Faraway, So Close. 25th Biennial of Design, Ljubljana. Angela Rui, Maja Vardjan (eds.). Museum of Architecture and Design & Motto Books.

Posted in architecture, design, Motto Books on September 13th, 2017

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Faraway, So Close

25th Biennial of Design, Ljubljana
Published by Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) & Motto Books

Faraway, So Close presents seven investigations through the concept of time – time as a key with which to identify new patterns that can connect design with the phenomenological world and the myriad consequences of such an interrelation.

Acting in various dispersed territories across Slovenia, Faraway, So Close seeks out “low-intensity” places in which to test the possibility of changing our notions of economic progress and which could work toward and in the name of such fundamental aspirations as stability, community and a better future. Design is, or at least can be, a vehicle for exploring basic new metaphors. It is a dialogic procedure. This break from the strictly disciplinary approach of design creates space for an expansive investigation of various interdisciplinary intersections and engagement with a markedly different production of knowledge.

By presenting the seven investigative episodes developed within BIO 25 and their interchange with both local archives and broader paradigms, the book works to explore ways of changing the goals of design culture; of turning away from the urgent need to solve problems and instead opening up new frontiers for observation and experimentation, to look at our inhabited and habitable world for what it is and what it is becoming, and not simply what we think it should, ideally, be.

Contributions by
Nabil Ahmed
Andrea Branzi
Tony Côme
Brendan Cormier
matali crasset
Domitilla Dardi
Odo Fioravanti
Didier Fiúza Faustino
Studio Formafantasma
Thomas Geisler
Rory Hyde
Alexandra Midal
mischer’traxler studio
Dimitrij Mlekuž
Point Supreme Architects
Emanuele Quinz
Renata Salecl
Anna-Sophie Springer
Studio Folder
James Westcott
Elia Zenghelis
and many others

Photographic Essays by
Delfino Sisto Legnani
and Marco Cappelletti

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LOG 40. Anyone Corporation.

Posted in architecture, magazines on July 27th, 2017
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Spring/Summer 2017

Log 40 assembles a wide-ranging collection of thoughtful essays on some of the most urgent questions and debates in architecture today, bringing them into dialogue with those of architecture’s recent past. The legacy and current status of architectural images are considered from radically different vantages, in Brett Steele’s anecdotal discourse on Zaha Hadid’s 1983 painting The World (89 Degrees), John May’s exacting dissection of “architecture after imaging,” and Hana Gründler’s exploration of the ethical implications of drawing borderlines. The issue features commentary by two contemporary architects on contemporary buildings: V. Mitch McEwen on David Adjaye’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, and Elisabetta Terragni on OMA’s Fondazione Prada in Milan. Other highlights include an excerpt from Noah’s Ark, the new collection of Hubert Damisch’s singular writings on architecture; a lively response by Mark Foster Gage to Michael Meredith’s recent Log essay on indifference; and a sampling of new domestic objects designed by architects.

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House of Architecture 建築の建築. Tamami IINUMA 飯沼珠実. LimArt, POST

Posted in 2016, architecture, Artist Book, photography on June 9th, 2016
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“I view achitecture as man himself. After all, achitecture is constructed by man. Architecture is a monument to the passion and effort of those who create it. The growth of architecture is derived from the life of its occupants. Considering architecture solely as a machine is cold. As occupants go about their daily lives, their emotions and experiences are stored within the architecture, providing it with warmth and a chance to breathe. As Le Corbusier said, achitecture is a “machine for living.” Man expects to be protected by architecture, whether it be in order to think, to cry, to dance or to sing freely.”

-Excerpt Tamami Iinuma House of Architecture

Published by Post/limArt and designed by Yoshihisa Tanaka, Tamani Iinuma’s House of Architecture presents a photographic approach to the architectural creations by celebrated modernists Le Corbusier and Kunio Mayekawa. Within, Iinuma’s photographs present a visual abstraction of form and subject, where both man as architect and building as structure stand side by side as an interdependent unit in continuous dialogue with its built environ. House of Architecture is an elegant and considered presentation of Iinuma’s imagery, allowing both image and subject further space for engagement within the structural form of the photobook.

The publication includes texts by Thibaut de Ruyter, Yuzuru Tominaga, Tadamoto Oshima and Tamami Iinuma.

All text available in Japanese and English.
Edition of 500
2016

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Nouvelles Richesses / New Riches. Fourre-Tout Editions.

Posted in 2016, architecture, distribution, Motto Berlin store on June 6th, 2016
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Les Editions Fourre-Tout ont remporté, en association avec le collectif AJAP14 et OBRAS, la réalisation du catalogue du Pavillon Français de la 15e Biennale d’Architecture de Venise 2016.

Il s’agit d’abord et avant tout de la formalisation éditoriale d’un propos plus large que le projet scénographique – à savoir, un état des lieux de la France péri-urbaine, et de la transformation de son quotidien. Cet état des lieux se manifeste surtout par une campagne de recension de projets d’architecture auprès d’acteurs locaux, et notamment des Ecoles nationales d’Architecture, qui permettent au livre d’approcher de cette masse critique: au total, près de 150 projets sont documentés dans le livre, qui déploie par ailleurs un discours crtique lié aux thématiques générales de l’exposition.

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Landscape in Modern Architecture. Tamami Iinuma(ed.)

