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Meet the AR+D Publishing Editorial Board David Grahame Shane trained at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London in the 1960s during the Archigram years. He completed an MArch in Urban Design and a PhD in Architectural and Urban History at Cornell with Colin Rowe. He taught at the A.A. School under Alvin Boyarsky before joining Columbia University in 1985 (and the Urban Design Program in 1991). He now also lectures at Cooper Union and City College in New York. Over the past twenty years he has taught Urban Design master-classes and lectured internationally, as well as being published widely. In 2008 Kenneth Schwartz was appointed as dean of the Tulane School of Architecture after serving as professor, department chair, and associate dean for twenty-four years at the University of Virginia. As a founding principal of CP+D (Community Planning + Design) and Schwartz-Kinnard Architects, he has won four national design competitions exploring the constructive force that progressive urbanism and architecture can play in rebuilding cities. In addition to his design work, Mr. Schwartz has served as a planning commissioner and member of the Board of Architectural Review for the City of Charlottesville, focusing on design and preservation issues
in the community. Mr. Schwartz served on the University of Virginia Master Planning Committee and the Art and Architecture Review Board for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is a past president of the National Architecture Accrediting Board and recent board member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Monica Ponce de Leon is the dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University. Along with her success in academia, she is widely recognized as a pioneer in robotic architecture and practices widely through MPdL Studio, which she is the founder of. Throughout her career she has won various design awards including the Young Architect Award in 1997 from the Architectural League of New York, the Award in Architecture in 2002 from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Emerging Voices award in 2003. Her past academic career includes being the former dean of A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan and work as a professor at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.
Editorial Board Spring 2020
John Parman is a visiting scholar in Architecture at UC Berkeley and the co-founder of Snowden & Parman, an editorial studio. He was editorial director at Gensler from 1997 through 2017, launching its client magazine, its trends annual, and a monograph series. He co-founded and published Design Book Review from 1983 through 1999, and is an advisor to ARCADE (Seattle), Architect’s Newspaper (Los Angeles), and Room One Thousand (Berkeley). Michelangelo Sabatino, PhD, is the interim dean of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Michelangelo is an architect, preservationist, and historian whose research broadly addresses intersections between culture, technology, and design in the built and natural environment. From his research on preindustrial vernacular traditions and their influence on modern architectures of the Mediterranean region, to his current project, which looks at the transnational forces that have shaped the architecture, infrastructure, and landscape of the Americas over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, he has trained new light on larger patterns of architectural discourse and production. Sabatino is professor and director of the doctoral program at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture in Chicago.
Lake Douglas, PhD, FASLA, is the associate dean of research and development at the College of Art and Design, Louisiana State University, and professor in LSU’s Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture. He received a BLA in landscape architecture from LSU, MLA from Harvard, and PhD from the University of New Orleans. He is the author of seven books—the most recent being Buildings of New Orleans (University of Virginia Press, 2018), which he co-authored with Karen Kingsley—and dozens of articles, book chapters, essays, and book reviews. His writings have been recognized with numerous awards. In addition to teaching, he is active in efforts to support open space equity and revitalize public spaces in New Orleans. To learn more about our editorial board or to contact us about submitting a proposal, visit us at: www.appliedresearchanddesign.com www.twitter.com/ARDPublishing
Source Books in Architecture No. 15 Benjamin Wilke
Source Books in Architecture No. 15: Johnston Marklee includes conversations with the architects and documentation of a range of built and unbuilt works. As the Baumer Visiting Professors at The Ohio State University, Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee engage with students at the school in conversations that range from developing a critical practice to idea formation with respect to projects to the pragmatics of working in the field or architecture today. Documentation of work includes drawings, diagrams, photos, and models. Source Books in Architecture is a product of the Herbert Baumer seminars, a series of interactions between students and seminal practitioners at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University. Following a significant amount of research, students lead discussions that encourage the architects to reveal their architectural motivations and techniques. Author Benjamin Wilke is the editor of the Source Books in Architecture series and teaches design studios and seminars at the undergraduate and graduate level at The Knowlton School at The Ohio State University.
Title: Johnston Marklee Size: 8” x 9” Portrait Pages: 162pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Spring 2023 ISBN: 978-1-957183-25-1 Price: $29.95 World Rights: Available
Other contributors Benjamin Wilke, Editor Sharon Johnston Mark Lee Ashley Bigham Todd Gannon ISBN 978-1-957183-25-1
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Living + Dying INbetween the Real + the Virtual Peter Jay Zweig
PETER JAY ZWEIG
+ THE VIRTUAL
Reality isn’t what is sused to be. As the world moves increasingly from the real to the virtual, the question emerges, who do we want to be as humans? The amount of time spent on devices is taking more of our time from the real world as we “fast forward” to the virtual future. As we transform our work, play, living, education, and retail lifestyle, so too must architecture react and redefine the very nature of our public and private spaces. The challenge of our time is to learn to navigate INbetween these multiple realities on the spectrum between the real and the virtual world. As we progressively accept the technological advances in medicine that enhance our bodies, society will also begin to accept moving into the experiential, threedimensional space of the virtual METAVERSE. This book presents a three-year exploration, research, and case studies for expanding the tools of architecture for creating within this new reality for living and dying in between the real and the virtual world. Author Peter Jay Zweig, FAIA, a professor at the University of Houston is principal of the international award-winning Peter Jay Zweig Architects. He is an architect, inventor, curator, exhibition designer, author, and educator, and has exhibited at major museums throughout the US and Europe.
Title: Living + Dying INbetween the Real + the Virtual Size: 8” x 10” Portrait Pages: 420pp Binding: Hardbound Publication Date: Fall 2022 ISBN: 978-1-954081-78-9 Price: $55.00 World Rights: Available
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Environmental Activism by Design
Coleman Coker, Sarah Gamble, Katie Swenson, and Thomas Fisher Contributors Coleman Coker, RA, is the Professor of Practice at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and director of the Gulf Coast DesignLab there. He is a Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Rome Prize recipient from the American Academy in Rome. Coker is an Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) 2019 Architectural Education Award Winner for his community-outreach work with the Gulf Coast DesignLab.
Coker Gamble Fisher Swenson
Coleman Coker Sarah Gamble Thomas Fisher Katie Swenson
Environmental Activism by Design, a monograph by architects and educators Coleman Coker and Sarah Gamble, challenges designers to actively engage the environmental crisis through their work, while articulating an optimistic, tangible means to pursue community good and environmental justice through design activism and engagement. The authors assert that in addition to greener buildings, cheaper housing, and technological fixes, we must rethink pedagogy and praxis so that every single architecture graduate can define equity and transform the profession. Environmental Activism by Design centers on the award-winning Gulf Coast DesignLab at the University of Texas, which works directly with clients and stakeholders to produce spaces for the public to learn and researchers to undertake their environmental work. Environmental Activism by Design asks readers to challenge themselves, as agents of social equity, environmental justice, and climate action, to pursue operative practices and transformation rather than mere keywords and consensus.
