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Laura Torres Roa, Jorge Álvarez-Builla (ed)
Architectural Guide Lima
With more than 10 million inhabitants, the Peruvian capital Lima is one of the largest cities in Latin America – and a city of paradox. The urban layout of its historic centre is the most perfect Cartesian grid in South America, and filled with centuries-old (colonial) buildings and pre-Columbian treasures and monuments, yet mass migrations have also generated large informal settlements that surround this thriving coastal city. The Architectural Guide Lima, which is also available in a Spanish language edition as Guía de arquitectura Lima, presents some 160 buildings and places of interest from all districts of the city.
Dietrich Neumann (ed)
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Villa Wolf in Gubin
History and Reconstruction
Villa Wolf in Gubin, built between 1925 and 1927, was Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s first decidedly modern building and is hailed as a key project in his oeuvre. The residential building was destroyed at the end of the Second World War and in the immediate post-war period. This volume, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Villa in Gubin, presents the history of the Villa Wolf and documents the 2021 excavation of the remaining basement and foundations. The title is part of an initiative to reconstruct the Villa Wolf and is published in English, Polish and German language editions.
Edited by LIFT Sarajevo
Architectural Guide Sarajevo
Buildings and Projects since 1923
Sarajevo is known for its complex and sometimes dramatic history. The Architectural Guide Sarajevo presents the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina in all its complexity and takes a closer look at this exciting and aspiring Balkan metropolis. After an introduction looking back to the heritage from the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires, four chapters introduce some 150 landmarks spanning the last century.
Being a Ukrainian Architect During Wartime
Essays, Articles, Interviews, and Manifestos
After more than one year of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, thousands of buildings, heritage sites, and entire cities have been damaged. Thousands of civilians have been killed, and along with millions of other Ukrainian women and children, Kharkiv native architectural historian Ievgeniia Gubkina – one of the most recognised young Ukrainian architects in exile – had to leave the country in search for safety and to find somewhere new to live. In the very personal essay collection Being a Ukrainian Architect During Wartime the critic and author has put together papers, essays, talks and interviews which she published during the first eight months of the war.
Architectural Guide Kyiv
100 Iconic Buildings since 1925
The Architectural Guide Kyiv presents over 100 notable buildings from the last century of the city’s history, compiled by Ukrainian architectural historian and Kyiv-native Semen Shyrochyn. In five, chronologically separated and richly illustrated sections this guide looks at typical residential complexes from the period of Avant-garde architecture, imposing palaces from the Stalin era, iconic designs belonging to Soviet Modernism, and the most significant construction projects built since Ukraine acquired its independence in 1991.
Stefan Rudu (ed)
Architectural Guide Chisinau
Chisinau, today the capital and cultural centre of the Republic of Moldova, has undergone tumultuous changes under the successive political regimes that marked the twentieth century. Once part of the territory seized by the Russian Empire, it was integrated into the Romanian Kingdom during the interwar period. After the Second World War and largely in ruins, it was then annexed by the USSR and radically transformed into a socialist city. The Architectural Guide Chisinau focuses on this latter period, leading up to the founding of the young republic following the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991.
Architectural Guide Tbilisi
The Architectural Guide Tbilisi provides insights into the rich history of this city, which is a unique melting pot of diverse architectural styles. The urban historian and preservationist Angela Wheeler introduces the reader to the architectural diversity of Tbilisi, and the different layers of this – at times – contradictory, city. The guide provides in-depth profiles of more than 120 buildings, and suggests themed tours to many others, such as sacred architecture, or buildings following Art Nouveau, or Constructivist styles.
GWJ Architektur, Bern / ORT für Landschaftsarchitektur, Zurich / Soziale Plastik, Bern
The “Huebergass”: this is how inclusivity, affordability – and sustainability work
The Huebergass in Bern already meets in many ways the sustainability targets set out by the UNO. These targets were also the subject of the UIA Congress in Copenhagen. The development, together with three other projects from Switzerland, was presented at the congress. As the more than one hundred apartments have been occupied for two years now, an assessment can be made as to if and how the ambitious targets were met. The concept was developed by GWJ Architektur (Bern), ORT für Landschaftsarchitektur – landscape architects – (Zurich), and the social partner Martin Beutler (Soziale Plastik, Bern), who jointly appearing as a planning team worked in a collaborative process together with the cooperative “Wir sind Stadtgarten”.
Inha Jung (ed.)
Constructing the Socialist Way of Life
Mass Housing and Urbanism in North Korea
In this new title from the Basics series, Constructing the Socialist Way of Life. Mass Housing and Urbanism in North Korea, the South Korean architectural historian Inha Jung maintains that a wide spectrum of aspects have to be taken into account, if life in North Korea is to be understood. In contrast to other publications which focus on political and economic sciences, this title concentrates on mass housing and urban planning as a key element in North Korea’s material policies.
Heide Wessely, Sandra Hofmeister (eds.)
Urban Architecture and Community Since 2010
Barcelona is superficially just a metropolis on the shores of the Mediterranean and a popular destination for tourists and anyone interested in architecture. At closer inspection, however, this is a vibrant hotbed of forward-looking architecture and urban planning. The Catalan metropolis is home to more bold concepts for climate adaptation and urban coexistence than almost anywhere else in Europe. The urban portrait Barcelona. Urban Architecture and Community Since 2010 presents a selection of thirty structures that have been built since 2010, bringing readers on a guided tour of surprising residential buildings, intriguing cultural institutions, and extraordinary community spaces.
Moritz Henning / Eduard Kögel (eds.)
German-trained Indonesian Architects from the 1960s
In 1960 and 1961, a group of young Indonesians completed their studies in Berlin and Hanover with a degree in architecture (in Indonesian: Dipl.-Ing. Arsitek). Using the diploma projects of ten of those former students as a starting point, the Basics title Dipl.-Ing. Arsitek: German-trained Indonesian Architects from the 1960s provides multifaceted insights into this little-known aspect of GermanIndonesian architectural relations.
Architectural Guide Moscow
This book guides you through Moscow’s history, from the fifteenth century to the present day, taking you to well-known landmarks, industrial areas and residential districts. It includes more than 550 buildings, structures, parks and squares. Well-researched descriptions provide in-depth information on the built environment, while detailed maps and QR codes make it easy to find all the featured projects.
Urban Block Cities
10 Design Principles for Contemporary Planning
What could the ideal city look like? The ideal city is social, healthy and sustainable. Such a city is laid out by Karsten Pålsson in his new book Urban Block Cities. In it, the Copenhagen-based architect and urban planner illustrates why urban blocks are the structure best suited to promoting sustainable building developments.
Yorck Förster, Christina Gräwe, Peter Cachola Schmal (Eds.)
German Architecture Annual 2023
That the DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany 2023 has been awarded to the extension of an existing building illustrates the significance of the topic on the current architectural discourse: it is the Landratsamt in Starnberg / District Building in Starnberg, a "wonderful example for the ever so wise, but rarely practiced principle of continuing a pre-existing build", as jury chairman Martin Haas puts it. The German Architecture Annual 2023 presents the winning project and the finalists together with the shortlisted entries from Germany and by German architects.