ADVENTURES IN CONCEPTUALISM

 

Adventures in Conceptualism explores the method of concept-based architecture through a series of conversations with some of the world’s leading architects and urbanists. From offices such as Snøhetta, BIG, NL Architects and Danish HLA, the production of formal diversity shows an apparent devotion to a free and experimental practice, cutting across regional differences and stylistic modes. Every new project seems to conceptually reinvent the architectural language, responding to specific programmatic and contextual conditions.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Author: Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss

No. of pages: 232

Format: 270 x 240 mm

Binding: Softcover

Publication date: April 2017

ISBN: 978-91-87543-40-1

Retail price: 37 EUR

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: 2017

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

SCENIC SPACES: THE WORLD OF LARS-ÅKE THESSMAN

 

This is the first ever publication on the groundbreaking body of work by set designer Lars-Åke Thessman. The sweeping, visionary sets created by Thessman for the opera and theatre since the 1970s demonstrate a superior artistic ability and place him among the elite not only in Sweden, but internationally. The book expounds on Thessman’s extensive career and presents his works in their entirety, and serves as a long-overdue contribution to international scenography.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Graphic Design: Dalston Creative

No. of pages: 224

Format: 300 x 210 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2017

ISBN: 978-91-87543-48-7

Retail price: 42 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: 2017

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: 2017

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