viernes, 23 de febrero de 2018

#books #architecture | Built unbuilt

Built unbuilt / by Julien de Smedt and Julien Lanoo ; with Karsten Ifversen, Michael Speaks, Karen Wong ; edited by Shumi Bose and Mark Isitt.
Frame, Amsterdam : 2017.
327 p. : il.
ISBN 9789492311139

Arquitectura -- Siglo XXI.
JDS Architects.
Sbc Aprendizaje A-72JDS BUI
http://millennium.ehu.es/record=b1871897~S1*spi

Investigating the realms of architecture and its future possibilities, this book is an exploration of innovation and new forms of design and urbanity. It is a didactic yet personal approach to urbanity matters. Inspiring projects, all realized by Julien De Smedt Architects, emphasize the melting pot of diverse programs to be considered in creating future-proof cities.

Julien De Smedt is an architect and engineer who began his career by working at Rem Koolhaas Architectural Bureau. In 2001, he founded his own architecture firm. JDS Architects works on everything from large-scale planning to furniture following processes that involve intense research into the driving forces of design.

jueves, 22 de febrero de 2018

#books #architecture | LAB : building a home for scientists

LAB : building a home for scientists / Mark C. Fishman.
Lars Müller, Zurich : 2017.
363 p. : il.
ISBN 9783037784976

Investigación, Centros de.
Laboratorios -- Planos y construcción.
Sbc Aprendizaje A-727.5 LAB
http://millennium.ehu.es/record=b1871838~S1*spi

In LAB – Building a Home for Scientists Mark C. Fishman describes how to build labs as homes for scientists, to accommodate not just their fancy tools, but also their personalities. Laboratories are both monasteries and space stations, redolent of the great ideas of generations past and of technologies to propel the future. Yet standard lab design has changed only little over recent years.

Since a lab becomes a scientist's home for most of their waking hours, the question arises if design and aesthetics of a lab can influence the creativity and effectiveness of its inhabitants. Although the support of the creative process is a compelling feature of a contemporary lab, it also has to be built flexibly enough to accommodate introvert solo researchers as well as large interdisciplinary teams, while an immediate connection to fellow researchers across the globe has to be at disposal as well.

Anyone who works in, or plans to build a lab, will enjoy this book, which will encourage them to think about how this special environment drives or impedes their important work. This richly illustrated publication explores the roles of labs through history, from the alchemists of the Middle Ages to the chemists of the 19th and 20th centuries and to the geneticists and structural biologists of today, and then turns to the special features of the laboratories Fishman helped to design in Cambridge, Shanghai and Basel.

miércoles, 21 de febrero de 2018

#books #architecture | Friedrich Weinwurm : architekt = architect

Friedrich Weinwurm : architekt = architect / Henrieta Moravcíková.
Slovart, Bratislava : 2014.
373 p. : il.
Texto en eslovaco y su traducción al inglés.
ISBN 9788055611587

Arquitectura -- Siglo XX -- Eslovaquia.
Weinwurm, Friedrich, 1885-1942
Sbc Aprendizaje A-72WEINWURM FRI
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Friedrich Weinwurm, a contemporary of Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe or Walter Gropius and one of the most noteworthy architects of Slovakia, can be ranked among the leading representatives of the interwar Central European architectural avant-garde. His legacy of several dozen designed and completed office buildings, single-family houses, villas and housing complexes (Nová Doba, Unitas) forms an oeuvre attracting admiration today. His progressive social program and clear principles for architectural design influenced the Slovak architectural scene of the 1920s and 1930s more than the work of any other architect.

martes, 20 de febrero de 2018

#monograficos #arquitectura | TC 131-132 | Nieto Sobejano : arquitectura 2004-2017

Nieto Sobejano : arquitectura 2004-2017 / [director, Ricardo Merí de la Maza].
General de Ediciones de Arquitectura, Valencia : 2017.
396 p. : principalmente il.
Colección: TC Cuadernos. Serie Dédalo.
Ed. bilingüe en español e inglés.
En : TC : tribuna de la construcción, n. 131-132 (nov. 2017)
ISBN 9788494742149

Arquitectura -- Siglo XXI.
Nieto-Sobejano.
Sbc Aprendizaje A-72(082) *TCT/131-132
http://millennium.ehu.es/record=b1873321~S1*spi

