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2G n°52 Sauerbruch Hutton
29,50 €

Sauerbruch Hutton is a practice founded by Matthias Sauerbruch and Louisa Hutton with its main offices in Berlin and London. Active as an independent concern for upwards of twenty years, they have developed a personal language that is essentially characterised by two evident features: the free, sinuous forms of some of their buildings and a bold, emphatic use of colour.

Subtending these obvious characteristics are other no less important ones that are in some way derived from the first ones. We are referring to their wish to create a sense of place, whatever the situation, be it in an urban centre or in a rundown industrial area on the outskirts. Their buildings are gestures on an urban scale that resolve the programme of needs defined by the client and establish a dialogue with the location.

Likewise, it is worth highlighting the strong backing they give to an architectural approach based on sustainability. Sauerbruch Hutton defend and construct a holistic idea of the sustainable that incorporates the aesthetic and sensual pleasure the users of the buildings experience as well as an energy-based analysis of the constructional process or passive and active energy systems. In short, theirs is a defence of sustainability that acts in a resolute way, without artifice or pretentiousness.

The introductory texts at the beginning of the volume, written by Barry Bergdoll and Philip Ursprung, analyse all these issues and provide us with clues to understanding and contextualising the work of Sauerbruch Hutton. Barry Berdoll (currently Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the MoMA in New York) offers a panoramic vision of their work. Bergdoll plots an historical route that begins with their famous GSW Building in Berlin (1991-1999), an icon of urban acupuncture, sited in the recently configured territory of East Germany, which served as a boost to revitalising the area. His essay contextualises the recent work of the architects presented later in the magazine.

In his essay Philip Ursprung, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at Universität Zürich, defends the iconic value of Sauerbruch Hutton's work, not as something negative but the opposite, rather: the ability of the architects to work with what they find in the location, city centre or rundown periphery, and to reveal through their intervention characteristics that would otherwise go unnoticed.

Presented in the central part of the magazine are recent works and projects that illustrate the features and ambitions of Sauerbruch Hutton's oeuvre at different scales, from urban projects to university and corporate buildings. Among the former, we publish the study for the Masséna Bruneseau area (Paris), the urban plan for the entrance to Tilburg (The Netherlands), a proposal for the city of Doha (Qatar), and a housing competition for a rapidly expanding area of the city of Helsinki, which the architects won in 2009.

Among the latter, it is worth highlighting the Federal Environmental Agency (Dessau), a building finished in 2005 that we have revisited and re-photographed in order to show its evolution. Also the building for the Municipal Savings Bank (Oberhausen), the Jessop West building for the University of Sheffield, the recently completed office buildings beside the Rhine in Cologne, and the high-rise building for the KfW Bankengruppe (Frankfurt). The sustainable energy analysis in these works is illustrated by means of numerous schemas and building details. Similarly, we might emphasise the Museum Brandhorst, a museum for a private collection opened in 2009 in the museums area of Munich, which is notable for its facade and spatial concept.

Lastly, and coinciding with the studio's twentieth anniversary, in the nexus section Sauerbruch Hutton offer us a personal reflection on the evolution of their professional practice and their more relevant preoccupations, such as sustainability, art, and the relationship between the physical and the visual world.

2G n°56 Ábalos+Sentkiewicz
29,50 €

Since its foundation in 2006, the work done by Abalos+Sentkiewicz, one of the two offices into which the former Abalos&Herreros studio split, has stood out on the Spanish and international architecture scene for its original synthesis of technical rigour, formal richness and its integrating of architecture, landscape and environment.

2G n°75 Amunt
39,95 €

Le travail des architectes Sonja Nagel, Jan Theissen et Björn Martenson, coopérant depuis 2010 sous l'appellation d'Amunt, peut être décrit comme précis et rigoureux.
Oeuvrant très souvent sur des projets de petites maisons, d'adaptations, d'extensions ou de réaménagements intérieurs, leur oeuvre est particulièrement intéressante précisément parce qu'elle est marquée par ce soucis constant et presque frénétique de tout ce qui a trait au contexte, pris au sens le plus large du terme.

The work of architects Sonja Nagel, Jan Theissen and Björn Martenson, who since 2010 have worked under the name Amunt, can hardly be described as stringent or straight-lined.
Consisting for the most part of small houses, adaptations, extensions, interior fitting-outs and spatial interventions, their oeuvre is particularly interesting precisely because it is produced through a constant and intensive examination of everything that could be described as context, in the broadest sense of the term.

