Authors: Joana de la Fontaine, Michel Kessler Year: 2020 Language: English, German Zine: 76 P. Paper: Heaven 52
Delphi is an ongoing narrative dealing with contemporary issues that concern us as architects.
The conversation allows different opinions and positions. Each issue relates to a previous one, expanding or processing its topic, or putting a complete antithesis and thus, always continuing the conversation, forming an ever growing and complex whole.
Colour is science, psychology, and communication, but in art and design it is also about perception and choice. Colour is fun, packed with emotion, and is personal, but it can also become dangerously political. In DAMN°76 we explore some of the most colourful myths and realities – from naked cowboys riding pink unicorns to the corrupt power of the American greenback – and get new insights into how the use of colour feeds and challenges our perceptions. We look at the latest exhibitions and projects and talk to some of the artists and designers whose work dares us to recalibrate our thinking on the politics of colour – especially given the huge changes the digital revolution has introduced.
In the tradition of the bestselling Where Chefs Eat: the definitive global hotel guide by the real experts who know - architects
No one appreciates a building quite like an architect - and now, for the first time, more than 250 of the world's leading architects share insider tips on where to stay, revealing everything from renowned destinations to undiscovered gems. With 1,200 listings in more than 100 countries, this unique guide has readers covered, whether planning a business trip or a vacation, a city break or a remote getaway, a wedding or a corporate event. It's the ideal resource, gift, and gateway to design-conscious journeys worldwide.
Format: Hardback Size: 203 x 137 mm (8 x 5 3/8 in) Pages: 528 pp Illustrations: 65 illustrations ISBN: 9780714879260
Escape and unwind with this breathtaking collection of contemporary homes - each designed with relaxation in mind
Packed with the spirit of sanctuary, Living on Vacation is an inspiring showcase of spaces used exclusively for retreat and rejuvenation; from sun-drenched private islands and peaceful lakeside cottages to intimate mountain hideaways and secluded desert villas. This volume goes further than any other in search of the world's most desirable havens, featuring fabulous, architect-designed homes from across the globe, each illustrated inside and out with carefully curated photography emphasizing each home's stunning location.
Format: Hardback Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in) Pages: 280 pp Illustrations: 250 illustrations ISBN: 9781838660406
The revolutionary architect’s life and work in an updated monograph
Zaha Hadid was a revolutionary architect. For years, she was widely acclaimed and won numerous prizes despite building practically nothing. Some even said her work was simply impossible to build. Yet, during the latter years of her life, Hadid’s daring visions became a reality, bringing a new and unique architectural language to cities and structures such as the Port House in Antwerp, the Al Janoub Stadium near Doha, Qatar, and the spectacular new airport terminal in Beijing.
By her untimely death in 2016, Hadid was firmly established among architecture’s finest elite, working on projects in Europe, China, the Middle East, and the United States. She was the first female architect to win both the Pritzker Prize for architecture and the prestigious RIBA Royal Gold Medal, with her long-time Partner Patrik Schumacher now the leader of Zaha Hadid Architects and in charge of many new projects.
Based on the massive TASCHEN monograph, this book is now available in an extensivelyupdated and accessible edition covering Hadid’s complete works, including ongoing projects. With abundantphotographs, in-depth sketches, and Hadid’s own drawings, the volume traces the evolution of her career, spanning not only her most pioneering buildings but also the furniture and interior designsthat were integrated into her unique, and distinctly 21st-century, universe.
Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His TASCHEN books include the Architecture Now! series and monographs on Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Shigeru Ban, Richard Meier, and Zaha Hadid.
Zaha Hadid. Complete Works 1979–Today, 2020 Edition
Hardcover, 22.8 x 28.9 cm, 3.34 kg, 672 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-7243-9 Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
A smartly designed and beautifully illustrated look at the life and work of an elusive and influential designer and architect
Eileen Gray (1878–1976) was a versatile designer and architect who navigated numerous literary and artistic circles over the course of her life. This handsome volume chronicles Gray’s career as a designer, architect, painter, and photographer. The book’s essays, featuring copious new research, offer in-depth analysis of more than 50 individual designs and architectural projects, accompanied by both period and new photographs. Born in Ireland and educated in London, Gray proceeded to Paris where she opened a textile studio, studied the Japanese craft of lacquer that would become a primary technique in her design work, and owned and directed the influential gallery and store known as “Jean Désert.” Gray struggled for acceptance as a largely self-taught woman in male-dominated professions. Although she is now best known for her furniture, lighting, and carpets, she dedicated herself to many architectural and interior projects that were both personal and socially driven, including the Villa E 1027, the iconic modern house designed with Jean Badovici, as well as economical and demountable projects, such as the Camping Tent.
