MODERN TROPICAL:
HOUSES IN THE SUN

PUBLISH DATE: JUNE 2018
PUBLISHER: RIZZOLI

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Written by Byron Hawes; Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda
Features Brillhart House

“Contemporary tropical residential architecture has risen from a geographically specific homegrown aesthetic to a source of inspiration for the world’s great modern architects and designers. Set in exotic locales, with pools, lush foliage, colorful gardens, these homes define a way of life. Frequently elegant and uncluttered, the houses serve as models of smart and beautiful design with lots of ideas for homeowners who do not necessarily live in a tropical or subtropical climate, but who wish to have something of that appeal and sensitivity in their own home.

This book presents some of the most innovative interpretations of the genre from the past five years by internationally recognized architects and interior decorators, such as Tadao Ando, as well the work of young up-and-comers of great talent, including German-born, Bali-based Alexis Dornier, and Mexico’s Roof Arquitectos. Selected residences span the globe, from the southern United States, the Caribbean, and tropical regions of Latin America, to Southeast Asia, northern Australasia, and Africa. Modern Tropical explores the exotic material, color, cultural, environmental, and aesthetic choices of some of contemporary architecture’s most beautiful residential properties. Each house is introduced with breathtaking interior and exterior photography and orientation plans, giving readers an in-depth glimpse of the rapidly evolving symbiosis between nature and shelter, indoor and outdoor, and rustic and polished, in a definitive examination of tropical modern living.” (Synopsis provided by Publishers)

 

5×5 PARTICIPATORY
PROVOCATIONS

PUBLISH DATE: FEBRUARY 2016
PUBLISHER: ORIGINAL COPY

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Features Brillhart Architecture, 1 of 25 Participants in the 5×5 Exhibition

The 5×5 book accompanies the traveling exhibitions and includes new research, drawings, and information on all venues.

5X5 Participatory Provocations was on view at the University of Illinois (Feb-Mar 2016), The Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (Jul-Aug 2016), RISD School of Architecture (Oct 2016), and OMI International Arts Center (Jan-Mar 2017). It culminated with an expanded version of the exhibition at the Center for Architecture in New York.(Jul-Oct 2017).

 

VOYAGE LE CORBUSIER

PUBLISH DATE: NOVEMBER 2015

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Written by Jacob Brillhart

Foreword by Jean-Louis Cohen

This book assembles travel drawings, sketches and watercolors by Charles-Édouard Jeanneret— otherwise known as Le Corbusier before he was Le Corbusier. These records of his youthful tours of Europe and the Mediterranean show time and time again a gigantic appetite for travel and visual exploration, looking and drawing to see and to understand and to feel in order to know.

There is no single book that provides a succinct and inspiring compendium of Jeanneret’s watercolor drawings. After sifting through thousands of files at Fondation Le Corbusier, I discovered a large number of works that had never been published or that had been excluded from the more widely circulated publications. Most of Jeanneret’s travel drawings have not appeared in color or in a format large enough to convey the vibrancy and feeling of the work. This collection is meant to serve as a condensed travel handbook and road map for students, architects, art and architecture enthusiasts, design historians, and travelers who not only care about Le Corbusier but also about the creative search.

 

LIVING UNDER THE SUN

TROPICAL INTERIORS & ARCHITECTURE

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Featured: Brillhart House

Editors: Michelle Galindo, Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann, Sofia Borges

The tropics are not only an address, but also a way of life. Living Under the Sun is a stunning showcase of modern tropical interiors and architecture that meld local design tradition and bold innovation in compelling ways.

More than anywhere else on earth, the tropics demand an architecture that can bridge the gap between what is outside—sea, sand, sky, and sun—and what lies within. The villas, family homes, artists’ ateliers, beach shacks, and urban pieds-à-terre featured in the book embrace their outdoor surroundings to offer fresh, often surprising indoor possibilities that are ideally suited to their climates. The elegantly easy-going work featured in Living Under the Sun exemplifies how to create tranquil settings to soothe our hectic lives, regardless of our geographical location.

