-Geechee community off the South Carolina coast. It challenged students to translate cultural ideas into tectonic and spatial strategies for a monument, museum, and memorial that serves as a gateway to the Gullah-Geechee corridor, incorporating public interpretive and historical programs. In Florencia Pita and Jackilin Bloom's studio, "Easy Office," students experimented with ways of generating new spatial, formal, material, and narrative ideas through the processes of collecting, collaging, and casting everyday objects. The studio considered notions of the creative office and the workplace based on the unexpected space, form, and materiality that emerged from these processes. Students in Omar Gandhiâ's studio, "Where the Wild Things Are" designed a campus of creatures for Rabbit Snare Gorge on the north coast of Cape Breton Island. They focused
Rachel Tsai, Abraham Mora-Valle, Brian Orser, Claire Hicks Each volume is a snapshot of evolving architectural and graphic design trends. The book demarcates events such as lectures, publication releases, and outstanding circumstances that have uniquely impacted the academic, social, and political environment at the school. Volume 43 covers the activities of the Yale School of Architecture 2019-20 academic year.
Natalie Broton, Ives Brown, Colin Chudyk, Sze Wai Justin Kong Retrospecta catalogs activity at the Yale School of Architecture. Each volume is a snapshot of evolving architectural and graphic design trends. The book demarcates events such as lectures, publication releases, and outstanding circumstances that have uniquely impacted the academic, social, and political environment at the school. Volume 42 covers the activities of the Yale School of Architecture 2018-2019 academic year.
The Diamonds of American Cities
Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellowship #13 Janet Marie Smith, Alan Plattus, Andrei Harwell This book features the advanced studio at Yale School of Architecture to develop concepts for both minor and major league baseball stadiums in cities. The Diamonds of American Cities presents the work of Edward P. Bass Visiting Distinguished Architecture Fellow Janet Marie Smith, vice president of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Alan Plattus and Andrei Harwell, Yale faculty members, with students of the School of Architecture. The challenge was to analyze ballparks and their urban ramifications in a two-phased project, one each for a minor and a major league team. The students formed four groups and developed proposals for the Pawtucket Red Sox on different New England sites. Critical analysis of the development opportunities for a large-scale sports facility and the consequences on a medium-size city drove the presentations to the Pawtucket team management and informed its move
Harlem: Mart 125
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.
Paranoazinho: City Making Beyond Brasilia
Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellowship #11 Rafael 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.
A Sustainable Bodega/Hotel in Rioja
Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellowship 10 John Spence, Andy Bow, 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
The Marine Etablissement
New Terrain for Central Amsterdam Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellowship 09 Isaäc Kalisvaart, Alexander Garvin, Kevin D. Gray, Andrei Harwell 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,
Social Infrastructure: New York
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.
Mixed-Use and Super-Dense- 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.
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
Against the Grain
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 clich's 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
Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship 06 Joe Day, Tom Wiscombe, Adib Cúre, Carie Penabad Cultural Cues is the sixth book that features the work of the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship, an endowed chairmanship to bring young innovators in architectural design to the Yale School of Architecture. This book includes the advanced studio research of Joe Day of Deegan Day Design in “NOWplex,” Tom Wiscombe of Tom Wiscombe Architecture in “The Broad Redux,” and Adib Cúre and Carie Penabad of Cúre & Penabad in “Havana. Housing in the Historic City Center.” Sited in Los Angeles and Havana, these studio projects explore contemporary interpretations of the implications of cinema, the museum, and the house taking cues from their complex cultural and urban context. Along with the student work, interviews with the architects about the work of their professional offices, and essays framing the Yale studios are combined with insight into the
Renewing Architectural Typologies
Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship 05 Makram el Kadi, Ziad Jamaleddine, Tom Coward, Daisy Froud, Vincent Lacovara, Geoff Shearcroft, Hernan Diaz Alonso This is the fifth book documenting the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship featuring the work of young architect-practitioners teaching in the advanced studios at Yale. The studios each explore new typologies and include the themes, “Once Upon A House,” taught by Hernan Diaz Alonzo of the L.A. based architectural practice Xefirotarch, which examined the relationship of types versus species, where type is viewed as “categories of standardization, then species are malleable entities in constant metamorphosis.” The brief called for a house to occupy a site in three acts by employing a cellular spatial logic. In subverting the typology of the house, the studio presents radical possibilities of inhabitation. In the “Expanded Mosque,” taught by Makram El Kadi and Ziad Jamaleddine of the New York and Beirut-based architectural practice L.E.F.T. the students critiqued architecturally both an
Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship 04 Francisco Waltersdorfer, David Yang, Nina Rappaport This book features the advanced studios of Chris Perry, Eric Bunge and Mimi Hoang, and Liza Fior with Katherine Clarke assisted by Andrei Harwell. The research and projects grapple with the issues of how to insert new pieces of architecture both as infrastructural and individual cultural buildings, into sites where existing physical and social issues are at conflict. The design solutions in each case —Cern headquarters in Geneva, the Périphérique of Paris, and the London 2012 Olympic site— unify the urban design and piece together the sites as bits of urban acupuncture creating new amenities and resources for the future. The book includes interviews with the architects about the work of their professional offices and essays on the themes of their advanced studios.
