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Princeton Architectural Press Spring 2009 Catalog

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  • PRINCETON

    ARCHITECTURAL

    PRESS

    Spring 2009

  • Reviving a living space to flow like lightendlessly, uninterrupted. From Think/Make, p. 33

  • The sublime beauty of ancient collisions. From Sites of Impact, p. 13

  • A detail reflecting the natural and the man-made. From Peter Rose: Houses, p. 15

  • A moment for reflection before an open house. From Dean/Wolf Architects, p. 29

  • The promise of interactivityan architecture that adapts to our ever-evolving human needs. From Interactive Architecture, p. 31

  • Publishers Note

    I showed our recent catalog to a friend whose son is a producer at the popular National Public Radio (and Showtime) program This American Life. You know, he told me, Youre doing the same thing with your books they do at This American Life: telling stories. I took his observation as a compliment, since I, like millions of others, am a fan of the show and his sons work there, even though his comment confused me slightly. Our books are primarily visual, and few are directly concerned with story telling. As I reflected on it, however, I began to see the parallels; indeed, what is design but story telling, trying to create some order, reason, and (is it OK to say?) even beauty out of the chaos of everyday life? Only one title in this new catalog is, in fact, a work of fiction, Donogoo-Tonka or the Miracles of Science, which tells the tale of explorers who build the lost town they cannot find rather than admit defeat, only to discover gold on the site they choose. But there are as many different ways to tell stories as there are people who tell them: landscape architect Andrea Cochran, for example, writes poems in the landscape, using plants, light, water, and the shape of the ground as her vocabulary. Similarly, architects Peter Rose and Dean/Wolf create narratives out of the traditional architectural lexicon of materials, light, and space.

    Almost all the remaining books in the catalog are guidebooks of a sort to creating your own stories, your own designs or products or graphic designs. I was recently asked by a magazine to account for the popularity of so many of our recent DIY and craft titles (youll see some of these recent bestsellers and others). I conjectured that many of us feel alienated from the stuff of our lives, the food we eat, the places we live, the goods we buy and use, so much of it made elsewhere and by people we dont know or in ways wed rather not know about. Writing and producing your own stories, particularly in a day when so much seems beyond our understanding, allows us to regain some control and to make sense out of the mayhem that spins around us every day in so many spheres. I hope you enjoy the stories told by these fascinating new books and, more, that they inspire or help you to craft your own stories, whether in words, type (check out The Handy Book of Artistic Printing,), wood (Edward R. Ford in Five Houses, Ten Details has some thoughts on detailing your designs), plants, and on the computer (see Digital Fabrications).

    Whether youre here to read or to find inspiration for creation, Im confident youll find just the book youre looking for in the pages that follow.

    Kevin C. Lippert, PublisherNew York, August, 2008

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  • Spring 2009

    PRINCE TON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS

    11 Andrea Cochran13 Sites of Impact15 Peter Rose: Houses16 The Wayfinding Handbook17 Graphic Design Theory19 The Handy Book of Artistic Printing21 Typeface23 Theres Nothing Funny About Design25 Bamboo Fences26 Fresh Dialogue 927 Biopolitics and the Emergence of Modern Architecture27 Donogoo-Tonka or the Miracles of Science29 Dean/Wolf Architects31 Interactive Architecture33 Think/Make34 Five Houses, Ten Details35 Le Corbusier and the Maisons Jaoul36 Material Discipline37 Digital Fabrications37 Young Architects 1038 The Liberal Monument39 University of Toronto40 Paul Rudolph

    41 Complete Backlist54 Special Markets55 Index58 Order Information

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    Andrea CochranLandscapesMary Myers

    Studies in repetition and order, orchestrations of movement in the landscape, and elements placed in geometric conversation, is how author Mary Myers describes the twenty-five-year career of San Franciscobased landscape architect Andrea Cochran. Poetic language suits these functional and often lyrical works of art. They are sensuous, captivating oases that absorb the eye in a totality of spatial composition. Andrea Cochran: Landscapes presents eleven residential, commercial, and institutional landscape projects in detail, including Walden Studios in Alexander Valley, California; the sculpture garden for the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon; and the award-winning Childrens Garden in San Francisco. Andrea Cochran seeks to put her clients individual narratives in conversation with the land. Her work is distinguished by its careful consideration of site, climate, and existing architecture. A stacked plane of planters, each housing a different variety of succulent, mimics the compression found in hills banked against each other in the distance. Drawing on an encyclopedic knowledge of plant species, Cochran uses vegetation to blur edges, and porous and permeable materials to create grade changes that enlighten and disappear. Materials such as COR-TEN steel allow her to draw boundaries on the land with ultrathin edges while also reflecting the earthy tones of the soil beneath. Cochrans landscapes are clean, but not cold. In her hands, polished black concrete becomes both a quiet reflection of the sky and an instrument to amplify the sound of falling rain; locally quarried stone walls reflect the border walls between valley farms; twisted forms of olive respond to the spreading California oaks dotting distant hills. A combination of harmony, wonder, and surprise awaits wherever her sharp geometry and vibrant plant life meet. Featuring stunning photography, drawings, plans, and an essay by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art curator Henry Urbach, Andrea Cochran: Landscapes celebrates the first twenty-five years of a highly intuitive and reflective creative process.

