Translucent Building Skins: Material Innovation in Modern and Contemporary Architecture by Scott Murray Routledge, 2012 Paperback/Hardcover, 200 pages The history of modern architecture can be written by its materials and effects, especially glass and transparency. From Joseph Paxton's Crystal Palace (1851) and Bruno ...Read More
Diller Scofidio+ Renfro: Architecture after Images by Edward Dimendberg University of Chicago Press, 2013 Hardcover, 248 pages Gracing the cover of film professor Edward Dimendberg's analysis of Diller Scofidio + Renfro's first three decades of output is a photograph of the southern end ...Read More
- Written by John Hill.
- Posted on April 15, 2013.
Encounters 1 - Architectural Essays by Juhani Pallasmaa, edited by Peter MacKeith Rakennustieto Publishing, 2013 (second edition) Paperback, 384 pages Encounters 2 - Architectural Essays by Juhani Pallasmaa, edited by Peter MacKeith Rakennustieto Publishing, 2013 Paperback, 366 pages Finnish architect, educator, and author Juhani Pallasmaa's most ...Read More
Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References edited by Robert McCarter Birkhäuser, 2012 Paperback, 536 pages In Spring 2010 Dutch architect Wiel Arets served as Ruth & Norman Moore Visiting Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, directing the "A Wonderful World" studio with Professor Robert ...Read More
Understanding Architecture by Juhani Pallasmaa and Robert McCarter Phaidon, 2012 Hardcover, 448 pages Readers of this website probably know I'm a big fan of Juhani Pallasmaa's books. They theorize architecture primarily in terms of how buildings shape embodied experiences. While his writings can ...Read More
Le Corbusier Redrawn: the Houses by Steven Park Princeton Architectural Press, 2012 Paperback, 240 pages The value of precedents in architectural education is undeniable. Even as innovation in form-making is still championed by the press and many architects, most of what is designed ...Read More
Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies: Lafayette Park, Detroit edited and with text by Danielle Aubert, Lana Cavar, Natasha Chandani | Placement Metropolis Books, 2012 Paperback, 288 pages While I'm a big fan of book-length case studies on buildings, I'll admit that most ...Read More
The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design by Lance Hosey Island Press, 2012 Paperback, 216 pages Books on sustainability and sustainable architecture are so numerous today that one needs to have a strong slant on the topic in order to stand out ...Read More
Thomas Heatherwick: Making by Thomas Heatherwick with Maisie Rowe Monacelli Press, 2012 Hardcover, 600 pages If the size of a monograph is an expression of a designer's ego, Thomas Heatherwick has plenty to share. Clocking in at 600 pages and over two inches ...Read More
Citizens of No Place: An Architectural Graphic Novel by Jimenez Lai Princeton Architectural Press, 2012 Paperback, 144 pages Increasingly, buildings are not the sole medium by which architects are defined. Many architects, for various reasons, gravitate toward installations, tactical urbanism, and even words ...Read More