Esta es la primera monografía dedicada a la obra de Nieto y Sobejano en varios años. 394 páginas para desarrollar 21 proyectos realizados entre 2004 y 2017 más un anexo comparativo de secciones. Un volumen doble sobre la trayectoria de este equipo de arquitectos español que incluye también los proyectos que están finalizando, explicada y desarrollada con fotografías y, como siempre, con planos y detalles constructivos. "Expertos en actuaciones en edificios históricos, las intervenciones de Nieto Sobejano en el patrimonio consolidado son injertos que dan lugar a una nueva especie de espacio. En ellos, la resonancia del pasado es permanente, y los signos tangibles conforman un diccionario propio para cada proyecto que amplía con neologismos el lenguaje arquitectónico contemporáneo."

lunes, 19 de febrero de 2018

#books #landspace | 100 years 100 landscape designs

100 years 100 landscape designs / John Hill.
Prestel, Munich [etc.] : 2017.
224 p. : il.
ISBN 9783791383101

Arquitectura del paisaje.
Sbc Aprendizaje A-712 ONE
http://millennium.ehu.es/record=b1871797~S1*spi

Following up on ‘100 Years, 100 Buildings’, author John Hill steps outside to present a century’s worth of the most breathtaking and significant landscape designs around the globe. Beginning with Filoli, the century-old, forward-looking estate situated just south of San Francisco, and closing with The Park, the first public garden ever created in Las Vegas, John Hill takes readers on a worldwide tour, one per year, of beautiful, inspiring, creatively designed, and historically significant landscapes. From the leafy promenades along the Ljubljanica River in Slovenia and the lush, tropical gardens at Lunuganga in Sri Lanka, to the Peace Memorial Park in Japan and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., each of these public sites is currently accessible—a fact that makes this grouping a superb "must-see list" for landscape enthusiasts. Double-page spreads feature color images paired with Hill’s insightful texts. An introductory essay lays out Hill’s selection criteria and an overview of major landscape design innovations and trends from 1917 to 2016. Fans of landscape design will treasure this compendium and students in the field will come away with a greater understanding of how and why the creation of outdoor public spaces has evolved over time.

domingo, 18 de febrero de 2018

#books #architecture | Le Corbusier : the complete buildings

Le Corbusier : the complete buildings / Cemal Emden ; edited by Burcu Kütükçüoglu.
Prestel, Munich [etc.] : 2017.
319 p. : principalmente il.
ISBN 9783791384023

Arquitectura -- Siglo XX.
Le Corbusier, 1887-1965.
Sbc Aprendizaje A-72LE CORBUSIER LEC
http://millennium.ehu.es/record=b1871798~S1*spi

This visual tour of every one of Le Corbusier’s buildings across the world represents the most comprehensive photographic archive of the architect’s work. In 2010, photographer Cemal Emden set out to document every building designed by the master architect Le Corbusier. Traveling through three continents, Emden photographed all the 52 buildings that remain standing. Each of these buildings is featured in the book and captured from multiple angles, with images revealing their exterior and interior details. Interspersed throughout the book are texts by leading architects and scholars, whose commentaries are as fascinating and varied as the buildings themselves. The book closes with an illustrated, annotated index. From the early Villa Vallet, built in Switzerland in 1905, to his groundbreaking Unité d'Habitation in Marseille, completed in 1947, this ambitious project presents the entirety and diversity of Le Corbusier’s architectural output. Visually arresting and endlessly engaging, it will appeal to the architect’s many fans, as well as anyone interested in the foundation of modern architecture.

sábado, 17 de febrero de 2018

#books #architecture | Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi : a search for living architecture

Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi : a search for living architecture / Daniell Cornell and Zeuler R. Lima ; essays by Daniell Cornell ... [et al.].
Del Monico Books/Prestel, Munich [etc.] : 2017.
191 p. : il. / Bibliogr.: pp. 188.189
Catálogo de la exposición "Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi : a search for living architecture" celebrada en, "Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center", del 9 de septiembre, 2017 al 7 de enero, 2018.
ISBN 9783791356754

Arquitectura -- Siglo XX -- Brasil.
Arquitectura -- Siglo XX -- Estados Unidos.
Bo Bardi, Lina, 1914-1992.
Estilo internacional (Arquitectura)
Frey, Albert, 1903-1998.
Modernismo (Arte)
Sbc Aprendizaje A-72.036 ALB
http://millennium.ehu.es/record=b1871799~S1*spi