Nina Rappaport This book features the advanced studios of Jeanne Gang in "Assembly as Medium," Sunil Bald in "Institution Dissolution," and Marc Tsurumaki in "Amphibious Tactics." It includes interviews, essays, and the work of the architects along with their Yale School of Architecture studio projects.
Urban Intersections: Säo Paulo
Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellowship 06 Nina Rappaport, Noah Biklen, Eliza Higgins Urban Intersections: Sao Paolo documents the collaboration of Edward P. Bass Fellow Katherine Farley, senior managing director of the international real estate developer Tishman-Speyer and Yale adjunct professor Deborah Berke, assisted by Noah Biklen, at the Yale School of Architecture. The book features ways to examine the process of urban design and development in Sao Paolo, Brazil, a rapidly growing global mega-city, with all its attendant vitality and contradictions. The work engages both the development issues of schedule, phasing, risk, sustainability, value, and density along with the architectural issues of scale, formal clarity, envelope articulation, use of color and texture, and the relationship of building to landscape. An essay by Victoria Grossman analyzes and critiques development in Sao Paolo.
Learning in Las Vegas
Brook Denison Developer Charles Atwood and architect David M. Schwarz with Yale students designed pedestrian-friendly urban design projects in Las Vegas. In context with the original 1968 Yale Las Vegas Studio, Atwood and Schwarz asked students to learn from other cities how to combat Las Vegasâs lack of street-oriented urbanism.
Bishopsgate Good Yards (Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellowship) Andrei Harwell Nick Johnson, of Urban Splash in Manchester, England and Kahn Visiting Assistant Professors Sean Griffiths, Charles Holland, and Sam Jacob,Â worked withÂ Yale students to investigate alternative possibilities for development of the derelict Bishopsgate Goods Yard in East London.
The Human City
Kings Cross George Knight This book focuses on architect Demetri Porphyrios and developer Roger Madelin projects that highlight dialogues between historic buildings and new districts to create city centers in a master plan for Kings Cross London with the Yale School of Architecture.
Future Proofing 02
Stuart Lipton, Richard Rogers, Chris Wise and Malcolm Smith Carlo Aiello Stuart Lipton of Stanhope; architect and Davenport Visiting Professors Lord Richard Rogers; Chris Wise of Expedition Engineering; and Malcolm Smith of Arup. The studio offered the students the opportunity to build a contemporary urban environment in Stratford City in East London, the site of the 2012 Olympics, as a new community around a new transit hub.
Poetry, Property, and Place, 01
Nina Rappaport Stefan Behnisch / Gerald Hines Architect Stefan Behnisch and developer Gerald Hines in a Yale advanced studio, had students design projects to transform Garibaldi Repubblica, a neglected site in central Milan, into a vital urban place.
