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eVolo Skyscrapers 2 - Limited Edition Book

ONLY 1000 COPIES WORLDWIDE

Cover: Hardcover
Size: 9″ x 12″ x 2.5″
Pages: 628
ISBN: 978-1938740053

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This publication is the follow-up to the highly acclaimed book “eVolo Skyscrapers”. 150 new skyscrapers submitted to the eVolo Skyscraper Competition are categorized and examined. These super-tall structures take into consideration the advances in technology, the exploration of sustainable systems, and the establishment of new urban and architectural methods to solve economic, social, and cultural problems of the contemporary city; including the scarcity of natural resources and infrastructure and the exponential increase of inhabitants, pollution, economic division, and unplanned urban sprawl.

The book is also an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of dynamic and adaptive vertical communities. The designs respond to the exploration and adaptation of new habitats and territories based on a dynamic equilibrium between man and nature – a new kind of adaptive design capable of intelligent growth through the self-regulation of its own systems.

The success of the competition relied on the expertise of world renowned jurors including: Chris Bosse, Vincent Callebaut, Julien De Smedt, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Marc Fornes, Florian Idenburg, Mitchell Joachim, Edward Keller, Jing Liu, Alexander Rieck, Francois Roche, Michel Rojkind, Roland Snooks, Tobias Wallisser, Tom Wiscombe, and Ma Yansong among many others.

eVolo Skyscrapers 2 - Limited Edition Book

eVolo Skyscrapers 2 - Limited Edition Book

eVolo Skyscrapers 2 - Limited Edition Book

eVolo Skyscrapers 2 - Limited Edition Book

eVolo Skyscrapers 2 - Limited Edition Book

eVolo Skyscrapers 2 - Limited Edition Book

eVolo Skyscrapers 2 - Limited Edition Book

eVolo Skyscrapers 2 - Limited Edition Book

eVolo Skyscrapers 2 - Limited Edition Book

eVolo Skyscrapers 2 - Limited Edition Book

eVolo Skyscrapers 2 - Limited Edition Book

eVolo Skyscrapers 2 - Limited Edition Book

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(IN)formal LA: The Space of Politics

By: admin | December - 1 - 2013

(IN)formal LA: The Space of Politics

Book Title: (IN)formal LA: The Space of Politics
Editor: Victor J. Jones
Cover: Perfect Bound
Size: 6″ x 9.5″ x 0.5″
Pages: 136
ISBN: 978-1-938740-04-6

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Often portrayed as a confluence of cars and movies, this book traces another course to uncover Los Angeles’ primal sources of creation – land and opportunity. Within the endless sprawl there reside flurries of uncodified spatial configurations that no high-definition map or satellite image can accurately capture nor present. (IN)formal LA explores a range of unique spatial practices and pedagogies through the lens of politics in Los Angeles. While this book articulates growing skepticism in current design discourse and education, it also provides a spatial awareness that is culturally rooted, socially responsive and vitally connected to the city. Composed of essays, photos, projects and interviews, (IN)formal LA embraces the quirky, celebrates the wide and embellishes the close range to expose the complex social organizations within this contemporary urban network. (IN)formal LA serves as both a textbook for classes in art and architecture, urban design, planning and theory in addition to responding to the increasing interest in the study of Los Angeles by scholars in other fields. The book provides an extended overview of the range and variety of urban issues that are critical to understanding present-day Los Angeles.