Format: Paperback Publication date: 28 Apr 2020 Imprint: Bard Center Dimensions: 504 pages: 267 x 216mm Illustrations: 300 color + b-w illus.
_ Biografische Reflexionen eines Architekten _ Selbstständige Geschichten, die an diversen Fäden zusammenhängen _ Vom Lokalen über das Regionale zum Globalen _ Thema der Verdichtung der Welt und was das für die Schweiz bedeutet
Ein Block mit Bleistift, ein kleiner Laptop, eine Loggia im Schatten – möglicherweise mit Blick aufs Meer: Über eineinhalb Jahrzehnte, meist in den Sommerferien, hat Architekt Markus Lüscher über seine Streifzüge durchs Leben reflektiert um herauszufinden, wie diese ihn beeinflusst und seinen Horizont erweitert haben und insbesondere sein Schweizersein prägen. Aus seinen biografisch durchsetzten Aufzeichnungen, die viel Alltägliches, Menschliches und Persönliches, aber auch Fantastisches und Groteskes beschreiben, setzt sich dieses Lesebuch zusammen. Im Mittelpunkt stehen neben Beobachtungen und Geschichten aus der Heimat des Autors im Seetal (Kanton Aargau) und der Schweiz auch seine Erfahrungen, die er auf Reisen in andere Länder sowie im Rahmen eines längeren beruflichen Auslandaufenthaltes in Hongkong machte. Was Markus Lüscher beschreibt, ist exemplarisch für die heutige Verdichtung der globalisierten Welt, dem Wachstum von Metropolen und Agglomerationen. Er macht deutlich, dass diese Entwicklungen auch für die Schweiz in der Mitte Europas relevante Themen sind, die die Zukunft der Eidgenossenschaft maßgeblich beeinflussen.
Deutsch 864 Seiten 100 Abbildungen 12 x 18 cm Klappenbroschur Erscheinungsdatum: 11/2018
NEW RESIDENTIAL GARDEN CONCEPTS & ARCHITECTURE FOR A GREENER PLANET
Wander through an assortment of innovative gardens, from rooftop plots to lush countryside backyards.
As our lifestyles become more sustainable, so does the way we interact with our gardens. No matter what size your patch is, it’s easy to create diverse and rich environments for plants and insects, or to grow your own fruits or vegetables. The Gardens of Eden introduces you to over 20 imaginative projects, featuring interviews with garden designers, insightful texts, and plans to show what contemporary garden culture looks like. In addition, this title offers information about different climate zones and soil types and gives tips for sustainable gardening and self-sufficiency. Get creative with native plants, and design greener corners within urban areas. The Gardens of Eden looks at fascinating examples of gardens around the world, teaching what you can do for nature while revealing what a green space can do for you.
Abbye Churchill was the editorial director of Wilder Quarterly, and her first book, A Wilder Life (co-written with Celestine Maddy), was featured in the New York Times Book Review. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, Food & Wine, and W. She lives in Brooklyn, New York City.
a+u 2020:03 Architecture in Chile – In Search of a New Identity
Located at the “end of the world,” Chile’s idyllic landscapes create a perfect canvas for Chilean architects to express poetry in their architecture. To many, it is the utopian holiday homes that brought Chilean architecture into the international scene, and examples of these houses were previously featured in a+u 06:07 and in this issue, the House for the Poem of the Right Angle (see pp. 24–33) and Loba House (see pp. 44–51). Following 2010, however, we begin to see a different group of architects looking into less individualistic visions. Guided by a moral compass, they engage with the public or take up non-profit projects – Ruca Dwellings (see pp. 120–123) and Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center (see pp. 138–145) – that focus on social and sustainable issues which came to a halt during times of oppression. In an introductory essay, Diego Grass, an architect and tutor at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, shares with us his insights into Chilean architecture since the 1990s. He describes how having gone through years of persistent domestic unrest, the country seeks to forge a new cultural identity that would bring a divided Chile together. 18 projects are selected in this issue to broaden our perspectives into architecture found in Chile, and the many ways these architects respond to its landscapes and urban territories.
English + Japanese / 168 Pages / 219 x 292 mm / 600 g
The book 'Designing Lightness. Structures for Saving Energy' is an appeal to start designing minimum weight applications to seriously save energy. It also offers practical advice for doing so. Designing Lightness entertains the reader with its free associations, creating unexpected crosslinks between the world of composite materials and structural solutions. It therefore precedes the conventional approach to sustainability, which focuses on symptoms rather than causes of environmental overload. The book is of interest to all designing disciplines, combining packaging, vehicles, skyscrapers and nanoscale phenomena.
