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Icebergs, Zombies, and the Ultra-Thin

Author : Matthew Soules
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2021-05-04
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781648960291

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"Soules's excellent book makes sense of the capitalist forces we all feel but cannot always name... Icebergs, Zombies, and the Ultra Thin arms architects and the general public with an essential understanding of how capitalism makes property. Required reading for those who think tomorrow can be different from today."— Jack Self, coeditor of Real Estates: Life Without Debt In Icebergs, Zombies, and the Ultra Thin, Matthew Soules issues an indictment of how finance capitalism dramatically alters not only architectural forms but also the very nature of our cities and societies. We rarely consider architecture to be an important factor in contemporary economic and political debates, yet sparsely occupied ultra-thin "pencil towers" develop in our cities, functioning as speculative wealth storage for the superrich, and cavernous "iceberg" homes extend architectural assets many stories below street level. Meanwhile, communities around the globe are blighted by zombie and ghost urbanism, marked by unoccupied neighborhoods and abandoned housing developments. Learn how the use of architecture as an investment tool has accelerated in recent years, heightening inequality and contributing to worldwide financial instability: • See how investment imperatives shape what and how we build, changing the very structure of our communities • Delve into high-profile projects, like the luxury apartments of architect Rafael Viñoly's 432 Park Avenue • Understand the convergence of technology, finance, and spirituality, which together are configuring the financialized walls within which we eat, sleep, and work Includes dozens of photos and drawings of architectural phenomena that have changed the way we live. Essential reading for anyone interested in architecture, design, economics, and understanding the way our world is formed.

Sick City

Author : Patrick Condon
Publisher : James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Liveable Environments
Page : 166 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2021-01-30
Category : COVID-19 (Disease)
ISBN : 1777456002

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Sick City is a call to action prompted by the crisis that crippled our cities, the pandemic. But the pandemic has brought the issues of race, inequality and unaffordability to the forefront as well, illustrating how all of these ills can be traced to unequal access to urban land. Patrick Condon walks the reader through that history, proving that most of these problems are rooted in the inflation of urban land value - land that is no longer priced for its value for housing but as an asset class in a global market hungry for assets of all kinds. The American wage earner who is most affected by COVID is also the worst hit by the surging price of urban land which has made the essential commodity of housing increasingly inaccessible. Not only does Condon dive deep into myriad and credible references to prove these points, but he also wraps up the conversation with some eminently practical and widely precedented policy actions that municipalities can enact - policy tools to establish housing justice at the same time slow the flow of land value increases into the pockets of land speculators.

Surface Architecture

Author : David Leatherbarrow,Mohsen Mostafavi
Publisher : MIT Press
Page : 294 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2005-02-11
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0262621940

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A study of the building surface, architecture's primary instrument of identity and engagement with its surroundings. Visually, many contemporary buildings either reflect their systems of production or recollect earlier styles and motifs. This division between production and representation is in some ways an extension of that between modernity and tradition. In this book, David Leatherbarrow and Mohsen Mostafavi explore ways that design can take advantage of production methods such that architecture is neither independent of nor dominated by technology. Leatherbarrow and Mostafavi begin with the theoretical and practical isolation of the building surface as the subject of architectural design. The autonomy of the surface, the "free facade," presumes a distinction between the structural and nonstructural elements of the building, between the frame and the cladding. Once the skin of the building became independent of its structure, it could just as well hang like a curtain, or like clothing. The focus of the relationship between structure and skin is the architectural surface. In tracing the handling of this surface, the authors examine both contemporary buildings and those of the recent past. Architects discussed include Albert Kahn, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Alison and Peter Smithson, Alejandro de la Sota, Robert Venturi, Jacques Herzog, and Pierre de Meuron. The properties of a building's surface—whether it is made of concrete, metal, glass, or other materials—are not merely superficial; they construct the spatial effects by which architecture communicates. Through its surfaces a building declares both its autonomy and its participation in its surroundings.

Tactical Urbanism

Author : Mike Lydon,Anthony Garcia
Publisher : Island Press
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2015-03-17
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781610915267

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Begins with an in-depth history of the Tactical Urbanism movement and its place among other social, political, and urban planning trends. With a detailed set of case studies that demonstrate the breadth and scalability of tactical urbanism interventions, this book provides a detailed toolkit for conceiving, planning, and carrying out projects.

