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WAFU-RETREATS

The Modern Classics of Japanese Resort Architecture

Editions Treville, Japan
2000, English and Japanese text
Hardcover, 1012 x 10 inches
144 pp, 145 color reproductions
ISBN: 4-309-90367-3 · Retail Price: $67.00

WALLS THAT TEACH

On the Architecture of Youth Centres

Susanne Pietsch & Andreas Müller (Eds.)

At the inaugural festivities of the Moscow Palace of Young Pioneers in 1962, a Soviet news agency enthusiastically reported, “In this house, the walls will teach!” Propagandistic, yes, but this prescriptive attitude about the potential of architecture to shape modern life was implicit in much of the architecture of the 20th century. This collection of 12 essays and 24 case studies from leading architects and academics examines the architecture and programming of mid-century youth centers across Europe, from Utrecht to Manchester. The organization of these centers around leisure activities partially concealed their educational (and ultimately political) goals: their pedagogical power could be found not only in their physical design, but also in the way they were used and inhabited by the children themselves. Contributors include Tom Avermaete, Peter Blundell Jones, Jennifer Mack, Susan Reid, Sue Robertson, Piet Vollaard and many others.

JAP SAM BOOKS, THE NETHERLANDS
DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, THE NETHERLANDS
October 2014 /Softcover
8 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches / 176 pp / 48 b&w and 32 color
ISBN: 978-94-90322-42-7 · Retail Price: $55.00

Who’s Afraid of Niketown?

Nike-Urbanism, Branding and the City of Tomorrow

Friedrich von Borries
Episode Publishers, The Netherlands
2004, Softcover, 6 x 75/8 inches
104 pp, text with 6 color reproductions
ISBN: 90-5973-014-3 · Retail Price: $39.95

Without and Within

Mark Pimlott
Episode Publishers, The Netherlands
2007 / Hardcover / 6 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches
320 pp / 180 b&w
ISBN: 978-90-5973-034-2 · Retail Price: $69.95

WORKING WITH ARCHITECTONIC DNA

Karin Christof

Using the 40-year-long building project otherwise known as Amsterdam’s international airport, Schiphol, as a departure point, this absorbing collection of writings looks at the phenomenon of designing complex architectural projects that require continuous modification. While DNA is a concept from biology, the 17 contributors to the book make the case that for a project like Schiphol to be a design success, it must be based on a simple and flexible set of rules, its “DNA.” An eloquent group of architects, urban planners, philosophers and designers investigate the DNA metaphor in a particularly rich set of texts, and Dutch architect Jan Benthem – who has been designing for Schiphol since the 1960s –offers an epilogue. First in a new series from the Podium voor Archtectur.

JAP SAM BOOKS, THE NETHERLANDS
PODIUM ARCHITECTURE HAARLEMMERMEER, THE NETHERLANDS
2011 / Softcover / 6.5 x 9.25 inches / 64 pp / 25 b&w
ISBN: 978-94-90322-22-9 · Retail Price: $25.00