This month, the shelves are practically overflowing with exciting new book releases, first and foremost Rem Koolhaas' monumental 15-volume book set 'Elements', based on his research in relation to his curation of the 2014 Venice Biennale. Also, Taschen's Renzo Piano monography is released in a revised edition.
Articles are the fun house and bric-a-brac store of arcspace. This is where we try out new formats and store everything that does not fit into the existing menu structure.
The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. Here are the winners.
The temporary nature of pavilions makes them the ideal testing grounds for new, often radical architectural ideas. From Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion to Bernard Tschumi's deconstructivist follies in Parc de la Villette, pavilions can be powerful and clear architectural statements.
October 02, 2014 /
The public display of captive animal has always been a debatable issue. How do you balance the ethical obligation to create as accurate a portrayal of their natural habitats as possible with the neccesary need to satisfy the visitor's fundamental demand for entertainment - while ideally creating spectacular structures epitomizing man's position in the divine hiaerchy? ...
September 11, 2014 /
With their unique ability to instantly communicate complex concepts, architectural drawings and sketches are unparalleled in their capacity to anticipate the esthetic appearance of a building after its completion. ...
August 26, 2014 /
The architectural manifesto has become a somewhat unfashionable genre. Unfortunately so, as all architects should let themselves be reminded from time to time of just how much debate a few adequately polemical lines in a book can spark. ...
June 26, 2014 /
One of the biggest and most popular international sports events of the year is the 20th FIFA World Cup currently underway in Brazil. Leading up to this spectacular mega-event, the country has been busy with brand new architectural and infrastructural projects. Some of the soccer stadiums stand out thanks to a new and distinctive architectural approach. ...
June 16, 2014 /
No matter what kind of holiday you've got planned, you will need quality books. Quality architecture books. Whether you're killing time while stuck in transit or inside your hotel room on a rainy day, it is the perfect opportunity to catch up on the architectural reading, you normally have no time or patience for. ...