Title: Environmental Activism by Design Size: 7” X 9” Portrait Pages: 200pp Binding: Softbound with full flaps Publication Date: Fall 2022 ISBN: 978-1-954081-79-6 Price: $35.00 World Rights: Available
Coker has practiced architecture for over thirty-five years, much of that in partnership with Samuel Mockbee as Mockbee/Coker Architects and later as head of buildingstudio. He has received numerous awards including National AIA Honor awards, Architectural Record, and P/A Design Awards. His work has been highlighted at MoMA, SF MoMA, Wexner Center for the Arts, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and is in the National Building Museum permanent collection. In his twenty-five years as an architectural educator, Coker has taught at numerous schools of design. He is past director of the Memphis Center of Architecture, a design program focused on urban ecologies through the art of building. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Memphis College of Art and received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from there in 2008. Sarah Gamble, RA, is an assistant professor at the University of Florida School of Architecture, following teaching at the University of Texas at Austin from 2011 to 2018. Gamble’s academic research focuses on context and how the design process is catalyzed by the surrounding environment and designers’ understanding of it. Gamble previously served as Architect for the Texas Historical Commission’s Main Street Program, Principal at GO collaborative, and Architect at the Austin Community Design and Development Center. Katie Swenson is a senior principal of MASS Design Group, an international non-profit architecture firm whose mission is to research, build, and advocate for architecture that promotes justice and human dignity. Katie received the 2022 AIA Award for Public Architecture and is the co-author of Growing Urban Habitats: Seeking a Housing Development Model and author of Design with Love: At Home in America, and In Bohemia: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Kindness. Thomas Fisher is a professor in the School of Architecture, director of the Minnesota Design Center, and former dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. The former editorial director of Progressive Architecture magazine, he has written or edited 11 books, 70 book chapters or introductions, and over 450 articles in professional journals and major publications. He recently completed a book on the post-pandemic world for Routledge, which will be published in 2022. ISBN 978-1-954081-79-6
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Lunch 15 Thickness
Edited by Ben Small, Colleen Brennan, and Leah A. Kahler
Leah A. Kahler is a landscape designer at Reed Hilderbrand and adjunct professor at the Boston Architectural College. Leah holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from UVA and Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and the Growth and Structure of Cities from Bryn Mawr College. She delights in justice-oriented storytelling in, through, and of, landscape. Her current research explores the possibilities of an abolition ecology through speculative fictions. The latest edition of the University of Virginia School of Architecture’s design journal, LUNCH 15 turns to the concept of thickness and considers what possibilities lie in poché, thick description, thin assemblies, and in the many layers of the built environment. The issue considers Thickness in four sections: “Places” navigates the ways we understand the spaces in which we live and work. “Materials” delaminates the building blocks of our world and how we know them. “Representation” traces the many forms and layers of communication through which we see or that might obscure our vision. Finally, “Relations” follows threads that bind. In a world operating between the thick and thin of it, how will your lines be drawn? Editors Ben Small is a lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, where he teaches in the undergraduate and graduate studio sequence. Ben received his M.Arch from UVA in 2021, graduating with the Alpha Rho Chi Award. Colleen Brennan is a landscape designer with Surface 678. She received her Master of Landscape Architecture from UVA in 2021, along with the Research Excellence Award for her thesis project In the Margins of Enclosures: Producing Knowledge and Space in the Post-Plantation Landscape. Title: Lunch 15 Size: 7” x 10” Portrait Pages: 248pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Fall 2022 ISBN: 978-1-957183-12-1 Price: $35.00 World Rights: Available
Other contributors Alissa Ujie Diamond Erin Besler & Ian Besler Chloe Nagraj Jonah Pruitt Nastassja Swift Shannon Mattern Bjørn Sparrman Ila Berman Julie Larsen & Roger Hubeli Kevan Klosterwill Brian Davis Katie LaRose Charles Weak Matthew Wilson Vic Mantha-Blythe & Brynn Day Garnette Cadogan & Elgin Cleckley Thaïsa Way Hannah Jane Brown Samantha K. Sigmon Aroussiak Gabrielian & Alison Hirsch
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The Landscape Project
Edited by Richard J. Weller and Tatum Hands
ANIMALS Richard Weller
The Landscape Project is a collection of essays by the landscape architecture faculty at the Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania, long considered a leading institution in the field of landscape architecture. This collection covers topics such as food, biodiversity, water, plants, energy, public space, politics, mapping, practice, and representation and serves as essential reading for students and professionals wishing to engage with the full scope of today’s landscape. These essays radically expand the purview of landscape architecture. Contributors Richard J. Weller is the Meyerson Chair of Urbanism and professor and chair of Landscape Architecture and executive director of the McHarg Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published eight books and over 120 single-authored academic papers. He is also creative director of the interdisciplinary journal of landscape architecture LA+ Journal.
Other contributors Frederick Steiner, Sean Burkholder, Christopher Marcinkoski, Sarah A. Willig, Karen M’closkey, Keith Vandersys, Sonja Dümpelmann, Rebecca Popowsky, Sarai Williams, Lucinda Sanders, Billy Fleming, James Billingsley, Robert Gerard Pietrusko, Ellen Neises, Matthijs Bouw, Valerio Morabito, Nicholas Pevzner, and David Gouveneur
Dr. Tatum L. Hands is a lecturer and editor-in-chief of LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.
Title: The Landscape Project Size: 5” x 7” Portrait Pages: 300pp Binding: Flexibound, faux leather Publication Date: Fall 2022 ISBN: 978-1-954081-42-0 Price: $35.00 World Rights: Available
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to create place, make space, and shape gardens and landscapes of various types has always been an indicator of our relationship with nonhuman nature at large. Plants are therefore also the subject of and the result of culture, as the terms agriculture, viticulture, arboriculture, and floriculture attest. In landscape architecture plants are both nature and culture. They sit squarely within what the early professional landscape architects described as a synthesis of agriculture, horticulture, and forestry as well as engineering and architecture.
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parks and the faux naturalism of 20th- and early-21st-century zoological enclosures. The systematic animal is that which is subsumed into landscape planning based on landscape ecology. This is the landscape of corridors, patches, conservation easements, and protected areas planned according to multi-species networks and wildlife population dynamics. Finally, the social animal relates to design that seeks “cohabitation and collaboration where humans play a less than dominant role” and to unsettle “the logic of nature and culture on which many conservation ideas were privileged.”29 In other words, designing for the social animal means bringing contemporary landscape architecture and HAS together in challenging the exceptionalism of the human subject. And since the act of design is typically considered a quintessential feature of that exceptionalism, it means that the way in which we design must itself be questioned.
In landscape architecture plants are more than a resource that can be harvested to provide medicine and drugs, food, and energy. They are also more than building materials and creators of space, and they provide more than what today are often called ecosystem services – the remediation of soil and water, the protection against soil erosion, the cooling of air, filtering of dust, buffering of sound, and the sequestering of carbon. Besides these functions, in landscape architecture plants are used to lift the human spirit, provide pleasure and psychological well-being, and foster identity. They are chosen and arranged for their form, sound, texture, color, smell, rhythm, and meaning. Oftentimes, landscape architecture is at its best when it employs plants to fulfill multiple of these functions and to achieve what the ancient Latin writer Horace in relation to poetry called the dulce utili – a mix of pleasure and utility.
This was the premise of the LA+ CREATURE design competition held by the Weitzman School of Design’s flagship journal LA+ in 2020. The 258 entries received provide insights into how designers around the world are currently thinking about the status of the animal in their work.30 Instead of trying to squeeze these entries into Klosterwill’s categories (scenic, systemic, and social), I propose an aesthetically more suggestive taxonomy of Rewilds,
This concept, in other contexts described as the combination of art and science, is one of the bedrocks of landscape architecture, cited in particular by 18th-century British landscape gardeners. It has also given rise to cultural technologies including Vegetationstechniken, literally “vegetation technologies,” used in the shaping of the land. An ancient example is the Etruscan and then Roman planting practice of training vines on and between trees described by Pliny the Elder and other Latin writers as “married vines,”1 and famously represented in a mural excavated in the late 19th century at Pompeii’s casa dei Vettii.2 Quite fittingly, in this ancient fresco small cupids
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Sculpture Park in New York that provides safe passage for migrating salamanders. As they move through the superhighway they trigger a sensor that sends tweets to humans such as, “Hi Honey, I’m heading home.”15 In literature, perhaps best known is Elizabeth Kolbert’s 2014 book The Sixth Extinction, which outlined the loss of biodiversity in a way that caught the public’s attention and became a bestseller.16 In two more recent books—Being a Beast17 by the philosopher and veterinarian Charles Foster and Goat Man18 by Thomas Thwaites—the authors regale their respective attempts to not only live with but also live like their animal subjects. Eating worms and digging burrows, Foster temporarily “became” a badger. He has also lived as an otter, an urban fox, a red deer, and a swift. For his field work Thwaites disguised himself as a goat replete with custom-made prosthetics to walk on all fours so as to be accepted into a wild goat community. So, what about the status of the animal in design culture? Apart from the established genre of designing zoological enclosures that can only reiterate or disguise the domination of the human gaze, that animals would even be considered a subject of design outside of zoos has been, until recently, uncommon. Consequently, MVRDV’s provocative “Pig City,” a high-rise pig farm designed in 2001 came as something of a shock.19 But here the issue was not so much one of animal rights or a concern with human identity in relation to animals, rather it was one of pragmatically reducing the sprawling footprint of Dutch pork production. From the animal’s perspective it likely matters naught whether the concrete floor plate of the slaughterhouse is single or stacked. As Temple Grandin, an animal behaviorist with an uncanny ability to empathize with ruminants, highlighted, what matters is the animal’s experience in that slaughterhouse. She designed a new, more “humane” way of guiding cattle through the horrors of the modern abattoir to their endpoint. We prefer of course to look at picturesque landscapes with wild animals, especially from the comforts of our living rooms or from designer hideaways.
MODELING Karen M'Closkey & Keith VanDerSys
Silt Sand Slurry
Dredging, Sediment, and the Worlds We Are Making The Dredge Research Collaborative
SILT SAND SLURRY Dredging, Sediment, and the Worlds We Are Making
Rob Holmes, Brett Milligan, Gena Wirth With contributions by Sean Burkholder, Brian Davis, Justine Holzman
Silt Sand Slurry is a visually rich investigation into where, why, and how sediment is central to the future of America’s coasts. Sediment is an unseen infrastructure that shapes and enables modern life. Silt is scooped from sea floors to deepen underwater highways for container ships. It is diverted from river basins to control flooding. It is collected, sorted, managed, and moved to reshape deltas, marshes, and beaches. Anthropogenic action now moves more sediment annually than “natural” geologic processes—yet this global reshaping of the earth’s surface is rarely-discussed and poorly understood. In four thematic text chapters, four geographic visual studies, and a concluding essay, we demonstrate why sediment matters now more than ever, given our contemporary context of sea level rise, environmental change, and spatial inequality. We do this through a documentation of the geography of dredging and sediment on the four coasts of the continental United States. The book explores the many limitations of current sediment management practices, such as short-sighted efforts to keep dynamic ecosystems from changing, failure to value sediment as a resource, and inequitable decisionmaking processes. In response to these conditions, we delineate an approach to designing with sediment that is adaptive, healthy, and equitable.
