(New) Architecture titles
It comes as no surprise that many of our books carry some breathtaking photos of equally breathtaking architecture. Not only do we have supreme city books about your favorite cities in the world, we also have several books that dive deeper into the construction, design, and philosophy behind the most iconic buildings in the world. Here’s a selection of some of our recent favorites.
Poetic spaces, surreal structures and dramatic visions. The extraordinary career of Ricardo Bofill is collected in this monograph, which reveals his inspiring approach to architecture, and to life. Ricardo Bofill Levi is one of the biggest names in 20th-century architecture. This book collects everything he has done so far, and dives deep into the philosophies behind his beautiful designs.
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Celebrating a local landmark at the shore of our very own Ij river in Amsterdam, Pontsteiger is a MENDO-made book that challenges the notions of book design like the building itself challenges the notions of architecture. With beautiful photography from Milan Hofmans, this book shows the entire process from start to finish, and celebrates the many people and influences that have contributed to the realization of such a major architectural statement.
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Striking images of fantastical buildings from unexpected angles and perspectives
Beautified China: The Architectural Revolution of China
As China’s economic power has been thriving endlessly in the last decades, it seems only logical that the architecture has also been pushing limits. Internationally renowned architects such as Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Ole Scheeren, and Herzog & de Meuron have led gigantic projects in China in the past few years, making the Chinese skylines more impressive every year. Belgian architect and photographer Kris Provoost traveled past all these new landmarks to capture their most distilled beauty. A photographic essay on the architectural revolution of China.
Shop € 47.50
Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses
500 pages with more than 400 homes, designed by over 290 different architects: this is the definitive atlas of mid-century architecture. The Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses showcases work by well-known icons like Marcel Breuer, Richard Neutra, Alvar Aalto, Oscar Niemeyer, and many others. With extraordinary designs from every part of the world.
Shop € 125
Vibrant exemplars for revamping existing spaces
The Home Upgrade
Sometimes, it can be even more challenging to attack a design when you’re not supposed to start from scratch but rather improve that what’s already there. From rooftop extensions to completely revamped factories, The Home Upgrade highlights everything about enhancing an already good building into something great. The book collects several case studies of new homes in remodeled buildings, and shows the surprising and beautiful results of the interplay between old and new.
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Apartamento "the world's hippest magazine", celebrated their ten year anniversary with a book; The World of Apartamento. In honor of this release, MENDO had a Q&A with co-founder and designer…
A first glimpse at a new book project with local significance
An eye-catching new building rises along the banks of the IJ-river. MENDO is very proud to design and publish a book about it.
Made by MENDO
This book is unlike any other. And although there are more publishers saying that, we promise you, there’s absolutely nothing like this. Casper Reinders greatest interiors are collected in our…
Seven culinary books that tickle your taste buds
Whether you went backpacking through Asia, or just ate Ramen around the corner, chances are that once you’ve been acquainted with one of the Asian cuisines, you’re eager for more.…
To celebrate our upcoming book with The Avocado Show, MENDO had a lunch date with its founder Ron Simpson to “peel” the success of the Avocado Show.
Location: Extreme Wow Suite of W Hotel Amsterdam
On Monday night, our latest publication #SENDNUDES got the celebration it deserved: a playful and sexy evening in the Extreme Wow Suite at W Hotel Amsterdam.
Inside fashion houses
With the greatest names in fashion all under one roof, you could consider MENDO the house of all houses. In every episode we highlight one of the biggest names in…
The story and people behind the new MENDO.nl
You're at the new MENDO.nl, built from scratch by Build in Amsterdam. We asked Build’s co-founder Daan Klaver, lead designer Julian Mollema and MENDO’s Joost Albronda why the new website…
A behind the scenes glimpse on making This Is Not A F*cking Street Style Book
Cult photographer Adam Katz Sinding (aka Le 21ème) and MENDO are proud to present Adam's first photography monograph, This Is Not A F*cking Street Style Book. Here's what Joost and…
Unraveling the myth with Aan de Poel
Unraveling a myth with Aan de Poel: can amateur cooks like ourselves make a Michelin Star recipe? We prepared a Fäviken recipe and an Aan de Poel signature dish.