MAP: Manual of Architectural Possibilities

Freerange is excited to be a seller of the exciting MAP pamphlets which are coming out of the David Garcia Studio in Copenhagen. (WWW.DAVIDGARCIASTUDIO.COM).   

(Freerange are happily selling these via our website for no extra charge,  please contact David Garcia Studio for editorial queries.)


We are selling MAP via our online stores in Australia and New Zealand. 

$AU 5.50 for Australia (plus $1.10 postage) and overseas ($5 postage)

$NZ 7 for New Zealand (plus $5 postage, as we need to post them from aus)

 

MAP has a similar ethos to FREERANGE but focuses more directly on design research.

MAP (Manual of Architectural Possibilities) is a publication aiming to merge the fields of science and research on one hand, and architectural design on the other. The publication exemplifies this approach via it’s format. MAP presents itself as a folded A1, with only two pages. Research and data on one page, and architectural projects on the other.

Each issue deals with a single subject, sometimes abstract, sometimes concrete, which is placed under scrutiny through the collection of data and research from multiple perspectives. The architectural projects are a direct response to the research, sometimes pragmatic, sometimes critical or even ironic. No design is undertaken until the research phase is complete, which lasts about 3 months.
MAP aims to exercise architecture in the realm of speculation, through the boundaries and directions set by research and investigations, carried out into a series of fields and themes with direct spatial implications.  and investigations, carried out into a series of fields and themes with direct spatial implications.  

In an introduction to the first MAP Peter Cook wrote:

“In such a moment as this, we can hardly leave our heads buried either in the sand, or in our own armpits much longer. Not only are territory, food, air-time, building products, parking spaces, or polar bears becoming scarse – but scarcer still is that old-school commodity: IDEAS”….

 

New Release: MAP 004 FLOODS

MAP 004 FLOODS will be available to distribute world wide from the 5th of September. The official launch will be on the 9th of September in the Maldives. The local Government and PMO, has invited David Garcia Studio to an underwater launch of this MAP issue and we will be posting about the event at this site.MAP 004 FLOODS deals with the spatial implications of inundation, presenting projects in The Netherlands, Italy, the US and the Maldives. A phenomenon that crosses multiple boundaries and scales, flooding can occur in seconds or hundreds of years, surface from multiple directions, be natural or artificial in origin, of water, mud or even molasses. Architect Peter Cook writes the introduction to this issue. We hope you enjoy it.This issue of MAP has been possible thanks to THE BARTLETT RESEARCH FUND. Thanks to PMO and to RIAS for their sponsorship in the launch.


MAP 003 ARCHIVE

From antiquity to the present, and with an exponential impetus, we have been obsessed with systematically collecting and reorganizing what in effect already exists, in its own kind of order, or disorder. This desire for control and centralisation of our environment, has no doubt aided us in the past and present. Nevertheless, some think that archives have reached such epidemic proportions that, not only has the digital revolution not been able to solve the problem, but it has in fact aggravated it. All of this, of course, occupies space, an increasingly huge amount of space.

MAP 002 QUARANTINE

MAP 001 focused on Antarctica, and MAP 002 QUARANTINE investigates the concept of containment and it’s spatial implications through research, projects, and the realm of architectural ideas. Four projects are treated on this issue: A Domestic Isolation Unit, an Instantly Quarantinable Farm, a Zoo of Infectious Species, and a Quarantined Library on a cargo ship.Along with the projects, our fact page will focus on a series of topics regarding quarantine, from the biological to the political, the geographical and beyond. We are happy to have Peter Cook along again, writing the introduction and to Geoff and Nicola for their contribution.
Each number of MAP 002 is individually numbered from 1 to 2000. A series of 200 copies are sold unfolded in poster format and signed.

 MAP 001 ANTARCTICA, with an introduction by PETER COOK
OUT THERE
Architecture – out there !
Right out there !
I mean really out there in the territory of the virtually unknown.


“In such a moment as this, we can hardly leave our heads buried either in the sand or in our own armpits much longer. Not only are territory, food, air-time, building products, parking spaces or polar bears becoming scarce – but scarcer still is that old-school commodity: IDEAS”…..
Peter Cook


(Read Peter Cook’s full intro in MAP)

“Fantastic project, I want to plaster my wall with them!”
Thom Mayne

“C’est superb, the density, the ideas! incroyable!
Odile Decq

“David Garcia’s MAP project is awsome”
Geoff Manaugh, the BLDGBLOG

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