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SMILJAN RADIĆ | SERPENTINE PAVILION 2014
NZD$38 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 83
Size: 14 x 9cm
Publisher: Serpentine Galleries and Walther Koenig
Text: English


This catalogue, printed to accompany the 2014 Serpentine Pavilion, has been inspired by Radić’s sketchbooks and process—the design of this book mirroring his practice. With an essay by Fabrizio Gallanti and a conversation between the architect, Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist. In response to its site in Kensington Gardens, this year's Pavilion takes its inspiration from the tradition of the English garden folly and in Radić’s earlier projects, particularly Mestizo Restaurant, Santiago (2005-07), a building similarly supported by large boulders and The Castle of the Selfish Giant (2010), a papier-mâché model inspired by the famous children's story by Oscar Wilde. 


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MARTINO GAMPER | DESIGN IS A STATE OF MIND
NZD$38 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 83
Size: 24.5 x 16.5cm
Publisher: Walther Koenig
Text: English


This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition "Design is a State of Mind" at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, in collaboration with Museion, Bolzano, Italy and Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, Italy. Including an insightful text by writer and design critic Alice Rawsthorn and an interview with Martino Gamper and Serpentine Gallery Directors, Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist, the catalogue explores Gamper’s enduring interest in the social aspects of furniture design, our relationship to design objects and their impact in our lives. The project is also closely related to the mission of Pinacoteca Agnelli: the study of different ways of collecting and of private collections. It is inspired by explorations into the practice of accumulation, a concept that has been developed by the artist through many aspects of his work. The exhibition is being held at 
Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli until 22 February 2015.

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TADAO ANDO | FROM EMPTINESS TO INFINITY
NZD$38 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: May 2014
Duration: 51 mins
Format: DVD
Publisher: Walther Koenig
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English / German


This in-depth documentary pays homage to one of the world’s most renowned architects: the Japanese “Master of Minimalism” Tadao Ando. The film visits his famous buildings including The Church of Light in Osaka, Museum of Lee Ufan, Chichu Museum and Benesse House in Naoshima, as well as offering an exclusive look into his work process. Ando shares his sources of inspiration and motivation and fellow renowned architects such as Peter Zumthor offer perspective and thoughts. 

A great present for any architectural enthusiast!

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PETER STUTCHBURY | UNDER THE EDGE
NZD$115 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2011
Pages: 288
Size: 22 x 28cm
Publisher: Architecture Foundation
Text: English


Peter Stutchbury’s architecture speaks for itself and is well recognised by the profession in Australia through his numerous awards. He has also attracted international attention and acclaim through publication in respected journals, his success in the 2008 International Living Steel Competition for extreme climate housing in Cherepovets, Russia, and his completion of the ‘Wall House’ in Japan for renowned fashion designer Issey Miyake. His buildings have yet to win the acclaim they perhaps deserve outside Australia, and are of a quality of concept and detail that compare very favourably with many internationally famous contemporaries. He carries the mantle onward of great Australian ‘masters’ from whom he has learned – including Glenn Murcutt and Richard Leplastrier. 


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RJUYI NAKAMURA | CONTROLLED AND UNCONTROLLED LINES
NZD$49 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2013
Pages: 158
Size: 15 x 21cm
Publisher: Lixil
Text: English/Japanese


The sixteenth instalment of the ‘Contemporary Architect’s Concept Series’ takes the delicately structured work of Japanese visual artist and architect Ryuji Nakamura as its theme. Nakamura’s often room-filling installations are formed by regular patterns of lines that play with perceptions of scale, and are occasionally so thin as to almost disappear into the space around them. Filled with fascinating objects, structures and images, the book accompanies each project with short, contemplative texts by Nakamura that set forth an array of queries into the nature of structure, form, variation and spatiality. A captivating look at the complexity and depth of lines in architecture.


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RESIDENTIAL MASTERPIECES | 16: LE CORBUSIER SHODHAN HOUSE
NZD$65 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 72
Size: 26 x 36cm
Publisher: Global Architecture
Text: English/Japanese


In this large-format book, photographer Yukio Futagawa recounts his pilgrimage to Le Corbusier’s modernist villa in Ahmedabad, India, built between 1951-56. A symbol of the famed architect’s domestic architecture, the private residence integrates traditional features of local design, such as the double-height living room on the ground level, with key aspects like sun, wind and landscaping. The raw concrete form frames the open character of its interior spaces and the overall plan, a five-level cube divided by beams and slabs. In a lovingly photographed and recounted experience, Futagawa makes a tribute to the house like none other.


