Montreal's Geodesic Dreams: Jeffrey Lindsay and the Fuller Research Foundation Canadian Division
Cammie McAtee with Carlo Carbone and Réjean Legault

FullePavillon.jpgspacerR. Buckminster Fuller’s U.S. Pavilion at Expo 67 has long been recognized as an icon of Montreal’s urban landscape. Yet this high point was only a part of the story of Canada’s contributions to developing the geodesic dome. Based on previously unpublished archival material, Montreal’s Geodesic Dreams sheds light on the pioneering explorations of Montreal designer Jeffrey Lindsay (1924-84) and the Fuller Research Foundation Canadian Division (1949-56). This ebullient period of collaborative creativity and technological optimism placed Montreal at the forefront of dome experimentation in the 1950s - a moment when geodesic domes seized the architectural and popular imagination and sprouted up across the country in virtually every conceivable program and context. Illustrated with photographs, drawings, documents, drawing instruments and design tools. Cammie McAtee is an independent curator and architectural historian based in Montreal and was longtime curator at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. She is author or coauthor of numerous publications, notably, Mies van der Rohe in America (2001), and Josep Lluís Sert: The Architect of Urban Design, 1953-1969 (2017). Carlo Carbone and Réjean Legault are associate professors at l’École de design de l’Université du Québec à Montréal. In English and French.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (10/2017) 108 pp 54 col + 156 bw ill. 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112718   $34.95 Can. $36.95 U.S.

Dan Hanganu: Works 1981-2015
Edited by Essy Baniassad. Introduction by Kenneth Frampton
Contributors: Hubert Beringer, Denis Bilodeau, Jennifer Thiele Busch, Paul Byard, Brian Carter, David Covo, Heidi Landecker, Steven Mannell, Jacques Plante, Gilles Prud’homme, Jim Taggart, David Theodore, Adele Weder

hanganu.jpgspacerThis long overdue account of an important contribution to architectural design and discourse examines forty years of practice with detailed documents of major award-winning projects by the Bulgarian-born Canadian architect. Drawing on rationalist, constructivist, and classical discourses, Hanganu has shaped the architectural synthesis between European architectural history and Canadian culture and geographic conditions with a defining contribution to architecture that has influenced generations of architects. Essays and accompanying texts explore Hanganu’s background and approach to architecture and underline issues that reach into the soul of his projects. These are important especially in the face of the tendency to present works of architecture as consumable products, an unfortunate trend that makes one an outsider to the inner world of architecture, its challenges and motivations. Hanganu’s body of work embodies such inner workings. The aim of this book is to urge an appreciation of Hanganu’s work at that level and to impart an understanding of that inner world; the origin of form and the path of design for every project. Kenneth Frampton’s essay guides the search for such understanding, in addition to defining the work in a clear historical context. Dan Hanganu completed a degree in architecture at the University of Bucharest in 1961. He then studied architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris before moving to Montreal where he founded his own firm. Hanganu's first building to attract acclaim was the Museum of Archaeology and History at Pointe-à-Callière in Montreal. He has since completed numerous public buildings. Dan Hanganu has received more than 50 design awards, including the Governor General's Award for Architecture in 1994.

Editors: Essy Baniassad is Professor, School of Architecture, University of Botswana and adjunct professor, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the author of Rocco: Being Chinese in Architecture: Recent Works (MCCM Creations 2004), and Shim-Sutcliffe: the Passage of Time (Dalhousie Architectural Press 2014). Kenneth Frampton is the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, New York. He is the author of, notably, A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form (Lars Müller 2015) and Modern Architecture: A Critical History (Thames & Hudson 2007).

Dalhousie Architectural Press (07/2017) 184 pp full col. 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112657   $37.95 Can. $39.95 U.S. 

Fabricate: Rethinking Design and Construction
Edited by Achim Menges, Bob Sheil, Ruairi Glynn and Marilena Skavara

newfabricate.jpgspacerAn entirely new essay collection that brings together pioneers in design within architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, materials technology and computation to explore the progressive integration of digital design with manufacturing processes, and its impact on design and making in the 21st century. Discussion on key themes include: how digital fabrication technologies are enabling new creative and construction opportunities from component to building scales, the difficult gap that exists between digital modelling and its realization, material performance and manipulation, off-site and on-site construction, interdisciplinary education, economic and sustainable contexts. Featuring cutting-edge built work from both academia and practice. Published in conjunction with University College London’s Bartlett School of Architecture.

Editors: Achim Menges teaches at the University of Stuttgart, where he is director of the Institute for Computational Design. He has authored and co-authored numerous publications, notably, Advancing Wood Architecture: A Computational Approach (Routledge 2016). Bob Sheil is director of The Bartlett School of Architecture. He has authored and edited numerous publications, notably, the earlier editions of Fabricate as well as Drawing Futures: Speculations in Contemporary Drawing for Art and Architecture (Riverside Architectural Press 2017). Ruairi Glynn practices as an installation artist and directs the Interactive Architecture Lab at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. He has exhibited internationally with recent shows at the Centre Pompidou Paris, the National Art Museum of China Beijing, and the Tate Modern, London. Marilena Skavara is a London based architect. Her project ‘Adaptive fa[ca]de’ was exhibited at ‘Digital Hinterlands’ exhibition in London in fall 2009 and published in ‘Passages Through Hinterlands’ book which featured projects of leading graduates and young practices.