    Dr. Mary Myers is chair of the department of Landscape Architecture-Horticulture at Temple University. She is a registered landscape architect and the author of numerous articles in magazines and journals, including Landscape Journal, Landscape Review, and Landscape Architecture.

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    Sites of ImpactMeteorite Craters Around the World

    Stan Gaz

    The Earth is pockmarked with the evidence of ancient collisions: huge craters blasted into its surface by thousands of pounds of meteorite fragments traveling at approximately 50,000 miles per hour. Ranging in age from those formed in this century to billion-year-old speci-mens, the Earths meteorite craters are eroding at a rapid pace. The best-preserved impact sites are often difficult to accessburied under ice, obscured by foliage, or baking in desert climes. These desolate landscapes are connected to another place outside of our world, and for photographer Stan Gaz they are sites of pilgrimagesteps in a journey begun as a curious young boy accompanying his father on geological expeditions, and culminating in a six-year journey traveling the globe in search of these sites, much of that time spent leaning his twenty-pound, handheld Hasselblad medium format camera out of an open-sided helicopter. The eighty-five astounding black-and-white photographs collected in Sites of Impact transcend the purely documentary and intersect the sublime. They are large-scale, aerial landscapes infused with a childs sense of wonder and an adults preoccupation with the fragility of life. Like the sites themselvesnatural monuments to explosive destruction and concomitant creationthe images speak to the vulnerability of the Earth and the significance of our place in the universe. In addition to photographs of the craters and their surround-ing landscapes, Gaz includes photographs of actual meteorites and of his own carefully crafted sculptures that recreate their often dynamic form and mimic their specific mineral content. Anecdotal passages about the artists experiences photographing each crater are inter-spersed with scientific data regarding the craters location, age, structure, and condition. An essay by Earth scientist Christian Koeberl summarizes what we knowand do not knowabout meteorite impact events, while an essay by photo historian Robert Silberman places Gazs pictures within the traditions of landscape photography and the aesthetics of the sublime.

    Stan Gaz is an artist who works in the media of photography, sculpture, film, and performance. He lives in Brooklyn and is represented by CLAMPART in SoHo. Robert Silberman is a professor of art history at the University of Minnesota. Christian Koeberl is a professor at the University of Vienna, Austria, where he concen-trates on interdisciplinary studies of meteorite impact craters.

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    Peter Rose Houses

    Peter Rose

    Cambridge, Massachusettsbased architect Peter Rose has built on every scale during the first three decades of his practice. High-profile projects, such as his master plan for the Montreal waterfront and his award-winning Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal have brought him both public recognition and the respect of his peers. Besides being known for his artisans love of solid building materials, craftsmanship, and old-fashioned building methods, it is perhaps no surprise that his residential projects function as laboratories for new ideas. Peter Rose: Houses presents five such houses in complete detail from client collaboration and site evaluation to construction. Rose draws inspiration from the outward simplicity and order of houses of the past but recognizes that their quiet strength depends on a complexity that comes only from thoughtful consideration of site, plan, exterior, and details. Rose insists on a close collaboration with his clients, who come to him because of his reputation for deliberately restrained, livable homes in harmony with the landscape. These residences and second homeson Marthas Vineyard, in New York City, Vermont, and Connecticutare masterful combinations of light, texture, and weight. They are an exquisite fusion of the natural and the man-made, of craft and architecture.

    Since beginning his practice in 1978, Rose has received numerous awards for residential, institutional, and urban design projects. Rose received a master of architecture degree and bachelor of arts degree from Yale University, and has been adjunct professor of architecture at Harvard Universitys Graduate School of Design since 1991.

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    The Wayfinding HandbookInformation Design for Public Places

    David Gibson

    Where am I? What can I do here? Where can I go from here? How do I get out of here? Consciously or not, we ask such questions every day as we navigate the places and spaces of our lives. Whether we find ourselves in a museum, hospital, airport, mall, or street in an unfamiliar city, we depend on systems of visual, audible, and tactile cues not only to lead the way, but also to keep us safe. They are the fundamental questions of wayfindinga process that encompasses both the experience of choosing a path within a built environment and the set of design elements that aid in such a decision. A decade ago, the professional practice of wayfinding design simply involved devising sign systems. Today, the field is much broader and continues to expand to address technological developmentskinetic media, GPS systems, web connectivity, smart materialsas well as cultural changes in areas such as branding and environmental awareness. Similarly, a cross-disciplinary familiarity with graphic, architectural, landscape, interior, industrial, and information design has become an essential require-ment of twenty-first-century wayfinding design. The Wayfinding Handbook is an exciting new volume in our acclaimed Design Briefs series. Professional wayfinding designer David Gibson draws on more than thirty years of experience collaborating with architects, planners, developers, managers, and civic leaders to offer an insiders view of this rapidly evolving discipline. Using real-life examples, Gibson illustrates the way type, color, mapmaking, dimensional forms, material selection, and new media are used to create effective wayfinding systems The Wayfinding Handbook is a complete guide to the discipline, from planning and design to practical considerations, such as setting up teams and managing projects. Other Voices sidebars, presented throughout the book, reveal the opinions of experts who plan, manage, and shape wayfinding projects. A comprehensive bibliography and gallery of resources round out what is likely to become the go-to resource for students, professionals, or anyone charged with designing people-friendly, universally accessible environments.

