RIBA Publishing Building in Arcadia: The Case for Well-Designed Rural Development book makes the case for building in the countryside with a sensitive approach, in an awakening illumination of planning: essential reading for local authority, planning and architectural professionals.
‘Wellbeing in Interiors’ by Elina Grigoriou results from over a decade of research, funnelled into a book that is both a philosophical guide and a practical reference for interior designers, architects and sustainability specialists.
Boundary Sequence Illusion Book about architect Ian MacDonald. This architectural book is the latest in the ‘Documents in Canadian Architecture’ series published by Dalhousie Architectural Press, Toronto.
Future Office: “the first comprehensive picture of what the future might look like” from RIBA Publishing. The working demographic is changing; how is this reflected in the way we work? What does the future hold for our work spaces? Is the traditional office doomed?
Following on from the Radical Essex project, this publication includes new writing from Tim Burrows, Gillian Darley, Charles Holland, Rachel Lichtenstein, Jules Lubbock, Jess Twyman and Ken Worpole, plus photography from Catherine Hyland.
New Moleskine architecture book: “Mecanoo is a Dutch architectural firm founded in 1984. The group has always paid great attention to the entire process control and focus on sustainable design and the study of matter and patterns.”
New monograph by Princeton Architectural Press the work of about architect Carol A. Wilson, FAIA, Falmouth, Maine. Her modern and environmentally responsive buildings have been honored with numerous design awards.
Laka Perspectives book, the first publication from Laka Foundation (non-profit), received a Special Mention in the 2018 German Design Award Excellent Communications Design Books and Calendars. It consists of 21 interviews with renowned experts.
Metamorphism: Transforming Materials in Architecture: Verlag Birkhäuser publication: architectural book by Ákos Moravánszky – Metamorphism: Transforming Materials in Architecture, Birkhäuser publication, book info + image.
Part of the AD Smart series which focuses on the application of new technologies in architecture. Written by Terri Peters and Brady Peters Computing the Environment presents practical workflows and guidance for designers to get feedback on their design using digital design tools on environmental performance.
This issue of AD is guest-edited by the interdisciplinary team at Stevens Institute of Technology who developed the winning entry for the 2015 US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition, the SU+RE House.
Interior Design Illustrated is the definitive guide to designing for interior spaces. Richly illustrated in author Francis D.K. Ching’s signature style, this book introduces complex design concepts in a visually stunning format; from defining the space and using the elements of design.
Written by Karl Kropf and conceived as a practical manual of morphological analysis, The Handbook of Urban Morphology brings together in one place the core concepts and principles of the discipline.
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.