Riverside Architectural Press (04/2017) 304 pp. col. throughout 9.5 x 9.5 in Hardcover   9781988366111   $49.95 Can. $49.95 U.S.

Worldmaking as Techné: Participatory Art, Music, and Architecture
Edited by Alberto de Campo, Mark-David Hosale, and Sana Murrani
with a Foreword by Roy Ascott


Worldmaking as Techné: Participatory Art, Music, and Architecture outlines a practice that challenges the World and how it could be through a kind of future-making, and/or other world making, by creating alternate realties as artworks that are simultaneously ontological propositions. In simplified terms the concept of techné is concerned with the art and craft of making. In particular a kind of practice that embodies the enactment of theoretical approach that helps determine the significance of the work, how it was made, and why. By positioning worldmaking as a kind of techné, we seek to create a discourse of art making as an enframing of the world that results in the expression of ontological propositions through the creation of art-worlds. The volume focuses on the involvement of the techné of worldmaking in participatory art practice. Such practice can be found in all areas of art, however, under scrutiny for this particular book are: interactive, generative, and prosthetic art, architecture, and music practices that depend for their vitality and development on the participation of their observers. The book is organized into three sections: po(i)etic, machinic, and cybernetic, which explore the aesthetics, systems, methods, and ontological underpinnings of a worldmaking based practice. Each section contains historical texts alongside new texts. The texts were carefully chosen to highlight the integration of theory and practice in their approach. While the foundation of this worldmaking is deeply philosophical and rigorous in its approach, there is a need to connect this work to the World of our everyday experience. As we contemplate issues of why we might want to make a world, we are confronted with the responsibilities of making the world as well.

Contributors: Sofian Audry, Philip Beesley, Laura Beloff, Peter Blasser, James Coupe, Alberto de Campo, Heinz von Foerster, Felix Guattari, Mark-David Hosale, Kathrine Elizabeth L. Johansson, Sang Lee, Sana Murrani, Dan Overholt, Andrew Pickering, Esben Bala Skouboe, Chris Salter, Nicolas Schöffer, Edward Shanken, Graham Wakefield

Riverside Architectural Press (12/2017) 430 pp col. throughout 9 x 8.25 in softcover   9781988366098   $35.95 Can. $44.95 U.S.

Drawing Futures: Speculations in Contemporary Drawing for Art and Architecture
Edited by Laura Allen and Luke Caspar Pearson

drawingfutures.jpgspacerThis compendium of projects, writings and interviews focuses on how the field of drawing expands synchronously alongside technological and computational developments. Despite numerous developments in technological manufacture and computational design that provide new grounds for designers, the act of drawing still plays a central role as a vehicle for speculation. In reflection of a society now underpinned by computational networks and interfaces allowing hitherto unprecedented views of the world, the changing status of the drawing and its representation as a political act demands a platform for reflection and innovation. Drawing Futures critically reassess the act of drawing and where its future may lie. Bringing together practitioners from many creative fields, the book discusses how drawing is changing in relation to new technologies for the production and dissemination of ideas. Drawings seduce, and the drawings in this book are tantalising evidence of this. Yet the aim of Drawing Futures is to illustrate how drawing works as an abundantly rich, diverse, inventive, critical and serious research domain. In this regard, it is a ground-breaking study of the point and promise of drawing; a first of its kind, which both explores the microscopic detail of the craft and envisions the radical possibilities inherent in its expression. The academics, artists and architects whose work lies within conceive of drawing as a rigorous, liberating form of expression. Their contributions work together as a manifesto for the future of an artform that is capable of both utter simplicity and infinite complexity. Published to accompany the international conference of the same name held at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (United Kingdom) in November 2016.

Laura Allen is Professor of Architecture and Augmented Landscapes at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and cofounder of the design practice, Smout Allen. Luke Caspar Pearson is a designer and teacher at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and founding partner of You+Pea, a design research practice.

Riverside Architectural Press (12/2016) 288 pp ill. throughout 10 x 9.5 in softcover   9781988366043   $34.99 Can. $34.99 U.S.