51n4e - Skanderberg Square, Tirana
34,30 €

The ambitious transformation of Tirana's Skanderbeg Square is the result of a collaboration between Belgian architecture office 51N4E, Albanian artist Anri Sala, Belgian environmental designers Plant en Houtgoed, and Albanian project developer iRI. The large-scale project's challenge was to reshape a high-profile urban space, a central plaza in the nation's capital city that is representative of this developing young democracy, while deftly addressing the hope and tension that comes with such transitions. This book is a pilot of a forthcoming series called 'Chapters', a progressive documentation of the work of 51N4E and its collaborations with related individuals and practices.


La transformation ambitieuse de la place Skanderbeg de Tirana (Albanie) est le fruit d'une collaboration entre l'agence belge 51N4E, l'artiste albanais Anri Sala, les designers belges Plant en Houtgoed et le promoteur albanais iRI. Un des principaux défis de ce projet de grande échelle était de réorganiser ce vaste espace urbain devenu le symbole de cette jeune démocratie tout en assurant habilement la transition inhérente à ce type de transformations.
Ce livre est le pilote d'une série à paraître, "Chapters", une monographie progressive consacrée au travail de 51N4E et à ses collaborateurs.

57 Pavilions
26 €

57 Pavilions is a 21st century manual documenting architectural design research at PennDesign examining new potentials for part to whole assemblies where experiments in material expression, morphology, performance and culture fuse with advanced digital design processes and fabrication to produce full-scale architectural consequences.

Through the presentation of 54 half-scale pavilion projects and three full-scale pavilions a novel approach is laid out for generating higher ordered physical assemblies. The formations produce a new role of parts, material processes, and aggregations yielding a more autonomous character as discrete objects in a larger assembly.

As the pavilion research moves into the world in full-scale installations, these new part to whole relationships provoke unexpected engagement with occupants, the environment, and the larger cultural context.

A process revealed
33 €

This volume details the design and construction process behind the Murray Grove, an extraordinary nine-storey residential development in central London.
The tallest building of its kind to be made entirely of timber, the structure will have a profound effect on the way we build in the future. Constructed on time and under budget, the building has pushed forward the boundaries of wood use in contemporary construction.

The book shows how London-based architectural firm Waugh Thistleton worked closely with the engineer and manufacturers throughout the design and assembly to enhance the building's performance and make the structure possible.
Detailed technical information, diagrams and descriptions are included here, along with a full description of the process by Wallpaper magazine Design and Arts Editor Henrietta Thompson.

A+T 52 Paradises - Urban Park Strategies
33 €

The fifth volume of the 'Strategy' series is dedicated to urban parks. Through a selection of projects, the magazine identifies and analyses design strategies with which to create accessible, natural paradises for the urban dweller. To study the projects from the perspective of these strategies is to venture into the relationships that emerge between them, and - as a consequence - between the projects themselves. Initiated in 2010, the 'Strategy' series defines scalar scopes, evidences disciplinary origins, and composes a grid that overlaps the project to offer a new vision of it.


A+U 18:09 576 Sustainability In Australia
31,70 €

From infrastructures built by the indigenous tribes to buildings made by local tradesmen, the idea of sustainability is always seen as responding closely to its climatic conditions, as well as cultural backgrounds.

In Australia the extremities in living conditions across the continent provide grounds for distinctive architectural undertakings. Together with Wendy Lewin, Maryam Gusheh, and Tom Heneghan, "a+u" presents an overview of the notion of sustainability in the Australian context through a rich diversity in topology and styles of architecture, including projects by Glenn Murcutt, John Wardle, Officer Woods Architects, Andrew Burns, Troppo Architects, and others.

a+u is a forward-thinking monthly architectural magazine from Japan which tackles a diverse range of themes, movements and discussions in the fields of architecture and urbanism. Each issue is comprehensively illustrated and accompanied by plans, maps, sections and details.