Cornell Journal of Architecture 11
Fear Val Warke Anthropologists tell us that fear is an innate trait among most primate species, a principal aspect of learning-to-survive. At the same time, most of us primates seem equally adept at learning new fears, fears that are perhaps irrational and non- productive, and frequently enflamed by manipulative parties among our own species. Oddly, despite our theme, this may prove to be the most optimistic Cornell Journal of all. An awareness of fear has been known to inspire invention, imagination, and substantial change. Is the opposite of fearful —fearlessness perhaps?— a form of belligerence or ignorance, or is it found in determination or courage? —or is it perhaps a type of calm?— or of knowledge? Herein are some attempts at dispelling some of these fears
Jacob Taylor Soley, Jingxin Yang ASSOCIATION/11 is a student-designed and edited publication that gathers work from students, faculty, staff, and alumni across Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning [AAP] in a single volume. 15 Years. 724 Projects. 11 Volumes. Since 2005, we the students of Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art & Planning have brought to you ASSOCIATION — the culmination of the voice of the student body. Once again, with the release of this publication, we invite you to view the work of the multi-talented, individual, and endlessly brilliant students, faculty, and alumni of this college. In 11, we observe the idea of parallel. We are all familiar with parallel lines: two or more lines in a plane that do not intersect or touch each other at any point. Parallel subjects can also be equidistant, similar, analogous, or also interdependent in tendency or development. For us at ASSOCIATION, parallel is
The Cornell Journal of Architecture 10
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
The Cornell Journal of Architecture 9
Mathematics: From the Idea to the Uncertain. Exploring the dynamic and non-linear relationship between mathematics and architecture Cornell AAP While mathematics in architecture has historically referenced notions of order, proportion, and ideal form, the discipline of mathematics itself has shifted to encompass uncertainty, incompleteness, relativity, and chaos towards a situation in which truth itself is elusive. This move stems in part from an engagement with real phenomena, in which natural systems were shown to behave non-linearly and unpredictably. In architecture, while computational developments enabling dynamic and variable modeling have been subsumed into our culture of design and production, a new kind of idealism has emerged. Formally prolific and inherently multiplicitous, this book proposes algorithmic truth and statistical outcomes over predetermined objectives; it signifies a retreat away from reality and back towards abstraction and simulation in the smooth space of possibility. Meanwhile, the consequences of uncertainty have pervaded our culture to its core.
The Cornell Journal of Architecture 8
RE Cornell AAP An essential collection of illustrated texts regarding the reiterative in architecture and design today. This issue of the Cornell Journal of Architecture is about the now, the new, and the next in architecture, while simultaneously acknowledging that every possible future is intrinsically linked to the existent, to the present and its attendant past. At the heart of issue 8: RE is the understanding that the creative act itself is reiterative; that in rethinking, recombining, reshuffling, recycling, and reimagining aspects of the world around us, we produce work that both belongs to the current moment and establishes new future trajectories. The texts reflect the interconnected strands of technology, history, theory, and intuition that necessarily reinforce each other in architectural education and practice today: issues of reuse and recycling; of feedback loops and regression; of dialogue, criticism, and correspondence; and of the role that changing technologies have in restructuring the way we
eVolo Skyscrapers 2
150 New Projects Redefine Building High Carlo Aiello This publication is the follow-up to the highly acclaimed book eVolo Skyscrapers. 150 new skyscrapers submitted to the eVolo Skyscraper Competition are categorized and examined. These super-tall structures take into consideration the advances in technology, the exploration of sustainable systems, and the establishment of new urban and architectural methods to solve economic, social, and cultural problems of the contemporary city; including the scarcity of natural resources and infrastructure and the exponential increase of inhabitants, pollution, economic division, and unplanned urban sprawl.
eVolo Skyscrapers 3
Visionary Architecture and Urban Design 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.
Paradigms in Computing
Making, Machines, and Models for Design Agency in Architecture David Jason Gerber, Â Mariana Ibañez Paradigms in Computing: Making, Machines, and Models for Design Agency in Architecture brings together critical, theoretical, and practical research and design that illustrates the plurality of computing approaches within the broad spectrum of design and mediated practices. It is an interrogation of our primary field of architecture through the lens of computing, and yet one that realizes a productive expanding of our definition and boundaries. It is a compilation that purposefully promotes architectures disciplinary reach and incorporations beyond the design and construction of buildings and cities. The book offers a glimpse into the wide range of positions and experiences that are shaping practice and discourse today. The work included in Paradigms in Computing is evidence that models for enquiry are many and proliferating. As digitalization and computation continue to infuse our processes with new tools and new
The Blindspot Initiative
Design Resistance and Alternative Modes of Practice José Sanchez This book documents the professional work of twenty-one design practices that are expanding their respective fields and hybridizing traditional design outputs through the intersection of other disciplines. By blurring the boundaries between fields, design innovation can become more aware of the systemic interdependencies that often live in our current disciplinary blind spots. From the critique of competitions, The Blindspot Initiative attempts to create an alternative loop between design and resources, one in which the propagation and documentation of new knowledge developed in design research can economically sustain its production, generating a positive feedback loop between innovation and knowledge propagation. Texts by Jenny Wu, Jason Kelly Johnson, David Gerber, Mustafa El-Sayed, and Kate Davies, introduce the designers by offering alternative perspectives on the contributions of the field of robotics, software, film, product design and prototype thinking, to the practice of architecture.
