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— ACTAR PUBLISHERS' publishing program is focused on the works of established and emerging architects, designers, and photographers at the forefront of contemporary praxis and theory. Actar Publishers titles represent a broad cross section of the seminal works and individuals who affect the character of current research and practice and its relationship to the larger societal context. Actar is a publishing house for exploring open relationships between the creative mediums of the visual arts, between producers and users, between publisher and reader. In addition to our in-house titles, Actar also distributes publications by prominent cultural institutions and publishers from ACTAR D, Inc. —ACTAR PUBLISHERS se centra en el trabajo de arquitectos, diseñadores y fotógrafos reconocidos y emergentes que se sitúan en la vanguardia de la teoría y la práctica contemporáneas. Los títulos de Actar Publishers son una muestra representativa de obras y figuras influyentes, cuyo trabajo incide de forma considerable en la investigación y la práctica contemporáneas y su relación con el contexto social. Además de los volúmenes publicados por la propia editorial, Actar distribuye publicaciones de otras editoriales e instituciones culturales a través de ACTAR D, Inc.

— ACTAR PUBLISHERS' publishing program is focused on the works of established and emerging architects, designers, and photographers at the forefront of contemporary praxis and theory. Actar Publishers titles represent a broad cross section of the seminal works and individuals who affect the character of current research and practice and its relationship to the larger societal context. Actar is a publishing house for exploring open relationships between the creative mediums of the visual arts, between producers and users, between publisher and reader. In addition to our in-house titles, Actar also distributes publications by prominent cultural institutions and publishers from ACTAR D, Inc. —ACTAR PUBLISHERS se centra en el trabajo de arquitectos, diseñadores y fotógrafos reconocidos y emergentes que se sitúan en la vanguardia de la teoría y la práctica contemporáneas. Los títulos de Actar Publishers son una muestra representativa de obras y figuras influyentes, cuyo trabajo incide de forma considerable en la investigación y la práctica contemporáneas y su relación con el contexto social. Además de los volúmenes publicados por la propia editorial, Actar distribuye publicaciones de otras editoriales e instituciones culturales a través de ACTAR D, Inc.

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09/14/2020

#BOOK
TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE OF THE CITY - Collection (6 Vol.)

Unknown Fields is a nomadic design studio that ventures out on expeditions into the shadows cast by the contemporary city, to uncover the industrial ecologies and precarious wilderness its technology and culture set in motion. Tales from the Dark Side of the City is a book series that forms an atlas to the territories and stories of a city that stretches across the entire planet, a city that sits between documentary and fiction, a city of dislocated sites, of drone footage and hidden-camera investigations, of interviews and speculative narratives, of toxic objects and distributed matter from distant grounds.

TITLES INCLUDED:
A WORLD ADRIFT – South China to Inner Mongolia
HIGH STRANGE – Roswell to Area 51
NEVER NEVER LANDS – Western Australian Outback
SNOWING IN THE SUPERCOMPUTER – Far North Alaska
THE BREASTMILK OF THE VOLCANO – Bolivia and the Atacama Desert
TREASURED ISLANDS – Madagascar

Published by @aaschool
Distributed by @actar_publishers
Author #UnknownFields @unknownfields

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09/13/2020

#BOOK
UNCHARTED: The New Landscape of Tourism

An IE University Undergraduate School academic experiment emphasizing the importance of architectural design strategies in the process of reformulating the tourist offering within the framework of an open debate about new models for development.The book has a two-fold objective: to explore new avenues of thought in design teaching, and to do so through research that deals with new architectural landscapes that are linked to tourism.

Published by @actar_publishers and @iearchdesign
Editors #DavidGoodman @davidgoodman_arch #JuanElvira @muradoelvira
#PabloOriol #RogerPaez #FernandoRodríguez #LinaToro @linatoro.arch

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09/12/2020
COVID-19 and the City

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Actar #Related #Books:

- GENERAL THEORY OF URBANIZATION 1867 by Ildefons Cerdà & Vicente Guallart IAAC > Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia + Actar
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- #ARCHITECTURE AND #WASTE: A (re)planned Obsolescence by Hanif Kara Leyre Asensio Villoria Andreas Georgoulias
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#BOOKLandscape as Territoriy : A Cartographic Design Project•This book by Clara Olóriz Sanjuán intends to raise awarenes...
09/12/2020

#BOOK
Landscape as Territoriy : A Cartographic Design Project

This book by Clara Olóriz Sanjuán intends to raise awareness about the consequential production of #landscapes through #territorial processes. Territorial praxis is interrogated in a collection of threaded #theory and #design contributions where essays pose key questions that are addressed through projective cartographies, unfolding arguments related to: (1) territory, (2) critical cartographies and (3) agency.

