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Borges, Sofia

Works: 22 works in 96 publications in 3 languages and 1,784 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Case studies  History  Architectural drawings  Illustrated works 
Roles: Editor, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction, Photographer, Author, wpr, Director, Artist
Classifications: NA7125, 724.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sofia Borges
Rock the shack : the architecture of cabins, cocoons and hide-outs by Sofia Borges( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the first time in the history of mankind, more people live in cities than in the country. Yet, at the same time, more and more city dwellers are yearning for rural farms, mountain cabins, or seaside homes. These kinds of refuges offer modern men and women a promise of what urban centers usually cannot provide: quiet, relaxation, being out of reach, getting back to basics, feeling human again. Rock the shack is a survey of such contemporary refuges from around the world -- from basic to luxury. The book features a compelling range of sparingly to intricately furnished cabins, cottages, second homes, tree houses, transformations, shelters and cocoons"--Page 4 of cover
Work scape : new spaces for new work by Sofia Borges( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"WorkScape reveals how trailblazing companies from around the world are redefining where we work and how we work together. The book showcases office spaces by innovators such as Facebook, Google, YouTube, Monocle, KPMG, Red Bull, and Urban Outfitters that promote new forms of work, creativity, and collaboration. In addition to presenting architecture and interior design, WorkScape also explores more unconventional parameters that can make going to and being at work more attractive and satisfying. The forward-thinking offers featured here include company-run childcare facilities, bike share programs, communal vegetable gardens, and fully equipped health and wellness facilities. In WorkScape, office environments from global players are shown alongside compelling examples from smaller enterprises, temporary ventures, and freelance endeavors that all shake off the cubicle culture of the past. The book's careful pairing of stunning images with in-depth project descriptions and detailed floor plans make it an invaluable reference for anyone looking to redefine their workplaces, impress their partners and clients, and inspire their staff to think outside the box."--Page 4 of cover
Learn for life : new architecture for new learning by Sofia Borges( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn for Life is a diverse collection of inspiring architecture and spaces that support progressive and collaborative models of acquiring knowledge. In addition to new interpretations of traditional places for learning including kindergartens, schools, universities, libraries, and educational centers, the book also features commercial buildings whose architectural innovation is redefining our understanding of what it means to develop professionally in offices, corporate headquarters, conference rooms, convention centers, and laboratories. Also included are more experimental projects such as flexible, informal, and temporary installations and exhibits that offer further perspectives on the rapidly evolving topic of how best to learn in the new millennium. The examples presented in Learn for Life also show how color, light, and the organization of space as well as playful elements and surprises can be used to support learning. In short, the work presented in this book makes clear that the creative use of architecture and interior design not only provides a new physical framework for acquiring knowledge, but also revitalizes and advances the process of learning as a whole
Liquid spaces : scenography, installations and spatial experiences( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and German and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foundation of a meaningful relationship between artist and audience, museum and visitor is based upon an unforgettable experience. This book shows the many different ways in which this desired effect can be achieved
Our house in the city : new urban homes and architecture( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our House in the City not only presents striking photos and detailed architectural plans of urban living solutions, but it also tells the stories behind some of the most exciting architecture in recent years. The book describes the needs of the homebuilders, the impact of the immediate surroundings on the included projects, and the visions of a new generation of architects. It then explores how these factors combine to influence the design and architecture of a home as well as the lives lived inside them. The selection of work in the book ranges from the novel use of space in the most densely populated cities in the world to more open structures on the urban periphery. Whether the featured homes were created through renovation or completely new constructions, Our House in the City lays the foundation for a contemporary, dynamic relationship between the city and potential homeowners. The book proves that adventurous urban living can also mean home sweet home
