Category Archives: Built Books on Architecture & I.D.

RZLBD HOPSCOTCH EXHIBITION AND BOOK LAUNCH

You’re invited to our upcoming exhibition and book launch on Thursday, March 1st, at 401 Richmond Street West
in the UrbanSpace Gallery.

RZLBD is a boutique architectural practice based in Toronto founded by architect Reza Aliabadi. The ateliers work extends to designing buildings & objects, curating installations & expositions, and publishing a zine called rzlbdPOST. The practice is not just an ordinary operation that serves; rather like a positive virus, it contributes, communicates, challenges, and adapts itself to the needs of the project and its context.

Part monograph, part manifesto, RZLBD HOPSCOTCH questions the conventionality of the single family home through 12 built residential infill projects within the Greater Toronto Area. Exploring space through volumes and voids, RZLBD works to positively infect the urban context pixel by pixel.

BOOK LAUNCH
March 1st > 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, UrbanSpace Gallery

GALLERY EXHIBITION
March 1st – May 27th > 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, UrbanSpace Gallery

RSVP HERE

HOPSCOTCH RZLBD

Urban Acupuncture:
A Book Launch

Visionary Brazilian architect, urbanist and politician Jaime Lerner has received substantial recognition for his environmental and transportation initiatives and his work relating to the improvement of human settlements. Former president of the International Union of Architects (UIA), three-term mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, and twice governor of Parana State, he played a leading role both in the urban reinvention that gave Brazil a name for urban planning, socio-environmental programs and public transportation, and in the social and economic transformation of Parana.

We’re excited to be hosting the launch of Urban Acupuncture, the first of Jaime Lerner’s books to be published in English, on October 20, 2014.

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By examining “pinpricks” of change – small interventions that bring people together and spark interest and action among the citizenry – Lerner invites us to re-imagine the true building blocks of vibrant communities in a discussion of “urban acupuncture.”

An RSVP to this event buys your ticket to ‘An Evening with Jaime Lerner’ and your copy of the book Urban Acupuncture.

Click here to RSVP

Jaime Lerner will be available for book signing after the presentation.

 

 

Join Us in Launching Young Frank, Architect: Thursday 10 October



Please join us for a talk by award-winning illustrator and children’s author Frank Viva, followed by a book signing and light refreshments.

Frank will be doing a drawing demonstration for the little ones. (Children are welcome too …)

With its rich colour palette of greys, olives, ambers and cream (it’s printed using nine colours instead of the usual four), Young Frank, Architect is a gorgeous publication, an inspiration for budding architects and a lesson for those who think they’ve seen everything.

See our Facebook page for more details.