Cutaway painting of a toroidal space colony, depicting a multi-tiered urban fabric. (NASA Ames Research Center/Rick Guidice)

Space Settlements explores what happens when we run out of Earth

In Space Settlements, Fred Scharmen argues that a series of paintings produced as part of a NASA study in 1975 has had a lasting impact on design. By Jonathan Hilburg Space Settlements By Fred Scharmen Columbia Books on Architecture and the City $24.00 The Earth is finite, and...
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Hardcover | 9 x 11-3/4 inches | 280 pages | English | ISBN: 978-1939621948 | $49.95

Book review: Architecture of Nature/Nature of Architecture

Architecture of Nature/Nature of Architecture Diana Agrest Applied Research and Design, January 2019 Publisher Description: Architecture of Nature/Nature of Architecture presents original research work, exploring the materiality and the forces at play in the history of the earth....
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Future Cities: Architecture and the Imagination by Paul Dobraszczyk (courtesy Reaktion Books)

Imagining the Architecture of Our Futures

Paul Dobraszczyk’s Future Cities surveys the multitudinous ways creatives have imagined how humans might build their living spaces in the future. Dan Schindel Paul Dobraszczyk’s Future Cities isn’t the usual sort of book on architecture. The structures and locations it...
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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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