Fusionando Ciudad y Naturaleza (SP ED.)
30 compromisos para combatir el cambio climático Batlleiroig We have chosen the motto “Merging city and nature” to encompass our improvement goals in each one of the actions we develop. We work with three different disciplines: Urban Planning, Landscape and Architecture, attempting to be extremely specialized in each one, without disregarding the unavoidable transversality required today to develop any intervention. Climate emergency is currently our main transversality, that which must guide all our actions. Buy English Edition
Merging City and Nature (ENG ED.)
30 Commitments to Combat Climate Change Batlleiroig We have chosen the motto “Merging city and nature” to encompass our improvement goals in each one of the actions we develop. We work with three different disciplines: Urban Planning, Landscape and Architecture, attempting to be extremely specialized in each one, without disregarding the unavoidable transversality required today to develop any intervention. Climate emergency is currently our main transversality, that which must guide all our actions. Buy Spanish Edition
Foundations of Urban Design
Marcel Smets The book is structured into twenty-nine essays, each dedicated to a pair of urbanistic concepts. Discussing historical and contemporary, interpretive and designerly approaches to urbanity, the notions composing the 29 pairs relate dialectically, as theses-and-antitheses. Still, we are warned, ‘the presented antagonisms are not a priori in opposition, but rather complementary. “With this book, Marcel Smets not only offers an inspiring vocabulary to describe the spatial features of the city but, above all, a unique dictionnaire raisonné to discuss past and future interventions in our largest man-made artefact.” Tom Avermaete, Chair for the History and Theory of Urban Design, ETH Zürich. Smets’ fundaments may be likened to emblems. A Renaissance genre, proliferating before the Industrial Age, emblems are complex knowledge repositories, their meaning emerging at the intersection – but not as ‘sum’ of – a title, a text and an image. The paired titles, the written analysis, alternating abstractions and historic references,
Monsoon as Method
Assembling Monsoonal Multiplicities Lindsay Bremner, Beth Cullen, Christina Geros, Harshavardhan Bhat, Anthony Powis, John Cook, Tom Benson The book presents the methods that Monsoon Assemblages has evolved for engaging the monsoon, a globally connected weather system, as a co-producer of urban life and space in South and Southeast Asian cities. It challenges views of climate as an inert backdrop to urban life, instead suggesting that it is materially and spatially active in shaping urban politics, ecologies, infrastructures, buildings and bodies. The book invites urban practitioners, from architects to policy makers, to think differently about space, time, representation and human and non-human agency. It offers intra-disciplinary, intra-active methods for rethinking human and non-human relations with weather in ways that meet the challenges of climate change and the Anthropocene. Foreword by Karen Coelho.
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,
MCHAP The Americas 2
Territory & Expeditions Florencia Rodríguez (ed.) The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), directed by Dirk Denison from within the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), promotes an academic award that is given to the best architecture built in the American continent during a specific period. “MCHAP The Americas 2, Territory & Expeditions,” is inspired on the discussions held during the second cycle of the prize, which took place in 2016. Based on the selection of the finalist projects—Weekend House by SPBR, New Campus for the UTEC by Grafton Architects, Pachacamac Museum by Llosa Cortegana Architects, Tower 41 by Alberto Kalach, Star Apartmens by Michael Maltzan Architecture, and Grace Farms by SANAA—, the jury conversations and “discoveries” were very much conditioned by the ideas of nature and its intimate relation to architecture and landscape. This book is part a reader, part a catalogue, part a visual essay/research on these matters. The texts and projects are
Marco Casamonti / Archea Associatti Archea practices at the intersection of art, architecture and the factory. These architects collaborate with living artists and with artists from the past, and they develop a relationship not only with a material but also with its fabricators. In a symbiotic working relationship, the Archea studio and factories with which it collaborates trade knowledge and invention, the factory performing invaluable research that would normally be outside an architect's purview and financial reach.
Geometric Taxonomy (ENG ED.)
Carlos Ferrater, OAB Geometric Taxonomy gets closer to the geometries of Carlos Ferrater and OAB that are present in timeless architecture, those that are explicit in the great treatises, those that dazzled us with "the correct and magnificent wise play of forms under the light", the elemental forms that inspired modernity a hundred years ago. __ Ignacio Paricio Buy Spanish edition EBOOK VERSION
Taxonomía Geométrica (SP ED.)
Carlos Ferrater, OAB Geometric Taxonomy gets closer to the geometries of Carlos Ferrater and OAB that are present in timeless architecture, those that are explicit in the great treatises, those that dazzled us with "the correct and magnificent wise play of forms under the light", the elemental forms that inspired modernity a hundred years ago. __ Ignacio Paricio Buy English edition EBOOK VERSION
Territorial Relations between City and Nature Nicola Valentino Canessa The theme is increasingly important mini European cities where the urban transformations must be able to bring in nature, but it is also very interesting the relationship of new urban contexts those generated by new metropolitan areas that allow you to connect areas that were previously considered a "back" to the city. The book is divided into two parts the first more theoretical with the story of these new territorial opportunities, the second part instead is more graphic that linked feeling of some projects developed within the courses of the thesis.
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 /