Seeing, Selling, and Situating Radio in Canada 1922-1956
Michael Windover and Anne MacLennan

/seeingselling.jpgspacerAn examination of the visual, material, and spatial presence of radio as it reshaped Canadian society in the second quarter of the twentieth century. As radio entered homes and became an increasingly important component of society, it affected not only the soundscape of everyday life but had architectural consequences as well. From the design of radio cabinets, which literally framed and gave representational quality to the new electronic medium, to advertisements aimed at selling equipment to enhance and afford radio listening lifestyles, radio was experienced strongly in visual and spatial terms. These original essays examine aspects of radio culture found in newspapers, magazines, in homes, and in the broader built environment, arguing that this seemingly supplementary or simply overlooked material was in fact crucial to formation of radio culture. The authors posit that radio, as a social instrument, facilitated the creation of a new kind of public space. And the imaginative potential in visual culture and in design helped shape the contours of this social space, which became deeply embedded within society by the time television altered the visual-acoustic landscape again in the 1950s. By looking at the material culture of radio in the 1930s and 1940s, this publication offers a new way to think about a medium closely associated with twentieth-century modernity. Anne MacLennan is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at York University, Toronto. She is the author of 'Resistance to Regulation: Early Canadian Broadcaster and Listeners', in Islands of Resistance: Pirate Radio in Canada (2010), and 'Women, Radio and the Depression: A “Captive” Audience from Household Hints to Story Time and Serials' in Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Michael Windover is Assistant Professor of Art History, teaching in the History and Theory of Architecture Program in the School for Studies in Art and Culture at Carleton University, Ottawa. He is the author of Art Deco: A Mode of Mobility (2012).

Dalhousie Architectural Press (Available: May 3 2017) 104 pp ill. 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112701   $34.95 Can. $36.95 U.S.

"Living Lightly on the Earth:" Building an Ark for Prince Edward Island, 1974-76
Steven Mannell

livinglightly.jpgspacerBuilt in 1976 by the Cape Cod-based New Alchemy Institute and designed in partnership with Solsearch Architects of Cambridge MA, the Ark bio-shelter was conceived as "an early exploration in weaving together the sun, wind, biology and architecture for the benefit of humanity.” The structure’s integrated ecological design features provided autonomous life support for a family of four, providing for all food and energy needs, managing all wastes, and enabling a new and symbiotic relationship between its inhabitants and the ecosystem of their home. The Ark deployed many then-experimental technologies that remain emblems of sustainable design today: solar heating with mass heat storage, a high-efficiency wood stove, a wind turbine generator, composting toilets, and a passive solar agri/aquaculture greenhouse. It embodied design approaches that were being explored in numerous environmental building experiments of the era, including passive solar orientation, super-insulation of walls and roof, and minimizing of exterior surface and edges. Four decades on, humanity faces many of the same environmental challenges addressed by the Ark, though now with a greater sense of urgency, a reduced sense of individual and community agency to tackle them, and an expectation of diminished lifestyles. This study of the ground-breaking project offers an alternative approach to meeting a challenging future: a spirit of critical hope, embodying adventure and possibility, with creative collaboration between science and society, and among governments, communities and individuals. Published to accompany the exhibition celebrating the Ark’s 40th anniversary, the publication is illustrated with dozens of original drawings and period photographs, and features a wealth of background materials. Steven Mannell is director of the College of Sustainability at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. He is the author of Atlantic Modern: The Architecture of the Atlantic Provinces 1950-2000 (2004).

Dalhousie Architectural Press (New release date: 03/2017) 96 pp ill. 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112695   $34.95 Can. $36.95 U.S.

Arthur Erickson: Layered Landscapes, Drawings from the Canadian Architectural Archives (Revised 2nd edition)
Edited by Michelangelo Sabatino and Linda Fraser

spacerCanadian architect Arthur Erickson (1924-2009), was a passionate advocate of cultural awareness and a fervent explorer of human and natural environments. Produced in conjunction with the exhibition of Erickson’s drawings and sketches which toured the country in 2013 and 2014, this completely revised edition contains a new foreword, revised essays, new full-page photographs, and new cover art. Arthur Erickson: Layered Landscapes is the inaugural publication of the Canadian Modern series, a peer-reviewed series focused on the cultural and architectural history of twentieth-century Canada. A Vancouver native, Erickson studied at the University of British Columbia and McGill University. In 1963, he won a competition to design Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. His integrative design gained international acclaim, opening the doors to a long and distinguished career. His works include The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, the San Diego Convention Center, Napp Laboratories in Cambridge, England, and the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. This new limited edition replaces all previous and now out-of-print versions.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (12/2016) 80 pp col. iill. 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112671   $49.95 Can. $49.95 U.S.

Twenty + Change: Next Generation, Emerging Canadian Design Practices
Edited by Heather Dubbeldam
With contributions from Alex Bozikovic and Steve DiPasquale

