1. Ecological Urbanism
    Ecological Urbanism
    Volume 11: Incubate

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi, with Gareth Doherty, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Volume 11 of 11 from our publiation Ecological Urbanism:
    When we think of incubation we might think of a bird sitting on a nest of eggs in order to hatch them, or of the care of newly hatched chicks. Incubating implies the idea of a nurturing care over a period of time, both before and after birth. Urban ecologies need incubation, too.

    e-book

    €2.49
  2. Ecological Urbanism
    Ecological Urbanism
    Volume 9: Measure

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi, with Gareth Doherty, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Volume 9 of 11 from the printed publication Ecological Urbanism:
    The metrics with which we measure ecological cities are fundamentally important for how we design them. Ecological urbanism should create new hybrids, overcome disciplinary boundaries, and balance established binaries between the environment and economics; technology and the human; the rational and the irrational and nature and culture.

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    €2.49
  3. Ecological Urbanism
    Ecological Urbanism
    Volume 7: Interact

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi, with Gareth Doherty, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Volume 7 of 11 from the printed publication Ecological Urbanism:
    Ecology, as the “study of the interactions of organisms and the environment,” is based on the principle of interaction. This volume investigates the interaction between cities and their hinterlands. It shows that infrastructure provides the framework from which interactions occur and that the human interactions are a key factor in ecological urbanism.

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    €2.49
  4. Ecological Urbanism
    Ecological Urbanism
    Volume 5: Curate

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi, with Gareth Doherty, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Volume 5 of 11 from the printed publication Ecological Urbanism:
    To curate at the urban scale implies an active and simultaneous engagement with design as well as with the management of the various ecologies: environmental, social, and political.

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    €2.49
  5. Ecological Urbanism
    Ecological Urbanism
    Volume 3: Collaborate

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi, with Gareth Doherty, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Volume 3 of 11 from the printed publication Ecological Urbanism:
    This volume contains a series of short texts by professors from across the various departments and schools of Harvard University that highlight not just the similarities in approaches to ecology, but also their differences.

    E-book

    €2.49
  6. Ecological Urbanism
    Ecological Urbanism
    Volume 1: Why Ecological Urbanism? Why Now?

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi, with Gareth Doherty, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Volume 1 of 11 from the printed publication Ecological Urbanism:
    The world’s population continues to grow, resulting in a steady migration from rural to urban areas. Increased numbers of people and cities go hand in hand with a greater exploitation of the world’s limited resources. Every year, more cities are feeling the devastating impacts of this situation. What are we to do? What means do we have as designers to address this challenging reality?

    E-book

    €2.49
  7. Louis Kahn: On the Thoughtful Making of Spaces
    Louis Kahn: On the Thoughtful Making of Spaces
    The Dominican Motherhouse and a Modern Culture of Space

    Michael Merrill

    It was not by chance that Louis Kahn’s move into his profession’s spotlight coincided with the crisis of modern architecture: representing, as his work increasingly did, those aspects of space which modernism had so ambitiously removed from its program. Kahn’s rethinking of modern architecture’s paradigm of space belongs to his most important contributions to the métier. In tracing the genesis of the unbuilt project for the Dominican Motherhouse (1965–69), we are given a close-up view of Kahn at work on a few fundamental questions of architectural space: seeking the sources of its meaning in its social, morphological, landscape and contextual dimensions. 

    This rich and multivalent project opens the way to a second section, which sheds new light on several of major works in a timely reappraisal of Kahn’s work.The result of extensive research, illustrated with unpublished archival material and new analytic drawings, this affordable e-book is an indispensible companion to Louis Kahn: Drawing to Find Out.

    e-book

    €18.99
  8. Ecological Urbanism
    Ecological Urbanism
    Volume 10: Adapt

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi, with Gareth Doherty, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Volume 10:
    This volume deals with adaptation. Adaptation is a trait that refers both to a current state of being and the process by which an organism responds to changing conditions in order to maintain fitness. From an urban perspective, adaptive environments anticipate change. The contextual and deliberative coordination of such small interventions over time can help us design and plan for adaptive urban ecologies.

    E-book

    €2.49
  9. Ecological Urbanism
    Ecological Urbanism
    Volume 8: Mobilize

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi, with Gareth Doherty, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Volume 8:
    On the one hand, to mobilize might relate to rallying in pursuit of a social aim; it might also relate to mobility. In thinking of more ecological cities, questions of mobility are paramount. This volume discusses possible future modes of transportation and how ecological urbanism offers a fairer way forward by acknowledging both natural and socioeconomic concerns.

    E-book

    €2.49
  10. Ecological Urbanism
    Ecological Urbanism
    Volume 6: Produce

    Herausgegeben von Mohsen Mostafavi mit Gareth Doherty, Harvard University / Graduate School of Design

    Volume 6 of 11 from the printed publication Ecological Urbanism:
    Cities consume resources, but can they ever produce more than they consume, providing an abundance of energy and food, as well as money, and wealth? An over-cited fact, for instance, is that over half the world’s population lives in cities, yet over three-quarters of the world’s energy is used by cities. If cities are ever to become more productive then it is imperative to move beyond the idea that energy production and all its ancillary industries are something that happens far away.

    E-book

    €2.49
  11. Ecological Urbanism
    Ecological Urbanism
    Volume 4: Sense

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi, with Gareth Doherty, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Volume 4 of 11 from the printed publication Ecological Urbanism:
    There are two types of sensing discussed in this section. One is related to how technologies might be utilized to understand the city in a more subtle way, and the other to the human senses of touch and smell, as well as what we see.

    E-book

    €2.49
  12. Ecological Urbanism
    Ecological Urbanism
    Volume 2: Anticipate

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi, with Gareth Doherty, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Volume 2 of 11 from the printed publication Ecological Urbanism:
    The texts in this section of Ecological Urbanism anticipate cities of the present and the future and, indeed as Rem Koolhaas suggests, in looking forward we also need to look back.

    E-book

    €2.49
  13. Imperfect Health
    Imperfect Health
    The Medicalization of Architecture

    Co-Published by CCA, Montreal

    Edited by Giovanna Borasi and Mirko Zardini

    As health becomes a central focus of political debate, are architects, urban designers, and landscape architects seeking a new moral and political agenda to address these concerns? Imperfect Health looks at the complexity of today’s health problems juxtaposed with a variety of proposed architectural and urban solutions. Essays by Margaret Campbell, David Gissen, Carla C. Keirns, and Sarah Schrank deal with different aspects of the topic of health in the context of architecture such as: “An Architectural Theory of Pollution” and “Strange Bedfellows: Tuberculosis and Modern Architecture—How ‘The Cure’ Influenced Modernist Architecture and Design.”

    The e-book is edited by the CCA, Montreal, on the occasion of the exhibition Imperfect Health. The Medicalization of Architecture, curated by Giovanna Borasi, curator for contemporary architecture at the CCA and Mirko Zardini, director of the CCA.

    With contributions by Giovanna Borasi, Mirko Zardini, Carla C. Keirns, David Gissen, Margaret Campbell, Hillary Sample, Nan Ellen, Linda Pollak, Deane Simpson and Sarah Schrank.

    e-book

    ISBN 978-3-03778-287-3
    ISBN 978-3-03778-288-0

    English,
    €14.99

    French,
    €14.99