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Francis Kere: Architecture
Author: Francis Kere, Ayca Beygo, Andres Lepik
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag
ISBN: 3775742174
Pages: 160
Year: 2016-11
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Francis Kéré
Author: Luis Fernández-Galiano
ISBN: 8469778978
Pages: 117
Year: 2018
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Small Scale, Big Change
Author: Andres Lepik, Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 0870707841
Pages: 139
Year: 2010
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Focusing on designing and building in underserved communities around the globe, 'Small Scale, Big Change', expresses a desire for social change and a belief in the social responsibility of architecture.
Social Design
Author: Angeli Sachs
Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers/Museum Fur Gestaltung Zurich
ISBN: 3037785705
Pages: 192
Year: 2018-11-20
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Architects and designers have always played a vital role in shaping society. Social Design presents a long-overdue survey of current international activity in this realm, from new infrastructures and the reclaiming of cities by their inhabitants as seen in the work of Assemble and Gehl Architects to build-it-yourself housing by Urban Think Tank, all the way to GRAFT's solar kiosk, an energy source that is driving sustainable development opportunities for communities. The book addresses this enormous topic in six chapters: Urban Space and Landscape (including works by Antonio Scarponi and Organization for Permanent Modernity); Living, Education, Work (including Francis Kéré and Urban Think Tank); Migration (including Shigeru Ban, the Refugee Nation); Production (including Andreas Möller); Networks (including One Laptop per Child, GRAFT); and Environment (including Olafur Eliasson, Frederik Ottesen and Philips Design). Some 27 projects in the areas of cityscape and countryside, housing, education and work, production, migration, networks and the environment are framed by three research studies that trace the historical roots and foundations of social design and look at today's theoretical discourse as well as future trends.
Sensing Spaces
Author: Philip Ursprung, Kate Goodwin
Publisher: Royal Academy Books
ISBN: 1907533710
Pages: 176
Year: 2014-05-06
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Unlike almost any other art form, architecture is part of our everyday life, but its ability to dramatically affect the way we think, feel and interact with one another is often overlooked. This volume brings the focus back to the sensual aspects of architecture the subtle and intangible ways it impacts on human experience through the work of six leading architects from around the world, all of whom have created a unique immersive installation for the Royal Academy. Conversations with each of these architects including Kengo Kuma, Li Xiaodong and Pezo von Ellrichshausen show the multiplicity of ways in which different approaches to the built environment can affect the way in which we connect with our surroundings, while an introduction by Philip Ursprung explores the background to this humanistic approach to design. The book is fully illustrated with preparatory sketches and key buildings by each of the architects.
Make New History
Author: Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee, Sarah Hearne, Letizia Garzoli
Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN: 3037785357
Pages: 344
Year: 2017
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Make New History, the companion publication to the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, invites speculation on the status and importance of historical material to the field of architecture today. The book brings together an eminent collection of historians, curators and practitioners and features over a hundred artists and architects from the exhibition. The 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial focuses on the efforts of contemporary architects to align their work with versions of history. The act of looking to the past to inform the present has always been central to architecture. The biennial and hence the book present the chance to consider anew the role history plays in the field today and to try to rethink this collective project of architecture. Being the largest architecture and design exhibition in North America, the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial presents the altering global impact of innovation and creativity regarding design and architecture. Visitors are invited to explore the impact and influence of architecture today and how it can and will make new history in different places all around the world.
Local Architecture
Author: Brian Mackay-Lyons
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1616894040
Pages: 224
Year: 2014-12-16
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In architecture, as in food, local is an idea whose time has come. Of course, the idea of an architecture that responds to site; draws on local building traditions, materials, and crafts; and strives to create a sense of community is not recent. Yet, the way it has evolved in the past few years in the hands of some of the world's most accomplished architects is indeed defining a new movement. From the rammed-earth houses of Rick Joy and Pacific Northwest timber houses of Tom Kundig, to the community-built structures of Rural Studio and Francis Kéré, designers everywhere are championing an architecture that exists from, in, and for a specific place. The stunning projects, presented here in the first book to examine this global shift, were featured at the thirteenth and final Ghost conference held in 2011, organized by Nova Scotia architect, educator, and local practitioner Brian MacKay-Lyons. The result is the most complete collection of contemporary regionalist architecture available, with essays by early proponents of the movement, including Kenneth Frampton, Juhani Pallasmaa, and Pritzker Prize–winning architect Glenn Murcutt.
Unpacking My Library
Author: Jo Steffens, Matthias Neumann
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030021698X
Pages: 166
Year: 2017-10-03
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A captivating tour of the bookshelves of ten leading artists, exploring the intricate connections between reading, artistic practice, and identity Taking its inspiration from Walter Benjamin's seminal 1931 essay, the Unpacking My Library series charts a spirited exploration of the reading and book collecting practices of today's leading thinkers. Artists and Their Books showcases the personal libraries of ten important contemporary artists based in the United States (Mark Dion, Theaster Gates, Wangechi Mutu, Ed Ruscha, and Carrie Mae Weems), Canada (Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller), and the United Kingdom (Billy Childish, Tracey Emin, and Martin Parr). Through engaging interviews, the artists discuss the necessity of reading and the meaning of books in their lives and careers. This is a book about books, but it even more importantly highlights the role of literature in shaping an artist's self-presentation and persona. Photographs of each artist's bookshelves present an evocative glimpse of personal taste, of well-loved and rare volumes, and of the individual touches that make a bookshelf one's own. The interviews are accompanied by "top ten" reading lists assembled by each artist, an introduction by Jo Steffens, and Marcel Proust's seminal essay "On Reading."
