Other Nations Architecture
Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings
Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings
Paperback      ISBN: 4805308893
A classic text, Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings was originally published in 1886 by Edward S. Morse, a groundbreaking and imaginative inventor. Still considered an authoritative review of traditional Japanese architecture and landscape design, Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings contains over 300 detailed illustrations and reveals important historical and cultural sources, making it a time-tested resource for architects and landscape designers.
Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings
Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings
Paperback      ISBN: 0486207463
In this book, the author spent more than 4 years visiting hundreds of Japanese homes and learning as much as possible about their construction, design, furnishings, and relative merits. 307 illustrations.
The Japanese House Reinvented
The Japanese House Reinvented
Hardcover      ISBN: 1580934064
Although Japanese architects have to contend with very particular constraints, from tiny plots in crowded urban contexts to ever-present seismic threats, their innovative solutions to the creation of space and stable structures, combined with their close attention to materials, technology and natural light, have resulted in homes that are internationally admired. This overview of fifty recently built Japanese houses includes projects by three Pritzker Prize-winners— Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban and Kazuyo Sejima—as well as by lesser-known emerging architects. Each house is clearly illustrated with colour photographs and plans, and is lucidly described by Philip Jodidio, who has travelled extensively around Japan and is deeply familiar with these projects and their creators. His book is a powerful demonstration of Japan’s enduring commitment to design innovation.
Journeys: How Travelling Fruit, Ideas and Buildings Rearrange Our Environment
Journeys
How Travelling Fruit, Ideas and Buildings Rearrange Our Environment
Paperback      ISBN: 8492861541
Journeys: How travelling fruit, ideas and buildings rearrange our environment explores the subject of migrations and their impact on the built environment. The publication includes 16 stories written in a narrative form similar to historical fiction. The stories featured highlight key concepts critical to understanding the movement of people, animals, objects and ideas and explore the physical impact of this movement on the built environment. The book brings together different authors, subjects and historical periods in a cohesive way, allowing it to maintain a consistent narrative feel throughout. The authors, experts within their research field, come from various disciplines. Their different backgrounds contribute to the book's diverse and sometimes even witty content. Each story is accompanied by a specially commissioned illustration. A section in the book is also dedicated to photographs and images that visually represent the themes explored in the stories.
Jutaka: Japanese Houses
Jutaka
Japanese Houses
Hardcover      ISBN: 0714869627
Quirky, surprising and entertaining – with more than 400 houses, Jutaku is architecture at the speed of Japan. Frenetic. Pulsating. Disorienting. Japan's contemporary culture is constantly in flux. In stark contrast to the centuries old imperial architecture of Kyoto, recent Japanese architectural practices have ushered in an era of continuous experimentation. With 500 houses, one house per page, one image per house, Jutaku: Japanese Housesis a fast-paced, "quick hit" shock to the system that shines a Harajuku-bright neon light on the sheer volume, variety and novelty of contemporary Japanese residential architecture. Featuring the work of many of Japan's most famous architects including Shigeru Ban, Sou Fujimoto, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, Jun Igarishi, Shuhei Endo and dozens of up and coming and completely unknown young ar-chitects,Jutaku is organized geographically taking readers on a bullet train journey across Japan's architectural landscape.Essential reading for architects, designers and fans of contemporary Japanese culture. Evokes the directness and immediacy of Pinterest and Instagram feeds, which will appeal to young and non-traditional audiences. Introduction by Tokyo-based architectural writer Naomi Pollock provides context without clutter.
Kuala Lumpur Sketchbook: A Sketchbook
Kuala Lumpur Sketchbook
A Sketchbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 9813018208
In Kuala Lumpur, one of the most modern cities in Asia with a hectic pace of life, it is easy to overlook the blend of Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures and the corresponding traditional and colonial architectural treasures.