    As cofounder and managing principal of the graphic design firm Two Twelve Associates, David Gibson has developed environmental graphic design systems for Downtown Baltimore, the City of Chicago Streetscape, Childrens Hospital Boston, Massachusetts General Hospital, Radio City Music Hall, the General Motors Technical Center in Detroit, and numerous other places and organizations.

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    Graphic Design TheoryReadings from the FieldEdited by Helen Armstrong,

    with a foreword by Ellen Lupton

    The titles in our best-selling Design Brief series are highly praised by graphic design students, educators, and professionals worldwide as invaluable resources. Each beautifully designed, affordable volume offers a concise overview of a design fundamentalthe hows of design. But as most seasoned designers will tell you, a comprehensive education also requires an understanding of the whys of design practice. Graphic Design Theory presents groundbreaking, primary texts from the most important historical and contemporary design thinkers. From Aleksandr Rodchenkos Who We Are: Manifesto of the Constructivist Group to Kenya Haras Computer Technology and Design, this essential volume provides the necessary foundation for contemporary critical vocabulary and thought. Graphic Design Theory is organized in three sections: Creating the Field traces the evolution of graphic design over the course of the early 1900s, including influential avant-garde ideas of futurism, constructivism, and the Bauhaus; Building on Success covers the mid- to late twentieth century and considers the International Style, modernism, and postmodernism; and Mapping the Future opens at the end of the last century and includes current discussions on legibility, social responsibility, and new media. Striking color images illustrate each of the movements discussed and demonstrate the ongoing relationship between theory and practice. A brief commentary prefaces each text, providing a cultural and historical framework through which the work can be evaluated. Authors include such influential designers as Herbert Bayer, Lszl Moholy-Nagy, Karl Gerstner, Katherine McCoy, Michael Rock, Lev Manovich, Ellen Lupton, and Lorraine Wild. Additional features include a timeline, glossary, and bibliography for further reading. A must-have survey for graduate and undergradu-ate courses in design history, theory, and contemporary issues, Graphic Design Theory invites designers and interested readers of all levels to plunge into the world of design discourse.

    Helen Armstrong teaches in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She is the principal and creative director of Strong Design in Baltimore.

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    DESIgN STUDIES

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    gRAPHIC DESIgN: THE NEW BASICS

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    SEVENTY-NINE SHORT ESSAYS

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    The Handy Book of Artistic Printing

    A Collection of Letterpress Examples, with Specimens of Type, Ornament,

    Corners, Borders, Twisters, Wrinklers, Printers Devils, and Other Freaks of Fancy

    Doug Clouse and Angela Voulangas

    During the late nineteenth century, letterpress printers, engravers, and lithographers boldly challenged the rational sobriety of traditional design by introducing intricate borders, corner embellishments, quirky typefaces, and exotic imagery. The style was known as artistic and was quickly taken up by letterpress printers as the design idiom of choice for advertisements, packaging, and all of the other ephemera occasioned by the rapid expansion of Americas economy. For a while, this commercial style represented the best in popular taste. But just as quickly as this exuberant style was embraced, it fell abruptly out of favor. By centurys end, the ornate bits of artistic printing were tossed into the gutter, and the style itself relegated to the dustbin of history. The rise and fall of this highly embellished idiom, which culminated in its denouncement as aesthetically and morally suspecta freak of fancyare traced in this, the first compre-hensive study devoted to the history of American artistic printing. Authors Douglas Clouse and Angela Voulangas explore the styles origins in the British Aesthetic Movement and analyze its distinctive features: idiosyncratic color harmonies, eclectic choice of type and ornament, compartmentalized compositional strategies. They also present a landmark portfolio of letterpress printing samples, drawn from some of the most important public and private print archives. More than 150 examples of period ephemera, printers own tour de force promotional pieces, and specimens of type and ornament are reproduced, many for the very first time since their initial circulation more than a century ago. The Handy Book of Artistic Printing celebrates a previously berated and today largely forgotten episode of design historyone of increasing interest in light of the recent embrace of ornament by some leading contemporary designers. This book will be of value to graphic designers, but also to fine artists, visual merchandisers, and collectors of ephemera everywhere.

    Doug Clouse is a New York-based graphic designer and teacher. Angela Voulangas is a freelance writer and designer.

