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Atlante Città Ticino 1. Comprensorio Fiume Ticino Nord, Mendrisio Academy Press
Atlante Città Ticino 1. Comprensorio Fiume Ticino Nord, Mendrisio Academy Press
Atlante Città Ticino 1. Comprensorio Fiume Ticino Nord, Mendrisio Academy Press
Atlante Città Ticino 1. Comprensorio Fiume Ticino Nord, Mendrisio Academy Press
Atlante Città Ticino 1. Comprensorio Fiume Ticino Nord, Mendrisio Academy Press
Atlante Città Ticino 1. Comprensorio Fiume Ticino Nord, Mendrisio Academy Press
Atlante Città Ticino 1. Comprensorio Fiume Ticino Nord, Mendrisio Academy Press
Atlante Città Ticino 1. Comprensorio Fiume Ticino Nord, Mendrisio Academy Press
Atlante Città Ticino 1. Comprensorio Fiume Ticino Nord, Mendrisio Academy Press
Atlante Città Ticino 1. Comprensorio Fiume Ticino Nord, Mendrisio Academy Press
Atlante Città Ticino 1. Comprensorio Fiume Ticino Nord, Mendrisio Academy Press
Atlante Città Ticino 1. Comprensorio Fiume Ticino Nord, Mendrisio Academy Press
Atlante Città Ticino 1. Comprensorio Fiume Ticino Nord, Mendrisio Academy Press
Atlante Città Ticino 1. Comprensorio Fiume Ticino Nord, Mendrisio Academy Press
Atlante Città Ticino 1. Comprensorio Fiume Ticino Nord, Mendrisio Academy Press
Atlante Città Ticino 1. Comprensorio Fiume Ticino Nord, Mendrisio Academy Press
Atlante Città Ticino 1. Comprensorio Fiume Ticino Nord, Mendrisio Academy Press
Atlante Città Ticino 1. Comprensorio Fiume Ticino Nord, Mendrisio Academy Press

The Atlas is the first issue of the PNR 65 research publication plan on “Public Space in the ‘Città Ticino’ of Tomorrow”. It includes the final output for the first of the four territorial units. The research established four territorial units: 1. River Ticino North; 2. River Ticino South; 3. Ceresio Basin; 4. Insubria triangle. The same methodology for analysis and design process is applied to each territorial unit. Each volume collects a series of critical contributions in the form of essays, a complete set of territorial and urbanistic analysis maps, design projects drawings (territorial and urbanistic scale: 1:25’000, 1:5’000), a selection of design studios from the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture on topics identified by the research.

Texts by Franz Oswald, Flora Ruchat-Roncati, Renato Svaluto-Ferro and Renato Gaggini, Stefano Zerbi, Michele Arnaboldi.

Atlante Città Ticino 1. Comprensorio Fiume Ticino Nord

edited by
Michele Arnaboldi
with Enrico Sassi
26.5 x 38 cm, 224 pp.
137 ill. col., 205 ill. b/w
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ISBN 9788887624540
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Antonini, Broggini, Brunoni, Ferrini, Fischer, Jäggli, Marazzi, Roelly, Tami. Arsenale militare Biasca, 1940-1942, Mendrisio Academy Press
Antonini, Broggini, Brunoni, Ferrini, Fischer, Jäggli, Marazzi, Roelly, Tami. Arsenale militare Biasca, 1940-1942, Mendrisio Academy Press

This seventh issue of the series “Quaderni” from the BSc course in “Construction Systems and Processes” is devoted to the Arsenale militare Biasca (1940-1942), a complex designed by  the architects Giuseppe Antonini, Giannetto Broggini, Bruno Brunoni, Giuseppe Ferrini, Ferdinando Fischer, Augusto Jäggli, Americo and Attilio Marazzi, Oswald Roelly, Carlo and Rino Tami. The second year students at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, guided by professor Franz Graf, carried out practical work on the Arsenale articulated in the collection and analysis of original documentation, the redrafting of the buildings plans and the production of axonometric projections and constructional models made to scale. A selection of the material collected for the course, with the original drawings and period photographs, together with a historical reading of the buildings, a structural analysis and a selection of students’ works make up this issue, which is intended not only to demonstrate the presence in Ticino of a notable architectural work, but also to furnish the operators responsible for its conservation with pointers about appropriate ways of carrying out maintenance or restoration work.

