Archizines

Author: Elias Redstone

Publisher: London

ISBN: 9781907414206

Category: Architecture

Page: 152

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Elias Redstone's compact introduction to the world of independent architectural publishing is an indispensable guide for any architecture enthusiast or bibliophile, or indeed anyone interested in the survival of independent print publishing. As well as an entry on each of the magazines collected as part of Redstone's Archizines project (which started with an online archive, expanding to an exhibition, this book and soon to be completed the the donation of the entire collection of publications to the National Art Library at the V&A), Redstone and a selection of Archizines editors, such as Pedro Gedanho and Mimi Zeigar, give a range of insights into the world of architecture and publishing discourse through a series of short essays.

Holistic Retail Design

Reshaping Shopping for the Digital Era

Author: Prof. Philipp Teufel,Prof. Rainer Zimmermann

Publisher: Frame Publishers

ISBN: 9491727656

Category: Architecture

Page: 400

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Holistic Retail Design sets out a theory that reshapes shopping by introducing strategies in holistic constitution and the improvement of retail experiences. It covers stationary, temporary and digital customer touch-points and intermediates between the consumer, the retail brand and the products being offered. The theory shapes spaces, platforms, events, interfaces, signage and communications, expanding scope whilst introducing retail archetypes linking to customer role models. Features The authors outline a new approach to retail design. Strategy applications are outlined per chapter, with international best practice cases highlighted. Written by leading professors in the field, Prof. Rainer Zimmermann and Prof. Philipp Teufel from the Peter Behrens School of Arts, University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf. Visually interesting with outstanding graphic design.

Shooting Space

Architecture in Contemporary Photography

Author: Elias Redstone

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714867427

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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A visual survey of contemporary artists’ photography of architecture, featuring the work of Andreas Gursky, Iwan Baan, Wolfgang Tillmans, Catherine Opie, Thomas Ruff, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and more. Since the invention of photography, architecture has proved a worthy subject for photographers. Shooting Space: Architecture in Contemporary Photography showcases the relationship between the two practices. The book presents a broad spectrum of work from a diverse roster of renowned and emerging artists: Annie Leibovitz captures the construction of Renzo Piano’s New York Times building; James Welling revisits Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House; Walter Niedermayr shifts perspectives on SANAA’s sculptural designs. The book is divided into five chapters, covering collaborations between photographer and architect, global urbanization, alterations to the natural landscape, reappraised Modernist icons, and imagined environments. Presenting a fresh study of outstanding work in contemporary architectural photography, Shooting Space not only provides an engaging display of beautiful photography, but will reward the reader with a considered survey of our built environment.

Pure Hardcore Icons

A Manifesto on Pure Form in Architecture

Author: Cruz Garcia,Nathalie Frankowski

Publisher: Artifice Incorporated

ISBN: 9781908967398

Category: Architecture

Page: 80

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In the kingdom of architecture the shape reigns supreme. Ever since the beginning of history, pure geometric form has been one of architecture's recurrent obsessions. A genealogy of buildings shaped as pyramids, spheres, and cubes can be traced back to ancient times, while contemporary projects, either as poured concrete or virtual bytes, often resemble stacked boxes and looping skyscrapers. Despite torrents of pure shapes flooding with evidence magazine pages and computer screens around the world, architecture lacks a written work to declare its intentions. Pure Hardcore Icons is the first manifesto on pure form in architecture. WAI Architecture Think Tank, directed by authors Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz Garcia, have created a vade mecum with provocative collages, essays and an interview that promise to bring form--a persistent taboo in the theoretical discourse--to the forefront of the architectural discussion. Through a mixture of perspicacity, conviction and humour, Pure Hardcore Icons aims to raise awareness about the dialectic of pure form and architecture, hoping that its potential and limitations could be fully grasped either in practice, academia, or as a cultural and intellectual exercise.

Consuming Architecture

On the occupation, appropriation and interpretation of buildings

Author: Daniel Maudlin,Marcel Vellinga

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317801806

Category: Architecture

Page: 300

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Projecting forward in time from the processes of design and construction that are so often the focus of architectural discourse, Consuming Architecture examines the variety of ways in which buildings are consumed after they have been produced, focusing in particular on processes of occupation, appropriation and interpretation. Drawing on contributions by architects, historians, anthropologists, literary critics, artists, film-makers, photographers and journalists, it shows how the consumption of architecture is a dynamic and creative act that involves the creation and negotiation of meanings and values by different stakeholders and that can be expressed in different voices. In so doing, it challenges ideas of what constitutes architecture, architectural discourse and architectural education, how we understand and think about it, and who can claim ownership of it. Consuming Architecture is aimed at students in architectural education and will also be of interest to students and researchers from disciplines that deal with architecture in terms of consumption and material culture.

Clip, Stamp, Fold

The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines, 196X to 197X

Author: Beatriz Colomina

Publisher: ACTAR Publishers

ISBN: 8496954528

Category: Architecture

Page: 671

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A tour of 70 small, experimental architectural magazines published during the 1960s and 1970s offers insight into their format and influence, in a volume that is complemented by reproductions of pamphlets and building instruction manuals from the same period.