Hyperlocalization of Architecture
Contemporary Sustainable Archetypes Andrew Michler The evolution of contemporary environmental architecture has outstripped simple labels. A deeper pattern is emerging where the most innovative buildings are a response to place. They resolve the complex intertwining of the site, people and environment, providing a provocative observation of the future of architecture. By starting with the site these projects maximize the natural and cultural resources available and are humancentric. They challenge orthodoxy but draw deeply from the culture they serve.
Victor J. Jones Often portrayed as a confluence of cars and movies, this book traces another course to uncover Los Angeles' primal sources of creation - land and opportunity. Within the endless sprawl there reside flurries of uncodified spatial configurations that no high-definition map or satellite image can accurately capture nor present. (IN)formal LA explores a range of unique spatial practices and pedagogies through the lens of politics in Los Angeles. While this book articulates growing skepticism in current design discourse and education, it also provides a spatial awareness that is culturally rooted, socially responsive and vitally connected to the city. Composed of essays, photos, projects and interviews, (IN)formal LA embraces the quirky, celebrates the wide and embellishes the close range to expose the complex social organizations within this contemporary urban network. (IN)formal LA serves as both a textbook for classes in art and architecture, urban design, planning and theory in
NESS. On Architecture, Life, and Urban Culture 3
Issue 3/ What's an object? Florencia Rodriguez, Pablo Gerson, Isabella Moretti, Renee Carmichael, Magdalena Tagliabue, Lisa Naudin, Santiago Bogani In the Browser section, cultural player Agustin Schang interviews Matevž Čelik Vidmar, founder of the Future Architecture Platform; Berlin-based artist Sarah Entwistle shares personal musings in working with her grandfather’s archive; Brazilian architect Carla Juaçaba talks about the lightness, transparency, and openness in her work; and New York-based design studio Stephen Burks Man Made takes us through its portfolio whilst visiting different artisanal cultures. In The Dossier, where the issue takes its title, Timothy Morton talks about the present with Florencia Rodriguez, Martin Cobas rifles through Lina Bo Bardi’s cabinets, Isabella Moretti details the debates triggered by two models, Penelope Dean brings tables to the foreground, Ludovico Centis collects relics from his travels, curators from the Canadian Centre for Architecture reframe two archival objects. Also, we ask Jayne Kelley, Laura González Fierro, and the Estévez Ickx family to embody one building; the NESS editorial team redraws single projects. Documents features architecture offices Productora (Mexico) and MOS (United States) in depth, providing full documentations, and critical analysis on a
Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas Florencia Rodriguez, Mercedes Peralta, Jeannette Sordi The second issue of our monographic series reflects on the project of Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas, lead by Charles Waldheim and the Office for Urbanization at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Curated together with Mercedes Peralta and Jeannette Sordi, NESS.docs 2 explores the potentials for landscape as a medium for urban intervention in the specific contexts of Latin-American cities. More than twenty Latin American practices are shown and grouped in five different themes: Biological Environments, Resilient Grounds, Performative Systems, Revealed Protocols, and Assembled Natures. Finally, a conversation between Charles Waldheim, Florencia Rodriguez, and Luis Callejas deepens the discussion of our academic curricula, drawing as representation, political spaces, and the general sensitivity around landscape. With Contributions of Ana Elvira Vélez Villa & Lorenzo Castro Jaramillo / Ana María Durán Calisto / Beals Lyon Arquitectos / Bulla / Camilo Restrepo / CAPA /
NESS. On Architecture, Life and Urban Culture 2
Issue 2/ Mad World Pictures Lots of Architecture Publishers introduces NESS: a magazine on Architecture, Life, and Urban Culture. NESS is a printed publication about architecture, life, and urban culture. We are in continuous dialogue with provocative designers and thinkers to expand and diversify our conversations and to be open to new visions and ideas. It is divided into Browser, The Dossier, and Documents NESS 2 focuses on planetary representations: MAD WORLD PICTURES. In our second issue's Browser we visit design studio LaFeliz, Luis Úrculo's landscapes, and the research enterprise of Feminist Architecture Collaborative. Picking up on the question "What are the limits to the possible?" posed by Jean-Luc Nancy, The Dossier places the issue of planetary representations at center: Richard Saul Wurman recounts maps as a tool for understanding; Alexandra Arènes and Bruno Latour develop new cartographies of The Earth; Giuliana Bruno defines 'tender mapping; the exhibition Walls of Air drafts
NESS. On Architecture, Life, and Urban Culture 1
