Building a new New World: Amerikanizm in Russian Architecture
Idealized representations of America, as both an aspiration and a menace, played an important role in shaping Russian architecture and urban design from the American Revolution until the fall of the Soviet Union. In Building a new New World, Jean-Louis...
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Prospects Beyond Futures, Counterculture White Meets Red Power
In the second volume of the CCA Singles series, Robert J. Kett revisits the Indigenous occupation of Alcatraz Island from 1969 to 1971 and uncovers other designs for the Rock from within the counterculture.   This book is the result...
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CP138 Gordon Matta-Clark: Readings of the archive by Yann Chateigné, Hila Peleg, and Kitty Scott
This book unpacks the comprehensive Gordon Matta-Clark collection at the CCA (CP138), opening it up to provisional readings from different points of view. Yann Chateigné reorganizes Matta-Clark’s library into areas of inquiry, from alchemy to psychoanalysis, as a framework for...
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Documents from Gordon Matta-Clark's personal library
This book recounts Stefano Graziani’s experience of finding Gordon Matta-Clark’s personal library while exploring the CCA Collection.   The library consists of seventy publications that cover a wide range of subjects from architecture and art history to alchemy, communications, cultural...
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Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernization Effects
Before architectural postmodernism was named as such, the process of postmodernizing architecture had already begun implicating architectural work in the increasingly information-driven logic of the late twentieth century. Though radical, the effects of this process have long been excluded from...
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Computation as Design: Ron Resch and the New Media of Geometry
The second in the Studies in the Design Laboratory epub series produced by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the CCA, this publication traces the development of complex computational geometry in the work of Ron Resch. Resch’s strikingly...
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CCA Publication
Houses For Sale
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Houses For Sale
There are all kinds of houses—big houses, little houses, strange houses, old houses… But how do you decide which one is just right for you... In Houses for Sale a family travels through architectural history searching for their perfect home....
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Frank Gehry - Lewis Residence
This publication presents the Lewis Residence, an unbuilt residential project for Peter B. Lewis in Lyndhurst, Ohio, that evolved over six years from 1989 to 1995 and in the process fundamentally altered Gehry’s architectural practice.The Lewis Residence house, landscape and...
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Can Design Be Devious? The story of the Robert Moses bridges over the Long Island parkways, and other explorations of unexpected political consequences of design
This digital publication explores the story of the planning and politics of a series of overpasses on Long Island, commissioned in the 1920s and 1930s by Robert Moses. The story suggests that the bridges had been designed to prevent the...
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Zaha Hadid, Phaeno Science Center
In this publication Greg Lynn, Christos Passas, and Patrik Schumacher discuss Zaha Hadid Architects’ Phaeno Science Centre, a project that combined the organizational parameters of landscape architecture with digital tools of representation and fabrication to build one of the largest...
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Peter Eisenman - Biozentrum
This publication presents Peter Eisenman’s Biozentrum project, an expansion of Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, from 1987.In the competition brief, the program of the complex included biotechnology, molecular biology and biochemistry research laboratories and support spaces. The design process...
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CCA Publication
The Museum Is Not Enough
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The Museum Is Not Enough
The Museum Is Not Enough is the result of collective reflections on architecture, contemporary social concerns, institutions, and the public undertaken by the CCA in recent years. Building on years of thematic investigations and of a continued questioning of the role...
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The Natural Forces Laboratory: Ralph Knowles and the Instrumentalized Studio
The first in the Studies in the Design Laboratory epub series produced by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the CCA, this publication finds an origin of computational design in the work of Ralph Knowles at the Natural...
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Bernard Cache, Objectile
In this publication, Bernard Cache and Greg Lynn discuss the origins of Objectile, a web-based system for generating unique decorative panels and furniture which predicted a future of customizable form on demand.In 2015, Cache’s twenty-year-old dream of industrially produced nonstandard...
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CCA Tote - 2020 edition
A sturdy canvas bag for toting your most valued possessions, featuring two sets of straps: one over-the-shoulder, the other hand-held. The 2020 edition includes an interior pocket for keeping your phone and keys handy. Available while supplies last. Made in...
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Coop Himmelb(l)au, BMW Welt
In this publication, Greg Lynn and Wolf Prix discuss Coop Himmelb(l)au’s BMW Welt, a corporate-event and car-delivery centre whose iconic form was realized with sophisticated structural analysis and visualization software. The project is located on the BMW campus in Munich,...
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Cloud 9 - Villa Nurbs
In this publication, Greg Lynn and Enric Ruiz-Geli discuss Villa Nurbs, a housing prototype located in Empuriabrava, Spain designed as a laboratory for merging computer-aided design with the construction processes. The villa’s name points to the development of the design...