Antonini, Broggini, Brunoni, Ferrini, Fischer, Jäggli, Marazzi, Roelly, Tami. Arsenale militare Biasca, 1940-1942

edited by
Franz Graf, Britta Buzzi-Huppert
21 x 29.5 cm, 60 pp.
38 ill. b/w
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ISBN 9788887624847
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Forty Eight Pages: Éric Lapierre, Mendrisio Academy Press
Forty Eight Pages: Éric Lapierre, Mendrisio Academy Press
Forty Eight Pages: Éric Lapierre, Mendrisio Academy Press
Forty Eight Pages: Éric Lapierre, Mendrisio Academy Press
Forty Eight Pages: Éric Lapierre, Mendrisio Academy Press
Forty Eight Pages: Éric Lapierre, Mendrisio Academy Press
Forty Eight Pages: Éric Lapierre, Mendrisio Academy Press
Forty Eight Pages: Éric Lapierre, Mendrisio Academy Press
Forty Eight Pages: Éric Lapierre, Mendrisio Academy Press
Forty Eight Pages: Éric Lapierre, Mendrisio Academy Press
Forty Eight Pages: Éric Lapierre, Mendrisio Academy Press
Forty Eight Pages: Éric Lapierre, Mendrisio Academy Press

«Design cannot be taught as objective knowledge with a clearly defined content, and this is one reason why instruction in this field cannot be integrated into orthodox university models. Teaching design means asking students to experience the project from within, to follow a path of non-linear, analogous, associative, and open-ended thinking combining intuition with the application of objective knowledge. Above all, it calls for a coherent theoretical and formal narrative that is not determined a priori, but rather while the project itself is being worked out. Students must directly experience how anything, or almost anything, can be transformed into an architectural idea. This is likely a new approach for them as it breaks with the positivist instruction and scientific fundamentals on which most of the educational systems they experience before entering a school of architecture are based. My teaching is not unilateral: it is itself, in an analogical way, hesitant, wavering, coming together bit by bit as it goes along» (Éric Lapierre).

Forty Eight Pages: Éric Lapierre

14,5 x 19 cm, 60 pp.
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Louis Kahn e/and Venezia, Mendrisio Academy Press
Louis Kahn e/and Venezia, Mendrisio Academy Press
Louis Kahn e/and Venezia, Mendrisio Academy Press
Louis Kahn e/and Venezia, Mendrisio Academy Press
Louis Kahn e/and Venezia, Mendrisio Academy Press
Louis Kahn e/and Venezia, Mendrisio Academy Press
Louis Kahn e/and Venezia, Mendrisio Academy Press
Louis Kahn e/and Venezia, Mendrisio Academy Press
Louis Kahn e/and Venezia, Mendrisio Academy Press
Louis Kahn e/and Venezia, Mendrisio Academy Press
Louis Kahn e/and Venezia, Mendrisio Academy Press
Louis Kahn e/and Venezia, Mendrisio Academy Press
Louis Kahn e/and Venezia, Mendrisio Academy Press
Louis Kahn e/and Venezia, Mendrisio Academy Press
Louis Kahn e/and Venezia, Mendrisio Academy Press
Louis Kahn e/and Venezia, Mendrisio Academy Press

Louis Kahn e Venezia: rapporti umani, progetti, mostre, incontri con gli studenti, conferenze e riflessioni speciali, come quella improvvisata sul tetto di Palazzo Ducale, davanti alle cupole marciane. Ogni capitolo di questa liaison apre pensieri su temi complessi: il rapporto tra la memoria del passato e la cultura del presente; la rilettura dell’architettura antica da parte di un visionario moderno; il rapporto tra architettura e ingegneria in un Palazzo immaginato come un grande ponte sospeso; la ricezione dell’opera di Kahn in Italia e la speranza progettuale della cultura moderna. Dalla somma di queste esperienze emerge la lettura che Louis Kahn fa di Venezia, ancora oggi meritevole di essere approfondita sia in chiave storica sia in relazione ai problemi odierni della città.

Testi di: Elisabetta Barizza, Mario Botta, Fulvio Irace, Gabriele Neri, Werner Oechslin.

