a+u Series·World Architecture

Book Title:Latvia: Architecture Unfolding

Language:Chinese & English

Binding:Simple hardcover



Compilation:A+U China(CA-GROUP)

Chief Editor:Nobuyuki Yoshida (Japan), Ma Weidong (China)

Publishing and Distribution:China Architecture & Building Press

Special Contribution:Tadao Ando Architect & Associates


Publication Year:2022

This is a special edition devoted to Latvian architecture, with a focus on 25 contemporary works completed since 2000, divided into four areas. At the same time it introduces the historical architecture that provides the context for these contemporary works. This approach follows naturally from the fact that many of the works introduced here evidence the greatest respect for historical architecture and the historical city. Especially in the Old Town of Riga, which is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site, many harmonious renovations and reconstructions have taken place in which the architects conduct astoundingly strict and precise restorations and install the functions needed for modern life.

The task of defining a context implies the work of identifying the whole and clarifying its foundations. In the diverse and multi-layered physical and cultural context of Latvia, over the more than 30 years since the country achieved its independence, architects have demonstrated their answers to the question “What is Latvian architecture?” through their own work. This book is an attempt to interpret Latvian architecture through some of the representative works of contemporary Latvian architecture.(a+u)   

Architecture and Urbanism Series

Prepared and compiled by CA-GROUP, Architecture and Urbanism Series is authorized by a+u Publishing Co. in Japan and published by China Architecture & Building Press. Established in 1971, a+u is one of the most professional architectural magazines worldwide. CA-GROUP (a+u China Editorial Department) is an international corporation founded in 2003, focusing on architecture and culture. It is committed to introducing global architecture to China and vice versa through project management and international publication. Subordinate to the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People's Republic of China, China Architecture & Building Press was founded in 1954 and is the largest professional publishing institution of architecture in China. a+u China aims to introduce the most cutting-edge information and latest trends in architecture to Chinese audience.

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