publications

Mies
04-04-2019 No Comments

Mies

In the course of the flight to West Berlin to attend the laying of the first stone of the National Gallery, the famous architect Mies van der Rohe takes stock of his hazardous life with his grandson, the also architect Dirk Lohan. Memories of the most convulsive times of the twentieth century in which projects, clients, partners, adversaries, friends, lovers […]

Argument01. Sampling Contexts
26-03-2019 No Comments

Argument01. Sampling Contexts

Sampling Contexts (primer número de la serie Argument) es el libro resumen de una investigación sobre el #sampleo en arquitectura realizada en el curso 2017-2018 en el Departamento de Proyectos Arquitectónicos (DPA) de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM) de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). El documento adquiere el formato de un relato visual y escrito […]

ACTIVATORS. Public Space Strategies
19-03-2019 No Comments

ACTIVATORS. Public Space Strategies

a + t magazine returns to the public realm through the  STRATEGY series, which began in 2010 with the aim of highlighting and naming the strategies and actions underlying each project. 85 actions are identified within the 13 projects included in the issue. This new volume of the STRATEGY series, a+t 51, called ACTIVATORS, includes works by MVRDV, Jaja, Adept, Nendo, Vaumm, Wowhaus, […]

Bauhaus. Updated Edition. Magdalena Droste
14-03-2019 No Comments

Bauhaus. Updated Edition. Magdalena Droste

“… finally a book that brings a breath of fresh air to the lifeless literature on Bauhaus”. Domus, Milan. Between two world wars, the Bauhaus School of Art and Design changed the face of modernity. Realized with the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin, this updated edition celebrates the school’s centennial, gathering 550 illustrations across 400 pages, including architectural plans and biographies of key figures like Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, and Marianne Brandt. The ultimate […]

Momentum II. Self, shell, shelter.
05-03-2019 No Comments

Momentum II. Self, shell, shelter.

We live in a global world where, due to hyper connectivity, information is stored without any filter in the global network. But, is there any possibility of going beyond the concept of image as simple visual information? What is the difference between an image, a memory and a postcard? What can we represent through a graphic document? MOMENTUM arises as […]

Jiménez Montoya Essential. Reinforced concrete
19-02-2019 No Comments

Jiménez Montoya Essential. Reinforced concrete

This 16th edition of the classic ARMED CONCRETE by JIMÉNEZ MONTOYA has tried to keep everything that could be considered essential from the previous editions, dispensing only with what for use or by regulation has become obsolete. This fantastic material has been reviewed, nuanced, complemented and modernized thanks to the work of the two authors who were already from the previous […]

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age
29-01-2019 No Comments

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age

Where will I live in fifty years? What are the advantages and disadvantages of residing in a city? How will cities change and evolve in that time and how should planners prepare for that evolution? For all those who are interested in these issues, whether students, academics, professionals or readers in general, Phaidon’s new book, Shaping Cities in an Urban […]

e n g a w a # 23
15-01-2019 No Comments

e n g a w a # 23

Entropy is described by physics as a magnitude that measures the degree of disorder of a system. The image suggested by La Ampliadora for this issue of the magazine may evoke high entropy. An ordered system only supports one possible configuration, so there is more chance that a system is messy. If we make the analogy with the cover container, […]

Verner Panton. From Ida Engholm and Anders Michelson
08-01-2019 No Comments

Verner Panton. From Ida Engholm and Anders Michelson

Verner Panton documents the amazing versatility of one of the most influential and recognizable designers of the postwar period. With his inspiring and extravagant personality, he was at the same time a catalyst and protagonist of the design revolution in the sixties Panton distanced itself from the Scandinavian tradition of handmade teak furniture and advocated the use of innovative materials […]

Living in the Desert
18-12-2018 No Comments

Living in the Desert

Living in the desert analyzes the best examples of contemporary architecture located in the desert. Whether built to intelligently support harsh conditions or consciously designed to complement the sun-drenched environment, this compelling compendium invites the reader to admire captivating buildings set within the spectacular backdrop of arid desert landscapes. The selection, carried out by experts, includes 50 modern houses and offers […]