Louis Kahn e/and Venezia

edited by
Elisabetta Barizza, Gabriele Neri
27 x 27 cm, 222 pp.
50 ill. col., 150 ill. b/w
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english / italian
Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836641628
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Swiss Architectural Award 2018, Mendrisio Academy Press
Swiss Architectural Award 2018, Mendrisio Academy Press
Swiss Architectural Award 2018, Mendrisio Academy Press
Swiss Architectural Award 2018, Mendrisio Academy Press
Swiss Architectural Award 2018, Mendrisio Academy Press
Swiss Architectural Award 2018, Mendrisio Academy Press
Swiss Architectural Award 2018, Mendrisio Academy Press
Swiss Architectural Award 2018, Mendrisio Academy Press
Swiss Architectural Award 2018, Mendrisio Academy Press
Swiss Architectural Award 2018, Mendrisio Academy Press
Swiss Architectural Award 2018, Mendrisio Academy Press
Swiss Architectural Award 2018, Mendrisio Academy Press
Swiss Architectural Award 2018, Mendrisio Academy Press
Swiss Architectural Award 2018, Mendrisio Academy Press
Swiss Architectural Award 2018, Mendrisio Academy Press
Swiss Architectural Award 2018, Mendrisio Academy Press

Sixth edition 2018
Winner
Elisa Valero (Spain)
Candidates
Al Borde (Ecuador), Arquitetos Associados (Brazil), Barozzi Veiga (Spain), Baserga Mozzetti (Switzerland), baukuh (Italy), Fernanda Canales (Mexico), ChartierDalix (France), José Cubilla (Paraguay), Frida Escobedo (Mexico), Gong Dong-Vector Architects (China), H+F Arquitetos (Brazil), Anna Heringer (Germany), Akihisa Hirata (Japan), Anne Holtrop (The Netherlands / Bahrain), Hua Li / Trace Architecture Office (Cina), Kumiko Inui (Japan), Carla Juaçaba (Brazil), Anssi Lassila / Office for Peripheral Architecture (Finland), Li Zhang / TeamMinus (China), Ling Hao (Singapore), Rozana Montiel (Mexico), Daniel Moreno Flores (Ecuador), onishimaki + hyakudayuki architects (Japan), Orkidstudio Architects (Kenya), Oualalou + Choi (France /Morocco), PAO – People’s Architecture Office (China), James Russell (Australia), Sami Arquitectos (Portugal), SO-IL (USA), Marina Tabassum (Bangladesh), TNA Architects (Japan)

Swiss Architectural Award 2018

edited by
Nicola Navone
24 x 24 cm, 192 pp.
400 ill. col., 77 ill. b/w
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Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836641970
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Architettura e saperi / Architecture and Knowledge, Mendrisio Academy Press
Architettura e saperi / Architecture and Knowledge, Mendrisio Academy Press
Architettura e saperi / Architecture and Knowledge, Mendrisio Academy Press
Architettura e saperi / Architecture and Knowledge, Mendrisio Academy Press
Architettura e saperi / Architecture and Knowledge, Mendrisio Academy Press
Architettura e saperi / Architecture and Knowledge, Mendrisio Academy Press
Architettura e saperi / Architecture and Knowledge, Mendrisio Academy Press
Architettura e saperi / Architecture and Knowledge, Mendrisio Academy Press
Architettura e saperi / Architecture and Knowledge, Mendrisio Academy Press
Architettura e saperi / Architecture and Knowledge, Mendrisio Academy Press
Architettura e saperi / Architecture and Knowledge, Mendrisio Academy Press
Architettura e saperi / Architecture and Knowledge, Mendrisio Academy Press

Architecture and Knowledge, as the volume’s title effectively anticipates, presents numerous essays exploring the multiple forms of knowledge involved in architectural art. The contributions speak of the relations between architecture and technology, political thought, planning, philosophy, history, hermeneutics, anthropology, psychology and aesthetics. This, however, does not take the form of an encroachment on other disciplinary fields, but confirms the “holistic” structure of architecture, an art that in its exercise must inevitably draw on a broad range of cultural and scientific instruments.
Architecture as an open art, enriched by the dialogue with multiple forms of knowledge, is, moreover, the most precious legacy we receive from the great architectural works of history, from both the remote past and modernity.

