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They see themselves as historic centres while simultaneously becoming secondary in the dynamics of regional urbanisation. They move between rural idylls and chronically overloaded junctions. They are innovative commercial locations and yet remain eternally the provinces. Are the middle-sized towns between all the cracks? Or is this position in-between an opportunity in itself because this kind of urban fabric has so much potential? Linz... more...

The leitmotif of the German contribution to the 12th Architecture Biennial in Venice, desire , is at the same time the topic of a survey among architects ; answers are given through drawings. What are you longing for? The response drawings are highly individual, diversity becomes programme: both in picture language and in the presentation in terms of content, reactions are quite different. But there is one thing they all have in common: the burning... more...

In Loft P Per-Johan and Caroline Dahl draw from their research and practice in architecture and urbanism to extract the spatial typology of the loft. Departuring from the synchronized celebration and critique of Modernism, which spurred the emergence of loft architecture in Lower Manhattan during the 1950s and '60s, the book deploys the design and construction of Loft P in Malmo, Sweden, to extrapolate the architectural significance of the loft. The... more...

modern alternatives is the first compilation of projects realized by Höller and Klotzner, the fascinating northern Italian architecture office. The book presents six buildings of great conceptual density and craftsmanship. The selected projects are all in northern Italy, but the architecture is not regional or home-style . It is architecture that takes up and interprets the impulses and tendencies affecting European and international... more...

What elements constitute space? What s a solitaire and what makes a solitaire a monument? Why is a building profane and what makes a space a sacred space? Why seem Zaha Hadid s buildings to be dynamic buildings? These and many other issues are addressed in "Basics". In a direct confrontation of text and pictures of international buildings, meaning and effect of basic architectural elements are studied both discretely and within compounds starting from... more...


Every era creates its own style having a strong impact on architecture and space. Through the growing importance of electronic media and the services provided by the internet, the delimitation between physical and virtual spaces is becoming increasingly fuzzy. Christoph Kronhagel, a worldwide renowned specialist for media facades and technology, gives these phenomena the collective name mediatecture , a compound of the words media and architecture .... more...

The transformation of a vast area - from central Spain to the delta of the Indus and from the Sahara desert and the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean, the Caucasus, the Central Asian deserts, and the Hindu Kush - into a land controlled by Islam was accomplished within roughly a century. The traditions of this world were many and diverse, and the historical, political, religious, social and art-historical threads of these varied influences are woven... more...

Covering one thousand years of history and an area stretching from the Atlantic to the borders of India and China, Robert Hillenbrand incorporates all the latest discoveries and interpretations in this authoritative guide to the arts of Islam. From the supreme confidence of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem to the scores of exquisite buildings of Ottoman Istanbul; from the extraordinary virtuosity of Persian painting in the fifteenth century... more...

Kristy Balliet and Brennan Buck are architects and have both worked as assistants to Greg Lynn. This is their visual catalog of the Lynn Studio s work over the last five years. It is a project-based visual catalog of design innovations that were created with Lynn s students. Each chapter describes an exactly defined formal, aesthetic or atmospheric building block and its cultural context. The descriptions comprise introductions,... more...

This stunning edition reproduces Coleridge's epic poem from a highly original version created in 1910 by Willy Pogany. The Hungarian-born artist's interpretation of the strange and gripping tale, told by the sole survivor of a cursed voyage, constitutes a wondrously dramatic marriage of words and images. Pogany's vision offers the print equivalent of a medieval manuscript, rich in sumptuously hand-lettered text, decorative borders, illuminated scripts,... more...