nextgeneration.jpgspacerThe descriptive Next Generation underlines the guiding principle behind the firms chosen for this fourth installment in the series : the majority of practices are less than five years old, and more than half of them have only been in existence for two or three years. The firms included in this edition, with a few exceptions, collectively represent the youngest firms in the four iterations of Twenty + Change. Selected by a curatorial committee from more than 160 submissions, these projects by thirteen organizations engage the public realm in meaningful ways, posit new models for collective living and urban infill, advance the role of sustainability and vernacular craft, and explore opportunities for speculative and self-initiated commissions. Project descriptions and original essays by noted architectural critics, educators, and practitioners are accompanied by numerous colour plates. Published to accompany an original exhibition at Toronto's Urbanspace Gallery from November 20, 2015 through February 6, 2016, the book operates as both exhibition catalogue and independent publication. Featuring the following design practices: Architects Luc Bouliane (Toronto), Architecture Microclimat (Montreal), Atelier Barda (Montreal), Batay-Csorba Architects (Toronto), Ja Architecture Studio (Toronto), Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio (Vancouver), Peter Sampson Architecture Studio (Winnipeg), Polymétis, (Toronto), Quinlan Osborne Design (Montreal), Scott & Scott Architects, (Vancouver), UUfie (Toronto), Woodford/Sheppard Architecture (St. John’s), WORK/SHOP (Winnipeg). Heather Dubbeldam is the principal of DUBBELDAM Architecture + Design (Toronto) and author and co-author of several architecture and design books including the three earlier publications in the Twenty + Change series. Alex Bozikovic is the architecture critic for The Globe and Mail. His work has appeared in publications such as Azure, Frame, Architectural Record, Dwell and Spacing. Steve DiPasquale is an architect at HCMA Architecture + Design (Vancouver) and the founder and principal of Operative Agency, a spatial-political research think tank.

Riverside Architectural Press (12/2015) 96 pp 80 col. ill. 8.5 x 7 in softcover   9781926724737   $20.00 Can. $22.00 U.S.

CITA works
Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Martin Tamke, Phil Ayres and Paul Nicholas

CITA.jpgspacerThe Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) is an innovative research environment exploring the emergent intersections between architecture and digital technologies. This thoroughly illustrated book documents over 40 projects, events and research collaborations conducted between 2005 and 2014 by CITA. Through individual project descriptions accompanied by photographic documentation and design drawings, CITA works provides readers with insights into the design-led practice-based architectural research which queries how computation challenges the way we think, design and build architecture. With essays by Professor Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen (Head of CITA), and Dr. Jane Burry (Head of the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory, RMIT) the work is contextualized within the field of digital architectural design practice. These essays also identify the emerging questions and maturing methods that continue to inform CITA's research within this territory. CITA works marks the first 10 years of our research effort and acknowledges the institutions, practices, companies and individuals that have participated, contributed and collaborated with us along the way. CITA is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Mette Ramsgard Thomsen founded CITA in 2005. Martin Tamke joined CITA in 2006 and has shaped its design based research practice. Phil Ayres joined CITA in 2009 after teaching at London's Bartlett School of Architecture. Paul Nicholas joined CITA in 2011 and is author of Designing Material / Materialising Design (Riverside Architectural Press).

Riverside Architectural Press (10/2015) 220 pp 180 ill. (125 col.) 10 x 10 x 2 in hardcover (with dustjacket)  9781926724720  $49.95 Can. $55.00 U.S.

Competing Modernisms: Toronto’s New City Hall and Square

George Thomas Kapelos
With an introduction by Christopher Armstrong

daptoronto.jpgspacer.gifThe 1958 competition for Toronto’s new city hall and public square was the largest competition of its era, attracting more architects than even the 1956 Sydney Opera House competition. While the outcome is well known - Finnish-born architect Viljo Revell’s complex opened to public acclaim in 1965 - what is lesser known to specialists and to the general public is the amazing variety of projects that were submitted from around the world. Weaving a tale that is equal parts civic, cultural, and architectural history, this thoroughly illustrated publication explores the impact of the competition on the design of public institutions and urban spaces in Canada, and reflects upon the value of architectural competitions as modern architecture developed in the mid-20th century. Features a selection of more than 50 official entries each illustrated with original drawings and models, as well as a complete listing of the more than 500 participating architects and architectural firms. Published to coincide with the exhibition “Shaping Canadian Modernity: The 1958 Toronto City Hall and Square Competition and Its Legacy,” at the Paul H. Cocker Gallery, Ryerson University (Toronto) from September 1 to October 9, 2015. George Thomas Kapelos teaches architecture and planning at Ryerson University. Christopher Armstrong is the author of Making Toronto Modern: Architecture and Design 1895-1975 (2014). Competing Modernisms: Toronto’s New City Hall and Square is the latest in the Canadian Modern series, a collection dedicated to the promotion of scholarship on the architecture, built environment, and landscape of Canada (Series editor: Michelangelo Sabatino, Illinois Institute of Technology.)

Dalhousie Architectural Press (09/2015) 128 pp bw ill. throughout 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112688   $34.95 Can. $39.95 U.S.

Architecture and National Identity: The Centennial Projects 50 Years On

Edited by Marco Polo and Colin Ripley

archnatid.gifspacer.gifWith the approach of Canada’s centennial in 1967, the Canadian government initiated dozens of architectural projects across the country. This ambitious program, unabashedly about nation-building, aimed to give form to the identity of a young country. Known collectively as the Centennial Projects, these structures included arts buildings such as the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, historic buildings such as the Fathers of Confederation Memorial Building in Charlottetown, and other more idiosyncratic entities such as the UFO Landing Pad in St. Paul Alberta. This publication proposes an historical overview of the venture as well as detailed presentations of 21 projects with archival photographs and original architectural renderings. In English and French. Foreword by Michaelangelo Sabatino.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (09/2014) 96 pp 126 ill (20 col.) 8.5 in x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112664   $29.95 Can. $34.95 U.S.

