publications

The electronic intruder. TV in the architectural space
25-07-2019 No Comments

The electronic intruder. TV in the architectural space

5.0 01 Today the viewer is no longer a passive subject that supports what the channels emit, but he chooses his own programming, thanks to the fact that the television also receives what is broadcast by other devices. Despite this, the television receiver is still an artifact with which we live in all houses and in most public establishments. In […]

Journals of Japan. Architecture and more
11-07-2019 No Comments

Journals of Japan. Architecture and more

5.0 01 Mental constructions. The guides only serve to confirm that most of the crowded places are not just mental constructions. The founders of a + t research group, Aurora Fernandez Per and Javier Mozas, present Diarios de Japón, a collection of texts and drawings that decipher architecture, landscaping and everyday life through: · 12 guide-maps · 29 representations of […]

The party, the weird and the public space. Bartlebooth
09-07-2019 No Comments

The party, the weird and the public space. Bartlebooth

5.0 01 A device of Fiestas Raras to think about the space from the potentiality of the party and the non-normative practices. The party, the strange and the public space is a publication that works as a device of the Fiestas Rare project, a contribution with which to open new leaks around the strange, the party and the public space. They […]

VAD 01 Los Inicios
04-07-2019 No Comments

VAD 01 Los Inicios

5.0 01 Un gran abanico de cuestiones se prestan a la reflexión y tienen cabida en este primer número de VAD. veredes, arquitectura y divulgación. “Amo los inicios. Los inicios me llenan de maravilla. Yo creo que el inicio es lo que garantiza la consecución”. SUMARIO Prólogo – Los inicios. Equipo editorial Editorial – Amar los comienzos. Santiago de Molina […]

Beyond the human
25-06-2019 No Comments

Beyond the human

4.9 07 Moving the human being from the center of spatial production. Bartlebooth launches his seventh experiment, Beyond the human. This publication explores discourses and practices that displace man from the center of spatial production and understand his position within a global system crossed by multiple tentacles. A reality inhabited by bacteria, animals, waste, bit chains, logistical orders, fungi, cyborgs, […]

Les Heures Claires. Josep Quetglas
28-05-2019 No Comments

Les Heures Claires. Josep Quetglas

5.0 01 Con la habitual agudeza crítica y rigor investigador de Josep Quetglas, el libro documenta exhaustivamente los antecedentes, el encargo, el desarrollo y modificaciones de los sucesivos proyectos, los presupuestos en los que Le Corbusier profundizaba en la definición material de la casa y la construcción. También se trata la azarosa vida de esta obra, que incluye la ocupación […]

Fernando Higueras. From the origin
21-05-2019 No Comments

Fernando Higueras. From the origin

5.0 01 Ediciones Asimétricas, in collaboration with the Fernando Higueras Foundation, the ICO Foundation, the ICO Museum and the Ministry of Development, publishes the second edition of the Fernando Higueras. From the origin. It is a book that exhaustively compiles the most emblematic works made by Fernando Higueras from his first drawings in 1950 until his death in 2008. Profusely […]

Efficiency and productivity in architecture. Agnieszka Stepien and Lorenzo Barnó
07-05-2019 No Comments

Efficiency and productivity in architecture. Agnieszka Stepien and Lorenzo Barnó

5.0 01 If you belong to the world of architecture and you see that your day to day does not give for everything you would like to do, this book will be of great help. SArchitects and architects have a series of vices that make us not the most efficient profession on the planet. It is true that we give […]

Mies
04-04-2019 No Comments

Mies

4.7 03 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, […]

Argument01. Sampling Contexts
26-03-2019 No Comments

Argument01. Sampling Contexts

5.0 01 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 […]

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

ACTIVATORS. Public Space Strategies

3.5 02 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, […]

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

Bauhaus. Updated Edition. Magdalena Droste

5.0 01 “… 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 […]

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

Momentum II. Self, shell, shelter.

5.0 02 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 […]

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

Jiménez Montoya Essential. Reinforced concrete

5.0 01 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 […]

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

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age

5.0 01 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 […]

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

e n g a w a # 23

5.0 02 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 […]

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

Verner Panton. From Ida Engholm and Anders Michelson

5.0 01 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 […]

Living in the Desert
18-12-2018 No Comments

Living in the Desert

5.0 01 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 […]

Oíza
11-12-2018 No Comments

Oíza

5.0 01 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 […]

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

Ando. Complete Works 1975–Today

5.0 01 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 […]

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture
13-11-2018 No Comments

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

5.0 02 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 […]

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

Courts On a modern theory

5.0 01 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 […]

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

Elements of Architecture. Rem Koolhaas

5.0 02 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 […]

Towards a minor architecture
02-10-2018 No Comments

Towards a minor architecture

5.0 01 “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 […]

Spyglass
20-09-2018 No Comments

Spyglass

5.0 06 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 […]

Jorge Lobos. Interviews
28-08-2018 No Comments

Jorge Lobos. Interviews

5.0 01 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 […]

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

Complex buildings. Learning systems

5.0 01 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 […]

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

Living on Water. Contemporary Houses Framed By Water

5.0 02 “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, […]

The Ingmar Bergman Archives
09-08-2018 No Comments

The Ingmar Bergman Archives

5.0 01 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 […]

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

Fronteiras. Writings and Projects of Architecture, Landscape and Territory

5.0 01 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 […]