Adriaan Beukers is an emeritus professor in Lightweight Structures. Ed van Hinte is a writer and award-winning critic with a design and engineering background. The book is the extended and improved sequel to their book Lightness, which appeared in 1998.
In this issue, we take time to reflect upon memories of a journey. We share a weekend with Axel Vervoordt to discuss travel and collecting. We spend a day at Casa das Canoas by Oscar Niemeyer just before his great-grandson and former partner take up its renovation. We take residence at Casa Estudio Max Cetto with his grandson in Mexico City, before ending our inspiring Mexico trip at the home of sculptor and designer Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernández.
Openhouse – A Lifestyle & Culture Magazine – is a guide to creative people around the world who open their homes and private spaces to the public to share cultural activities and experience life together.
Our readers work as designers, creative directors, architects and photographers, entrepreneurs, marketing managers, journalists & editors.
As studio, Openhouse collaborates with brands to produce exclusive designed products, brand photography for marketing and content, and a range of events to bring our readers and the brands together.
Alan I W Frank House: The Modernist Masterwork by Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer
Text by Kenneth Frampton and Barry Bergdoll and Charles A. Birnbaum and Alan I W Frank
The first book to feature this modernist masterpiece, one of Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer's most important residential commissions.
Offering a rare opportunity to explore the largest and most luxurious house designed by Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, and Marcel Breuer, leading architect and furniture designer of the twentieth century, this beautifully designed volume celebrates the Alan I W Frank House in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Built in 1939-40, the house embodies the Bauhaus "total work of art" philosophy, with Gropius and Breuer having designed every aspect of the building and its site. Illustrations including new and archival images and the architects' plans and sketches highlight an exquisite balance of proportions and colors. Accompanying essays place this house firmly within the American modernist canon just as the Bauhaus celebrates its one-hundreth anniversary in 2019.
About The Author
Alan I W Frank, son of the original owners, is president of the Alan I W Frank House Foundation, whose mission is to restore and preserve the Frank House. Kenneth Frampton is one of the world's leading architectural historians of modernist architecture. Barry Bergdoll, former curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, is a professor of modern architectural history at Columbia University. Charles A. Birnbaum is president and CEO of the Cultural Landscape Foundation.
‘It was only after the Mexican War of Independence that the Indian fountain sprang forth. Only after the Spanish crown was expelled did the zeitgeist of Mexican art look to its ancient past with overdue awe. Ever since, painters, writers, and architects have drawn inspiration from this bloodline. Mexican modernism and muralism both took the pre-Hispanic undercurrent and blended it with the sensibility of their time, in the pursuit of national identity. From a vein out of this river emerged Agustín Hernández’. —Tezontle Studio & Luis Orozco Madero
Praxis, Agustín Hernández is the fourth book in a series devoted to some of our favourite architects, the houses they build, and the stories behind them.
Born in 1924, Agustín Hernández came of age as an architect in Mexico as modernist ideas coalesced with a renewed pride in the country’s past. He was a frontrunner in combining the symbols, myths, and urban planning principles of pre-Columbian civilisations to create imposing architectural monuments that even today retain their avant-garde nature—from the military academy he built as a modern-day Mayan ceremonial ground to the remote meditation centre commissioned by his sister, based on the symbolism of the snake, and the studio-home that he built for himself in 1975: Praxis, a geometric treehouse that still towers over the Bosques de las Lomas neighbourhood of Mexico City.
Original photography by Ryan Lowry. Texts by Tezontle Studio & Luis Orozco Madero, Carlota Pérez-Jofre, and Enrique Giner de los Ríos.
Published by Apartamento Publishing SL First edition, March 2020 Dimensions: 170×240 mm Pages: 88 Binding: hard cover
Following his best-selling quest for Soviet Bus Stops, Christopher Herwig has completed a subterranean expedition – photographing the stations of each Metro network of the former USSR. From extreme marble and chandelier opulence to brutal futuristic minimalist glory, Soviet Metro Stations documents this wealth of diverse architecture. Along the way Herwig captures individual elements that make up this singular Soviet experience: neon, concrete, escalators, signage, mosaics and relief sculptures all combine build an unforgettably vivid map of the Soviet Metro.
With an essay by leading architecture, politics and culture author and journalist Owen Hatherley.
