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                    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.

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                    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.


                    Building with Nature: Creating, Implementing and Upscaling Nature-Based Solutions
                    45,95 €

                    Over the past decade, EcoShape has collaboratively designed, realised, monitored, and researched multiple projects that involve building with nature, not only in the Netherlands but also across Europe and in South East Asia. These projects demonstrate the ability to build nature-based solutions which create safe and sustainable flood protection as well as ecologically rich and resilient environments that provide attractive places to live, work, and visit. Here a dialogue with experts and stakeholders is presented on methodologies and experiences, illustrating key concepts and linking them to a range of landscapes and their underlying ecological, economic, and social systems.

                    Building with Nature is a proven, innovative approach to create water-related Nature-based Solutions for societal challenges, that harnesses the forces of nature to benefit the environment, economy and society.

                    Into Wild Mongolia
                    22,50 €

                    Explore the wonders of wild Mongolia through the eyes of a distinguished field biologist

                    Mongolia became a satellite of the Soviet Union in the mid-1920s, and for nearly seven decades effectively closed its doors to the outside world. Biologist George Schaller initially visited the country in 1989 and was one of the first Western scientists allowed to study and assess the conservation status of Mongolia's many unique, native wildlife species. Schaller made a number of trips from 1989 to 2018 in collaboration with Mongolian and American scientists, witnessing Mongolia's recovery and transition to a market economy after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

                    This informative and fascinating new book provides a firsthand account of Schaller's time in this little-known and remote country, where he studied and helped develop conservation initiatives for the snow leopard, Gobi bear, wild camel, and Mongolian gazelle, among other species. Featuring magnificent photographs from his travels, the book offers a critical, at times inspiring contribution for those who treasure wildlife, as well as a fresh perspective on the natural beauty of the region, which encompasses steppes, mountains, and the Gobi Desert.

                    2021 IUCN SPECIAL SELECTION (MARSEILLE)

                    Je suis au monde - Habiter autrement la planète
                    Nouveauté
                    Je suis au monde - Habiter autrement la planète
                    17,90 €

                    "Parfois on oublie. On s'habitue aux choses qui sont devant nous. On finit par ne plus les voir. Qu'ont-elles à nous apprendre ? Comment tous ces éléments si différents s'allient-ils pour former un tout qu'on appelle Terre ? Quelle est notre place dans cet ensemble et quelle pourrait-elle être ? Pourquoi cette Terre est-elle menacée et que pouvons-nous y faire ? Approchons-nous de ces animaux, de ces forêts et de ces océans pour écouter ce qu'ils ont à nous dire de l'état de la planète et de ses habitants."

                    Métropoles au Canada et en France - Dynamiques, politiques et cultures
                    19 €

                    En ce début de troisième millénaire, la thématique métropolitaine est un sujet d'une brûlante actualité, même si ses manifestations les plus radicales s'observent moins dans les pays industrialisés que dans les pays dits émergents. La croissance des métropoles du monde occidental est certes restée modérée, mais leurs mutations sont bien réelles, substituant la ville diffuse à la ville close, entremêlant une ville immatérielle plus prégnante à la ville concrète. Ces mutations concernent au plus haut point les urbanistes dans l'intégralité de leurs dimensions, tant du point de vue de la forme urbaine que du point de vue de la gouvernance des agglomérations, mais aussi de la culture métropolitaine surgie à la faveur des innombrables échanges qu'engendre la mondialisation.

                    Les enjeux métropolitains d'aujourd'hui appellent à la fois de nécessaires spécialisations dans le champ de l'urbanisme, mais ils exigent aussi, et peut-être plus que jamais, une posture interdisciplinaire qui pare à l'enfermement et à l'aveuglement auxquels exposent la spécialisation et la sectorisation. L'illusion d'un urbanisme trop assuré d'apporter des solutions aux villes, par la seule rationalité instrumentale des génies civil ou administratif, s'est en effet dissipée au profit d'une approche qui tient le plus grand compte des dimensions sociales et culturelles de ces enjeux.

                    C'est dans cet esprit qu'ont été réunies dans cet ouvrage les contributions de chercheurs et de praticiens canadiens et français, après qu'elles aient été débattues lors d'un colloque franco-canadien, tenu à Marseille et Aix-en-Provence en novembre 2005.

                    Orphanage Amsterdam / Playgrounds Aldo Van Eyck
                    45,40 €

                    In 1954 there existed in Amsterdam around 200 playgrounds designed by Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck, which in turn gave him the opportunity to design what is considered one of the most significant buildings in modern architectural history: the Amsterdam Orphanage. Completed in 1960, the building has been visited by numerous architects, among them Buckminster Fuller and Louis Kahn. Every detail, material, and colour of Van Eyck's masterpiece, with its multiple pavilions, picturesque domes, and ingeniously linked patios, can be found in this richly illustrated book edited by Christoph Grafe.

                    Transformation Strijp-S
                    51,75 €

                    From Philips industrial area all the way to creative heart of the city of Eindhoven (Brainport region): this is the result of a complex metropolitan transformation. Strijp-S was Philips' largest industrial area (27 hectares). It was home to the first glass factory and also the NatLab, the Philips research centre. The first plans for the area, made after Philips had announced it wanted to sell, included words like 'Agronica', 'high tech favela', 'groene wig', 'Park Strijp' and 'Super-village'. In 2003, housing corporation Trudo felt that the Brainport region had a significant need for a metropolitan area. Together with around one hundred creative minds, and with lots of trial and error, this new area has gained its own unique identity, with optimal use of its industrial heritage.

                    VELOTOPIA The Production of Cyclespace
                    28,45 €

                    The Dutch use cycling in combination with trains to connect regions. Other nations are using cycling to make historical city centres liveable again. But what if cycling became the key organizing principle for urban growth and the design of new buildings?

                    See how the most connected future cities will be those that put cycling before walking and public transport and see why such cities would not only be healthy and green, but fairer and more accessible than the cities we know. This is a book for all those shaping cities and buildings (designers, planners, students, advocates, etcetera) who sense a bigger potential for cycling.

                    Dr Steven Fleming is an architectural theorist and historian and a leading international figure in bicycle urbanism.