Category Architecture

Access to Resources: An Urban Agenda

Access to resource: A Plea for Informality

This volume, a research project, offers new ways of looking at contemporary urban transformation. Planning for a sustainable future means that change and uncertainty have to be incorporated in the actual process of planning, rather than meeting challenges with wholesale redevelopment. This book comes to you from Resources. Resources is an advanced academic programme at […]

Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect: 1885-1975

Lewerentz

The prominent Swedish architect and undisputed genius of sacred architecture through his 3 Swedish churches – St Petri, St Marcus, and Chapel of Resurrection – is once again celebrated by a reprint of an indepth study. This seminal book of Sigurd Lewerentz written by Janne Ahlin was first published in 1985 by Byggförlaget. > MORE Sigurd […]

Lina Bo Bardi 100 - Brazil's Alternative Path to Modernism

Architettura Povera

Celebrating the 100th birthday of one the great architects of the 20th century, this new extensive monograph on Lina Bo Bardi and her achievements as a forerunner of community driven architecture. > MORE Lina Bo Bardi 100 – Brazil’s Alternative Path to Modernism Designed by:    Gerlach Gerlach Photographs by:    Markus Lanz, et al Text by:   […]

K2S Architects: Beyond the Wall of Sound

K2S Architects

“The happiest moment of a dedicated teacher”, writes Juhani Pallasmaa in his text about the Finnish office K2S, “arise from seeing one’s former students succeed.” From converting docked icebreakers into a headquarter to stunning wooden chapel in the heart of Helsinki, the young Finnish office of K2S Architects is proving to be a creative force […]

100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design

100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design

This new book from Lars Müller Verlag takes a deep and sweeping look at Swiss typography, poster and book design, identity programs made over the past 100 years. Graphic design from Switzerland reflects both international trends and local qualities; irony and wit are its constant companions. The view of one hundred years of graphic design […]

Tom Avermaete and Maristella Casciato: Casablanca Chandigarh - A Report on Modernization

Modernist Experiments: Casablanca Chandigarh

Two cities in different parts of the world, designed by western urban planners, Chandigarh in India and Casablanca in Morocco. Modernistic urban principles in negotiation with local traditions proved to be sustainable and invited growth. “Casablanca Chandigarh: A Report on Modernization” is a fresh new look at Modernism outside the West looking at the two […]

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: The Built Work

Not just any book on Mies

The number one book on Mies van der Rohe for architects – by far . This essential and comprehensive monograph is a masterpiece in itself: Author Carsten Krohn has photographed all buildings and redrawn every plan and drawing, creating a magnificent documentation. He reconstructs the buildings in their original state, examines them from the present […]

Phyllis Richardson: Superlight - Lightness in Contemporary Houses

Touching Earth Lightly

40 projects that show us how to find lightweight solutions for residential architecture that are not only beautiful but have ecological sensibility, stylistic unobtrusiveness and minimal impact on our environment. The projects in “Superlight” combine two strands of thinking: that buildings can weigh less and have minimal impact on their environments, and that this lightness–visual, […]

Clare Jacobson: New Museums in China

Building Culture: Clare Jacobson

China’s remarkable museum-building boom is unlike anything seen before in the history of architecture. Clare Jacobsen presents in her new book 51 carefully chosen projects from Inner Mongolia to Shanghai and Beijing – all made in the past 10 years! New museums in China are not simply anonymous buildings… they are designed to be iconic. […]

David Chipperfield Architects

Architecture According to Chipperfield

The Chipperfield practice is driven by a consistent philosophical approach, not a predetermined house style, to produces buildings connected to context and function. This new book includes 45 buildings selected by the man himself. > MORE David Chipperfield Architects Features:    River and Rowing Museum, Neues Museum Berlin, BBC Scotland, The Hepworth Wakefield, Turner Contemporary Margate, […]