Shim-Sutcliffe: The Passage of Time
Edited by Annette W. LeCuyer
Foreword by Essy Baniassad. Introduction by Brian Carter. Postscript by Phyllis Lambert

passageoftime.gifspacer.gifThrough close study of work of Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe, this book traces the evolution of contemporary architectural ideas particularly as they relate to urbanity and the wilderness. Annotated with drawings, ranging from preliminary sketches to construction details, as well as images of models, mock-ups, prototypes and finished buildings in use. The works of Shim-Sutcliffe has been published internationally and has received numerous rewards. They work out of Toronto, Canada. Annette W. LeCuyer is Professor of Architecture at the University of Buffalo. Essy Baniassad is founder of Tuns Press, now Dalhousie Architectural Press. Brian Carter is Professor of Architecture at The State University of New York. Phyllis Lambert is Founding Director Emeritus of the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (09/2014) 103 pp 90 col. ill 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112633   $29.95 Can. $34.95 U.S.

For Rick Haldenby
Edited by Robert Jan van Pelt and Philip Beesley
haldenby.gifspacerSince 1988 Rick Haldenby has been Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo, one of the most influential architectural schools in Canada. He is the founder of the University’s highly successful Rome Program and a recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award. He has been involved in archeological work in Italy, Carthage and Malta. Research interests include Mediterranean archaeology, design and management of historic landscapes and sites, design in mid-size cities, and community/university partnerships. This collection of writings by colleagues, students and alumni attest to Haldenby’s many outstanding achievements.

Riverside Architectural Press (2013) 154 pp 60 ill (40 col) 9 x 8 in softcover  9781926724409  $24.95 Can. $29.95 U.S.

ACADIA 2013: Adaptive Architecture
Edited by Philip Beesley, Omar Khan and Michael Stacey

adaptivearchitect.gifspacerACADIA 2013 Adaptive Architecture is the proceedings of the 33rd annual international conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture. The conference is held October 24-26, 2013 in Cambridge, Ontario and hosted by the School of Architecture, University of Waterloo, in partnership with the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and the University of Nottingham. The proceedings publication contains peer-reviewed and juried research on computational design focused on emerging themes of adaptive and complex systems within contemporary architecture. Papers, research and design posters, keynote presentations and ACADIA 2013 Award papers are included together with information on current organization of the society. ACADIA 2013 Adaptive Architecture is associated with the 2012 Adaptive Architecture conference held at the London Building Centre.

Riverside Architectural Press (2013) 480 pp illustrated throughout 11 x 8.5 in softcover  9781926724225  $59.95 Can. $65.95 U.S.

Unconventional Computing: Design Methods for Adaptive Architecture
Edited by Rachel Armstrong and Simone Ferracina

unconventional.jpgspacerUnconventional Computing: Design Methods for Adaptive Architecture is an exploration of the emerging terrain of negotiated acts of co-design between humans, nonhumans and matter, where spatial programs are regarded as acts of persuasion, cooperation and symbiosis. These acts of design and production are not at odds with nature but are seamlessly entwined with its processes. Unconventional computing offers a platform where information and matter are coupled. Rather than being an afterthought to geometry in the design process, materials can participate directly in design solutions. The book aims to expand tools and approaches for responsive and adaptable methods of architectural design and production. Contributors from the fields of science, design and computation suggest that unconventional computing can be a synergetic practice that integrates established methods including parametrics, digital prototyping, landscape design and cybernetics. The convergence of these methods produce potent possibilities for emerging material practices.

Riverside Architectural Press (2013) 224 pp illustrated throughout 11 x 8.5 in softcover  9781926724249  $29.95 Can. $34.95 U.S.

Prototyping Architecture
Edited by Michael Stacey

prototyping.gifspacerPrototyping Architecture explores the importance of prototypes in the delivery of high quality contemporary architecture - performative architecture that is inventive, purposeful and beautiful. The book brings together the work of architects, engineers, manufacturers, product designers, research teams, and artists, sourced from around the world. Placing a particular emphasis on research and experimentation, authors show how prototyping can inform architecture with maquettes, models and full-scale trial assemblies. The importance of prototyping within architecture to achieve high quality construction is also examined. Essays by international leaders in contemporary architectural prototyping and design are included. The book documents the exhibition Prototyping Architecture, which was inaugurated at Wolfson Hall, University of Nottingham, 2012, and then shown at the London Building Centre Gallery, 2013, where it was accompanied by the international conference Prototyping Architecture.  The final stage of the exhibition is at Design at Riverside Gallery and University of Waterloo, 2013 for the ACADIA 2013 Adaptive Architecture international conference, Cambridge, Ontario.

Riverside Architectural Press (2013) 250 pp illustrated throughout 10.5 x 8 in softcover  9781926724256  $34.95 Can. $39.95 U.S.

