(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.
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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.
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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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Selected by MENDO's Daniël Ferwerda
At MENDO, we love to be inspired by everything visual. This time, MENDO's Daniël Ferwerda selected 9 inspiring images from 9 inspiring books.
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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.
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.…
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…
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Interview with ZENOLOGY Founder Jeroen Oude Sogtoen and In-House Perfumer Fredrik Dalman
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The first MENDO publication of 2019 is a fact: Frame/Work, created in collaboration with Union, is a book that inspires every young metropolitan citizen.
Book launched at Guillaume Philibert's Filling Pieces in Amsterdam
Last Wednesday we celebrated the launch of The Workshop - the book we created with Renée Leeuw, Iris Duvekot and Roomed.
In light of the release of LIFE = CRAZY, we talked with the protagonist himself: Martin Garrix.