Book review: New York City Brick by Brick: The Art of LEGO Construction

New York City Brick by Brick: The Art of LEGO Construction Jonathan Lopes Abrams, May 2019 Hardcover | 7-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches | 192 pages | 100 illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-1419734687 | $24.99 Publisher Description: New York City Brick by Brick is the ultimate exploration of...
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In earthquake-prone Jintai, in the Chinese province of Sichuan, Rural Urban Framework helped reconstruct a sustainable village in cooperation with the local government. The clustered dwellings feature stepped green roofs, vertical courtyards, and rainwater collection.Photo: Rural Urban Framework via AD

Repairing the Future with Caring Architecture

A new book from the MIT Press argues that architecture and urbanism have a crucial role to play in crises of nearly every kind By Meaghan O’Neill “In medical terms, critical care is a specialized branch of medicine dedicated to diagnosing and treating life-threatening...
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Book Review: Color for Architects by Juan Serra Lluch

Color for Architects Juan Serra Lluch Princeton Architectural Press, May 2019 Paperback | 7 x 9-1/2 inches | 192 pages | English | ISBN: 978-1616897949 | $34.95 Publisher Description: As far back as the earliest Greek temples, color has been an integral part of architecture but...
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Book review: Possible Mediums presents a collection of sixteen speculative design mediums.

Possible Mediums Kelly Bair, Kristy Balliet, Adam Fure, Kyle Miller (Editors) Actar, November 2018 Paperback | 7 x 9 inches | 200 pages | English | ISBN: 978-1940291963 | $34.95 Publisher Description: Possible Mediums presents a collection of sixteen speculative design mediums by...
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Architectural Guide New York: Critic’s Guide to 100 Iconic Buildings in New York from 1999 to 2020

Vladimir Belogolovsky DOM Publishers, March 2019 Paperback | 5-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches | 256 pages | 270 illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-3869224312 | €38.00 Publisher Description: This architectural guide brings together 100 of the most original structures built in New York City...
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Finding the Artful in Artless Spaces: A Review of Thomas Demand’s ‘The Complete Papers’

By Shane Reiner-Roth Weighing in at over 6 pounds, the breadth of work and reference material makes The Complete Papers, the newest and most comprehensive book from the artist Thomas Demand, an indispensable resource for anyone invested in art, architecture or med...
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Book review: Space, Time and Architecture: The Growth of a New Tradition

Sigfried Giedion Harvard University Press, February 2009 Paperback | 7 x 9-1/2 inches | 960 pages | 550 illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-0674030473 | $53.50 Publisher Description: A milestone in modern thought, Space, Time and Architecture has been reissued many times since...
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Hardcover | 12 x 9 inches | 320 pages | 900+ illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-0500021316 | $50.00

Making Marks: Architects’ Sketchbook – The Creative Process

Will Jones Thames & Hudson, March 2019 Publisher Description: Making Marks follows up on the highly successful Architects’ Sketchbooks, which presented, for the first time, the rich breadth of sketches being created by contemporary architects following the digital revolution....
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The front and back covers of Possible Mediums. (Courtesy Actar)

Is the medium the message in post-digital architecture?

Where can architecture go after the digital revolution? In Possible Mediums, four professors examine a moment’s diverse, eclectic experimentation. By Max Kuo Possible Mediums Edited by Kelly Bair, Kristy Balliet, Adam Fure, and Kyle Miller Actar $34.95 MSRP Possible...
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Machine Landscapes: What architecture looks like when nobody’s there

A new book explores the meaning of data centers, robot factories, and a world not built for humans. By Patrick Sisson Machines taking control—and making humanity obsolete—has a long history in pop culture, from Terminator to The Matrix. What happens when that shift applies to...
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