Designing Material / Materialising Design
Paul Nicholas

designingmaterial.gifspacerDesigning Material / Materialising Design focuses on the design of elastically tailored composite architectural structures. Emerging technologies around synthetic materials can now support the precise specification of materials and their properties. This book moves away from the conception of material as an unresisting receptacle for forms determined in advance to explore the architectural implications of synthetic materials and design methods for calibrated material behaviour. It includes case studies developed at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen. Novel concepts and operational models are illustrated that specify and materialise causal relationships between configuration and transformation. These projects reveal a new locus of architectural instruction that require new kinds of design information, new representational models, and different modes of design control. Paul Nicholas is an architect and researcher who holds a PhD in Architecture from RMIT University, Melbourne Australia. His research has been published internationally, and selected exhibitions include recent Beijing and Venice Architecture Biennales. Having previously worked at Arup Melbourne from 2005 and Edaw London from 2009, his current research explores the idea that designed materials necessitate new relationships between material behaviour, specification and architectural representation. Nicholas co-founded the design practice Mesne in 2005.

Riverside Architectural Press (2013) 114 pp illustrated throughout 9.5 x 6.75 in softcover  9781926724232  $29.95 Can. $34.95 U.S.

Mole: Cute Little Things

Edited by Igsung So

mole.gifspacerPublished to accompany ACADIA 2013, this collection of 14 brief presentations on architectural speculation, culture and design describes itself as "a medium through which projects, photographs, drawings, prints and essays may express our realities in a single booklet."

Riverside Architectural Press (11/2013) 140 pp illustrated throughout 9 x 6 in softcover  978-1-926724-26-3 $17.95 Can. $21.95 U.S.


Edited by Phil Ayres, Mette Ramsgard Thomsen and Martin Tamke
Essays by Mette Ramsgard Thomsen, Philip Beesley and Rachel Cruise

digitalmaterial.jpgspacerdigital.material presents four projects developed at CITA (Centre for IT and Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture). The projects - Reef Pattern, Thaw, Lamella Flock and Persistent Model #1 - are the results of CITA’s research practice which investigates how digital tools are changing core relationships between representation and realisation. They collectively demonstrate how digital tools can be employed to create new potentials for architectural thinking across the domains of design, specification, materials, tectonics and fabrication. Essayists reflect, discuss and contextualize the four projects against contemporary architectural design practice, CITA’s broader research practice, and practices of material forming and construction.   

Riverside Architectural Press (2013) 64 pp col. ill. 9.85 x 8.25 in softcover  9781926724195  $29.95 Can. $34.95 U.S.

Fabricate: Making Digital Architecture

Edited By Ruairi Glynn and Bob Sheil

fabricate.jpgspacerThis publication brings together the work of designers, engineers and makers within architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, and computation. Covering a cross section of scales and typologies, the publication features 32 illustrated case studies of completed buildings, new works in progress, and the latest research in design and digital manufacturing. Practices included Foster + Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Arup, Buro Happold, Amanda Levette Architects, Ron Arad Associates, and renowned institutions Delft, Harvard, MIT, The Bartlett, CITA, and the AA. Punctuating chapters on academic and practice-based research, conversations between world leading experts Mark Burry, Philip Beesley, Matthias Kohler, Neri Oxman, Mark West, Michael Stacey, Hanif Kara and Sean Hanna discuss themes on drawing to production, behavioral composites, robotic assembly, and digital craft. As the scope and diversity of work shown here very clearly conveys, new protocols of engagement between the design and making of digital architecture offer disciplines on all sides the challenge to rethink fabrication as a design activity, and to rethink how the necessary expertise to master this field can be acquired. Foreword by Alan Penn and Robert Aish.

Riverside Architectural Press (2013) 260 pp 135 col. ill. 9.5 x 9.5 softcover  9781926724188  $34.99 Can.  $44.99 U.S.

Brian Carter

battersbyhowat.gifspacer.gifMonograph highlighting the contemporary West Coast designs of Vancouver's BattersbyHowat Architects with an in-depth review of ten projects.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (Tuns Press) (2013) 96 pp col. ill. 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112589   $34.95 Can. $39.95 U.S.

55/02: A Sixteen*(Makers) Project Monograph
Peter Sharpe, Bob Sheil, Nick Callicott and Phil Ayres 
5502.gifspacerExtensively illustrated, this publication documents an unusual project by a multidisciplinary group of architects based at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and collectively known as sixteen*(makers). Composed of some of the most innovative architects in Europe, the group focuses on interactive 'intelligent' systems employing digital fabrication, robotics, and distributed networks of sensors and microprocessors. The project 55/02 is a form of forest shelter that engages with the landscape and is designed to address the visitor towards the particular qualities of its unique placement. It is at once a shelter, a sculpture, a vantage point, and a geographical marker. Essays by the project's authors describe the creation/building process and speculate on the work and its significance. The project's name comes from its coordinates, (55° 11.30 N, 02° 29.23 W, '55/02'), in Northumbria, England. In 2011 the building was awarded a prize by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Previously announced as: '55/02: A Manufactured Architecture in a Manufactured Landscape'

Riverside Architectural Press (2012) 108 pp 67 ill. (col & bw) 6 x 9 in softcover  9781926724072   $26.95 Can.  $29.95 U.S.  

