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Flux Redux

Flux Redux

9 Sites of Experimentation in Stocks and Flows

Edited by agps
Edited by Marc Angélil
Edited by Sarah Graham
Edited by Manuel Scholl

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Publishing 13th Mar 2023
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    • A unique survey of design experiments undertaken by renowned Zurich and Los Angeles-based firm agps Architecture
    • An inspiring reflection on the relation between technology and sustainability in architecture
    • Offers illuminating insights into how architecture is though about and made
    • Features a new English translation of Alvaro Siza’s seminal text Living a House
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    Flux Redux is a book about design experiments undertaken at the Zurich and Los Angeles-based firm agps Architecture over the course of three decades. The story it tells addresses the evolution of a body of work relative to the evolution of environmental discourse, reflecting also on the shifting relations between technology and sustainability in architecture. The nine case studies from agps Architecture’s portfolio record changes in how architecture is thought about and how it is made.

    Around 500 illustrations in the book are supplemented with texts by Marc Angélil, one of the founders of agps, and Cary Siress, architect and professor at the Nanjing University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Further contributions are provided by Swiss structural engineer Ernst Hofmann and Margarete von Lupin, a Zurich-based scholar of design and media studies and lecturer at Zurich University of the Arts and University of Zurich. Additional texts by Rainer Hehl, architect and visiting professor at Technische Universität Berlin and Yokohama National University, and Alvaro Siza, one of the most distinguished architects of our time, round out this inspiring volume that also offers observations on architects’ never-ending task of trial and error to make each building a more sustainable agent of a larger environmental system.

    About the Author

    Marc Angélil is a founding partner at agps in Zurich, professor emeritus at ETH Zürich’s Department of Architecture, and Design Critic in Architecture and Urban Planning and Design Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he has been Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor in 2021. Sarah Graham is a founding partner at apgs in Los Angeles. She has taught as adjunct professor at University of Southern California in Los Angeles and as visiting professor at Rhode Island School of Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design, University of California Berkeley, and Nanjing University in China. She is also a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Manuel Scholl is a partner at agps in Zurich and was Professor of Urban Design at Leibniz University in Hanover 2009–2014.

    Specifications
    Publisher
    Park Books
    ISBN
    9783038602927
    Publish date
    13th Mar 2023
    Binding
    Paperback / softback
    Territory
    World excluding Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, United States, Canada, and Japan
    Size
    240 mm x 170 mm
    Pages
    320 Pages
    Illustrations
    300 color, 200 b&w
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