COMMUNICATING ARCHITECTURE 2017

Communicating Architecture is a longer-term, joint undertaking of publishers Park Books (Zurich) and JOVIS (Berlin).

Today, books are more often chosen for the topics they cover than for the name of the publisher behind them. We used this circumstance as an opportunity to launch a completely new form of collaboration and book presentation at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair. During the book fair, we presented new releases from both publishers at our joint stand and brought a selection of topics from the areas of architecture and urban planning into the spotlight.

Authors and editors, as well as institutions were invited to visit our stand to learn more about their core areas of interest in architecture and to participate in furthering this knowledge through mutual exchange and communication. Our initiative is still continuing, with events and collaborations revolving around the topics of architecture and architecture books.

If you would like to find out more or would be interested in working with us, we would be glad to receive your message:
Jutta Bornholdt-Cassetti: bornholdt@jovis.de


Communicating Architecture is a longer-term, joint undertaking of publishers Park Books (Zurich) and JOVIS (Berlin).

Today, books are more often chosen for the topics they cover than for the name of the publisher behind them. We used this circumstance as an opportunity to launch a completely new form of collaboration and book presentation at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair. During the book fair, we presented new releases from both publishers at our joint stand and brought a selection of topics from the areas of architecture and urban planning into the spotlight.

Authors and editors, as well as institutions were invited to visit our stand to learn more about their core areas of interest in architecture and to participate in furthering this knowledge through mutual exchange and communication. Our initiative is still continuing, with events and collaborations revolving around the topics of architecture and architecture books.

If you would like to find out more or would be interested in working with us, we would be glad to receive your message:
Jutta Bornholdt-Cassetti: bornholdt@jovis.de


 

Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2017

Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2017 is a three-day celebration of architecture and design to be held on March 31 to April 2, 2017 at the Puerta del Parian in the historic walled city of Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. It will feature a diverse group of over 80 leading international and local architects and designers coming together and sharing their ideas and experiences.

This year's festival theme is "Content and Intent." It will focus on the relationship between architecture and its constantly evolving context, as well as the ideas that help shape and define our built environment and how they are related and presented in our work and practice. The festival will feature keynote lectures, panel dialogues, and a corresponding exhibit among others.

Anthology aims to increase awareness about architecture and design and how it matters in our daily lives, and to function as a venue for the sharing of ideas and experiences.


Beyond the festival, the WTA Architecture + Design Studio also started The Book Stop Project
The project is a pop-up public library network that explores how libraries need to evolve to engage with and attract contemporary users and promote reading in the next generation, as well as galvanize communities by creating community events where people can interact and share ideas with each other. In place of a huge monolithic building with an extensive collection, The Book Stop is a network of mobile spaces spread across the city each with garnering far more foot traffic than the typical library. The project is intended to serve three distinct functions with a social component, a research component, and a program prototype component.


Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2017 is a three-day celebration of architecture and design to be held on March 31 to April 2, 2017 at the Puerta del Parian in the historic walled city of Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. It will feature a diverse group of over 80 leading international and local architects and designers coming together and sharing their ideas and experiences.

This year's festival theme is "Content and Intent." It will focus on the relationship between architecture and its constantly evolving context, as well as the ideas that help shape and define our built environment and how they are related and presented in our work and practice. The festival will feature keynote lectures, panel dialogues, and a corresponding exhibit among others.

Anthology aims to increase awareness about architecture and design and how it matters in our daily lives, and to function as a venue for the sharing of ideas and experiences.


Beyond the festival, the WTA Architecture + Design Studio also started The Book Stop Project
The project is a pop-up public library network that explores how libraries need to evolve to engage with and attract contemporary users and promote reading in the next generation, as well as galvanize communities by creating community events where people can interact and share ideas with each other. In place of a huge monolithic building with an extensive collection, The Book Stop is a network of mobile spaces spread across the city each with garnering far more foot traffic than the typical library. The project is intended to serve three distinct functions with a social component, a research component, and a program prototype component.


 

50 Years of Gerber Architekten

On November 12th, 2016, the international architecture office Gerber Architekten with head office in Dortmund, is celebrating its 50 year anniversary. 50 years in which the practice could realize an astonishing amount of projects of different kinds. In the next few weeks there will be two events to celebrate the companies anniversary – the celebration on November 12th at the cathedral of the Dortmunder U-Tower, which was revitalized by Gerber Architekten for Ruhr.2010, such as an exhibition at the Aedes Architectureforum Berlin. From December 11th, the exhibition Meilensteine aus fünf Jahrzehnten shows projects from the last 50 years and those who are currently in process.

