Tag Archives: architecture

Alona Pardo and Elias Redstone: Constructing Worlds - Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age

From Ruins to High-Rises – Constructing Worlds

Constructing Worlds brings together eighteen exceptional photographers from the 1930s to the present day who have changed the way we view architecture and perceive the world around us. Exhibition at Barbican. > MORE Alona Pardo and Elias Redstone: Constructing Worlds – Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age Features:    Berenice Abbott, Iwan Baan, Bernd & Hilla […]

Katharina Roters: Hungarian Cubes - Subversive Ornaments in Socialism

Beating Conformity: Katharina Roters

The Hungarian cube gets a makeover. Transforming family homes of the postwar communist era by hand-made interventions has been away for people to subvert the collective domination in Hungary. The “Magyar Kocka”, or Hungarian Cube, is a standardized type of residential house in Hungary that dates back to the 1920s. It was designed as a […]

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, […]

Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen: Influences from Japan In Danish Art & Design 1870-2010

Japonisme – Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen

A new excellent book from Arkitektens forlag explores the influences from Japan that have played an important part in the development of modern Danish design and art. Written by Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen, dr.phil., who is one of Denmark’s leading researchers in Applied Art and Design. After many years as Chief Librarian and Deputy Director of the […]

EP vol 1: The Italian Avant-Garde 1968-1976

Neo-Modernism, They Said

Moving between rationalist modernism and Bauhaus, the Italian avant-garde refused to say that there was only one narrow road. A labyrinthine pattern of thought took them forwards and backwards; turning around and coming back. “EP vol 1” is designed by fab studio Experimental Jetset. > MORE . EP vol 1: The Italian Avant-Garde 1968-1976  Features:   […]

Stockholm New - The Book

Stockholm New – The Book

Back in the days, Sweden wasn’t very cool.  But then came Stockholm New and changed all that.  As an image-driven style magazine not afraid to tackle hard-core art, design and architecture, it became a forerunner to magazines like Wallpaper. In 1993 Sweden – and Scandinavia – became cool. ”Stockholm New – The Book” contains not […]

Brasilia by Lucien Clergue and Oscar Niemeyer

Utopia: Brasilia by Lucien Clergue and Oscar Niemeyer

The meeting of two aesthetic geniuses. Lucien Clergue’s photographs of Oscar Niemeyer’s Brasilia is seductively beautiful. It’s a body of work that until recently believed to be lost.    > MORE . Brasilia by Lucien Clergue and Oscar Niemeyer Designed by:    Ingo Scheffler Text by:    Paul Andreu Foreword by:    Lucien Clergue Publisher:    Hatje Cantz Publ. year:   […]

Todd Saunders Architecture in Northern Landscapes

Todd Saunders – Architecture in Northern Landscapes

Norway-based Canadian architect Todd Saunders has gained much international acclaim for his experimental designs, often using traditional craft methods. Here’s a survey of his work to date.    > MORE Architecture in Northern Landscapes by Todd Saunders Editors:    Jonathan Bell, Ellie Stathaki Designed by:    Henrik Nygren Publisher:    Birkhäuser Publishing year:    2012 Language:    English Pages:    273 Illustrations:   […]

El Croquis 163-164 Glenn Murcutt 1980-2012

Simplicity – El Croquis

El Croquis 163-164 is about the Australian architect and Pritzker Price winner Glenn Murcutt much admired for his small scale buildings.   > MORE . El Croquis 163-164 – Glenn Murcutt 1980-2012 Text by:    Sean Godsell Essays by:    Juhani Pallasmaa ISBN:    9788488386731 Publisher:    El Croquis Publ. year:    2012 Languages:    Spanish, English Pages:    414 Illustrations:    in colour […]

Känd och Okänd by Carl Malmsten

Swedish Grace – Carl Malmsten

Carl Malmsten was one of the great Scandinavian designers of the 20th century. As an educator as well as a designer/architect, he was an passionate advocate of Nordic classicism.   > MORE . Känd och Okänd by Carl Malmsten Author:    Lena Blomquist Photographs by:    Anneli Larsson, Lars Hoflund, Lars Ewö Text by:    Carl-Göran Alneng, Agnes Nobel, […]