Actar Publishers is a New York based publishing house, with an office in Barcelona, Spain. Actar’s publishing program is focused on the works of established and emerging architects and designers including OMA / Rem Koolhaas , FMA / Farshid Moussavi Architecture, MVRDV / Winy Maas , UN Studio / Ben van Berkel, SANAA / Kazuyo Sejima, Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas, Diller + Scofidio, Toyo Ito, Sanford Kwinter, Vicente Guallart, and Aaron Betsky.
Focusing on the reflection and analysis of the contemporary urban project, Actar produces award winning books which have impacted the social context of architectural research and practice for the past twenty years. Now entering an exciting new phase focused on the multi-platform development of specialized content through urbanNext, Actar is producing new tools for its global dissemination with new impulses, new proposals, and new goals to expand architecture to rethink cities.
Actar’s distribution arm, Actar D , represents these premier architecture publishers to the book trade in the Americas: Artifice Books on Architecture, Applied Research + Design, Birkhäuser, Detail books, DOM Publishers, List Lab, and ORO Editions.
Actar D also co-publishes and distributes worldwide books from eVolo and from renowned schools of architecture including Harvard Graduate School of Design; Yale School of Architecture; Columbia Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation; MIT School of Architecture + Planning; University of Virginia School of Architecture; Cornell University; and Rice University.