Eckhard Gerber Baukunst 2 follows up the monograph about Eckhard Gerber published by JOVIS in 2013 and presents the most significant projects of recent years. Over a number of decades Eckhard Gerber was able to realize many public and private buildings that meet the highest of architectural standards. Signature Buildings in European, Asian and Arabic countries have cemented his reputation as a creative, internationally renowned architect and his works have been awarded national and international prizes. The scope of his realized projects ranges from landscape planning and urban redevelopment to high-rises, from administrative buildings to train stations, from residential buildings to university buildings and cultural venues. 

On November 12th, 2016, the international architecture office Gerber Architekten with head office in Dortmund, is celebrating its 50 year anniversary. 50 years in which the practice could realize an astonishing amount of projects of different kinds. In the next few weeks there will be two events to celebrate the companies anniversary – the celebration on November 12th at the cathedral of the Dortmunder U-Tower, which was revitalized by Gerber Architekten for Ruhr.2010, such as an exhibition at the Aedes Architectureforum Berlin. From December 11th, the exhibition Meilensteine aus fünf Jahrzehnten shows projects from the last 50 years and those who are currently in process.

Eckhard Gerber Baukunst 2 follows up the monograph about Eckhard Gerber published by JOVIS in 2013 and presents the most significant projects of recent years. Over a number of decades Eckhard Gerber was able to realize many public and private buildings that meet the highest of architectural standards. Signature Buildings in European, Asian and Arabic countries have cemented his reputation as a creative, internationally renowned architect and his works have been awarded national and international prizes. The scope of his realized projects ranges from landscape planning and urban redevelopment to high-rises, from administrative buildings to train stations, from residential buildings to university buildings and cultural venues. 

 

Must Reads in the field of sustainable architecture

According to Architecture in Development, Handmade Urbanism and Make_Shift City are must reads in the field of sustainable participatory architecture. AID asked members, staff, and partners to suggest books that every designer or architect working in this field should read. Impact Design Hub has picked their five favorites from this list—including both books by JOVIS: 

Handmade Urbanism “is all about inspiration and positivism; a proof that multidisciplinary teams and a strong network of  partners can be the key of success when driving bottom-up projects.”

Make_Shift City: “Francesca Ferguson has compiled a great collection of stories, essays and interviews which represents the latest addition to a growing literature on the mix of uncertainty, austerity, insecurity and temporality as the landscape for re-imagining the city.”

 

According to Architecture in Development, Handmade Urbanism and Make_Shift City are must reads in the field of sustainable participatory architecture. AID asked members, staff, and partners to suggest books that every designer or architect working in this field should read. Impact Design Hub has picked their five favorites from this list—including both books by JOVIS: 

Handmade Urbanism “is all about inspiration and positivism; a proof that multidisciplinary teams and a strong network of  partners can be the key of success when driving bottom-up projects.”

Make_Shift City: “Francesca Ferguson has compiled a great collection of stories, essays and interviews which represents the latest addition to a growing literature on the mix of uncertainty, austerity, insecurity and temporality as the landscape for re-imagining the city.”

 

 

The ten most beautiful modern swimming pools

The online editors of Architectural Digest Germany have selected the ten most beautiful modern swimming pools around the globe. Among them is the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center by gmp architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners, which was inaugurated in 2011 on the occasion of the FINA World Swimming Championships. 

The site brings together the SOSC swimming facilities, a multipurpose venue, and a press center, whose forms and materials harmonize as an ensemble. “The Shanghai Oriental Sports Center (SOSC) has emerged as a model project of German architecture and engineering skill,” is the verdict of the renowned architecture journalist Dirk Meyhöfer in his architectural critique of the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center.

The elongated Natatorium containing four adjacent pools consists of in-line, arch-shaped triangular trusses along which glazed skylights permit filtered daylight to enter. In the outdoor swimming stadium with its diving platform, the semi-circular arena roof consists of radially arranged cantilevers with lightweight membranes spanned between them. The outdoor swimming stadium and the natatorium are now open pools for the public. 

