For the first time ever, a+t research group has conducted an analysis of ten inspiring masterpieces through drawings and texts highlighting the most important contributions made by each of the architects towards developing desirable housing. The book recognizes masters such as Ignazio Gardella, Jean Renaudie, Ralph Erskine and Fumihiko Maki, among others, who defended their own personal vision of architecture, a far reach from dogmatism and closer to users. Each story is a journey through…
The print edition of Why Density? is a set of tools created by a+t research group in order to build the dense city. These involve practical urban-level concepts applied to specific cases. The publication includes the analysis of an urban plan, a catalogue of 36 specific collective housing forms and an in-depth graphic analysis of 3 paradigmatic cases: the Mirador building (MVRD & BLANCA LLEÓ), CiBoGa Schots 1+2 (S333) and 8 House (BIG). The publication incorporates all the scales of density…
New updated and extended edition in large format. THIS IS HYBRID is a selection of the articles and projects published initially in the Hybrids series of the a+t magazine.
THE PUBLIC CHANCE is a visual analysis of 30 urban landscapes of opportunity. The projects selected are grouped according to scene of origin: - Industrial areas - Peripheral voids - Infrastructures - Waterfronts.
DENSITY IS HOME echoes these types of city -dispersed, expansive, modern, the core of the city and the recycled city- through 37 projects on collective housing. 14 case studies have been extracted among them in order to analyze the desirable home. The book forms part of the Density series, initiated by a+t in 2002, which became a reference for publications about collective housing worldwide.
The volume published by a+t forms part of the Density series, dedicated to the analysis of collective housing. HoCo is noted for including construction systems within the field of study and comparison, besides the costs of each project: • Comparative analysis of 32 collective housing projects. • Build cost per square metre comparison. • Sustainability strategies followed in each project. • Comparison of density and its implementation in the contest. • 66 construction details analyzed,…
Density projects contains 36 ideas on collective housing that are committed to increasing density. They are projects that propose savings in land use and, consequently, a more sustainable environment. The design strategy of the authors, the implementation in the context and the development of the housing typologies are analysed and compared by themes, following the path begun by the a+t series dedicated to Density.
The volume by a+t publishers is part of the Density series on collective housing. Next focuses mainly on infills of the consolidated urban fabric. All projects have won first or second prizes in international competitions and fill in the existing city or regenerated urban voids with different former uses. Next analyzes 30 European and American projects by 29 different young architectural practices.
DBOOK comprises a group of 64 collective housing projects, analyzed according to their contribution to the dense city. After the release of Density. New collective Housing, DBOOK represents a leap forward in the diffusion of architectural examples which promote the compact development of urban settlements
DBOOK DIGITAL FILES is a collection of 65 documents in .pdf format taken from DBOOK, a volume published by a+t architecture publishers in 2007, as part of the Density series and currently out of print.