This unique book documents the work and lives of two 20th-century architects, Lina Bo Bardi and Albert Frey, whose shared beliefs anticipated today’s architectural principles of integration among humans, earth, and the built environment. This book proposes a dialogue between two key 20th-century architects, Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi. Frey moved from Switzerland to the U.S. in the early 1930s and Bo Bardi emigrated from Italy to Brazil after the end of World War II. While they never met, their intellectual odysseys overlapped. Both fostered the integration among architecture, landscape, and people, helping transform the architectural culture in their adoptive countries. Their design affinities converged in the notion of a living architecture, evident in their publications and the projects featured here. Frey, a pioneer of "desert modernism" in southern California, embraced the landscape and experimented with materials to create elegantly detailed structures. Bo Bardi produced idiosyncratic works that strove to merge modern and traditional vocabularies in an architecture conceived as a stage for everyday life. Placing these architects side by side, the authors explore modern architecture through cross-cultural exchanges and unveil meaningful, though little known, architectural dialogues across cultures and continents.

viernes, 16 de febrero de 2018

#books #architecture | New architecture New York

New architecture New York / [introductory text Alexandra Lange ; photography, Pavel Bendov].
Prestel, Munich [etc.] : 2017.
219 p. : principalmente il.
ISBN 9783791383682

Arquitectura -- Siglo XXI -- Estados Unidos.
Nueva York (N. Y.)
Sbc Aprendizaje A-72.038(73) NEW
http://millennium.ehu.es/record=b1871894~S1*spi

A magnificent photographic compilation of New York City’s best new architecture, this book features projects by leading firms working today. From Bjarke Ingels Group’s VIA West 57 to SHoP Architects’ Barclays Center, and from Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s High Line to SOM’s One World Trade Center, New York City has been home to some of this century’s most exciting new architecture. Profiling more than fifty projects that are shaping the city’s streets and skylines, this book features color photographs of each building and a brief, informative text about its significance. Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Foster + Partners, Selldorf Architects, Gehry Partners, and Adjaye Associates are just some of the firms that have recently completed projects in New York City. Visitors to the city as well as its denizens will find this book an exhilarating guide, while fans of architecture will gain an even greater appreciation of the city’s unprecedented development in the past fifteen years by the world’s best architects.

jueves, 15 de febrero de 2018

#books #townplanning | A state beyond the state : Shenzhen and the transformation of urban China

A state beyond the state : Shenzhen and the transformation of urban China / Ting Chen ; [introduction by Kees Christiaanse].
NAI010, Rotterdam : 2017.
XXII, 296 p. : il., fot., planos, mapas.
ISBN 9789462083493

Ciudades -- Renovación -- China.
Urbanismo -- China.
Sbc Aprendizaje A-711.4(510) STA

http://millennium.ehu.es/record=b1871814~S1*spi

Supported by numerous interviews and primary data, the book 'A State Beyond the State' points out the threats posed by typical large-scale projects of single SOEs (Stateowned enterprises), and further shows alternative development potentials that match the long-term socioeconomic demand, by learning from self-evolving SOE areas shaped by the combined forces of various public and private stakeholders. Since Chinas 1980s economic reform, the ubiquitous semi-marketized SOEs have established themselves as immovable landholders in the urban landscape. To improve our understanding of the Chinese SOE urbanism, Ting Chen made a fi rst-hand account and evaluation of various SOEs urban performances and the differing socioeconomic infl uences of SOE land transformations. The urban core of the Special Economic Zone Shenzhen, largely constructed by SOEs, was chosen as the case study.

miércoles, 14 de febrero de 2018

#books #architecture | Ornament is crime : modernist architecture

Ornament is crime : modernist architecture / Matt Gibberd, Albert Hill.
Phaidon, London [etc.] : 2017.
223 p. : principalmente il.
ISBN 9780714874166

Arquitectura -- Siglo XX.
Arquitectura -- Siglo XXI.
Casas individuales.
Movimiento Moderno (Arquitectura)
Sbc Aprendizaje A-728.3 ORN
http://millennium.ehu.es/record=b1872014~S1*spi

‘Ornament Is Crime’ is a celebration and a thought-provoking reappraisal of modernist architecture. The book proposes that modernism need no longer be confined by traditional definitions, and can be seen in both the iconic works of the modernist canon by Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Walter Gropius, as well as in the work of some of the best contemporary architects of the twenty-first century. This book is a visual manifesto and a celebration of the most important architectural movement in modern history.

martes, 13 de febrero de 2018

#books #architecture | Enrique Browne : bringing nature back to architecture = devolviendo la naturaleza a la arquitectura