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COMME DES GARCONS | 5: OTOMO KATSUHIRO
NZD$22 - SOLD OUT



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Date of Edition: 2013
Pages: 8, Softcover
Size: 22.4 x 29.8cm
Publisher: CDG 
Text: English/Japanese


Each year japanese fashion house, Comme des Garcons, collaborate with an artist to celebrate the coming fashion season.    


This Spring/Summer 2013 catalogue is issue five of approx. twenty (when collected and compiled they read as a traditional comic). Designed by CDG founder Rei Kawakubo, the publication showcases Otomo’s AKIRA artwork in a series of collages put together and coloured by Kawakubo herself. Otomo is the first Japanese artist to feature in the brand’s publication.

This beautifully published 8 paged flick-through is a nice collectors piece for both Comme des Garcons fans and anime enthusiasts. Comes with the original CDG Issue 5 envelope.



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ZOE GHERTNER | SIMPLE PLEASURES
NZD$50 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2013
Pages: 42, Softcover
Size: 14 x 19cm
Publisher: Verlag Gottlund
Edition: 300


This is the second artist book by Los Angeles based photographer Zoe Ghertner. Between the two bright red card covers, Ghertner has composed a group of measured still lives. The brightly coloured painted wooden shapes and their equally colorful backgrounds playfully tease the viewer's sense of scale, dimension and space.


The  publication was produced in a limited number of 300 and is now out of print (and extremely hard to come by). 

Ghertner is known for her flawless and fresh imagery of women and still life in natural light. Contributing to such magazines as The Gentlewoman, Fantastic Man and 032c. She also works on advertising material for Celine, Chanel, Hermes and Dior.  

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EL CROQUIS | 172: STEVEN HOLL 2008-2014
NZD$139 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 362
Size: 25 x 34cm
Publisher: El Croquis
Text: English/Spanish


This special issue features 25 recent projects by acclaimed American architect Steven Holl, many of them in China. Besides his widely published Sliced Porosity Block in Chengdu, the magazine also profiles designs for the Glasgow School of Art, the Campbell Sports Centre, arts centres at Princeton University and Virginia Commonwealth University, the HEART Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, the Knut Hamsun Centre, V&A Dundee and the ecology and planning museums in Tianjin Eco-city, among others. The issue includes a conversation with Holl and Sol Madridejos, Juan Carlos Sancho and Antón García Abril, plus an analytical essay by Thomas de Monchaux.


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JEAN PROUVE | MAISON DEMONTABLE 6x6
NZD$69 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 80, Hardcover
Size: 20 x 24cm
Publisher: Galerie Patrick Seguin
Text: English


Though lacking any formal education in architecture, Jean Prouvé (1901–1984) became one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century, boldly experimenting with new building designs, materials and methods. 


Working from the postulate that there was no structural difference between a piece of furniture and a building, Jean Prouvé developed a “constructional philosophy” whose artifice-free aesthetic of functionality and fabrication applied the same principles to furnishings and architecture. First produced in small series in the 1930s, his structures were assembled and integrated with the aid of shrewdly designed systems for modification, dismantling and moving of both furniture and buildings.

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JEAN PROUVE | MAISON DEMONTABLE 8x8
NZD$69 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 80, Hardcover
Size: 20 x 24cm
Publisher: Galerie Patrick Seguin
Text: English


Though lacking any formal education in architecture, Jean Prouvé (1901–1984) became one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century, boldly experimenting with new building designs, materials and methods. 


Working from the postulate that there was no structural difference between a piece of furniture and a building, Jean Prouvé developed a “constructional philosophy” whose artifice-free aesthetic of functionality and fabrication applied the same principles to furnishings and architecture. First produced in small series in the 1930s, his structures were assembled and integrated with the aid of shrewdly designed systems for modification, dismantling and moving of both furniture and buildings.

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A+U EXTRA | LIGHT IN JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE
NZD$150 - OUT OF STOCK

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Date of Edition: 1995
Pages: 400
Size: 21.8 x 21.8cm
Publisher: A+U
Text: English/Japanese


Acclaimed architectural writer Henry Plummer explores the use of light in japanese architecture in this special issue by A+U. 


From traditional to contemporary, the book features works such as Katsura Imperial Villa, Fumihiko Maki, Kazuo Shirohara and Tadao Ando.  

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