"Tabula Plena" out now!

Designed by Still Room

"Tabula Plena" out now!

The book "Tabula Plena - Forms of Urban Preservation" is out now and can be bought through AHO.
The book was launched at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale on May 26th. The book is published by Lars Müller Publishers in Switzerland springs out of the collaboration between AHO and Columbia University GSAPP partaking in the planning process for a new government quarter in Oslo after the terrorist bombing on July 22nd, 2011. 
The book cost 250 NOK (see more info in the column to the right)


Book data:
Tabula Plena: Forms of Urban Preservation 
Edited by Bryony Roberts
Lars Müller Publishers
Oslo School of Architecture
Columbia University GSAPP
Designed by Still Room 

In contrast to tabula rasa urbanism, this book considers the possibilities of tabula plena — urban sites that are full of existing buildings, systems, and activities that have accumulated over time. These dense urban sites prompt designers to draw simultaneously from the fields of architecture, historic preservation, and urban planning. Growing from a collaboration between the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and Columbia University GSAPP, this compilation of essays and projects raises questions about how we practice, teach, and theorize engagement with existing architecture at the urban scale. 

Daniel M. Abramson, Thordis Arrhenius, Candilis Josic Woods, Dogma, Mattias Ekman, Yona Friedman, José María Sánchez García Arquitectos, Erik Langdalen, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Winy Maas, Mansilla + Tuñón, Salvador Muñoz Viñas, OMA, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Christian Parreno, Andrea Pinochet, Bryony Roberts, Eduardo Rojas, Superstudio, Elizabeth Timme, Bernard Tschumi, Xaveer de Geyter Architects and graduate studios from AHO and GSAPP.
The book costs 250 NOK and can be bought in the AHO Recepton or ordered through sentralbord@aho.no
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