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.

August 20, 2015 /

HOT TO COLD - an odyssey of architectural adaptation

HOT TO COLD: an odyssey of architectural adaptation is the follow up release to the 2009 magnus opus, YES IS MORE, an archicomic on architectural revolution and offers a chance to critique and reflect on the work and progression of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) in the 6 years since the release of their last monograph. Will this book have the same lasting impact that its predecessor achieved?

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February 16, 2015 /

Peter Zumthor: Buildings and Projects 1985-2013
By Peter Zumthor (author), Thomas Durisch (editor)

Peter Zumthor’s ‘Buildings and Projects 1985-2013' is the first comprehensive monograph on Zumthor's work for more than a decade and a half. Incidentally - albeit not surprisingly - it was well worth the wait. This gorgeous five-volume Leviathan of a book set convincingly connects the dots in the exceptional oeuvre of a master of craftsmanship and atmosphere.

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February 11, 2014 /

Zaha Hadid + Suprematism
By Charlotte Douglas, et al.

The book “Zaha Hadid + Suprematism” unveils Zaha Hadid as an artist. It thereby portrays another side of the London-based architect Hadid, whose constant experimentation in architecture has led to her becoming over the past decade one of the globe’s most popular and prolific building designers.

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  • January 12, 2015 /

    Friedensreich Hundertwasser - 1928-2000By Wieland Schmied

    The first volume of Taschen's monograph on the widely celebrated and wildly controversial Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser - known for his colourful and child-like paintings and his organic architectural designs - paints an inspirational portrait of one of the most prolific artists of the 20th century. ...

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  • Futuro - Tomorrow's House from Yesterday
By Marko Home and Mika Taanila
    December 02, 2002 /

    Futuro - Tomorrow's House from YesterdayBy Marko Home & Mika Taanila

    This plastic, ellipsoid, portable holiday hideaway is among the most striking samples of Utopian space-age design. Publisher: Desura ...

  • 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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  • Front cover. Image courtesy of Hatje Cantz Verlag.
    June 18, 2013 /

    Reiulf Ramstad ArchitectsBy Boris Brorman Jensen (editor)

    Weighty and beautifully packaged, this monograph collects the works of one of the faces of the New Nordic movement, Reiulf Ramstad Architects. First and foremost it is a wholehearted and affectionate tribute to Reiulf Ramstad and his particular brand of architecture, as well as to his commitment to what he calls his “search for beauty”. ...

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