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Author : Alejandro Aravena
Publisher : Phaidon Press
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2018-12-19
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0714878030

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Elemental by Alejandro Aravena Pdf

A spectacular, visually rich monograph on one of the most visionary architecture firms of the twenty-first century led by 2016 Pritzker Prize-winner Alejandro Aravena Elemental, based in Santiago, Chile, epitomizes a new generation of pioneering, socially engaged architects. The firm specializes in innovative, powerful, and humane public-interest projects, working on both large and small scales across Chile, the United States, Mexico, Switzerland, and China. Featuring stunning images by renowned architectural photographers together with sketches and drawings from Aravena's personal notebooks, this book beautifully, often irreverently, displays Elemental's unique working methods and philosophy. Each project - from iconic structures like the Anacleto Angelini UC Innovation Centre to seaside residences and pioneering reconstruction plans - is accompanied by Aravena's engaging texts, bringing to life his understanding of civil society and the built environment. From the publisher of Snarkitecture, Grafton Architects and Concrete.


Author : Alejandro Aravena,Andrés Iacobelli
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2010
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 8496954234

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Elemental by Alejandro Aravena,Andrés Iacobelli Pdf

The Evidence Room

Author : Anne Bordeleau,Sascha Hastings,Robert Jan van Pelt,Donald McKay
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2019-01-24
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781487533601

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The Evidence Room by Anne Bordeleau,Sascha Hastings,Robert Jan van Pelt,Donald McKay Pdf

Internationally renowned and award-winning historian Dr. Robert Jan van Pelt's The Evidence Room is a chilling exploration of the role architecture played in constructing Auschwitz - arguably the Nazis' most horrifying facility. The Evidence Room is both a companion piece to, and an elaboration of, an exhibit at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, based on van Pelt's authoritative testimony against Holocaust denial in a 2000 libel suit argued before the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

Souto de Moura

Author : Francesco Dal Co,Nuno Graça Moura
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 513 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2019-10-22
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780300248654

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Souto de Moura by Francesco Dal Co,Nuno Graça Moura Pdf

"I look beyond solution; I look for an expression."--Eduardo Souto de Moura The architect Eduardo Souto de Moura (b. 1952) has won many accolades, including the 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize. Based in Porto, Souto de Moura studied under Fernando Távora and worked under fellow Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza, with whom he continues to collaborate. Souto de Moura established his own practice in 1980, and his wide-ranging influences, including Mies van der Rohe and Donald Judd, can be seen in the stunning variety of his work, from his acclaimed private houses, to the striking Paula Rego Museum in Cascais and the Braga Municipal Stadium, to his work in historical contexts such as the Convento das Bernardas in Tavira. This beautifully illustrated retrospective provides the most comprehensive account of Souto de Moura's career to date. Drawings, notes and sketches from his archive, and newly commissioned photographs complement essays by scholars and prominent architects that trace Souto de Moura's career, contextualize his work within the larger trends of contemporary international architectural culture, and highlight the originality of his design strategy.

Beyond Bending

Author : Philippe Block,Tom van Mele,Matthias Rippmann,Noelle C. Paulson
Publisher : Detail
Page : 190 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2017
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 3955533905

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Beyond Bending by Philippe Block,Tom van Mele,Matthias Rippmann,Noelle C. Paulson Pdf

The book presents the theoretical and methodical foundations of the award-winning Beyond Bending exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016, giving in-depth analyses, interviews and numerous illustrations and drawings for insight into the making of the exhibition's centerpiece, the Armadillo Vault. The Block Research Group is the DETAIL Reader Prize Winner for 2016.

The Multi-Skilled Designer

Author : Newton D'souza
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 247 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2019-11-21
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781317309420

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The Multi-Skilled Designer by Newton D'souza Pdf

The Multi-Skilled Designer presents and analyzes different approaches to contemporary architectural design and interprets them through the theory of multiple intelligences. The book establishes a systematic framework that uses the lens of cognitive psychology and developments in psychometric and brain research to analyze the unique cognitive thought processes of architectural designers and compiles design projects that could serve as a pedagogical companion for the reader. The book is aimed at design practitioners and students interested in examining their own thinking styles as well as those involved in design cognition research.

Frontiers of Creative Industries

Author : Candace Jones,Massimo Maoret
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2018-04-03
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781787437739

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Frontiers of Creative Industries by Candace Jones,Massimo Maoret Pdf

Creative industries are a growing and globally important area for both economic vitality and cultural expression of industrialized nations. This volume examines their institutional, categorical and structural dynamics to provide an overview of new trends and emerging issues in scholarship on this topic.