A+U 399 Architecture in China
25 €

Interview: Glimpses of China with Peter G. Rowe
Interviewer: Tomohisa Miyauchi
Urban Design of the Central Axis in Beijing AS&P- Albert Speer & Partner
2008 Beijing Olympic Green Sasaki Associates
National Swimming Center PTW Architects + CSCEC + Arup Group
National Stadium Herzog & de Meuron
Wukesong Cultural and Sports Center Bruckhardt + Partner AG
New Headquarters for China Central Television (CCTV)
Rem Koolhaas/OMA (First prize), Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects (Finalist)
National Grand Theater
Paul Andreu (First prize), Arata Isozaki and Associates (Finalist)
Chinese Museum of Film RTKL + BIADR
Interview with Scott Kilbourn Interviewer: Ma Weidong
Beijing International Automotive Expo
HENN Architekten in cooperation with B+H Architects
Essay: ''City of Objects aka City of Desire'' Yung Ho Chang
Essay: ''Making an Urban Environment'' Riken Yamamoto
Interview with Pan Shiyi Interviewer: Ma Weidong
Interview with Wu Jiang Interviewer: Ma Weidong
Jin Mao Tower Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Jiushi Corporation Headquarters Foster and Partners
Shanghai World Financial Center Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Museum in Shanghai-Pudong von Gerkan, Marg and Partner, Architects
Jindong New Development Area, Jinhua Herzog & de Meuron
Liusha Peninsula Development Steven Holl, MVRDV
Essay: ''Urban Planning and EXPO 2010 Shanghai'' Zheng Shiling
Father's House in Jade Mountain Ma Qingyun
Luyeyuan Stone Sculpture Art Museum Liu Jiakun
Chinese Art Archives & Warehouse Ai Weiwei
Extension for Mei Shan Building Wang Yun
Pingod (Apple) Sales Center/Art Museum Yung Ho Chang
Eastern Modern Art Center Yung Ho Chang
New 798 Art Area
Warehouse on Suzhou Riverbank Teng Kunyen
Educational Currents
Part 6: Peking University Graduate Center of Architecture, China


A+U 478 Expo 2010 Shanghai
34,15 €

Issue 478 of Architecture and Urbanism has a twofold focus. The cutting-edge pavilions of 34 nations at this year's Shanghai Expo are photographed and analysed. Further, recently completed building projects in Beijing are profiled, including medium and small scale developments that contrast sharply with the city's large scale Olympic projects, alongside an essay discussing the socio-political dynamics of developer-architect interactions in contemporary Beijing.


A+U 565 17:10 American Architecture 1945-1970 - Beginning Of The Modern Architecture
36,40 €

Emerging in the mid-20th century in the United States, mainly in places such as Chicago, New York, and California, modern architecture soon matured and spread around the world, enabled by advances in industrial technology and the mass production of unitised and lightweight building materials. The many projects featured in this special issue are essential for critically discussing the architecture, cities, and urban environment of today and the future. Among them are the Guggenheim Museum (Frank Lloyd Wright), Chase Manhattan Bank (SOM), Salk Institute (Louis Kahn), Smith House (Richard Meier), Glass House (Philip Johnson), and Dulles International Airport (Eero Saarinen).

Apparue au milieu du XXe siècle aux États-Unis, principalement à Chicago, New York et en Californie, l'architecture moderne a rapidement mûri et s'est répandue dans le monde grâce aux progrès de la technologie industrielle et à la production de masse de matériaux de construction unitaires et légers. Les nombreux projets présentés dans ce numéro spécial sont essentiels pour discuter de manière critique de l'architecture, des villes et de l'environnement urbain d'aujourd'hui et de demain. Parmi eux se trouvent le musée Guggenheim (Frank Lloyd Wright), la banque Chase Manhattan (SOM), l'institut Salk (Louis Kahn), Smith House (Richard Meier), Glass House (Philip Johnson) et l'aéroport international Dulles (Eero Saarinen).


A+U 566 17:11 European Architecture 1945-1970 Synthesis Of Modernism And Context
31,45 €

In the post-war years of the 20th century, architects from across the European continent were recruited to help rebuild its cities and supply desperately needed housing.
In the United States of the 1950s and '60s, the emerging aesthetic overlapped with the pursuit of technology, but in Europe there was an enduring tendency to see an overlap with traditional aesthetics and to aim for a synthesis between modernist theory and the local architectural context.
Here the magazine looks at exemplary works from this period of rebuilding in Europe, including projects by Alvar Aalto, Cedric Price, Le Corbusier, Alison and Peter Smithson, Sigurd Leweretnz, Aldo van Eyck, Gio Ponti, and more.


A+U 589 19:10 Drawings from the Kenzo Tange Archive - National Gymnasiums for Tokyo Olympics
35 €

This issue features the recently restored original drawings for the National Gymnasiums for the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, which are part of the Kenzo Tange Archive at Harvard University. These technical drawings allow an understanding of the architecture in great detail, and likewise offer a glimpse into the mind of its creator, one of the most admired architects of the 20th century. The magazine is guest edited by Seng Kuan and presents a series of viewpoints and commentaries by experts from Japan and elsewhere, such as an interview with Koichi Sone and a conversation with Fumihiko Maki and Kengo Kuma, as well as essays by structural engineer Mike Schlaich.