The online editors of Architectural Digest Germany have selected the ten most beautiful modern swimming pools around the globe. Among them is the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center by gmp architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners, which was inaugurated in 2011 on the occasion of the FINA World Swimming Championships. 

The site brings together the SOSC swimming facilities, a multipurpose venue, and a press center, whose forms and materials harmonize as an ensemble. “The Shanghai Oriental Sports Center (SOSC) has emerged as a model project of German architecture and engineering skill,” is the verdict of the renowned architecture journalist Dirk Meyhöfer in his architectural critique of the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center.

The elongated Natatorium containing four adjacent pools consists of in-line, arch-shaped triangular trusses along which glazed skylights permit filtered daylight to enter. In the outdoor swimming stadium with its diving platform, the semi-circular arena roof consists of radially arranged cantilevers with lightweight membranes spanned between them. The outdoor swimming stadium and the natatorium are now open pools for the public. 

 

COMMUNICATING ARCHITECTURE

Frankfurt Book Fair 2016 | October 19. - 23.2016 | Hall 4.1, Stand J76

Today, books are more often chosen for the topics they cover than for the name of the publisher behind them.
The architectural publishers JOVIS (Berlin) and Park Books (Zurich) have decided to use this circumstance as an opportunity to launch a completely new form of collaboration and book presentation at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair.
During this year’s book fair (October 19–23) we will present new releases from both publishing houses at our joint stand, with each day centering around one specific topic from the areas of architecture and urbanism. We’d like to invite authors and editors, as well as institutions to visit our stand to learn more about their core areas of interest in architecture and to participate in furthering this knowledge through mutual exchange and communication.
Our initiative will continue after the book fair, with events and collaborations revolving around the topics of architecture and architecture books.

The daily topics in focus at the joint stand J76 in Hall 4.1 at the Frankfurt Book Fair:

WEDNESDAY, October 19
BUILDING CULTURE FOR ALL: HOW TO COMMUNICATE ARCHITECTURE TO THE PUBLIC
Architecture in general education. Architecture as lesson. Architecture as exhibit, architecture in museums. Communicating architecture through photography. The importance of books.

THURSDAY, October 20
ARCHITECTURE IN CRISIS: CITIES BETWEEN INVESTORS’ INTERESTS AND URBAN COMMONING
Participative development and planning in practice. Questions of concrete planning, building, and financing. Co-operatives and alternative forms of living.

FRIDAY, October 21
URBAN AGE: OUR LIFE IN CITIES
Urban design in face of population growth and environmental challenges. International infrastructure projects in entire cities and in neighborhoods. What makes a livable metropolis in the future?

SATURDAY, October 22
LIVING TODAY AND TOMORROW
New forms of housing (collective living, mixed uses, housing for the elderly). New housing standards. Innovative housing solutions. Affordable, social, and high-quality building and living in cities.

SUNDAY, October 23
The Book! That’s it!

We’re looking forward to meeting you at our joint stand in Frankfurt—J76 in Hall 4.1!


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#CommunicatingArchitecture


Today, books are more often chosen for the topics they cover than for the name of the publisher behind them.
The architectural publishers JOVIS (Berlin) and Park Books (Zurich) have decided to use this circumstance as an opportunity to launch a completely new form of collaboration and book presentation at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair.
During this year’s book fair (October 19–23) we will present new releases from both publishing houses at our joint stand, with each day centering around one specific topic from the areas of architecture and urbanism. We’d like to invite authors and editors, as well as institutions to visit our stand to learn more about their core areas of interest in architecture and to participate in furthering this knowledge through mutual exchange and communication.
Our initiative will continue after the book fair, with events and collaborations revolving around the topics of architecture and architecture books.

The daily topics in focus at the joint stand J76 in Hall 4.1 at the Frankfurt Book Fair:

WEDNESDAY, October 19
BUILDING CULTURE FOR ALL: HOW TO COMMUNICATE ARCHITECTURE TO THE PUBLIC
Architecture in general education. Architecture as lesson. Architecture as exhibit, architecture in museums. Communicating architecture through photography. The importance of books.

THURSDAY, October 20
ARCHITECTURE IN CRISIS: CITIES BETWEEN INVESTORS’ INTERESTS AND URBAN COMMONING
Participative development and planning in practice. Questions of concrete planning, building, and financing. Co-operatives and alternative forms of living.