Author : Mette Marie Kallehauge,Lærke Rydal Jørgensen
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 236 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2018
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 3037785721

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Elemental by Mette Marie Kallehauge,Lærke Rydal Jørgensen Pdf

The ELEMENTAL studio, headed by artistic director Alejandro Aravena and based in the capital of Chile, Santiago, is untraditionally composed of people with a variety of skills and abilities. Their analytical approach to architecture and urban planning has led them towards original solutions to social challenges, such as the housing shortage in Santiago's economically disadvantaged neighbourhoods. In the series 'The Architect's Studio' the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art presents an exhibition on the ELEMENTAL studio, curated by Mette Marie Kallehauge and Kjeld Kjeldsen. The richly illustrated publication will portray ELEMENTAL's working methods and work philosophy, as well as showing examples of their most important projects. Exhibition: Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark (11.10.2018-28.02.2019).

Post-Western Histories of Architecture

Author : Pilar Maria Guerrieri,Marco Biraghi
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Page : 257 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2023-06-23
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781000898606

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Post-Western Histories of Architecture by Pilar Maria Guerrieri,Marco Biraghi Pdf

This book seeks to provide an alternative post-Western perspective to the history of contemporary architecture. It puts forward detailed critical analyses of various areas of the world, including Europe, Latin America, Africa, China, Australia, India and Japan, where particular movements of architecture have developed as active ‘political acts’. The authors focus on a broad spectrum of countries, architectures and architects that have developed a design approach closely linked to the building context. The concept of context is broad and includes various economic, social, cultural, political and natural aspects. In all cases, the architects selected in this book have chosen to view context as an opportunity. However, each architect has considered certain specific aspects of context: some have been very attentive to the social context, others to material aspects or typological issues, and still others to aspects related to political visions or economic factors. The analysis critically highlights interesting, creative and respectful design approaches towards local conditions, such as sustainability in Nordic Europe, climate-conscious design in Africa, and the ‘bottom-up’ sensitivity of India. The book’s main aim is to retrace, through both theoretical arguments and case studies, the debate that focuses on politics and the environment. Thanks to its valuable examples, this book strives to make a conscious contribution to establishing a bulwark against the current ‘flattening-out’ processes that architecture is experiencing. This book will be of relevance to researchers, teachers and students interested in the history of architecture, architecture and planning, and postcolonial studies.

Architectural Guide Chile

Author : Veronique Hours,Fabien Mauduit,Francisca Muñoz Méndez
Publisher : Dom Publishers
Page : 416 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2016
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 3869223944

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Architectural Guide Chile by Veronique Hours,Fabien Mauduit,Francisca Muñoz Méndez Pdf

Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia, Atacama Desert and the Pacific Coast: even today the apperception of Chile remains remote and indistinct. There is no doubt that its geographical location - confined between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountain range - has had a role to play in the relative nescience, although it was the former political situation that led to the country's isolation for almost twenty years. In fact, it is only in these last fifteen years that Chilean architecture has appeared on the international stage, mostly owing to Mathias Klotz, Alejandro Aravena, Smiljan Radic and Pezo von Ellrichsausen, amongst others. Chile can take pride in having built some genuine Modern masterpieces whilst having preserved a close relationship with its culture. During the twentieth century Europe provided Chile with sources of inspiration. Le Corbusier had a great influence on Chilean architects despite never having visited the country; his followers, such as Emilio Duhart, Roberto Dávila and the BVCH office, realised buildings which are today internalised deep in the Chilean­ psyche. The Bauhaus movement served as another influence for architects such as Sergio Larraín. Overall, this book aims to be a practical reference source of the best architectural works of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in Chile.

Architecture Is a Social Act

Author : Sinéad Finnerty-Pyne,Greg Goldin,Lorcan O’Herlihy
Publisher : Frame Publishers
Page : 276 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2020-10-08
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9789492311450

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Architecture Is a Social Act by Sinéad Finnerty-Pyne,Greg Goldin,Lorcan O’Herlihy Pdf

Good architecture is no longer about simply designing a building as an isolated object, but about meeting head-on the forces that are shaping today’s world. Architecture Is a Social Act: Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects [LOHA] addresses how the discipline can be used as a tool to engage in politics, economics, aesthetics, and smart growth by promoting social equity, human interaction, and cultural evolution. The book features 28 projects drawn across LOHA’s nearly 30-year history, a selection that underscores the direct connection between the development of consciously designed buildings and wider efforts to tackle issues that are relevant in a rapidly changing world. LOHA’s projects range from tiny Santa Monica storefronts to vast urban plans in Detroit, Michigan, and Raleigh, North Carolina. From activating main streets, to designing housing of all shapes and sizes, to bringing hope to the homeless, to developing strategic plans for the future growth of cities, all of the work featured is represented within a larger social framework. Each case study is evidence of LOHA’s mastery of scale, form, light, and space that gives people a true sense of place and belonging. Architecture Is a Social Act: Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects [LOHA] points the way ahead for both people and architecture. Features A collection of 28 projects completed over nearly three decades gives readers thorough insight – both visually and conceptually – into the work of LA and Detroit-based firm Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects. An important contribution in a post-pandemic world, the book’s main goal is to spark creative ideas and important questions about how architecture can be used in political engagement, smart growth and social structures, in order to improve our urban landscapes and elevate the human condition. Texts by O’Herlihy (Foreword), Frances Anderton (Introduction), Sinéad Finnerty-Pyne and Greg Goldin (project narratives and Afterword) are accompanied by illustrations and renderings by LOHA, and photography by Iwan Baan, Lawrence Anderson, Paul Vu, and others. The book is organized chronologically (starting in the 1990s and ending in 2020) and broken up into six sections, each representing a tipping point for the practice – periods in which LOHA’s work was launched in new directions that brought new sets of challenges, all of which parallel significant historical events. Readers will gain insight into the practice’s process when engaging a new project/site; understanding its history and context, and how it is informed by the culture and ecology of the people who live there.