Texts by: Tim Benton, Silvia Berselli, Veronica Biermann, Matthias Brunner, Howard Burns, Jasper Cepl, Elena Chestnova, Michael Gnehm, Roberta Grignolo, Natalie Heger, Sonja Hildebrand, Daniela Mondini, Sascha Roesler, Angelika Schnell

Architettura e saperi / Architecture and Knowledge

edited by
Sonja Hildebrand, Daniela Mondini, Roberta Grignolo
19 x 24.5 cm, 248 pp.
97 ill. col., 55 ill. b/w
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italian, english
Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836639748
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Atelier Blumer. Seven Automatic Architectures and other exercises
Atelier Blumer. Seven Automatic Architectures and other exercises
Atelier Blumer. Seven Automatic Architectures and other exercises
Atelier Blumer. Seven Automatic Architectures and other exercises
Atelier Blumer. Seven Automatic Architectures and other exercises
Atelier Blumer. Seven Automatic Architectures and other exercises
Atelier Blumer. Seven Automatic Architectures and other exercises
Atelier Blumer. Seven Automatic Architectures and other exercises
Atelier Blumer. Seven Automatic Architectures and other exercises
Atelier Blumer. Seven Automatic Architectures and other exercises
Atelier Blumer. Seven Automatic Architectures and other exercises
Atelier Blumer. Seven Automatic Architectures and other exercises

The book presents a series of installations, conceived and built by Riccardo Blumer’s students at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture. They are a further stage in a distinctive educational process where the fundamental principles of architecture are learned in particular by reflecting on the role of the human body: emphasising its poietic role (the body that builds objects), its scenic potential (the body as a spatial device in motion) and its function as a unit of measurement of the world. The students then identified two areas of investigation to be combined. On the one hand a simple, archetypical architectural theme (door, wall, path, etc.); and on the other, a reflection that investigates physical phenomena and their relation with the body, using electronics, programming, bricolage, etc. The result is a set of installations, which the observer’s body can interact with, and which gives rise to a meditation on the primary themes of architecture.

Atelier Blumer. Seven Automatic Architectures and other exercises

edited by Gabriele Neri
14 x 22,5 cm, 108 pp.
54 ill. col., 28 ill. b/w
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Corraini Edizioni
ISBN 9788875707149
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Academy of Architecture Yearbook 2017, Mendrisio Academy Press
Academy of Architecture Yearbook 2017, Mendrisio Academy Press
Academy of Architecture Yearbook 2017, Mendrisio Academy Press
Academy of Architecture Yearbook 2017, Mendrisio Academy Press
Academy of Architecture Yearbook 2017, Mendrisio Academy Press
Academy of Architecture Yearbook 2017, Mendrisio Academy Press
Academy of Architecture Yearbook 2017, Mendrisio Academy Press
Academy of Architecture Yearbook 2017, Mendrisio Academy Press
Academy of Architecture Yearbook 2017, Mendrisio Academy Press
Academy of Architecture Yearbook 2017, Mendrisio Academy Press
Academy of Architecture Yearbook 2017, Mendrisio Academy Press
Academy of Architecture Yearbook 2017, Mendrisio Academy Press

29 design studios, 13 diploma studios, 90 courses, 97 lecturers, 121 assistants, 803 students: a year of teaching activity at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture.

Academy of Architecture Yearbook 2017

24 × 24 cm, 352 pp.
372 ill. b/w, 65 ill. col.
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inglese / italian
ISBN 9788887624816
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Labour and Business in Pre-Industrial Societies, Mendrisio Academy Press
Labour and Business in Pre-Industrial Societies, Mendrisio Academy Press
Labour and Business in Pre-Industrial Societies, Mendrisio Academy Press
Labour and Business in Pre-Industrial Societies, Mendrisio Academy Press
Labour and Business in Pre-Industrial Societies, Mendrisio Academy Press
Labour and Business in Pre-Industrial Societies, Mendrisio Academy Press
Labour and Business in Pre-Industrial Societies, Mendrisio Academy Press
Labour and Business in Pre-Industrial Societies, Mendrisio Academy Press
Lavoro e impresa nelle società preindustriali, Mendrisio Academy Press
Lavoro e impresa nelle società preindustriali, Mendrisio Academy Press

How was work done, how did income accumulate, and how was business conducted in pre-industrial societies? Through the experiences described in this book, the reader will discover a series of features distinguishing the various forms of work. Some are well-known, others perhaps less so, but all fall into three spheres: diversification of sources of income, creation of networks of contacts (professional and familial, political and religious), and adoption of complex business strategies.