Title: Silt Sand Slurry Size: 8” x 10” Portrait Pages: 350pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Fall 2022 ISBN: 978-1-954081-84-0 Price: $50.00 World Rights: Available
Author The Dredge Research Collaborative is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization that investigates human sediment handling practices, through publications, events, and other projects. Their mission is to improve sediment management through design research, building public knowledge, and facilitating transdisciplinary conversation.
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A Landscape Approach
From Local Communities to Territorial Systems
Dr. Shelagh McCartney, Samantha Solano, Sonja Vangjeli, and Hannes Zander
The book promotes a landscape approach as a method for understanding and addressing the complex interdependent issues of environmental and climatic change, ecological degradation, and socio-cultural inequalities. The twenty-three book essays are structured into five sections around concepts of urban landscape systems, ecology, politics, territory, and practice. By linking individual sites and local communities to territorial socio-ecological systems and processes, they discuss issues of urban growth and development, remote areas of extraction and production, environmental degradation and transformation, and social inequality and discrimination. While the book allows for parallel readings of such issues in multiple cultural and geographical contexts, a geographic focus is placed on Canada and other environmentally complex and sensitive northern regions. One key theme is the integration of Indigenous knowledge, experience, and storytelling throughout several of the chapters. The book draws lessons that are grounded in inclusive, contextual, and multi-scalar readings which suggest landscape-informed practices that are both socially and environmentally resilient, just, and sustainable. Contributors Dr. Shelagh McCartney is an associate professor at the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. She received a master of design studies and a doctorate Title: A Landscape Approach Size: 7.1” x 9.5” Portrait Pages: 304pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Fall 2022 ISBN: 978-1-954081-23-9 Price: $45.00 World Rights: Available
of design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and is the founding director of the Together Design Lab. Samantha Solano is an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She holds a master in landscape architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and is a co-founder of The VELA Project and principal of the research practice JUXTOPOS. Sonja Vangjeli is a landscape architect and design project manager at Waterfront Toronto and has international experience as landscape designer and researcher. She holds a master of landscape architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a master of architecture degree from the University of Waterloo. Hannes Zander is working as PhD Fellow at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He holds a master in landscape architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and is co-founder of the International Landscape Collaborative ILC. ISBN 978-1-954081-23-9
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Next New York
Edited by Mona El Khafif and Seth McDowell
Editors Mona El Khafif is an associate professor at UVA School of Architecture and Principal of SCALESHIFT a design research-based practice located in Toronto and Virginia. Her research operates at multiple scales, examining the interdisciplinary aspects of urban design, creative placemaking, urban prototyping, and strategies for the smart city. Over the last 500 years, a range of innovative, responsive, and pragmatic civic actions have helped to generate, define, and maintain New York City’s global significance. From early on much of these actions were responses to population density and the accompanying challenges for health and well-being. Approaching its next growth cycle, New York is again amid important urban transformations that demand new urban and architectural models that allow for an open city to balance gentrification, and to address a lack of public spaces, social infrastructure, and affordable housing. These challenges and their architectural and urban implications are the focus of Next New York. The book captures the city’s current momentum through the lens of three important urban actions: sharing, connecting, and partnering. Through 10 essays from scholars and practitioners working on pressing urban issues, a photographic essay portraying New York during COVID-19, and more than 35 design projects from graduate studios at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, Next New York reflects, comments, and speculates on New York City’s capacity to bring about new conceptions of city-making and collective cohabitation through architecture.
Title: Next New York Size: 6.75” x 9.5” Portrait Pages: 360pp Binding: Softbound with flaps Publication Date: Fall 2022 ISBN: 978-1-957183-07-7 Price: $35.00 World Rights: Available
Seth McDowell is an associate professor at UVA School of Architecture and is a co-founding partner of mcdowellespinosa architects located in Virginia and New York. His work, which explores architecture, art, and urban design as an artifact of material and construction experimentation. Other contributors Sharon Haar Matthew Jull Edward Mitchell Carrie Moore SHoP Architects Kathy Velikov and Geoffrey Thün Thomas Woltz
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Liquid Knowledge: Spaces for Pedagogy in the Speculative City Sharon Haar
Knowledge is no longer an immobile solid; it has been liquefied. It is actively moving in all the currents of society itself. —John Dewey, “The School and Social Progress” In 1937 the University of Pittsburgh dedicated one of the most iconic college campuses in the United States, the forty-two-story Cathedral of Learning designed by Charles Klauder, one of the country’s leading collegiate architects in the period before World War II. Standing atop a hill in the center of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, the building celebrates pedagogy, the attainment of knowledge, the capacities of modern building technology, and a land-poor university’s ambitions (figure 1). If, thanks to Rem Koolhaas, New York’s Downtown Athletic Club (Starrett and Van Vleck, 1930) is the better-known hybrid building, the Cathedral is a purer skyscraper and, perhaps, contains the more compelling, publicly available interior. Its mix of programs includes a soaring commons space built of load-bearing stone, thirty-one “nationality rooms” designed in conversation with local ethnic communities, (originally) the main stacks of the university library, a theater, a food court, lounges, labs, more than twenty floors of classrooms and lecture halls, and departmental and faculty offices, all made possible by steel-frame construction, elevators, and electric lighting, if not central air conditioning (figure 2). It is the predecessor of contemporary educational buildings such as Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center for the Columbia University Medical Center in New York. There is one important difference: the latter’s inversion of the logic of the Gothic revival uniform—concealing the precocious, complex body—in favor of an architecture of programmatic over-articulation—letting it all hang out. Despite being buildings for higher education, the Cathedral of Learning and the Vagelos Education Center set the stage for thinking about the place and space of public education in the city. First, they challenge the notion that education is largely a project of horizontality, the section somehow anathema to both physical and educational
Figure 1: Cathedral of Learning, exterior
Figure 2: Cathedral of Learning, interior
Courtyard Unleashed Student Team Jing Gu Yunrui Gao Instructor Mona El Khafif
Courtyard Unleashed pays tribute to the historic fabric of the surrounding neighborhood and experiments with the familiar typology of the courtyard through a massing strategy based around three interlocking courtyards. The largest of the three courtyards spans horizontally across the full width of the site, promoting neighborhood pedestrian connections, and offering a large outdoor space which can be shared between the school and the neighborhood. The school’s inhabitable rooftop not only generates additional open space, but also provides residential access to two vertically-oriented courtyards containing interior common areas, green spaces, and circulation connections between the other courtyards, sidewalks, and upper-level gardens.
Isometric site strategy and/ massing diagram, Southeast view
Delayered urban isometric drawing showing shared, public spaces (yellow)
Figments of the Architectural Imagination Todd Gannon
Gathering twenty essays written over twenty years, Figments of the Architectural Imagination explores the frontiers of speculative architectural design, theory, and pedagogy to offer clear-eyed and incisive treatments of some of the most important projects, practices, and polemics at work making contemporary architecture contemporary. These sharp and insightful texts, whether addressing the impact of digital technology, the design of an effective hotel, the emergence of the Los Angeles vanguard, or the proper execution of a thesis project, combine frontline reportage, archival scholarship, trenchant prose, and impressive critical acumen to cut through the cacophony of recent architectural discourse with uncommon clarity, intelligence, rigor, and wit. Taken together, these essays provide essential orientation for practitioners, academics, students, and afficionados hoping to understand how contemporary architecture came to be where it is and to speculate on where it might go next.
Title: Figments of the Architectural Imagination Size: 6” x 9” Portrait Pages: 284pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Fall 2022 ISBN: 978-1-954081-97-0 Price: $35.00 World R35.00ights: Available
Author Todd Gannon is professor of architecture at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University. His books include Reyner Banham and the Paradoxes of High Tech, The Light Construction Reader, Et in Suburbia Ego: José Oubrerie’s Miller House, and A Confederacy of Heretics (with Ewan Branda). Other contributors Joe Day N. Katherine Hayles Graham Harman Tom Wiscombe David Ruy Andrew Zago
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Impossible and Hyper-Real Elements of Architecture Carl Lostritto, Viola Ago, Julie Kress, and Hans Tursack
Impossible and Hyper-Real Elements of Architecture addresses how and why architects, artists, and designers manipulate reality. Front and center in this discourse is the role of rendering. Most often, to render is to engage a thick software interface, to accept a photographic framework of variables and effects, and to assume an unquestioned posture of articulating material, mass, and color. But like drawing, rendering is an interdisciplinary, algorithmic, historically rooted cultural practice as much as it is a digital vocation. The elements explored in this book are labeled “impossible” because they avoid a fixed relationship to a singular built reality. Digital bonsai trees, pixels, video game levels, grids, and dioramas extend like skewers through multiple media and formats. Through work that looks very real and can’t possibly exist, representation becomes the territory of speculation, ambiguity, and curiosity.
Julie Kress is a lecturer at the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Architecture + Design. Her work straddles across realms of architecture, exhibition design, and research in digital media.
Authors Carl Lostritto is an associate professor and graduate program director at RISD Architecture. His teaching, practice, and research explores the intersections between computation and representation.
Hans Tursack recently served as the MIT Pietro Belluschi research fellow. His writing and scholarly work have appeared in Perspecta, Pidgin, Thresholds, Log Dimensions, Archinect, and the Architects Newspaper.
