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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.

August 20, 2015 /

HOT TO COLD - an odyssey of architectural adaptation
By BIG

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

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

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

  • February 11, 2014 /

    Zaha Hadid + SuprematismBy 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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  • Thinking Architecture
Photo: Laura Padgett
    June 14, 2006 /

    Thinking ArchitectureBy Peter Zumthor

    In Thinking Architecture Peter Zumthor expresses his motivation in designing buildings that speak to our feelings and that possess a powerful and unmistakable presence and personality. Publisher: Birkhäuser. ...

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  • Thinking Architecture
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    July 19, 2006 /

    Atmosphere By Peter Zumthor

    Atmospheres is a poetics of architecture and a window onto Peter Zumthor's personal sources of inspiration. Publisher: Birkhäuser ...

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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. ...

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