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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The cover of It’s a Gas: The Allure of the Gas Station (Courtesy Amazon)

Two new books dig into the gas station’s impact on architecture

Gas stations have traditionally represented the freedom of the open road. But what will happen to these architectural relics as vehicles become electric? By James Way It’s a Gas: The Allure of the Gas Station Edited by Sascha Friesike, with a preface by Jay Leno Gestalten $60.00...
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We know more about our built environment, thanks to Virginia Savage McAlester's book. Now it is available as an e-reader. Courtesy of Knopf

How To Learn About Architecture On Your Phone

This is, without question, the most complete survey of our built environment, brick by brick. Putting it into a hand-held device is genius. by Regina Cole In 1984, when Virginia Savage McAlester published the seminal AField Guide to American Houses, the text she wrote to fill a...
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Attention Deficit Disorder Architecture

Andrew Atwood’s “Not Interesting” take on architecture criticism is a pretty interesting blur of ideas and images. By Aaron Betsky Welcome to the age of ADD Architecture. As author Andrew Atwood himself admits in his both brilliant and (purposefully) confusing Not Interesting: On...
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Book Review: Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise

Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise: Green and Gray Strategies Stefan Al Island Press, November 2018 Paperback | 8 x 9 inches | 160 pages | 150 illustrations | English | ISBN: 9781610919074 | $35.00 Publisher Description: In 2012, Hurricane Sandy floods devastated coastal areas in...
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Paperback | 7-1/4 x 9-1/4 inches | 384 pages | 192 illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-0393712971 | $39.95

Historic Preservation, Third Edition: An Introduction to Its History, Principles, and Practice

Norman Tyler, Ilene R. Tyler, Ted J. Ligibel W. W. Norton, October 2018 Publisher Description: Historic preservation, which started as a grassroots movement, now represents the cutting edge in a cultural revolution focused on “green” architecture and sustainability. This book...
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Welcome to the New Normal – a book, Possible Mediums

A group of young designers offers “possible mediums” instead of buildings. By Aaron Betsky Theory has seemed so last millennium for so long that I am happy to report that it is back. For the first time this century, architecture theory is coalescing into a semblance of coherence....
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Hardcover | 11-3/8 x 9-7/8 inches | 320 pages | 285 illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-0714877150 | $79.95

Book: Drawing Architecture by Helen Thomas via Phaidon

Publisher Description: Throughout history, architects have relied on drawings both to develop their ideas and communicate their vision to the world. This gorgeous collection brings together more than 250 of the finest architectural drawings of all time, revealing each...
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15 Books for Architecture Buffs and Their Little Ones

Topics include designers, projects, interiors, planning, and adventures. By Ayda Ayoubi In this fast-paced world, it is difficult to find time to curl up by the fireplace or in a cozy nook to read. The holiday season offers as good of a chance as you may get to catch up on your...
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