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François Roche - Water Flux
This publication presents François Roche’s Water Flux, a project for a geology and glaciology museum and research centre in the Swiss Alps.Water Flux, begun in 2007 but never realized, involved digital design to control an automated manufacturing process. It was...
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Chuck Hoberman - Expanding Sphere
This publication presents Expanding Sphere and Iris Dome, two projets by Chuck Hoberman, in their context during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Chuck Hoberman’s work focuses on the notion of transformable design: objects, structures and spaces that can change...
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Neil Denari, Interrupted Projections
This publication presents Interrupted Projections, an exhibition by Neil Denari at TOTOGALLERY・MA in Tokyo in 1996. Denari realized in built form the spatial character of his drawings and digital renderings of continuous curved surfaces, blending floor, wall, and ceiling. He...
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Asymptote Architecture - NYSE Virtual Trading Floor
In 1997, the New York Stock Exchange commissioned Asymptote Architecture, in collaboration with the Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC), to design a virtual environment to visualize real-time numerical and statistical data.In this publication, Lise Anne Couture and Hani Rashid, founding...
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KOL/MAC - O/K Apartment
This publication presents Testa & Weiser’s Carbon Tower, a prototype for a forty-storey building made almost entirely of carbon fibre. The project exploits the affinities between two technologies that were rapidly advancing during the early 2000s: scripting and fibre-reinforced composite...
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Shoei Yoh - Sports Complex Galaxy Toyama / Odawara Gymnasium
This publication presents Sports Complex, Galaxy Toyama and Odwawara Gymnasium, two projets from the early 1990s by Japanese Architect Shoei Yoh.For these two large public gymnasium facilities, developed in the same period around 1991, Shoei Yoh paid special attention to...
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Morphosis, Hypo Alpe-Adria centre
This publication presents Morphosis’s Hypo Alpe-Adria Center, a project located in Klagenfurt, Austria, that creates a new landform in order to mediate the edge-city condition.In the 1990s, Austrian based Hypo Alpe-Adria Bank group was expanding into a major international corporation...
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Ocean North - Jyväskylä Music and Arts Centre
This publication presents the Jyväskylä Music and Arts Centre, a project that uses a system of abstracted flows mapped through particle animations to generate a rich interior/exterior social landscape.Johan Bettum and Kivi Sotamaa of OCEAN North, one branch of an...
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Mark Goulthorpe - HypoSurface
Greg Lynn and Mark Goulthorpe discuss HypoSurface, a computer-controlled elastic surface that responds to sounds, movement, and network commands—and suggests a future where buildings can move and react.HypoSurface began in 1998 and is still under development. Lynn and Goulthorpe consider...
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Our Happy Life: Architecture and Well-Being in the Age of Emotional Capitalism
How do we design our cities when our most intimate experiences are incessantly tracked and our feelings become the base of new modes of production that prioritize the immaterial over the material? Since the 2008 financial crisis, lists of well-being...
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CCA Publication
Looking Through: Le Corbusier Windows
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Looking Through: Le Corbusier Windows
Takashi Homma first encountered the work of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret in Chandigarh in 2013, while producing photographs commissioned by the CCA, some of which are included in this book. Following that experience, he decided to research and photograph...
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RUR Architecture, Kansai-kan, National Diet Library
In this publication, Greg Lynn, Jesse Reiser, and Nanako Umemoto discuss RUR’s entry to the competition for the Kansai-kan, or Kansai branch, of the National Diet Library in Kyoto, a project that pairs an automated system for storing and retrieving...
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Lars Spuybroek, H2Oexpo
This digital publication presents H2Oexpo, an immersive environment designed by Lars Spuybroek that was capable of invoking water abstractly through volume, sloping ground planes, dynamic lighting, projected patterns and images, sound and other kinesthetic means.The project, located in a recreational...
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Preston Scott Cohen, Eyebeam Atelier Museum
Greg Lynn and Preston Scott Cohen discuss the Eyebeam Atelier Museum, a project for an art space in New York developed through 3D modelling to define a structure based on tensegrity.The project was developed for a competition in 2001 and...
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Office d'A - Witte Arts Center
This publication presents Office dA, Witte Arts Center, an unbuilt project in Green Bay, Wisconsin, that explores the expressive and structural potential of a continuous composite brick facade.Mónica Ponce de León and Nader Tehrani of Office dA designed the Witte...
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Kas Oosterhuis, NSA Muscle
This publication presents the NSA Muscle project by ONL (Kas Oosterhuis and Ilona Lénárd) that combined commercial pneumatics and virtual control technology in new ways to prototype an interactive architecture. NSA Muscle was designed and constructed for the Non-Standard Architectures...