Issue 1/ Between Cozy History & Homey Technics Lots of Architecture Publishers introduces NESS: a magazine on Architecture, Life, and Urban Culture. For the Spring 2018 issue, NESS warms up with a selection of the nine installations that rocked 2017 and further browses through the work of Eleni Petaloti & Leonidas Trampoukis, whose sibling practices—LOT and objects of common interest—shift from one scale to another with subtle sophistication. Plus, Berlin-based architect Lena Wimmer presents her utmost experimental projects. Next, NESS headed to Detroit and dedicates a 38-page survey to draw a portrait of the city through their own curious and questioning lenses. The editors went to the Planning and Development Department and talked to authorities, designers, architects, community representatives, and developers shaping the former Motor-City. In the Dossier section, “Between Cozy History and Homey Technics”, architects, critics, and thinkers were asked to provocatively discuss the intellectual and pragmatic set of tools at
Issue 1/ Hashim Sarkis Studios 1998 - 2017 Florencia Rodriguez, Pablo Gerson, Stan Allen, Angelo Bucci, Kenneth Frampton, Fabrizio Gallanti, Gabriel Kozlowski, José Mayoral, Luca Molinari, Hashim Sarkis, Nader Tehrani & Felipe Vera. NESS.docs on Hashim Sarkis Studios has two parts: Projects and Dialogues. The first section includes enticing visual documentation on HSS’s projects (Balloon Landing Park, Housing for the Fishermen, Daily Mosque, Town Hall & Park, Float Pavilion, Watermelon Landscape, and Courtowers) complemented by critical remarks by Nader Tehrani and Sarkis. In the Dialogues section issues an interview to Sarkis by editors, Florencia Rodriguez and José Mayoral, a conversation between Angelo Bucci and Sarkis, and a discussion between Stan Allen, Kenneth Frampton, and Sarkis. Architecture simultaneously responds to two parallel and seemingly contrasting inputs. First, to the internal concerns of the architect who seeks to react to his own intellectual, emotional or social preoccupations through built work. In some cases, that internal
This is not a Wall
Collected Short Stories on CODA’s Party Wall at MoMA PS1 Caroline O’Donnell and Steven Chodoriwsky This Is Not A Wall is conceived as an epic of one architectural entity’s lifespan, depicted through a unique collection of illustrated short stories. The entity in question is the temporary pavilion Party Wall, designed by CODA as the winning entry of the 2013 Young Architects Program organized by MoMA PS1. This Is Not A Wall recounts Party Wall’s complete 9-month lifespan, from its initial nomination in November 2012, through its design-build process, to its dismantling at summer’s end in September 2013. The central intention of the collection is to chronicle Party Wall’s unique contextual environment, and elucidate upon its role as a mediator of complex relationships amid the individuals, institutions, and companies to which it owes its existence. This Is Not A Wall also works to frame Party Wall in a larger contemporary discourse. Concerns include: architecture
eVolo 01 (Fall 2009)
Housing for the 21st Century Carlo Aiello eVolo is an architecture and design journal (based in New York City) published twice-yearly focused on technology advances, sustainability, and innovative design for the 21st century. Our objective is to promote and discuss the most innovative ideas generated around the world. It is a medium to explore the reality and future of architecture and design with up-to-date news, events, and projects. eVolo is a work in progress with a clear mission, but no other rules. We have in mind a desire to examine the relationship between architecture and the natural world, architecture and the community, architecture and urban living; but this is an open investigation, welcoming all questions with a willingness to entertain any and all possible answers. Housing for the twenty-first century is what we have chosen, and have made it a collaboration between thinkers from diverse fields attempting to understand our current habitation
Nina Rappaport Retrospecta is the annual journal of student work at the Yale School of Architecture.Â 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.
eVolo 02 (Spring 2010)
Skyscrapers of the Future Carlo Aiello It has been a tremendous satisfaction to compile this book about the past, present, and future of the skyscraper. No other architectural genre captures our imagination and reflects our cultural and technological achievements like these towers that pierce the sky. We start off with the history and evolution of building high, from the Egyptian pyramids, Gothic cathedrals, and first American skyscrapers to the contemporary reality in Asia and the Middle East. We present two fascinating interviews, the first one with Carol Willis, the founder and director of the Skyscraper Museum in New York City, who explains the true genetics and economics behind the birth and future of the skyscraper. The second one with Italian artist, Giacomo Costa, who shares his vision about the relationship between the natural environment, human activity, and supernatural reality with provocative images of an apocalyptic urban future. Javier Quintana exposes the time
Nicole Doan, Javier Perez, Michael Gasper, Limy Fabiana Rocha Retrospecta catalogs activity at the Yale School of Architecture. Each volume is a snapshot of evolving architectural and graphic design trends. The book demarcates events such as lectures, publication releases, and outstanding circumstances that have uniquely impacted the academic, social, and political environment at the school. Concurrently, Retrospecta 41 can be construed as a prospective glance, not only by future students and faculty, but also by the community at large. As we look ahead to the rising student activism, minority impact, and female voice which undoubtedly marked this academic year, we hope these shifts continue to evolve at YSoA.
