posts tagged ‘books’

Homecoming | book review

Homecoming | Gestalten, 2013
Homecoming | Gestalten, 2013

Last December – after the Double Rural book launch at the HKU Shanghai Study CenterMovingCities received a copy of Homecoming – Contextualizing, Materializing and Practicing the Rural in China [Gestalten, 2013]. The book – edited by Christiane Lange, John Lin 林君翰 and Joshua Bolchover – presents work and thoughts by “architects [that] are offering resistance against the rapid urbanization that has dominated the Chinese landscape“. Homecoming is a timely publication, but also the result of a strange harvest. Sisyphus in China, a review. read more »

> CLOG : SCI-FI features MovingCities contribution

MovingCities publishes short contribution on CLOG : SCI-FI issue [June 2013 ENGLISH]
CLOG explores, from multiple viewpoints and through a variety of means, a single subject particularly relevant to architecture now.

ATLAS – geography, architecture & change | book review

Atlas | Artifice, 2012
Atlas | Artifice, 2012

Atlas – Geography, Architecture, and Change in an Interdependent World’ was published by Artifice in 2012. Edited by Renata Tyszczuk, Joe Smith, Nigel Clark and Melissa Butcher, the publication aims to test novel ways of looking at globale envrionmental and economic change and presents itself as a collection of exploratory sketches of worlds that are currently in the making. With 45 varying (in length and scope) contributions, the books presents itself both as a new inventory and introduction to the practice of rethinking the global territory. A review. read more »

> Eastern Promises publication features MovingCities essay

MAK Vienna Exhibition > Eastern Promises – Contemporary Architecture and Spatial Practices in East Asia  (June 5–October 6, 2013) Forthcoming book Eastern Promises Published by: Hatje CantzEdited by: Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Andreas Fogarasi, Christian Teckert. Essay contribution by Bert de Muynck & Mónica Carriço / MovingCities

Cities Without Ground | book review

Cities Without Ground | ORO Editions, 2012
Cities Without Ground | ORO Editions, 2012

Recently MovingCities received Cities Without Ground [April 2012, ORO Editions], a publication by Adam Frampton, Jonathan Solomon and Clara Wong. The subject is the city of Hong Kong 香港 and the publication is – as the subtitle suggests – more a Hong Kong guidebook than a pamphlet, manifesto or analysis of a larger urban trend. A book review. read more »

MovingCities 2012 | an overview

Shanghai | January 1, 2013
Shanghai | January 1, 2013

2012 was a good year for MovingCities. With 2013 barely started, we composed a non-lineair overview of the past year. The selection is based on content, correspondences and aspects of continuity across various projects, publications and places. While our Portuguese posts on Peter Zumthor and Álvaro Siza Vieira keep on generating traffic, with 2012 Pritzker Prize winner Wang Shu we found a close runner-up. But we’re also pleased that our, incognito, Koolhaas-Simpsons scoop made it to the sixths place on Archinect’s Top 12 News Posts of 2012. MovingCities in 2012 was about cities, architecture and the creative industries in China. A selected flashback. read more »

Emergent Architectural Territories | book review

Emergent Architectural Territories in East Asian Cities | Birkhäuser, 2011
Emergent Architectural Territories in East Asian Cities | Birkhäuser, 2011

MovingCities received a copy of ‘Emergent Architectural Territories in East Asian Cities[Birkhäuser, 2011] by prof. Peter G. Rowe [Harvard University]. The 200-page publication maps and describes the large development areas in big cities in China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, as they are striking out into new territories. Both as an introduction to or overview of a multitude of large-scale projects in the East Asian region, the book clearly categorizes and discusses the emergence of large-scale urban constructs in the region.
A book review. read more »

Colonial Modern | book review

Colonial Modern | black dog publishing, 2010
Colonial Modern | black dog publishing, 2010

Colonial Modern: Aesthetics of the Past, Rebellions for the Future’ is a highly recommended book by black dog publishing in 2010. It tells the story of architecture, urban and cultural development in Morocco and Algeria, focusing on the post-war and pre-independence period, and its influence on and relevance for European urbanization at the time. But it does much more than that. A review. read more »

Roberto Burle Marx | book review

Roberto Burle Marx - The Modernity of Landscape | Actar, 2011
Roberto Burle Marx - The Modernity of Landscape | Actar, 2011

MovingCities received a copy of “Roberto Burle Marx – The Modernity of Landscape(ACTAR 2011). The 350-page publication is a insightful introduction to this great Brazilian landscape architect, poet, gardener, painter etc.. and the role of and design with vegetation in the tropical climate. At some points the book is repetitive, but a delicate graphical design and great images make up for this. A review. read more »

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