Author: James Morris, Suzanne Preston Blier
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 1568984138
Pages: 216
Year: 2004
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A photographic survey of adobe buildings throughout West Africa, including the great mosque at Djenne (the largest mud building in the world) ordinary houses and huts, arches, domes, colonnades, grillwork and other architectural feats. The text by Blier covers the history, technology and cultural significance of adobe in West Africa.
Oase 100
Author: Bart Decroos, Veronique Patteeuw, Marius Schwarz
Publisher: Nai010 Publishers
ISBN: 9462084319
Pages: 256
Year: 2018-08-28
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The 100th issue of OASE takes the journal?s long-standing collaboration with its graphic designer Karel Martens as a starting point to explore the relationship between architecture journals and graphic design. In doing so, it challenges the conventional idea that architecture journals are mere carriers of information, showing instead how these journals play a defining role in the message they convey.00Adhering to Marshall McLuhan?s famous maxim ?the medium is the message?, it considers the graphic space of the journal, its materiality, its production, and the physical experience of reading00Within this context, the 100th issue of OASE zooms in on the relationship between architecture journals and graphic design, starting with a historical overview before considering the specific history of OASE and the practice of its own graphic designer. The aim is to provide an insight into the close and mutually enriching relationship between the graphic design of an architecture journal and the production of architectural knowledge.
Wang Shu and Amateur Architecture Studio
Author: Mette Marie Kallehauge, Kjeld Kjeldsen, Micheal Juul Holm
Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN: 3037785314
Pages: 240
Year: 2017-02-01
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Accompanying an exhibition of the same name at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, this publication examines the recent work of the Chinese architect Wang Shu, Pritzker Prize winner in 2012. At a time when China's explosive urbanization is making inroads into rural areas and leaving the marks of cheap concrete construction everywhere, Wang Shu and Amateur Architecture Studio are keen to work against this tendency by reusing materials from the buildings that Chinese authorities are systematically tearing down and rebuilding after western models. Wang Shu's architecture reveals a thoughtful attitude toward both design and implementation, as well as the ability to react flexibly to the surroundings and history of a particular site.
Rafael Vinoly
Author: Rafael Viñoly
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 3764366168
Pages: 328
Year: 2002-01-01
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Rafael Vinoly became famous as the architect of the stunning Tokyo International Forum (1989-1996). In Japan, where land is at a premium and public spaces are rare, the Forum with its 2.7 hectares and unusual design of public space, was widely admired. Originating in Uruguay, Vinoly heads an architectural office with an impressive list of projects in the areas of architecture, urban planning and interior design, including significant buildings such as the Philadelphia Regional Performing Arts Center which opened recently, Princeton University Stadium, the New Bronx Supreme Criminal Court Complex. In 1969 Vinoly founded his first office in Buenos Aires which was influenced by the Modern Movement but also by the ideas and concepts of the 1960s reflected in the work of Buckminster Fuller, Archigram and the Smithsons. Due to the political situation he emigrated and opened an office in New York in 1982. Despite the difficulties involved in starting over again in a new country where in the meantime post-modernism was prevalent, Vinoly stayed true to his style of architecture, feeling bound to the ethical considerations of modernism yet constantly questioning it, adapting it to changing conditions. With offices in New York and Tokyo, Rafael Vinoly Architects is now one of the most successful architectural offices worldwide. This book documents a large number of Vinoly's most significant buildings and projects. It also includes an essay by Joan Ockman, one of the best-known architecture theoreticians in the USA, and texts by Rafael Vinoly on his career which has been marked by the difficult political situation in Argentina and the cultural exchange between S. America, Europe and the USA.
African Modernism. The Architekture of Independence
Author: Manuel Herz, Zvi Efrat, Till Förster, Ingrid Schröder, Iwan Baan, Alexia Webster
Publisher: Park Publishing (WI)
ISBN: 3906027740
Pages: 640
Year: 2015-02-19
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In this 1950s and 1960s, most African countries gained independence from their respective colonial power. Architecture became one of the principal means by which the newly formed countries expressed their national identity. Parliament buildings, central banks, stadiums, convention centres, universities and independence memorials were built, often to heroic and daring designs. At the same time, these buildings exemplify also the difficulties, contradictions and dilemmas these countries experienced in their nation-building process. This book investigates the relationship between architecture and nation building in Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire, and Zambia.
Architecture for the Poor
Author: Hassan Fathy
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226239144
Pages: 366
Year: 2010-02-15
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Architecture for the Poor describes Hassan Fathy's plan for building the village of New Gourna, near Luxor, Egypt, without the use of more modern and expensive materials such as steel and concrete. Using mud bricks, the native technique that Fathy learned in Nubia, and such traditional Egyptian architectural designs as enclosed courtyards and vaulted roofing, Fathy worked with the villagers to tailor his designs to their needs. He taught them how to work with the bricks, supervised the erection of the buildings, and encouraged the revival of such ancient crafts as claustra (lattice designs in the mudwork) to adorn the buildings.
Socialist Architecture
Author: Srdjan Jovanović Weiss
ISBN: 3941644920
Pages: 68
Year: 2017
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Socialist Architecture ? The Reappearing Act' is a cooperation between the architect Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss and the photographer Armin Linke. Since 2009, Jovanovic Weiss and Linke are documenting the current state of selected places of socialistic architecture in the former Yugoslavia. After the disappearing of Yugoslavia, the inherited architecture often remained empty, in a kind of limbo between reutilisation and modern archaeological ruin. This documentation considered this indecisiveness in the five emerging democracies and investigates the relative impact on the spatial perception and the fate of the former ideological architecture of Yugoslavia.