Viola Ago is an Albanian architectural designer and researcher. She directs MIRACLES Architecture and recently held the Wortham fellowship at the Rice University School of Architecture.
Title: Impossible and Hyper-Real Elements of Architecture Size: 8” x 10” Portrait Pages: 288pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Spring 2022 ISBN: 978-1-951541-55-2 Price: $39.95 World Rights: Available
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Designing the Computational Image Imagining Computational Design
Edited by Daniel Cardoso Llach and Theodora Vardouli
During the three decades following the Second World War, and before the advent of personal computers, government investment in university research in North America and the UK funded multidisciplinary projects to investigate the use of computers for manufacturing and design. Designing the Computational Image, Imagining Computational Design explores this period of remarkable inventiveness, and traces its repercussions on architecture and other creative fields through a selection of computational designers working today. Situating contemporary expressions of design in relation to broader historical, disciplinary, and technical frames, the book showcases the confluence, during the second half of the twentieth century, of publicly funded technical innovations in software, geometry, and hardware with a cultural imaginary of design endowing computer-generated images with both geometric plasticity and a new type of agency as operative design artifacts. Authors Daniel Cardoso Llach, Ph.D., is an associate professor of architecture at Carnegie Mellon University and the author of Builders of the Vision: Software and the Imagination of Design (Routledge, 2015) and the co-editor of Other Computations (Uniandes, 2020). Theodora Vardouli, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, McGill University. She is coTitle: Designing the Computational Image Size: 7” x 9” Portrait Pages: 240pp Binding: Hardbound Publication Date: Spring 2023 ISBN: 978-1-954081-34-5 Price: $35.00 World Rights: Available
editor of Computer Architectures: Constructing the Common Ground (Routledge, 2020). Contributors Gabriela Aceves Sepulveda, Matthew Allen, Moa Carlsson, Sean Keller, Anna-Maria Meister, Akshita Sivakumar, Olga Touloumi, David Theodore, Jacob Gaboury, Molly Wright Steenson, Nathalie Bredella, Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal, Andres Burbano, Mario Carpo, and Wendy Chun. Featured Artists Ken Knowlton, Janet Tomlinsen, George Stiny, Steve A. Coons, Andrew Heumann, Golan Levin, Philip Beesley, Zach Lieberman, Lillian Schwartz, Kristy Balliet, Joseph Choma, Dana Cupkova, Jer Thorp, Elizabeth Vander Zaag, Carl Lostritto, Gilles Fortin, Leslie Mezei, Dennis Peters, Charles E. Eastman, Robin Forrest, Timothy E. Johnson, Nicholas Negroponte, Paul Pangaro, George Stiny, Rachel Strickland, Jonah Ross-Marrs, Hexagram collective, Christos Yessios, and Jürg Lehni. ISBN 978-1-954081-34-5
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Architecture, Excess, and Desire Ashley Bigham
Based on the eponymous symposium and exhibition, Fulfilled: Architecture, Excess, and Desire considers the role of architecture in a culture shaped by the excessive manufacturing and assuagement of desire. Until the term became synonymous with Amazon warehouses, the concept of fulfillment described the achievement of a desire—sometimes tangible, often psychological or spiritual. With the rapid growth of e-commerce, our understanding of fulfillment has evolved to reflect a seemingly endless cycle of desire and gratification—one whose continuity hinges on our willingness to overlook the cultural, economic, and environmental impacts of our ever-increasing expectation of quick and efficient fulfillment. A closer look at fulfillment reveals a social, typological, formal, aesthetic, and economic practice constructed collectively through both digital and physical interactions. It is a cultural practice which evolves like a language, both universally transferable and contextually specific. As a symposium, exhibition, and now publication, this project aims to draw out these new arrangements, sticky relationships, and material byproducts of cultural production and to ask again the age-old question, “What does it mean to be fulfilled?” This book examines the architecture of fulfillment through three lenses: logistical, material, and cultural fulfillment. Each reveals the new forms of architectural practice and research that are possible, typical, and even surreptitiously encouraged in the age of Amazon. Title: Fulfilled Size: 7” x 9” Portrait Pages: 144pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Fall 2022 ISBN: 978-1-951541-64-4 Price: $25.00 World Rights: Available
Fulfillment networks are not invisible systems; they are tangible objects—warehouses, suburban houses, parking lots, cardboard boxes, shopping malls, mechanical systems, shipping containers— with which architects necessarily interact. From political mapping and questions of labor to digital and physical storage typologies, contemporary architects learn from and work critically within the architecture of fulfillment. Their interests and approaches include the material and environmental shortcomings of global logistics and the formal, representational, and cultural potentials of a culture of excess. This book highlights architecture’s unique capacity to offer methodologies for confronting an increasingly ambiguous, alienating world and produce new knowledge and unexpected solutions that go beyond the dichotomies of rural and urban territories. Author Ashley Bigham is an assistant professor of architecture at the Knowlton School of Architecture and co-director of Outpost Office. She is a former Walter B. Sanders Fellow at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College, a MacDowell Fellow, and a Fulbright Research Fellow in Lviv, Ukraine. Ana Miljački – Boston, MA Ang Li – Boston, MA Ashley Bigham – Columbus, OH Cristina Goberna Pesudo – Madrid, Spain Curtis Roth – Columbus, OH Jesse LeCavalier – Toronto, Canada John McMorrough – Ann Arbor, MI Keith Krumwiede – San Francisco, CA Laida Aguirre – Ann Arbor, MI Leigha Dennis – New York, NY Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco – Barcelona, Spain Michelle Chang – Boston, MA Miles Gertler – Toronto, Canada Mira Henry & Matthew Au (Current Interests) – Los Angeles, CA ISBN 978-1-951541-64-4
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Way Beyond Bigness
The Need for a Watershed Architecture Derek Hoeferlin
Way Beyond Bigness is a design-research project that studies the Mekong, Mississippi and Rhine river basins, with particular focus on multi-scaled, water-based infrastructural transformation. The book proposes a simple, adaptive framework that utilizes a three-part, integrative design-research methodology, structured as: Appreciate + Analyze, Speculate + Synthesize, and Collaborate + Catalyze. To do such, Way Beyond Bigness realigns watersheds and architecture across multiple: scales (site to river basin), disciplines (ecologists to economists), narratives (hyperbolic to pragmatic), and venues (academic to professional). The research critiques and recasts Oxford Dictionary’s two very different definitions for a “watershed”: 1) “An area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas” and 2) “An event or period marking a turning point in a situation in a course of action or state of affairs” and its two very different definitions for “architecture”: 1) “The art or practice of designing and constructing buildings” and 2) “the complex or carefully designed structure of something.” The book highlights the author’s comprehensive work of over more than a decade, including in depth field research across the Mekong, Mississippi and Rhine, along with a diverse body of academic and professional collaborations, ranging from the speculative to the community-based.
Title: Way Beyond Bigness Size: 6” x 9” Portrait Pages: 250pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Fall 2022 ISBN: 978-1-940743-59-2 Price: $34.95 World Rights: Available
Author Derek Hoeferlin, AIA is principal of [dhd] derek hoeferlin design, an award-winning, trans-scalar architecture and design practice based in St. Louis. He is an associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate level multi-disciplinary approaches to architecture.
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Colors of Rhetoric
Places of Invention in the Visual Realm María Fullaondo
Rhetoric has been broadly defined as the art of persuasion. Unfortunately, in the last two centuries, rhetoric has suffered a rather bad reputation because it has been deliberately overused to mislead and manipulate. However, the present argument claims that rhetoric is, above all, a method for creation, considering it as the study of the general relationships of unexpectedness for invention and persuasion. Since rhetoric was established in the early fifth century, it has been concerned almost solely with language, public speaking, and literature. The term “figure” (such as metaphor, antithesis, metonymy, among many others) refers to any device or pattern of language in which meaning or form is enhanced or changed. This study extrapolates to architecture and visual arts, what rhetoric does, which is not more than to put “things” together that have not been put together before, to create a new whole. Through the analysis of a large and heterogeneous group of art and architectural examples, this research constitutes a “proto-manual” of more than a hundred rhetorical tools and means by which architecture might be thought of, created, explained, and communicated. It reveals a particular methodology for the creation and communication of architecture and other visual disciplines beyond intuition and magic inspiration. This study attempts to explore the practical possibilities Title: Colors of Rhetoric Size: 6” x 9” Portrait Pages: 240pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Spring 2022 ISBN: 978-1-954081-30-7 Price: $24.95 World Rights: Available
of application of rhetorical methods rather than to elaborate a comprehensive theory of rhetoric in the visual realm. Investigating the relationships among form, event, body, subject, matter and/or space, the study reflects on the spatial and social conventions, contradictions, and dislocations found in contemporary “everyday” life. Rhetorical figures are used as interrogative and critical tools to stimulate our social conscience and also to assist spectators’ awareness of the challenges of our society. Author Dr. María Fullaondo is a practicing architect, artist, and a leading educator with more than 25 years’ experience at the intersections of architecture, urban design, art, visual communication, and media. She has extensive international experience in architecture education in various universities and countries, including Spain, Australia, China, and South Korea. Her research, creative work, and teaching are very much interweaved, blurring the boundaries between activities and outputs. ISBN 978-1-954081-30-7
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Speculations on CLT
Jennifer Bonner and Hanif Kara
This book advances a much-needed and transformational agenda for making architecture today through a close reading of crosslaminated timber (CLT) and its material unit, the CLT blank. Both matter-of-fact and multivalent, economical and excessive, the blank has untapped potential for experimentation, innovation, and research in architecture at various scales. Blank brings together texts and work from a wide range of theorists and practitioners who make CLT central to their inquiry and, in turn, suggest design approaches that broaden the material’s cultural, spatial, and technological significance for architecture, education, engineering, and industry. The book claims new conceptual territory for a material with extensive appeal whose theorization has been stuck in narratives of its sustainability. Slippages between art, architecture, and science help position Blank as an antidote to current conversations about CLT, which are fixated on its mass production and carbon footprint, portraying it as a bland product rather than an enabler of design. The book argues for the material’s aesthetic and spatial potential, conjuring the kind of world that CLT can create. Striking visuals contribute to repositioning CLT architecture though new forms of representation and design responses that continue to stay in touch with pragmatics.