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    TypefaceClassic Typography

    for Contemporary Design Tamye Riggs

    If there is one experience that any graphic designer can relate to, its the questfor the perfect typeface. The right typeface communicates the visual essence of the content while enhancing the impact of the overall design. The dozens of type samplers available are often more confusing than helpful, offering hundreds of choices but little guidance. Typeface: Classic Typography for Contemporary Design is a unique sourcebook featuring sixty classic typefaces that continue to resonate with todays most influential graphic designers. The book is organized using typographic classifications such as sans serif, serif, display, script, and dingbats. Each typeface is presented in detail, including its origin, main characteristics, and uses. The main character set of each type specimen is accompanied by typesheet style examples including technical specifications and non-Latin characters. In addition, Typeface includes a unique feature certain to delight designers: a choice of similar typefaces is given for each font, so that alternatives can be easily compared, taking the stress out of tracking down typefaces. Characteristics such as vertically stressed oblique serifs or abrupt contrasts are highlighted and easily cross-referenced, allowing designers to make educated type choices without having to trawl through the seemingly endless pages of type vendor libraries. Accompanying the main character sets and typesheets are examples of the typefaces in use. Leading practitioners such as Pentagram, karlssonwilker inc., and Why Not Associates provide a working context for each typeface, making Typeface both a fully functional sourcebook and an inspirational showcase of international typographic design.

    Tamye Riggs is a writer, designer, editor, and events planner specializing in typography and the related arts. She is the executive director of the Society of Typographic Aficionados (S{o}TA) and is coeditor of SOTAs publication Interrobang. She is editor of Font magazine and a contributor to numerous design publications.

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    THINKINg WITH TYPE

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    Theres Nothing Funny About DesignDavid Barringer

    . . . no one has ever written about graphic design in quite this way. The title sounds more like a short story, and at times I found myself reading it as though it were a fictional exploration of a designers consciousness. When I did, its energy, relentlessness, emotion, and abundance of detail made sense, as did its literary style. Barringer writes entertainingly and has a gift for intricate metaphor . . .Designers who enjoy ambitious writing will find plenty to admire . . .

    From Rick Poynors I.D. Magazine review of American Mutt Barks in the Yard (Emigre; 68)

    By winning the 2008 Winterhouse Award for Design Writing, David Barringer firmly established himself as the freshest and most interesting writer on the subject. His articles, which have appeared in publications from Print to Emigre, are notable for his strong personal point of view, literary style, and even humor, not always attributes associated with writing about design. In this collection of essays, Barringers first, he wonders why drug names have so many Xs in them, ponders the rise of gory DVD covers, and ruminates on his fathers business card collection, pythons, and the human skullproving again and again that design is everywhere you look for it, (but may not have seen) without the powerful magnifying lens of this talented and exciting observer and writer.

    David Barringer is an author, freelance writer, graphic designer, photographer, and artist. He grew up in Michigan. He now lives with his family in North Carolina.

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    SEVENTY-NINE SHORT

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    Bamboo FencesIsao Yoshikawa

    with photographs by Osamu Suzuki

    Bamboo has emerged as the building material of choice for the twenty-first century. Designers in every fieldfrom architecture to aeronauticsare discovering ever more innovative uses for the miracle plant. Five times stronger than concrete and flexible enough to be woven like silk, bamboo has for millennia been an indispensable necessity of life for cultures around the world. Botanically classified as a grass, it is one of the fastest growing plants on earth. Its abundance and extreme durability have made it a natural choice as the raw material for fences and partitions. Indeed, in Japan, bamboo fence building has become an art form, and endless varieties of bamboo fences exist, from simple picket designs to elaborate fences woven with bamboo branches. Bamboo Fences provides a detailed look at the complex art of bamboo fence design and presents these unique structures in more than 250 photographs and line drawings. Author Isao Yoshikawa gives a brief overview of the history of bamboo fence building in Japan and classifies the different designs by type. A glossary provides an explanation of Japanese fence names and structural terms. Yoshikawa explains how the wide range of fence designs had its origin partly in the full development of the tea ceremony during the sixteenth century, when elegant bamboo fences became important elements of tea ceremony gardens. Bamboo partitions were used in Zen temples, and from there spread to ordinary homes. Many fence styles are named for the temple in which the first of their kind was built. From the widely used four-eyed fence (yotsume-gaki) and the fine raincoat fence (mino-gaki) to the expensive spicebush fence (kuromoji-gaki), the natural color and texture of these exquisite bamboo fences could complement any landscape. Whether you plan to use bamboo to bring privacy to your yard, Zen to your garden, or are just seeking an environmentally friendly alternative to chain-link or wood; the simple beauty of these Japanese bamboo fences is sure to inspire.

    Isao Yoshikawa is the author of numerous books on landscaping and garden design. He established the Japan Garden Research Association in 1963 and is honorary president of the Suzhou Society for Study of Landscape and Gardens and the Hangzhou Society for Study of Landscape and Gardens, both in China.