160x200 mm hardback 248 pages ISBN: 978-0-9957455-6-8 Published 2019
The February issue of a+u is our first monograph dedicated to the architectural practice of Toshiko Mori. Based in New York, the Japanese native founded Toshiko Mori Architect (TMA) in 1981. The introductory essay by Fred A. Bernstein, an architecture journalist, demonstrates her design approach and her keen eye for detail. Mori’s works are the result of an in-depth study of the site’s topography, vegetation, and landscape, as pointed out by Edward Eigen, a historian and scholar of European and Anglo-American landscapes in the long nineteenth century. Mori’s designs reflect a sensitive integration of design, materials, and technology with the site. In addition, Sean Kelly, one of Mori’s clients and an art gallery owner, speaks about the process of collaboration with Mori. 18 representative works after 2000, of which 9 are residences, are featured in this issue, alongside site photographs and survey maps.
To Mori, teaching is always in parallel with her practice. Her essay illustrates her career in architectural academia and the several initiatives she introduced while being a faculty member at various prestigious architecture institutions, including the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD).
a+u 2020:01 Feature: SuperNormal Architecture in the Netherlands 2010–2020
In this issue, together with guest editor Kirsten Hannema, Chief Editor of the nai010 Yearbook Architecture in the Netherlands, we will take a look at the last 10 years of Dutch architecture discourse. Previously, in our a+u 12:01 issue (Architecture in the Netherlands 2000–2011), which highlighted the country’s architecture scene right after the global financial crisis in 2008, the construction industry faced a slowdown. What we saw then, as “typically” Dutch, has gradually faded. Looking away from the “SuperDutch” stigma, we now see projects combining broader social issues, and taking on new forms of cultural energy. Yet, compared to the superstar generation that preceded them, these architects and their projects often go unnoticed. Therefore, in this issue, 19 projects are selected and placed into 3 themes to introduce a new attitude on today’s architecture in the Netherlands – the “SuperNormal”.
The 3 themes: “Reshaping the Polder” looks into pilot projects that rethink the sustainability of our construction practice. “Tabula Scripta” introduces transformation projects exploring how we rebuild under pre-existing conditions. “After the NAi” presents a body of public projects built during the period after 2012 when the national budget was cut. Each theme is accompanied by an essay written by Bob Witman, Jarrik Ouburg, and Sergio M Figueiredo, respectively. Finally, Floris Alkemade, Chief Government Architect of the Netherlands, shares with us in an interview about his reflections, actions, and predictions on the country’s architectural setting.
Thanks to Eelco Van Welie, Director of nai010 publishers, for his support, and to the authors and the architects who contributed to this issue.
A Photographic History of Modern American Architecture
A captivating history of 20th-century Modern American architecture, as seen through the eyes of a legendary photographer
It is impossible to overstate the importance of photography's role in shaping the world's perception of architecture. And towering above the ever-growing crowd of image-makers is Ezra Stoller, an architectural photographer of immeasurable consequence in documenting the history of modern architecture - both known and unknown - in the United States and beyond. This book is one of the first to present the breadth of Stoller's largely unseen archive of images, brought to life through exquisite color and duotone black-and-white reproductions.
Format: Hardback Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in) Pages: 416 pp Illustrations: 450 illustrations
EIN PRAKTISCHER LEITFADEN ZUR CONTAINERARCHITEKTUR
Die aktualisierte Ausgabe des Container Atlas mit über 20 neuen Projekten präsentiert eine Bandbreite aktueller internationaler Containerbauten, die von Stadtwohnungen und luxuriösen Privathäusern über Gemeindezentren und Restaurants bis hin zu mobilen Verkaufsflächen reichen. Neben Interviews mit führenden Vertretern der Container Architektur bietet dieses praktische Referenz- und Nachschlagewerk ausführliche Hintergrundinformationen zur Geschichte und Entwicklung des Einsatzes von Containern in der Architektur.
A curated collection of Postmodern architecture in all its glorious array of vivid non-conformity
A curated collection of Postmodern architecture in all its glorious array of vivid non-conformity
This unprecedented book takes its subtitle from Postmodernist icon Robert Venturi's spirited response to Mies van der Rohe's dictum that ‘less is more'. One of the 20th century's most controversial styles, Postmodernism began in the 1970s, reached a fever pitch of eclectic non-conformity in the 1980s and 90s, and after nearly 40 years is now enjoying a newfound popularity. Postmodern Architecture showcases examples of the movement in a rainbow of hues and forms from around the globe.
Format: Hardback Size: 290 x 250 mm (9 7/8 x 11 3/8 in) Pages: 224 pp Illustrations: 200 illustrations ISBN: 9780714878126
Process Journal is a quarterly released graphic design publication. The aim of the journal is not only to serve as a source of inspiration for designers and graphic designers alike, but also to take a look at the ‘process’ behind some of the world’s most influential creative work. Printed on high quality uncoated stocks utilising a five-colour printing process, the journal comprises 88 pages of advertising-free content.