New Aging

Live Smarter Now to Live Better Forever

Author: Matthias Hollwich,Bruce Mau Design

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698196449

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Aging is a gift that we receive with life—and in New Aging, the architect Matthias Hollwich outlines smart, simple ideas to help us experience it that way. New Aging invites us to take everything we associate with aging—the loss of freedom and vitality, the cold and sterile nursing homes, the boredom—and throw it out the window. As an architect, Matthias Hollwich is devoted to finding ways in which we can shape our living spaces and communities to make aging a graceful and fulfilling aspect of our lives. Now he has distilled his research into a collection of simple, visionary principles—brought to life with bright, colorful illustrations—that will inspire you to think creatively about how you can change your habits and environments to suit your evolving needs as you age. With advice ranging from practical design tips for making your home safer and more comfortable to thought-provoking ideas on how we work, relax, and interact with our neighbors, and even how we eat, New Aging will inspire you and your loved ones to live smarter today so you can live better tomorrow. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Vertical Urban Factory

Author: Nina Rappaport

Publisher: Actar

ISBN: 9781940291635

Category: Architecture

Page: 460

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Vertical Urban Factory focuses on the spaces of production in cities that both comprise factories that are significant in their design and contribute to a vital urban environment. This book reexamines the historic modernist and contemporary factories through the lens of an urbanist while provoking the future of urban manufacturing. It shows that now factories are cleaner and greener they can be reintegrated in city life creating a new paradigm for sustainable urban industry that is also more self-sufficient. Illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs, manufacturing process diagrams, and infographics by MGMT Design.

Open Spatial Workshop

Converging in Time

Author: Open Spatial Workshop,Saskia Beudel,Kathryn Yusoff,Matt Poll

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994521347

Category: Art, Australian

Page: 384

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Exhibition catalogue

On Farming

Author: Mason White,Maya Przybylski

Publisher: ACTAR Publishers

ISBN: 8492861215

Category: Architecture

Page: 267

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'On Farming' reveals the interdependencies of our globalized world, as today information, energy, labour, and landscape, among others, can be farmed.

Constructing Worlds

Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age

Author: Alona Pardo,Elias Redstone,David Campany

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791381152

Category: Photography

Page: 256

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The relationship between architecture and photography is the focus of this book that features the work of eighteen influential artists, from the 1930s to the present day. Architecture has long been a subject matter for photographers, who utilize the medium not just to document the built world, but also to reveal wider truths about society. This book features chapters devoted to various artists--among them, Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, Ed Ruscha, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Andreas Gursky and Iwan Baan--and includes 220 color and duotone images. Each chapter opens with a text introducing the artists' work, followed by reproductions of their photographs. Arranged chronologically, the book documents the birth of the skyscraper against the backdrop of the Great Depression; the rise of the modernist tradition in America, post-colonial Africa, and India; the effects of industry on 1960s Europe; the increasing suburbanization of America and Europe; and the consequences of today's mass urbanization in Asia, the Middle East, and South America. Far-reaching and penetrating, this volume reflects on the ongoing dialogue between photography and architecture.

Poster Town

Author: Erich Brechbühl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783959051781

Category: Posters, Swiss

Page: 784

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"Lucerne—Switzerland’s poster town—has a vibrant graphic design scene, which in recent years has become known for its sophisticated posters well beyond the country’s borders. Professional colleagues are in awe of how a relatively small city can produce so many well-designed posters. Lucerne posters can be found in many exhibitions. To give one example: in 2015 alone, twenty-six of the hundred best posters from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland came from Lucerne and the surrounding area—in other words, more than a quarter of all the awardwinning works. What’s behind this? Is it coincidence or a preponderance of designers of above-average talent in a comparatively small area? The book Poster Town tracks this phenomenon with a wealth of images and texts and creates a record of Lucerne’s poster designs for posterity. The content of the book is archived and showcased in an extended form on the website www.postertown.ch"--

Formless

Author: Lucia Allais

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783037783467

Category: Architecture

Page: 188

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Struggles to escape form as a manifestation of various norms and constraints are as old as architecture itself. But the formless is also increasingly in the air today, explicitly as in discussions of the "formless" quality of the city, and implicitly in talk of atmospheric buildings, randomized structures, and the dematerialization (or increased mediation) of architecture. No doubt part of its appeal lies in the fact that the formless is frequently found at the intersections between architecture and other fields, from art to ecology or engineering. Nevertheless, the formless has not yet been theorized rigorously in architecture. It seems to underpin a wide range of tendencies that have not yet been connected, or even explicitly acknowledged or identified. This book represents a first step toward this articulation.

Into the Great Wide Open

Author: Andreas Rumpfhuber

Publisher: dpr-barcelona

ISBN: 8494752316

Category: Architecture

Page: 242

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Into the Great Wide Open is a book about a search for a form of practice in architecture. Practice here is understood both as a critical reflection of a status quo and its history, as well as forms of (active) intervention through designing and planning. The book is a fragmentary snapshot of an on going, constantly developing and altering process to find a place in the production and reflection of our built environment, and implicitly disputes the question: “What is to be done?”

