2G Essays Kersten Geers: Without content
Belgian architect Kersten Geers combines his work at OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen architecture studio with his academic work and writing.   In this compilation of essays, written between 2010 and 2020, the author writes about diverse historical architects...
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2G Essays Sigurd Lewerentz: A trip to Italy
Using enigmatic negatives found in Sigurd Lewerentz’s archive at the Museum of Architecture in Stockholm, A Trip to Italy further explores the Swedish architect’s legacy through his personal travel photos.     Edited by Moisés Puente. Walther Konïg, 2021 21.3...
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Accumulation: The art, architecture and media of climate change.
The current epoch is one of accumulation: not only of capital but also of raw, often unruly material, from plastic in the ocean and carbon in the atmosphere to people, buildings, and cities. Alongside this material growth, image-making practices embedded...
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Aerodream : Architecture, art, design et structures gonflables
Des premières exploitations industrielles et militaires aux œuvres et happenings réalisés par de nombreux artistes, designers et architectes, Aerodream - Architecture, art, design et structures gonflables retrace une histoire du gonflable et du pneumatique des années 1950 à nos jours....
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Aldo Rossi: The urban fact
The great Italian architect, designer, theorist and printmaker Aldo Rossi (1931–97) galvanized the postmodernist architectural movement in the middle of the 20th century with his unique synthesis of influences such as Adolf Loos, Giorgio de Chirico and Soviet architecture. From...
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Alvaro Siza: (In) Discipline
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Alvaro Siza: (In) Discipline
Once, on the inner flap of one of his sketchbooks, Pritzker Prize–winning Portuguese architect and educator Alvaro Siza (born 1933) described himself and his work with self-deprecating disavowal. Rather than identifying his discipline as architecture, he identified it as “as...
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Antonis Pittas: Jaune, Geel, Gelb, Yellow. Monochrome
Conceived by Antonis Pittas, this eye-catching neon publication examines the failure, collapse, and historicization of the modernist ideals espoused by Theo van Doesburg, set against the political backdrop of mass protest. It therefore more broadly presents an examination of modernism...
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Architects after architecture: alternative pathways for practice
What can you do with a degree in architecture? Where might it take you? What kind of challenges could you address? Architects After Architecture reframes architecture as a uniquely versatile way of acting on the world, far beyond that of...
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Architecture non-référentielle
Plus que jamais, l'architecture a besoin de provocation, d'une nouvelle voie au-delà de la notion traditionnelle selon laquelle les bâtiments doivent servir de vaisseaux ou de symboles de quelque chose d'extérieur à eux-mêmes. Architecture Non-Référentielle n'est rien de moins qu'un...
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Architecture of appropriation: On squatting as spatial practice
The squatting movement in the Netherlands has played a major role in the design of both the urban fabric and domestic interior, and continues to offer alternatives to the dominant, market-oriented housing policies. This book acknowledges squatting as an architectural...
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Architecture unbound: A century of the disruptive avant-garde
In Architecture Unbound, Joseph Giovannini proposes that our current architectural landscape ultimately emerged from transgressive and progressive art movements that had roiled Europe before and after World War I. By the 1960s, social unrest and cultural disruption opened the way...
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Athens by collage: The representation of the metropolis between realism, intervention and autonomy
In this publication, Athens is depicted like an incomplete and unfinished city, in which its parts are in permanent construction, or continual ruination. But it is exactly this permanent condition of instability – its openness and formal instability – that...
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BAUKUNST : Pensées
Construction de collisions d’idées, d’assemblages de pensées, qui font émerger des images inédites, des silences, des certitudes, des doutes, des mondes et qui nous livrent en creux une méthode de penser et de composer. Le dessin d’un portrait, celui de...
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Bedaux De Brouwer Architecten: Works 2021-2003
The Architecture Observer and Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten offer an homage to this multigenerational office based in North Brabant. Despite a number of prestigious commissions, the firm has always remained somewhat peripheral in the landscape of Dutch post-war architecture. Its...
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BIG, Formgiving
With Formgiving, BIG presents the third part of its trilogy, which began with Yes is More, and continued with Hot to Cold. The book is presented in a timeline, stretching from the Big Bang into the most distant future. Projects...
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Bovenbouw Architectuur: Composite presence
How do city and architecture flourish together ? This question is central to the three-dimensional capriccio that displays a fictional Flemish urban environment. Over time, the informal city in Flanders and Brussels has developed a unique relationship with its architecture....
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Canadian architecture: Evolving a cultural identity
Canadian Architecture: Evolving a Cultural Identity surveys the countrys most accomplished architectural firms, whose work enhances cities and landscapes across Canadas geographically varied expanse. Author Leslie Jen explores a number of significant projects in urban and rural environmentsprivate residences, cultural...
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Chez soi : une odyssée de l'espace domestique
Le foyer, un lieu de repli frileux où l’on s’avachit devant la télévision en pyjama informe ? Sans doute. Mais aussi, dans une époque dure et désorientée, une base arrière où l’on peut se protéger, refaire ses forces, se souvenir...