FRIDAY, October 21
URBAN AGE: OUR LIFE IN CITIES
Urban design in face of population growth and environmental challenges. International infrastructure projects in entire cities and in neighborhoods. What makes a livable metropolis in the future?

SATURDAY, October 22
LIVING TODAY AND TOMORROW
New forms of housing (collective living, mixed uses, housing for the elderly). New housing standards. Innovative housing solutions. Affordable, social, and high-quality building and living in cities.

SUNDAY, October 23
The Book! That’s it!

We’re looking forward to meeting you at our joint stand in Frankfurt—J76 in Hall 4.1!


Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

#CommunicatingArchitecture


 

Urban-Age-Exhibition

at the 2016 Biennale in Venice

From May to November 2016 the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and LSE Cities, in cooperation with Habitat III, the UN conference on settlements and sustainable urban development, will hold an exhibition on the Urban Age project at the 2016 Biennale in Venice.

28 May – 27 November 2016
Opening: 26 and 27 May 2016

www.alfred-herrhausen-gesellschaft.de

From May to November 2016 the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and LSE Cities, in cooperation with Habitat III, the UN conference on settlements and sustainable urban development, will hold an exhibition on the Urban Age project at the 2016 Biennale in Venice.

28 May – 27 November 2016
Opening: 26 and 27 May 2016

www.alfred-herrhausen-gesellschaft.de

 

DEMO:POLIS – The Right to Public Space

Exhibition at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin – 03/12–05/29/16

DEMO:POLIS – The Right to Public Space presents the possibilities that the public has to shape its own city. The anonymous, virtual public space of the Internet and the real streets and squares are both locations for people’s demands as well as subject to their claim to freedom. A new project of enlightenment vis-à-vis those in power is unfolding, both on the Internet as well as in real public spaces. Increasingly critical city dwellers are demanding their say in decisions affecting these public spaces. Both the right to publicness and public freedoms are asserted in public space: DEMO:POLIS. 

More details on the exhibition and the event program can be found here: www.adk.de

Exhibition at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin – 03/12–05/29/16

DEMO:POLIS – The Right to Public Space presents the possibilities that the public has to shape its own city. The anonymous, virtual public space of the Internet and the real streets and squares are both locations for people’s demands as well as subject to their claim to freedom. A new project of enlightenment vis-à-vis those in power is unfolding, both on the Internet as well as in real public spaces. Increasingly critical city dwellers are demanding their say in decisions affecting these public spaces. Both the right to publicness and public freedoms are asserted in public space: DEMO:POLIS. 

More details on the exhibition and the event program can be found here: www.adk.de

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Kraków

Jovis-month at the bookstore of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków.

Jovis will be the partner of the MOCAK Bookstore during March 2016: all Jovis books 25% off!

https://mocak.pl/bookstore

Jovis-month at the bookstore of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków.

Jovis will be the partner of the MOCAK Bookstore during March 2016: all Jovis books 25% off!

https://mocak.pl/bookstore

 

Jan Gehl receives the Bertha-and-Carl-Benz-Prize 2015

In 2015 the Bertha-and-Carl-Benz-Prize will be awarded for the third time. The jury, lead by senior mayor Dr. Peter Kurz, suggested the Danish city planner Prof. Jan Gehl as recipient. The city council agreed to this proposal unanimously in a closed meeting on 24 November.

Jan Gehl has had an enormous influence on improving the quality of mobility. He has especially worked towards a mobility that is more ecological, more social or easier to use. With this work he fulfills all criteria to receive the Bertha-and-Carl-Benz-Prize.

www.mannheim.de

gehlarchitects.com

 

Jan Gehl; Sandra Henningsson, Rights Gehl Architects PR Marketing

In 2015 the Bertha-and-Carl-Benz-Prize will be awarded for the third time. The jury, lead by senior mayor Dr. Peter Kurz, suggested the Danish city planner Prof. Jan Gehl as recipient. The city council agreed to this proposal unanimously in a closed meeting on 24 November.

Jan Gehl has had an enormous influence on improving the quality of mobility. He has especially worked towards a mobility that is more ecological, more social or easier to use. With this work he fulfills all criteria to receive the Bertha-and-Carl-Benz-Prize.

www.mannheim.de

gehlarchitects.com

 

Jan Gehl; Sandra Henningsson, Rights Gehl Architects PR Marketing