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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.

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
9781732010611 – Issue 1/ Hashim Sarkis Studios 1998-2017
9781732010635 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 interestshift 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.

NESS Issue 2 focuses on planetary representations: Mad World Pictures. 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 the immaterial barriers of Brazil’s architecture and territory; and Fake Industries speculate on the sudden invention of the Indo-Pacific Region. Also, Uriel Fogué, Parasite Lab, Marí­a Jérez, Jesse LeCavalier, and Sophia Al Maria dared to play with an exquisite corpse via email. Issue 1 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. Issue 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.


Authors: Florencia Rodrí­guez, Pablo Gerson and others
Illustrations: Color
Cover: SoftCover
Published by: Lots of Architecture publishers
Distributed by: Actar Publishers
Price: 75€/ £75/ $90

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Florencia Rodríguez, Pablo Gerson and others


NESS is a printed magazine on architecture, life, and urban culture

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