A+U 594 - Architecture in Chile - In Search of a New Identity
34,95 €

For many, it is the utopian vacation homes that brought Chilean architecture into the international spotlight, and yet now we are beginning to see a different group of architects investigating less individualistic visions. Chile's idyllic landscape offers a perfect canvas for its architects to express poetry in their designs. As they engage with public or non-profit projects that focus on social and sustainable issues that had little traction under Chile's oppressive military regime (1973-1990), they seek to forge a new cultural identity in a united land. This issue features a variety of work by Smiljan Radic, Max Núñez, Cazu Zegers Architects, OWAR Architects, Guillermo Acuña, and others.


A+U April 2018 Extra Issue PASSIVETOWN
29 €

Japanese Magazine Architecture Urbanism

"Passivetown" is a housing project being developed by the YKK Group in Japan since 2015, on a site previously occupied by YKK dormitories. Its goal is to bring next-generation community development to the city of Kurobe by creating a housing complex whose energy needs are met to the greatest extent possible through natural energy sources. These include solar heat, the region's abundant subterranean water, and a seasonal wind that blows in spring and summer. Six apartment blocks have been designed according to passive design principles, and three of these were completed by June 2017. This special issue examines the buildings' passive design strategies in detail.

128 p, ills colour & bw


20 €

Dans cette publication rétrospective de l'exposition inaugurale, auteurs, critiques et créateurs ont été invités à retranscrire leur expérience face à l'oeuvre d'Absalon au sein de la cellule. Audrey Koulinsky, « habitante » de la cellule, présente ce dispositif curieux et original qui consiste à donner au public une nouvelle expérience de la visite d'une exposition ; Élisabeth Lebovici, critique d'art, retrace l'histoire d'Absalon et de son oeuvre ; Noëlle Châtelet, auteure accueillie en résidence dans la cellule516 pendant une semaine, répond par le biais de la fiction à la question « Qu'est-ce qu'habiter la cellule516 ? ».

La publication de ces « Actes » de la cellule516 constituera une collection à raison d'un titre par an pour recueillir les traces laissées par l'artiste invité chaque année.

Abstraccion y luz / Abstraction and light
27 €

The Alhambra has been a source of inspiration for the artist, photographer, historian and architecture critic William J.R. Curtis (Birchington, 1948). Considered one of the most important historians of architecture of our time as well as an internationally regarded painter and photographer.
As well as exhibiting paintings, drawings and photographs of a profoundly emotional nature, the exhibition also explores a way of viewing architecture and landscape in which particular emphasis is placed on light, shade, water and space. The Chapel of the Palace of Charles V ''has been transformed into a sound box thanks to the abstract paintings that seem to float in space. In the darkened adjoining room, the projected images focus on light as a universal feature of architecture over the centuries''.

The exhibition is accompanied by a long bilingual catalogue (Spanish and English) produced in collaboration with TF Editores and designed by Carmen Moreno. The catalogue includes an introduction by Álvaro Siza Vieira, various essential texts about abstraction by William J.R. Curtis himself, an epilogue by Juan Domingo Santos and various other critical reflections about the artist by different authors.

AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington, D.C.
24 €

This lively and informative guide offers tourists, residents, and architecture aficionados alike insights into more than 400 of Washington, D.C.'s, most important landmarks. Organized into 19 discrete tours, this thoroughly redesigned and updated edition includes 45 new entries, encompassing the House of Sweden and the U.S. Institute of Peace, classic buildings that epitomize the city-the White House, the Capitol, Union Station-and a number of private buildings off the beaten path.

G. Martin Moeller, Jr., blends informed, concise descriptions with engaging commentary on each landmark, revealing often-surprising details of the buildings' history and design. Every entry is accompanied by a photograph and includes the structure's location, its architects and designers, and the corresponding dates of completion. Each entry is keyed to an easy-to-read map at the beginning of the tour.

From the imposing monuments of Capitol Hill and the Mall to the pastoral suburban enclaves of Foxhall and Cleveland Park, from small memorials to vast commercial and institutional complexes, this guide shows us a Washington that is at once excitingly fresh and comfortably familiar.