“As hard as it is to wrap the mind around the urban mosh pit known as Los Angeles, it is always comforting to think someone has given a knowing push toward deciphering its DNA. Victor Jones’s compilation of critical essays and native observations does just that. Every L.A. explorer needs a copy in his or her back pocket.” — Craig Hodgetts, partner of Hodgetts+Fung and professor of architecture, University of California, Los Angeles

“What form will the contemporary city, with all its fugitive qualities, continue to take? This book, with Los Angeles as the backdrop, tackles the question head on, adding ideas and dimension that will be relevant to the debates concerning all emerging cities.” — Michael Maltzan, principal of MMA and architect of Innercity Arts, Los Angeles

“The studio at the heart of this book, and the essays that circle around it, show how architectural practice and pedagogy can open up a space of possibility for more democratic and just forms of political life to emerge if we are willing to embrace and build upon their fragile yet persistent reverberations.” — Aron Vinegar, Director of Art History and Visual Culture, University of Exeter, UK and author of I AM A MONUMENT: On Learning from Las Vegas

Victor J. Jones is assistant professor of architecture at the University of Southern California. His research lies at the intersection of architecture, infrastructure and community building within cities.

(IN)fotmal LA: The Space of Politics

(IN)formal LA: The Space of Politics

 

(IN)formal LA: The Space of Politics

(IN)formal LA: The Space of Politics

(IN)formal LA: The Space of Politics

(IN)formal LA: The Space of Politics

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eVolo 05

By: admin | March - 27 - 2013
Architecture Xenoculture

eVolo_05: Architecture Xenoculture

Title: eVolo_05: Architecture Xenoculture
Guest Editors: Juan Azulay (Matter Management), Benjamin Rice
Cover: Perfect Bound
Size: 9″ x 11.5″
Pages: 300
ISSN: 1946-634x
ISBN: 978-1938740039

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INTRODUCTION

Xenoculture is a term coined by Iranian writer and philosopher Reza Negarestani that describes the need for embracing and exploring the unexpected, the alien. In this issue we borrow the idea and explore the realm of Architecture Xenoculture — the work of architects and designers who detach from everything that architecture is supposed to be and look like, including preconceived forms and aesthetics, to look into new architectural and design possibilities. An architectural form that emerges from mathematical processes and new material explorations and proposes something never before seen — an aesthetic yet to be determined.

Some of the work showcased has been produced by leading architecture practitioners and academics worldwide including: Hernan Diaz Alonso, Servo, Francois Roche, Marc Fornes, Kokkugia, Zaha Hadid, Volkan Alkanoglu, and Rafael Lozano among others.

Architecture Xenoculture is the problematization of work produced by embracing the proliferation of this mist of fear. It argues for the harnessing of this aesthetic of fear towards a yet-to-be determined end – intensifying its practice towards new thresholds, those that unleash the potential of the alien in the world beyond the limited imaginary we have become anesthetized to, conjuring insecure material and behavioral manifestations of the xeno-gene and its ability to adapt, mutate, survive and fight.

Architecture Xenoculture

eVolo_05: Architecture Xenoculture

Architecture Xenoculture

eVolo_05: Architecture Xenoculture

 

Architecture Xenoculture

eVolo_05: Architecture Xenoculture

Architecture Xenoculture

eVolo_05: Architecture Xenoculture

Architecture Xenoculture

eVolo_05: Architecture Xenoculture

Architecture Xenoculture

eVolo_05: Architecture Xenoculture

Architecture Xenoculture

eVolo_05: Architecture Xenoculture

Architecture Xenoculture

eVolo_05: Architecture Xenoculture

Architecture Xenoculture

eVolo_05: Architecture Xenoculture

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eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Two Volumes + Presentation Box

 

Contents: Two Hardcover Volumes with Presentation Box.
Edition: Only 150 Copies Available.
ISBN: 978-1-938740-00-8
First Hardcover Volume: Technological Advances, Ecological Urbanism, and New Frontiers. 624 pages.
Second Hardcover Volume: Social Solutions, Morphotectonic Aesthetics, and Urban Theories and Strategies. 608 pages.
Price: $150

This publication is the Collector’s Edition of the highly praised book EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS – currently sold out and out of print. This final edition consists of two hardcover volumes and presentation box. Only 150 copies available for the discerning collector.

EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS includes the best 300 skyscrapers submitted to the eVolo Skyscraper Competition since 2006.

