It is a rare book that captures the zeitgeist of a particular period, and a rare writer who can present that spirit through references that range from art history to engineering, from architectural theory to pop culture.
“The city is a people’s art, a shared experience,” a Philadelphia architect and planner named Edmund Bacon once wrote, adding that any urban designer’s job was to “conceive an idea, implant it, and nurture its growth in the collective minds of the community.”
Design Engine to open new London studio as book marking the first 18 years of the practice is published. The new office will open in January 2018 and be led by former Foster+Partners Associate Partner Tim O’Rourke.
The Herculean task of replacing the iconic roof of one the world’s most revered pieces of 20th-century architecture has been captured on the page by the lead designer of the project.
Non-fiction picture book about the famed architect’s life and her triumph over adversity from celebrated author-illustrator Jeanette Winter. In her latest children’s book, “The World Is Not a Rectangle,” she portrays the life of the late architect Zaha Hadid, a selection of her buildings, and her architectural inspirations.
Author: Mollie Claypool
This is Gaudi by Mollie Claypool and published by Laurence King in August 2017 is a beautifully illustrated guide to the life and work of one of Europe’s best-loved architects, Antoni Gaudi.
Author: Steve Bowkett
Archidoodle: Architects’ Activity Postcards by Steve Bowkett and published by Laurence King in August 2017 is the perfect gift for architecture lovers, featuring 20 postcards that can be doodled on and coloured in.
Author: Colin Davies
Combining a thought-provoking and readable text with over 800 photographs, plans and sections, this exciting new reading of modern architecture is a must for students and architecture enthusiasts alike.
Limited edition collector’s box, containing three different, innovative and contemporary views on the work of architect Álvaro Siza Vieira through photography, text and illustration.
Ben Jacks’ book The Architect’s Tour: Notes for the Design Traveler, by Culicidae Architectural Press: this publication records a lovely project, a wander through some of the most important European buildings of the last century.
Author: Marco Casagrande, architect
Urban Acupuncture is a biourban theory, which combines sociology and urban design with the traditional Chinese medical theory of acupuncture.
This is Frank Lloyd Wright by Ian Volner and Michael Kirkham and published by Laurence King in August 2016 brings the projects and persona of this world-famous architect into vivid focus through witty narrative and specially commissioned contemporary illustrations.
Buildings Are for People addresses the broad spectrum of architects, planners, policy makers, engineers and developers – the practitioners, educators, students and researchers who will envision, enable and create tomorrow’s built environment.
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