publications

Luis Peña Ganchegui: el arquitecto como lugar
06-12-2016 No Comments

Luis Peña Ganchegui: el arquitecto como lugar

In this monograph the author gathers the keys that allow to reveal Luis Peña Ganchegui‘s work from a new perspective. It does not consider to do so much a critical tour for all his professional path, but rather expose how his life comes together with his work to discover the reasons that led him to taking decisions on the projects. […]

Conversations with Enric Miralles
25-10-2016 No Comments

Conversations with Enric Miralles

Enric Miralles (1955-2000) is considered to be one of the figures key to understand the Spanish recent architecture and many of the topics appellants who today manage in the architectural contemporary practice and the theory. This book gathers a conversation, unpublished till now, that the Barcelonian architect supported with Enrique Walker in 1999 immediately after a writing of the own […]

FORM&DATA Projects of collective housing. An anatomical review
11-10-2016 No Comments

FORM&DATA Projects of collective housing. An anatomical review

The drawing of the elephant raises the relation between structure support and forms. This interior system we know that it exists, but we are not conscious of his materiality at all time. FORM&DATA includes an anatomical review of 20 projects of collective housing, which reveals the real relation between form and internal organs and discovers the place where one finds […]

Le Corbusier. Le Grand
06-10-2016 No Comments

Le Corbusier. Le Grand

A spectacular visual biography of the life and work of Le Corbusier (1887–1965), one of Modernism’s most influential architects, urban planners, and theorists. Approximately 2,000 images and documents, many previously unpublished, feature his major built works, urban plans, paintings, publications, and furniture as well as sketches, archival photographs, and personal correspondence. Rarely seen photographs and correspondence shed new light on […]

Cesare Brandi. The classic language of the architecture
22-09-2016 No Comments

Cesare Brandi. The classic language of the architecture

The intention of this book is to re-discover the essence of the classic architecture, since he avoids the simple chronological succession of the styles and chooses like alternative certain epochs to explain his evolution. The lucid descriptions of Cesare Brandi, prestigious historian of the art, they present the evolution of the classic orders along the history across some singular buildings […]

Client and Architect. Business Models
08-09-2016 No Comments

Client and Architect. Business Models

Between the different tools of visualization and mechanics of work it is necessary to emphasize the linens or “canvas” as support for the Companies of Arquitecta’s Professional Services (ESPA). This publication there adapts the different current theories of business and the generation of new ideas to design a tool adapted for the generation of models of business of the ESPA. […]

The architecture of the form compacts
04-08-2016 No Comments

The architecture of the form compacts

The present book shapes, together with The architecture of the court (2005) and The architecture composed by parts (2009, one trilogy in which three big systems are analyzed of making architecture, in force for many centuries, included the XXth, and that sheltered different manners of understanding the architecture, though public inspectors always to certain beginning. Is said beginning those that […]

Theories and history of the contemporary city
14-07-2016 No Comments

Theories and history of the contemporary city

The contemporary city is an uncertain creature. His condition of sumatorio of social and economic, cultural and political, temporary and spatial variables turns her into a multiple puff-pastry difficult to apprehend. Infinity of theories and histories they go decades trying it, from what it has derived a doctrinaire equally vast and complex corpus. The aim of this book is to […]

The project of architecture. Concept, process and representation
23-06-2016 No Comments

The project of architecture. Concept, process and representation

This book tries to discover and transmit what is the project of architecture, how there is conceived, how it is elaborated and how it is represented. The project is today the central core of the education and of the practice of the architecture, which is generated, develops and communicates across the project accomplishment. Projecting is a fascinating adventure, by means […]

Design and visual communication. Contribution to a methodology proyectual
09-06-2016 No Comments

Design and visual communication. Contribution to a methodology proyectual

What is a good design? Slightly beautiful or slightly suitable? This book compiles 50 lessons that Bruno Munari gave in the decade of the sixties in the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts of Cambridge (Massachusetts). They were years of rapid transformations for the graphical design, which scarcely had started being professionalized and already having to approach fundamental questions as […]

