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Mostafavi, Mohsen

Works: 89 works in 243 publications in 6 languages and 5,003 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Designs and plans  Case studies  Conference proceedings  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: NA2540, 720.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mohsen Mostafavi
Ecological urbanism by Mohsen Mostafavi( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the aim of projecting alternative and sustainable forms of urbanism, the book asks: What are the key principles of an ecological urbanism? How might they be organized? And what role might design and planning play in the process? While climate change, sustainable architecture, and green technologies have become increasingly topical, issues surrounding the sustainability of the city are much less developed. The premise of the book is that an ecological approach is urgently needed both as a remedial device for the contemporary city and an organizing principle for new cities. Ecological urbanism approaches the city without any one set of instruments and with a worldview that is fluid in scale and disciplinary approach. Design provides the synthetic key to connect ecology with an urbanism that is not in contradiction with its environment. The book brings together design practitioners and theorists, economists, engineers, artists, policy makers, environmental scientists, and public health specialists, with the goal of reaching a more robust understanding of ecological urbanism and what it might be in the future. Contributors include: Homi Bhabha, Stefano Boeri, Chuck Hoberman, Rem Koolhaas, Sanford Kwinter, Bruno Latour, Nina-Marie Lister, Moshen Mostafavi, Matthias Schuler, Sissel Tolaas, Charles Waldheim
Surface architecture by David Leatherbarrow( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visually, many contemporary buildings either reflect their systems of production or recollect earlier styles and motifs. This text explores ways that design can take advantage of production methods so that architecture is neither independent of nor dominated by technology
On weathering : the life of buildings in time by Mohsen Mostafavi( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates the complex nature of the architectural project by taking into account its temporality, linking technical problems of maintenance and decay with a consideration of their philosophical and ethical implications. This text sees weathering as a continuation of the building process
Approximations : the architecture of Peter Märkli by Peter Märkli( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contemporary architecture in much of Europe can be said to reflect the commercial exigencies of our times. Globalization, market forces and the standardized products of the building industry increasingly shape the environments that surround us. The work of the Swiss architect Peter Markli in many respects resists all that. It stands apart - constructs a temporal pause. Greek antiquity, the Romanesque and the farmhouses of the Po Delta are all because of their elementary character, sources of inspiration and, like them, Markli's architecture approximates an ideality that it never seeks to achieve. Peter Markli has an exceptional presence in an architectural culture that has produced some of the world's most unconventional buildings of the last decade. In Switzerland he is an architect's architect: this book is the first to document and analyse his work for an international audience."--Jacket
Delayed space : work of Homa Fardjadi and Mohsen Mostafavi by Homa Fardjadi( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structure as space : engineering and architecture in the works of Jürg Conzett and his partners by Jürg Conzett( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Vuitton : architecture and interiors( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape urbanism : a manual for the machinic landscape( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title brings together speculations on the future of landscape urbanism by a number of internationally renowned urbanists, architects, landscape architects and theorists
Barkow Leibinger : Werkbericht : 1993-2001 = work report by Frank Barkow( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the life of cities( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume addresses the complex relations between urban artifacts and urban life. The contributions show how architects, planners, and urban designers describe and give shape to the city, while novelists, humanists, and other scholars examine its operations and performances. The essential question is: How does the physical character of an urban environment influence or enable the events that take place within a specific setting? Contributors from a wide range of fields address the role and life of cities as diverse as Baku, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Detroit, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Paris, Quito, St. Petersburg, Tel Aviv, Tirana, and Toronto. Portfolios of contemporary photography present the layered realities of urban life today
Mathematical form : John Pickering and the architecture of the inversion principle by Mohsen Mostafavi( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title conveys the full impact of John Pickering's sculptures and describes the meticulous process of making them. It defines the inspirations behind the works. It discusses their engineering implications. Finally, it places them within the architectural tradition of the visionary form
Le Corbusier & the architecture of reinvention by Tim Benton( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles-Edouard Jeanneret set about the task of reinventing everything he had touched, from himself to architecture. Famously, he began with his own name. His resonant pseudonym, Le Corbusier, meant 'crow-like', and he spent most of his career observing the wide horizon of worldwide developments
Instigations : engaging architecture landscape and the city : GSD075, Harvard University Graduate School of Design( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publication associated with the exhibition, "Dispatches from the Harvard GSD: 075 Years of Design" held at the GSD, 2011/2012
Architecture and continuity : Kentish Town projects, 1978-1981 : Diploma Unit 1( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aga Khan Award for Architecture by Aga Khan Award for architecture( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book presents the shortlist of 19 projects including the winners. What these projects in their variety across culturally diverse portions of the globe have in common is a commitment to design excellence despite constraints of budget, resources, climate, technology, and politics
GSD platform 2 by Harvard University( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Platform 2" provides a sampling of the most salient research and design explorations undertaken at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) during the 2008-2009 academic year. Organized thematically, the publication identifies underlying congruencies among studio work, theses, research, lectures, conferences, and writings to unfold some of the many critical ideas and interests currently being explored in the School. Ranging in scope from detailed material fabrication to large-scale territorial and infrastructural strategies, the work spans a broad and diverse set of geographies and scenarios. In documenting this work, the publication archives and disseminates the rich intellectual momentum of the GSD
Architecture is life : Aga Khan Award for Architecture by Aga Khan Award for architecture( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuel Brullet by Manuel Brullet( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aoki Jun = Jun Aoki complete works by Jun Aoki( Book )

in Japanese and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barthélémy-Griño architectes : frameworks = Trait pour trait by Stéphane Allaire( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in French and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past 20 years, Philippe Barthelemy (France) and Sylvia Grino (born in Uruguay) have developed projects that span France, Great Britain, South America and Asia. These encompass many public and private programmes and commercial buildings for the luxury accessories giant Louis Vuitton, including a store in Kobe, Japan. In addition to other awards, Barthelemy-Grino architectes won in 2003 second place for Le Moniteur's renowned Equerre d'Argent prize for their sports centre in Nanterre, a building distinguished by its innovative wood construction. This book documents in detail the most significant projects from Barthelemy-Grino architectes, organized into four chapters: frames, components, insides and skins."--Jacket
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Ecological urbanism
Alternative Names
Musutafavi, Mōsen ca. 20.Jh

ムスタファヴィ, モーセン

Surface architectureOn weathering : the life of buildings in timeApproximations : the architecture of Peter MärkliStructure as space : engineering and architecture in the works of Jürg Conzett and his partnersLouis Vuitton : architecture and interiorsLandscape urbanism : a manual for the machinic landscapeBarkow Leibinger : Werkbericht : 1993-2001 = work reportMathematical form : John Pickering and the architecture of the inversion principle