Brand spaces : branded architecture and the future of retail design( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brands are always hungry for new communication ideas. With unique spatial experiences quirky events, experimental showrooms, radical pop-up shops, and stunning flagship stores they are reaching out to their most sophisticated audiences. Brand Spaces showcases cutting-edge interior concepts and locations with character that effectively communicate brands in several dimensions at the same time. Decision-makers from leading brands such as Audi, Camper, Aesop, Freitag, Gaggenau, Nike, Nokia, and Starbucks share concepts and strategies that communicate overall brand identity while respecting local specifications. On top of that, a wide range of exceptional examples of contemporary interior design proves that the work of smaller brands and local retailers is as groundbreaking as that of larger global players. In short, Brand Spaces shows how trailblazers are creating branded worlds that are more than worth a visit. They are places that become urban landmarks or community hubs; they provide us with experiences that stick with us on an emotional level and we buy products there as souvenirs to preserve their memory
The sky's the limit : applying radical architecture( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New possibilities for seemingly impossible buildings and spaces. In contemporary architecture nothing appears to be impossible anymore. Today, every form, every space, and every idea--no matter how visionary, radical, or absurd--seems to be not only conceivable, but also technically feasible. Innovative materials and digital construction tools are enabling a new generation of architects, engineers, and designers to build structures that would have previously remained mere dreams. Against this background, buildings, rooms, and installations are being created that are both sculptural and atmospheric. What makes these experimental structures different from those created earlier in the new millennium is that they meld their playful side with rigorous usability. Despite their radical nature, they are made to facilitate comfortable living and effective work. The Sky's the Limit is a collection of inspiring projects by both young and established protagonists of this recent evolution in architecture. The book features spectacularly formed structures and facades as well as new interpretations of walls, ceilings, and floors. Interiors and exteriors of temporary projects and urban interventions are found alongside those of buildings designed to be permanent. The Sky's the Limit challenges architects, engineers, interior designers, artists, booth builders, material experts, and exhibition planners to unleash the potential of cutting-edge building developments. The book is a visual journey to structures at the outer limit of our spatial imagination made more compelling by the fact that they actually exist
Building better : sustainable architecture for family homes( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainably built single-family homes don't have to be ugly. In this book, architects and homeowners share their perspectives on the interplay between ecology and contemporary architecture. For anyone who is in the process of building or renovating a home, sustainability is a critical issue --especially since energy is likely to remain costly for the foreseeable future. Choosing to use resources responsibly makes as much of a statement about a home as the selection of floor plans, building materials, or furniture Ideally, our homes should be sustainable and look good at the same time. Building Better showcases single-family homes from around the world whose architecture proves that sustainable and attractive are not contradictions. The book's selection of outstanding, top-quality work provides feasible examples for a new generation of homeowners with a discerning sense of style and environmental responsibility. The spectrum of featured projects ranges from energy efficient restoration and the construction of intelligent extensions to the planning and building of new low-energy or passive homes. The book introduces the latest building forms and materials as well as case studies examining the best division of space, architectural planning, and the use of innovative technologies to control and improve heating and air conditioning. Consequently, Building Better not only provides a striking overview of the topic of sustainable building, but also insightful information on details from technical data to blueprints In the book, both architects and homeowners have their say Families talk about their ideas, desires, motivations, and real experiences. Against this background, Building Better is both a practical and inspirational guide for anyone who sees sustainability not as limiting, but rather as a creative opportunity. As such, it is an essential reference for everyone who wants to build a better home
Let's go out! : interiors and architecture for restaurants and bars( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going out to enjoy eating, drinking, and spending time together is practically a basic human need. Digital networking and social media have increased our demand and appreciation for face-to-face encounters and genuine experiences in the real world. The places where one chooses to eat or drink play almost as important a role as the company one keeps while doing so. The more unusual or authentic the surroundings, the more exciting or memorable going out becomes. Designers, architects, interior designers, artists, and gastronomes from around the world are creating extraordinary possibilities for bringing together friends, partners, business associates, or even strangers. Let s Go Out! provides a current overview of trailblazing spaces that go well beyond the classic models of restaurants, cocktail bars, and clubs. The projects in Let s Go Out! clearly demonstrate the essential role that concept and furnishings play in our experience of eating and drinking. These inspirational examples appeal to all of our senses and, in the process, they hone both our taste buds and our visual awareness
