A new book, “The Houses of Louis Kahn” (Yale University Press, $65), provides an architectural bridge between the personal and the professional stories, focusing on the nine houses Kahn completed, and designs for two dozen more. The story told by the authors, George H. Marcus and William Whitaker, is one of warm client relations, attention to the smallest domestic detail and a philosophical search for the best arrangement of rooms to call home. — nytimes.com
To start off the new week, let's announce the winners of the Discovering Architecture book giveaway we had from October. The winners below will each receive a hardcover copy of "Discovering Architecture: How the World's Greatest Buildings Were Designed and Built" by Philip Jodidio. Released last...
Want to brush up on some architectural history or need an entertaining coffee-table book? "Discovering Architecture: How the World's Greatest Buildings Were Designed and Built" released today by Universe Publishing could be just what you need--and we're giving away three copies to three...
GWATHMEY SIEGEL KAUFMAN & ASSOCIATES RELEASES GWATHMEY SIEGEL BUILDINGS AND PROJECTS 2002-2012
Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates Architects is pleased to announce the release of Gwathmey Siegel Buildings and Projects 2002-2012, a new monograph, published by Rizzoli and edited by Group C, Inc. The new volume celebrates the firm’s ongoing legacy as a leading force in the...
Architect John Parkinson designed some of L.A.'s most iconic buildings: City Hall, Union Station and the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, to name a few. Still, the British expat has been largely forgotten in the shadow of more popular architects [...].
Author Stephen Gee's latest book, "Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles" takes a look at Parkinson's life and how he maintained a low profile despite being the creator of so many iconic L.A. structures. — scpr.org
Anyone in the architecture world knows how a competition works like the back of their hand.
But Architectural Competitions – Histories and Practice looks at them in a different angle, and a scholarly one at that. In fact, architectural competitions have been a research topic since the 1990s in Europe [...]. The book is a compilation of various accounts that illustrates this interest and examines the role and value of the competition in the field of architecture throughout history. — bustler.net
WAI Architecture Think Tank upcoming publication Pure Hardcore Icons: A Manifesto on Pure Form in Architecture (August 2013) is featured on Artifice Books on Architecture Autumn 2013 Catalog. The Catalog can be downloaded here. Pure Hardcore Icons summary: In the kingdom of...
More than decade after Abbott's imaginative drawing, Eero Saarinen submitted a design for a gleaming metal curve to a competition, and the saga of the Arch began. Campbell, a history professor and the co-director of the Wendell Ford Public Policy Research Center at the University of Kentucky, joins Scott Simon to talk about the controversy around the design, the African-American residents who were displaced to build the Arch and whether the monument really symbolizes the opening of the West. — npr.org
The unbending axis of architectural apologetics made for Speer is a double one...This defense, of course, is exculpatory only if it fails to make any distinction within the field of this expression or to consider any integral relationship between form and function. The more outré defense of Speer insists that he is not simply tarred with modernism’s anti-classical brush but that he was an excellent architect, full stop. — The Nation
Just over a decade ago, Richard Davies, a British architectural photographer, struck out on a mission to record the fragile and poetic structures. Austerely beautiful and haunting, “Wooden Churches: Traveling in the Russian North” is the result. — nytimes.com
The oversize public monuments and buildings in the capital of North Korea confirm the subservience of the citizen to the state and display the ghastly aesthetic imperatives of totalitarian art. — online.wsj.com
In his own unique graphic language, he details his extensive creative pursuits, including clothing lines, jewelry, and accessories designs for Louis Vuitton, furniture and other product design, limited-edition toys, graphic designs, skate graphics, and collaborations with Moncler, Marc Jacobs, the artist KAWS, and with architects Zaha Hadid and Masamichi Katayama/Wonderwall. — rizzoliusa.com
d3 publications, offering global perspectives on architecture, culture, technology, and production, just announced the launch of the first volume of d3:dialog: >assemble. Here's the official announcement we've received from d3: >assemble will debut at the Beijing International Book Fair and...
In 1954, a young Hungarian went to work with Eero Saarinen in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. As his then colleague, Cesar Pelli, describes him: “[He] was a small sensation: he had a fur-trimmed coat, a homburg, and a Van Dyke beard.”... He had been a distinguished architectural student at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, in Paris, and a draftsman under Le Corbusier... he was quickly tapped as the in-house photographer, creating pictures that became indelible symbols of the Mad Men age of Modernism. — fastcodesign.com
A new illustrated biography, Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography, by John Comazzi at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture tells the story of Balthazar Korab, one of the mid-twentieth century's most celebrated architecture photographers. It's the first book dedicated solely to...
SUBMIT NEWS: submit in 60 seconds!