Photography and modern architecture. Contexts, protagonists and statements from Spain
17-05-2016 No Comments

Photography and modern architecture. Contexts, protagonists and statements from Spain

The texts of this publication try to establish the first critical, theoretical, documentary map and historiográfico on the protagonism of the image in the construction of the Spanish modernity. One tries to exhaust neither the topic nor his interpretations, but to present a few basic, general and particular coordinates, which are useful for any future investigation on the multiple topics […]

The Japanese house. Space, memory and language
10-05-2016 No Comments

The Japanese house. Space, memory and language

This book describes the domestic traditional architecture of Japan in twenty-five thematic chapters that include some already very known elements, as the pavements of straw (tatami) or the lacquers (urushi), together with others less spread out of the country, as the stone to take off the shoes (kutsunugi-ishi) or the continuous lintel (nageshi). The author describes the historical context of […]

To continue being an architect
26-04-2016 No Comments

To continue being an architect

The book To continue being an architect is a guide to stimulate and to accompany processes of innovation led by architects who generate value on the market. In this book simple tools offer in order that every reader analyzes his professional competitions, study the markets that present opportunities for the architects, raise an innovative idea in a niche of market, […]

Why do we serve the architects?
12-04-2016 No Comments

Why do we serve the architects?

The function of the architects has been adapting to every historical moment, showing his skill to answer to changeable needs. “The most ancient second profession of the world” – since it appears the author – has been characterized for interpreting a social, cultural, political and economic context and to reflect it in a certain configuration of the space. This poetical […]

The modern architecture in Latin America
31-03-2016 No Comments

The modern architecture in Latin America

This book turns on the modern architecture that was constructed in Latin America between the decades of 1930 and 1970, and on the thought that sustained her. For it a tour offers for 18 indisputable figures of the architectural Latin-American panorama, which in addition share the narrow relation that they established between his work and his ideology. It is a […]

Inhabiting
10-03-2016 One Comment

Inhabiting

This book gathers five tests on the idea of living of the architect and critical Finn Juhani Pallasmaa. Of the look fenomenológica that appears in the first one and more extensive article, “Identity, intimacy and domicile” (1994), up to the meaning of the experience of the time in the empirical human reality of “Inhabiting the time” (2015), the set not […]

The Life of an Architect…
01-03-2016 No Comments

The Life of an Architect…

The Life of an Architect… This title is about the life of architect Archibald and his daily struggle with his office colleagues, employees, clients, contractors, civil servants, consultants, architecture critics, and other people involved in the building industry. Archibald runs an architecture offi ce with his partner and engineer, Gerald. While Archibald is a visionary and a romantic dreamer with […]

Architectural practice II
18-02-2016 No Comments

Architectural practice II

Sometimes goatish to wonder if this one or that text, if this one or that introduction do not walk misled in the specific course raised in the Practical Architectural series. Not, it would be the response. Since they take place all in the spinning contribution, in the sequence of experiences, of visions, of generous contribu ciones to this common reflection […]

More housing for less
09-02-2016 No Comments

More housing for less

More housing for less. There exists an architecture that shows his aptitude to answer to social and cultural demands. Foreign to the bad reputation of the construction and to the exagerate budgets of certain ” major architects “, he adapts to the current context offering simple solutions to the most complex cases. And it is that a few certain conditions […]

The modern architecture. Romanticism and reimbursement
26-01-2016 No Comments

The modern architecture. Romanticism and reimbursement

This book was published originally in 1929, for what it constitutes the first history of the modern architecture. But his transcendency remained eclipsed by the appearance, only three years later, of another book of the author who would: The international style, corresponded with Philip Johnson like fruit of the exhibition that both organized in the Museum of Modern Art of […]

Four horizons. A visit to Ronchamp's chapel of Le Corbusier
14-01-2016 No Comments

