The impossibility of separating interior and exterior permits a general re-organization of some topics internal to the territory of architecture, and also expresses the necessity of a systemic analysis of the most recent episodes. If at first glance this interest for a new kind of dialectics may appear as the most evident epiphenomenon of a wider and recent tendency, under careful examination one can observe that the tension between interior and exterior has always been present in architecture, differently articulated over the centuries, and expressed through several means of representation.
Starting from the 18th century, Interior Landscapes describes the nature of such a relation, in order to unveil those invariant forms, principles or concepts that crossed the History of Architecture, laid hidden underneath the events flowing, and periodically re-emerged to shape contemporary episodes.
Separation, inversion, interpenetration, dissolution—all of these categories periodically characterize the interior-exterior dialectics. By borrowing different interpretative elements— drawings, photographs, illustrations—Interior Landscapes is configured as a visual atlas, aimed to demonstrate how, through the contamination of interior and exterior, always-new architectural insights emerge.
Dimensions: 254mm x 254mm
Page Count: 224
Publication: May 2016
Colour: Full Colour
Stefano has taught at several academic Institutions: LAU Beirut (Lebanese American University); the Faculty of Architecture in Alghero, Italy; ETSAM Madrid; and has been a guest lecturer at Deakin University in Melbourne, the University of Miami, MIT, and the University of Wisconsin. In December 2014 his first book was published, From Formalism to Weak Form. The Architecture and Philosophy of Peter Eisenman.
In 2012, after working as an architect at Mecanoo Architecten, he founded his own office SCSTUDIO Architecture and Design (www.scstudio.eu), a multidisciplinary network practicing architecture and design, preoccupied with the intellectual, economical and cultural contexts.
It sets out how his architecture has brought a return to the real in an attempt to rethink the language and practice of architecture. The book’s many inspiring and intricate drawings render clear the ideas that show the palpable energy and momentum that exists in this practice. In every instance, this firm embraces dichotomy, mining its potential to produce a more vital and consequential architecture.
The book’s stunning imagery and nuanced narratives tell the story of Tighe’s architecture across 35 projects spanning across the globe, to help establish how his work draws from and builds upon existing polarities to find resolution, and how tensions yield a more dynamic architecture. The work is multiple and varied: from the small-scale residential to the urban scale, from the United States to Europe to China to North Africa, from high-end villas for royalty to art installations to social housing projects.
This compelling collection of work follows the following five key themes: CRAFT (from the manufactured to the technological); MATERIAL (from the natural to the synthetic); EXPERIENCE (from the actual to the perceptual); GEOMETRY (from the simple to the complex); and METHOD (from the analog to the digital). This distinguished monograph also includes an incisive introduction by Patrick Tighe and is augmented by two essays by Thom Mayne and Stephen Phillips, who also provide clarity and insightful discourse on how Tighe’s work is continuously in transition and evolving, and how he’s rethinking and engaging in a discourse to defamiliarize the familiar.
Dimensions:279mm x 223mm
Publish date: May 2016
Since its inception in 2004, a strong and diverse body of projects has been realized that includes city developed affordable housing, commercial, mixed-use projects, civic art, installations and residences. Patrick Tighe Architecture has produced over 30 buildings within the culturally diverse communities of the greater Los Angeles area and nationwide. Projects are now in development in Morocco, China and the Middle East. The firm’s work has garnered much attention, received many awards has been published extensively.
Coffee Culture: hot coffee + cool spaces is a full-color presentation of coffee shops crafting great coffee in interesting spaces with good design aesthetics. The author has selected thirty-three coffee shops located in cities across the United States, including Ann Arbor, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Seattle.
Photography by an eclectic group of photographers captures the feel and personality of each coffee shop. The concept of space is often extended from the shop interior to the neighborhood—interweaving coffee, art, architecture, design, and historic preservation.
The book showcases coffee shops located in historic buildings, modern architecture, an art museum, an arcade, a courtyard, a former loading dock and even a reclaimed cargo shipping container—but the common thread is an appreciation for great coffee in spaces that invite human interaction and create memories through good design.
Dimensions: 254mm x 254mm
Page Count: 224
Publication: April 2016
Colour: Full Colour
Robert Schneider received degrees in political science and finance and investments—providing the foundation for a successful career in capital markets including research, marketing/business development and working with start-up/early-stage companies. He currently pursues his lifelong interest in art and design. coffee shops: hot coffee + cool spaces is his first book. He lives and studies (art ǀ architecture ǀ design ǀ photography) in Minneapolis, United States.
This highly anticipated monograph focuses on the architectural output of Enrique Browne, a talented and prolific Chilean architect and co-founder of Browne & Swett Arquitectos, based in Santiago. Over the last 40 years, this South American architect has been trying to reconcile natural and artificial worlds through architecture. They are one indissoluble unity. This book showcases in rich photographic detail how his innovative projects incorporate multiple environmental aspects that result in a complex, layered response to the challenges of place, form and identity in Chile. Browne’s practice has developed architectural designs in a diverse range of scales, with emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency. This volume delves into Browne’s processes, such as developing variations of the “grapevine- structure” typology to create a “double green skin” as a green wall (or roof), to protect dwellings from the region’s strong westerly sun; or combining vegetation and its oxygenation benefits with building to counter pollution; or using both artificial and natural light as a “material” for illuminating spaces or volume. This book also includes commentary on the new zeitgeist surrounding modernity and the impacts of the digital and globalized world on architecture today. Highly regarded, and a prolific writer and designer, Enrique
Browne has a unique way of looking at the world. Showcasing the wide range of his design, this title is sure to impress.
Dimensions: 235mm x235mm
Page Count: 288
Publication: July 2016
Colour: Full Colour
Enrique Browne began his career in 1974 and co-founded Browne & Swett in 2013, an architectural firm based in Santiago, Chile. He became Architect (1965) and Master of Urban Planning (1968), both with “Maximum Distinction”, from the Universidad Católica de Chile and was a Special Graduate Student in Urban Design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT (1969). Following, Browne undertook advanced studies in the United States, England and Japan. He is the winner of scholarships from the Ford Foundation (1969-71), of the Social Science Research Council (1975), and the J.S.Guggenheim Foundation (1983). In 2010, he was awarded the National Prize of Architecture of Chile.
In an attempt to demonstrate the broad parameters of design, Ken Cato has selected a cross-section of designers from more than 40 countries and asked the impossible question of them to choose and justify their favourite all-time work and support this choice with those other works considered.
This is an invaluable reference book for those interested in graphic design and the selection criteria applied to the world’s leading exponents of the profession. Dr Kenneth W Cato AO is an Australian designer with an international reputation. He is Chairman of Cato Brand Partners, established in Melbourne in 1970 and with partner offices in 20 cities across the globe. As a graphic designer, his work has earned him an international reputation and encompasses all facets of corporate and brand management and design. He has won numerous international and Australian design awards, and his work is represented in museums and galleries throughout the world. Ken is also an acclaimed author and has written numerous books.
Dimensions: 240mm x 2240mm
Page Count: 516
Publication Date: May 2016
Colour: Full Colour
As a graphic designer, his work has earned him an international reputation and encompasses all facets of corporate and brand management and design. He has won numerous international and Australian design awards, and his work is represented in museums and galleries throughout the world. He is a long-standing member of Alliance Graphic Internationale and is a past AGI President (1997–2000).
The world’s largest student design conference was founded by Ken Cato in 1991. For more than 20 years, agIdeas International Design Week now attracts annually over 4,500 young designers and over 40 speakers from around the World. Ken is also an acclaimed author and has written numerous books.