- PUBLISHER: Libria
- EDITORIAL TEAM: Alessandro Orsini & Nick Roseboro with Richard W. Off & Anna Laura Pinto
- INTRODUCTION: Alessandro Orsini
- AFTERWORD: Luca Galofaro, Yehuda E. Safran, Giancarlo Mazzanti
- BOOK DESIGN & LAYOUT: Nick Roseboro
- INFORMATION: ISBN 978-8867640607, 160 page, Silkscreen cover, Series “By”, Language – English / Italiano
The volume published by Libria Editore in their “by” series and titled “Forma Urbana” in Latin “City Shape”, is the result of the architectural investigations conducted by Architensions since 2004. Their holistic approach to architecture and urban design takes into account the architectural object at every scale projecting long time effects into the design. The projects presented in the book range from small scale to urban interventions and focus on the human experience aspects of urbanism and speed. Forma Urbana proposes buildings that work as living organisms in their own specific context. The book is divided in three sections: Collapse, Acceleration, Simultaneity and are complemented with essays by international architects and critics such as Luca Galofaro, Giancarlo Mazzanti and Yehuda E. Safran.
Libria Editrice is an internationally publishing house based in Italy. It came into being in as a result of the bibliophile passion of architect Antonio Carbone. The quality of the books, the attention to details and the paper has made the publishing house internationally renowned, with carefully edited and designed publications on architecture and design. Libria Publishers offers a curated selection from the vast universe of contemporary architecture, bringing together authors, designers that stand for quality, tenacity, and independence in their own practice.
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