In Miami in the 1980s: The vanishing architecture of a paradise lost
This publication celebrates a lost vision of Miami: the architectural golden age it enjoyed in the 1980s, when the subtropical city experienced a profound synergy between art and architecture. In these years, Miami's architects partook of the discipline's international discourse,...
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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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Inscriptions: Architecture before speech
Inscriptions: Architecture Before Speech presents a theory of contemporary architecture that spans the work of 112 practices in 750 images. Against the popular characterization of contemporary architecture as a centerless field where anything goes and everything is possible, this book argues...
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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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Journey North: The Inuit Art Centre Project
To commemorate the official opening of the Inuit Art Centre, now named Qaumajuq, Winnipeg Art Gallery director and CEO, Dr. Stephen Borys, set out to share the story of this extraordinary museum and building project. His book, Journey North: The...
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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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Lacaton & Vassal: Free space, transformation, habiter
Lacaton & Vassal has designed private and social housing, cultural and academic institutions and public spaces that reflects its advocacy of social justice and sustainability. Here, the winners of the 2021 Pritzker Prize present their oeuvre of four decades through...
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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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Lina Bo Bardi: Material ideologies
Lina Bo Bardi is renowned for her boldly modernist designs like the São Paulo Museum of Art and the culture and leisure center SESC Pompéia. An artist, architect, designer, writer, and activist, she was a tireless champion for local craft...
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Louis Sullivan's idea
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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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Make do with now: New directions in Japanese architecture
Make Do With Now presents a new perspective on Japanese architecture by introducing a young generation of architects and designers. Influenced by the Tohoku earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011, they share the desire for a sincere engagement with...
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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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Modern heritage: Reuse. Renovation. Restoration
Modernism is the most defining architectural expression of the 20th century – a movement that transformed built environments around the world in an unprecedented way. Many of these buildings are in need of repair now or their original function is...
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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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Notes from another Los Angeles: Gregory Ain and the construction of a social landscape
The Southern California architect Gregory Ain (1908–1988) collaborated with some of the most important figures of midcentury design, including Rudolph Schindler, Richard Neutra, and Charles and Ray Eames, and yet remains relatively unknown. Perhaps one reason for this anonymity is...
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Nueva Vivienda: New housing paradigms in Mexico
In the period following World War II, eminent Mexican architects such as Juan O'Gorman and Luis Barragán pioneered the adaptation of an international narrative in housing design to their own cultural environment. Seven decades on, Mexican architecture, and housing design...
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NYRA 29 : New York Review of Architecture issue #29
The latest issue remembers Christopher Alexander, amongst other topics.   New York Review of Architecture, 2022 17 X 11 cm, 16 pages  
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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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Observation is a constant that underlies all approaches
“My own use of the camera began in 1954 as I started to think about what a new building in New York – the Seagram building – could be. While in Rome during Easter, through the lens of a camera...
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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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Paths to prison: on the architecture of carcerality
As Angela Y. Davis has proposed, the "path to prison," which so disproportionately affects communities of color, is most acutely guided by the conditions of daily life. Architecture, then, as fundamental to shaping these conditions of civil existence, must be...
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Peter Cook on paper
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Peter Cook on paper
English architect and writer Sir Peter Cook, renowned for his free-thinking spirit translated into architectural lines and shapes, is perhaps most well-known as the co-founder of the avant-garde architectural group Archigram in the 1960s. A selection of his drawings is...
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Point de vue sur l'architecture: Dialogue. Protopiro et Didascalo
Point de vue sur l'architecture, dialogue théorique publié par Giovanni Battista Piranesi en 1765 contre les expériences néoclassiques françaises, anglaises et allemandes, est certainement le texte le plus radical de l'histoire de la théorie architecturale moderne. Selon Hanno-Walter Kruft, il...
