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34 Design studios, 15 Diploma studios, 98 courses, 96 lecturers, 103 assistants, more than 800 students: a year of teaching activity at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture.

Annuario / Yearbook 2021

Academy of Architecture
Yearbook 2021
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4 × 24 cm, 420 pp.
355 ill. b/w, 220 ill, col.
paperback
english / italian
ISBN 97888876248953
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Paolo Perulli. Econimia della velocità, Mendrisio Academy Press
Paolo Perulli. Econimia della velocità, Mendrisio Academy Press

La società mobile, liquida, interconnessa presuppone e richiede una velocità sempre più elevata nel movimento di persone, merci e informazioni, ma produce retroazioni. È la faccia della globalizzazione meno esplorata e invece cruciale. Senza le grandi navi dell’industria dello shipping non ci sarebbe l’economia globale delle merci progettate in America, prodotte in Cina e distribuite nel mondo. Senza informatica distribuita e mezzi di consegna istantanea non ci sarebbe l’economia di Amazon. Senza le piattaforme digitali non ci sarebbe il gigantesco mercato della grande distribuzione organizzata. Senza treni ad alta velocità non ci sarebbe la circolazione di persone tra grandi città che ha cambiato il modo di vivere e di lavorare. Si è quindi compiuta in pochi anni una mutazione storica: dall’industria di massa dell’automobile alla mobilità informazionale, cognitiva, personalizzata del nuovo secolo. Con impegni di capitali e tecnologie, consumo di risorse ambientali e impatti sull’ecologia e sulla vita quotidiana e l’identità delle persone. Aspetti di un fenomeno più grande e sottile, quello dell’accelerazione sociale. Che produce anche alienazione e disintegrazione. E oggi richiede un radicale ripensamento causato dalla pandemia. Verso quali mete l’intera società è messa alla rincorsa? Il volume esplora l’economia della velocità, i saperi tecnici che la rendono possibile e i paradossi sociali e ambientali che ne derivano. Testi di: Simonetta Armondi, Giuseppe Berta, Sergio Bologna, Andrea Bottalico, Luca Garavaglia, Paolo Perulli, Marco Ponti, Pier Paolo Puliafito, Marcello Tadini.

Economia della velocità. A cura di Paolo Perulli

edited by Paolo Perulli
12,5 x 20,5 cm, 112 pp.
paperback
italian
Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836652396
€ 15 / frs 15.-


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Quarantotto pagine:  Paolo Zermani, Fondamenta, Mendrisio Academy Press
Quarantotto pagine: Paolo Zermani, Fondamenta, Mendrisio Academy Press

“The New over the Old was the title of the course I have held at the Academy in recent years, with the term ‘over’ indicating not so much the desire to conceal as conscious integration. In the relation between these two words lies the transition to the project, which we can identify as an attempt to represent the new distance between things. After sharing a path through my works, because the project is taught through projects, and I would not know how to do otherwise, but also with the precise support of a survey of the data accumulated in places, the final critical work of each student began, applied each year to a different Italian city. With the help of the five points (place, time, land, light, silence) identified as an interpretational sequence and trace to modify space, and abetted by the quiet of the studio sessions, we translated sensations into measurements, in keeping with a method aimed not at offering free or abstractly creative solutions, in the belief that architecture is transformed and cannot be improvised” (Paolo Zermani).

Quarantotto pagine: Paolo Zermani, Fondamenta

14,5 x 19 cm, 52 pp.
22 ill. b/w
paperback
italian
Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836650842
€ 10 / frs 12.-

 


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Architectural History and Globalized Knowledge. Gottfried Semper in London, Mendrisio Academy Press
Architectural History and Globalized Knowledge. Gottfried Semper in London, Mendrisio Academy Press

Gottfried Semper’s years of exile in London (1850-55) were a time of highly inspiring experiences. The London of the Great Exhibition offered the German architect an immense trove of objects for study and an intellectual environment that provided seminal impulses for his innovative cultural-historical theory of architecture. The present volume, resulting from a collaborative SNSF research project of the Institute for the History and Theory of Art and Architecture, Università della Svizzera italiana, and the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture, ETH Zurich, positions Semper as both an observer and actor in this period. It goes beyond focusing on Semper as an individual person and considers his work as a designer, teacher, and writer of architecture against the backdrop of the historical, architectural, and disciplinary surroundings. Texts by: Elena Chestnova, Murray Fraser, Michael Gnehm, Sonja Hildebrand, Mari Hvattum, Claudio Leoni, Kate Nichols, Alina Payne, Philip Ursprung, Caroline van Eck, Dieter Weidmann, Beat Wyss.

