One brick per Bible verse in Napp Studio's enormous, lightbulb-infused "Archive of Light"
The imaginary realm of architecture frequently ventures off into scales that are improbable, if not outright impossible, on the politically and gravitationally constrained Earth (think Étienne-Louis Boullée, or Lebbeus Woods). In a similar if less secular vein, Napp Studio has conceived of an... View full entry
The NYC that could have been – 'Never Built New York' to be released this fall
The authors and curators behind 2013's Never Built Los Angeles, a collection of fantastical and aborted projects from LA's 20th century urban history, have now turned their attention eastward, to New York City.In Never Built New York, Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin (with a foreword by Daniel... View full entry
Measured Genius: One-to-One #29 with Pierluigi Serraino, author of 'The Creative Architect'
In the late 1950s, some of the world's most prominent architects gathered in Berkeley, California, to take part in a landmark psychological experiment on creativity and personality. Eero Saarinen, Philip Johnson, Richard Neutra, William Pereira and dozens of other architects were put through a... View full entry
Frenemies Forever: Hugh Howard brings famed relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson to life in 'Architecture's Odd Couple', on One-to-One #28
Architecture writer and historian Hugh Howard has written many books on American architecture, telling stories that meld design and cultural history together in highly accessible and humanistic ways.His latest book, Architecture's Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson, tracks the... View full entry
Author of 'Interactive Architecture' on the built environment in the age of ubiquitous computing
Architects Michael Fox (FoxLin) and Miles Kemp (Variate Labs and Series Design/Build) put together the first version of Interactive Architecture in 2009, as a "process-oriented guide" to creating spaces that, with the help of emerging technologies, could interact with inhabitants in a variety of... View full entry
Casing the joint: Geoff Manaugh discusses his latest book, "A Burglar's Guide to the City" on One-to-One #26
Writer and BLDGBLOG founder Geoff Manaugh's latest book, A Burglar's Guide to the City, isn't just a set of case studies on bank vaults and getaway routes—it's a dialectic for public and private space. It’s definitely the first book I’ve come across classified jointly under... View full entry
Celebrate Zaha Hadid's life at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery on April 8th
If you're in London Friday, you can celebrate the late, great Zaha Hadid at a public memorial held at the Magazine restaurant at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., visitors can sign books of condolence and pay respects to her surviving family members, which include her... View full entry
Archinect's 2015 holiday guide to architecture books
No matter how prepared I think I am, December is always a frenzy. Between wrapping up end-of-the-year projects and remembering to buy wrapping paper, the days disappear faster than my coworker’s toffee. If you’re anything like me, the holidays are heralded by a panicky visit to the mall and a... View full entry
Neil Denari’s Chroma_topia: Generally Different Towers for Shanghai research studio
This post is brought to you by UCLA Architecture and Urban Design. “Chromatopia, at first, aims to be a collective project designed by eight individuals, a collective enterprise that negotiates its individual differences within a regime of agreement. The utopic overtones (or undertones?) openly... View full entry
Win "30 Years of Emerging Voices" from the Architectural League of New York
Since its establishment in 1982, the Architectural League of New York's Emerging Voices program continues to highlight distinctive architects and designers coming to the forefront of contemporary architectural design and research. In honor of this, the ArchLeague along with publisher Princeton... View full entry
Win Steven Holl's new monograph!
Steven Holl has a new monograph that any diehard fan would love to get their hands on. Authored by writer and architecture critic Robert McCarter — who has known and taught with Holl for more than 30 years, the book features a comprehensive analysis behind Holl's most significant built and... View full entry
Beacons in the sky: photographer Carolyn Russo celebrates the architecture of airport towers
Smithsonian photographer Carolyn Russo first found herself drawn to air traffic control towers in 2006 on a flight into LaGuardia when she first studied the architectural details and circular windows of that now inactive structure [...]
I viewed each tower as both an essential aviation artifact and a vessel with a powerful presence—watching over the vastness of the airport and sky; a non-judgmental cultural greeter [...] In the presence of the tower, I sensed the complex orchestration of humans
↑ Airport Tower at Edinburgh Airport, Scotland. ↑ Airport Tower at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, Sweden.See more photos from Carolyn Russo's new book The Art of the Airport Tower (Smithsonian Books, 2015) and read an interview with her over at Smithsonian.com.Related on Archinect:Eero... View full entry
A peek into The Now Institute's "Haiti Now" publication + giveaway winners
Looking back at the Season 1 finale of Archinect Sessions this past summer — featuring Thom Mayne and Eui-Sung Yi, our listeners had the chance to win a copy of "Haiti Now". The book is a visual almanac of the "Haiti Now" project from the NOW Institute. Founded by Thom Mayne, the Now Institute... View full entry
Winners of the "Archi-Graphic" book giveaway
In Archinect's latest giveaway, readers had a chance to win a copy of "Archi-Graphic: An Infographic Look at Architecture". Authored by Frank Jacobus, an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas' Fay Jones School of Architecture, "Archi-Graphic" is a new book of fun architectural... View full entry
Win the "Thomas Heatherwick: Making" monograph!
"Thomas Heatherwick: Making" compiles over 20 years' worth of work by the acclaimed British designer and his London practice into one hefty yet sleek 640-page book. Co-authored by Thomas Heatherwick himself, the revised and expanded version of the 2012 monograph delves into the details behind... View full entry