The chamber of curiosity : apartment design and the new elegance by Robert Klanten( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most fascinating apartments have always been those that reflect the essence of their interesting occupants. These apartments function as showcases for individual character, as chambers of curiosities reflecting unconventional life patterns. The apartment as dandy, as it were. Apartments like these contain a conglomeration of objects and features that underscore the personalities of their occupants. Modern classics meet personal acquisitions and unconventional items with their own backstory. In these out-of-the-ordinary rooms, uniformity is avoided and the historical consorts with the futuristic. Anything goes: muted colors are set against geometric patterns, antiques against ultra-modern lights, an industrial lamp hovers over an oriental carpet, dark wood paneling offsets a Carl Auböck design, and paisley is a backdrop to onyx. The list of contrasts goes on. Like the living spaces of modernist designers and architects, these collage-like interiors are not dull, utilitarian residential units but true chambers of curiosities. The acquisition of rare, weird, and often exotic articles has less to do with money spent and more to do with the fantasy and life path of its occupant and creator
Going public : public architecture, urbanism and interventions( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Architektur der letzten Jahrzehnte war durch Repräsentationsbedürfnis und Abgrenzung geprägt. Heute gibt es eine wachsende Gegenbewegung, die auf den öffentlichen Raum als Möglichkeit für Begegnung, Austausch und gemeinsame Erlebnisse setzt. Going Public präsentiert eine aktuelle und internationale Auswahl außergewöhnlicher Architekturprojekte im öffentlichen Raum, die verschiedene Ziele verfolgen: von Erholung und Kulturerlebnisbis hinzu sozialer Interaktion. Durch den Wandel von der Industrie- zur Informationsgesellschaft entwickeln Städte neue Potenziale. Wo früher Kirchen und Marktplätze den Mittelpunkt gesellschaftlichen Lebens bestimmten, entstehen heute Gemeindezentren einer anderen Art. Neben Plätzen, Parks und Pavillons, werden Gemeinschaftsgärten, Freiluftkinos, temporäre Installationen und andere Kulturprojekte errichtet. Im Herzen der Städte, aber auch an ihrer Peripherie wächst so eine neue Öffentlichkeit. Auch für klassische Anforderungen der Stadtmöblierung - Bänke, Fahrradständer und Bushaltestellen - finden sich innovative Lösungen
Oasis : wellness, spas and relaxation by Sven Ehmann( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Oasis showcases a stunning selection of baths, spas, retreats, and othr relaxing getaways that not only cater to our personal well-being, but also creatively push the frontiers of hospitality, interior design, and architecture. This book brings together a rich assortment of contemporary locations for indulging both our bodies and our minds places to let go, be pampered, relax, and refocus. From public saunas to choice health clubs and five-star resorts, the spectrum of retreats ranges from minimalist spaces of tranquility to glamorously opulent temples of body care. while some examples provide a haven amidst the bustle of city life, others can be found at remote locations in sweeping natural landscapes framed by dramatic vistas"-- Back cover
The tale of tomorrow : utopian architecture in the modernist realm by Sofia Borges( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The retro-futuristic epoch is one of the most visually spectacular in architecture's history. The utopian buildings of the 1960s and 1970s never go out of style. This book compiles radical ideas and visionary structures. The notion of utopia proves as diverse as it does universal. From exuberant master plans to singular architectural expressions, the rise of the utopian architectural movement in the 1960s and 1970s represents a critical shift in ideology away from mid-century traditionalism. This period shakes off the conformity and conventions of the 1950s in favor of a more experimental post-war agenda. Marked by groundbreaking reinterpretations of both the single family house as well as more large scale developments, the embrace of utopian and generally progressive thinking mirrored the cultural revolution of the times. These daring, charming, futuristic, and hopeful designs were not isolated to a particular part of the world. Visionary voices longing for a fresh approach to architecture began appearing across France, Japan, the United States, and beyond. The Tale of Tomorrow documents this prolific era in architecture--a time when anything felt possible as architects began to think further and further outside the box
The new nomads : temporary spaces and a life on the move by Robert Klanten( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Nomads documents this trend, in particular showing the architecture, interior design, modular furniture, and multi-functional tools that this nomadic generation has developed for its own specific needs. Divided office floors with flexible uses, temporary living and working spaces that move with the nomads, multi-functional objects that are at once chair and storage space, table and bed, or cupboard and desk are all featured in the book. The necessary infrastructure is not hidden away but becomes the distinguishing design feature. Compactness and functionality meet a high standard for aesthetics, sustainability, and material. Representatives of this nomadic generation can be found across the globe. They leave traces, especially in major cities but also in transportation hubs. The sleeping pod at the airport is booked on short notice due to cancelled connecting flights. Desks, meeting rooms, showrooms, and catering are available for a few hours or days at a time if necessary