 

CLOG MIAMI

When it comes to architecture, something is definitely happening in Miami. Not only is real estate and development booming, but recently, significant civic projects have demonstrated a potentially serious public/private commitment to infuse the commons with design and the arts. This issue presents the beginning of a critical discussion on contemporary architecture in Miami.

Contributors include: Juan Alayo, Lucas Alperi, Malik S. Benjamin, BLD, Rose Bonner, Jacob Brillhart and Melissa Brillhart, Archie Lee Coates IV, D.C. Copeland, Adib Curé and Carie Penabad, Andrés Duany, Eric Firley, Raymond Fort, Jeffrey Franklin, Nick Gelpi, Erik William Herrmann and Ashley Bigham, Julia van den Hout, Andrew Kenney, Greg Kristo, Cathy Leff, Stephanie Lee, Jean-Francois Lejeune, Thomas Lozada, Jennifer Ly, Bernadette Ma, Kyle May, Sean McCaughan, Deirdre McDermott and Nicholas McDermott, Mariana Mogilevich, Chad Oppenheim, Laura Raskin, Jacob Reidel, David Rifkind, Terence Riley, Sam Roche, Daniel Rojo, Allan Shulman, Rachel Meade Smith, John Stuart, Joey Swerdlin, Anna Lizzette Tion, Katherine J. Wheeler, Anthony Yue and Zooburbia

Copies available through CLOG.

 

ON THE WATERFRONT

MIAMI’S FIFTEEN MILE PROMENADE

Exactly how will we connect with the Miami waterfront? Can the urban edges of Biscayne Bay, together with the Miami River, become an authentic, contemporary place where people live, work and play? How do we balance the historical identity of the waterfront with the conflicting needs of industry, housing, and tourism, while also accommodating issues of rising sea levels and fragile ecosystems?

This report, which grew out of the University of Miami School of Architecture’s school-wide study of the Miami waterfront, represents a collective vision for a continuous promenade with a great range of walkway conditions and experiences that link disconnected neighborhoods and places. This comprehensive proposal is not a final solution, but it is an important step. The ideas generated in this study set the stage to answer the questions above and suggest inventive opportunities for growth.

 

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To order a copy directly from the University of Miami School of Architecture, please call 305.284.5003.

 

THE CLASSICIST NO. 9

A LIMITED EDITION OF 3500
184 pp., numerous illustrations, 9.75 c 11.25 in., paper
ISBN: 978-0-9642601-3-9

The Classicist No. 9, edited by Dr. Richard John, includes essays by Jean-François Lejeune on “Schinkel’s Entwürfe zu Städtischen Wohngebäuden: Living All’Antica in The New Bourgeois City,” Sam Roche on “Paul Cret and Louis Kahn: Beaux-Arts Planning at the Yale Center for British Art,” Kyle Dugdale on “ Demetri Porphyrios: Refutations and Conjectures,” and Michael Lykoudis on “Education and the Practice of Architecture.” In addition, student portfolios from the Grand Central Academy are featured, as well as Scott Merrill’s “Reflections on Practice” and Jacob Brillhart’s “Architectural Drawing in the Digital Age.”

Copies available through the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.

 

VISUAL THINKING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

This exhibition catalogue documents the works and ideas displayed in the Visual Thinking in the Digital Age joint exhibition by Jacob Brillhart and Errol Barron.

The exhibit itself illustrates and examines the role of hand drawing and painting in the digital age by two architects of two generations. Drawn from more than 100 sketch books used almost daily and especially during travel, the exhibition considers the tradition of drawing as both a recording device and as a tool for thinking about design. Errol Barron and Jacob Brillhart, who both teach drawing and design in their respective institutions, Tulane University and the University of Miami, believe that drawings done digitally and by hand are not mutually exclusive activities but deeply complementary ones. The joint exhibition of how observation influences design will be comprised of sketchbooks, associated paintings, design drawings and architectural models that explore the interrelationships of drawing, painting, and architecture.

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