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    Fresh Dialogue 9: In/Visible: Graphic Data Revealed

    New Voices in Graphic DesignAIGA NY

    Moderated by John Maeda

    Each year, the New York chapter of the AIGA invites a group of emerging designers to participate in the Fresh Dialogue forum. In/Visible: Graphic Data Revealed brings together a diverse group of information graphics designers for a lively discussion about the challenges they face visualizing information. Steve Duenes manages the New York Times print and online graphics department; Andrew Kuo attempts to categorize unmeasurable human emotions through meticulous charts and diagrams; Fernanda Vigas of IBMs Visual Communication Lab is the cocreator of the Many Eyes social website that encourages members to upload, interpret, and revisualize one anothers data. Their discussion, moderated by Rhode Island School of Design president John Maeda, covers a range of current and anticipated trends in visual journalism, including issues such as data integrity and visual ethics, judicious simplicity versus seductive complexity, and the ever-increasing demand for dynamic information. As designers, they share an amazing ability to empower readers by translating complicated data into visual ideas whose understanding we all depend on to make sense of our everyday world.

    For a complete list of titles in the Fresh Dialogue series, please visit us at www.papress.com.

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    Biopolitics and the Emergence of Modern Architecture

    Sven-Olov Wallenstein

    Biopolitics and the Emergence of Modern Architecture concerns the dissolution of the classical paradigm of architecture as imitative form in the context of the French Enlightenment, and analyzes the emergence of a new logic of architecture based on a biopolitical process of subject formation. Wallenstein draws especially on the late work of Michel Foucault for his argument and distinguishes Foucaults theory of biopolitics from that of Giorgio Agamben.

    Published shortly after the release of the first English translation of Foucaults The Birth of Biopolitics, this is the first volume that specifically relates the biopolitical concept to architecture. The book concludes with a pictorial essay on the development over the last two centuries of the modern hospital, a building type that epitomizes the unfolding of this new architectural logic.

    Sven-Olov Wallenstein teaches philosophy at the Sdertrn University College and architectural theory at the Royal Institutute of Technology, both in Stockholm. He is the editor-in-chief of SITE and the author of numerous books and essays on contemporary art, philosophy, and aesthetics.

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    Donogoo-Tonka or the Miracles of Science

    A Cinematographic TaleJules Romains

    Translated by Brian Evenson, with an afterword by Joan Ockman

    Donogoo-Tonka or The Miracles of Science: A Cinematographic Tale is a mock film scenario written by the French novelist Jules Romains. It was first published in book form in 1920, and has never been translated into English. The satirical plot concerns a famous geographer whose academic career is about to be derailed by the revelation that he has invented a city in South America. Through a hilarious sequence of events, a suicidal young man finds a new mission in life by undertaking to found the fictional city, thereby redeeming the error and reputation of the absentminded professor.

    Jules Romains (18851972) was a French novelist, dramatist, and poet.

    These two volumes are part of the FORuM Project publication series published in association with the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University.

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    Dean/Wolf ArchitectsConstructive Continuum

    Kathryn Dean

    New York Citybased Dean/Wolf Architects have been praised for their uncanny ability to turn architectural constraints into powerful generators of form. Since founding their firm in 1991, architects Kathryn Dean and Charles Wolf have completed residential and institutional projects at a variety of scales. Their projects are distinguished by a thought-provoking manipulation of light and space. The firms award-winning loft interiors are small-scale wonders precisely crafted from sensuous materials such as concrete, steel, wood, and glass. The Dean/Wolf firm activates these highly resonant materials with deliberately focused light in order to dissolve boundaries of interior and exterior space. For Dean/Wolf, this requires not only a consideration of physical space, but also a psychological engagement between the clients minds and the space they inhabit. Versed in architectural thought and theory, the firm finds aesthetic applications for their investigations into the nature of spatial perception. The architecture that emergesa mixture of unexpected exterior views and areas for quiet reflectioncelebrates both the outgoing and introspective sides of the inhabitants. The firms 2007 AIA Honor Awardwinning Operable Boundary Townhouse Garden in Brooklyn is one such example. Inside and outside are integrated vis--vis a giant, pivoting, steel-framed glass wall and a continuous thirty-foot-long table piercing the wall. With company, the glass wall can be pushed aside allowing the back garden to become an extension of the interior living room. The work of Dean/Wolf Architects is bursting with similar exquisite details and Dean/Wolf Architects showcases twenty-four projects in detail with photographs, drawings, and renderings as well as an introduction by architect Robert McCarter.

    Kathryn Dean worked at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates before establishing Dean/Wolf Architects with her husband, Charles Wolf. She is currently director of the graduate program in architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design in Visual Arts at Washington University St. Louis.