eVolo 03 (Fall/Winter 2010)
Cities of Tomorrow Carlo Aiello How do we imagine the cities of tomorrow? This is one of the most difficult questions that architects, designers, and urban planners need to answer in a time where more than half of the world s population lives in urban settlements a mere century ago only ten percent did. In this book we examine innovative urban proposals that will transform the way we live; projects that preserve the natural landscape with integral architecture and urbanism with deep connections to site, culture, and environment. These are concepts of hybrid urbanism that offer a juxtaposition of programs to live, work, and play for a hyper-mobile population. Projects by: Arup Biomimetics, AS/D, BIG Bjarke Ingels Group, LAVA Laboratory for Visionary Architecture, MAD Architects, Matter Management, MONAD Studio, NH Architecture, Rag Urbanism, Rojkind Arquitectos, SOFTlab, Ted Givens, Terreform One, Trahan Architects, UNStudio, Vincent Callebaut Will Alsop, WOHA Studio. Plus: 2010 Skyscraper
Leo Stevens This book follows the research and design work of three studios of Ali Rahim of Contemporary Architecture Practice, Christopher Sharples, and William Sharples of SHoP Architects. The three studios are united by a focus on the future of mile-high design. Ali Rahim and his students push the boundaries of emergent digital techniques to generate an intelligent design for a high-rise in Dubai. Christopher Sharples asks his studio to redefine the concept of air travel and generate a hybrid airport of the future in New Delhi, India. William Sharples sets the architectural framework for space tourism by researching the commercial spaceport as an urban gateway and catalyst for re-forming the city.
eVolo 04 (Summer 2012)
Re-imagining the Contemporary Museum, Exhibition and Performance Space: Cultural Architecture Ahead of Our Time Carlo Aiello The architecture for performance and exhibition, being museums, galleries, music halls, pavilions, etc., has been in the leading edge of architectural innovation throughout the history and evolution of the discipline. Architects and designers experiment on new aesthetics, concepts, and ideas with projects that tend to have a flexible program and a large budget. In many cases, the main requirement of such structures is not only to accommodate a specific program but also to inspire the imagination of its users and challenge the current state of architectural design. Some examples, such as the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao by Frank Gehry or the Sydney Opera House by Jorn Utzon are considered design masterpieces of the 20th Century. Gehry s Museum transformed the city of Bilbao from a small industrial Spanish city into a world destination, while Utzon s Opera
Nina Rappaport This book presents the work and the advanced studios of Gregg Pasquarelli in "Versioning 6.0," Galia Solomonoff in âBrooklyn Civic Space, and Mario Gooden in Global Typologies. It features interviews and the work of the architects along with their studio projects.
Digital And Parametric Architecture Carlo Aiello Digital & Parametric Architecture explores the development of the latest digital tools including advance-modeling software and computer aided design in the production of architecture. It is a journey through the most fascinating projects, digitally designed and fabricated, during the second decade of the 21st century. The book highlights the use of these technologies to explore tectonic operations such as sectioning, folding, contouring, and tessellating. Â A wide variety of projects that range in scale and location offer an insight into the architecture of the future.
A Paradox ? Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen with Carson Chan and David Andrew Tasman As the title of the book suggests, the ambition to exhibit architecture entails always a paradox: 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; indeed, what do we exactly exhibit when we exhibit architecture: should we be satisfied to exhibit photographs of buildings and sites, or should be aim to put whole buildings or, if that is not possible, fragments and models of them on display? Exhibiting Architecture: A Paradox? brings together, in print form, the lectures, paper presentations, and panel discussions that took place at the eponymous symposium at the Yale School of Architecture in Fall 2013. Contributors include Barry Bergdoll, Mari Lending, Wallis
Carlo Aiello Established in 2006, the eVolo Skyscraper Competition has become the world's most prestigious award for high-rise architecture. Over the last six years, an international panel of renowned architects, engineers, and city planners have reviewed more than 4,000 projects submitted from 168 countries around the world. This book is the compilation of 300 outstanding projects selected for their innovative concepts that challenge the way we understand architecture and their relationship with the natural and built environments. The projects have been organized in six chapters: The first chapter, "Technological Advances," is an investigation on the use of digital tools and computing fabrication. "Ecological Urbanism" explores sustainable systems. Projects that analyze the reconfiguration of existing cities and the colonization of new environments, such as underwater cities and floating habitats, are part of "New Frontiers." The improvement of our way of living is the topic of the fourth chapter, "Social Solutions." A more experimental
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.
