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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 […]

e n g a w a # 22
01-03-2018 No Comments

e n g a w a # 22

In 1917 two English cartographers come to a people of Wales with the intention of measuring the height of the mountain Pfynnon Garw. The disappointment of the people is capital when, after realizing the opportune measurements, they announce that Pfynnon Garw lacks 15 feet to be considered to be a mountain. People reduced in his pride it decides to put […]

Breviary of Ronchamp
15-02-2018 No Comments

Breviary of Ronchamp

“And if to dedicate (sacrare) was the term that was designating the exit of the things of the sphere of the human right, to profane was meaning to return, inversely, the things to the free use of the people.” Giorgio Agamben, Elogio della profanazione. Corbusier returns to the free use of the common one the work of Him in Ronchamp: such […]

Architecture of the mirage. Tests on the media city and the end of the public thing
06-02-2018 No Comments

Architecture of the mirage. Tests on the media city and the end of the public thing

It is this dedicated book. Dedicated in the sense. In the sense of the search of a logic. To investigate a logic to a mirage can consist of finding merely optical effects caused by unusual positions of air masses of different temperature, which combine the light that comes from the objects with that one other one that is refracted of […]

Destination Architecture
25-01-2018 No Comments

Destination Architecture

Destination Architecture is the definitive guide of trip for architects, arquituristas and travelers, includes 1.000 of the most attractive structures of the current importance, created by the best architects of the world. This innovative collection is an incomparable resource to explore the best culture constructed of the current importance in all the continents. With his extensive experience, Phaidon has created […]

Momentum. The Ambition of Scale
18-01-2018 No Comments

Momentum. The Ambition of Scale

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 […]

Nomadic homes. Architecture in movement
04-01-2018 No Comments

Nomadic homes. Architecture in movement

Nomadic homes come in all shapes and sizes. They are for the wealthy and the poor, the trendy and the out-of-luck. Changing one’s place of residence is an endeavor that is as old as humanity, for reasons of season, or, more recently, to better occupy leisure time. Written and edited by Philip Jodidio, this volume with illustrations by Russ Gray contains some […]

Protocols
21-12-2017 No Comments

Protocols

“…A series of protocols carefully definite and coordinated between different agents were marking a historical transformation, where the final result was an unexpected product opposite to the absolute control on each of the parts. Of the object it was passing to the process, from the hardware to the software. Opposite to an architecture defined in every point, every girder, every […]

Black: Architecture in Monochrome
07-12-2017 No Comments

Black: Architecture in Monochrome

An innovative look to the beauty and the showiness of the black architecture throughout thousand years. Black: Architecture in Monochrome is a fascinating study on the intensity, the force and the mysticism of the black color in the world of the construction. The black, which hoards a great cultural and historical importance – already is like a symbol of transgression, […]

Mobitecture. Architecture on the Move
16-11-2017 No Comments

Mobitecture. Architecture on the Move

Mobile architecture in his wonderful variety, a vivacious collection of mobile and portable structures. Mobitecture: mobile Architecture is the only compendium that produces tax to the mobile architecture in all his forms. This publication, a visual ode to the life in movement, exhaustive both in variety and in extent, explores mobile structures that go from the extravagant thing to the […]

The Office on the Grass. The Evolution of the Workplace
02-11-2017 No Comments

The Office on the Grass. The Evolution of the Workplace

“When they reached the top of the stairs, the view was spectacular. The roof overlooked most of the campus, the surrounding city of San Vincenzo and the bay beyond.” This paragraph from the novel The Circle (Dave Eggers) describes the paradigm of the office in the digital era, which is ubiquitous, with no defined space or time. Everything can be done at […]

Pioneering wimen architects from Galicia. Eight interviews
19-10-2017 No Comments

Pioneering wimen architects from Galicia. Eight interviews

This work gathers eight interviews to the first women dedicated to the architecture in Galicia, and the statement of the arquitectas contributes us in his professional and social context (without forgetting the personal thing), constructing a history that goes from the 40s to the current importance. There is accompanied every interview of a brief biographical annotation, a photography and a […]