Labour and Business in Pre-Industrial Societies

edited by
Roberto Leggero
14.5 x 19 cm, 264 pp.
21 ill. b/w
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ISBN 9788887624830
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Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958, Mendrisio Academy Press

This sixth issue of the series “Quaderni” from the BSc course in “Construction Systems and Processes” is devoted to the Cinema-Teatro Blenio, by Giampiero Mina (1956-1958). The second year students at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, guided by professor Franz Graf, carried out practical work on the project articulated in the collection and analysis of original documentation, the redrafting of the building plans and the production of axonometric projections and constructional models made to scale. A selection of the material collected for the course, with the original drawings and period photographs, together with a historical reading of the building, a structural analysis and a selection of students’ works make up this issue, which is intended not only to demonstrate the presence in Ticino of a notable architectural work, but also to furnish the operators responsible for its conservation with pointers about appropriate ways of carrying out maintenance or restoration work.

Giampiero Mina. Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958

edited by
Franz Graf, Britta Buzzi-Huppert
21 x 29.5 cm, 56 pp.
48 ill. b/w
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ISBN 9788887624823
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I Mola da Coldrerio, Mendrisio Academy Press
I Mola da Coldrerio, Mendrisio Academy Press
I Mola da Coldrerio, Mendrisio Academy Press
I Mola da Coldrerio, Mendrisio Academy Press
I Mola da Coldrerio, Mendrisio Academy Press
I Mola da Coldrerio, Mendrisio Academy Press
I Mola da Coldrerio, Mendrisio Academy Press
I Mola da Coldrerio, Mendrisio Academy Press
I Mola da Coldrerio, Mendrisio Academy Press
I Mola da Coldrerio, Mendrisio Academy Press
I Mola da Coldrerio, Mendrisio Academy Press
I Mola da Coldrerio, Mendrisio Academy Press

This collection of studies investigates the works and cultural context of Giovanni Battista Mola and his son Pier Francesco, who hailed from Coldrerio (Canton Ticino, Switzerland) but were mainly active in Rome and the Papal States. Both were inquiring and many-sided, like their art. The former expressed his talent through architecture and historiographic writings; the latter, after an early training with his father, turned to painting, drawing and caricature, playing an important part on the Roman scene, where he was imitated by his pupils and colleagues as the highly appreciated inventor of new iconographic themes inspired by the ancient world.

Preface by Christoph Frank.

Texts by: Adriano Amendola, Sonja Brink, Patrizia Cavazzini, Valeria Di Giuseppe Di Paolo, Federico Fischetti, Axel Christoph Gampp, Carla Mazzarelli, Elisabeth Oy-Marra, Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodinò, Antonio Russo, Giovanni Santucci, Cinzia Maria Sicca, Yuri Strozzieri, Caterina Volpi, Jörg Zutter.

I Mola da Coldrerio tra dissenso e accademia nella Roma barocca

edited by
Adriano Amendola, Jörg Zutter
19 x 24,5 cm, 328 pp.
190 ill. b/w, 18 ill. col.
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ISBN 9788836638567
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Forty Eight Pages: Jan De Vylder, Mendrisio Academy Press
Forty Eight Pages: Jan De Vylder, Mendrisio Academy Press
Forty Eight Pages: Jan De Vylder, Mendrisio Academy Press
Forty Eight Pages: Jan De Vylder, Mendrisio Academy Press
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Forty Eight Pages: Jan De Vylder, Mendrisio Academy Press
Forty Eight Pages: Jan De Vylder, Mendrisio Academy Press
Forty Eight Pages: Jan De Vylder, Mendrisio Academy Press
Forty Eight Pages: Jan De Vylder, Mendrisio Academy Press
Forty Eight Pages: Jan De Vylder, Mendrisio Academy Press
Forty Eight Pages: Jan De Vylder, Mendrisio Academy Press

«One moment is not like another. To wait for the right moment. Or to see the right moment. First this one. Patience. And then the next. Ready to see it. This moment, that is what it is about. This moment, which could be a definition. One of the definitions. Of architecture. On architecture. The moment when things that are seemingly unrelated suddenly and immediately seem to really relate to each other» (Jan De Vylder).