Authors #ClaraOlórizSanjuán
Published by Architectural Association @aaschool and @actar_publishers

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09/10/2020

#BOOK
BLUE MONDAY
Stories of Absurd Realities and Natural Philosophies

Blue Monday features three moments in modern culture that offer glimpses into our increasingly perverse relationship to architecture, cities, and objects through a lively mix of philosophy, photography, architectural drawings and models, as well as new media. The first section, Ether, explores a Los Angeles telecom hotel, One Wilshire, a 39 story building of utter banality and complete mystery. The second, the Stimulus Progression, looks at the strange story of the Muzak Corporation and the invention of a culture of horizontality. The third, Quartzsite, Arizona, visits a desert town of some 3,000 people in the summer that swells to over a million residents every year as a horde of modern nomads descends upon it in their Recreational Vehicles. This is the first book by the Architecture Urban Design Collaborative, AUDC founded by Robert Sumrell and Kazys Varnelis of Columbia University.

Published by @actar_publishers
Authors #KazysVarnelis #RobertSumrell / #AUDC (Architecture Urban Design Collaborative) @kazys_varnelis @robertsumrell

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#NEWSLETTER Architecture towards a New Planetary Imaginary #2•This week's newsletter highlights 9 books that challenge a...
09/09/2020

#NEWSLETTER
Architecture towards a New Planetary Imaginary #2

This week's newsletter highlights 9 books that challenge and explore cosmos ! Look at our newsletter to learn more about our collection using the link below, or directly on actar.com.
https://mailchi.mp/urbannext/architecture-towards-a-new-planetary-imaginary-2

NEW GEOGRAPHIES 11: Extraterrestrial
Jeffrey S. Nesbit & Guy Trangoš @guytrangos @harvardgsd
Co-published by Harvard University Graduate School of Design & Actar Publishers

NEW GEOGRAPHIES 10: Fallow
Michael Chieffalo & Julia Smachylo @jsmachylo @harvardgsd
Co-published by Harvard University Graduate School of Design & Actar Publishers

NEW GEOGRAPHIES 09: Posthuman
Mariano Gomez-Luque & Ghazal Jafari @mariano.gomezluque @harvardgsd
Co-published by Harvard University Graduate School of Design & Actar Publishers

LANDSCAPE AS TERRITORY
A Cartographic Design Project
Clara Olóriz Sanjuán @aaschool
Published by Actar Publishers and Architectural Association

TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE OF THE CITY - Collection (6 Vol.)
Unknown Fields @unknownfields @aaschool
Published by the Architectural Association Publications
Distributed by Actar Publishers

SOME REASONS FOR TRAVELLING TO ITALY
Peter Wilson @aaschool
Published by the Architectural Association Publications
Distributed by Actar Publishers

UNCHARTED
The New Landscape of Tourism
@davidgoodman_arch Juan Elvira @muradoelvira
#PabloOriol #RogerPaez #FernandoRodríguez #LinaToro @linatoro.arch @iearchdesign
Published by IE School of Architecture & Design and Actar Publishers

JOURNEYS
How Travelling Fruit, Ideas and Buildings Rearrange Our Environment
Giovanna Borasi @boragio @canadiancentreforarchiture
Published by Actar Publishers

BLUE MONDAY
Stories of Absurd Realities and Natural Philosophies
Kazys Varnelis, Robert Sumrell / AUDC
@kazys_varnelis @robertsumrell
Published by Actar Publishers

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#BOOKGEOSTORIES: Another Architecture for the Environment•Order the freshly reprinted second Edition from March 2020.“Ho...
09/08/2020

#BOOK
GEOSTORIES: Another Architecture for the Environment

Order the freshly reprinted second Edition from March 2020.
“How do we make sense of the Earth at a moment in which it is presented in crisis? Geostories is a manifesto on the environmental imagination that renders sensible the issues of climate change and through geographic fiction invites readers to relate to the complexity of Earth systems in their vast scales of time and space.”

