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With so many books being published, and so much available on the web, we review books we consider an interesting addition to an architect's library.

  • February 03, 2014 /

    Hadid - Complete Works 1979-2013By Philip Jodidio

    Iraqi-born Zaha Hadid ranks among today’s most controversial architects. Not only is she one of the few women who have managed to make their mark in the notoriously male-dominated field of architecture; she has also fought incessantly to legitimize the practice of parametric design in practice. In this updated Taschen monograph, the entire body of work of one of today’s most daring and steadily surprising architects is very comprehensively presented. ...

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  • January 22, 2014 /

    A Question of Qualities: Essays in ArchitectureBy Jeffrey Kipnis

    Jeffrey Kipnis’ collection of mind-blowing theoretical essays in architecture addresses the question of qualities. Yet stimulated by contemporary architecture’s sensorial affects and epistemic potentials, it also points to the discursive capacities of critical writing as such. The book is a remarkable insight into the mind of one of today’s most piercing and playful architectural thinkers. ...

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  • November 26, 2013 /

    The Monocle Guide to Better LivingBy Monocle

    The editorial team behind the Monocle-magazine helmed by founder Tyler Brûlé hits the streets with their first-ever book. It is big, clad in a bright yellow fabric that feels nice to the touch, global to the bone and filled with stuff of superb quality. It is destined to end up a favorite Christmas present for any globalized senior hipster with money to go around. ...

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  • October 22, 2013 /

    Work Scape, New Spaces for New WorkBy S. Borges, S. Ehmann, R. Klanten (Editors)

    Mundane, boring and uninspiraational are not words associated with this collection of new age office designs. Work Scape, New Spaces for New Work is an intriguing insight into the current flock of designers, architects, companies and organizations who are reevaluating the relationship we have with our place of work. ...

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  • October 01, 2013 /

    Ando - Complete Works 1975-2012By Philip Jodidio

    The new issue of TASCHENS’s monograph on Japanese architect Tadao Ando is an impressive voyage through the world of one of the most popular architects of our time. In a volume as heavy as the concrete slabs used in Ando’s buildings, the book cements the self-taught architect as one of the world’s most influential builders. ...

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  • August 21, 2013 /

    Bike Town TokyoBy Yoshiharu Tsukamoto & René Kural

    Most architects, city planners and architecture lovers will agree that the bicycle is an outstanding means of transportation when it comes to experiencing the city and its architecture. In Bike Town Tokyo, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto of Atelier Bow Wow and Danish architect René Kural present an inspiring collection of bicycle facts, ideas and suggestions to create bicycle friendly cities. ...

  • “The Images of Architects” by Swiss architect Valerio Olgiati. Cover. Image courtesy of Quart Publishers.
    August 06, 2013 /

    The Images of ArchitectsBy Valerio Olgiati

    “The Images of Architects” by Swiss architect Valerio Olgiati is a mapping of the landscape of creativity and artistic heritage of contemporary architects. It is a collection of the images that appear before the mind’s eye of leading architects when they think of architecture. ...

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  • June 27, 2013 /

    A Topology of Everyday ConstellationsBy Georges Teyssot

    We still tend to think in dichotomies, such as private and public or interior and exterior. But as Georges Teyssot demonstrates in his latest, brilliant book, things have indeed changed. What used to be separated now intertwines. ...

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