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Ulrich Königs, Chemnitz Stadium
This publication presents the Chemnitz Stadium, a project whose visual effects and structural qualities were shaped by a transition from hand sketches to a digital 3D model.Cologne-based architects Peter Kulka and Ulrich Königs, in collaboration with structural engineer Cecil Balmond...
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UN Studio - Erasmus Bridge
This publication presents UNStudio’s Erasmus Bridge, a large-scale infrastructural project in Rotterdam that saw innovative use of digital files as tools for design and sites of communication.The City of Rotterdam commissioned UNStudio, led by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos,...
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Karl Chu - X Phylum / Catastrophe Machine
This publication presents two projects by Karl Chu, X Phylum and the Catastrophe Machine, that both concern the architectural visualization of non-linear geometry.With X Phylum, Chu was one of the first architects to harness the power of digital technology in...
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Testa/Weiser - Carbon Tower
This publication presents Testa & Weiser’s Carbon Tower, a prototype for a forty-storey building made almost entirely of carbon fibre. The project exploits the affinities between two technologies that were rapidly advancing during the early 2000s: scripting and fibre-reinforced composite...
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Besides, History: Go Hasegawa, Kersten Geers, David Van Severen
What role can history play in contemporary architecture practice? Besides, History: Go Hasegawa, Kersten Geers, David Van Severen invites three architects to reread, redraw, translate, and appropriate from the past and from each other in order to construct relationships between and meanings...
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CCA Publication
The Anatomy of the Architectural Book
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The Anatomy of the Architectural Book
The Anatomy of the Architectural Book examines the relationships between book culture and building culture, making visible the axes along which architectural knowledge circulates through books into buildings and back.   Richly illustrated with samples from the CCA library, the volume...
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CCA Publication
CCA on View
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CCA on View
CCA on View is a visual guidebook to the exhibitions produced by the Canadian Centre for Architecture since its founding in 1979. From The Preservation and Conservation of Prints and Drawings of Ernest Cormier (1885–1980), mounted in the lobby of the Canadian...
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The Other Architect: Another Way of Building Architecture
Conceived as an annotated collection of primary documents, The Other Architect presents evidence of experimental venues, methods, and tools that architects have used to research and shape the urgent issues of their time. Together, they reveal how architects can construct...
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Luigi Ghirri/Aldo Rossi: Things Which Are Only Themselves
This publication examines the presence and role of photography in the process of design and the uses of photography as a personal effect of the architect’s consciousness and subconscious.Focused visual essays investigate the ideas and effects of photography in relation...
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Archaeology of the Digital
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Archaeology of the Digital
Published on the occasion of the 2013 exhibition Archaeology of the Digital, this book delves into the genesis and establishment of digital tools for design conceptualization, visualization, and production at the end of the 1980s. How was the transition from...
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CCA Publication
The Lancaster/Hanover Masque
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The Lancaster/Hanover Masque
Known more for his theoretical projects than his built work, the American architect John Hejduk (1929–2000) worked on the nine large drawings for the Lancaster/Hanover Masque over a period of three years. Their point of departure is the space of...
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Actions: What You Can Do with the City
Actions: What You Can Do With the City presents original research and writing that explores how the design and experience of contemporary cities can be shaped by human actions.The book documents and presents projects by a large and diverse group...
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The university is now on air, broadcasting modern architecture
The university is now on air, broadcasting modern architecture examines a key experiment by The Open University to mobilize new media environments for distance and adult education. Eight episodes written by Joaquim Moreno, conversations with Tim Benton, Nick Levinson, Adrian Forty,...
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Mies van der Rohe: The Difficult Art of the Simple
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1938, when he was already in his fifties and one of the recognized masters of his profession. This introduction to the critical work of Mies’s North American...
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CCA Publication
Toys and the Modernist Tradition
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Toys and the Modernist Tradition
Toys and the Modernist Tradition observes early twentieth-century notions of modernism as interpreted by toy manufacturers, often with the collaboration of architects. The toys produced were inspired by the new built forms, with bright colours and materials such as plastic.Essays...
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It’s All Happening So Fast: A Counter-History of the Modern Canadian Environment
This is a counter-history assembled out of the aspirations, alternative stories and contradictions behind the dominant notion of progress that has captivated our imagination and defined our relationship with the environment. In an age on unprecedented human impact on the...
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CCA Publication
Goodbye, Oil
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Goodbye, Oil
The illustrated book Goodbye, Oil explores how oil is produced and how we might lessen our dependence on this non-renewable resource. Harriet Russell’s story offers alternative modes of powering the vehicles we drive, making the goods we consume and heating...
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