Each summer for the past ten years the AA's Shin Egashira has organised a workshop in the remote village of Koshirakura, north of Tokyo. The students attending leave behind a structure designed to improve in some way the lives of the inhabitants. This book documents these workshops through texts, diaries and images.
Lina Bo Bardi (1914 - 1992) was a prolific architect, designer and thinker, whose work, absorbing her native Italy and then after 1946 her adopted homeland, Brazil, spans across architecture, furniture, stage and costume design, urban planning, curatorial work, teaching and writing.
Stefan Sebok was a Hungarian-born architect who worked with Walter Gropius in Dessau and Berlin in the late 1920s. The book is the result of the research of Sebok's niece, Lilly Dubowitz, who has meticulously pieced together clues and details of her uncle's life.
From the outset the role of the atlas has extended beyond the geographic to the historical. It has been used as a means of comprehensively describing history as well as, of course, a tool for the teaching of history.
In this collection of mediations on what Baudelaire championed (and Michael Fried chastised) as presentness, Lavin investigates the convergence of notions such as liveness, the provisional and the obsolete in revealing qualities of the contemporary.
Through the photographs of Giovanna Silva, a selection of interviews and critical texts, Nightswimming explores the architecture of the dance club from the 1960s until today, with a focus on Italian nightclubs.