Enrique Browne : bringing nature back to architecture = devolviendo la naturaleza a la arquitectura / [Enrique Browne].
Images, Mulgrave, Victoria : 2016.
287 p. : il.
Texto en inglés y español.
ISBN 9781864705713

Arquitectura -- Siglo XX -- Chile.
Arquitectura -- Siglo XXI -- Chile.
Browne, Enrique, 1942-
Sbc Aprendizaje A-72BROWNE ENR 
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This highly anticipated monograph focuses on the architectural output of Enrique Browne, a talented and prolific Chilean architect and co-founder of Browne & Swett Arquitectos, based in Santiago. Over the last 40 years, this South American architect has been trying to reconcile natural and artificial worlds through architecture. They are one indissoluble unity. This book showcases in rich photographic detail how his innovative projects incorporate multiple environmental aspects that result in a complex, layered response to the challenges of place, form and identity in Chile. Browne's practice has developed architectural designs in a diverse range of scales, with emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency. This volume delves into Browne's processes, such as developing variations of the grapevinestructure typology to create a double green skin as a green wall (or roof), to protect dwellings from the region's strong westerly sun; or combining vegetation and its oxygenation benefits with building to counter pollution; or using both artificial and natural light as a material for illuminating spaces or volume. This book also includes commentary on the new zeitgeist surrounding modernity and the impacts of the digital and globalized world on architecture today. Highly regarded, and a prolific writer and designer, Enrique Browne has a unique way of looking at the world. Showcasing the wide range of his design, this title is sure to impress.

lunes, 12 de febrero de 2018

#books #landscape | Compendium of landscape architecture & open space design

Compendium of landscape architecture & open space design / Karl H.C. Ludwig.
Braun, [Berlin] : 2018 [i.e. 2017].
511 p. : il.
ISBN 9783037682197

Arquitectura del paisaje.
Sbc Aprendizaje A-712 COM
http://millennium.ehu.es/record=b1871790~S1*spi

This groundbreaking work provides an overview of the whole creative realm of contemporary landscape architecture and open space design. Every aspect of the creation and production of these public and private spaces is thematized and elucidated. These spaces encompass an enormous variety, ranging from classic garden design and golf courses to greened façades, from guerilla gardening and pedestrian zones to large-scale ecological interventions. Comprehensive introductions to each of the 30 chapters chart the various tasks and challenges. Illustrated case studies from around the world offer concept, ideas and suggestions to inspire the design process. Whether conservative in style and requiring little explanation, or striking, even ostentatious, these projects are always inventive, unique and compelling – and always seeking to redefine the relationship between human beings, the built environment and the natural world.

domingo, 11 de febrero de 2018

#books #architecture | Why do architects wear black?

Why do architects wear black? / Cordula Rau (ed.).
Birkhäuser, Basel [etc.] : 2017 / 2nd ed.
1 v. (sin pag.) : facs.
Respuesta autógrafa de diferentes arquitectos a la pregunta planteada por el tít., y su traducción tipográfica al inglés.
ISBN 9783035614107

Arquitectos.
Color en la arquitectura.
Sbc Aprendizaje A-72-05 WHY
http://millennium.ehu.es/record=b1871885~S1*spi

New extended edition of the cult book Collection of hand-written explanations in an A6 notebook Expanded by 17 new statements Aims and Scope ""Why is it really that architects wear black?"" was a question put to Cordula Rau by an automotive industry manager during an architectural competition. Even though she herself is an architect, and wears black, she did not have an answer on the spot. So she decided to ask other architects, as well as artists and designers. She has been collecting their handwritten replies in a notebook since 2001. In 2008, this collection of autographs appeared as a small publication obviously bound in black. For the purpose of the new edition, this legendary collection was expanded by new notable, amusing, pragmatic, and quirky reasons: ""Please read and dont ask me why architects wear black!"". (Cordula Rau)

sábado, 10 de febrero de 2018

#books #architecture | Black : architecture in monochrome

Black : architecture in monochrome.
Phaidon, London [etc.] : 2017.
223 p. : il.
ISBN 9780714874722

Color en la arquitectura.
Fachadas.
Sbc Aprendizaje A-72.017 BLA
http://millennium.ehu.es/record=b1871796~S1*spi

