Olafur Eliasson: Riverbed

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2015 In the fall of 2014 the internationally acclaimed Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (born 1967) showed the major solo exhibition Riverbed at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. The exhibition included a monumental site-specific intervention―a huge landscape of rocks and streaming water―occupying the main part of Louisiana’s exhibition space […]

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Olafur Eliasson: Contact

This striking catalog, designed by Irma Boom, showcases the spectacular work of world-renowned contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson. Contact, Olafur Eliasson’s inaugural exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, addresses the themes of light—or rather, darkness and shadows—space, and time in installations that create a visceral experience for the spectator. The book features critical essays, […]

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Barkow Leibinger

Spielraum – Barkow Leibinger

The works presented in this volume by American/German architectural team Barkow Leibinger range from prototypes and installations to buildings such as the recently completed Tour Total, in which form and space evolve by means of the handling of material and new technologies and tools. Texts by Hal Foster, Carson Chan, Brett Steele, Sarah Whiting, Barkow Leibinger […]

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Saving Place- 50 Years of New York City Landmarks

The Monacelli Press, 2015 From irrefutable icons (Broadway theaters, Central Park, SoHo, Carnegie Hall), to lesser-known structures including the Cyclone rollercoaster on Coney Island, roughly one hundred street lampposts, and seven cast-iron street clocks throughout the city—much of what makes New York City unique owes its existence to the New York City Landmarks Law. Born […]

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Shooting Space: Architecture in Contemporary Photography

September 29, 2014, Phaidon Press A visual survey of contemporary artists’ photography of architecture, featuring the work of Andreas Gursky, Iwan Baan, Wolfgang Tillmans, Catherine Opie, Thomas Ruff, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and more. Since the invention of photography, architecture has proved a worthy subject for photographers.Shooting Space: Architecture in Contemporary Photography showcases the relationship between the […]

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52 Weeks, 52 Cities

Kehrer verlag 2014 In his project 52 Weeks, 52 Cities developed exclusively for Marta Herford, Iwan Baan takes the viewer on a one-year photographic journey around the world – always on the lookout for ingenious homes in unexpected places and outstanding construction projects.

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Architecture Zoo – Parc Zoologique De Paris. The Architectural Project

Conceiving the architecture of a zoo is not all that simple. If the housing of human beings is made up of history, traditions and styles, should that of animals imitate their original habitats? Is it possible to gather together under the same covering the visitors, the technical buildings and the zoo dwellers? Bernard Tschumi City […]

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Haiti Now

“Haiti Now” is a 700+ page visual almanac that depicts Haiti’s issues and opportunities. This comprehensive resource encompasses the nation’s modern history, politics, infrastructure, ecology, cultural and social issues through graphics, photography, data and text in both English and French. It is intended to build a common foundation of knowledge and understanding to unite a […]

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Hugh Maaskant: Architect of Progress

NAi010 publishers 2014 Today considered the godfather and forerunner of a generation that includes Adriaan Geuze, Rem Koolhas, Winy Maas and Willem Jan Neutelings, Hugh Maaskant (1907-1977) was underappreciated for many years.

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Stedelijk Architecture

NAI 010 Publishers 2013 In September 2012, grand celebrations marked the reopening of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam after a renovation that took eight years. The striking new white addition designed by Benthem Crouwel Architekten – popularly known as ‘the bathtub’ – is the subject of this richly illustrated publication. In Stedelijk Architecture, which features […]

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The Light Pavilion by Lebbeus Woods and Christoph a. Kumpusch

Lars Müller Publishers, 2013 The first built project and final creative work of artist and architect Lebbeus Woods (1940-2012), the Light Pavilion is transcendent architecture, a project that exemplifies the preoccupations of a consummate draftsman, thinker, and educator. Nestled within a mixed-use complex in Chengdu, China, this daring construction is an emancipated drawing, a light […]

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Diller, Scofidio + Renfro: Lincoln Center Inside Out: An Architectural Account

Damiani editore 2013 The redesign of Lincoln Center is one of the most challenging and innovative civic projects in recent urban history. Over the past eight years, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), in close collaboration with FXFOWLE, Beyer Blinder Belle and Lincoln Center’s leadership, has transformed the 50-year-old modernist citadel into a porous and democratic […]

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Cloudline: A House by Toshiko Mori

Hatje Cantz Publishers Cloudline is a unique building designed by New York-based architect Toshiko Mori in collaboration with gallerists Sean and Mary Kelly, and situated on the slopes of the Hudson River. Works by Joseph Beuys, Jannis Kounellis, Juan Munoz and Ian Hamilton Finlay escort the visitor into a space that, with its aluminum-framed panoramic […]

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Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities

Lars Müller Publishers 2012 Torre David, a 45-story skyscraper in Caracas, has remained uncompleted since the Venezuelan economy collapsed in 1994. Today, it is the improvised home to more than 750 families living in an extra-legal and tenuous squat, that some
have called a “vertical slum.” Urban-Think Tank, the authors of Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities, […]

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Herzog & de Meuron / Ai Weiwei: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012

Walther König Verlag, Köln 2012 Foreword and interview by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Text by Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Ai Weiwei, Joseph Rykwert. In 2008, Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei joined forces to design the celebrated Beijing National Stadium for the Olympic Games. In 2012, the team came […]

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White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes

University of California Press 2012 Spanning four continents and six countries, this book introduces “new art landscapes” that fuse architecture, the reuse of found structures, environmentalism, and artistic experimentation. Through words and pictures, readers explore six institutions—Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, USA; Raketenstation Hombroich, near Neuss, Germany; Benesse Art Site in Naoshima, Japan; Inhotim, near Belo […]