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Dear to me: Peter Zumthor in conversation
In summer 2017, celebrated Swiss architect Peter Zumthor curated the exhibition Dear to Me at the Kunsthaus Bregenz, marking the 20th anniversary of one of his most famous designs. Part of the program were conversations with philosophers, curators, historians, composers,...
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Écrits climatiques
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Écrits climatiques
Depuis l'Hormonorium à la Biennale de Venise de 2002, où les Lausannois Décosterd & Rahm avaient rafraîchi la lagune par un climat artificiel des Alpes, le néomodernisme de Philippe Rahm s'est maintes fois reconfiguré. Les premiers effets du réchauffement climatique...
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Empavillonner
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Empavillonner
Ouvrage collectif consacré à l'analyse des pavillons d'exposition (expositions universelles, biennales) du point de vue de leur architecture, croisant les contributions de designers et architectes, d'historiens, de philosophes et esthéticiens.   Qu'il s'agisse, entre autres exemples, du Pavillon France réalisé par l'architecte Jean-Paul Viguier...
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Fifty50: Fifty modernist churches
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Fifty50: Fifty modernist churches
As an architectural photographer, Amanda Large's creative practice is centred around making evocative images that go beyond the straight documentation of buildings. "Fifty50" investigates how a photograph, or a series of vignettes, can tell the story of a structure through...
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Future cities: Conversations with Norman Foster
A collection of recent conversations with Norman Foster leads to a deeper understanding of his thinking about architecture and our future in it. Protagonists include Antoine Picon, Anne Lacaton, Ian Golding, Vicki Arroyo, Sheela Patel, Ricky Burdett, Mariana Mazzucato, Alejandro Aravena,...
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Giacomo Balla: Casa Balla. From the house to the universe and back again
Recently opened to the public for the first time, the home of the Futurist artist Giacomo Balla (1871-1958) is depicted and inventoried in this extraordinary book. The apartment in Rome in which Balla lived with his family for over 30...
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Global Tools: When education coincides with life, 1973–1975
Global Tools 1973–1975 documents and narrates the story of the eponymous experience of Radical Design and its multidisciplinary school program "without students or teachers." The Global Tools journey began with its foundation in 1973 by groups and figures drawn from...
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Habiter : ville et architecture
L'hypothèse initiale est que l'histoire du l'habitat se situe dans un temps long, une longue durée anthropologique, et que les évolutions sont lentes et les profonds changements rares. C'est pourquoi il est nécessaire de s'interroger sur la dimension vernaculaire de...
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Habiter autrement
S'il existe de nombreux livres consacrés aux maisons d'architectes, rares sont ceux qui s'intéressent réellement aux modes de vie. Habiter autrement réunit 23 maisons qui explorent d'autres façons d'habiter, ouvertes, permissives et suscitant l'imaginaire. Plus ou moins radicales, très différentes...
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Histoire naturelle de l'architecture : comment le climat, les épidémies et et l’énergie ont façonné la ville et les bâtiments
Pourquoi notre nature homéotherme a donné naissance à l’architecture ? Comment le blé a engendré la ville ? Comment les petits pois ont fait s'élever les cathédrales gothiques ? Ce que les dômes doivent à la peur de l'air stagnant...
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Imagining the evident: Álvaro Siza
The referential book by Álvaro Siza on his own work, in its first English edition. Describing some of his projects, his expectations and struggles, references and decisions, this book is a fundamental contribution to the understanding of Álvaro Siza’s architectural...
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Incursions au-delà du moderne : L'architecture d'Umberto Riva / Forays beyond the modern: The architecture of Umberto Riva
Une anthologie monumentale d'essais critiques consacrés à la figure d'Umberto Riva, l'un des maîtres de l'architecture italienne, designer et peintre, introduits et édités par Maria Bottero, accompagnés d'un ensemble de croquis et de dessins issus des archives personnelles de l'architecte....
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Jean Tschumi, architecte
Partageant sa vie entre Paris et Lausanne, Jean Tschumi (1904-1962) s'est imposé comme l'inventeur d'une architecture moderne et fonctionnelle au service d'entreprises et d'institutions, tels les Sièges de la Mutuelle Vaudoise Accidents (1951-1956) à Lausanne, de Nestlé (1956-1960) à Vevey...
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Kind of boring: Canonical work and other visible things meant to be viewed as architecture
Being boring (or boringness) has been one of the qualities of architecture an architect desperately tries to avoid. Not to provoke (or at least try to provoke) some reaction from one’s audience is to admit to a lack of ideas...
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L'architecture selon Gordon Matta-Clark
Gordon Matta-Clark a produit un corpus d'œuvres d'une grande diversité. Expérimentations sur la matière, installations, performances, découpes architecturales, dessins, films, photographies, ou photomontages témoignent de cette multiplicité de démarches et de mediums explorés. C'est au travers de ses découpes (cuttings)...