Four horizons. A visit to Ronchamp’s chapel of Le Corbusier

This book gathers the conversations supported between John Berger, John Christie, sister Lucia Kuppens and sister Telchilde Hinckley after Le Corbusier visiting in 2009 Ronchamp’s chapel. In this trip of peregrinaje spiritual and architectural, the dialogs show as a live honoring to the chapel and to his architect. Four visitors come to Notre-Dame-du-Haute from very different paths, four looks that […]

When the architects were gods
31-12-2015 No Comments

When the architects were gods

Numerous supernatural figures are known to quines there has assumed the edificiación of the space or the transmission of the technologies cosntructivas to the human beings. In the classic culture, Atenea, mistress of Athens, is probably the popular mas, but it was Foroneo quin “assembled for the first time in a community the inhabitants”. Likewise, Asmodeo, descendant of Adam (that […]

Bekleidung. The suits of the architecture
17-12-2015 No Comments

Bekleidung. The suits of the architecture

One century after his death, the prolific theoretical production of Gottfried Semper (1803-1879) is an object of successive rereadings. This investigation centres on the beginning: “Das Prinzip der Bekleidung in der Baukunst” (the beginning of the gown in the architecture), that it described in his more relevant work: The style (1860-1863). This beginning establishes the autonomy of the surrounding one […]

I want to be an architect
08-12-2015 No Comments

I want to be an architect

This one is a dangerous book because the one who reads it will admire the architecture, so much that surely will want to be an architect or will want to put one in his life. Alone this might transmit it someone who could not conceal that, for him, it is the profession ” nicer of the world “. This way, […]

Arquia/Maestros 04 · 05 · 06
24-11-2015 No Comments

Arquia/Maestros 04 · 05 · 06

Already three copies of the edition are available for the sale 2015 of the collection arquia/maestros, produced and edited by the Arquia Foundation consisting of the recordings (audio-visual monographs) of you interview relevant architects of the contemporary architecture. The object of the collection is that out-standing teachers of the architecture transmit his thought, of alive voice, to future generations of […]

Couples & Co. 22 Mirror Stories of Spanish Architecture
10-11-2015 No Comments

Couples & Co. 22 Mirror Stories of Spanish Architecture

Couples & Co. 22 Mirror Stories of Spanish Architecture proposes one of many possible readings on the recent history of the Spanish architecture. Across twenty-two studies organized concerning pairs, every equipment looks in a mirror where to discover how the latter sixteen years can be unfolded in two symmetrical and constant visions in the time though asymmetric and discontinuous in […]

The Paris of Le Corbusier
05-11-2015 2 Comments

The Paris of Le Corbusier

‘The Paris of Le Corbusier’ he analyzes the dual relations between the city and the architect: the dialectics between the royal city – the Paris where it was living – and the ideal city – the abstract Paris that it was projecting-. It tries to confront both worlds to understand them better. Paris is an occasion to understand to Him […]

The Depth of the Skin
27-10-2015 No Comments

The Depth of the Skin

It has published recently the book The deep skin in Asimétricas Editions, architect’s work Michael Guitart, teacher in the State University of New York. The book, an advance of the publication completes of his doctoral investigation of 2014, thinks about the space of the limit and the filter as mediating place of complex relations between interior and exterior. The light, […]

Siza x Siza
01-10-2015 No Comments

Siza x Siza

Siza x Siza is the result of a long publishing project, in which the own Alvaro Siza chooses 6 works of between more than 400 realized ones during his professional life, more than 60 years. The architect in a deep interview at the expense of Carlos Seoane, explains the reasons of the selection as well as a great quantity of reflections […]

The Architecture School Survival Guide
22-09-2015 No Comments

The Architecture School Survival Guide

The students of architecture commit the same mistakes year after year and forget the same essential elements at the moment of being employed at the study. In this practical guide basic advices and suggestions are provided to help the students to extract the maximum profit of his work, all this accompanied of ingenious and beautiful illustrations realized by the own […]