Inside the archives of Ábalos & Herreros in Park Books latest AP 164

Park Books presents the influential work of the Spanish architects re-interpreted by their contemporaries, collaborators and students, with contents taken from the office’s archives in the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

 

Ábalos & Herreros, Photomontage showing the inclusion of the architectural character of the double tower. #84 – Parque Dunar, Doñana (1993 – 94). Collage of electrostatic prints with marker and graphite. Ábalos & Herreros fonds, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal. Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros © Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros.

Ábalos & Herreros, Photomontage showing the inclusion of the architectural character of the double tower. #84 – Parque Dunar, Doñana (1993 – 94). Collage of electrostatic prints with marker and graphite. Ábalos & Herreros fonds, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal. Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros © Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros.

 

Park Books presents their latest monograph publication on the Spanish architecture office Ábalos & Herreros, made in collaboration with Kersten Geers and David Van Severen, Juan José Castellón González, Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu, and photographed by Stefano Graziani.

While many have written about the work of Ábalos & Herreros, previous books have been based mainly on their built projects and ongoing research. AP 164: Ábalos & Herreros is the first book to draw on the firm’s archive, which was acquired by the Canadian centre for Architecture in Montreal in 2012, offering a new take on this important architectural practice. (more…)

Kenneth Frampton’s A Genealogy of Modern Architecture, by Lars Müller Publishers

Swiss publishers Lars Müller’s have edited the latest reference work by the british architect, a fundamental figure in contemporary architecture critique. Richly illustrated, “A genealogy of modern architecture” will be available from October 2015.

 

Kursaal Hall, by Rafael Moneo, featured in A genealogy of modern architecture, by Kenneth Graham ©  Lars Müller Publishers

Kursaal Hall, by Rafael Moneo, featured in A genealogy of modern architecture © Lars Müller Publishers

 

A Genealogy of Modern Architecture is a reference work on modern architecture by Kenneth Frampton, one of today’s leading architectural theorists. Conceived as a genealogy of twentieth century architecture from 1924 to 2000, it presents fourteen comparative analyses of canonical modern buildings, ranging from exhibition pavilions and private houses to office buildings and various kinds of public institutions.

The paired buildings are compared in terms of their hierarchical spatial order, circulation structure, and referential details, revealing how modern tradition has been diversely inflected. Richly illustrated, A Genealogy of Modern Architecture is a  new standard work in architectural education.

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“Japon, l’archipel de la maison” on housing and density at Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine Paris

At the time of debate on the redensification of cities in the fight against urban sprawl, this Japanese reflection on the position of the house in the territory is also ours, every day, in a constant search of urban quality.

 

Maison KN par Kochi Architect's Studio © Jérémie Souteyrat

Maison KN par Kochi Architect’s Studio © Jérémie Souteyrat

 

A collaboration between the Forum of Urbanism and Architecture and the network of Maisons de l’Architecture, the exhibition “Japon, l’archipel de la maison” (“Japan, the house archipelago”) cultivates the apparent paradox to go very far (to Japan) to talk about what we have very close: housing as living space, in relation to the city that surrounds it. The Forum continues its regular reflection on the issue of living after a previous exhibition in 2014 on new forms of social housing. (more…)