Oíza
11-12-2018 No Comments

Oíza

Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza (1918-2000) was one of the most important Spanish architects of the second half of the 20th century. He built important works such as the Basilica of Aránzazu, the Madrid buildings of the Bank of Bilbao and Torres Blancas, and the Palace of Festivals of Santander. Despite the recognition he enjoyed during his life and his […]

Ando. Complete Works 1975–Today
20-11-2018 No Comments

Ando. Complete Works 1975–Today

This fresh and incisive overview of Tadao Ando’s oeuvre spans from his beginnings in 1975 to today. Through photographs and architectural drawings, the XXL-sized tribute sheds light on the Modernist master and includes such new projects as the Shanghai Poly Grand Theater and the Clark Center at Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Discover the completely unique aesthetic of Tadao Ando, the only architect ever to have won the […]

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture
13-11-2018 No Comments

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture is an amazing compendium that documents brutalist architecture as never before. This extraordinary study is the most exhaustive and varied research on brutalism and shows this style with existing, demolished, classic and contemporary examples from around the world. This remarkable volume is a fascinating and monumental chronicle of more than 850 brutalist buildings organized geographically in […]

Courts On a modern theory
30-10-2018 No Comments

Courts On a modern theory

During 2015 the artists and cultural managers Leslie Fernández and Óscar Concha developed the last cycle of “Mobile Showcase Project”, space that for years brought installations, works and representations of different artists and collectives from all over Chile to the streets of the city of Conception. This last cycle took the well-traveled showcase outside the building Tribunales, an iconic work […]

Elements of Architecture. Rem Koolhaas
18-10-2018 No Comments

Elements of Architecture. Rem Koolhaas

Architecture under the microscope. Rem Koolhaas’s essential toolkit to building anatomies Elements of Architecture se focuses on the fragments of the rich and complex architectural collage. Window, façade, balcony, corridor, fireplace, stair, escalator, elevator: the book seeks to excavate the micro-narratives of building detail.The result is no single history, but rather the web of origins, contaminations, similarities, and differences in architectural evolution, […]

Towards a minor architecture
02-10-2018 No Comments

Towards a minor architecture

“A minor architect is a minor destructive character, handyman and hacker, journalist and editor, alter ego and subordinate. Who is skilled at fixing, can also sabotage, and knows how to dismantle as well as assemble”. Jill Stoner, Towards a minor architecture. Architecture can no longer be limited to the art of making buildings, it must also invent the policy of undoing […]

Spyglass
20-09-2018 No Comments

Spyglass

Five hills border the historic center of the city of Concepción, located in the south-central zone of Chile. Each with its own form, scale, context and history. The hills Amarillo, Caracol, Chepe, La Pólvora and the Virgin are the milestones of an invisible perimeter route through the city, which surrounds another path, that which is born between the hills of […]

Jorge Lobos. Interviews
28-08-2018 No Comments

Jorge Lobos. Interviews

After finishing his architecture studies, Jorge Lobos travels to Chiloé to do a month’s work, which would end up transforming into years. At that time he developed his architectural work in conjunction with the group of architects that was already in the area, and studied the culture of the territory, weaving the first ideas about what he would later define […]

Complex buildings. Learning systems
21-08-2018 No Comments

Complex buildings. Learning systems

School buildings house complex systems. From kindergarten to the university faculty, the journey through learning levels consists of an accumulation of vital experiences arising from the interaction between these systems. The educational function, so called by Functionalism, now builds its environments with new paradigms that reflect and respond to an increasingly diverse and complex social agenda. a+t 50 Learning Systems […]

Living on Water. Contemporary Houses Framed By Water
14-08-2018 No Comments

Living on Water. Contemporary Houses Framed By Water

“For a building to maintain a dialogue with its surroundings, it is necessary that it be able to respond to the difficulties it poses.” Living on Water presents the best examples of contemporary architecture that maintains a special relationship with water. Whether incorporating water intelligently in the structure or with a meticulous design to frame the natural landscape, this beautiful […]

The Ingmar Bergman Archives
09-08-2018 No Comments

The Ingmar Bergman Archives

Since his release of The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries in 1957, Ingmar Bergman has been one of the leading figures in international cinema. In a career that spanned 60 years, he wrote, produced, and directed 50 films that defined how we see ourselves and how we interact with the people we love, through works like Persona, Scenes from a Marriage, and Fanny and Alexander. Before his death in 2007, Bergman […]

