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Mostafavi, Mohsen

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Ecological urbanism by Mohsen Mostafavi( Book )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While climate change, sustainable architecture, and green technologies have become increasingly topical, issues surrounding the sustainability of the city are much less developed. The premise of the book is that an ecological approach is urgently needed both as a remedial device for the contemporary city and an organizing principle for new cities
Surface architecture by David Leatherbarrow( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visually, many contemporary buildings either reflect their systems of production or recollect earlier styles and motifs. This text explores ways that design can take advantage of production methods so that architecture is neither independent of nor dominated by technology
On weathering : the life of buildings in time by Mohsen Mostafavi( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates the complex nature of the architectural project by taking into account its temporality, linking technical problems of maintenance and decay with a consideration of their philosophical and ethical implications. This text sees weathering as a continuation of the building process
Approximations : the architecture of Peter Märkli by Peter Märkli( Book )

19 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contemporary architecture in much of Europe can be said to reflect the commercial exigencies of our times. Globalization, market forces and the standardized products of the building industry increasingly shape the environments that surround us. The work of the Swiss architect Peter Markli in many respects resists all that. It stands apart - constructs a temporal pause. Greek antiquity, the Romanesque and the farmhouses of the Po Delta are all because of their elementary character, sources of inspiration and, like them, Markli's architecture approximates an ideality that it never seeks to achieve. Peter Markli has an exceptional presence in an architectural culture that has produced some of the world's most unconventional buildings of the last decade. In Switzerland he is an architect's architect: this book is the first to document and analyse his work for an international audience."--Jacket
Structure as space : engineering and architecture in the works of Jürg Conzett and his partners by Jürg Conzett( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delayed space : work of Homa Fardjadi and Mohsen Mostafavi by Homa Fardjadi( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the life of cities( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume addresses the complex relations between urban artifacts and urban life. The contributions show how architects, planners, and urban designers describe and give shape to the city, while novelists, humanists, and other scholars examine its operations and performances. The essential question is: How does the physical character of an urban environment influence or enable the events that take place within a specific setting? Contributors from a wide range of fields address the role and life of cities as diverse as Baku, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Detroit, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Paris, Quito, St. Petersburg, Tel Aviv, Tirana, and Toronto. Portfolios of contemporary photography present the layered realities of urban life today
Louis Vuitton : architecture and interiors( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An exploration of the dynamic and innovative architecture and interiors commissioned by Louis Vuitton. A prescient advocate of contemporary interiors and architecture, Louis Vuitton continues to encourage innovation and playfulness in the designs of their retail spaces without losing sight of the essence of luxury central to its identity. This process of designing places to display high-style objects has created a new venue for cutting-edge architecture and transformed city streetscapes. This exploration of Louis Vuitton's international stores, as well as industrial sites and unrealized projects, includes interviews with some of today's most talented architects and designers who discuss the beautiful and complex structures they have produced in collaboration with Louis Vuitton. This book examines the physical aspects of these buildings as well as the ideas that went into their composition. Acting as both a backdrop for luxurious retail goods and the physical manifestation of the brand, these spaces are a genre unto themselves that invite exploration. With luxurious finishes and unexpected textures, these fantastic buildings represent the intersection of fashion and interior design."--Publisher description
Landscape urbanism : a manual for the machinic landscape by Mohsen Mostafavi( Book )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title brings together speculations on the future of landscape urbanism by a number of internationally renowned urbanists, architects, landscape architects and theorists
Barkow Leibinger : Werkbericht : 1993-2001 = work report by George Wagner( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical form : John Pickering and the architecture of the inversion principle by Mohsen Mostafavi( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title conveys the full impact of John Pickering's sculptures and describes the meticulous process of making them. It defines the inspirations behind the works. It discusses their engineering implications. Finally, it places them within the architectural tradition of the visionary form
Le Corbusier & the architecture of reinvention by Tim Benton( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles-Edouard Jeanneret set about the task of reinventing everything he had touched, from himself to architecture. Famously, he began with his own name. His resonant pseudonym, Le Corbusier, meant 'crow-like', and he spent most of his career observing the wide horizon of worldwide developments
