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The architectural blog Archidose has published a review of the latest issue of a+t magazine Reclaim - Domestic Actions.
"Therefore multiple lessons can be gleamed from each project through the thorough documentation that is a hallmark of a+t."
"Domestic Actions should have a much broader appeal – to homeowners looking to transform their houses, not just architects and other designers."
"The variety of solutions throughout the volume is tempered by a consistent trait of treating the existing as something that is both malleable and respected."
"The inherited building is something that is of great benefit for its materials and history, but it should also be seen as a creative spark, something these projects all exhibit."
According to the magazine, "Spanish publishers a+t have authored a unique work: an invitation to revisit ten masterpieces of collective housing, with an updated graphic format".
As the magazine says, the book is “an important testimony of how our conceptions of the good life is foundational for architecture and in turn how architecture creates possibilities and limitations for life to unfold”. Continue reading...
Page from the magazine containing the review of 10 Stories of Collective Housing
As the magazine says, the book is an "impressive documentation of near-forgotten master works from last century – on the thoughts of Ralph Erskine, Mosei Ginsburg, Fumihiko Maki which live on in their buildings". Baumeister adds that “the charm of this handbook lies in its clear-cut design and the meticulous drawings by Alex Ollero”.