Kjellgren Kaminsky - New Monograph

 

The work of the Swedish architects Fredrik Kjellgren and Joakim Kaminsky represent sustainable solutions and innovative design at its best. Central to their many projects is the belief that they can contribute to solving the challenges we face from climate-threats, tecnological development and urbanisation.

 

Building a better planet is no small ambition, yet Kjellgren and Kaminsky are at the same time practising architecture in a disarmingly casual and modest way, thus bringing together large-scale ambition with small-scale attention to detail.

In this first monograph on their work, Kjellgren and Karminsky summarize the first ten years of their partnership in the form of a selection of some of their most important projects, such as Öijared Hotel, Kollastaden School, Lecor HQ, Strandbaden Dancehall, the Vallastaden Plus Energy-Building, the Rosendal Apartment Building and the Neden area.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Texts: Christer Larsson, Hans Ibelings, Ylva Frid

Design: Studio Moss

No. of pages: 256

Format: 195 x 260 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: November 2017

ISBN: 978-91-87543-61-6

Retail price: 41 EUR

 

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Good Buildings on a Small Planet

 

Good Buildings on a Small Planet portrays eight Danish architectural firms that are creating new architecture where sustainability is not simply a question of consuming less, but also about giving more. More beauty. More meaning. More community. What is a good building on a small planet? How can we create a rich, humanist architecture that is built on a profound respect for local as well as global resources? Good Buildings on a Small Planet presents eight different answers that are framed by thoughts, ideas and new architecture. The introductory essay written by author Rasmus Rune Nielsen discusses the contribution of architecture to a sustainable development and lays out a humanist approach to sustainable architecture. The architects portrayed are Lendager Group, GXN, C.F. Møller Architects, Vandkunsten, EFFEKT, Henning Larsen Architects, SLA and Tredje Natur (Third Nature).

 

FACTS

Language: English/Danish

Editor: Rasmus Rune Nielsen

Graphic Design: Britt Gundersen, Signe Bjerregaard

No. of pages: 240

Format: 200 x 255 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: November 2017

ISBN: 978-91-87543-89-0 (eng)

ISBN: 978-91-87543-88-3 (dan)

Retail price: 37 EUR

 

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CUT - Slot Studio

 

Slot Studio, founded in Mexico City by Juan Carlos Vidals and Moritz Melchert, approaches their 10th anniversary next year and the monograph is both a retrospective look at the studio's oeuvre and a statement of the future. The architecture of Slot is characterized by contemporary design, which intends to establish an alternative way of producing architecture based on professionalism, analysis, planning, creativity, and the implementation of new technologies and multidisciplinary teamwork.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Editor: Esther Whang

Graphic Design: Rama Studio

No. of pages: 352

Format: 188 x 245 mm

Binding: Softcover

Publication date: 2017

ISBN: 978-91-87543-63-0

OSLO - Learning to Fly

 

Oslo - Learning to Fly is a new book documenting the transformation of the sleepy village into an emerging world city! The backbone of the new urban fabric called Oslo is presented by highlighting 20 of the boldest and most ambitious urban development projects from the past, present, and future.It is the first comprehensive presentation of Oslo’s radical transformation, written by Norwegian author and urbanist Erling Fossen, who reveals the philosophy and principles behind the urban development of Oslo.This book is made for walking! It can be used as a guidebook or a tool kit for urban practitioners in postindustrial cities. Bring me with you out when you hit the streets of Oslo!