Architecture and continuity : Kentish Town projects, 1978-1981 : Diploma Unit 1( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture is life : Aga Khan Award for Architecture by Mohsen Mostafavi( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1977 to identify and encourage excellence in architecture and other forms of intervention in the built environment of societies with a Muslim presence. The award is given every three years and recognizes all types of building projects that affect today's built environment. Smaller projects are given equal consideration as large-scale buildings. Richly illustrated and with explanatory texts, the book presents this year's shortlist and the award recipients. This year's topic is centered around the relationship between life and architecture. Numerous essays examine how architecture interacts with the life of people who inhabit it
Aga Khan Award for Architecture by Aga Khan Award for Architecture (Organization)( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book presents the shortlist of 19 projects including the winners. What these projects in their variety across culturally diverse portions of the globe have in common is a commitment to design excellence despite constraints of budget, resources, climate, technology, and politics
Instigations : engaging architecture landscape and the city : GSD075, Harvard University Graduate School of Design( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publication associated with the exhibition, "Dispatches from the Harvard GSD: 075 Years of Design" held at the GSD, 2011/2012
Ethics of the urban : the city and the spaces of the political by Mohsen Mostafavi( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In times where global matters such as the climate, currencies and places of residence become increasingly volatile, the urban public space we live in is an area where power, identity and belonging are negotiated. Cities have always been melting pots of history, society, art and politics, which is why the way a city is shaped tells us a lot about the people who live in it. With contributors from a variety of fields, Ethics of the Urban discusses these urban spaces of the political. "How do we move about the city?", "How does memory of the past inspire the future of cities?" and "What makes a city a home?" are only some of the many questions that Ethics of the Urban addresses. The publication gathers experts from history, sociology, art, political theory, planning, law and design to emphasize the complexity of the meaning that urban space has today. Urban spaces are on one hand political spaces, since buildings, streets and people moving around all mirror political decisions in one way or another. On the other hand, the urban space is also a designed space, conceptualized, planned and sometimes gentrified. Complimented by stunning photography, Ethics of the Urban is a vibrant intellectual journey straight into the bone marrow of every contemporary city around the globe
GSD platform 2 by Harvard University( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Platform 2" provides a sampling of the most salient research and design explorations undertaken at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) during the 2008-2009 academic year. Organized thematically, the publication identifies underlying congruencies among studio work, theses, research, lectures, conferences, and writings to unfold some of the many critical ideas and interests currently being explored in the School. Ranging in scope from detailed material fabrication to large-scale territorial and infrastructural strategies, the work spans a broad and diverse set of geographies and scenarios. In documenting this work, the publication archives and disseminates the rich intellectual momentum of the GSD
Nicholas Hawksmoor : London churches by Nicholas Hawksmoor( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British architect Nicholas Hawksmoor (approx. 1661-1736) is recognized as one of the major contributors to the traditions of British and European architectural culture. Nevertheless, there is insufficient visual documentation and analysis of his work. 'Nicholas Hawksmoor: Seven Churches for London' reconsiders his architecture in relation to urbanism. The publication focuses on a series of important London churches the architect designed during the early part of the eighteenth century. The key distinguishing features of these churches are their spires, each designed with different qualities and motifs. While Hawksmoor was inspired by the ancient history of architecture, his work was considered radical and contemporary in its day. Photographer Hélène Binet was specially commissioned to document the various aspects of the seven remaining London churches
Barthélémy-Griño architectes : frameworks = Trait pour trait by Stéphane Allaire( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in French and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Franzose Philippe Barthélémy und die Uruguayerin Sylvia Griño realisieren seit über 20 Jahren zahlreiche Bauten auf der ganzen Welt. Zu ihren prominentesten Projekten gehören diverse Läden für den Luxusprodukthersteller Louis Vuitton in Deutschland, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, Südkorea und Brasilien. Das Buch dokumentiert ausführlich die wichtigsten Projekte der Architekten
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Ecological urbanism
Alternative Names
Mohsen Mostafavi

Musutafavi, Mōsen 1954-

모스타파비, 모센

ムスタファヴィ, モーセン

English (172)

German (7)

French (5)

Chinese (1)

Surface architectureOn weathering : the life of buildings in timeApproximations : the architecture of Peter MärkliStructure as space : engineering and architecture in the works of Jürg Conzett and his partnersLouis Vuitton : architecture and interiorsLandscape urbanism : a manual for the machinic landscapeBarkow Leibinger : Werkbericht : 1993-2001 = work reportMathematical form : John Pickering and the architecture of the inversion principle