Fronteiras. Writings and Projects of Architecture, Landscape and Territory
31-07-2018 No Comments

Fronteiras. Writings and Projects of Architecture, Landscape and Territory

FRONTEiRAS is one of the projects developed by AiPAC (Associaçao Ibérica para a Inovação, Património, Arquitectura e Cultura). Currently, it is framed as a solid catalyst for cross-border activities between Spain and Portugal and gives rise to a tool capable of uncovering and investigating the linkages on both sides of the border. A strategic action that tries to make the political […]

Inside North Korea
26-07-2018 No Comments

Inside North Korea

Erased by bombing during the Korean War, North Korea’s trophy capital of Pyongyang was entirely rebuilt from scratch from 1953, in line with the vision of the nation’s founder, Kim Il Sung. Designed as an imposing stage set, it is a place of grand axial boulevards linking gargantuan monuments, lined with stately piles of distinctly Korean flavor, to be “national in […]

California Crazy. American Pop Architecture
21-06-2018 No Comments

California Crazy. American Pop Architecture

“Combine a free-thinking population with the desire to reinvent itself and you’ll get the perfect breeding ground for the sweeping and the amazing to thrive”. Jim Heimann At the dawn of the automobile era, the passion of Americans for travel gave rise to a new wave of imaginative entrepreneurs who catered to the needs of this new means of transport. […]

Designed in the USSR: 1950 - 1989
07-06-2018 No Comments

Designed in the USSR: 1950 – 1989

Designed in the USSR: 1950-1989 separates the Curtain of Steel to show the Soviet design, a fascinating, captivating and practically unknown world. Including almost four decades, this one is the first book that produces tax to the unexpected creativity, innovation and diversity of the Soviet design. This fascinating volume includes more than 350 images of products and graphs of the […]

Guide to the 20th-Century Architecture of Tarragona
05-06-2018 No Comments

Guide to the 20th-Century Architecture of Tarragona

“We can only capture time through its manifestations, meaning the traces, places and events where time has been expressed”. Juhani Pallasmaa Architecture and urban planning, along with other disciplines, reflect the structure, evolution and thinking of each era of society (including the most recent history). Many publications have dealt with the subjects of historical, architectural-archaeological, palaeontological, geological and scenic heritage […]

I+U Collection. Building Systems Series
03-05-2018 No Comments

I+U Collection. Building Systems Series

Book series, in bilingual Spanish-English edition, dedicated to the calculation and design of building systems. From the study of hydraulic, electrical, lighting and ventilation systems to fire safety systems or planning the design from energy saving and sustainability. ENERGY SAIVINGS IN BUILDING DESIGN. Saving energy is nothing more than reducing energy consumption by achieving the same results as by spending […]

Chair: 500 Designs that Matter
24-04-2018 No Comments

Chair: 500 Designs that Matter

Along the history, the chair has offered to designers of the whole planet infinite opportunities to experiment with new materials and methods inside the parameters of an object created eminently to fulfill a practical intention. Chair: 500 Designs that Matter, the most detailed collection of the most innovative, elegant and influential chairs of the world. This original book, a complement […]

50 Housing Floor Plans
22-03-2018 No Comments

50 Housing Floor Plans

50 Housing Floor Plans is the second pack of the a+t research group collection aiming to promote the compact city and the desirable dwelling. Containing 50 floor plans from recent collective housing buildings (2000-2017) with different sizes and forms (Z-shape, Butterfly, Spine, Empty Circle, Cactus…), in addition to 50 housing units taken from projects. Criteria for Estimated Privacy & Exterior-ness. a+t research group analyses all […]

n+1. Compulsive trends. José María Echarte
13-03-2018 No Comments

n+1. Compulsive trends. José María Echarte

Sometimes the architects we have believed ourselves so much the paper of unattainable and heroic genius – that someone designed for us – that we have finished for forgetting that child, that girl, who was painting houses of chalk in the soil. That was asking always why. These texts, compulsive, indignant, serious and enterteining, writings from a deep love for […]