The Case Study House program (1945-1966) was a unique event in the history of American architecture. Sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, the program sought to respond to the postwar building boom with prototype modern homes that could be both easily replicated and readily affordable to the average American.
Elements of Architecture focuses on the fragments of the rich and complex architectural collage. Window, fa ade, balcony, corridor, fireplace, stair, escalator, elevator: the book seeks to excavate the micro-narratives of building detail.
A fantastic showcase of the cutting-edge designs by visionary architect Hernán Díaz Alonso, whose creations are revered by the design world.
Japanese culture and architecture have always fascinated the Western world. One particular, architecturally complex building type at the intersection of multiple currents of Japanese philosophy, art and esthetics is the Japanese teahouse.
Newly updated and overflowing with color, this well-established history of interior design describes and illustrates each movement and change in taste throughout the twentieth century.
Emergence: Volume 5 covers the growth of the Grimshaw practice into a global network, with the opening of studios in Sydney, Doha and Kuala Lumpur.
An annotated collection of over 200 terms used to name voids in cities, from the terrain vague to the buffer zone
This innovative book names the unnamable urban zones that usually remain invisible. As the landscape architect James Corner has pointed out, a void cannot be labeled because "to name it is to claim it in some way."
After the Middle Ages, concrete fell into oblivion and was only rediscovered around 1700. Through constant further development and improvement, it became the most widely used building material of our time.
Surrounded by a magical flair, villas have been the gleaming diamond of residential design since ancient times, characterized by generosity, representation and individuality.This classic form of habitation is a synonym for architectural distinctiveness with the nimbus of a refined way of living and sophisticated building culture - regardless of the style.
As rapidly growing capital, Berlin is currently experiencing a further phase of intensive construction activity, accompanied by committed debates about the architectural future of the city. More than in any other European metropolis, subcultural creative spaces, ambitious large-scale construction projects and innovative residential buildings encounter each other in the immediate vicinity.
Although research is the engine of all innovation, the research building as a purely functional building has not been of any architectural interest for a long time. However, there is consensus now that structures for research and knowledge transfer can do more than just providing workplaces and experimental areas.