Forty Eight Pages: Jan De Vylder

14,5 x 19 cm, 52 pp.
49 ill. b/w and col.
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9788836637232
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Giulio Minoletti. Lo spettacolo dell'architettura, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giulio Minoletti. Lo spettacolo dell'architettura, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giulio Minoletti. Lo spettacolo dell'architettura, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giulio Minoletti. Lo spettacolo dell'architettura, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giulio Minoletti. Lo spettacolo dell'architettura, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giulio Minoletti. Lo spettacolo dell'architettura, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giulio Minoletti. Lo spettacolo dell'architettura, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giulio Minoletti. Lo spettacolo dell'architettura, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giulio Minoletti. Lo spettacolo dell'architettura, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giulio Minoletti. Lo spettacolo dell'architettura, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giulio Minoletti. Lo spettacolo dell'architettura, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giulio Minoletti. Lo spettacolo dell'architettura, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giulio Minoletti. Lo spettacolo dell'architettura, Mendrisio Academy Press
Giulio Minoletti. Lo spettacolo dell'architettura, Mendrisio Academy Press

The volume explores the work of Giulio Minoletti (1910-1981), Milanese architect, urbanist and designer, in relation to the various themes embodied in his works. Starting from his scientific and intellectual biography and creative beginnings, already notable for a propensity to absorb  procedures, figures, types of pictorial and graphic composition from other disciplines, particularly the arts, the volume reconstructs Minoletti's position in the post-war debate on urban planning and his commitment to the modernisation of railway stations in Milan; his talent for working in delicate contexts, especially the historic fabric of the city of Milan, where he displayed spatial sensitivity and mastery in calibrating respect for the past with the search for modern solutions (as in the Condominium of superimposed villas at the Giardini d’Arcadia); his skill as a creator of spaces of life and display and “architecture in movement” (including the interior of the famous ETR 300-Settebello electric train and BZ 308 aircraft). These themes are all given a visual compendium in over 900 black-and-white and colour illustrations.

Giulio Minoletti. Lo spettacolo dell'architettura

edited by
Maria Cristina Loi, Christian Sumi, Annalisa Viati Navone
24 x 28 cm, 704 pp.
746 ill. b/w, 187 ill. col.
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Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836637126
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Yellowred. On Reused Architecture, Mendrisio Academy Press
Yellowred. On Reused Architecture, Mendrisio Academy Press
Yellowred. On Reused Architecture, Mendrisio Academy Press
Yellowred. On Reused Architecture, Mendrisio Academy Press
Yellowred. On Reused Architecture, Mendrisio Academy Press
Yellowred. On Reused Architecture, Mendrisio Academy Press
Yellowred. On Reused Architecture, Mendrisio Academy Press
Yellowred. On Reused Architecture, Mendrisio Academy Press
Yellowred. On Reused Architecture, Mendrisio Academy Press
Yellowred. On Reused Architecture, Mendrisio Academy Press
Yellowred. On Reused Architecture, Mendrisio Academy Press
Yellowred. On Reused Architecture, Mendrisio Academy Press
Yellowred. On Reused Architecture, Mendrisio Academy Press
Yellowred. On Reused Architecture, Mendrisio Academy Press
Yellowred. On Reused Architecture, Mendrisio Academy Press
Yellowred. On Reused Architecture, Mendrisio Academy Press
Yellowred. On Reused Architecture, Mendrisio Academy Press
Yellowred. On Reused Architecture, Mendrisio Academy Press
Yellowred. On Reused Architecture, Mendrisio Academy Press
Yellowred. On Reused Architecture, Mendrisio Academy Press

"Yellowred" is a publication that concerns architecture projects, built on preexisting architecture, converting, reusing, extending, downsizing or refurbishing it. Its main goal is to illustrate how buildings, in their inevitable transformation process, can be re-used. This publication will collect a number of projects that show a capacity to rediscover in the existing building hidden potentialities, transforming them in opportunities for the re-used building. It wants to talk about the strategies, themes, ideas and advantages of extending the lifespan of an existing structure, which has become a widely diffused practice due to today’s global commitment for what concerns sustainability. On the other hands "Yellowred" will look at examples from the past, showing that reusing existing buildings has always been part of architects’ concerns, for economic, social or cultural reasons. 

