The Construction of Dreams

Jan Molema
Episode Publishers, The Netherlands
2009 / Hardcover / 6 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches / 448 pp / 320 b&w
ISBN: 978-90-5973-078-6 · Retail Price: $69.95


Trix & Robert Haussmann, Gabrielle Schaad & Ben Weinberg

Equal parts fashion, design and architecture, the collaboration between family-run specialty fashion store Weinberg and the noted modernist Swiss architect/ design team Trix + Robert Haussmann began in the 1980s. Over 25 years together they captured the zeitgeist of the times. The plans, drawings and architectural photographs featured in Haussmann für Weinberg shed light on six projects in which Trix + Haussmann shaped the stores as well as developed atmospheric and innovative concepts for fashion brands such as Lanvin and Courrèges. Richly illustrated with historical news clippings and company brochures, the publication includes a conversation between art historian Gabriel Schaad, Trix + Robert Haussmann, and the architect duo Isa Stürm and Urs Wolf, who renovated the Weinberg women’s boutique in late 2014 as the book went to press.

February 2016 / English & German
Softcover / 8 ¾ x 11 ¾ inches
208 pp / 101 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-905929-71-3 · Retail Price: $49.95


Han Meyer & Daan Zandbelt (Eds.)

Can high-rises make cities more sustainable? The question of whether—and how—high-rises can play a substantial role in creating advantageous conditions for sustainable cities is the focus of ten essays in this compact well-illustrated book. Is it possible to design high-rises that energize city life while contributing to a healthy environment through a reduction of materials, energy and costs? Many argue that high-rises deliver positive environmental effects, such as densification, reduction of traffic and C02 emissions. But is it really that simple? Addressing these key questions are international architects, urban designers and professors Peter Bosselmann, Markus Appenzeller, Lora Nicolaou, Meta Berghauser Pont, Emiel Arends, Frank van der Hoeven, Steffen Nijhuis, Andy van den Dobbelsteen, Kees Kaan, Robert Powell, Daan Zandbelt and Han Meyer. A wonderful and timely addition to the architecture, engineering and urban design libraries throughout the world.

delft university of technology, THE NETHERLANDS
January 2015 / Softcover
6 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches
192 pp / 10 b&w and 159 color
ISBN: 978-90-8594-049-4 · Retail Price: $45.00


International Case Studies

Jesko Fezer, Christian Hiller, Nikolaus Hirsch, Wilfried Kuehn & Hila Peleg (Eds.)

Housing speaks directly to the challenges that define our times: social inequality, ecological crisis, displacement, asylum, migration and privatization. Framing the neo-liberal context as a defining condition of contemporary housing, International Case Studies consists of two parts: a series of essays by authors from architecture, anthropology, economy and literature, and an “atlas” of global housing that takes neo-liberalism as its starting point. The essays shed light on the challenges and conflicts of contemporary housing production from Andrew Herscher’s research on the politics of “blight” in Detroit to Justin McGuirk’s text on domesticity as data and universal housing questions eclipse by the “Internet of Things.” Conceptualized and compiled by architectural critic-historian Anne Kockelkorn and Columbia professor Reinhold Martin, the illustrated “atlas” presents 33 housing examples rarely seen together and invites readers to think of housing as an unstable constellation evolving within the power relations of territorial processes.

February 2016 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
8 ½ x 11 inches / 120 pp / 37 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-95905-048-7 · Retail Price: $25.00

Hunch 10


Penelope Dean
Episode Publishers, The Netherlands
2007 / Softcover / 156 pp / 6 1/2 x 11 7/8 inches
ISBN: 90-7852-501-0 · Retail Price: $36.00

Hunch 6/7

109 Provisional Attempts to Address Six Simple and Hard Questions about What Architects do Today and Where Their Profesion might go Tomorrow

Jennifer Sigler and Roemer van Toorn
Episode Publishers, The Netherlands
2003 / Softcover / 6 1/2 x 11 7/8 inches
540 pp / 200 b&w
ISBN: 90-8053-626-1 · Retail Price: $59.95

Hunch 8

Double Dutch

Penelope Dean
Episode Publishers, The Netherlands
2005 / Softcover / 6 1/2 x 11 7/8 inches
152 pp / 190 color
ISBN: 90-8053-627-X · Retail Price: $32.00

Hunch 9


Penelope dean
Episode Publishers, The Netherlands
2005 / Softcover / 6 1/2 x 11 7/8 inches
152 pp / 30 b&w and 80 color
ISBN: 90-8053-628-8 · Retail Price: $36.00


First Decade of Interactive Architecture

Kas Oosterhuis

Hyperbody, initiated by Kas Oosterhuis and headquartered at the Delft University of Technology, is a think-tank on new ways of designing and creating non-standard and interactive architecture. This huge book is the first time Hyperbody has published its collaborative projects and experiments within the real world of design and construction. The designers of the paradigm-changing MCAT system of architectural software, Hyperbody continues to play with software design and futurism, creating a broad and influential new dialog. This collection of writings looks at new software tools (for real-time interaction and parametric design) and application of new production techniques (file to factory production and mass-customization), among other projects, applying cutting-edge design methods and theories.

Jap Sam Books, The Netherlands
April 2012 / Softcover / 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches/624 pp / 250 color
ISBN: 978-94-90322-09-0 · Retail Price: $75.00

iA #1 (Interactive Architecture)

Kas Oosterhuist and Xin Xia

The iA, or Interactive Architecture, bookzine series will consist of 12 issues bi-annually, published over a period of six years under the supervision Kas Oosterhuis, director of Hyperbody at the Delft University of Technology and principal of ONL [Oosterhuis Lénárd]. The Interactive Architecture (iA), concept is based on the equal input (listening), process (thinking), and output (talking) of people as well as the built components of architecture. This will be one of the first publications to document in detail this groundbreaking new development in architecture. iA will undoubtedly become the premier archive of this endeavor. The publication program will consist of scientific papers on particular aspects of iA and iA-driven MSc projects, iA-inspired case studies from practice, interviews with a renowned researcher/practitioner, and blogs by Kas Oosterhuis. The inaugural issue features contributions from Cas Aalbers, Henriette Bier, Nimish Biloria, Michael Bitterman, Sven Blokker, Sander Boer, Christian Friedrich, Hans Hubers, Xin Xia, and others.

Episode Publishers, The Netherlands
Volume #1
September 2007, Softcover, 43/4 x 81/4 inches
96 pp, 40 color reproductions
ISBN: 978-90-5973-058-8 · Retail Price: $25.00