Urbanismo regenerativo (SP ED.)
Santander, Hábitat futuro Landlab, Paisaje Transversal We are living in a critical moment, a reality marked by environmental and socio-economic limits that requires innovative and realistic forms of action and planning. This is what regenerative urbanism proposes, a new approach based on utopian pragmatism that seeks to restore balance to the urban territory by designing systems that allow it to adapt and transform. It is a methodology that defines models that do not consume available resources, but rather generate new ones that ensure compatibility between economic and social prosperity and nature. Santander, Hábitat Futuro (Santander, Future Habitat) is the city model created from this methodology, a proposal for the transformation of this city for the year 2055. It is an open model based on innovation and citizen participation that prepares and adapts the territory for the different scenarios to come. Santander, Habitat Futuro is a guide that directs the commitment of the different
Buildings & Living Things
Garden House Mauro Baracco & Louise Wright with Rory Gardiner This holiday house is conceived as just a little more than a tent: a deck and raised platform are covered by a transparent 'shed'; the interior perimeter 'veranda' is garden space; the soil and natural ground line are maintained and carried through; a low lying site with terrestrial orchids and lillies, flood waters seasonally move through the site unimpeded; similarly the indigenous vegetation has begun to grow inside.
Knowing and Unknowing
The lives of Repair Mauro Baracco & Louise Wright with Linda Tegg The exhibition invites you to look anew at a plant community that has been overlooked as a site only for human use, to the extent that there is only 1% now left and to reflect on the ground, what it supports, what is displaced. As presented through our premier cultural institution, La Biennale di Venezia, this exhibition will live on through seed the authors of this investigation have already started to collect and through relationships they are building with research institutes in Europe.
Tracé Bleu (ENG ED.)
Architecturestudio Tracé bleu is a forward-looking approach that questions the ecological and social challenges facing our inhabited environments. Architecturestudio draws on its international experiences as an architect and urban designer to cross its approach with those of various multidisciplinary thinkers and experts. Starting from the given at a geoscale, how to anticipate the common good ? How to create incentive projects for more virtuous and ecological behaviours ? How an urban or architectural project becomes part of daily life ? These are the questions that Architecturestudio addresses, using cross-experiences to examine the future of our practice. With Contributions of CENTQUATRE-Paris, Marc-Antoine Durand, experts, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers Buy French Edition
Tracé Bleu (FR ED.)
Architecturestudio Tracé bleu is a forward-looking approach that questions the ecological and social challenges facing our inhabited environments. Architecturestudio draws on its international experiences as an architect and urban designer to cross its approach with those of various multidisciplinary thinkers and experts. Starting from the given at a geoscale, how to anticipate the common good ? How to create incentive projects for more virtuous and ecological behaviours ? How an urban or architectural project becomes part of daily life ? These are the questions that Architecturestudio addresses, using cross-experiences to examine the future of our practice. With Contributions of CENTQUATRE-Paris, Marc-Antoine Durand, experts, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers Buy English Edition
Architecture, Landscape and the Postnatural Cathryn Dwyre, Chris Perry, David Salomon, Kathy Velikov (eds.) The writers and designers in this collection are among the most thoughtful architects, artists, landscape architects, and theorists working today. The editors organized these essays and works of art and design around three territories: the atmospheric, the biologic, and the geologic. Each cluster of essays is further framed by forewords and afterwords, which draw individual points of view into a larger articulation of what an ambiguous territory might be and how it operates. Ambiguous Territory emerged from a symposium and exhibition held at the University of Michigan in the fall of 2017, and exhibitions at the University of Virginia and Pratt Manhattan Gallery in 2018, and at Ithaca College in 2019. The conversations that arise in this book are inquisitive and critically engaged. They pressure assumptions we routinely make about what constitutes meaningful and principled perspectives in architecture,
The Ecologies of the Building Envelope
A Material History and Theory of Architectural Surfaces Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Jeffrey S. Anderson While the façade is one of the most thoroughly theorized elements of architecture, it is also one of the most questioned since the end of the 19th century. Within the discipline of architecture, the traditional understanding of the façade focuses primarily on semiotic and compositional operations (such as proportional laws and linguistic codes), which are deployed on the building's surface. In contrast to this, our material and environmental theory of the envelope proposes that the exponential development of building technologies since the mid-19th century, coupled with new techniques of management and regulation, have diminished the compositional and ornamental capacities of the envelope in favor of material, quantitative, and technical performances. Rather than producing a stylistic analysis of the façade, we investigate the historical lineages of the performances, components, assembly types, and material entanglements that constitute the contemporary building envelope. EBOOK
Imminent Commons: Commoning Cities
Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017 Hyungmin Pai, Helen Hejung Choi The third book from the Seoul Biennale 2017 explores the value and meaning of cities as commons, which is embedded and operate in various governance mechanisms of cities in the world. Imminent Commons: Commoning Cities presents questions and answers concerning the current state and near future of cities of the world through the lens of public initiatives, projects, and urban narratives. Cities are searching for new possibilities that will help them survive and thrive within new systems of municipal governance. The strategies of cities with regard to rapid urbanization, scarcity of public resources, and privatization of commons will be examined through the diverse spectrum of focused projects. It also discusses the present and future of cities as commons in the 21st century through examining various ways the cities use to deliberate, operate, imagine and execute their policies for the city. EBOOK EDITION