Edited by Johns Hopkins University Press

Alberto Campo Baeza
18 €

Il volume presenta gli ultimi quindici anni del lavoro dell'architetto Alberto Campo Baeza, a partire dal vasto impianto teorico che lo supporta. Espressione di una ricerca originale e autonoma rispetto alle tendenze che hanno caratterizzato il mondo dell'architettura negli ultimi decenni, le sue opere si sono imposte nel panorama internazionale a partire dai primi anni '80 e continuano a farlo oggi, secondo un percorso coerente lungo il quale l'architetto madrileno prosegue la sua riflessione sulle stesse idee, utilizzando gli stessi meccanismi spaziali che caratterizzano l'architettura fin dalle sue origini: le misure, le proporzioni, il controllo della gravità, la luce. L'architettura di Campo Baeza è essenziale, sobria, capace di trascendere il tempo e di sospenderlo; mira a raggiungere la bellezza e, attraverso questa, a suscitare emozioni in chi ne fa esperienza.

Lingua: italiano

AMC Béton
29 €

Numéro exceptionnel pour explorer toutes les propriétés du béton.

23 projets européens et internationaux classés selon quatre thèmes :

Bilingue français / anglais

An architect's view of his work
56 €

Beau-livre bilingue (français et anglais) de 250 photographies environ sur la vie et l'oeuvre d'André Svetchine, introduits par un texte de Michel Stève.

Toutes les photographies reproduites dans ce livre ont été réalisées à la chambre par André Svetchine lui-même. Découpage du livre par genres en passant par la stylistique (provençal, italianisant), la morphologie du bâtiment (bastide, domaine...), l'architectonique (l'architecture des façades), l'agrément extérieur (jardins, piscines...) et les décors d'architecture (cheminées, salles de bains...).
Plans, élévations, perspectives complèteront avec l'index des réalisations cette monographie.

Annales économies, sociétés, civilisations
33 €

Traite de l'urbanisme dans la Chine antique et médiévale, de l'histoire de l'urbanisation américaine avant 1880, de la ville soviétique, ainsi que d'une enquête sur les Ordres Mendiants dans la France médiévale.

Nombreux croquis dans le texte, une vue aérienne et un plan replié de la ville grecque ancienne de : ''Mégara Hyblaea'', ainsi que des plans de Paris.

Traces de scotch sur la 1ère page. Bon état général.

ar/t/chitecture 01
13 €

Exposer une oeuvre architecturale suscite fréquemment un questionnement légitime sur sa conception, son impact environnemental, ses composants structurels et même sur son évolution dans le temps.

ar/t/chitecture stimule cette interrogation par l'image, sans déclencher un plaidoyer artificiel ou arbitraire sur l'objet présenté. La sensibilité de chacun peut être émoustillée par la beauté d'une construction, par ses formes, ses matériaux ou simplement par l'ingéniosité requise lors de sa création. Les dés sont jetés... Les prémices des projets dévoilés vous transporteront, page après page, vers une critique animée mais qui restera en ''libre-pensée''.

Regardez, ressentez et évaluez la multiplicité architecturale qu'offre notre pays par cette balade illustrée. Une agréable flânerie empreinte de rêveries !

Archigram The Book
125 €

Archigram comprised Warren Chalk (1927-88), Peter Cook (1936-), Dennis Crompton (1935-), David Greene (1937-), Ron Herron (1930-94), and Michael Webb (1937-). Together, in the 1960s and early 1970s, they envisioned the future of architecture in ways that enthralled a generation. In an era defined by the space race, they developed a 'high-tech', lightweight, infra-structural approach that stretched far beyond known technologies or contemporary realities. They devised autonomous dwellings and focused on survival technology; they experimented with megastructures and modular construction systems; they explored mobility through the environment, and the use of portable living capsules: all through the medium of an incredible series of drawings and models.

Archigram's influence has been profound and enduring. They gave the High-tech movement its impetus; they inspired architects such as Renzo Piano and Norman Foster; and they laid the ground for the design of buildings such as the Pompidou Centre.

This book catalogues Archigram's activities over fourteen years, together with commentaries by the architects and critics writing then and now. Edited and designed by Archigram member Dennis Crompton, it has been 40 years in the making.

Contents: No Introduction Required - Michael Sorkin; Archigram: The Magazine - Peter Cook; Selected Projects 1961-74; A Clip-On Architecture - Reyner Banham; Archigram: The Opera; Death by Architecture - Martin Pawley; Index of Projects.

500 colour illustrations, 50 b/w illustrations