Title: BLANK Size: 8” x 11” Portrait Pages: 240pp Binding: Hardbound Publication Date: Fall 2021 ISBN: 978-1-954081-02-4 Price: $49.95 World Rights: Available
Authors Jennifer Bonner is director of MALL and associate professor of architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is the author of A Guide to the Dirty South—Atlanta and guest editor of a special issue of ART PAPERS on Los Angeles. Her design work, including Haus Gables, a single-family residence in Atlanta constructed of eighty-seven CLT panels, has been widely published and exhibited. Hanif Kara is cofounder and design director of AKT II, a design-led structural and civil engineering firm based in London, and professor in practice of architectural technology at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Kara has gained international standing in the field of the built environment through practice, pioneering research, and education in interdisciplinary design. Contributions by Jennifer Bonner, Nelson Byun, Victoria Camblin, Sean Canty, Courtney Coffman, Sam Jacob, Hanif Kara, Christopher C. M. Lee, Erin Putalik, Nader Tehrani, and Yasmin Vobis. ISBN 978-1-954081-02-4
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The Architecture of Lunacy, Shapeshifting, and Material Metamorphosis Edited by Caroline O’Donnell and José Ibarra
José Ibarra is director of transformation and research of CODA. He is an assistant professor at the University of Virginia. Ibarra’s interdisciplinary work focuses on the intersection between architecture and environmental uncertainty, looking at design tactics for remediation and justice that work across different temporal scales. Cynthia Davidson is an architecture editor, writer, and critic based in New York City. She is the founding editor of Log: Observations on Architecture and the Contemporary City as well as the ANY series of conferences and publications. She was cocurator of the American Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennial in 2014. Peter Eisenman is a world-renowned architect and educator. He has designed several structures throughout the world, including the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, the City of Culture of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, and the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH.
As climate, culture, and technology evolve and become increasingly unpredictable, architecture’s stasis becomes more incongruous. Werewolf explores an emerging but under-investigated branch of architecture that embraces the transformation of form, performance, and the responsiveness to environments and context. These ideas are studied through architectural precedents and framed by critical essays by Jesse Reiser, Greg Lynn, Jimenez Lai, Spyros Papapetros, Kari Weil, as well as the editors. The shift from passive buildings to reactive structures is now imperative, as climate change and political turmoil exacerbate the unpredictability of environments. Werewolf expands on the architect’s agency to critically address political, social, and environmental unrest. Revealing the cunning and agile ways in which architecture can negotiate rather than resist change, this book departs from the fixed Vitruvian man and uses the figure of the werewolf to propose a model where changes of state, mutation, and decomposition are conceptually fundamental. Contributors Caroline O’Donnell is an architect, writer, educator, and principal of CODA. She is the Edgar A. Tafel Associate Professor and director of the M.Arch program at Cornell University, as well as author of Niche Tactics: Generative Relationships between Architecture and Site. O’Donnell specializes in ecological theory and material innovation, looking toward natural and local resources to produce meaningful environments. Title: Werewolf Size: 6.75” x 9.5” Portrait Pages: 450pp Binding: Softbound (thermochronic ink) Publication Date: Spring 2022 ISBN: 978-1-951541-13-2 Price: $35.00 World Rights: Available
Jimenez Lai works in the world of art, culture, and education. He is founder of Bureau Spectacular. Lai is widely exhibited and published around the world, including the MoMA-collected White Elephant. Lai has won various awards, including the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects. Greg Lynn is an innovator, redefining design with digital technology as well as pioneering the fabrication and manufacture of complex functional and ergonomic forms using CNC machinery. The buildings, projects, publications, teachings, and writings associated with his office have been influential in the acceptance and use of advanced materials and technologies for design. Spyros Papapetros is an art and architectural historian and theorist whose work focuses on the historiography of art and architecture, the intersections between architecture and the visual arts, as well as, the relationship between architecture, psychoanalysis, and the history of psychological aesthetics. Jesse Reiser is an architect and educator whose work has been published and exhibited widely. He was a fellow of the American Academy in Rome in 1985 and he worked for the offices of John Hejduk and Aldo Rossi prior to forming Reiser + Umemoto with partner Nanako Umemoto. Kari Weil is the university professor of letters at Wesleyan University. She has published numerous essays on literary representations of gender, feminist theory, and, more recently, on theories and representations of animal otherness and human-animal relations.
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Innovation in Practice In Theory
Valeria Federighi Elena Todella is an architect and a post-doc research fellow at Politecnico di Torino. Her research activities concern complex urban and architectural transformations, by focusing on both architectural design and decision-making processes. She is currently involved in an excellence department project about the Agenda 2030 and the SDG 11. Caterina Quaglio is an architect and a research fellow at the Politecnico di Torino. Her research work focuses on policies and practices of urban regeneration of public housing districts. She is part of the Future Urban Legacy Lab research group. Andrea Alberto Dutto is an architect and research associate at the Chair of Architecture Theory of the RWTH Aachen University. In 2017 he completed his PhD as a joint title between Politecnico di Torino and the RWTH Aachen University. His research focus concerns encyclopedism, handbooks, dictionaries, and diagrams employed in the making of architecture.
In what is arguably a most crucial time for discourse around issues that are concerned with the political, institutional, and social shape of worlds to come, this book explores the agency of the project of architecture and its processes of innovation by constructing an opportunistic and contingent map of effectual positions. The book is built around two sets of questions: the first set of questions concerns itself with the distinction between built objects and actions as the focus of observation, and as objects that are susceptible to innovating, or being innovated. The second set of questions concerns itself with the understanding of the relationship between theory and practice and is defined by two positions: one that looks to theory as a result of practice, another that looks to practice as subsequent to theory. These two axes are used to locate and compare different positions, thus allowing the readers to construct their own readings of what it means to innovate the project of architecture.
Daniele Campobenedetto is an architect and an assistant professor in architectural and urban design at the Department of Architecture and Design of Politecnico di Torino. His research activities especially investigate urban transformation and urban design in European cities, focusing on architectural typologies and urban rules. He is a Research Fellow of the interdisciplinary research center “Future Urban Legacy Lab.” He is also Journal Manager and Editor of the journal Architectural Design Theory. Caterina Barioglio is an architect and an assistant professor at the Department of Architecture and Design of Politecnico di Torino. Bridging history and design, her research relates to urban regeneration processes and urban design, with a main focus on building typologies and the effects of urban rules on the city form. Since 2018 she has been a research fellow at the interdepartmental center FULL – Future Urban Legacy Lab. She is an Editor of Ardeth - Architectural Design Theory journal.
Contributors Valeria Federighi is an architect and assistant professor at the Department of Architecture and Design of Politecnico di Torino. Her research work focuses on analyzing mechanisms of innovation in architecture as expanding practice. She is on the editorial board of the journal Ardeth and she is part of the China Room research group.
Title: Innovation in Practice Size: 6.69” x 9.45” Portrait Pages: 240pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Fall 2022 ISBN: 978-1-954081-55-0 Price: $29.95 World Rights: Available
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Curb-scale Hong Kong Narratives of Infrastructure Sony Devabhaktuni
Curb-scale Hong Kong is about the infrastructural objects that constitute the street in Hong Kong. Through drawing and text, the book renders these objects visible and argues for their relevance as story tellers and civic protagonists. The book opens an alternative imagination of infrastructure and asserts the importance of the ground to Hong Kong’s urban realm. The book is structured around measured plan drawings of five streets in Hong. The drawings represent stopping points in a desire to draw everything. This impossible task resulted in documents suspended between narrative and a stilled, abstract distance. Details of growth, error, decay, undoing, and repair provide a register of happenings and becomings. Each drawing speaks to an entanglement between the objects and agencies of Hong Kong’s urban realm. A second axonometric index names and examines these objects, registering more closely the material and technical decisions that give them their qualities. Texts that accompany the drawings are coincident descriptions; they thicken the street plans and index. Longerform opening and closing essays situate the curb-scale within architecture’s contemporary engagement with infrastructure and with the practice of architectural drawing.