 

FACTS

Language: English

Editor: Erling Fossen

Graphic Design: Dalston Creative

No. of pages: 350

Format: 188 x 245 mm

Binding: Softcover

Publication date: 2018

CULTURAL TRANSGRESSION: 3RW ARKITEKTER

 

This first-ever publication on the work of 3RW registers the diverse voices addressing the challenge of contemporary Norwegian cultural and urban transformation. Since its first commission for the Biennale in 2000, 3RW has consistently embraced complexity in its approach to practicing architecture today. This book brings together interviews, essays and research, together with 3RW’s multi-disciplinary and collaborative practice of design.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Graphic Design: Jérôme Emmanuel Picard 

No. of pages: 528

Format: 210 x 260 mm

Binding: Softcover

Publication date: 2018

ISBN: 978-91-87543-42-5

Retail price: 42 EUR

ELEMENTS: PETRA GIPP

 

Petra Gipp has emerged as one of the most interesting and innovative Swedish architects working today. Her work seamlessly blends architectural and sculptural expression, while her approach is one of sensitivity to location, light and volume. This book examines the basic elements of the art of building to deepen the understanding of architecture’s values. In exploring the relationship between the model and the built project, texts and drawings offer analysis and readings of elements like the passageway, niche, promenade, core and the interior lining of a building. With a fresh approach to Nordic architecture and contributions from esteemed architecture thinkers, this book is sure to satisfy cravings for a new analysis of Scandinavian architecture.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Editor: Julie Cirelli

Graphic Design: Martin Frostner

No. of pages: 224

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: TBA

ISBN: 978-91-87543-28-9

Retail price: 42 EUR

NORDIC ARCHITECTS: GLOBAL IMPACTS

 

The theme of the third edition of the esteemed Nordic Architects series, Global Impacts, can be interpreted broadly. Referring to the challenges faced by architects the world over to create buildings and cities that are sustainable and inclusive, it is a theme that has particular resonance in the world’s northernmost regions, where many look to find benchmarks of innovation and problem-solving. Edited by David Sokol, each of the Nordic region’s foremost architectural practices is presented through beautiful original imagery of their most iconic works, as well as insightful conversations with each architectural office.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Author: Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss

No. of pages: 528

Format: 210 x 260 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2017

ISBN: 978-91-87543-26-5

Retail price: 58 EUR

WALDEMARSUDDE

 

Waldemarsudde is the famous home of the Swedish Prince and painter Eugen. Today it is much more than a royal painter’s home with it’s important art collections, museum building, park and rosery. This is a substantial book on the life and work of the Prince and the history of this extremely beautiful location with a great number of photographs produced for the book.

 

 

FACTS

Language: English

No. of pages: 320

Format: 252 x 258 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2018

ISBN: 978-91-87543-30-2

Retail price: 42 EURO

FUTURE PEOPLE’S PALACES

 

The mass housing produced during the Swedish welfare state’s “Million Programme” (1965-1974) has been heavily debated since the Swedish society’s abrupt shift during the oil crises of the 1970s. Future People’s Palaces provides an overview of this history and presents architectural projects that take on the complexities of renovating those buildings now. In part the challenges are technical, in part they are social and in large part they concern how these projects live in the collective consciousness through their mediation.

 

 

FACTS

Language: English/Swedish

Editors: Ola Wessel, Jennifer Mack,

Designer: Martin Frostner

No. of pages: 224

Format: 170 x 200 mm

Binding: Softcover

Publication date: 2018

ISBN: 978-91-980756-8-7

Retail price: 35 EURO

KRISTIN JARMUND

 

Characterised by her aesthetic understanding and admirable detailing, workmanship and expressiveness, the works of Kristin Jarmund Architects relate to functionalism but with a reinterpretation and refinement of this idiom. Founded by Jarmund in 1985, this leading Norwegian architectural firm strives for solutions with simplicity in form and function with an emphasis on the human dimension. This monograph explores the rich history of one of Norway’s finest firms, tracing back to Fyrstikkterrassen, a multipurpose commercial building in Oslo, which put Jarmund on the map as a rising star in Norwegian architecture. Since then, Kristin Jarmund Architects have designed a plethora of important and iconic buildings of varying sizes and purposes, including Nydalen Metro Station, award-winning Gulskogen School and the Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu. In 2010, Jarmund was awarded the prestigious Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects’ Award for her outstanding work in architecture and society.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Editor: Julie Cirelli

No. of pages: 224

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: TBA

ISBN: 978-91-87543-06-7

Retail price: 48 EURO