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HIGH-RISE AND THE SUSTAINABLE CITY

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.

JAP SAM BOOKS, THE NETHERLANDS
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

Hunch 10

Mediators

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

Disciplines

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

HYPERBODY

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

I HAVE LEFT YOU THE MOUNTAIN

Simon Battisti, Leah Whitman-Salkin & Åbäke (Eds.)

The Albanian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale takes up the timely topic of migration by creating a space for collective listening. The accompanying LP and exhibition pamphlet presents 10 new texts on the architecture of displacement by contemporary Albanian writers and thinkers, set to music and sung by some of the last remaining groups of Albanian iso-polyphonic singers, an art form now protected by UNE SCO. A living art form, ancient Albanian tone singing has been a core part of processing departure, longing and return for generations in a country where half of their citizenry has been forced to migrate over the past century. By projecting the Albanian case onto the international stage, the project initiates a conversation about the urbanism of displacement with the express intention of transmitting that dialogue and its speculations back into Albania. Contributions by Etel Adnan, Mourid Barghouti, Michel Butor, Claire Fontaine, Yona Friedman, Anri Sala, Michael Taussig, Yanis Varoufakis, Ornela Vorpsi and Finn Williams.

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
January 2017 / Exhibition catalog / English & Albanian
12” vinyl LP w/ insert / 12 ¼ x 12 ¼ in., 24pp
ISBN: 978-3-95679-239-7 · Retail Price: $25.00

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

iA #2 (INTERACTIVE ARCHITECTURE)

Kas Oosterhuis, Xin Xia

This is the second issue of this innovative bookzine, an inter-disciplinary look at interactive architecture from researchers, students and guest lectures in Kas Oosterhuis’s Hyperbody at the Delft Institute of Technology, along with experts from other organizations. This issue brings the reader deeper into the interactive relationships between built components and people, using parametric Design, Powerlines and multiplayer design games. It also offers an overview on the iWEB pavilion, a vehicle for trans-disciplinary research, education and design developed by Hyperbody, from the software it applies to the building process and to its opening event. A publication fulfilling its destiny as an essential component in this groundbreaking architectural movement.

Episode Publishers, The Netherlands
April 2009 / Softcover / 4 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches
96 pp / 40 color
ISBN: 978-90-5973-062-5 · Retail Price: $25.00

iA #3 (Interactive Architecture)

Kas Oosterhuis and Xin Xia

The newest release in the cutting edge iA-bookazine series, volume #3 explores the theme of Emotive Styling. Series-editor Kas Oosterhuis emphasizes the urgency of developing a style for a non-standard architecture based on complex geometry and interaction design. Featured are papers, educational reports, workshops, dialogues and related information on this new subject along with an engaging interview by Gijs Joosen with BMW design director Chris Bangle. This noted journal brings together interdisciplinary writings on the topic of Interactive Architecture from researchers, students, guest lecturers from Hyperbody, in the Faculty of Architecture at the Delft University of Technology, along with experts from various other organizations.

Jap Sam Books, The Netherlands
May 2010 / Volume 3 / Softcover
4.75 x 8.25 inches / 128 pp / 14 b&w and 120 color
ISBN: 978-94-90322-08-3 · Retail Price: $25.00