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

 

€25.00

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San Rocco #7: Indifference. Matteo Ghidoni (ed.)

Posted in architecture, distribution on September 12th, 2013
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“Architecture is a collective knowledge produced through the efforts of a multitude.within their multitude, two forms of collaboration unfold: a synchronic one, and a diachronic one, which connects all design attempts in a multifaceted Architectura Universalis.

The Possibility of collaboration now relies upon a broader “agreement with” all previous architecture.To put it another way, collaboration today is based on collaborations of the past. Indeed, it is possible to collaborate precisely because there is a shared body of knowledge that provides the basis for agreement. Collaboration is possible because architectural knowledge is one and given, and thus inevitably shared”

SAN ROCCO is a magazine about architecture.
SAN ROCCO does not solve problems. It is not a useful magazine.
SAN ROCCO is neither serious nor friendly.
SAN ROCCO is written by architects. As such, SAN ROCCO is not particularly intelligent, or philologically accurate. In SAN ROCCO, pictures are more important than texts.
SAN ROCCO is serious. It takes the risk of appearing naive.
SAN ROCCO will not last for ever. There will be no more than 20 SAN ROCCOs for the single five-year plan.
San Rocco is the name of a place in Monza, not a nice place. Giorgio Grassi and Aldo Rossi engaged in a design competition for this place in 1971. The project was not built; ordinary housing blocks were built instead.

Language: English
Pages: 216
Size: 23 × 17
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9772038491006

Price: €15.00
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SAN ROCCO #6: Collaborations

Posted in architecture, distribution, magazines, writing on April 12th, 2013
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“Architecture is a collective knowledge produced through the efforts of a multitude.within their multitude, two forms of collaboration unfold: a synchronic one, and a diachronic one, which connects all design attempts in a multifaceted Architectura Universalis.

The Possibility of collaboration now relies upon a broader “agreement with” all previous architecture.To put it another way, collaboration today is based on collaborations of the past. Indeed, it is possible to collaborate precisely because there is a shared body of knowledge that provides the basis for agreement. Collaboration is possible because architectural knowledge is one and given, and thus inevitably shared”

SAN ROCCO is a magazine about architecture.
SAN ROCCO does not solve problems. It is not a useful magazine.
SAN ROCCO is neither serious nor friendly.
SAN ROCCO is written by architects. As such, SAN ROCCO is not particularly intelligent, or philologically accurate. In SAN ROCCO, pictures are more important than texts.
SAN ROCCO is serious. It takes the risk of appearing naive.
SAN ROCCO will not last for ever. There will be no more than 20 SAN ROCCOs for the single five-year plan.
San Rocco is the name of a place in Monza, not a nice place. Giorgio Grassi and Aldo Rossi engaged in a design competition for this place in 1971. The project was not built; ordinary housing blocks were built instead.

Editor: Matteo Ghidoni
Language: English
Pages: 196

Price: €15.00
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Komuna Fundamento. Kuehn Malvezzi. Mousse Publishing.

Posted in architecture, books, distribution, writing on October 27th, 2012
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Komuna Fundamento. Kuehn Malvezzi. Mousse Publishing.

Esperanto’s failure to become a commonly spoken language is a fact, just as modern architecture has not become part of the mainstream: there are other kinds of lingua franca today. Like Esperanto, architecture intended to constitute a common ground appears instead to be sectarian in the midst of contemporary pluralism. Responding to David Chipperfield’s call for an exhibition of Common Ground at the 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture, Kuehn Malvezzi built two interventions using grey stack-bond brickwork, at the entrance and in the Sala Chini of the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, the central pavilion at the Giardini. The Berlin-based practice created two thresholds, two specific spaces that encourage people to meet and linger, to sit down and watch. Komuna Fundamento embraces the relationship between the architectural object and its physical construction.

Including contributions by Candida Höfer and Armin Linke – two artists who approach architecture from opposite directions, while both working in and with space – architecture is considered by Kuehn Malvezzi as part of a curatorial action in space that is neither foreground nor background, but a transformative medium of the in-between. Very much like the installation, the book follows the logic of translation, putting contrasting imagery from various other places into a relationship.

Pages: 208
Language: Esperanto / English

D 33€

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Horizonte #5 – Journal for Architecture: Fetish

Posted in architecture, magazines, writing on July 6th, 2012
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Horizonte #5 – Journal for Architecture: Fetish

“Horizonte No.5 Fetisch combines key concepts, related terms and connotations of contemporary notions of fetishism. Blatant yet invisible, the elusive nature of fetish provoked our investigation. In this issue, we have tried to trace it as it appears in different phenomena, not only in reference to architecture but also in related domains. In all of its manifestations, the fetish appears to be in a persistent and enduring component of cre-ation, action and thought.
As evidenced by the overt heterogeneity among our above deliberations as well as the definitions which we have been confronted with while compiling this issue, we feel it is necessary to admit the difficulty of defining fetish in itself, as separate from some other discourse. Indeed, that which propelled our interest continues to evade us. Nevertheless, the fetish prevails, simultaneously prolific and devastating; it is a substitute for ideology.”

Authors of the fifth edition are Beatriz Colomina, Felix Burrichter, Eric de Broche des Comes, Mathias Mitteregger, Andreas Kalpakci, Holger Wilkens, Stefanie Muller, Diogo Pereira & Eric Stephany, Stefan Gregory, Christian Rothe & Markus Postrach, Bernhard Siegert and Ana-Maria Simionovici.

D 8.50€

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