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    Interactive ArchitectureMichael Fox and Miles Kemp

    Every year, a bevy of new phones, games, televisions, and electronic reading devices ride into our lives on a tidal wave of interactive hype. These i-products, while handy, primarily confine their interactivity to the surfaces of screens. Not exactly the kind of world-changing transformation weve been promised. In Interactive Architecture, authors Michael Fox and Miles Kemp introduce us to a brave new world where design pioneers are busy creating environments that not only facilitate interaction between people, but also actively participate in their own right. These spacesable to reconfigure themselves in response to human stimuliwill literally change our worlds by addressing our ever-evolving individual, social, and environmental needs. In other words, its time to stop asking what architecture is and start asking what it can do. Interactive Architecture is a processes-oriented guide to creating dynamic spaces and objects capable of performing a range of pragmatic and humanistic functions. These complex physical interactions are made possible by the creative fusion of embedded computation (intelligence) with a physical, tangible counterpart (kinetics). A uniquely twenty-first century toolbox and skill setvirtual and physical modeling, sensor technology, CNC fabrication, prototyping, and roboticsnecessitates collaboration across many diverse scientific and art-based communities. Interactive Architecture includes contributions from the worlds of architecture, industrial design, computer programming, engineering, and physical computing. These remarkable projects run the gamut in size and complexity. Full-scale built examples include a house in Colorado that programs itself by observing the lifestyle of the inhabitants, and then learns to anticipate and accommodate their needs. Interactive Architecture examines this vanguard movement from all sides, including its sociological and psychological implications as well as its potentially beneficial environmental impact.

    Michael Fox is a founder and principal of Fox Lin. In 1998, Fox founded the Kinetic Design Group at MIT where he served as director for three years. In 2001, Fox founded ODESCO (Ocean Design Collaborative)in Venice, California, from which the office of Fox Lin has evolved. He has also served as a design team leader for Kitamura Associates in Tokyo, Japan. Miles Kemp is the founder and principal of Variate Labs and Series Design/Build. He is currently developing a number of interface, robotic, and spatial projects in Los Angeles; Washington; DC; New York; Mexico City; Frankfurt; and Munich. He is also a senior user experience designer and information architect for Schematic and the creator of the interactive architecture blog Spatial Robots.

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    Think/MakeDella Valle Bernheimer

    Andrew Bernheimer and Jared Della Valle

    Architecture, the saying goes, is a verb. Its an ongoing process of creating. For Brooklyn-based architects Jared Della Valle and Andrew Bernheimer it is, more accurately, two verbs: think and make. Two words that, when fused in the work of Della Valle Bernheimer, energize and transform each otherarchitectural process as a feedback loop. Just a decade into their practice, Della Valle Bern-heimer has assembled an impressive body of completed projects. Coveted commissions in New York City include two high-profile condo towers in Chelsea and the renovation of architect Paul Rudolphs landmark modernist apartment at 23 Beekman Place. Think/Make documents twelve of the firms most innovative projects, ranging from residences to public commissions such as Federal Plaza in San Francisco; affordable housing units in the Bronx, New York; a public swimming center in Aalborg, Denmark; and a proposal for the reuse of New York Citys Hudson Yards.

    Each project in Think/Make covers both aspects of their creative process, often demonstrating that they think both with their minds and their hands; the process is cerebral as well as physical. Thinking about the larger contexts of site and program, as well as about historical precedents, linguistics, and correlations to natural forms and phenomena, Della Valle Bernheimer creates thoughtful, structurally innovative architecture. For the Artreehouse in New Fairfield, Connecticutdesigned in collaboration with structural engineer Guy Nordensonthey observed patterns of light filtered through canopies of native tree species and scoured the history of building techniques in the region to design a 5,400-square-foot, locally inspired house. This unique monograph illustrates how personal, associative, and often highly poetic thoughts are made legible in architecture.

    Andrew Bernheimer and Jared Della Valle founded Della Valle Bernheimer in 1996. They were nominated for the Emerging Voices series by the Architectural League of New York in 2007.

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    Five Houses, Ten DetailsEdward R. Ford

    Edward Fords forty years of practicing and teaching architecture have focused on one area: the architectural detail. Yet, despite two hugely influential books (The Details of Modern Architecture, volumes 1 and 2), numerous articles, and lectures given from Vancouver to Vienna, there are two questions Ford has, remarkably, never answered: What is a detail? and more importantly, What is a good detail? Ford is an architect as well as a writer, so it is not surprising that rather than answering these questions in a third book, he spent six years on the design and construction of a house. Building it was not an exercise in the application of ideas about detail; it was, rather, a mechanism for answering those two simple questions.

    Five Houses, Ten Details presents five designsall by Ford, all for himself, all for the same siteonly one of which was built. Each unbuilt design evolved or was abandoned for a variety of reasons. Many simply cost too much; others were based on presumptions that proved inaccurate or unproductive. All, to some degree, are present in the final design. Each of the five designs explores a different aspect of architectural detail: how it acts to connect to or disconnect from a site; how it is expressive of material; how it acts to reveal structure; how it articulates the act of construction; and how it can be inconsistent, in a beneficial way, with the remainder of the building. Detail for Ford is not an accessory to architecture but its essence. Each design in Five Houses, Ten Details explores and articulates one aspectsite, structure, material, joinery, or furnitureat the expense of the others. Each architectural exploration leads to a larger understanding of construction and a larger understanding of how details communicate. Woven throughout with historical references and specific examples of his design process, Five Houses, Ten Details is an accessible and at times personal account of one mans exploration of architectural detail.

