Edited by Jim Burnum
They provide many cultural, social, economic and environmental benefits and contribute positively to physical and mental health. Everyone, particularly children, the elderly and those with disabilities, should have easy access to open space and the opportunity to participate in sport and outdoor recreational pursuits.
The primary purpose of sports parks is to provide for organized sports and physical activity. These spaces need to function with a high degree of organization and should cater for sports uses ranging from junior team training to major competitive events, at both the local and city-wide levels.
This impressive book features the newest directions for design projects from internationally renowned designers, and inspires with new and exciting ideas for sports park landscape design, showcased through informative guidelines, superb photography, detailed plans and step-by-step drawings.
Dimensions: 300mm x 220mm
Page Count: 248
Publication Date: July 2016
Colour: Full Colour
Jim Barnum is President of Spectrum Skateparks Inc. and has over 18 years’ experience in concrete skatepark planning and design, project management and construction. He has worked as senior skatepark designer on over 160 award-winning projects in diverse climates, geographies and countries dealing with every aspect from initial planning through construction completion.
Jim was a sponsored, competition-level skateboarder, and still actively rides today. His design work is informed by 30 years of riding skateparks and iconic street and “natural terrain” spots across the world from the streets of Shanghai and Barcelona to the bowls, backyard pools and drainage ditches of southern California. Jim is internationally recognized as an innovator in his field, and is regularly called on to conduct seminars and workshops, as well as to write articles for books and magazines on skatepark development. His most recent award was an Award of Excellence from the Government of British Columbia for Creative Achievement in Applied Art and Design.
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.
This beautifully photographed book comprises 41 projects of urban landscape architecture, showing the exploration of the role of water management in urban spatial planning. These projects (all based in France) showcase in rich detail how this notion is not just a response to the system’s functional demands, but also how it should take into account the development of ecological and biological diversity with respect to space and landscape intervention models, and the fusion of how the various elements of the outdoor space can enhance the quality of the environment at the same time.
The in-depth project descriptions are accompanied by numerous photographs, illustrations, diagrams, plans, and are presented in an easy-to-read dual format for both English- and French-language readers.
Dimensions: 300mm x 230mm
Page Count: 256
Publication: April 2016
Colour: Full Colour