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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, […]

Future Living: Collective Housing in Japan

Eye-Opener: Future Living

New collective housing in Japan offers a radical and inspiring perspective on the use of space, materials and daylight – far from most concepts of co-habitation where cost-efficient solutions seem to be the only merit. > MORE Future Living: Collective Housing in Japan Features:    Be-Fun-Design + EANA, Sou Fujimoto, Hitoshi Wakamatsu, On Design & Partners, […]

a+t research group - 10 Stories of Collective Housing

Masterpieces? 10 Stories of Collective Housing

a+t research group: “This is neither a canonical list of buildings nor the top ten of collective housing. They were chosen as one chooses friends. Fault and all, they make everything worthwhile.” It’s a book on graphical analysis of inspiring masterpieces. > MORE a+t research group – 10 Stories of Collective Housing Author:    a+t research […]

Urgent Architecture: 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World by Bridgette Meinhold

Critical Actions – Urgent Architecture

Building fast and sustainable is a challenge, especially when catastrophe strikes. “Urgent Architecture” showcases transitional shelters, flood-proofed homes and eco prefabs.   > MORE . Urgent Architecture: 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World by Bridgette Meinhold Author:    Bridgette Meinhold Publisher:    WW Norton & Co Publ. year:    2013 Language:    English Pages:    256 Illustrations:    180 colour, […]

Network Living / Netzwerk Wohnen - Architecture for All Generations

Network Living / Netzwerk Wohnen – Architecture for All Generations

It’s estimated that only 5% of the western hemisphere’s current housing stock is suitable for elderly residents. Should fulfilling senior citizen’s housing needs be a utopia?    > MORE . Network Living / Netzwerk Wohnen – Architecture for All Generations  Editors:    Annette Becker, Peter Cachola Schmal, Claudia Haas Text by:    Paul Andreas, Dietmar Eberle, Albrecht Göschel, […]

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 […]