eVolo 5 Architecture Xenoculture
Juan Azulay Architecture Xenoculture is the problematization of work produced by embracing the proliferation of this mist of fear. It argues for the harnessing of this aesthetic of fear towards a yet-to-be determined end intensifying its practice towards new thresholds, those that unleash the potential of the alien in the world beyond the limited imaginary we have become anesthetized to, conjuring insecure material and behavioral manifestations of the xeno-gene and its ability to adapt, mutate, survive and fight.
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.
Analytic Models in Architecture
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.
Composites, Surfaces, and Software
High Performance Architecture By showcasing the intersection between technology, aesthetics, and function, this book offers a multidisciplinary approach to cutting-edge performative technology. In a Yale studio led by Lynn and Gage, students designed a boatbuilding facility using intelligence gleaned from the competitive sailing industry. These projects along with work and essays by Gage and Lynn, Frank Gehry, Lise Anne Couture, Chris Bangle, and others demonstrate how shared materials, tools, and techniques strengthen the fields of automotive and aeronautic design, boatbuilding and architecture, ultimately exhibiting the high-tech cross-pollination of form and material across industries.
Cathryn Garcia-Menocal, Wesley Michael Hiatt, Laura E. Meade, Maggie Tsang 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. Â 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. Â The journal is edited by students and published by the school.
Dov Feinmesser, Anthony Gagliardi As a set, the volumes of Retrospecta catalog decades of activity at the Yale School of Architecture. Standing alone, each volume is a snapshot of evolving architectural and graphic design trends. Retrospecta 37 takes progress as its theme, and attempts to mark more than the passage of another year. This volume is organized to record our ongoing growth as a student body, as a class, and as individuals. This growth builds on our collective traditions the lecture series and its celebrated receptions, the roster of returning and visiting critics and courses and charts new ground through our development as designers among a community of scholars. In this Retrospecta, academic work is interspersed with moments that embody the culture and camaraderie of the school. For the first time, mid-term documentation is included for many student projects to show progress on a more intimate scale, giving a glimpse of
The Mexican Social Housing (SP ED.)
Promises Revisited 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
The Mexican Social Housing (ENG. ED.)
Promises Revisited 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
Amale Andraos, Jesse Seegers Abstract is the yearly publication of work and research from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation. Produced through the Office of the Dean Amale Andraos, the archive of student work contains documentation of exceptional projects, selected by faculty at the conclusion of each semester. The 2017 edition includes the applied research of the school’s laboratories and projects from design studios taught by Eric Bunge and Mimi Hoang, Kersten Geers, Juan Herreros, Steven Holl, Andres Jaque, Momoyo Kaijima and Yoshiharu Tsukumoto, and Laura Kurgan, Jing Liu, LOT-EK, Reinhold Martin, Umberto Napolitano, Kate Orff, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Rural Urban Framework, Hilary Sample, Bernard Tschumi, and Enrique Walker and many others. This volume is conceived as both an organizational model for the school and a testament to the global distribution of the work included within.
Amale Andraos, Jesse Seegers Abstract is the yearly publication of work and research from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). Produced through the Office of the Dean Amale Andraos, the archive of student work contains documentation of exceptional projects, selected by faculty at the conclusion of each semester. The 2016 edition includes the applied research of the school's laboratories and projects from design studios taught by Kunlé Adeyemi, Benjamin Aranda, Gro Bonesmo, Eric Bunge and Mimi Hoang, Frida Escobedo, Jeanne Gang, Juan Herreros, Andrés Jaque, Laura Kurgan, Jing Liu, LOT-EK, Kate Orff, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Thomas Phifer, Hilary Sample, Bernard Tschumi, and others. This encyclopedic volume is conceived as both an organizational model for the school and a testament to the global distribution of the work included within.