Title: Curb-scale Hong Kong Size: 9.25” x 12.9” Portrait Pages: 160pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Fall 2022 ISBN: 978-1-954081-70-3 Price: $39.95 World Rights: Available
Author Sony Devabhaktuni is an assistant professor of design in the department of architecture at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). His research and teaching focuses on collaborative processes in architectural design and urban infrastructure.
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Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop V Omar Khan
Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop
Ceramic Assemblies V Edited by Laura Garofalo and Omar Khan
This book chronicles experimental approaches to the design and production of architectural terra cotta facades and structures. Under the auspices of the Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop (ACAW), a research collaborative supported by Boston Valley Terra Cotta, the largest manufacturer of architectural terra cotta in the United State, architectural firms work with manufacturing to explore material and design innovation. Now in its fifth year, the workshop aims to educate architects about terra cotta through the production of unique prototypes of rain screen facade systems, modular assemblies, columns, and structural systems. Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop V chronicles the work of architectural firms Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF), LMN Architects, Smith + Gill Architecture, Pelli Clarke Pelli, Perkins and Will, PLP Architecture, Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM), Studio Gang, and academic teams Haptek Lab and Alfred University/University at Buffalo. Contributors Omar Khan (editor) is Head at CMU School of Architecture. His research is located at the nexus of architecture, digital fabrication, and smart technologies.
Title: Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop V Size: 6.7 x 9.4 Portrait Pages: 192pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Spring 2022 ISBN: 978-1-954081-71-0 Price: $29.95 World Rights: Available
Laura Garofalo (editor) is an associate professor at the CMU School of Architecture. Her research, pedagogy, and practice focus on the conjunction of natural and architectural systems.
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Architecture and Artificial Intelligence Matias Del Campo
This book explores the interdisciplinary project that brings the long tradition of humanistic inquiry in architecture together with cutting-edge research in artificial intelligence. The main goal of Neural Architecture is to understand how to interrogate artificial intelligence—a technological tool—in the field of architectural design, traditionally a practice that combines humanities and visual arts. Matias del Campo, the author of Neural Architecture is currently exploring specific applications of artificial intelligence in contemporary architecture, focusing on their relationship to material and symbolic culture. AI has experienced an explosive growth in recent years in a range of fields including architecture but its implications for the humanistic values that distinguish architecture from technology have yet to be measured. The book provides an opportunity to survey the emerging field of Architecture and Artificial Intelligence, and to reflect on the implications of a world increasingly entangled in questions of the agency, culture and ethics of AI. Author Matias del Campo is a registered architect, designer and educator. Founded together with Sandra Manninger in Vienna 2003, SPAN is a globally acting practice best known for their application of contemporary technologies in architectural production. Their awardwinning architectural designs are informed by advanced geometry, computational methodologies, and philosophical inquiry. Title: Neural Architecture Size: 7” x 9” Portrait Pages: 250pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Spring 2022 ISBN: 978-1-951541-68-2 Price: 29.95 World Rights: Available
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Rem Koolhaas / OMA + AMO, Spaces for Prada Source Books in Architecture No. 14 Edited by Benjamin Wilke
Source Books in Architecture No.14: Rem Koolhaas / OMA + AMO Spaces for Prada is the most recent volume in the Source Books in Architecture series. Among the topics discussed in the book are the long-standing relationship with Prada and how the early objectives in that relationship have both maintained and shifted. An underlying theme to the conversations held with students and faculty of the Knowlton School community is the topic of architectclient relationships, their history, their problems, and how they have contributed to the discipline over time. Explicitly, a focus of the conversation is a number of projects that OMA has developed or completed with Prada, a large number of which are installationscale environments that manifest in the form of runway shows and exhibitions. The challenge of such projects is to retain a commitment to the political and cultural agenda that OMA embeds in the larger and permanent buildings. Given the ephemerality and role of these environments as literal backgrounds to highlighted events, the projects are ideal scenarios in which to develop an architecture that lacks the permanence of buildings while still carrying potency and contributing to larger cultural discussions involving, for example, event, place, concept, product, staging, the crowd, lighting, and materiality.
Title: Rem Koolhaas / OMA + AMO Size: 8” x 9” Portrait Pages: 588pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Spring 2021 ISBN: 978-1-951541-54-5 Price: $49.95 World Rights: Available
Source Books in Architecture No.14 contains project documentation from the OMA and Prada archives, transcripts from Koolhaas’s conversations with students at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University, and commentary and critique from architects, critics, and theorists. Contributors Benjamin Wilke is a senior lecturer at the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate studios and seminars. Rem Koolhaas founded OMA in 1975 with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. In 1978, he published Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. In 1995, his book S, M, L, XL summarized the work of OMA in “a novel about architecture.” He co-heads the work of both OMA and AMO, the research branch of OMA, operating in areas beyond the realm of architecture.
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Best Practices Erin and Ian Besler
Contributors Erin Besler is a designer whose work focuses on construction technologies and building practices that are less about mastery and exclusivity, and more about ubiquity and access. Erin is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Princeton University and co-founder of Besler & Sons, a design studio located in central New Jersey. Ian Besler is a designer whose work is situated at the edges between interfaces, software, and cities. Ian’s work is especially interested in the defaults, incidentals, and workarounds of visual communication and digital interactions. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute and a co-founder of Besler & Sons. Sylvia Lavin is a critic, curator and historian whose work explores the limits of architecture across a wide spectrum of historical periods. Her books include Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic Culture; Everything Loose Will Land: 1970s Art and Architecture in Los Angeles and Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernization Effects. She is Professor of Architecture at Princeton University and is currently working on a book about trees.
A thought-provoking guide to the endearing and enigmatic ways in which the built environment takes shape, Best Practices proposes a new way of thinking about neighborhoods, housing developments, streetscapes, and storefronts, not so much as places defined by building codes, dimensions, or geographic features, but as assemblages of ad hoc interventions and incidental ephemera. Best Practices is an invitation to thoroughly reconsider issues of expertise, professionalism, power, ubiquity, defaults, communication environments, construction practices, and how these things confront architecture. The book proposes a broader and more all-encompassing set of interests and references for contemporary architecture and design discourse. Pairing photographic documentation with extensive captions and citations, Best Practices defines a territory within the margins between the sanctioned and unsanctioned, the regulated and unregulated, the tasteful and tacky, the novel and the nonsense. While not necessarily in opposition of those mechanisms, Best Practices asserts that interest, knowledge, and meaning are more often generated on the lines that divide such categories. The book advocates for a more thorough consideration of the unauthorized remodels, slap-dash handiwork, haphazard paint jobs, halfhearted do-it-yourself projects, cracked facades, contradictions, compromises, and coincidences. Title: Best Practices Size: 6.13” x 9.25” Portrait Pages: 224pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Spring 2021 ISBN: 978-1-951541-11-8 Price: $29.95 World Rights: Available
Jonathan Jae-an Crisman is an artist and urban scholar whose work focuses on the intersections between culture, place, and politics. He is currently an assistant professor of public & applied humanities at the University of Arizona. Fiona Connor (born in New Zealand) is an artist based in Los Angeles. She has made solo exhibitions at Secession, Vienna; SculptureCenter, New York; MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles; Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth; Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles among others. Connor received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2011. Wendy Gilmartin is a licensed architect and writer based in Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert. She holds a Master of Architecture from Rice University and is an educator at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. Prior to becoming an architect, Wendy was a music critic at LAWeekly for ten years. Courtney Coffman, editor, is manager of lectures and publications at Princeton University’s School of Architecture. She has served as a content and copy editor for various architectural publications and monographs. Her own writings explore the visual culture of contemporary architecture and design. Christina Moushoul, associate editor, obtained her undergraduate degree from UCLA and is currently a Master of Architecture candidate at the Princeton University School of Architecture, where she is an editor of the journal Pidgin. ISBN 978-1-951541-11-8
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Posthuman Architecture A Catalogue of Archetypes Jacopo Leveratto
For a long period of time, spatial design has been seen as an action that could be performed by people, and for people only. Today, as some of the most meaningful projects of our times seem to challenge this concept, qualitative research still struggles to emerge. This book collects, reconstructs, and discusses archetypal models of posthuman architecture, from the cabin of Henry David Thoreau to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. This book aims to show how architectural, landscape, and industrial designers, be they professional practitioners or not, redefined their tools in order to meet the functional and symbolic needs of new and different kinds of subjects. All this in ten monographic architectural tales, thought to trace the evolution of an extended idea of coexistence between humans and other species or technologies. Author Jacopo Leveratto is a PhD architect and an assistant professor of interior architecture at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of Politecnico di Milano. He has led different researches and authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed international journals and edited volumes.
Title: Posthuman Architecture Size: 5.5” x 8.5” Portrait Pages: 250pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Fall 2021 ISBN: 978-1-954081-21-5 Price: $35.00 World Rights: Available
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Developing Informed Architectural Languages Tom Diehl
INTERNAL D E V E L O P I N G I N F O R M E D ARCHITECTURAL L A N G U A G E S
Tod Williams Billie Tsien
Eric Owen Moss
John and Patricia Patkau
As the number and distinctiveness of design directions in contemporary architecture expands an outcome has emerged of a contradictory nature. While many of these directions hold great intrigue, a troubling aspect arises in that in their realization an “incompleteness” is often exhibited, one expressing a less developed architectural richness expressed by an under-utilized nature of the architectural language itself. Internal addresses this issue with a focus on topics underlying the creation of architectural languages. Concentrating on strategies and concepts that inform the creation of cohering architectural languages versus “external” issues affecting design, such as those necessary to accommodate site or program, Internal focuses on design considerations with the authority grounded in “internal” languagebased architectural issues. Identifying underlying themes and strategies necessary to create coherent and informed architectural languages constitutes the effort underlying this book. Author Tom Diehl is an associate professor of architecture at the Gerald. D. Hines College of Architecture and Design at the University of Houston where he has taught for over 40 years. He is a registered architect with a professional practice in Houston, Texas.
