Play the City & Jap Sam Books present 'The future of city gaming. Which games will help us to build the city of the future?'Continue reading
From 8 to 17 September 2017, the Flanders Architecture Institute will be presenting the first edition of the Festival of Architecture (F/a). For a ten-day period, visitors will be able to discover architecture in all its guises.Continue reading
We would like to ask your attention for the book launch of DIY Klarenstraat. A new perspective on the post-war social housing block
The influential architecture critic and professor emiritus Vincent van Rossem considers the U.J. Klarenstraat to be 'the future of urban renewal in Amsterdam'. He is not the only one with this opinion. The very first Do It Yourself walk-up apartment block was nominated for multiple awards. This book is a helping hand to anyone dealing with the transformation of existing real estate, in particular the post-war social housing block.Continue reading
In the West, we operate in a condition of interiority, an elaborate set of arrangements that are reflected in the built environment. These are the physical bases of the social contract, some of whose outcomes we might find unpalatable. There are realms within this condition where people become conscious of themselves in relation to their cities and others; and there are those in which this consciousness is sheltered, accommodated.
The public interior is the pre-eminent public environment in the contemporary city. It is the space that historically and presently frames and situates the public. The public interior is, all too often, an instrument for the inculcation of predictable behaviour: a realm of control geared towards the acceptance of a social, political or economic order, rather than a realm for enfranchisement, association, or political action. Mark Pimlott’s recent book ‘The Public Interior as Idea and Project’ (Jap Sam Books, 2016) looked at a range of possibilities for the public interior that have emerged through time, finding––among the interiors as machines to which we have become supplicants––spaces for the imagination, for heightened consciousness of the self, the other and the world, interiors that offer a kind of freedom. The motifs employed by interiors that encouraged the latter are offered as models for the contemporary condition.Continue reading
The Public Interior as Idea and Project
Book launch: Thursday November 3, 5.50 - 7 pm
Location: TU Delft Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Julianalaan 134, 2628CR Delft, first floor, east wing, in corridor of Department of Architecture/ Chair of Interiors Buildings Cities/ 01.Oost.410Continue reading
From 19 to 23 October Jap Sam Books will attend the Frankfurter Buchmesse. You can find our booth in Hall 4.1, L96. This year we will present our latest and forthcoming titles 2016/2017, and backlist. You are welcome to visit our stand.
At the Frankfurt Book Fair, Hall 4.1 is the home of the arts. Literature and Audiobooks, Non-Fiction and Art Books, Photography and Film. The Frankfurt Book Fair is a meeting place for the industry's experts. Be they publishers, booksellers, agents, film producers or authors - each year in October, they all come together and create something new.
This year Flanders/Netherlands is Guest of Honor.
For more information: Frankfurter Buchmesse