Architectural History and Globalized Knowledge. Gottfried Semper in London

edited by
Michael Gnehm, Sonja Hildebrand
19 x 24,5 cm
216 pp.
88 ill. col., 24 ill. b/w
paperback
english
gta Verlag
ISBN 9783856764098
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3929/ethz-b-000501065
€ 35 / frs. 35.‒
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Annuario 2020. Accademia di architettura, Mendrisio Academy Press
Annuario 2020. Accademia di architettura, Mendrisio Academy Press

26 Design studios, 14 Diploma studios, 97 courses, 90 lecturers, 116 assistants, more than 800 students: a year of teaching activity at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture.

Yearbook 2020. Accademia di architettura

24 × 24 cm, 384 pp.
515 ill. b/w, 51 ill, col.
paperback
english / italian
ISBN 97888876248922
€ 18 / frs 20.–


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Aurelio Galfetti. Costruire lo spazio The Construction of Space, Mendrisio Academy Press
Aurelio Galfetti. Costruire lo spazio The Construction of Space, Mendrisio Academy Press

The three essays brought together here offer a specific reading of different phases of Galfetti’s achievement. Starting from a single project, they demonstrate how the idea of a territorial architecture has always linked the project in his work (on every scale) to the place, the landscape and the territory. Texts by: Franz Graf, Nicola Navone, Laurent Stalder.Interview by Francesca Albani.

Aurelio Galfetti. Costruire lo spazio The Construction of Space

edited by
Franz Graf
24 x 28 cm, 160 pp.
25 ill. b/w, 103 ill. col.
paperback
english / italian
ISBN: 9788836648689
€ 30 / frs 30.–


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Tracce di una scuola. Accademia di architettura a Mendrisio 1996-2021, Mendrisio Academy Press
Tracce di una scuola. Accademia di architettura a Mendrisio 1996-2021, Mendrisio Academy Press

This book presents an outline of the foundation and growth of the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, established in 1996 as a faculty of the coeval Università della Svizzera italiana. The school was immediately distinguished by an educational range that sought to create a dialogue between different disciplines, only seemingly remote from architecture, with historians, philosophers, artists and scientists engaging with the work of architects and urban planners. And in retracing the first 25 years of the Academy, the author, a world-famous architect and one of the founders of the school, also recounts architecture experienced as a generational commitment in the face of environmental changes.

Tracce di una scuola. Accademia di architettura a Mendrisio 1996-2021

Mario Botta
Tracce di una scuola.
Accademia di architettura a Mendrisio
1996-2021
21 x 26 cm, 424 pp.
690 ill. col. and b/w
paperback
italian
Electa
ISBN: 9788892821279
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Paolo Portoghesi. I ponti di Borromini, Mendrisio Academy Press
Paolo Portoghesi. I ponti di Borromini, Mendrisio Academy Press

“This evening, to avoid boring you with familiar matters, I will talk about Borromini as a bridge builder, though physically he never built any. To understand the sense in which the word ‘bridge’ is to be understood, I will give the definition that a philosopher gave, which I will have occasion to speak of again. ‘The bridge rises light and powerful above the river. It not only connects two banks that already exist. The connection established by the bridge firstly causes the two banks to appear as banks. It is the bridge that properly opposes one to the other. The one bank is detached from and opposed to the other by virtue of the bridge. The banks then do not simply bound the river as the nondescript edges of dry land. With the two banks, the bridge each time brings one and the other expanse of the surrounding landscape. It brings the river, the banks and the surrounding land into reciprocal closeness’. The banks that Borromini’s bridges distinguish and connect are many. Those we will talk about are six: the North and the South of Europe; decoration and the architectural organism; the forms of architecture and their meanings; composition and decomposition as a design method; virtual and real; architecture and life” (Paolo Portoghesi).