Twenty  + Change 03: Emerging Canadian Design Practices
Edited by Heather Dubbeldam and Lola Sheppard 
twenty3.gifspacerThis new publication is the third in a series profiling emerging design practices from across Canada in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. Projects by nineteen Canadian designers engage the public realm in meaningful ways, investigate new ideas in collective housing and urban infill, and explore prefabrication and regional domestic vernaculars. The book includes profiles of emerging firms, project descriptions, full-colour images and essays by noted architectural critics, educators, and practitioners.

Riverside Architectural Press (2011) 128 pp col. ill. 8.5 x 7 in softcover  9781926724126  $20.00 Can. $22.00 U.S.

Hylozoic Ground: Liminal Responsive Architecture

Philip Beesley. Edited by Pernilla Ohrstedt and Hayley Isaacs

hylozoic.gifspacerThe Hylozoic Ground experimental architecture series developed by architect Philip Beesley has been expanded and refined by researchers, engineers and designers from around the world. It is an immersive, interactive environment that moves and breathes around its viewers, creating an environment can ‘feel’ and ‘care’. Next-generation artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, and interactive technology create an environment that is nearly alive. The book contains essays by theorists and designers, extended photography, and detailed design documents of the evolving project. With contributions by Michelle Addington, Rachel Armstrong, William Elsworthy, Rob Gorbet, Eric Haldenby, Jonah Humphrey, Christian Joakim, Geoff Manaugh, Detlef Mertins, Neil Spiller, and Cary Wolfe. The Hylozoic Ground Project has been selected to represent Canada at the 2010 Venice Biennale in Architecture. Previously announced as: Responsive Envelopes: Hylozoic Soil.

Riverside Architectural Press (2011)196 pp col. ill. 9 x 7.5 in softcover   9781926724027   $29.95 Can. $35.00 U.S.

Designing & Building: Rockhill and Associates
Brian Carter and Juhani Pallasmaa

rockhillassociates.gifspacer.gifThis substantially renewed second edition contains twelve projects (six new) from the Kansas architectural practice of Rockhill and Associates, spanning from their early design-build work to the recent completion of a 37-building affordable housing complex in New Mexico. The firm's work exhibits a keen understanding of the house as an ecosystem, exploring building design that capitalizes on the features of the natural environment.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (Tuns Press) (2011) 120 pp 200 ill (134 col.) 8.5 x 8.5 softcover   9780929112596   $29.95 Can. $34.95 U.S.

Kinetic Architectures and Geotextile Installations

Edited by Philip Beesley

kinetic.gifspacerThis book documents architectural installations developed by Beesley and collaborators from 1995 through 2007. The collection includes architectural sculptures located in natural sites and works integrating kinetic components and interactive systems. Projects in the past several years have focused on immersive digitally fabricated lightweight ‘textile’ structures, and the most recent generations of his work feature responsive systems that use dense arrays of microprocessor, sensors and actuator systems. With contributions by Jean Gagnon, Eric Haldenby, Christine Macy, Andrew Payne, Robert Pepperell, Michael Stacey and Charles Stankievech.

Riverside Architectural Press (04/2010) 182 pp col. ill. 9 x 7.5 in softcover   9780980985696   $34.95 Can. $39.95 U.S.

Atelier BUILD
Brian Carter, Michael Carroll and Danita Rooyakkers

atelierbuild.gif spacer.gifFeatures eight contemporary urban infill housing projects from the Montreal design-build firm of Atelier BUILD.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (Tuns Press) (2010) 64 pp 120 ill (60 col.) 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112572  $19.95 Can. $23.95 U.S

Twenty + Change 01: Emerging Toronto Design Practices

Edited by Heather Dubbeldam & Lola Sheppard

twenty1.gifspacerThe first publication of a new series profiling emerging designers working in architecture, landscape architecture and urban design. Projects by innovative Toronto designers rethink public and domestic space, new technology, and innovative materials and effects. Detailed projects and profiles on each designer are included. The collection is accompanied by essays by leading architectural critics, educators, and practitioners.

Riverside Architectural Press (2009) 128 pp col. ill. 8.5 x 7 in softcover   9781926724003   $20.00 Can. $22.00 U.S.

Twenty + Change 02: Emerging Canadian Design Practices
Edited by Heather Dubbeldam & Lola Sheppard

twenty2.gifspacerPublished simultaneously, this second book features emerging designers across Canada and displays the breadth of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design being produced by a new generation of Canadian innovators. Projects examine new models for public space and housing, and unique relationships between single-family houses and landscape. The book includes profiles of emerging firms, project descriptions, full-colour images and essays by noted architectural critics, educators, and practitioners.

Riverside Architectural Press (2009) 136 pp col. ill. 8.5 x 7 in softcover   9781926724010   $20.00 Can. $22.00 U.S.