Yellowred. On Reused Architecture

edited by
Martin Boesch, Laura Lupini,
João Machado
21 x 29.5 cm, 176 pp.
150 ill. b/w, 125 ill. col.
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Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836636211
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Academy of Architecture Yearbook 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
Academy of Architecture Yearbook 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
Accademia di architettura Annuario 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
Accademia di architettura Annuario 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
Accademia di architettura Annuario 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
Accademia di architettura Annuario 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
Accademia di architettura Annuario 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
Accademia di architettura Annuario 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
Accademia di architettura Annuario 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
Accademia di architettura Annuario 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
Accademia di architettura Annuario 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
Accademia di architettura Annuario 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
Accademia di architettura Annuario 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
Accademia di architettura Annuario 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
Accademia di architettura Annuario 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
Accademia di architettura Annuario 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press

29 design studios, 13 diploma studios, 90 courses, 97 lecturers, 121 assistants, 803 students: a year of teaching activity at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture.

Academy of Architecture Yearbook 2016

24 × 24 cm, 352 pp.
372 ill. b/w, 65 ill. col.
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Gli architetti Adamini a San Pietroburgo, Mendrisio Academy Press
Gli architetti Adamini a San Pietroburgo, Mendrisio Academy Press
Gli architetti Adamini a San Pietroburgo, Mendrisio Academy Press
Gli architetti Adamini a San Pietroburgo, Mendrisio Academy Press
Gli architetti Adamini a San Pietroburgo, Mendrisio Academy Press
Gli architetti Adamini a San Pietroburgo, Mendrisio Academy Press
Gli architetti Adamini a San Pietroburgo, Mendrisio Academy Press
Gli architetti Adamini a San Pietroburgo, Mendrisio Academy Press
Gli architetti Adamini a San Pietroburgo, Mendrisio Academy Press
Gli architetti Adamini a San Pietroburgo, Mendrisio Academy Press
Gli architetti Adamini a San Pietroburgo, Mendrisio Academy Press
Gli architetti Adamini a San Pietroburgo, Mendrisio Academy Press

Tomaso Adamini (1764-1827) and his sons Leone (1789-1854) and Domenico (1792-1860) were among the leading Ticinese architects and builders active in St. Petersburg, by the importance of their works and the duration of their activity, which extended from the last years of the reign of Catherine II until the mid-nineteenth century.

This book presents an annotated and illustrated catalogue of the holdings of their drawings in the Archivio del Moderno in Mendrisio: a fund comprising the drawings made by family members together with autograph sheets attributable to their employees or notable architects of the time: Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1700-1771), Giacomo Quarenghi (1744-1817), Jean-François Thomas de Thomon (1759-1813), Carlo Rossi (1775-1849), Giovanni Battista Scotti (1776/77-1830), Alexander Brjullov (1798-1877), André Stackenschneider (1802-1865).

The catalogue is preceded by an extensive essay by Nicola Navone that frames the work of the Adamini architects in the setting of Russia and St. Petersburg, and within the context of the ​migrations of craft workers characteristic of the Ticinese area.

Gli architetti Adamini a San Pietroburgo. La raccolta dei disegni conservati in Ticino

a cura di
Nicola Navone
24 x 28 cm, 256 pp.
160 ill. col., 120 ill. b/w
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italian, english abstract
Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836635443
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Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press
Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press
Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press
Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press
Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press
Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press
Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press
Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press
Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press
Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press
Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press
Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press
Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press
Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press
Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press
Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press
Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press
Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press
Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press
Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press
Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press
Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967, Mendrisio Academy Press

This fifth issue of the series “Quaderni” from the BSc course in “Construction Systems and Processes” is devoted to the Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, built in Personico by Augusto Jäggli with Giovanni Lombardi and Giuseppe Gellera (1962-1967). The second year students at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, guided by professor Franz Graf, carried out practical work on the project articulated in the collection and analysis of original documentation, the redrafting of the building plans and the production of axonometric projections and constructional models made to scale. A selection of the material collected for the course, with the original drawings and period photographs, together with a historical reading of the building, a structural analysis and a selection of students’ works make up this issue, which is intended not only to demonstrate the presence in Ticino of a notable architectural work, but also to furnish the operators responsible for its conservation with pointers about appropriate ways of carrying out maintenance or restoration work.

Augusto Jäggli, Giovanni Lombardi, Giuseppe Gellera. Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967

edited by
Franz Graf, Britta Buzzi-Huppert
21 x 29.5 cm, 56 pp.
46 ill. b/w
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Alpi e patrimonio industriale, Mendrisio Academy Press
Alpi e patrimonio industriale, Mendrisio Academy Press
Alpi e patrimonio industriale, Mendrisio Academy Press
Alpi e patrimonio industriale, Mendrisio Academy Press
Alpi e patrimonio industriale, Mendrisio Academy Press
Alpi e patrimonio industriale, Mendrisio Academy Press
Alpi e patrimonio industriale, Mendrisio Academy Press
Alpi e patrimonio industriale, Mendrisio Academy Press
Alpi e patrimonio industriale, Mendrisio Academy Press
Alpi e patrimonio industriale, Mendrisio Academy Press

What does the industrial past of the Alps teach us?