    Edward R. Ford is the author of numerous books on architecture. He is a practicing architect in Charlottesville, Virginia, and associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Architecture.

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    Le Corbusier and the Maisons Jaoul

    Caroline Maniaque Benton

    In 1955, just as the world was pigeonholing him as the high priest of modernism, Le Corbusier shocked the architecture world withof all thingsweekend houses. Built of brick, concrete, stone, and timber, the Maisons Jaoul are the antithesis of everything commonly referred to as Corbusian. Their surprising scale gives them a magnificent sculptural presence and the uncharacteristically raw materiality of their exteriorsoozing mortar, rough brickgives them a deliber-ately crude, almost craftlike, appearance. Le Corbusier himself never explained this radical change in direction, leaving this design a mystery for future generations to decipher.

    Le Corbusier and the Maisons Jaoul is the first book-length, detailed examination of these lesser-known, yet architecturally significant houses. Built for Andr Jaoul and his sonand their wivesthe Maisons Jaoul encompassed four years of intense design activity. Using previously unpublished sources, author Caroline Maniaque Benton thoroughly captures Le Corbusiers extraordinary journey of discovery. Valuable insights are gleaned from conversa-tions between clients, draughtsmen, and craftsmen; firsthand documents; and letters in Le Corbusiers own hand. The Maisons Jaoul emerge as both a fundamental reconsideration of domestic living and a radical reassessment of Le Corbusiers longstanding commitment to modernism. Opening up his process to collaboration with a Corsican carpenter and a Sardinian mason brought warmth, texture, and a distinct aura of vernacular authenticity to the houses. Le Corbusier and the Maisons Jaoul brings all of the mythic grandeur of these exciting discoveries to life through rare photographs, drawings, ephemera, and plans, and invites those who either admire or dismiss Le Corbusier to reexamine their assumptions and prejudices about the most famous modern architect of the twentieth century.

    Caroline Maniaque Benton is a Paris-based architect and a professor of architectural history at the Lille School of Architecture in Lille, France. She is currently a visiting scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal and also teaches architectural history at Williams College in Massachusetts.

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    Digital FabricationsArchitectural and Material Techniques

    Lisa Iwamoto

    Architectural pioneers such as Frank Gehry and Greg Lynn introduced the world to the extreme forms made possible by digital fabrication. It is now possible to transfer designs made on a computer to computer-controlled machinery that creates actual building components. This file to factory process not only enables architects to realize projects featuring complex or double-curved geometries, but also liberates architects from a dependence on off-the-shelf building components, enabling projects of previously unimaginable complexity. Digital Fabrications, the second volume in our new Architecture Briefs series, celebrates the design ingenuity made possible by digital fabrication techniques. Author Lisa Iwamoto explores the methods architects use to calibrate digital designs with physical forms. The book is organized according to five types of digital fabrication techniques: tessellating, sectioning, folding, contouring, and forming. Projects are shown both in their finished forms and in working drawings, templates, and prototypes, allowing the reader to watch the process of each fantastic construction unfold. Digital Fabrications presents projects designed and built by emerging practices that pioneer techniques and experiment with fabrication processes on a small scale with a do-it-yourself attitude. Featured architects include Ammar Eloueini/DIGIT-AL Studio, Elena Manferdini, Brennan Buck, Michael Meredith/MOS, Office dA, Mafoomby, URBAN A+O, SYSTEM Architects, Andrew Kudless, IwamotoScott, Howeler Yoon, Hitoshi Abe, Chris Bosse, Tom Wiscombe/Emergent, Jeremy Ficca, SPAN, Urban A&O, Gnuform, Heather Roberge, Patterns, and Servo.

    Lisa Iwamoto is associate professor of architecture at UC Berkeley and a principal of IwamotoScott Architecture.

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    Young Architects 10Resonance

    The Architectural League of New York

    Resonance is the tenth in an annual series of publications that features the best young practicing architects as selected by the Architectural League of New York in their annual Young Architects competition. Young architects practicing today are working with diversified tools as a result of technological advances in building methodologies, expanded communication networks, and cross-fertilization from other disciplines and industries. Competition entrants were asked to consider whether this increased the potential for architectural ideas to resonate with issues and concerns outside of their discipline. The competition winnersGage/Clemenceau Architects, PellOverton Architecture R + D, Easton + Combs, Xu Tiantian, Project Open, and RVTReach incorporated variations of the resonance to frame their portfolios and demonstrate the necessity for architecture to look outside its disciplinary boundaries for solutions to the global challenges facing the world today.