Author : Ruth Peltason,Grace Ong-Yan
Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
Page : 464 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2017-11-07
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780316473699

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Architect by Ruth Peltason,Grace Ong-Yan Pdf

In this completely revised and up-to-date edition, the world's most accomplished architects -- Gehry, Pei, Meier, Nouvel, Piano, and 37 more-express their views on creativity, inspiration, and legacy in this visually stunning, one-of-a-kind collection. The Pritzker Prize is the most prestigious international prize for architecture. Architect includes all 42 recipients of the Pritzker Prize, and captures in pictures and their own words their awe-inspiring achievements. Organized in reverse chronological order by laureate each chapter features four to six of the architect's major works, including museums, libraries, hotels, places of worship, and more. The text, culled from notebooks, interviews, articles, and speeches illuminates the architects' influences and inspirations, personal philosophy, and aspirations for his own work and the future of architecture. The book includes More than 1000 stunning photographs, blueprints, sketches, and CAD drawings.Architect offers an unprecedented view into the minds of some of the most creative thinkers, dreamers, and builders of the last three decades and reveals that buildings are political, emotional, and spiritual.

Energy Democracy

Author : Craig Morris,Arne Jungjohann
Publisher : Springer
Page : 437 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2016-09-09
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9783319318912

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Energy Democracy by Craig Morris,Arne Jungjohann Pdf

This book outlines how Germans convinced their politicians to pass laws allowing citizens to make their own energy, even when it hurt utility companies to do so. It traces the origins of the Energiewende movement in Germany from the Power Rebels of Schönau to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s shutdown of eight nuclear power plants following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. The authors explore how, by taking ownership of energy efficiency at a local level, community groups are key actors in the bottom-up fight against climate change. Individually, citizens might install solar panels on their roofs, but citizen groups can do much more: community wind farms, local heat supply, walkable cities and more. This book offers evidence that the transition to renewables is a one-time opportunity to strengthen communities and democratize the energy sector – in Germany and around the world.

The City on Display

Author : Joel Robinson
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Page : 283 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2022-08-19
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780429888762

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The City on Display by Joel Robinson Pdf

The City on Display: Architecture Festivals and the Urban Commons reflects on the biennials, triennials, and other festivals of architecture and design that have been held over the last two decades, as they expand and transform in response to the exigencies of ‘planetary urbanisation’. Joel Robinson examines the development of these large-scale, international, and perennial exhibitions as they address such challenges as urban regeneration, heritage preservation, climate change, and the migration crisis. Homing in on examples of festivals in Venice, Rotterdam, Oslo, Tallinn, Sharjah, Seoul, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong, the author describes how they alter the public spaces that host them, either through civic boosterism and gentrification, on the one hand, or through a reassertion of the urban commons and the right to the city, on the other hand. He attempts to thematise the architecture festival's relationship with the city and interrogate its potential as a forum for global debate about the emergencies of the urban condition. This book will be beneficial for students and academics of architecture and urbanism, and especially those who have an interest in how the city gets exhibited at such festivals and even reimagined as something other than it currently is.

Tom Kundig

Author : Tom Kundig
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2020-05-12
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1616898992

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Tom Kundig by Tom Kundig Pdf

Striking, innovative, and dramatically sited, the twenty-nine projects in Tom Kundig: Working Title reveal the hand of a master of contextually astute, richly detailed architecture. As Kundig's work has increased in scale and variety, in diverse locations from his native Seattle to Hawaii and Rio de Janeiro, it continues to exhibit his signature sensitivity to material and locale and to feature his fascinating kinetic "gizmos." Projects range from inviting homes that integrate nature to large-scale commercial and public buildings: wineries, high-performance mixed-use skyscrapers, a Visitor Center for Tillamook Creamery, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, and the Wagner Education Center of the Center for Wooden Boats, among others. Tom Kundig: Working Title includes lush photography, sketches, and a dialogue between Tom Kundig and Michael Chaiken, curator of the Kundig-designed Bob Dylan Archive at the Helmerich Center for American Research.