Craft: An Argument

Author : Pete Brown
Publisher : Storm Lantern Publications
Page : 227 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2020-06-25
Category : Cooking
ISBN : 9781838049805

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The craft beer boom is the biggest thing to hit brewing and drinking for more than a generation. What started off as a small band of idealistic hobby brewers is now a multi-billion-dollar global industry, but even its most passionate fans can’t actually agree what ‘craft beer’ is, with some arguing that it’s simply marketing hype, and others claiming it doesn’t exist at all. Award-winning beer writer Pete Brown digs into this decades-long argument and in doing so, creates a fascinating, complex and hugely satisfying answer. He dismantles the main attempts to define the term ‘craft beer’ and argues that it is, in fact, undefinable, before shifting emphasis from beer to the broader, older idea of craft in search of answers. He shows that arguments around craft beer have largely forgotten what craft is all about – if they were even aware in the first place. He explores the ever-changing nature of work, the meaning of knowledge, the evolution of language and the ways in which we engage with our immediate environment and the wider world. Arriving back at beer from such an oblique angle, he rediscovers the real reasons why so many people are so passionate about craft beer, and argues that situating beer in a broader understanding of craft shows that the term is rich in meaning, even if it can’t be pinned down to a measurable definition. Written in Brown’s trademark pub stool conversational style, Craft: An Argument provides a new perspective on the biggest trend in global food and drink, as well as making you long for a beer.

Bioreboot: The Architecture of R&sie{n}

Author : Giovanni Corbellini
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Page : 228 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1568988699

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Bioreboot: The Architecture of R&sie{n} by Giovanni Corbellini Pdf

"Bioreboot features nineteen projects - illustrated with extensive plans, photographs, and renderings - along with essays and an interview, providing the most comprehensive monograph to date of this elusive, intriguing firm, led by Francois Roche and Stephanie Lavaux. Despite working with oppositonal relationships; machinery versus nature; purity versus corruption; paranoia versus rationality - theirs is an architecture whose primary aim is the ecological and social improvement of the place in which it exists. Bioreboot is a thought-provoking leap into the future and a clarion call for the development of a new relationship between contemporary architecture and the socionatural world." --Book Jacket.

Architecture and Capitalism

Author : Peggy Deamer
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 311 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2013-07-18
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781135049546

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Architecture and Capitalism tells a story of the relationship between the economy and architectural design. Eleven historians each discuss in brand new essays the time period they know best, looking at cultural and economic issues, which in light of current economic crises you will find have dealt with diverse but surprisingly familiar economic issues. Told through case studies, the narrative begins in the mid-nineteenth century and ends with 2011, with introductions by Editor Peggy Deamer to pull the main themes together so that you can see how other architects in different times and in different countries have dealt with similar economic conditions. By focussing on what previous architects experienced, you have the opportunity to avoid repeating the past. With new essays by Pier Vittorio Aureli, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Keller Easterling, Lauren Kogod, Robert Hewison, Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, Robin Schuldenfrei, Deborah Gans, Simon Sadler, Nathan Rich, and Micahel Sorkin.

Explore Everything

Author : Bradley Garrett
Publisher : Verso Books
Page : 289 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2014-09-09
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781781685570

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It is assumed that every inch of the world has been explored and charted; that there is nowhere new to go. But perhaps it is the everyday places around us—the cities we live in—that need to be rediscovered. What does it feel like to find the city’s edge, to explore its forgotten tunnels and scale unfinished skyscrapers high above the metropolis? Explore Everything reclaims the city, recasting it as a place for endless adventure. Plotting expeditions from London, Paris, Berlin, Detroit, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, Bradley L. Garrett has evaded urban security in order to experience the city in ways beyond the boundaries of conventional life. He calls it ‘place hacking’: the recoding of closed, secret, hidden and forgotten urban space to make them realms of opportunity. Explore Everything is an account of the author’s escapades with the London Consolidation Crew, an urban exploration collective. The book is also a manifesto, combining philosophy, politics and adventure, on our rights to the city and how to understand the twenty-first century metropolis.


