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Richard Dattner reviews the latest book by a+t research group, 10 Stories of Collective Housing, in Architectural Record (printed and online version) this month.
According to him, the book is "a superlative example of how well-organized and stunning graphics can allow for comparisons between projects".
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"This is a book of excess in many ways. In the excessive volume of its information and perfectly designed layouts; in the excessive number of info-graphics that present even the most comple.
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...