- “the next generation of big buildings…the new book compiles 300 of these plans, divided into categories like technological advances, ecological urbanism and social solutions. Some of the designs tackle familiar problems, like the need for parking space, but others are more forward-looking, like buildings that incorporate robotics or are capable of flying”. — Wall Street Journal

- “EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS provides futuristic concepts and architectural eye candy for hours on end and allows a fascinating glimpse into the (possible) future of high-rise architecture, urbanism, and the city as we know it.” — Archinect

- “. . . a great stroll through the ideas and imagery that are occupying students and young architects today.” — A Daily Dose of Architecture

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INTRODUCTION

Established in 2006, the eVolo Skyscraper Competition has become the world’s most prestigious award for high-rise architecture. The contest recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of new technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations. Studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution are some of the multi-layered elements of the competition. It is an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of dynamic and adaptive vertical communities.

Over the last six years, an international panel of renowned architects, engineers, and city planners have reviewed more than 4,000 projects submitted from 168 countries around the world. Participants include professional architects and designers, as well as students and artists. This book is the compilation of 300 outstanding projects selected for their innovative concepts that challenge the way we understand architecture and their relationship with the natural and built environments.

The projects have been organized in six chapters that describe the current position and the future of vertical architecture and urbanism. The first chapter,Technological Advances, is an investigation on the use of digital tools and computing fabrication. Ecological Urbanism explores sustainable systems, including new materials and clean energy generation processes to achieve zero-net-energy buildings. Projects that analyze the reconfiguration of existing cities and the colonization of new environments, such as underwater cities and floating habitats, are part of New Frontiers.  The improvement of our way of living is the topic of the fourth chapter, Social Solutions, which is a collection of ideas that respond to social, cultural, and economic problems. A more experimental approach to architectural design is exposed in Morphotectonic Aesthetics, with proposals that use fields of data and self-regulating systems to respond to internal and external stimuli -the results are fascinating explorations of function and form. Finally, Urban Theories and Strategies is a group of projects that establish new methods to alleviate the major problems of the contemporary city, including the scarcity of natural resources and infrastructure, and the exponential increase of inhabitants.

The eVolo Skyscraper Competition is a forum for the discussion, debate, and development of avant-garde architectural design in the 21st century. eVolo is committed to stimulating the imagination of designers around the world – thinkers that envision the future of our cities and a new way of life.

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Two Volumes + Presentation Box

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Two Hardcase Volumes / Front

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Two Hardcase Volumes / Back

 

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Volume 1 - 624 pages

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Volume 1 - 624 pages

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Volume 1 - 624 pages

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Volume 1 - 624 pages

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Volume 1 - 624 pages

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Volume 1 - 624 pages

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Volume 1 - 624 pages

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Volume 1 - 624 pages

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Volume 1 - 624 pages

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Volume 1 - 624 pages

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Volume 2 - 604 pages

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Volume 2 - 604 pages

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Volume 2 - 604 pages

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Volume 2 - 604 pages

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Volume 2 - 604 pages

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Volume 2 - 604 pages

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Volume 2 - 604 pages

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Volume 2 - 604 pages

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Volume 2 - 604 pages

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Presentation Box / Front

eVolo Skyscrapers Collector's Edition - Presentation Box / Back

Front - eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition Poster

We are pleased to announce a new limited edition publication – the eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition Poster that showcases 620 innovative projects submitted to the contest (all authors’ names and countries of origin are included in the publication).

We hope you enjoy this publication that intends to become the reference for outstanding vertical architecture in the world – a glimpse to the future of building high!

Size: 32″ x 24″
Double Sided: 310 projects per side (620 total)
ISBN: 978-1938740022
Limited Edition: 1000 copies
Price: $9.99

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Back - eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition Poster

Detail - eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition Poster

Cover - eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition Poster

Folded - eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition Poster

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