    Material DisciplineThe Engineering of

    Life in Material SystemsCiro Najle

    What if architects designed as though they were engineers? In Material Discipline, architect and educator Ciro Najle looks at architects who did just that without access to todays powerful digital tools. Najle elucidates the design approaches and completed works of the celebrated mid-twentieth-century architects Pier Luigi Nervi, Frei Otto, Buckminster Fuller, and Robert Le Ricolais. These studies provide the foundation for a new method of creating building forms by integrating engineering during the conceptual design phase, and using structural analysis software, normally a post-design tool, as a preliminary design tool. Material Discipline is fully illustrated with in-studio-process photographs, computer renderings, engineering software screen shots, and models. Material Discipline is at once a remarkable feat of architectural research and a useful guide to developing ones own approach to design.

    Ciro Najle is a visiting architecture critic at Cornell University.

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    The Liberal MonumentUrban Design and

    the Late Modern ProjectAlexander DHooghe

    Architect Alexander DHooghe believes urban design has lost its way. Once among the most articulate and avant-garde of disciplines, the field now lacks, he suggests, the confidence necessary to address its most critical challengesprawl. In his provocative manifesto The Liberal Monument, DHooghe argues that architecture and urbanism must boldly intervene in city planning and growth management. This strategic use of architecture represents, for him, the last hope to revitalize the quasi-endless gray carpet spreading between the worlds urban centers. DHooghes starting point requires a reassess-ment of discarded, sometimes disgraced, late-modern theories of placemaking. DHooghe points out that the very idea of top-down urban planning and monumentalized space was jettisoned due to its commonly held associations with the monumental neoclassicism and symbolism employed by Nazi architect and urban planner Albert Speer. DHooghe respectfully posits that we should not allow this perversion of thought to preclude our own thinking at the scale of urban planning.

    DHooghe travels the world in search of experiments in urbanism and findsin the ruins of these failed utopiasa way forward. He discovers in the work of second-generation modernists Sigfried Giedion and Louis I. Kahn an effort to connect architecture, planning, and liberal politics. This becomes the seed for what he calls the liberal monument. The Liberal Monument is a provocative, accessible work of theory that challenges all of the accepted truths of urban design. Its goal is to restore the confidence architecture will need, whether it is building cities from the ground up in China and Dubai or managing the growth of the sprawling suburbs of Phoenix and Raleigh/Durham.

    Alexander DHooghe is an associate professor of architectural urbanism at MIT and director of the MIT Platform for a Permanent Modernity, a research group for design and theoretical investigations into ideal forms of contemporary urbanism. He is also a founding partner of ORG Office for Permanent Modernity, a firm operating in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the United States to impact urban design and research worldwide.

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    University of TorontoThe Campus GuideLarry Wayne Richards

    with photographs by Tom Arban

    Organized as a series of walks through the distinctive precincts of the University of Torontos three campuses, this architectural guide offers an intimate view of Canadas largest university. Upper Canadas first institute of higher education was originally built in the nineteenth century in a pastoral setting outside the city limits. The downtown St. George campusdeeply embedded in Torontos dense urban coreserves a community of 70,000 students. One of the highest-ranked universities in the world, it contains some of the finest architecture in Canada, starting with Frederic Cumberlands masterpiece, the Norman Romanesquestyle University College, (1859). Other buildings of note include W. G. Storms impressive Romanesque-revival Victoria College building (1892), Darling and Pearsons Gothic-style Trinity College Building (1925), and Hart House, designed by architects Sproatt and Rolph (1919). In recent years, the university has continued to expand with buildings designed by Sir Norman Foster, Behnisch Architects, KPMB Architects, Diamond and Schmitt, and Pritzker prizewinner Morphosis, among many others.

    Larry Wayne Richards is professor of architecture at the University of Toronto. Tom Arban is a Toronto-based photographer who specializes in architectural photography.

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    Paul RudolphThe Florida Houses

    By Christopher Domin and Joseph King with a new introduction by the authors

    Paul Rudolph, one of the twentieth centurys most iconoclastic architects, is best knownand most malignedfor his large brutalist buildings, like Yales Art and Architecture Building. So it will surprise many to learn that early in his career he developed a series of houses that represent the unrivaled possibilities of a modest American modernism. With their distinctive natural landscapes, local architectural precedents, and exploitation of innovative construction materials, the Florida houses, some eighty projects built between 1946 and 1961, brought modern architectural form into a gracious subtropical world of natural abundance. Like the locally inspired desert houses of another modern master, Albert Frey, Rudolphs Florida houses represent a distillation and reinterpretation of traditional architectural ideas, developed to a high pitch of stylistic refinement. Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses reveals all of Rudolphs early residential work. With Rudolphs personal essays and renderings, duotone photographs by Ezra Stoller and Joseph Molitor, and insightful text by Joseph King and Christopher Dominincluding a brand new introduction with and update on the housesthis compelling book conveys the lightness, timelessness, strength, materiality, and transcendency of Rudolphs work.

    Christopher Domin is an architect and educator living in Tucson, Arizona. He is a professor at the University of Arizona where he teaches design studios along with history and theory seminars that focus on mid-century and contemporary architecture. Joseph King is an architect practicing in Bradenton, Florida. He is a specialist in landscape, development, and design as related to regional issues of sustainability.

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