Book Review: The Good Life

During my Interior Design career we had to read The Good Life. A Guided Visit to the Houses of Modernity from Gustavo Gili. The book is like a fantasy tour of seven extraordinary houses created during the 20th century, stimulating the pleasure of thinking, planning and living intensely in a house that does not yet exist. If you have an interest or simply a curiosity in finding out about these archetypes and the form of living, you should get this unique book that studies The Good Life of Read more [...]
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Book Review: Installations by Architects

Recently I received a new book from Princeton Architectural Press. I couldn’t resist and had to look inside Installations by Architects right away. The complete title of the book is Installations by Architects. Experiments in Building and Design. As you imagine the book features a bunch of temporary artworks that invites the public to touch, enter and experience the work, whether it is in a gallery, on city streets or in the landscape. A great book to get inspired and introduce art that Read more [...]
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Book Review: Green Architecture Now!

Taschen just published this amazing book called Green Architecture Now! with a lot of eco-friendly architecture projects. The book talks about the ecological impact of new constructions and how they have become a crucial issue. As we all know, badly designed buildings guzzle natural resources and pollute their surroundings, reason why we need more sustainable, energy-efficient architecture. Featuring projects from renowned architects like Renzo Piano and Tadao Ando, the book explores ways Read more [...]
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Book Review: Le Corbusier And The Maisons Jaoul

About a week ago I received a new book from Princeton Architectural Press called Le Corbusier And The Maisons Jaoul. I was really pleased when I saw the book because I studied the main buildings of Le Corbusier but I never heard of the Maisons Jaoul. Weekend houses build of brick, concrete, stone and timber, that are the antithesis of everything commonly referred to as “Corbusian”. A radical change in Le Corbusier’s direction that may change your assumptions and prejudices about the most Read more [...]
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Book Review: The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture

The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture, published by Phaidon, will bring together, in a single volume, over 1.000 of the most outstanding works of architecture build since 2000. The book include every imaginable building type from around the world will be featured in the book, from small single houses, cafes and wineries, to museums, airports and embassies. Buildings will be generously illustrated by color photos and drawings, and divided into six world regions. An incomparable Read more [...]
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Book Review: Marmol Radziner + Associates & Over&Over

About a month ago I received a copy of two really interesting books from Princeton Architectural Press (Thanks a lot!): Marmol Radziner + Associates. Between Architecture and Construction. This book includes many of Marmol Radziner + Associates well-known projects like the Kaufmann House restoration; a real gem!. I really enjoy all the details of the projects, explaining every step and making it really easy to understand. I also love the handwritten notes, sketches, etc., it makes the Read more [...]
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Book Review: Office Design

Office Design, published by daab, is part of the Design Books series. There are about 53 titles in this serie, I recommend you this one because I bought it years ago and has been very helpful. Offices have become domestic, the relationship between workmates has become closer and their workplace seems increasingly like a club or house in which they spend the greater part of the day. All presented projects feature inspiring ideas of designing more efficient, modern and more pleasant working Read more [...]
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Book Review: Grand Stand 2

After the success of Grand Stand, Frame Publishers will launch Grand Stand 2. Volume 1 will focus on impressive small scale stands realised with limited budgeds. Each stand will be featured on either ono or two pages accompanied by an explanatory text and a brief company profile. Volume 2 comprises structures created for big brands. These projects will be featured on two spreards. More info here. Read more [...]
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Book Review: New Bar + Club Design

New Bar + Club Design, publised by Abbeville, is an elegant photographic journey through the latest international design trends in the bar and club industries. A sophisticated, contemporary survey of fifty of the world’s newest and most stylish bars and clubs. Get New Bar + Club Design from Amazon Read more [...]
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Book Review: Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture

The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture, published by Phaidon, is a comprehensive portrayal of the best contemporary architecture from around the globe. All buildings are illustrated with colour photographs, architectural drawings, a concise text and details of the client, area and cost. Colour coding by region, classification by building type and a system of cross-referencing likewise are designed to maximize the Atlas’s utility. There is also a Travel Edition. Get The Phaidon Read more [...]
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