A stunning exploration of the beauty and drama of 150 black structures built by the world's leading architects over 1,000 years. A visually rich book, Black: Architecture in Monochrome casts a new eye on the beauty - and the drama - of black in the built world. Spotlighting more than 150 structures from the last 1,000 years, Black pairs engaging text with fascinating photographs of houses, churches, libraries, skyscrapers, and other buildings from some of the world's leading architects, including Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, and Eero Saarinen, David Adjaye, Jean Nouvel, Peter Marino, and Steven Holl.

viernes, 9 de febrero de 2018

#libros #urbanismo | Corea : una historia paralela = a parallel story

Corea : una historia paralela = a parallel story / Alejandro S. Garrido.
Alejandro S. Garrido, Salamanca : 2017.
205 p. : il.
Texto en español e inglés.
ISBN 9788469756577

Arquitectura doméstica -- España.
Inmuebles para vivienda -- España.
Urbanismo -- Aspecto social.
Urbanismo -- Siglo XX -- España.
Vivienda social -- España.
Sbc Aprendizaje A-711.4(460) COR
http://millennium.ehu.es/record=b1872311~S1*spi

En la primera mitad de la década de 1950 se producen en España dos acontecimientos de resonancia asimétrica en la historia. El primero de ellos, la firma de los acuerdos bilaterales con los Estados Unidos, los Pactos de Madrid de 1953, que en pleno auge de la guerra fría condicionarán el desarrollo posterior de la política española, durante y tras la dictadura, al menos hasta el definitivo ingreso en la OTAN en 1986. El segundo emerge a la sombra del primero como una anécdota que, en apariencia, carece de significado histórico. Por todo el Estado se están inaugurando proyectos de urbanización marginal, viviendas sociales que apenas serán capaces de contener la llegada a las ciudades de los que abandonan el campo o los que, sencillamente, se apiñan en casas insalubres. Recibirán el nombre del dictador (Barriada de Francisco Franco, Grupo Generalísimo Franco) o el de una virgen (La del Perpetuo Socorro, La Inmaculada), pero no tardarán en ser reconocidos por otro nombre, el de la guerra contra el comunismo que libra, en el confín del mundo, el amigo americano: «Corea».

Diseminados por el territorio (Huesca, La Coruña, León, Toledo, Palencia o Palma de Mallorca), los barrios de «Corea» conformarán un archipiélago de sospecha y miedo. En su función institucionalizada demarcarán el umbral entre la pertenencia socialmente aceptable y su afuera. Ser «coreanos» significará existir en el límite social. Sujetos en el insulto, sujetos por la violencia nominativa que se inscribe en los cuerpos y los pone en su lugar. En un vaivén perverso entre la inclusión y la exclusión: lo mismo víctimas de la miseria y la ignorancia, que amenaza para el imperio del orden moral dominante. El nombre de «Corea» va ha inaugurar un infrasujeto cuya abyección y estigma han perdurado en el tiempo, atravesando la historia reciente del país.

jueves, 8 de febrero de 2018

#books #architecture | Boris Velikovsky, 1878-1937


Boris Velikovsky, 1878-1937 / Elena Ovsyannikova, Nikolai Vassiliev.
Arnoldsche, Stuttgart : 2017.
256 p. : il., planos.
Colección: Architects of the Russian Avant-Garde ; 1.
ISBN 9783897904781

Arquitectura -- Siglo XX -- Rusia.
Belikovsky, Boris, 1878-1937.
Vanguardia (Estética) -- Rusia.
Sbc Aprendizaje A-72VELIKOVSKY BOR
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With his residential buildings, office blocks, schools and factories, Boris Velikovsky (1878-1937) made a definitive contribution to Russian avant-garde architecture. His early constructions, such as the Gribov House in Moscow, are still very much bound to Russian Neoclassism, yet since the Revolution of 1917, he began designing in the style of Constructivist architecture. One example is his Gostorg Management Building, distinguished by glass facades, the functional division of space and use of state-of-the-art materials. Furthermore, in the garden city of Druzhba, for instance, Velikovsky intensively engaged with new ideas in town planning. With mostly hitherto unpublished technical plans as well as numerous historical and new color photographs of Boris Velikowsky's most famous projects, this book offers a chance to appreciate Russian avant-garde architecture.

miércoles, 7 de febrero de 2018

#books #architecture | Nomadic living : relocatable residences

Nomadic living : relocatable residences / Sibylle Kramer.
Braun, [Berlin] : 2018 [i.e. 2017].
272 p. : il.
ISBN 9783037682272