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Préliminaires : Études et maquettes
Depuis 1983, le Centre national des arts plastiques a constitué un fonds d’esquisses, de maquettes et de travaux préparatoires liés aux commandes publiques d’œuvres d’art. Riche de près de 4 600 objets réalisés par des plasticiens, architectes, designers, vidéastes ou...
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Project stories volume 01 : Atelier Tomas Dirrix, Studio Muoto, Erika Nakagawa Office
Project Stories takes an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the stories of built projects to offer an insight into the nature of architectural practice today.   The book series invites an eclectic constellation of architectural practices from across the globe to...
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Project without form: OMA, Rem Koolhaas and the 1989 laboratorium
In 1989, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture developed a new architectural typology helmed by the Dutch architecture firm's founder Rem Koolhaas (born 1944). The goal of this endeavor was to enact a "project without form" as part of an international...
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Race and modern architecture: A critical history from Enlightenment to the present
This volume offers a welcome and long-awaited intervention for the field by shining a spotlight on constructions of race and their impact on architecture and theory in Europe and North America and across various global contexts since the eighteenth century....
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Radical pedagogies
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Radical pedagogies
In the decades after World War II, new forms of learning transformed architectural education. These radical experiments sought to upend disciplinary foundations and conventional assumptions about the nature of architecture as much as they challenged modernist and colonial norms, decentered...
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Retail apocalypse
As shopping shifts online and the economic shocks associated with the coronavirus pandemic push bankruptcies to unprecedented levels, retail is facing its own version of the end of days. The arsenal of commercial techniques that retail has developed can no...
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Reverse perspective: Wim Goes & Volkmar Mühleis
''Reverse perspective'' revolves around practice-based architectural, art historical, and philosophical research on presence via images, buildings, and texts. In the book, Belgian architect Wim Goes explores three of his main projects: Yohji Yamamoto Boutique Antwerp, Royal Belgian Sailing Club, and...
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SeARCH Dig it! Building bound to the ground
Building is one of very few endeavours that are physically connected to the surface of the earth, fixed and enduring. Nevertheless, for centuries, especially in the West, we have considered ourselves separate and above nature, drifting away, defining our own...
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Serious fun: The landscapes of Claude Cormier
For almost 30 years Claude Cormier et Associes has designed landscapes daring in scope while earnest in execution, courting controversy while inviting public accord. Produced under the leadership of Claude Cormier, the range of these projects has spanned the creation...
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Services Working Group
Folio F presents complete transcripts from the ground-breaking working group on labour relations and institutional governance in the arts organized in 1994 by Helmut Draxler and Andrea Fraser at the Kunstraum of the University of Lüneburg.   Held on January...
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Seven questions: Studio Jan de Vylder
This volume is the outcome of a series of online lunch lectures at ETH Zürich, organised by studio Jan de Vylder during the pandemic lockdown. Speakers received a briefing that was both simple and tricky: talk about seven questions that...
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Shim-Sutcliffe, The architecture of Point William: A laboratory for living.
Shim-Sutcliffe's work at Point William intertwines landscape and architecture with ancient rock and water reshaping and reimagining a site on the Canadian Shield over two decades. Found conditions and new buildings are interwoven and choreographed to create a rich spatial...
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Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of death and life
This publication is based on extensive research undertaken at ArkDes, Sweden’s national center for architecture and design, where his archive and personal library are kept. It features a wealth of drawings and sketches, designs for furniture and interiors, model photographs,...
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Skyroom: The journey of Brian and Marilyn MacKay-Lyons at Shobac, seaside village on the edge
In partnership with his wife Marilyn Mackay-Lyons and their family, architect Brian Mackay-Lyons has built a unique community over the granite ruins of a historic settlement on the fogbound coast of Nova Scotia. Among the structures at Shobac are homes,...
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Social transparency: Projects on housing
For the past decade, the Los Angeles architect Michael Maltzan has designed multiunit housing in a city known for its proliferation of single-family residences. Working with the Skid Row Housing Trust, these projects advance new forms of supportive housing that...
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