Ornament is Crime. Modernist architecture
12-10-2017 No Comments

Ornament is Crime. Modernist architecture

The Ornament is A Crime is a visual celebration of the modernist architecture that includes a spectacular selection of the most important architectural movement of the modern history. Beautifully illustrated, this compendium invites us to think over and discover the trip of the modernism from the decade of 1920 up to the current importance. Inspired by Adolf Loos, one of […]

Against soil. Arguments and architecture under the level zero
05-10-2017 No Comments

Against soil. Arguments and architecture under the level zero

The return processes for the memory or the past are in the habit of beginning when we notice that contradictions exist in someone of our contemporary paradigms. In this moment there arises the need to check the hypotheses and arguments from these those who are formulated, necessarily, to take sides and to react. When these contradictions became evident one presented […]

Critique of Shock
26-09-2017 No Comments

Critique of Shock

Plunged and position to the service of the absolutism of the spectacle, the exercise of the critique of architecture ranges today, complaisent, between the nostalgia and the farce. Against this passiveness, it is necessary to recover the critique as tool of shock. The critique like state of alert from WHICH to promote the doubt, to question myths and to generate […]

From the crafts to the industry
31-08-2017 No Comments

From the crafts to the industry

From the crafts to the industry it is a test on the evolution of the Medes of production, organization and consumption, and on his influence in the mission of the design. Along the text is recognized the decisive impulse of the mechanization and the modernization along the modern history, acting firstly in the mentalities and later in the objects and […]

e n g a w a # 21
10-08-2017 No Comments

e n g a w a # 21

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Alberto Campo Baeza. Critical texts
03-08-2017 No Comments

Alberto Campo Baeza. Critical texts

This book forms a part of the collection Critical Texts, which he gathers the teachers’ fundamental writings of the Project department of the Technical Top School of Architecture of Madrid, where they have exercised for years a wide and generous teaching. In these texts selected by the own author as legacy of an encomiable educational path, there centers, revealed, his […]

The Red Thread: Nordic Design
20-07-2017 No Comments

The Red Thread: Nordic Design

The Red Thread is an elegant study on the beauty, the simplicity and the functionality of the northern design, so much past as present. His title inspired by the Swedish expression give röda tråden (the red thread), it is a metaphor of the essence of a history or creative work that is in use for describing the foundation of a […]

50 Urban Blocks
29-06-2017 No Comments

50 Urban Blocks

50 Urban Blocks is the first in a collection of designing cards aimed to simplify architectural design. This first set of cards contains 50 new examples of how to design a block, how to organize space and ultimately how to build the city. Each 13 x 8 cm double-sided card proposes a possible urban form including measurements and data on […]

Ornamento Journal #2 AALTO
30-05-2017 No Comments

Ornamento Journal #2 AALTO

Ornamento Journal is a visual exploration of the formal values of the architectural detail, independently of his constructive purpose. The ornament is a concept taboo of the modern architecture and has been chased by real brutality along the 20th century, though indisputable modern teachers worked with architectural elements that without being decorative were exercising an aesthetic analogous function. Today, a […]

Ornamento Journal #1 MIES
25-05-2017 No Comments

Ornamento Journal #1 MIES

Ornamento Journal is a visual exploration of the formal values of the architectural detail, independently of his constructive purpose. The ornament is a concept taboo of the modern architecture and has been chased by real brutality along the 20th century, though indisputable modern teachers worked with architectural elements that without being decorative were exercising an aesthetic analogous function. Today, a […]

The architecture in a climate of change. A guide for the sustainable design
11-05-2017 No Comments

The architecture in a climate of change. A guide for the sustainable design

The architecture in a climate of change. A guide for the sustainable design. The building construction is specially involved in the emission of carbon dioxide, and it is suitable that his design and construction is a basic factor in the offensive for mitigating the effects of the climate change. In the new conception of the buildings the integrated design is […]