Construcción ligera.
Construcciones prefabricadas.
Sbc Aprendizaje A-728.7 NOM
http://millennium.ehu.es/record=b1871896~S1*spi

The four walls that we inhabit are far more than just a roof over our heads – it’s the place where our personal and unique life is played out with all its complexities and nuances. It is not uncommon when we move to feel regret that we cannot simply take our abode, the focus of our lives, along with us. For many people it is increasingly important to be able to move easily, to be able to react spontaneously to personal desires or life changes of all kinds. Because of the increased needs to both preserve our identity that is rooted in our home and to be more geographically mobile, the market for “movable” houses has grown and diversified. This is most noticable in the growing numbers of commissions received by architects and designers for technical and creative conceptions of mobile houses. As much as concept, appearance and construction might vary greatly from house to house, what unites all of the projects presented in this volume is the claim to a design that is both larger than life and consistently compelling.

martes, 6 de febrero de 2018

#books #lansscape | Modern urban landscapes : creating energy-efficient designs

Modern urban landscapes : creating energy-efficient designs / edited by Martin Coyle.
Images, Mulgrave, Victoria : 2017.
247 p. : il.
ISBN 9781864706574

Arquitectura del paisaje.
Jardines -- Arquitectura.
Urbanismo -- Aspecto del medio ambiente.
Sbc Aprendizaje A-712.3 MOD
http://millennium.ehu.es/record=b1871898~S1*spi

SMART Landscape is a significant contribution to the conversation on sustainable landscape design, providing energy efficient models and water saving landscape ideas. There are many factors that would help realize energy efficient landscapes, including (but not limited to) the use of energy saving lamps, such as LED; the integration and adoption of renewable energy, including solar-powered and wind-powered landscape lighting; energy-efficient landscape design, particularly through the correct placement and selection of shade trees, and the creation of wind breaks. This book shows techniques for creating landscapes that also save water, for example by choosing correct planting materials; reducing stormwater run-off through the use of bio-swales, rain gardens and green roofs and walls; reducing water usage in landscapes through best-practice water-wise garden techniques, including irrigation using gray water. Permeable paving materials can also help to reduce stormwater runoff and allow rainwater to infiltrate into the ground and replenish groundwater rather than run into surface water systems.

lunes, 5 de febrero de 2018

#books #architecture | Portzamparc buildings

Portzamparc buildings / Christian de Portzamparc ; essay by Philip Jodidio.
Rizzoli, New York : 2017.
356 p. : il.
ISBN 9780847848720

Arquitectura -- Siglo XX.
Arquitectura -- Siglo XXI.
Portzamparc, Christian de, 1944-
Sbc Aprendizaje A-72PORTZAMPARC POR
http://millennium.ehu.es/record=b1871895~S1*spi

Pritzker Prize–winning architect Christian de Portzamparc is renowned for bold yet artful architecture that is at once sensitive to its context while at the same time being novel, adventurous, and frequently exciting. One57, the soaring residential skyscraper in New York, with unparalleled views of Central Park, is perhaps his most famous building in the United States, but his work ranges widely across the globe, from an extraordinary handkerchief puff–shaped boutique for Christian Dior in Seoul to a low-winged arabesque of a building for the wine producer Cheval Blanc to a mysterious temple of the modern for Casarts in Casablanca. This volume, the first major comprehensive book on Portzamparc’s work in more than three decades, is a revelation and a comprehensive survey of the work of one of the world’s most innovative and exciting architects at the height of his powers.

domingo, 4 de febrero de 2018

#books #architecture | Forms of aid : architectures of humanitarian space

Forms of aid : architectures of humanitarian space / Benedict Clouette, Marlisa Wise.
Birkhäuser, Basel : 2017.
170 p. : il.
ISBN 9783035610215

Arquitectura -- Factores humanos.
Ayuda humanitaria.
Construcciones provisionales.
Sbc Aprendizaje A-728.7 FOR
http://millennium.ehu.es/record=b1871808~S1*spi

For some time now, the subject of cooperation in the context of development aid has featured in the education of architects. However, up to now there have hardly been any attempts to critically place the work of architects and urban designers in this context. The book highlights the architectural consequences of humanitarian actions on the basis of three case studies - in Port-au-Prince, the West Bank, and Nairobi. The authors analyze twelve projects in terms of typology and construction and establish a differentiated position in the discourse on short-term housing for emergency situations. They investigate the far-reaching effects of such architectural aid and supply architects, town planners, and NGOs with useful advice for future planning and design.