17 Short Stories on Architecture
Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess
Bridging the domains of urban design, infrastructure, landscape, and architecture, agps architecture approaches problem solving as a collaborative enterprise, exploring the relationship between idea and practice and emphasizing the importance of the functional, technical, economic, environmental, and aesthetic in design and construction methods.
The firm has designed multiple projects in America and Europe for government bodies and educational institutions, as well as several structures for commercial and residential use. Their projects in the United States include the Children’s Museum of Los Angeles, lunch shelters for the Los Angeles Unified School District, storefronts in Los Angeles’s Korea Town, private residences in California, and the Portland Aerial Tram.
Another Take is the first comprehensive survey of the projects imagined and completed by agps architecture. Complete with color photographs of each of the projects, floor plans, sections, and elevations, as well as several essays that delve into frequently overlooked aspects of architectural design, this stunning volume serves as both a portfolio and a sort of exploration of latent, but recognizable traits that are as much a part of the buildings as their physical manifestation.
The House under the D: Hollywood House, Los Angeles
House Without a Roof: Trüb House, Horgen
The Missing Floor: Office Building, Train Station Winterthur
Margarete von Lupin
Treichler Meets Semper: Adaptive Reuse of a Laundry Factory, Zurich
Butterfly in Mountain Scenery: Flickflauder Restaurant at Hof Weissbad, Appenzell
Creatures on the Tips of Their Toes: Lunch Shelters, Los Angeles Unified School District
Almost Informal: Koreatown Storefronts, Los Angeles
A Piano in the Zeppelin: Dock E Zurich Airport
In the Air: Portland Aerial Tram
On the Edge: Esslingen Town Center, Egg
The Sphinx without a Secret: Hohenbühl Apartment Building, Zurich
Mimicry: Hohenrain Apartments, Kilchberg
House for Trinocular Viewing: Topanga Ranch, Los Angeles
Forging Prospects: Integra Office and Housing Complex, Zurich-Wallisellen
Persepolis in Adliswil: Zurich International School, Adliswil
At the Other End of the Periscope: International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland
Margarete von Lupin
Less is the Future: Children's Museum of Los Angeles