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…

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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

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Por primera vez, a+t research group analiza diez obras esenciales a través de dibujos y textos que destacan su aportación histórica al desarrollo de la vivienda deseable. El libro es un reconocimiento a maestros como Ignazio Gardella, Jean Renaudie, Ralph Erskine o Fumihiko Maki entre otros, que defendieron su visión personal de la arquitectura lejos de los dogmatismos y cerca de los usuarios. Cada historia es un viaje a través de múltiples enlaces que relacionan el proyecto con obras que lo…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The illustration of the elephant is a reference to the issue of the relationship between support structure and form. This interior system is known to exist yet we are not always aware of its material nature. FORM&DATA includes an anatomical review of 20 collective housing projects, which gives an insight into the real relationship between form and internal organs and to finds the true location of the soul of each building.

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From 2002 to 2004, the architecture and technology magazine a+t did a study on collective housing. The results of this study became the basic material of four issues falling under the generic theme of “Density.” The first compilation, produced as a book in October 2004, has become a reference for publications on mass housing and urban planning. This new version, condensed but nonetheless including all the projects and comparative indicators of the first edition, is the result of a desire to…

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