Press services - archive 2015
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A Soviet Micrayon on its Way to the UNESCO List
Preservation is ordinarily reserved for architecture that is unique. So how would we go about preserving buildings that are utterly generic? Such is the case with Belyayevo, an ordinary residential district in Moscow, a typical microrayon.
Ben Bansal ⁄ Elliott Fox ⁄ Manuel Oka
This guide presents around one hundred memorable buildings from Myanmar’s historical capital. Following decades of international isolation, the city’s vast heritage remains largely, surprisingly and spectacularly intact. Today Yangon is a bustling city in flux, at the frontier of Myanmar’s rapid opening to the wider world.
Evan Chakroff ⁄Addison Godel ⁄Jacqueline Gargus
In an era of accelerating population growth, mass urbanisation, and increasing pressure on the natural environment, the megacities of China's eastern seaboard have become a focal point of architectural and urban-designattention.
The Life of an Architect…
… and what he leaves behind
This title is about the life of architect Archibald and his daily struggle with his office colleagues, employees, clients, contractors, civil servants, consultants, architecture critics, and other people involved in the building industry.
Drawing for Architects
Drawing for Architects serves as a basis for education in architecture and presents an argument in favour of manual drawing. The drawing is the very first expression of an idea leading to architectural design. However, drawing – whether by hand or computer – has to be learnt.The authors discuss drawing by hand inasmuch as it is an important basis for digital design.
Architect of the Soviet Space Programme
This publication on the work of the Russian architect Galina Balashova presents a unique collection of designs for Soviet cosmonautics. Her exceptional achievements, including designs for medals and emblems, are still scarcely known today – even in Russia.
New special issues from DETAIL
As from May onward the specialist architecture magazine DETAIL will publish two new, independent special issues aimed at new target groups: interior designers and civil engineers. DETAIL interior and DETAIL structure are published in bi-lingual editions (German and English). The initial frequency of two issues a year will be increased to several issues a year in the future.
Glass Tea House Mondrian
Le Stanze del Vetro, San Giorgio Island, Venice
Hiroshi Sugimoto's Glass Tea House Mondrian is the first in a series of pavilions commissioned by Le Stanze del Vetro on San Giorgio Island in Venice. It will be open during the Biennale.
Gary White / Marguerite Pienaar / Bouwer Serfontein
One Hundred Cities
Africa Drawn presents one hundred of the most connected and important cities of the continent. A visual feast of three hundred images and masterfully drawn plans. The drawings are accompanied by introductory texts and, for the first time, render possible a comparison of the diverse urban form on the continent.
Philipp Meuser (Ed.)
Amid the endless plains of Kazakhstan, an extraordinary architectural experiment has arisen: Astana. This dynamic city will host the Expo 2017. The book is a critical analysis of Central Eurasian architecture at the beginning of the 21st century.
In the last decade, an outstanding urban development has taken place through the work of internationally renowned architects. Owing to its ambitious projects, Milan has transformed from an industrial city to a global capital of culture, fashion and leisure.
Conversations with Architects
In the Age of Celebrity
The New York-based author gives a detailed picture of contemporary architects – through words. The publication consisting of almost 600 pages presents interviews with 30 architects, which Belogolovsky conducted in the framework of his long-term, international activities as a curator and author.
Ivan Lykoshin∕Irina Cheredina
Architect of The New Moscow
Sergey Chernyshev, one of the founders of Soviet urban planning, deservedly occupies a special place among the leading Russian architects of the 20th century. His large-scale designs attracted widespread attention – from the 1935 Master Plan for the Reconstruction of Moscow to his work on the restoration of cities such as Kiev, Leningrad, Warsaw, and Berlin.