Ourtopias: Cities and the Role of Design
Edited by Paola Poletto, Philip Beesley, Catherine Molna

ourtopias.gifspacerThe essays in this book explore the varied and future states of cities and were developed at the Ourtopias conference at Toronto’s Design Exchange in 2007. City designers, architects and legislators offer a widely varying focus encompassing diverse public cultures and practical methods for transforming complex city forms. The word Ourtopia - our Utopia - conveys that the human experience cannot be removed from the city experience. Ten essays accompanied by numerous illustrations.

Riverside Architectural Press (2008) 130 pp col. ill. 9.5 x 7.5 softcover   9780980985603   $29.95 Can. $32.95 U.S.

Mobile Nation: Creating Methodologies for Mobile Platforms
Edited by Martha Ladly and Philip Beesley

mobilenation.gifspacerThis collection of original essays by international scholars, researchers and industry experts explores the emerging field of mobile experience design. Discussions are wide-ranging, addressing technological issues, such as GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and intelligent materials and garments. Designers, engineers and creators write about the potential for mobile platforms in cultural industries, architecture, engineering, industrial design, entertainment and education. Forty texts accompanied by numerous illustrations.

Riverside Architectural Press (2008) 262 pp col. ill. 10 x 7 in hardcover   9780978097844   $44.95 Can. $47.95 U.S.


North House / Maison du Nord: Team North Entry to the 2009 Solar Decathlon
Edited by Geoff Thun, Philip Beesley, Kathy Velikov, Robert Woodbury

northhousemaisondunord.gifspacerThis book documents the North House proposal for the 2009 Solar Decathlon from the pan-Canadian consortium of Waterloo, Simon Fraser and Ryerson universities. In the Solar Decathlon, teams of architects and engineers compete to build self-sufficient houses on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. In English and French.

Riverside Architectural Press (2008) 92 pp col. ill. 9 x 6 in softcover   9780978097899   $14.95 Can. $16.95 U.S.

Solar House / Maison Solaire: Team Montreal Entry to the 2007 Solar Decathlon
Edited by Hugues Rivard, Philip Beesley, Anna Rocki, Robert Woodbury.

This book documents the 2007 entry of Team Montreal, a consortium between l’École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), l’Université de Montréal faculté de l’aménagement, and the McGill University School of Architecture. Technical details, a discussion of strategies for sustainable building design today, and a survey of the competition entries are included. In English and French.

Riverside Architectural Press (2007) 120 pp col. ill. 9 x 6 in softcover   9780978097882   $14.95 Can. $16.95 U.S.

The Inner Studio: A Designers Guide to the Resources of the Psyche

Andrew Levitt

Filled with examples and exercises, The Inner Studio guides readers into deeper levels of our imagination and decision making, focusing on the experience of the designer during the creative act of design. How do designers convert their subjective and often unconscious experience of the world into design? What are the creative consequences of what we may call designing from within?

Riverside Architectural Press (2007) 197 pp col. ill. 9 x 6 in softcover   9780978097813   $17.95 Can. $19.95 U.S.

Saucier + Perrotte Architectes, 1995-2002
Brian Carter

saucierperrotte.gifspacer.gifTwelve projects from the critically acclaimed work of Saucier + Perrotte Architectes. With essays, index of buildings and awards, and a bibliography of articles on the firm.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (2004) 152 pp 160 ill. 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover  9780929112466  $10.00 Can. $12.00 U.S

Atlantic Modern: The Architecture of the Atlantic Provinces 1950-2000
Steven Mannell (ed)

atlanticmodern.gifspacer.gifCatalogue for the juried exhibition of Atlantic Canada buildings 1950-2000 at the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Dalhousie University.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (2001) 112 pp 120 bw ill 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover  9780929112473  $10.00 Can. $12.00 U.S.

Barry Johns Architects: selected Projects 1984-1998
Brian Carter

barryjohns.gifspacer.gifBarry Johns is an Edmonton architect whose designs are drawn from a search for harmony with the land, culture and institutions of the prairie region.
Ten projects, with essays, illustrated project index and bibliography.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (2000) 108 pp 175 bw ill. 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112329   $10.00 Can. $12.00 U.S.

Brian MacKay-Lyons: Selected Projects 1986–1997
Brian Carter

brianmackaylyons.gifspacer.gifInspired by the vernacular buildings and landscape of Nova Scotia, the architecture of Brian MacKay Lyons is among the most innovative in Canada. Sixteen projects, with essays, project index and bibliography.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (2000) 120 pp 190 bw ill. 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   978092911239  $10.00 Can. $12.00 U.S.

Works: The Architecture of A.J. Diamond, Donald Schmitt and Company, 1968–1995
Brian Carter

worksarchof.jpgspacer.gifFourteen prominent projects including Jerusalem City Hall andthe award-winning University of Toronto Earth Sciences Centr from these masters of urban architecture.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (1996) 148 pp 300 ill (25 col.) 8.5 x 8.5 softcover  9780919112312  $10.00 Can. $12.00 U.S.

Patkau Architects: Selected Projects 1983-1993

Brian Carter

patkauarchitects.gifspacer.gifTen projects from the firm whose poetic creativity is at the forefront of contemporary Canadian architecture.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (2005) 120 pp 164 bw ill 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112882   $10.00 Can. $12.00 U.S.

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