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L'habitude des ruines : le sacre de l'oubli et de la laideur au Québec
Avec L’habitude des ruines, Marie-Hélène Voyer signe un texte sur le rapport trouble du Québec au temps et à l’espace. Elle y parle de nos démolitions en série, de notre manière d’habiter ce territoire en nous berçant trop souvent d’images...
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La mémoire de l'ordre : Les paradoxes du sens dans l'architecture moderne
S'interroger sur le sens de l'architecture signifie essayer d'établir un principe de légitimation globale et intemporelle, ne se référant pas seulement au passé ou au présent. L'architecture moderne, malgré le fait qu'elle se présente sous une condition fragmentaire, aspire, pour...
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La théorie du diamant et le projet d’architecture
Dans La théorie du diamant  le projet d’architecture est envisagé autant dans sa dimension pratique que théorique. Pensée critique et création sont ici indissociables. C’est ainsi que le travail de l’architecte est comparé à celui du tailleur de diamants et...
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Les Grands Ensembles
Symbole de modernité et enjeu aussi politique que sécuritaire dès les années 1980, les Grands Ensembles ont, dans le champ de la création contemporaine, nourri un certain nombre de recherches alliant architecture, habitat social et représentations visuelles.   À partir...
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Les matériaux métalliques : Histoire d’une technique et sauvegarde du patrimoine du 19e siècle
Sous le titre plaisant de "familièrement inconnues...", Paul Chemetov et Bernard Marrey présentaient, au début des années 1970, dans les espaces du Bon Marché, les résultats de l'une des premières études patrimoniales sur l'architecture métallique de Paris. Dans l'intervalle qui...
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Les variations de l'identité : le type en architecture
Première traduction française de l’essai fondateur de l’architecte espagnol sur le type en architecture. Après avoir déjà traduit en 2019 un autre livre – Silencios elocuentes – du même auteur, les éditions Cosa Mentale veulent continuer à rendre possible la découverte...
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Lewerentz fragments
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Lewerentz fragments
Through new essays, recently discovered archival material, photography, and drawings, the publication Lewerentz Fragments explores the architect’s body of work spanning three-quarters of the twentieth century. Comprising writings from all the major scholars on Lewerentz’ work, along with several new voices, this...
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Louis Sullivan's idea
The story of Louis H. Sullivan is considered one of the great American tragedies. While Sullivan reshaped architectural thought and practice and contributed significantly to the foundations of modern architecture, he suffered a sad and lonely death. Many have since...
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Manifestes 1: Manifesto of interiors, thinking in the expanded media
Interior architecture today operates at the intersection between physical and mediated spaces, such as those of mass communications, digital platforms or visual arts. Considering any form of representation as potentially architectural, from writing to photography, drawing to cinema, Javier Fernández...
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Marcel Lods : Éduquer à l'architecture moderne
Si l'œuvre de Marcel Lods est, pour une assez large part, connue de tous en France comme à l'étranger, force est de constater qu'une part substantielle de sa réflexion sur l'architecture et planification territoriale demeure à ce jour sinon ignorée, à...
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MOS Casa no. 1-17
This volume presents seventeen houses designed by the New York studio MOS Architects. "It is an article of faith for MOS that the house is like a small city. MOS think urbanistically through the architectural scale, insisting that even the...
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Natura urbana: Ecological constellations in urban space
A study of urban nature that draws together different strands of urban ecology as well as insights derived from feminist, posthuman, and postcolonial thought.   Postindustrial transitions and changing cultures of nature have produced an unprecedented degree of fascination with...
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Objects of fascination
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Objects of fascination
During the pandemic, 45 people were invited to take part in a "serious game": each participant selected the image of a personal object of fascination, out of which a shape was extracted, redrawn, scaled and sent to a CNC machine...
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OMA NY: Search term
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OMA NY: Search term
Well into its fourth decade, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), founded by Rem Koolhaas in 1975, remains one of the most influential and successful practices of its kind. OMA describes itself as ''a firm operating within the traditional boundaries...
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On Bramante
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On Bramante
In On Bramante, architect Pier Paolo Tamburelli considers the work of the celebrated Italian Renaissance architect Donato Bramante and through this reappraisal suggests a possible agenda for current architectural practice. Bramante, Tamburelli argues, offers an excellent starting point to imagine a...
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On cities: Masterclass Vol.1
This first volume launches the Norman Foster Foundation’s Masterclass Series with a close examination of cities and urbanism today. Following an introduction by Norman Foster, “Cities in Pandemics”, various experts and critics in the field weigh in on a number...
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Open architecture
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Open architecture
La collection Open-A a pour ambition majeure d’explorer le potentiel de réinterprétation lié à l’histoire et à la théorie en architecture. En d’autres termes, Open-A vise à parcourir les récits des époques antérieures, de construire de nouvelles associations, de faire émerger de nouveaux concepts,...
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