Title: Internal Size: 8” x 8” Square Pages: 250pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Fall 2021 ISBN: 978-1-951541-25-5 Price: $35.00 World Rights: Available
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Studies on Digitational Architecture Giuseppe Bono
During the last thirty years, the use of digital technologies in architecture has exponentially increased. New computational tools and methods are significantly changing the way we design and perform our buildings. The book analysis the current digital evolution of architecture through a series of considerations related to several aspects of the ongoing digital era, ranging from the problem of authorship and human creativity in computational design to notions related to architectural pedagogy, professional practice, and robotic construction. This publication aims to identify an alternative and possible understanding of architecture in the current digital era based on the relationship between technological development and human progress Author Giuseppe Bono is an Italian and British registered architect and senior postgraduate teaching assistant at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He holds a MArch(Hons) in Architecture and Construction Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, and he is now an MSc candidate in Architectural Computation at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.
Title: Blue Papers Size: 5.8” x 8.3” Portrait Pages: 156pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Fall 2021 ISBN: 978-1-951541-91-0 Price: $24.95 World Rights: Available
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Spring Fall 2022 2020
History, Assessment, and Remedy Kwaku L. Keddey
Ailing Cities is a book written largely to educate and facilitate a dialogue with people of all backgrounds on environmental sustainability, architecture, urban planning, and design. It has been necessitated by urban ills in Ghana and other sub–Saharan African countries. Urbanization has led to the creation of informal settlements within communities in sub-Saharan countries that are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, coupled with the lack of enforcement of planning and building laws that have resulted in spatial chaos and vegetative depletion. Ailing Cities addresses relevant topics essential to give the reader an understanding of how individuals and communities can bring lasting changes to their communities. Author Kwaku L. Keddey is an architect and urbanist. He earned an MSc. in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville in 2014. He is a member of the Ghana Institute of Planners and the Ghana Institute of Architects.
Title: AIling Cities Size: 5.5” x 8.5” Portrait Pages: 200pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Fall 2021 ISBN: 978-1-954081-08-6 Price: $29.95 World Rights: Available
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Creatures are Stirring
Architectural Friends of the Anthropocene Joseph Altshuler and Julia Sedlock
Creatures Are Stirring is an optimistic manifesto that rescripts the anthropocentric narratives of Western architecture with new myths for a playfully compassionate and nonviolent future. The book reconceptualizes buildings as our friends by amplifying architecture’s creaturely qualities—formal embellishments, fictional enhancements, and organizational strategies that suggest animal-like agency. In a burning world, such qualities may initiate more companionable relationships between humans and the built environment, and ultimately foster greater solidarity with other human and nonhuman lifeforms. Addressing a broad audience, Creatures Are Stirring uses the apparent subjecthood of familiar objects like plush toys and sports mascots to guide readers toward a novel way of seeing, reading, and making creaturely architecture. The book combines the authors’ expository text and illustrated mythical interludes with contributions from contemporary architects whose work collectively defines an architectural territory that is at once grounded in disciplinary rigor and urgent realities, and liberated to elicit fantastical futures.
Title: Creatures are Stirring Size: 7” x 10” Portrait Pages: 180pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Fall 2021 ISBN: 978-1-951541-61-3 Price: $30.00 World Rights: Available
Authors Joseph Altshuler is co-founder of Could Be Architecture, a Chicago-based design practice, and the founding editor of SOILED, an architectural literary magazine. Joseph teaches and coordinates the undergraduate curriculum for the Architecture and Interior Architecture programs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Julia Sedlock is co-founder of Cosmo Design Factory, a Hudson Valley practice that combines residential client work with a commitment to local community development and activism. As a founding member of Philmont Land and Opportunity Trust (P.L.O.T.), Julia collaborates with neighbors and local government to improve housing equity and inclusivity in the village of Philmont, NY.
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Spring Fall 2022 2020
Toward an American Spolia
A Loose Inventory of Antecedents and Possibilities Aleksandr Mergold
Spolia is what historians call the ancient practice of recycling of building materials, and until recently it was deemed rather inconvenient as it contaminates an understanding of history as a linear progression of time. It is both constructive (re-use) and destructive (“spoils” imply conquest, destruction, and uprooting). Yet as a way of engagement with historic artifacts, spolia opens a new door into the creation of built form. This publication is an inventory of the processes of spolia, a distinctive cultural practice from the ancient times to ours, framing the necessity for the spoliation of the American 20th century—its materials, inventions, aesthetics, and debris. The book will contain appropriated and repurposed images, drawings, and texts presented as a series of unbound plates affording multiple ways of sorting, comparing, mixing, and reusing. The book consists of antecedents of ancient and contemporary spolia in the form of images, texts, and drawing, composed of an introductory Bound Volume and a Loose Inventory, a collection of plates. Both the Volume and Inventory address the idea of spolia through the primary lenses of Form, Material, Type, and Tech; and the contents of the Inventory are sorted, at least initially, according to those categories. The loose plates can be also organized chronologically, alphabetically, programmatically, volumetrically, chromatically, etc., and, of course, sorted randomly. Title: Toward an American Spolia Size: 7” x 9” Portrait Pages: 248pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Spring 2023 ISBN: 978-1-943532-85-8 Price: $29.95 World Rights: Available
The introductory Bound Volume contains a foreword, a series of essays, illustrated footnotes, and an afterword. The essays are essentially short “chapters” on the phenomenon of spolia in art, architecture, design, and landscape composed by the author out of short fragments provided by prominent academics, curators, and practicioners (detailed below). The Bound Volume is followed by the Inventory, a collection of loose plates with images on recto and text on verso. Recto contains photographs of buildings & objects, drawings & diagrams, paintings reproductions, and book spread reprints where contemporary spolia is case-studied. On each plate’s verso is an accompanying explanatory/exploratory text by the author. Author Aleksandr Mergold is a partner at Austin+Mergold, an architecture, landscape, and design practice, a testing ground for his study of the contemporary interpretation of spolia. This research also continues at Cornell University where Mergold teaches architecture. Prior to the practice and the teaching, Mergold worked at Pentagram in New York on a variety of architecture and design projects. A third-generation architect, Aleksandr was born in the ancient city of Tashkent, that contains simultaneous traces of the Great Silk Road, colonial conquests, and a socialist planned economy. Contributors Aleksandr Mergold, Ada Tolla, Adam Nathaniel Furman, Alexander Brodsky, Allan Wexler, Anna Bokov, Bijoy Jain, Carmello Baglivo, Dale Kinney, Dennis Maher, Ed Eigen, Ernesto Oroza, Giuseppe Lignano, James Wines, Jimenez Lai, Joan Ockman, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Julie Bargmann, Leonid Slonimsky, Luca Galofaro, Mario Carpo, Mark Morris, Michael Ghyoot, Nikole Bouchard, Renny Ramakers, Sam Jacob, Sean Anderson, and Vladimir Paperny ISBN 978-1-943532-85-8
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Unresolved Legibility In Residential Types Clark Thenhaus
In his new book, Unresolved Legibility in Residential Types, architect and academic Clark Thenhaus proposes new understandings and interpretations of American residential architecture by investigating and graphically illustrating the forms, spaces, and histories of ten residential types through careful analyses that link social, cultural, and political histories with architectural expressions. Noting that houses are long-standing subjects of architectural discourse, cultural reflection, and experimentation, Thenhaus exposes a confluence of architectural and broader cultural phenomena by articulating that the house is not only susceptible to, but in fact requires renewal and re-imagination as it reflects shifting societal and architectural values. Unresolved Legibility in Residential Types proposes that legibility in architecture requires both visual clarity of a building’s appearance such that its formal, spatial, and material compositions can be comprehended, as well as a certain clarity of its received social, cultural, and political or contextual histories. Rather than an exercise in objective typological or historical analyses of ten residential types, Thenhaus positions legibility in architecture as an open, inconclusive, and unresolved source for historical investigations, formal analysis, and projective architectural imaginations.
