TANGLING - AKIHISA HIRATA CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECT'S CONCEPT SERIES 8
Price: 32,80 Euro
Akihisa Hirata (b 1971) graduated from Kyoto University, after which he worked for Toyo Ito & Associates (1997-2005). In 2005 he established the Akihisa Hirata architecture office, and is currently a highly regarded architect working on projects both in Japan and abroad. Some of his recent representative projects include Foam Form in Kaohsiung in Taiwan, a One Roof Apartment in Niigata, the Tangled Table created for Art Basel, a Tree-Ness House in Tokyo and 6/1 (animated knot) an installation for the Frieze Art Fair in London.
160 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English
DUST EYES, DUST ACHITECTURE - DOUBLENEGATIVES ARCHITECTURE CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECT'S CONCEPT SERIE 9
Price 33 Euro
Double Negatives Architecture, shortly dNA, views the processes and devices used to measure space as ‘architecture’. dNA assembled a team for each project and engaged in a unique spectrum of activities including software and architectural design. Spanning both technical and conceptual aspects, dNA has consistently questioned the very concept of “the language of architecture”. It commenced their research on spatial inscriptions using dynamic polar coordinates which they call “Super Eye”. Currently dNA is employing a bottom-up style cell automaton program to study architectural modelling through the automated generation of forms, architectural visions on progressive spatial concept and progressive architectural language.
160 p, ills bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English
Violette Editions (September 2011)
The first monograph on this major artist.
Edited by Suzanne Cotter and Robert Violette
Designed by Studio Frith
Hardback, cloth, 348 pages
More than 580 illustrations
28.9 x 20.5 cm
Price: 64,90 Euro
Architects’ offices are environments where new architecture is born. Especially now, many architects are trying new approaches in response to developments like environmental requirements, improved construction technology, and the acceleration and diversification of communication and design technology, all of which have led to a search for new design styles. An architect’s office, where these trends can be seen in concentrated form, is an expression of an attitude taken toward architecture. Offices include Studio Mumbai in Alibag, Peter Märkli Architects in Zurich, Atelier Bow-Wow in Tokyo, WOHA Architects in Singapore, SeARCH in Amsterdam, Import. Export Architecture in Antwerp, junya.ishigami+associates in Tokyo, Mass Studies in Seoul, Tryptique in São Paulo, Kerry Hill Architects in Fremantle, BIG in Copenhagen and others.
136 p, ills colour bw, 22 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese/English
Price: 33 Euro
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