Inside Piano by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine BêkaPartners, 2013 Book: Hardcover, 144 pages DVD: All-Region PAL, 99 minutes In the vein of their earlier documentaries on the use and maintenance of buildings designed by Rem Koolhaas, Herzog & de Meuron, and Frank Gehry, ...Read More

Photo by João Morgado, courtesy of Tiago do Vale Architects

Three Cusps Chalet in Sé de Braga, Portugal, by Tiago do Vale Architects, 2013 The following text and images are courtesy Tiago do Vale Architects. [caption id="attachment_6638" align="alignnone" width="509" caption="Photo by João Morgado, courtesy of Tiago do Vale Architects"][/caption] HISTORICAL CONTEXT In the second ...Read More

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Old Buildings, New Forms: New Directions in Architectural Transformations by Françoise Astorg Bollack The Monacelli Press, 2013 Hardcover, 224 pages I have always loved old buildings. They are the visible, three-dimensional record of our life on earth. They can be thrilling or modest ...Read More

Photograph courtesy of Oyler Wu Collaborative

Taipei Sales Center in Taipei, Taiwan, by Oyler Wu Collaborative, 2013 The following text and images are courtesy of Oyler Wu Collaborative. [caption id="attachment_6626" align="alignnone" width="510" caption="Photograph courtesy of Oyler Wu Collaborative"][/caption] Often the unusual circumstances surrounding the design of a project leads ...Read More

Cover of Design for an Empathic World

Design for an Empathic World: Reconecting People, Nature and Self by Sim Van der Ryn Island Press, 2013 Hardcover, 164 pages Fifteen years after the creation of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green-building rating system, it seems that sustainable principles ...Read More

Photo courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Metalsa Center for Manufacturing Innovation in Monterrey, Mexico, by Brooks + Scarpa, 2013 The following text and images are courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects. [caption id="attachment_6603" align="alignnone" width="510" caption="Photo courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects"][/caption] Site: A 100,000 square foot vacant parcel ...Read More

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Façadomy: A Critique of Capitalism and Its Assault on Mid-Century Modern Architecture by James Cornetet Process Press, 2013 Hardcover or Paperback, 426 pages The intriguing yet slightly naughty title of this self-titled book by Orlando-based architect James Cornetet (of Process Architecture) refers to ...Read More

Photo: Cristobal Palma, courtesy of Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti

Clifftop House in Maui, Hawaii, by Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti, 2011 The following text and images are courtesy of Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti. [caption id="attachment_6582" align="alignnone" width="510" caption="Photo: Cristobal Palma, courtesy of Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti"][/caption] Maui's south coast is gentle and works for indulging all-inclusive ...Read More

Cover of Discovering Architecture

Discovering Architecture: How the World's Great Buildings Were Designed and Built by Philip Jodidio Universe, 2013 Hardcover, 260 pages In an average year Philip Jodidio seems to churn out about a dozen books, easily the most of any writer on architecture. With Taschen ...Read More

All photographs by Marie Caroline Lucat, courtesy of A+ Architects

Jean-Claude Carrière Theatre in Montpellier, France, by A+ Architecture, 2013 [caption id="attachment_6567" align="alignnone" width="509" caption="All photographs by Marie Caroline Lucat, courtesy of A+ Architects"][/caption] Given the 21st-century goal of reducing carbon emissions in everything from manufacturing and transportation to food production and ...Read More