Authors @_designearth @_rghosn
Published by @actar_publishers
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09/07/2020
How Will We Teach Next by Mohsen Mostafavi

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Actar #Related #Books:

- GSD PLATFORM 12: How About Now?
by Carrie Bly, Isabella Caterina Frontado, Natasha Hicks
Harvard Graduate School of Design
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- #FUTURE #TEMPOS: Conversations on #Architecture Across #Time and #Media by Lluis Ortega http://actar.com/product/future-tempos/

- FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS: #Reading, #Writing and #Criticism in #Architecture by Anthony Acciavatti Chris Brisbin Sony Devabhaktuni Françoise Fromonot Seng Kuan LU Xiaoxuan Jonathan Massey, Graham Brenton Mckay, Kamran Afshar Naderi, Angelika Schnell Eunice Seng Nasrine Seraji Zhi Wenjun Tao Zhu
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09/07/2020

#BOOK #REVIEW
ARCHITECTURE AS MEASURE

“Architecture as Measure asks, "In light of the current political crisis around climate change, what can architecture possibly contribute towards a new planetary imaginary of our contemporary environment beyond environmentalism and technological determinism?
Architecture as Measure is a serious book, aiming to ignite the architectural imagination around large-scale environmental crises. But it's also visually appealing, with projects, installations, renderings, and exhibitions within renderings that entice through form, color, lighting, and texture. "
From John Hill @therealarchidose, review on @wa_selected

Authors @nyrntrn @nemestudio
Published by @actar_publishers
Designed by @studiolin
Made possible by @grahamfoundation

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#BOOKDesign with Life: Biotech Architecture and Resilient Cities•@aaronbetsky reviews @terreform_1 monograph, "Design wi...
09/05/2020

#BOOK
Design with Life: Biotech Architecture and Resilient Cities

@aaronbetsky reviews @terreform_1 monograph, "Design with Life" for @architectmag, a study in how architecture can help save the planet.
“In my opinion, no firm working today is better at pushing this convergence of natural and technological processes into semi-automatic (but still very “signature”) designs than Terreform ONE.”
Follow the link,
https://www.architectmagazine.com/design/exhibits-books-etc/terreform-one-and-the-quest-for-a-new-garden-of-eden_o

Authors #MitchellJoachim @terreform_1 #MariaAiolova @maiolova @terreform01
Published by @actar_publishers

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09/04/2020

#BOOK
Architecture and Waste: A (re)planned Obsolescence

Architects have a role to play in integrating waste-to-energy plants physically and programmatically within their urban or suburban contexts, as well as potentially lessening the generally negative perception of energy recovery plants. This book presents a refreshed, design-led approach to waste-to-energy (WTE) plants, reflecting work done at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design over a period of three years. Through comparing the well-established waste-to-energy industries in Sweden with less established engagements in the northeast of the United States, opportunities and lessons are revealed.

Authors #HanifKara @hanif.kara #LeireAsensioVilloria #AndreasGeorgoulias
Co-published by @harvardgsd @actar_publishers

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09/03/2020

#BOOK
XXL-XS: New Directions in Ecological Design

XXL-XS represents the emerging discipline of ecological design by assembling a wide range of innovators with diverse interests. Geo-engineering, synthetic biology, construction site co-robotics, low-energy fabrication, up-cycling waste, minimally invasive design, living materials, and molecular self-assembly are just a few of the important advances explored in the book.
At one extreme are massive public works, at the other, micro to nano-sized interventions that can have equally profound impacts on our world. From terraforming to bio-manufacturing, a whole new generation of designers is proposing unique ways of confronting the difficult challenges ahead.

