“Desert America: Territory of Paradox” is a survey of the extreme uses and activities that take place in the area roughly encompassing Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and sections of California and Texas.
Architects, authors, and photographers – different viewpoints on a dense and complex building in Paris’s 20th arrondissement. The photographer Myr Muratet, who spent several weeks living there, offers us an authentic reportage of the building’s appropriation by its new inhabitants.
A selection of innovative contemporary collective housing. Total Housing is a demonstration of the virtues of high and medium density multi-family homes, and an antidote to urban sprawl. The new and updated selection of works in Total Housing spans a period coinciding with the height of the housing boom to the crisis period in most “developed” economies in the 21st century.
This publication will present and review the architectural climate and practice progress of contemporary Chinese architecture during the first decade of the new millennium. Through analyzing and reflecting on the best Chinese architectural production, a new cultural era will be shown in Total China.
Bracket [at extremes] includes critical articles and unpublished design projects that investigate architecture, infrastructure and technology as they operate in conditions of imbalance, negotiate tipping points and test limit states.
A selected, fully open, and deep assemblage, that carries the explicit intent of outlining, conceptual and practical verifications, on critical views and specific projects, concerning the actual architecture in the Latin American territory.
It is the identification and manipulation of matter that has the potential to inform, change, align, and drive a physical interaction and making with the world. Kerb 23 examines ways in which ‘Digital Landscape’ discourse can be applied to landscape architecture.
“There is an issue in the questions, “Designing Behavior”, we know that part of the equation can be controlled by technological inventions like solar panels, reusable water and so on. But one of the major issue is actually the behavior of the people using the buildings and inhabiting the space”. (Boris Brorman Jensen)
Architects and engineers both claim to be designers, though how the define design and the approaches they use to realize it vary widely. Their interaction, however, has created some of the world’s most memorable, enduring, and impressive buildings.
A guiding model that seeks to address the relationship between the economic meltdown and the built environment in Iceland using ecological approaches. New solutions that aspire a long-term balance between economic objectives and ecological issues.
Instruments, Devices and Architectural Inventions, curated by writer Geoff Manaugh for the Nevada Museum of Art, explores the future of landscape studies by way of the technical intermediaries—the instruments, devices and architectural inventions— through which humans have come to understand the built and natural environments.
In this small, but provocative book, Sanford Kwinter addresses the sometimes subtle, sometimes brutal transformations that characterized the modernization processes set into motion at the turn of the millennium.
In today’s turbulent times few subjects deserve a closer scrutiny tan the interactions between violence and constructed environment. Modernity’s contradictory histories laid bare the fact that it is impossible to consider architecture simply a benign, passive victim of humanity’s violent vices. Built space is as capable of incarnating violent acts as enacting them, disciplining and silencing the subject in the process.
Architectural responses to unprecedented conditions: the limits of architectural design and the demands for updated social relevance. Verb Crisis examines architectural solutions to the extraordinary conditions of an increasingly dense and interdependent world.
Bracket 1 is titled “On Farming” and looks at capacity for architecture to address ideas and issues of productive landscapes and urbanisms. Once merely understood in terms of agriculture, today information, energy, labor, and landscape, among others, can be farmed. Farming harness the efficiency of collective and community.