Hide and seek : the architecture of cabins and hide-outs( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The highly individual cabins, hideaways, and summer homes featured in Hide and Seek offer their owners exceptional, yet convenient ways to escape urban routines and embed themselves into the land. These imaginative structures meld traditional architecture with modern living in fascinating and surprising ways. Whether located in the forest, on the water, or in the mountains; whether light and minimalistic or dark and cozy, the compelling dwellings exemplify how to create remote shelters that bring calm and balance to our hectic lives. With the right concept, furniture, décor, and atmosphere, even small or basic designs become stunning sanctuaries. Hide and Seek is a contemporary survey of contextual architecture and interior design that channels our shared desire for peace and quiet. These projects not only have the power to get people in touch with their surroundings, but also with themselves
Living under the sun : tropical interiors and architecture by Michelle Galindo( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tropics are a way of life. Embracing outdoor surroundings as much as indoorpossibilities, tropical houses have become a source of new impulses for architecture, interiors, and furnituredesignworldwide
Give me shelter : architecture takes on the homeless crisis by Sofia Borges( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Give Me Shelter provides an in-depth look at how design can bridge the gap in services, to speed up the process of getting people off the streets and into housing. In 2015, Los Angeles declared a state of emergency on homelessness. Since then, homelessness has increased by nearly 30 percent, underscoring how our homeless epidemic is more than a humanitarian crisis -- it is a call for action. Give Me Shelter tells the story of eleven fourth-year architecture students and their two instructors' journey through the world of homelessness as they tackle real-world design solutions for emergency stabilization housing. From nomadic and temporary shelters to the city-supported and award winning Homes for Hope, Give Me Shelter follows the MADWORKSHOP Homeless Studio and their designs from the encampments all the way to City Hall. Give Me Shelter is the culminating effort of the MADWORKSHOP Homeless Studio, in collaboration with the USC School of Architecture and course work that took place during a 15 week semester in the Fall of 2016. The Homeless Studio project was funded by MADWORKSHOP, a foundation established by noted architect David C. Martin and Mary Klaus Martin to enhance the real-world learning experiences of design and fabrication. Like the course it outlines, this publication stands as a call to action within both the academic and professional fields of architecture as well as the general public. Documenting the unprecedented collaboration between the studio, community advocates, service providers, City Hall, and the homeless themselves, Give Me Shelter reminds the reader that it doesn't take a lot to do a lot. The result of the Homeless Studio culminates in an ongoing collaboration with the city of Los Angeles to build the first 30-bed modular community of Homes for Hope by 2018"--
The swamp by Sofia Borges( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reality as mud as dense as air? reads the spine of Sofia Borges? book The Swamp, and equally, the series of photographs that she presents is as leaden as it is impenetrable. Spanning a seven-year period, it largely records Borges? countless visits to natural history museums, zoos, aquariums and research centres, where the artifice of reality became her point of focus. For Borges, displays such as habitat dioramas serve as the ultimate form of representation, where objects have the virtuous task of representing themselves a type, genre or group that is inherently bound to language through layers of history and meaning. As a motionless walrus lies in its plastic Antarctic locale and the beady eye of a fossilised bird catches your glance, what glares back at you from the depths of The Swamp is not the thing itself, but the image, of an image, of an image
The shopkeepers : storefront businesses and the future of retail by Robert Klanten( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good stores still exist. In fact, their number is growing. Well-designed specialty shops that are inspired by the small manufacturers and mom-and-pop operations of the past are now sprouting up. These outlets are defying e-commerce and anonymous online shopping with outstanding products, original interior design, innovative concepts, and, first and foremost, friendly and competent customer service.The Shopkeepers explores this new store culture through examples such as barbershops, fish smokeries, tailors, and milliners, as well as retail spaces specializing in stationery, hardware, buttons, home decor, or coffeemakers.They can be found off the beaten track as well as in the hearts of major cities from Berlin to Beirut
Paralaje : The Goma, Madrid, 06-04, 26-05-2013 by Pablo Accinelli( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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