Paolo Portoghesi. I ponti di Borromini

Quarantotto pagine:
14.5 x 19 cm, 48 pp.
40 ill. col., 15 ill. b/w
paperback
italian
Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836647989
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Mendrisio Academy Press, Milano città e territorio. Uno studio di caso Antonio Calafati, Basellini, De Lorenzo, Zoli
Mendrisio Academy Press, Milano città e territorio. Uno studio di caso Antonio Calafati, Basellini, De Lorenzo, Zoli
Mendrisio Academy Press, Milano città e territorio. Uno studio di caso Antonio Calafati, Basellini, De Lorenzo, Zoli
Mendrisio Academy Press, Milano città e territorio. Uno studio di caso Antonio Calafati, Basellini, De Lorenzo, Zoli
Mendrisio Academy Press, Milano città e territorio. Uno studio di caso Antonio Calafati, Basellini, De Lorenzo, Zoli
Mendrisio Academy Press, Milano città e territorio. Uno studio di caso Antonio Calafati, Basellini, De Lorenzo, Zoli
Mendrisio Academy Press, Milano città e territorio. Uno studio di caso Antonio Calafati, Basellini, De Lorenzo, Zoli
Mendrisio Academy Press, Milano città e territorio. Uno studio di caso Antonio Calafati, Basellini, De Lorenzo, Zoli
Mendrisio Academy Press, Milano città e territorio. Uno studio di caso Antonio Calafati, Basellini, De Lorenzo, Zoli
Mendrisio Academy Press, Milano città e territorio. Uno studio di caso Antonio Calafati, Basellini, De Lorenzo, Zoli
Mendrisio Academy Press, Milano città e territorio. Uno studio di caso Antonio Calafati, Basellini, De Lorenzo, Zoli
Mendrisio Academy Press, Milano città e territorio. Uno studio di caso Antonio Calafati, Basellini, De Lorenzo, Zoli
Mendrisio Academy Press, Milano città e territorio. Uno studio di caso Antonio Calafati, Basellini, De Lorenzo, Zoli
Mendrisio Academy Press, Milano città e territorio. Uno studio di caso Antonio Calafati, Basellini, De Lorenzo, Zoli

This book is the outcome of a teaching project stemming from a consolidated approach to research into the contemporary city. It uses the case of Milan as an introduction to the study of the co-evolution between social city and physical city, an analytical and project theme that has marked modern urban planning.The first part describes the process of formation of the city of Milan as it is in fact; the second presents a methodology for analysing the morphology of the territory of the municipality of San Donato Milanese, interpreted as part, as a district, of Greater Milan.

Milano: città e territorio. Uno studio di caso

Antonio Calafati,
Carlottavio Basellini, Alberto De Lorenzo, Stefano Zoli
19 x 22,5 cm
96 pp.
80 ill. col., 14 ill. b/w
paperback
italian
Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836646647 
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Mendrisio Academy Press, Quindici anni di Wish by Martino Pedrozzi
Mendrisio Academy Press, Quindici anni di Wish by Martino Pedrozzi
Mendrisio Academy Press, Quindici anni di Wish by Martino Pedrozzi
Mendrisio Academy Press, Quindici anni di Wish by Martino Pedrozzi
Mendrisio Academy Press, Quindici anni di Wish by Martino Pedrozzi
Mendrisio Academy Press, Quindici anni di Wish by Martino Pedrozzi
Mendrisio Academy Press, Quindici anni di Wish by Martino Pedrozzi
Mendrisio Academy Press, Quindici anni di Wish by Martino Pedrozzi
Mendrisio Academy Press, Quindici anni di Wish by Martino Pedrozzi
Mendrisio Academy Press, Quindici anni di Wish by Martino Pedrozzi
Mendrisio Academy Press, Quindici anni di Wish by Martino Pedrozzi
Mendrisio Academy Press, Quindici anni di Wish by Martino Pedrozzi

How can we avoid the creation of new ghettos or the proliferation of dormitory neighbourhoods? How does architectural action encourage ties between individual and family life and the social and collective dimensions? The special character of social housing lies in this twofold specificity: it responds to primary needs and offers scenarios of life capable of accommodating the complexity of public space. In doing so, the design of social housing is closely bound up with the urban fact and its deep social, cultural and temporal stratification. The design of important sections of the city constitutes the underlying motif of all 15 editions of WISH (Workshop on International Social Housing), a formative project launched in 2003 by the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture and recounted in this volume.

Quindici anni di WISH

Workshop on International Social Housing
2003-2017
edited by
Martino Pedrozzi, Andrea Nardi
17 x 24 cm
280 pp.
96 ill. col., 204 ill. b/v
paperback
italian
ISBN 9788887624915 
€ 39 / frs. 39.‒


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