Defining Criteria EnglishQuart Architektur #ad - Together, orientation and stances of some of the most prominent young architects, interviews with: Kersten Geers Office KGDVS, François Charbonnet Made In, Bas Princen photographer, photographers, Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine filmmakers, architect, images and conversations portray the underlying motivation, architect, Yuri Ancarani visual artist and Anne Holtrop architect.
Non-Referential Architecture: Ideated by Valerio Olgiati and Written by Markus BreitschmidPark Books #ad - More than ever, architecture is in need of provocation, a new path beyond the traditional notion that buildings must serve as vessels, or symbols of something outside themselves. Indispensable for understanding what the future might hold for architecture, Non-Referential Architecture will become a new classic.
In a world that itself increasingly rejects ideologies of any kind, Olgiati and Breitschmid offer non-referential architecture as a radical, new approach free from rigid ideologies. Non-referential buildings, they argue, are entities that are themselves meaningful outside a vocabulary of fixed symbols and images and their historical connotations.
Non-Referential Architecture: Ideated by Valerio Olgiati and Written by Markus Breitschmid #ad - It brings together two leading thinkers, architect Valerio Olgiati and theorist Markus Breitschmid, who have grappled with this problem since meeting in 2005. . For more than a decade, Olgiati and Breitschmid’s thinking has placed them at the forefront of architectural theory. Non-referential Architecture is nothing less than a manifesto for a new architecture.
44 Low-resolution HousesPrinceton SoA 9780964264144 #ad - The exhibition catalog was edited by Michael Meredith, with a foreword by Dean Mónica Ponce de León. All 44 houses collected here fall into one or more of the following categories of low-resolution: first, using familiar low-res house elements like pitched roofs, windows, porches, doors, chimneys, houses that vaguely resemble houses, etc.
Second, and materials, and have a sort of cheap unfinished quality; and third, joints, houses that appear to be constructed in a low-res manner, in that one can see the construction, houses that are composed of low-res organization with basic geometric primitives squares, circles, and triangles arranged in a non-compositional or abstract manner.
44 Low-resolution Houses #ad - 44 low-resolution houses was exhibited at princeton University School of Architecture from 09/11/2018 to 11/09/2018. The 44 architects in the exhibition and catalog include 6a, new affiliates, johannes norlander, maio, ensamble studio, angela deuber, fake industries architectural agonism, dvvt, paul preissner, off-off, para project, mos, go hasegawa, productora, johnston marklee, monadnock, Hans Tursack, Atelier Bow-Wow, Outpost Office, Bureau Spectacular, Atelier Barda, Adamo-Faiden, HHF and Ai Weiwei, GAFPA, Edition Office, Independent Architecture, Tato Architects, fala atelier, Lütjens Padmanabhan, MPdL Studio, Tham & Videgård, Besler & Sons, Pascal Flammer, Stan Allen, Bruther, Tatiana Bilbao, T+E+A+M, Brandlhuber+, Point Supreme, The LADG, OFFICE, Pezo von Ellrichshausen, First Office, and WORKac.
44 low-resolution houses presents a series of houses through a double technological and representational-aesthetic lens. By these using these terms, bodily organic figuration, gestural complex curvature, low-resolution is in contrast to high-resolution architectural sophistication, and architectural paradigms focused on seamlessness and integrated smoothness.
It was designed by mos and Studio Lin, with photographs by Michael Vahrenwald/Esto.
Not Interesting: On the Limits of Criticism in ArchitectureApplied Research & Design #ad - Not interesting proposes another set of terms and structures to talk about architecture, without requiring that it be interesting. Along with interesting, these three terms make up the four chapters of the book. These are presented in parallel to the text and show what architecture may look like through the lens of these other terms.
In addition to text, the book contains over 50 case studies using 100 drawings and images. Each chapter introduces its topic through an analysis of a different image, which serves to unpack the specific character of each term and its relationship to architecture. This book explores a set of alternatives to the interesting and imagines how architecture might be positioned more broadly in the world using other terms: boring, confusing, and comforting.