Populated with over 500 drawings, diagrams, rendered images, and photographs across 12 chapters, Unresolved Legibility in Residential Types explores concepts of character, context, frontality, corners, systemization, physiognomy, symmetry, doors, walls, and stacks as they pertain to the circumstances, qualities, and effects of residential architecture ranging from a remote one-room cabin to urban row houses. Designers and scholars interested in the interrelations between architectural design, history, and theory will appreciate the breadth and depth of this book. Author Clark Thenhaus is founding director of Endemic Architecture and assistant professor of Architecture at the California College of the Arts. Thenhaus has won numerous design awards and published original work and ideas extensively. Editor Ryan Roark is an independent editor and studio critic at Rice University School of Architecture. Sean Yendrys, Graphic Designer
Title: Unresolved Legibility Size: 8” x 10” Portrait Pages: 220pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Fall 2019 ISBN: 978-1-943532-39-1 Price: $35.00 World Rights: Available
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Spring Fall 2022 2020
Urban Dreams Brutal Imperatives Clayton Strange
Winner of the 2020 John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize
Monotown: Urban Dreams Brutal Imperatives examines the postindustrial transformation and transnational legacy of planned singleindustry towns that emerged as a distinctive sociopolitical project of urbanization in the Soviet Union during the 1920s. Monotowns took form through the teleological establishment of industrial enterprises strewn across remote parts of the Siberian hinterland and entailed the relocation of vast populations requiring services, housing, and social and physical infrastructure, all linked to a given town’s productive apparatus. Today, having outlasted the political and economic systems which made them viable, many have become shrinking towns with graying populations and obsolete enterprises, even as they are subjected to considerable national investment and commanded to grow in order to catalyze their respective regions. Given this implied imperative for transformation, the work goes on to explore the largely overlooked legacy of the Monotown as a model of urbanization that was deployed upon remote geographies of China and India through Soviet-aided industrial development projects. By exploring the etymology of the Monotown over time in this expanded field, the work establishes a broader yet more specific dialogue about this model’s complex legacy and future.
Title: Monotown Size: 7” x 10.5” Portrait Pages: 430pp Binding: Hardbound Publication Date: Fall 2019 ISBN: 978-1-939621-57-3 Price: $45.00 World Rights: Available
Author Clayton Strange is an architect, urbanist, and educator. He is currently a design critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design where he holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design with distinction. He is also the founding principal of Strange Works, a Boston-based research and design office.
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Emerging Cities in China Shiqiao Li and Esther Lorenz
Typological Drift: Emerging Cities in China documents the impact of the Chinese culture on the development of city types in China in the past four decades, leading to surprising urban realities that often escape normative urban theories. Result of a decade of research by Shiqiao Li and Esther Lorenz in the two large city-regions in China, the Pearl River Delta and Yangtze River Delta, this book offers frameworks of understanding of China’s urban realities from within Chinese thought and language. The book uses the concept of drift, which parallels one of the four rudimentary patterns of biological change: mutation, adaptation, migration, and drift. Drift of phenotypes takes place when chance events randomly terminate some features and allow other features to flourish in ways that are unrelated to other patterns. In the past four decades, the Chinese culture has exerted a set of forces that may be seen to have functioned as “unexpected events” in the normative processes of urban change. Three main “drift triggers” – ten thousand things, figuration, and group action – frame the book in theory and empirical examination. The book concludes with a reflection on the state of China’s architectural profession which is deployed as the frontline of China’s urbanization. Through thirteen case studies, the book reveals, how a thing-based conception of quantity, an unwavering enthusiasm for figuration, and the instinct for group action have given rise to distinctive Chinese urban formations. Title: Typological Drift Size: 6.75” x 9.5” Portrait Pages: 336pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Fall 2021 ISBN: 978-1-951541-71-2 Price: $29.95 World Rights: Available
Typological Drift comprises an extensive photographic documentation and more than 60 original maps and drawings, many of them of places that have never been drawn before. Each case study is explained through an essay to frame it within aspects of Chinese culture, set against a background of how the case would have been understood and constructed in European and American cultural contexts. This is followed by a “typology page” that visually displays important parallel and/or contrasting examples side by side. Original axonometric drawings and photographic documentation further expand on the unique features of each case study. At a time when globalization perpetuates extreme forms of sameness and fundamentalism, this book recalibrates a cultural understanding in urbanism by making both Chinese and Western urban principles “indigenous,” injecting a stronger sense of reflexivity in the process. This is laid out in these pages not in a spirit of relativizing cultural practices in city making, but in pursuit of a dialogue “in-between” different urban traditions by suspending their divergence in productive tension. Authors Shiqiao Li is Weedon Professor in Asian Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Virginia, where he teaches history, theory, and design of architecture, and directs PhD in the Constructed Environment Program. He is author of Understanding the Chinese City (2014), Architecture and Modernization (2009, in Chinese) and Power and Virtue, Architecture and Intellectual Change in England 1650-1730 (2006). Esther Lorenz is a licensed architect and academic, and Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, University of Virginia. Her research explores the connections between architecture and culture, from the study of new urban formations to cultural and spatial practices in relation to built form, to investigations of the intersections between media and architecture. ISBN 978-1-951541-71-2
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Spring Fall 2022 2020
Archive, Matrix, Assembly
The Photographs of Thomas Struth 1978–2018 Nana Last
Archive, Matrix, Assembly: The Photographs of Thomas Struth 1978-2018 presents the first comprehensive, systematic theory of contemporary German artist Thomas Struth’s main body of photographic work from its beginnings in the late 1970s until his most recent work in 2018. The book presents a unique, evolutionary understanding of the work, proposing that it has established three stages of production: archive, matrix, and assembly. Together the three stages form a developmental system that characterizes the individual photographs, their relation to their subject matter, and how they form larger, significant collections of images. The book project accomplishes three main goals: it develops a comprehensive critical reading of the work, it serves as a monograph of the artist, and it provides an extensive analysis of the photographs at all stages, including the less discussed, more recent photography, which is placed on par with the earlier work for which Struth first became internationally renowned. Author Nana Last is an art and architecture theorist. She is Associate Professor of Architecture and founding Director of the Ph.D. Program in the Constructed Environment at the University of Virginia, and author of Wittgenstein's House: Language, Space and Architecture (Fordham, 2008). Title: Archive, Matrix, Assembly Size: 7” x 10.5” Portrait Pages: 200pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Spring 2021 ISBN: 978-1-943532-82-7 Price: $34.95 World Rights: Available
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As Found Houses
Experiments from Self-Builders in Rural China John Lin and Sony Devabhaktuni
Title: As Found Houses Size: 6.7” x 9.4” Portrait Pages: 212pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Fall 2020 ISBN: 978-1-943532-79-7 Price: $34.95 World Rights: Available
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Pratt Sessions Volume 3
Title: Pratt Sessions Volume 3 Size: 8” x 9” Portrait Pages: 200pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Spring 2023 ISBN: 978-1-951541-73-6 Price: $29.95 World Rights: Available
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Spring Fall 2022 2020
12 Projects in 120 Constraints Plan:b Architects
Felipe and Federico Mesa
Title: 12 Projects in 120 Constraints Size: 5.5” x 8” Portrait Pages: 144pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Spring 2021 ISBN: 978-1-951541-42-2 Price: $24.95 World Rights: Available
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Architecture of Nature Nature of Architechture
Diana Agrest, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture The Cooper Union
Title: Architecture of Nature Size: 9” x 11.75” Portrait Pages: 280pp Binding: Hardbound Publication Date: Spring 2019 ISBN: 978-1-939621-94-8 Price: $49.95 World Rights: Available
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Neeraj Bhatia and Mason White
Title: Bracket Size: 7.87” x 10.62” Portrait Pages: 320pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Spring 2020 ISBN: 978-1-943532-91-9 Price: $40.00 World Rights: Available
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The Miralles Projection
Thinking and Representation in the Architecture of Enric Miralles Dr. Javier F. Contreras
Title: The Miralles Projection Size: 8” x 10.5” Portrait Pages: 220pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Fall 2020 ISBN: 978-1-943532-67-4 Price: $34.95 World Rights: Available
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Spring Fall 2022 2020
An Orthographic Project Mark Ericson
Title: Animating Guarini Size: 9” x 10” Portrait Pages: 200pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Spring 2020 ISBN: 978-1-943532-74-2 Price: $34.95 World Rights: Available
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Architecture Beyond Experience Michael Benedikt
ARCHITECTURE BEYOND EXPERIENCE
ARCHITECTURE BEYOND EXPERIENCE
Title: Architecture Beyond Experience Size: 7” x 10” Portrait Pages: 312pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Spring 2020 ISBN: 978-1-943532-89-6 Price: $35.00 World Rights: Available
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Reframing Spatial Design + Discourses from Latin America María Bellalta
Title: Social Urbanism Size: 10” x 10” Square Pages: 272pp Binding: Hardbound Publication Date: Fall 2020 ISBN: 978-1-943532-68-1 Price: $45.00 World Rights: Available
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City of Refugees A Real Utopia
Peter Jay Zweig and Gail Peter Borden
Title: City of Refugees Size: 8” x 10” Portrait Pages: 412pp Binding: Hardbound Publication Date: Spring 2021 ISBN: 978-1-943532-84-1 Price: $45.00 World Rights: Available
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Spring Fall 2022 2020
Design Research for Inland Water Territories Mary Pat McGuire and Jessica M. Henson
Title: Fresh Water Size: 8” x 10.5” Portrait Pages: 200pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Fall 2019 ISBN: 978-1-940743-85-1 Price: $34.95 World Rights: Available
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Architecture Stuff / More Stuff Robert Livesey
Title: Architecture Stuff / More Stuff Size: 6” x 8.5” Portrait Pages: 176pp / 64pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Fall 2020 ISBN: 978-1-951541-04-0 Price: $35.00 World Rights: Available
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