Measure and Construction of the Japanese House
Measure and Construction of the Japanese House
Paperback      ISBN: 0804814929
A remarkable classic work on traditional Japanese architecture and its general integrative quality, the order of space and form, the flexibility of partitions and room functions and other important or unique qualities. The author describes in detail, and with numerous architectural plans and drawings, the influence of the anatomy of the Japanese human body on traditional units of measurement and on house construction. This work is not simply a description of the features of the Japanese house, but "an invitation to probe the possibilities of utilizing this architectural achievement of the Japanese . . . in modern living and building," according to the author, who further believes that the unique features of the Japanese house are better suited to serve as a pattern for contemporary housing than any other form of residential structure.
Mexico City: Between Geometry and Geography / Entre geometria y geografia
Mexico City
Between Geometry and Geography / Entre geometria y geografia
Hardcover      ISBN: 1940743087
Unique in scope, scale, and civic aspiration, Mexico City is the ideal laboratory to test the capacity of urban design to construct a spatial synthesis from the geometric and organizational complexity of the city’s layered urban scenarios. Between Geometry and Geography: Mexico City examines—through photography, archival material, and analytical drawings—the urbanistic evolution of Mexico City. The volume focuses specifically on the relationship between major public works projects and the urban fragments they have created in order to construct a visual analysis of the most dominant urban morphologies at play in the city. Organized in seven topical chapters —From Lake to City, From City to Metropolis, Mobility Networks, Logistical Footprints, Housing Stock, Hydrological Landscapes, and Urban Visions— the book tests the ability of design to confront and break down the perceived immensity of Mexico City by singling out and analyzing key urban projects that have shaped the city for over 600 years. Furthermore, central to this volume is an exploration of how the methodological diversity of urban design can help rethink ongoing mobility projects in the city as the backbone for much more ambitious and integral urban projects of diverse scope and ambition.The volume also includes a collection of writings by Loreta Castro Reguera, Pablo Landa, Louise Noelle, Peter G. Rowe, and Mario Schjetnan along with photo spreads from Archivo Fundación ICA and from Iwan Baan. The pieces introduce a more diverse set of views on the exceptional urban richness of Mexico City—the largest metropolis of the Spanish-speaking world.Published in both Spanish and English
Milan: Architectural Guide: Buildings and Projects Since 1919
Milan
Architectural Guide: Buildings and Projects Since 1919
Paperback      ISBN: 3869223960
From the 1920s onwards, Milan has become a laboratory of architecture due to architects such as Giuseppe Terragni, Gio Ponti and Giuseppe Pagano. Magazines such as Domus and Casabella were founded in the 1920s which influenced international debate throughout the 20th century. A new trend arose following the reconstruction of the city due to damages incurred during World War II: the city is now able to combine modernity with its existing context through the works of BBPR, Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Ignazio Gardella and Franco Albini. These architects introduced the renowned design which is nowadays identified with Milan. In the last decade, an outstanding urban development took place owing to areas which feature the work of internationally renowned architects, including David Chipperfield, Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind, as well as Italian architects such as Cino Zucchi and Stefano Boeri. Owing to its ambitious projects, Milan has transformed from an industrial city to a global capital of culture, fashion and leisure. This guide proposes thematic itineraries for discovering one of the most architecturally exciting European cities.
Modernity and the Architecture of Mexico
Modernity and the Architecture of Mexico
Paperback      ISBN: 029270853x
Since the mid 1970s, there has been an extraordinary renewal of interest in early modern architecture, both as a way of gaining insight into contemporary architectural culture and as a reaction to neoconservative postmodernism. This book undertakes a critical reappraisal of the notion of modernity in Mexican architecture and its influence on a generation of Mexican architects whose works spanned the 1920s through the 1960s. Nine essays by noted architects and architectural historians cover a range of topics from broad-based critical commentaries to discussions of individual architects and buildings. Among the latter are the architects Enrique del Moral, Juan O'Gorman, Carlos Obregón Santacilia, Juan Segura, Mario Pani, and the campus and stadium of the Ciudad Universitaria in Mexico City. Relatively little has been published in English regarding this era in Mexican architecture. Thus, Modernity and the Architecture of Mexico will play a groundbreaking role in making the underlying assumptions, ideological and political constructs, and specific architect's agendas known to a wide audience in the humanities. Likewise, it should inspire greater appreciation for this undervalued body of works as an important contribution to the modern movement.