NATØ: Narrative Architecture in Postmodern London

Author: Claire Jamieson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317200047

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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Chronicling the last radical architectural group of the twentieth century – NATØ (Narrative Architecture Today) – who emerged from the Architectural Association at the start of the 1980s, this book explores the group’s work which echoed a wider artistic and literary culture that drew on the specific political, social and physical condition of 1980s London. It traces NATؒs identification with a particular stream of post-punk, postmodern expression: a celebration of the abject, an aesthetic of entropy, and a do-it-yourself provisionality. NATØ has most often been documented in reference to Nigel Coates (the instigator of NATØ), which has led to a one-sided, one-dimensional record of NATؒs place in architectural history. This book sets out a more detailed, contextual history of NATØ, told through photographs, drawings, and ephemera, restoring a truer polyvocal narrative of the group’s ethos and development.

Modern Forms

A Subjective Atlas of 20th-Century Architecture

Author: Nicolas Grospierre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791382296

Category:

Page: 224

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Form precedes function in this stunning visual archive of nearly 200 images of modern architecture by award-winning photographer Nicolas Grospierre. At once a reference work and a personal exploration of modernist architecture, this fascinating collection of Nicolas Grospierre's photography covers structures built between 1920 and 1989 in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. These images range from iconic buildings, such as the Gateway Arch in Saint Louis and the Ukrainian Institute of Scientific Research and Development in Kiev, to little-known structures such as the Balneological Hospital in Druskininkai, Lithuania or Oscar Niemeyer's unfinished International Fair Grounds in Tripoli. Derived from his popular blog, A Subjective Atlas of Modern Architecture, and organized by architectural form, this book reveals how modernist architecture is the embodiment of political and social ideologies, especially in public institutions such as banks, churches, libraries, and government buildings. Following the series of full-page images, an index details the location, date, architect and purpose of each building. While many of the buildings in this archive often go unrecognized, their forms are prominent in the landscape of modern civilization. Grospierre's keen eye and enthusiasm for the mundane as well as the sublime will motivate readers to look at the buildings around them in new and exciting ways.

Chatter

Architecture Talks Back

Author: Karen Kice

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300210639

Category: Architecture

Page: 96

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A bold, theoretical look at an emerging generation of architects, this volume is devoted to five contemporary architects—Bureau Spectacular, Erin Besler, Fake Industries Architectural Agonism, Formlessfinder, and John Szot Studio—and the diverse methods and approaches that drive their work. Chatter, whose title refers to the disjointed bits of conversation typified by texting and Twitter, examines how contemporary modes of communication have influenced the construction of ideas in the development, production, and presentation of architecture. Karen Kice surveys the evolution of architecture and illuminates how these architects have developed their work in conversation with historical theories and projects. Using a range of representational methods and formats to explore ideas—from hand drawings to robot-enabled ones, graphic novels to digital simulations—these practitioners embrace contemporary technologies while they engage with history. Kice's essay, accompanied by portfolios of works from each studio, deftly elucidates how these practitioners talk back to the past while conceiving and communicating their unique designs.

Weaponized Architecture

The Impossibility of Innocence

Author: Léopold Lambert

Publisher: dpr-barcelona

ISBN: 8461537025

Category: Architecture

Page: 178

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Research informs the development of a project which, rather than defusing these characteristics, attempts to integrate them within the scene of a political struggle. The proposed project dramatizes, through its architecture, a Palestinian disobedience to the colonial legislation imposed on its legal territory. In fact, the State of Israel masters the elaboration of territorial and architectural colonial apparatuses that act directly on Palestinian daily lives. In this regard, it is crucial to observe that 63% of the West Bank is under total control of the Israeli Defense Forces in regards to security, movement, planning and construction. Weaponized Architecture is thus manifested as a Palestinian shelter, with an associated agricultural platform, which expresses its illegality through its architectural vocabulary.

The Voices of Eden

A History of Hawaiian Language Studies

Author: Albert J. Schütz

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824816377

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 512

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The result is a highly readable and accessible account of Hawaiian history from a language-centered point of view that will prove indispensable for Hawaiian language scholars and students and appeal to the growing number of Hawaiians who are reclaiming their language.

Candide No. 4

Journal for Architectural Knowledge

Author: Axel Sowa

Publisher: ACTAR Publishers

ISBN: 8492861835

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

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Candide is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to exploring the culture of knowledge specific to architecture. It is released twice a year in English and German. Each issue of Candide is made up of five distinct sections. This frame- work responds to the diversity of architectural knowledge being produced, while challenging authors from all disciplines to test a variety of genres in order to write about and represent architecture. "Essay" provides a forum for discussion of architectural knowledge, including both fundamental research into and speculative arguments on its nature. "Analysis" allows for in-depth examination of built form: how can the knowledge embodied in buildings be retrospectively extracted and creatively re-used? "Project" is directed at architects who see design as a theoretical tool: how can a specific design proposal become a model of thought? "Encounters" gives access to the personal knowledge of renowned, unjustly forgotten, or entirely unknown protagonists of architecture. "Fiction" reflects the editors' conviction that sometimes the imaginary may reveal more about architectural knowledge than science.