Amale Andraos and Jesse Seegers Yearly publication of work and research from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation. Produced through the Office of the Dean Amale Andraos, the archive of student work contains documentation of exceptional projects, selected by faculty at the conclusion of each semester. The 2015 edition includes the applied research of the school's laboratories and projects from design studios taught by Benjamin Aranda, Eric Bunge and Mimi Hoang, Juan Herreros, Steven Holl, Jeffrey Inaba, Andres Jaque, Laura Kurgan, Jing Liu, LOT- EK, Reinhold Martin, Kate Orff, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Hilary Sample, Bernard Tschumi, Nanako Umemoto and many others. This encyclopedic volume is conceived as both an organizational model for the school and a testament to the global distribution of the work included within.
A Right to Difference
The Architecture of Jean Renaudie Iréné Scalbert In France no less than in Britain, the late 1960s saw a rebellion against the relentless anonymity of modernist planning. In the search for alternatives, Jean Renaudie showed an originality and a daring unrivalled up to this day. Conceived along structuralist principles, informed by research in molecular biology, his urban projects overturned the logic of the vast housing estates that were being steamrolled across France by the State. In the place of uniform tower blocks, he designed developments in which every dwelling was unique. Diversity - the spanner in the works of mass production - was for him a moral obligation. No concession was made in the name of type, be it human or architectural.
Biodigital Architecture & Genetics
Escritos / Writings Alberto T. Estévez Special selection of Alberto T. Estévez writings, after 15 years since the creation of the Genetic Architectures Research Group and of the Biodigital Architecture Master, in ESARQ (UIC Barcelona), year 2000. This book is about the interdisciplinary of Architecture, Design, Art, Science, Technology, Theory, Practice, Biology, Digital, Genetics... With writings about the application of genetics to architecture, about the first time that geneticists work for architects, towards frontiers of architecture, working with digital tools and organic forms, with the new bio & digital techniques in architecture and design
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; BogotÃ¡, 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 will coincide with the opening of La Biennale di Venezia in May 2016, with a special installation at Palazzo Mora in Venice, which will
Atlas of emerging practices
Being an architect in the 21st century Gianpiero Venturini ATLAS of emerging practices provides an overview of the state of the architect's profession, analyzing themes, trends, projects, and methods that characterize the professional practice, and understanding this discipline through the research carried out with a selection of emerging architectural practices in the European territory. New Generations is a project conceived by Itinerant Office that investigates the changes in the architectural profession since the economic crisis. Since 2012 New Generations has been able to identify and involve some of the most interesting emerging studios in the European scene, gathering more than 300 emerging architectural firms and a variety of experts of other fields. This publication gathers the work of a selection of 95 emerging practices in Europe, with the aim of providing useful tools and insight for architecture students, new graduates, and emerging practices in the early stages of their careers. The 95 participants
Intermodal Station in Logroño Inma E. Maluenda Ábalos Sentkiewicz arquitectos Monograph dedicated to the new Intermodal Station Logroño, Spain by Iñaki Abalos and Renata Sentkiewicz, tells how the authors started from the intention to exploit the underground of the tracks and the train station to create a memorable urban event. Under a single encompassing gesture, it doesn't only contribute functional benefits to the city of Logroño (a new high-speed railway and bus station), but specially allows to create a large pedestrian space, a park or artificial hill, culminating with uninterrupted pursuit of a new urban green ring where the tracks would separate the city in two. Among its contents, the book also includes an unpublished article by Stan Allen, interview with the editors, I. E. Maluenda and E. Encabo to Abalos and Senkiewicz, some specialized essays by T. Gala-Izard and M. C. Gutierrez as well as the photography by Jose Hevia of both
Scott Colman, Ron Witte This book illuminates a set of exchanges among architects, critics and art historians including Sarah Whiting, Hal Foster, Neil Denari, Ben van Berkel, Markus Miessen, Jeffrey Kipnis, Sylvia Lavin, R. E. Somol, and Brett Steele. First and foremost, Judgment is a conversation about architecture's partisanships, the indispensable and biased engagements that catalyze architecture's progress. Judgment is the result of a series of conversations that took place, and continue to take place, at the Rice School of Architecture.
The Car in 2035
Mobility Planning for the near Future. An artful and refreshingly multifaceted view of the future of mobility Kati Rubinyi The Car in 2035: Mobility Planning for the Near Future focuses on the car, the street, and public policy in Southern California. In this collection of essays and images, the car is viewed as both a challenge and benefit to our neighborhoods, cities, and suburbs. Despite rising fuel prices, the automobile will be Southern California's primary form of transportation in 2035 because the region's population will continue to be dispersed widely, and the car offers the best access to the area's tremendous diversity of economic, social, recreational, and cultural opportunities. But the infrastructure will need to accommodate a heterogeneous mix of modes of transportation, including more cars on the road than today.