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The Pond as a Deadly Device and Other Architectural Terrors

Theo Deutinger draws the ways we kill, harm, and exclude—with beauty. By Aaron Betsky “Pond. Used at the perimeter to deter intruders from entering. Piranhas can be added for an extra deadly effect.” This laconic caption to a section of a pond, which extends to the silhouette of...
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Blue Dunes: Climate Change by Design (Courtesy Amazon)

AN rounds up our favorite climate change books of 2018

With such a global problem facing humanity, how can architects adapt to a future plagued by natural disasters? AN rounds up our favorite books for thinking about, and designing for, an uncertain world. Coastal flooding, heatwaves, snow storms, droughts, wildfires and hurricanes;...
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Books: The Best Architectural Drawings from the Albertina Museum

The Vienna-based museum has published a book and mounted an exhibition featuring the most compelling images from its celebrated archives. By Eric Wills From Leonardo da Vinci to Zaha Hadid, and Michelangelo to Frank Lloyd Wright, the more than 40,000 architectural drawings at the...
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AN rounds up our favorite tech books of 2018 (Jonathan Hilburg/AN)

AN rounds up our favorite tech books of 2018

Advances in technology continue to revolutionize the architecture and design fields, and AN selects eight of our favorite books to guide us into the future. Art and architecture have always been inexorably intertwined, as new innovations in materials and construction allow...
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All the Things We Leave Out… book review on “The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion”

A new book by Interboro catalogs techniques of exclusion, and some of inclusion. By Aaron Betsky In architecture, what you exclude is often just as important as what you build. That becomes abundantly clear in the wonderful new compendium of techniques to keep things and...
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Book clinic: recommended reads on architecture

by Rowan Moore In the second of a new series in which we answer your book queries, our expert suggests architecture books for beginners Rowan Moore, architecture critic of the Observer First off, I’d say Experiencing Architecture, a 55-year-old book by a Danish architect called...
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This Is Your Brain on Architecture – A Book Review by CityLab

Amanda Kolson Hurley In her new book, Sarah Williams Goldhagen presents scientific evidence for why some buildings delight us and others—too many of them—disappoint. Sarah Williams Goldhagen was the architecture critic for The New Republic for many years, a role she combined with...
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Courtesy Jason Pineau Lockhart Lake truck stop is on the way to the Ekati diamond mine, about 120 miles south of the Arctic circle.

The Conflicting Future for Arctic Settlement and Design | Architect Magazine

Blaine Brownell reviews ‘Many Norths: Spatial Practice in a Polar Territory’ by architects Lola Sheppard and Mason White. By Blaine Brownell With the early arrival of spring in the northern hemisphere, our attention is once again drawn to the high Arctic.The North now...
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Assessing Architecture Through Neuroscience and Psychology | Architect Magazine

Blaine Brownell reviews “Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives” by architecture critic Sarah Williams Goldhagen By Blaine Brownell We can do better. This is the fundamental message of Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes...
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A Daily Dose of Architecture: Book Review: Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide

Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA by Sam Lubell, photographs by Darren Bradley Phaidon, 2016 Flexicover, 376 pages I’ve never considered that the idiom “never judge a book by its cover” should be ascribed to illustrated books. It makes...
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