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MASS Design Group: Empowering Architecture: The Butaro Hospital, Rwanda

MASS Design Group 2013 Empowering Architecture is the MASS Design Group’s first publication. MASS partners with governments and various organizations to apply design and architectural thinking to social justice goals and produce equitable infrastructure that assists its partners in breaking the cycles of structural violence and poverty. This volume is a case study on the recently […]

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Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space

Catalogue for the Suprasensorial Exhibition at the MOCA, Los Angeles Hatje Cantz Publishers 2011 Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space situates the pioneering experiments of Latin American artists within the larger international canon of artists working with light and space. Expanding the dialogue beyond the California tradition of the late 1960s and 70s to include […]

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ICON Magazine

Cover interview with Iwan Baan and a 2012 calendar of the projects from the past year Icon Magazine

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No More Play: Conversations on Urban Speculation in Los Angeles and Beyond

Hatje Cantz Publishers 2011 In No More Play: Conversations on Urban Speculation in Los Angeles and Beyond, American architect Michael Maltzan traces the transformations that have taken place in the city of Los Angeles from the early nineties to the current state of a modern metropolis and its relationship with its changing surroundings. In a […]

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Insular Insight – Where Art and Architecture Conspire with Nature

Lars Müller Publishers 2011 The islands of Naoshima, Teshima, and Inujima in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea are places of pilgrimage for friends of contemporary art and architecture. Alongside works in public spaces and site-specific installations, the islands also feature numerous museums and collections of contemporary art. They are home to buildings by architects such as […]

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Iwan Baan, Around the World

Catalogue for the exhibition in Villa Noailles, Fance For the first time one may follow Iwan Baan, step by step, a nomad on his endless wanderings around the architectural planet and grasp for oneself this new architectural reality. This photographic testimony is presented like a personal diary which has been opened, exceptionally for us. It […]

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MAXXI: Zaha Hadid Architects, Museum of XXI Century Arts

Skira Rizzoli 2010 MAXXI supersedes the notion of the museum as ‘object’ or – presenting a field of buildings accessible to all, with no firm boundary between what is ‘within’ or ‘without.’ Written by Zaha Hadid Architects Text by Joseph Giovannini Photographed by Iwan Baan Pub Date: September 14, 2010 Trim Size: 11 x 11 […]

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Hamsun, Holl, Hamaroy

Lars Müller Publishers 2010 Steven Holl has set up a documentation centre for the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun (1859 –1952) on Hamarøy, in northern Norway. This unconventional building reflects the author’s no less unusual personality. The centre in the barren landscape of Hamarøy, where Hamsun lived and worked, the silence and solitude, challenge visitors to […]

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Brasilia – Chandigarh: Living With Modernity

Lars Müller Publishers 2010 In 1960, Brasilia was celebrated as the realization of an urban planning vision based on designs by Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. At the same time, the sectoral city of Chandigarh was rising according to plans by Le Corbusier. The “test tube city” arose as an export of modernity from a Western planning euphoria […]

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Richard Neutra in Europe – Buildings and projects 1960 – 1970

Dumont Buchverlag 2010 From May 8-August 1, 2010, the exhibition Richard Neutra in Europe runs at the MARTa Herford Museum in Germany. Last year, Iwan Baan documented all of Neutra’s projects in Europe, focusing on how the projects are being used by people today. The exhibition of photographs and architecture models shape a greater understanding of […]

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The Maddalena Effect: An Architectural Affair

Rizzoli 2010 Designed and built in only 15 months, the restructuring of the former Arsenale at La Maddalena in Sardinia,  was initiated with the purpose of hosting the 2009 G8 Summit, the scope of work included reclaiming and rebuilding an abandoned and contaminated site of 155 thousand square meters.  The convention centre is composed series […]

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SANAA: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009

Walther König, Köln 2010 An ongoing program of temporary structures designed by internationally acclaimed architects, The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion commission was conceived by the institution’s director, Julia Peyton-Jones, in 2000, and is unique worldwide. The Pavilion for 2009 was designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, of the leading Japanese architecture practice SANAA. Sejima and […]

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Porsche Museum

Springer Verlag Publishers 2009 Delugan Meissl Associated Architects The recently opened Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen, at the entrance to the city of Stuttgart, is exceptional in three respects: for its architecture, its construction and its urban design. In its form, use of technology and dynamic elegance the design reflects the qualities of the traditional automobile […]

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SANAA Studios 2006-2008. Learning From Japan – Single Story Urbanism

Lars Müller Publishers 2009 During three spring seasons between 2006 and 2008, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa taught at the School of Architecture at Princeton. The SANAA Studios explored Japan’s contemporary society as a context for architecture and considered its particular perspective on space, the personal and the public realm. Design exercises were situated within […]

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Song Through 21st Century Eyes – Yaozhou & Qingbai Ceramic

Meijering Art Books, Dreumel 2009 Song China Through 21st Century Eyes discusses Song Dynasty Yaozhou and Qingbai ceramics. Ilustrated from one of the finest private collections in the world, it is authored by the world-renowned authority on Chinese ceramics Rose Kerr. This book looks at two very distinct ceramic types, that were greatly admired in […]

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Stimuleringsfonds Voor Architectuur 2007 Erik A. de Jong, Jan Kolen, Jos Bazelmans Perspectief bundelt drie essays die elk de productie van cultuurhistorische kennis in een ander perspectief zetten. De essays zijn in meer of mindere mate bewerkingen van oraties, alle gehouden in 2006. Erik A. de Jong, bijzonder hoogleraar Tuin- en Landschapsarchitectuur, schetst een veelzijdig […]

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