The Atlas of Japan gathers 164 colorful maps showing the diversity of the Japanese territory using a very expressive and accessible graphic style.
Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand, Systematization and Composition
Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand was an architect and professor who developed a process of architectural systematization based on a square frame. His theory is augmented by numerous architectural references, organized by typology.
Japan Architect, Theoretical Architecture and Graphic Representation
Japan Architect is an international magazine aimed at promoting contemporary Japanese architecture through projects, theoretical drawings and essays.
The Woodblock Printings of Kitaoka Fumio
Kitaoka Fumio was a Japanese artist known for his woodblock printing representing various subjects such as post-war Japan, picturesque scenes or abstract forms.
The Graphic Work of the Hungarian Statistician Lajos Illyefalvi
Lajos I. Illyefalvi was a Hungarian statistician who produced numerous graphic and statistical works, illustrating various subjects.
Ilha Musical, Decio Tozzi
In one of the last urban voids of São Paulo, Decio Tozzi designed the Villa-Lobos Park with a music city theme. Its center was conceived as a musical oasis and its different infrastructures, such as the Ilha Musical, are organized around music and culture.
Paul Maymont, Thalassa and the Utopia of the Floating City
At the beginning of the 60s, Paul Maymont comes back from Japan influenced by the experimentations of floating cities. He develops his own model and presents Thalassa, a project for the extension of Monaco.
Barragem de Varosa, a Dam Between Rock and Concrete
In Portugal, the Varosa dam was built on a small tributary of the Douro River. The concrete vault is best known for its impressive staircase built in terraces, allowing the natural rock and the structure of the dam to merge.
Verona, Ralph Erskine’s Studio Boat
On a Swedish island, not far from Stockholm, is moored the Verona. The sailboat belonging to the architect Ralph Erskine has been completely restructured to accommodate his studio and his collaborators.
Resolute Bay, Ralph Erskine and the Arctic Utopia
In the 1950s, following its High Arctic Relocation Program, the Canadian government deported Inuit families to form the colony of Resolute Bay as a means of ensuring its supremacy over the Arctic lands. In 1970, architect Ralph Erskine was asked to design a project to solve the structural problems caused by this process.