Another Take

17 Short Stories on Architecture

Edited by agps architecture

Edited by agps architecture

Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess

With Essays by Denise Bratton, Verena Doerfler, Claude Enderle, Benjamin Muschg, Margarete von Lupin, and Photographs by Andrea Helbling

277 pages | 100 color plates, 20 halftones | 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 | © 2011
Cloth $70.00 ISBN: 9783858817181 Published August 2011 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

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.

Contents

The House under the D: Hollywood House, Los Angeles
      Denise Bratton
House Without a Roof: Trüb House, Horgen
      Benjamin Muschg
The Missing Floor: Office Building, Train Station Winterthur
      Margarete von Lupin
Treichler Meets Semper: Adaptive Reuse of a Laundry Factory, Zurich
      Benjamin Muschg
Butterfly in Mountain Scenery: Flickflauder Restaurant at Hof Weissbad, Appenzell
      Verena Doerfler
Creatures on the Tips of Their Toes: Lunch Shelters, Los Angeles Unified School District
      Denise Bratton
Almost Informal: Koreatown Storefronts, Los Angeles
      Denise Bratton
A Piano in the Zeppelin: Dock E Zurich Airport
      Benjamin Muschg
In the Air: Portland Aerial Tram
      Denise Bratton
On the Edge: Esslingen Town Center, Egg
      Verena Doerfler
The Sphinx without a Secret: Hohenbühl Apartment Building, Zurich
      Benjamin Muschg
Mimicry: Hohenrain Apartments, Kilchberg
      Claude Enderle
House for Trinocular Viewing: Topanga Ranch, Los Angeles
      Denise Bratton
Forging Prospects: Integra Office and Housing Complex, Zurich-Wallisellen
      Verena Doerfler
Persepolis in Adliswil: Zurich International School, Adliswil
      Claude Enderle
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
      Denise Bratton

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