The various studies contained in this volume explore differences and similarities in the protection of the industrial heritage in relation to the evolution of memory and the construction of the heritage in recent decades in the alpine world.

Alpi e patrimonio industriale

edited by
Luigi Lorenzetti
Nelly Valsangiacomo
14.5 x 19 cm, 308 pp.
31 ill. b/w
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italian, french, german 
ISBN 9788887624786
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BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press
BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016, Mendrisio Academy Press

Fifth edition 2014
Winner
Junya Ishigami, Japan
Candidates
Andrade Morettin Arquitetos, Brazil; Alejandro Aravena/Elemental, Chile; Arquitecturia, Spain; Eduardo Castillo, Chile; Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury/URBANA, Bangladesh; Santiago Cirugeda/Recetas Urbanas, Spain; DRDH Architects, Great Britain; Sou Fujimoto, Japan; HARQUITECTES, Spain; Go Hasegawa, Japan; Grainne Hassett/Hassett Ducatez Architects, Ireland; Anna Heringer, Austria; Anne Holtrop, Holland; Muharraq, Bahrain; Hua Li/TAO Trace Architecture Office, China, Jun Igarashi, Japan; Sebastian Irarrázaval, Chile, Alexia León, Peru, Inês Lobo, Portugal; Made in, Switzerland; Mokena Makeka/Makeka Design Lab, South Africa; O-Office, China; Oualalou + Choi, France-Morocco; Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Chile; Productora, Mexico; SAMI-arquitectos, Portugal; Vo Trong Nghia, Vietnam; ZECC Architects, The Netherlands

BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016

edited by
Nicola Navone
24 x 24 cm, 184 pp.
457 ill. col., 76 ill. b/w
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Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836635054
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L'atlante dell'architetto / The Architect's Atlas, Mendrisio Academy Press
L'atlante dell'architetto / The Architect's Atlas, Mendrisio Academy Press
L'atlante dell'architetto / The Architect's Atlas, Mendrisio Academy Press
L'atlante dell'architetto / The Architect's Atlas, Mendrisio Academy Press
L'atlante dell'architetto / The Architect's Atlas, Mendrisio Academy Press
L'atlante dell'architetto / The Architect's Atlas, Mendrisio Academy Press
L'atlante dell'architetto / The Architect's Atlas, Mendrisio Academy Press
L'atlante dell'architetto / The Architect's Atlas, Mendrisio Academy Press
L'atlante dell'architetto / The Architect's Atlas, Mendrisio Academy Press
L'atlante dell'architetto / The Architect's Atlas, Mendrisio Academy Press
L'atlante dell'architetto / The Architect's Atlas, Mendrisio Academy Press
L'atlante dell'architetto / The Architect's Atlas, Mendrisio Academy Press

The third volume of the “Quaderni” presents the reflections of the architect-professors who compose the Faculty Board of the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture-Università della Svizzera italiana. It is not, however, the customary exposition of their vision of the discipline and professional practice. The contributions embody such themes in varying degrees, but above all they present the cultural frame of reference that each architect believes to be the most significant in explaining his or her personality. The term “atlas” in the title should therefore be understood as the set of formative lessons, technological and historical curiosities, aesthetic explorations and intellectual orientations that form the expressive canon of each architect.

Contributions by: Francisco and Manuel Aires Mateus, Walter Angonese, Michele Arnaboldi, Valentin Bearth, Riccardo Blumer, Martin Boesch, Mario Botta, Riccardo Blumer, Marianne Burkhalter & Christian Sumi, Antonio Citterio, Marc Collomb, Grafton Architects, Diébédo Francis Kéré, Quintus Miller, João Nunes, Valerio Olgiati, and Jonathan Sergison. 

L'atlante dell'architetto / The Architect's Atlas

edited by
Bruno Pedretti
19 x 24,5 cm, 252 pp.
160 ill. col., 120 ill. b/w
paperback
english / italian
Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836634569
€ 42 / frs 45.–


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