Author : Anne Enright
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2020-03-03
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780771005923

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Actress by Anne Enright Pdf

LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE 2020 Man Booker Prize-winner and bestselling author Anne Enright's latest--a brilliant and moving novel about fame, sexual power, and a daughter's search to understand her mother's hidden truths. This is the story of Irish theatre legend, Katherine O'Dell, as written by her daughter Norah. It tells of early stardom in Hollywood, of highs and lows on the stages of Dublin and London's West End. Katherine's life is a grand performance, with young Norah watching from the wings. But this romance between mother and daughter cannot survive Katherine's past, or the world's damage. As Norah uncovers her mother's secrets, she acquires a few of her own. Then, fame turns to infamy when Katherine decides to commit a bizarre crime. Actress is about a daughter's search for the truth: the dark secret in the bright star, and what drove Katherine finally mad. Brilliantly capturing the glamour of post-war America and the shabbiness of 1970s Dublin, Actress is an intensely moving, disturbing novel about mothers and daughters and the men in their lives. A scintillating examination of the corrosive nature of celebrity, it is also a sad and triumphant tale of freedom from bad love, and from the avid gaze of the crowd.

The Art of Inequality

Author : Reinhold Martin,Jacob Moore (Program coordinator),Susanne Schindler
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 238 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2015-11-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1941332226

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The Icon Project

Author : Leslie Sklair
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 353 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2017
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780190464189

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"A pioneering look at the ways in which contemporary architecture serves the interests of the capitalist class, from global North to South and through to the petro-cities of the Gulf States In the last quarter century, a new form of iconic architecture has appeared throughout the world's major cities. Typically designed by globe-trotting "starchitects" or by a few large transnational architectural firms, these projects are almost always driven by private interests. In The Icon Project, sociologist Leslie Sklair focuses on ways in which capitalist globalization is produced and represented all over the world, especially in globalizing cities. Sklair traces how the iconic buildings of our era-elaborate shopping malls, spectacular museums and vast urban megaprojects-constitute the triumphal "Icon Project" of contemporary global capitalism, promoting increasing inequality and hyperconsumerism. He sets out to explain how the architecture industry organizes the social production and marketing of iconic structures and how corporations increasingly dominate the built environment and promote the trend towards globalizing, consumerist cities. The Icon Project, Sklair argues, is a weapon in the struggle to solidify capitalist hegemony as well as reinforce transnational capitalist control of where we live, what we consume, and how we think"--


Author : Ed van Hinte,Césare Peeren,Jan Jongert
Publisher : 010 Publishers
Page : 145 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Recyclage (Déchets, etc.).
ISBN : 9789064505928

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Superuse by Ed van Hinte,Césare Peeren,Jan Jongert Pdf

Constructing new buildings with retrieved surplus materials is a practical and inspiring book about recycling superfluous stuff in architecture.

The Ordinary

Author : Rem Koolhaas,Denise Scott Brown,Yoshiharu Tsukamoto
Publisher : Columbia Univ Graduate School
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2018
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1941332064

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The Ordinary by Rem Koolhaas,Denise Scott Brown,Yoshiharu Tsukamoto Pdf

Rem Koolhaas : in conversation with Enrique Walker -- Denise Scott Brown : in conversation with Enrique Walker -- Yoshiharu Tsukamoto : in conversation with Enrique Walker -- Enrique Walker : retroactive manifestoes

Container Atlas

Author : Han Slawik,Julia Bergmann,Matthias Buchmeier,Sonja Tinney,Lukas Feireiss,Robert Klanten
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2020
Category : Architecture, Modern
ISBN : 3899556690

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Container Atlas by Han Slawik,Julia Bergmann,Matthias Buchmeier,Sonja Tinney,Lukas Feireiss,Robert Klanten Pdf

The book Container Atlas. A Practical Guide to Container Architecture presents a wide range of projects in container architecture - a contemporary architectural phenomenon. Container architecture has become an essential part of our twenty-first century surroundings, with it being used to create modular structures for pavilions, brand showrooms, retail premises, and even residential homes. Ten years after the first publication of Container Atlas, this eagerly anticipated follow-up charts how this movement has evolved into an essential part of today's architectural vocabulary. Container Atlas serves as a practical and inspirational reference not only for architects and engineers, but also for all creatives eager to learn about the rich and diverse language of container architecture and modular building."

Real Estates

Author : Jack Self
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 156 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2014
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1907414371

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