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INFRANET LAB
Co-Director

THE PETROPOLIS OF TOMORROW
Research Director

THE URBAN WORKS AGENCY
Co-Director

Publications

PUBLICATION LIST

2007—Present

THE PETROPOLIS OF TOMORROW
Actar, 2013

URBANISM FROM WITHIN
SF Planning Department, 2015

BRACKET 4 [TAKES ACTION]
Actar, 2016

BRACKET 2 [GOES SOFT]
Actar 2013

THE AGENT
Urban Works Agency, 2013—Present

PAMPHLET ARCHITECTURE 30
Princeton Architectural Press, 2010

—ARIUM
Hatje Cantz, 2010

THE INFRASTRUCTURAL SPACE OF APPEARANCE
OWS, 2007

SUBURBIA AFTER THE CRASH
Volume / Archis Magazine, 2006

 

Select Publications

Edited / Authored Volumes

Bhatia, N, White, M., editors. Bracket 4: Takes Action (Barcelona: Actar, forthcoming).

Bhatia, N, editor. Urbanism from Within (SF Planning / UWA, 2015), 40p.

Bhatia, N, and Christopher Roach, editors. The Agent (bi-annual series, UWA).

Bhatia, N, Sheppard, L., editors. Bracket 2: Goes Soft (Barcelona: Actar, 2013),325p.

Bhatia, N, Casper, M., editors. The Petropolis of Tomorrow (Barcelona: Actar, 2013), 576p.

Bhatia, N, Przybylski M, Sheppard L, White M, Coupling: Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism, (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2010). 80p.

Bhatia, N, Mayer J.H. Arium: Weather and Architecture (Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2010). 323p.

Bhatia, N, assitant editor, D’Hooghe A, editor. Suburbia After the Crash (Volume Magazine, Issue 9, 2006).

Authored Texts

Bhatia N, “Geographic Design”, Manifest Journal, ‘Bigger than Big’ (Issue 03, Forthcoming, 2015).

Bhatia N, “Territorial Figures”, Ground-Up Journal, ‘Delineations’ (Issue 05, May 2016).

Bhatia N, Roach, C., “Urbanism From Within”, MONU Magazine, ‘Domestic Urbanism’ (Issue #24, April 2016).

Bhatia N, “Expanding Dredge Geologics”, Volume Magazine ‘The System’ (Issue 47, April 2016): 19-26.

Bhatia N, w/ Blake Stevenson & Lujac Desautel, “Rewiring Territories”, Volume Magazine ‘The System’ (Issue 47, April 2016): 78-85.

Bhatia N, “Cheap Frontiers”, Scenario Journal, ‘Extraction’ (Fall, 2015).

Bhatia N, “The Subject of Performance” ARPA Journal, ‘Performance’ (Columbia University, Issue 3, July 2015).


Bhatia N, “Choreographing Surface Tension”, PLAT Journal, Issue 4.5, Frequency (April 2015).

Bhatia N, “Right to the City and its Laboratory”, Avery Review, Issue 5, (February 2015).

Bhatia N, “Strength in Weakness”, Onsite Review, v.32, Weak Systems (Fall 2014).

Bhatia N, “The Petropolis of Tomorrow”, PLOT Revista, nr. 21 (Argentina: 2014): 6-9.

Bhatia N, “Crazy Soft Architecture: From the 1950s to Today”, Architizer.com (August 7, 2013).


Bhatia, N, “Soft Infrastructural Systems as a Template for Arctic Urbanism” in Architecture in Formation, Lorenzo-Eiora, P., Sprecher, A., eds. (New York: Routledge, 2013).

Bhatia N, “Floating Frontiers”, PLOT Revista, nr. 9 (Argentina: 2012): 196-201.

Bhatia N, D’Hooghe A, “Dissolving the Grey”, Thresholds, Issue 40 (Cambridge, MA: 2012): 83-90.

Bhatia, N, “Unsolicited Architecture — Critical Agency without Denial” in Critical Spatial Practice, Miessen M, Hirsch N, eds. (Germany:Sternberg Press, 2012).

Bhatia N, “Reality Check”, Bezalel Papers on Architecture, Issue 2 (Israel: 2011)

Bhatia N, “OpEd: The Urban Project of Plurality”, Domus (Italy: 2011)

Bhatia N, D’Hooghe A, “Public Form and the Periphery” Onsite Review, v. 25, Identity (2011): 52-55.

Bhatia N, Przybylski M, “Learning from Ecosystems” Field Journal, v.4, issue 1 (2010): 109-121.

Bhatia N, “Residual Islands of Plurality, The Case of Toronto”, Thresholds, Issue 36 (Cambridge, MA: 2010).

Bhatia N, Cheng M, Nguyen L, Yang J, Peng L, “Migrational Fields: Farming & the Chinese Urban Village” in Bracket 1: On Farming (Barcelona: Actar, 2010): 82-87.

Bhatia N, Mayer J.H, “Weather-arium”, Onsite Review, v. 21, Architecture & Weather (2009): 50-51.

Bhatia N, “Symbolic Form and the Public Library”, Onsite Review, v. 20, Museums & Archives (2008): 10-13.

Bhatia N, “The Rise of the Private: Transforming Housing Typologies in Shanghai”, Footprint, Issue 2 (2008): 67-76.*

Bhatia N, “Separated Sites”, Onsite Review, v. 18, Culture (2007): 20-24.

Bhatia N, D’Hooghe A, “Brussels’ Ideal Figures: Fremdkorper as Symbolic Forms of the Project of Pluralism”, Perspecta, v.39, Re-Urbanism(2007): 71-77.

Press

Alana Samuels, “Little Homes in Big Backyards: San Francisco’s Housing Solution, The Atlantic, (February 18, 2016),

Stephanie Martin, “Hey San Francisco, Meet your inlaws”, KQED Radio, Boomtown Series (NPR, California), (April 2015).

Wade Goodwyn, “Floating Islands”, National Public Radio. Aired on Morning Edition: February 25, 2014.

Annick Labeca, “Petropolis, what is to be done?”, Urban Global Cities Lab. (Oct 2013)

Baldwin, Eric, “Tensile Facades That Stretch the Limit”, Architizer (June 10, 2015),

Lamar, A., “Amid SF’s Housing Crisis, New SPUR Show Explores Adding Density on the Margins”, SF Curbed (March 5, 2015),

“En Pointe!”, AFASIA Archizine, (Dec 21 2014),

Lucas, A., “Our Top 5 Favorite Building Concepts of 2013”, Toronto Star: New in Homes, (Dec 19, 2013),

Hernández, D. “San Francisco Fire Department Headquarters Proposal”, Archdaily, (Nov 20, 2013)
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Furuto, A. “‘Recon-Figure’: FARROC Competition Entry”, ArchDaily, (24 Jul 24, 2013),


Duran Calisto, A, “Expanded Architecture”, Cite Magazine, Nr. 91 (Spring 2013): 10-11

Derrouch, P, “Petropolis, la possibilite d’une ile”, Traits Urban, Nr. 61 (2013): 53

Furuto , A. “The Drift House Proposal / The Open Workshop”, ArchDaily, (Mar 26, 2013)