Posted in architecture, art, Artist Book, books, events, Japan, Motto Berlin store on May 30th, 2016
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Landscape in Modern Architecture

The color palette-like geometric patterns in the images of the “Landscape in Modern Architecture” series were shot in the Dessau Master’s Houses, where Bauhaus masters such as Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee lived, and the Bauhaus Building, where the same masters taught courses on color theory in the early 20th Century. In this series Iinuma takes “corners of a room” as the smallest compositional unit of an urban landscape and combines snapshots with images of corners of rooms, which she shot at Bauhaus. To produce her first artist book “schwarzschild” in 2012, she confronted the approximately 100,000 photographs she had shot in the past eight years and hypothesized that the collection of room corners constitutes a building, and the street running between buildings constitute urban space, the stage of everyday events. She explains that she was concious of Japanese poetry when she selected the images based on the concept explained above. In Hyakuninisshu (100 Poems by 100 Poets), poem that share keywords such as “mountain”, “river”, or “cherry” are juxtaposed to create a grid 10 cards wide and 10 cards high. “Landscape in Modern Architecture”, which takes framed world as “keywords” and connects them to produce an expansive space in nothing less than an attempt to redefine landscape photography.

30 x 21 cm
Signed
Edition of 100
Self Published

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ECOCORE #4. Alessandro Bava (ed.)

Posted in architecture, art, distribution on January 16th, 2016
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with contributions by:

Anne De Vries
Luis Miguel Bendaña+Sam Lipp
Cedric Fargues
Pablo Larios
Harry Burke
Billy Rennekamp
Josh Bitelli
Alex Mackin Dolan
Caspar Jade Heinmann
Dora Budor
Eric Veit
Alexander May
Albin Werle
Jacopo Mazzetti
Palace
Juliette Bonneviot
Katja Novitskova
Samia Mirza
Aaron McLaughlin
Anna Mikkola
Rosa Aiello
Octave Perrault
Greg Ponchak
Jack Self
Oskar Kahn
Alessandro Bava
Sydney Shen
Rasmus Myrup

E-C-O-C-O-R-E is a bi-annual ecology xine.

ECOCORE aims to explore the camouflaged souls of ecology.

ECOCORE addresses the improper valuation given by hyper consumption to shared, finite, natural resources. Negative externalities born by public and subsidised lives are calling for a re-examination of the “good cause”.

ECOCORE recognises that ecology’s identity has been repressed or relegated to area’s where it ought not to be. Relying on prettiness as a tool to convey its’ ideas, ECOCORE strives to furtively edit ecology’s muddled identity and environmental awareness.

There are many new leading actors, decision makers, and partnerships that play increasingly important roles in what happens to the natural world. The proliferating complexity, immediacy, and ubiquity of environmental crises therefore demand novel and unusual human responses towards this new eco-governance.

ECOCORE is made by Alessandro Bava

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San Rocco #11: Bramante. Matteo Ghidoni (ed.). San Rocco

Posted in architecture, distribution, magazines on January 4th, 2016
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Bramante is the most important architect in the history of Western architecture.
This fact alone would be a sufficient reason for this issue, but the additional fact that Bramante died 500 years ago merits its own celebration.

Most of all, now that globalization has come full circle and we live in an entirely unified market, we must address Bramante’s work as the foundation of universalism in Western architecture.

 

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PIN-UP #19. The Great Indoors. Felix Burrichter (ed.)

Posted in architecture, art, distribution, magazines on November 30th, 2015
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PIN-UP issue 19 : The great Indoors

Fall/Winter 2015/16

FEATURING Jean Nouvel, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Wendy Goodman, Pedro Friedeberg, Trix and Robert Haussmann, Ugo Rondinone, Yrjö Kukkapuro, Luca Cipelletti, and Mos Architects.

PLUS Jessi Reaves, Soft Baroque, Toshiko Mori and Tomas Maier, Candida Höfer, Carmen Herrera, Avery Singer, Mickalerie Thomas, Kaari Upson, Sahra Motalebi, Lena Henke, and Diane Simpson.

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Follow Me. Susan Philipz. Humboldt Books

Posted in architecture, history, interior, photography, travel on November 16th, 2015
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Follow Me is a book created for the exhibition by Susan Philipsz in the city of Genoa. Designed on the basis of a contemporary Baedeker, this book offers an original itinerary in the city, read through the work of the Scottish artist, invited by the Museum of Villa Croce in conceiving an exhibition inside the historic center of the city. The book is thus a city-guide that links different places and times, and that also moves from the habit of moving, investigated as a typical phenomenon of the Grand Tour – and that is the origin of the term “tourism”.

Susan Philipsz (Glasgow, 1965) won the prestigious Turner Prize in 2010 and has presented her installations in 2007 at Skulptur Projekte, Muenster, in 2012 at documenta13, Kassel and in 2015 at the Istanbul Biennial. Susan Philipsz has gained widespread recognition in the international artworld for the sharp execution of her works, unique in their genre, based on the rigorous analysis of the history, memory, and traditions of a specific place that she transposes into immaterial architectures creating an introspective environment for the “viewer”. The universal narrative of loss, hope, and homecoming is conveyed through the reproduction of tunes and melodies that, blending with the genius loci, generate a subjective storytelling.

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Arts For Living. common room & Kim Förster. common books

Posted in architecture, Artist Book on October 18th, 2015
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Arts For Living takes a close look at the abrons arts center, a community art facility in the lower east side, as a case study for an architecture designed to address issues of public space and community life. the center was built during the 1970’s fiscal crisis and designed by prentice and chan, ohlhausen as a cultural institution with new educational facilities intended to enable, foster and serve the everyday activities of the local low-income population.

with essays by alan moore and kim förster, an interview with lo-yi chan and photographs by jason fulford.

designed by geoff han

printed by drukkerij mart.spruijt bv, amsterdam

 

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