Naive IntentionActar #ad - Beyond a comprehensive depiction of the individual works, format, scale, the monograph underlines transversal notions of inventory, regulation and value within the pictorial representation. Introduced by an essay about the vague contradiction between intentionality and chance, authorship and anonymity, the book presents a selection of images that inform Pezo von Ellrichshausen’s cross production between art, reason and futility, necessity and accident, architecture and academia.
In the fashion of a personal album, photograph, painting, each drawing, model or building, evokes the mental world behind the couple's production. Each page contains a single picture and a brief caption describing it. This volume could be read both as a collection of ideas, one after another, or as the same one that persists over time.
John Pawson: Anatomy of MinimumPhaidon Press #ad - A powerful new monograph showcasing the defining elements and architectural anatomy at the very heart of Pawson's work This monograph, the latest volume in Phaidon's documentation of John Pawson's stellar career, hones in on the essential details that mark his distinctive architectural and aesthetic style.
Throughout its pages, this book explores Pawson's unique approach to proportion and light and his precise language of windows, doors, and walls. It groups a selection of his recent works into domestic projects, including his own house in rural England; extended sacred spaces; and repurposed structures, such as London's Design Museum.
a+u 19:03, 582: Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura English and Japanese EditionShinkenchiku-Sha Co., Ltd #ad - The portuguese duo have been collaborating together for the past 45 years, starting when Souto de Moura worked for Siza. However, but rather, the buildings they collaborate on never resemble the work of either, represent a "third" personality. Text in English and Japanese. An essay by nuno grande describes Siza as having an organicist sensibility, contrasted with Souto de Moura s more rationalist view.
The issue includes their latest work, including projects they designed together. Two pritzker prize winning architects, Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura are featured in a+u 19:03. Their approaches are apparent in the design of their individual projects.
Peter Märkli: Everything One Invents is TrueQuart Architektur #ad - However, his impressive buildings resist classification; they do not fit any particular scheme or style, as each structure is developed on an intensely intimate level. Each is analyzed thoroughly with texts, plans and images. Completing the work are essays by Florian Beigel, Philip Christou, Franz Wanner and Ellis Woodman.
This volume presents 17 buildings erected by Märkli over the past 15 years. Peter märkli has been one of the most striking protagonists of German-Swiss architecture since the founding of the movement in the early 1980s. An exciting interview with Peter Märkli himself rounds off this impressive monographic collection, conducted by Elena Kossovskaja.
Peter Märkli: Everything One Invents is True #ad - Text in German. Now accompanied by a booklet with essays in German. This results in wholly unique edifices, rigidity, which provoke questions about humanity's use of architecture as a means of expressing timelessness, and permanence.
OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen Vol. 1, 2 & 3Walther König, Köln #ad - This massive three-volume publication, reproduces models, and the only one in print previous monographs now being rare and expensive, the most comprehensive survey of their work yet published, drawings and perspectives created by the architects along with works of art that are related to the spirit and language of this internationally esteemed firm.
. The team brings architecture back to the essentials: with a limited set of basic rules a framework is created within which life in all its complexity can be played out. The brussels-based office kersten geers david van severen was set up in 2002 by kersten geers born 1975 and David Van Severen born 1978, and is celebrated for its idiosyncratic and highly theoretical approach, as instanced by the widely acclaimed Belgian Pavilion for the 2008 Architectural Biennial in Venice.
Sigurd Lewerentz, ArchitectPark Books #ad - Originally published in 1985 in swedish, this legendary book tells the story of his life and presents his entire body of work through a combination of texts, photographs, drawings, and plans. Park publishing WI. Sigurd lewerentz, architect is a high-quality reprint of the first monograph ever written on Lewerentz and his work.
Sigurd lewerentz 1885–1975 was educated as a mechanical engineer at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, but it was an architectural apprenticeship in Munich that set him on his career path―a path that led him to be revered as one of Sweden’s most eminent architects. This edition sets lewerentz in a contemporary context through a concluding essay on his work and legacy by the German-Chinese architect, critic, and professor Wilfried Wang.