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Radical ESSEX book Publication Details

Publication Date: 30 June 2018

Published in 2018 by Focal Point Gallery in a first edition of 1,000 copies

ISBN 978-1-907185-21-2

Edited by Hayley Dixon and Joe Hill Editorial assistance by Hannah Rose Whittle Copy edited by Eileen Daly Designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio Image research by Kyle Buckle-Hodgson Copyright permissions by Tom Houghton

Essays by Tim Burrows, Gillian Darley, Charles Holland, Rachel Lichtenstein, Jules Lubbock, Jess Twyman and Ken Worpole

Photography by Catherine Hyland

Typeset in Radical ESSEX font, designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio 240 pages Printed with three fluro spot colours and black on 115gsm uncoated paper, cover 300gsm uncoated paper 36 full page colour images

Distributed in the UK and Europe by Cornerhouse Publications HOME 2 Tony Wilson Place Manchester M15 4FN United Kingdom www.cornerhousepublications.org

Radical ESSEX book

18 + 12 Jun 2018
20/20 Visions Book

New RIBA book looks to the future of urban planning by looking back- Introducing 20/20 Visions

20/20 Visions: Collaborative Planning and Placemaking debates participatory democracy at a time when most of the world’s population live in cities.

It discusses how best to create sustainable places that support healthy, enterprising communities, against a backdrop of a new urgency being felt in the midst of a housing crisis.

This is the latest book from national architecture authority RIBA Publishing and the first from JTP partner, architect Charles Campion, in which the future of placemaking and the important role of communities are discussed.

2020 Visions Book - Architecture Books
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Campion critically examines twenty case studies from the last two decades, all of which use the ‘charrette’ process as a unique solution to community placemaking. This ‘tried and tested’ process involves local people working with multidisciplinary professionals to collaboratively create their own thriving, sustainable communities.

The concept originated in 1960s America, through ideas advocated by the Regional/ Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT). This organisation developed the participatory charrette practices that have flourished today, in the United States, the UK and around the world.

20/20 Visions demonstrates the objectives of Campion and JTP, and offers an informed, timely commentary on the development of towns and cities, and the government’s role in making healthy environments for the local community. Busy practitioners and those who value people-centric design will see it as a comprehensive guide and indispensable companion.

Campion brings to light: “Cities, towns and villages were historically the product of many local hands as places evolved to suit needs of the community they served. However, the past few decades have seen planning theory and practice move away from creating locally distinctive and responsive places, in favour of an agenda often imposed from outside the community.

“Planning has become dominated by professionals and politicians… communities feel alienated, believing they have no real power to influence outcomes.

“The collective intuition and intelligence of communities bring social, economic and environmental value to designing cities and neighbourhoods. Just as the act of voting is a right, it is inherently democratic to bring people genuinely to the heart of planning and placemaking.”

The book positions the creativity of communities as a huge but largely untapped resource.

Looking to the future, the proposition of 20/20 Visions for the government is that discussion about architecture and design should be steered toward the idea of collaborative planning, for the good of the communities that will make them their homes in decades to come.

In the book, Campion affirms: “It is time to change the way things are done and to bring communities genuinely to the heart of planning and placemaking.”

The 20/20 Visions Architecture Book is available to order on the RIBA Bookshops website for £32.00. Order your copy here:

RIBA News & Events 2018

24 Feb 2018
Laka Perspectives Book
Laka Perspectives Architecture Books
visualization : Alek Pluta http://nomadd-studio.com
Laka Perspectives Book
Laka Perspectives is a pocket-sized source of inspiration that outlines different views on the role of architecture, the connections between spatial interventions and their social outcomes, and the pathways that connect needs and solutions in a variety of technological and social disciplines.

Feb 23, 2018
New Publication: Northern Exposure, Works of Carol A. Wilson Architect
This is a new monograph published by Princeton Architectural Press.
Northern Exposure, Works of Carol A. Wilson Architect - Architecture Books
book cover photograph courtesy of Carol A. Wilson Architect
Northern Exposure, Works of Carol A. Wilson Architect
An intimate portrait of eight exquisitely designed and built houses in New England by this celebrated Maine architect.

New Publication: Metamorphism – Transforming Materials in Architecture

By Ákos Moravánszky

The complex biological process involving the exchange of chemical substances within an organism can also be applied to architecture: what is known as ‘Stoffwechsel’ (‘material metamorphosis’) was the brainchild of the architect and art critic Gottfried Semper.

Metamorphism: Transforming Materials in Architecture book
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Metamorphism – Transforming Materials in Architecture

Architectural Guide Wroclaw, Poland

The Architectural Guide Wroclaw won second prize in the XXVI National Tour Review of Tourist Book for the best 2017 guide.

Architectural Guide Wroclaw - Polish Architecture Books

The guide is now available for sale in the best bookstores around the world. In the guide, there are texts of invited authors, among others Ivan Blasi, coordinator of Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Lukasz Kos, architects, Aaron Betsky, architecture critic and curator.

Wrocław is one of the oldest cities in Poland, with an eventful history and thus many changes to its cityscape. This city on the Oder River has always been reinvented, and today has many architectural monuments: it is in some ways a showcase of architectural development, a blend of Gothic, Baroque, Modern, Soviet, Postmodern and Contemporary architecture.

In the Architectural Guide Wrocław Marcin Szczelina present 150 selected buildings from the Middle Ages to the present. The volume is chronologically divided into four chapters, that follow the city’s long history,: from the early Middle Ages to 1850, from the Industrialisation to the end of World War II, the Soviet period after 1945, and finally from 1989 to the present.

Marcin Szczelina
Architectural Guide Wrocław

1 Feb 2018
Computing the Environment Publication

30 Jan 2018
SU+RE: Sustainable + Resilient Design Systems AD

30 Jan 2018
Interior Design Illustrated
Authors: Francis D. K. Ching and Corky Binggeli
Interior Design Illustrated 4th Edition
image courtesy of Wiley
Interior Design Illustrated is the definiteive guide to designing for interior spaces. Richly illustrated in author Francis D.K. Ching’s signature style, this book introduces complex design concepts in a visually stunning format; from defining the space and using the elements of design, to planning building systems and incorporating sustainable materials this volume embodies the idea that beauty and function are not separate entities, but two parts of a whole.
Interior Design Illustrated 4th Edition

29 Jan 2018
The Handbook of Urban Morphology
Author: Karl Kropf
The Handbook of Urban Morphology - Architecture Books
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The Handbook of Urban Morphology
Conceived as a practical manual of morphological analysis.

Jan 10, 2018
Megastructure by Reyner Banham
Architectural Publication by Volume

One of the late-20th-century’s most influential architecture books.

Megastructure Book by Reyner Banham
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British-born author, critic, and cultural commentator Reyner Banham is regarded by some as the finest architecture and design critic of all time.

Megastructure Book by Reyner Banham

Jan 6, 2018
The Largest Art: A Measured Manifesto for a Plural Urbanism Book

A manifesto for designing cities – Architectural Publication by MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA

MIT professor’s new book calls for a more pluralistic, democratic vision of the city.

Architecture Book by MIT Press

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