Authors #MitchellJoachim @terreform_1 #MikeSilver (eds)
Published by @actar_publishers

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#NEWSLETTER Architecture towards a New Planetary Imaginary #1•This week's newsletter highlights six books that question ...
09/03/2020

#NEWSLETTER
Architecture towards a New Planetary Imaginary #1

This week's newsletter highlights six books that question and challenge ecology, resilience and other social-ecological issues ! Look at our newsletter to learn more about our collection using the link below, or directly on actar.com.
https://mailchi.mp/actar/architecture-towards-a-new-planetary-imaginary-1

ARCHITECTURE AS MEASURE
Neyran Turan / NEMESTUDIO
Published by Actar Publishers
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts grant award winner

GEOSTORIES
Another Architecture for the Environment
Rania Ghosn & El Hadi Jazairy / DESIGN EARTH
Second Edition
Published by Actar Publishers

GEOGRAPHIES OF TRASH
Rania Ghosn & El Hadi Jazairy / DESIGN EARTH
Published by Actar Publishers

DESIGN WITH LIFE
Biotech Architecture and Resilient Cities
Mitchell Joachim & Maria Aiolova / TERREFORM ONE
Published by Actar Publishers

XXL-XS
New Directions in Ecological Design
Mitchell Joachim & Michael Silver / Terreform ONE
Published by Actar Publishers

ARCHITECTURE AND WASTE
A (Re)Planned Obsolescence
Hanif Kara, Leire Asensio-Villoria & Andreas Georgoulias
Published by Harvard University Graduate School of Design & Actar Publishers

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09/02/2020

#BOOK #YALE
AGAINST THE GRAIN
Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship series

Against the Grain, features the work of three studios of the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professors at Yale. Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich in “Brutal Beauty: Piles, Monoliths and the Incongruous Whole” explored ways to make mute icons through monolithic form so that the buildings were foreign to their context and difficult to read formally for a film center in Los Angeles. Dan Wood in “Boulevard Triumphant: ecological infrastructure, architecture, modernization, and the image of the city” a studio for a civic center in Gabon that challenged the architectural language in Africa beyond the clichés and nostalgia to create an architecture that embodied a new ambition. Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi in “Timber Innovation District: new timber technologies and contemporary high performance wood architecture” researched wood as a material for larger-scale projects for a site on New Haven’s working waterfront, with projects ranging from bridges to manufacturing facilities and multi-family housing.

Marcelo Spina, Georgina Huljich, Dan Wood, Lisa Gray, Alan Organschi - Nina Rappaport, Jackie Kow (eds.) @nina_rappaport @marcelo.spina @georgina_huljich @patterns.work @dxwood
Published by @yalearchitecture and distributed @actar_publishers
Designed by @mainstudio

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Actar is focused on the works and research of established and emerging practitioners, professors, and thinkers such as Charles Waldheim, Neil Brenner, Kiel Moe, Abalos+Sentkiewicz, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, AKTII, Farshid Moussavi, Lateral Office, Pezo von Ellrichshausen, ODA, nArchitects, LAN, Rania Ghosn & El Hadi Jazairy, Daniel Ibàñez, Mimi Zeiger, among others.

Actar also participates in publishing the periodicals Bracket, New Geographies, and Kerb, documenting issues overlooked yet central to our cultural milieu. These publications have evolved out of the new disciplinary territory at the intersection of architecture, landscape, environment, and digital culture. Since 2015, Actar’s new digital platform urbanNext has shaped and expanded architecture and design practices to rethink cities.

Through urbanNext, Actar is producing new tools for its global dissemination with new impulses, new proposals, and new goals to expand architecture publishing. As an example of this very successful symbiosis between printed and digital contents, we have partnered with the first Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017 “Imminent Commons,” which has resulted in the publication of four books as well as a vast amount of videos, essays and projects at www.urbanNext.net.

In addition to its own publications, Actar Distribution, “Actar D,” represents these premier architecture publishers to the book trade in the Americas: Applied Research + Design, Birkhäuser, Detail Books, DOM Publishers, and ORO Editions. Actar D also co-publishes and distributes books internationally from eVolo and from renowned schools of architecture including Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Yale School of Architecture; Columbia Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation; University of Virginia School of Architecture; and Cornell University. Since September 2019 Actar D distributes Architectural Association School of Architecture books- UK

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Amazing books that I highly recommend!
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Hello im looking for the book , The Yokohama Project : Foreign Office Architects, published by Actar, and in the web page it doesnt appear Do you have it some were? Hope you can help me thks
Hola espero que este resumen del Microteatro donde salgo actuando te guste! https://youtu.be/QHwp2I-rG_A Saludos!!!