published 2015, avg rating 4.60 — In this book, Christopher Alexander proposes a cataloging of the types of problems (or design challenges) and analyzes what lies behind each situation, describing it in its essence and proposing a standard solution | Recommended by Eduardo Souza, The obligatory world-acclaimed book that proposes a critical reflection on the value of the collective memory in the architecture —of the city | Recommended by Fabian Dejtiar, Peter Zumthor shortly highlights the importance of the sensations in the construction of 'Athmospheres', to create a good place for the development of people | Recommended by Fabian Dejtiar, A "gentle manifesto for a non-straightforward architecture," Venturi’s Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture expresses in the most compelling and original terms the postmodern rebellion against the purism of modernism | Recommended by Diego Hernández, Inspiring text based on conversations led by Louis Kahn in different workshops | Recommended by Martita Vial, A classic book with a very sensitive atmosphere about promising architecture and design | Recommended by Martita Vial, This book a quick, delightful, and inspiring read - and entirely essential as we continue on the asymptote towards entirely digital practice in architecture. published 2014, avg rating 4.42 — published 1971, avg rating 3.58 — Architecture, under their idiosyncratic gaze, is lively, ironic, and even a bit awkward. This book compiles some of the 300+ posts in what is likely the most encompassing insight into his particular genius. Until its author reunited them under the generic title of "The Future of Architecture", the lessons of the great master exhausted the original editions. 1 rating — It explores the philosophy of space and how it relates to memories and dreams | Recommended by Yiling Shen, "Know what you have to do and do it," said John Ruskin - words that neatly sum the contents of this book. Notes On Archeology Of Design / Beatriz Colomina, Arquitectura y política / Josep Maria Montaner, Zaida Muxí, The Art-Architecture Complex / Hal Foster, Cities of Hope: Australian Architecture and Design by Edmond and Corrigan / Conrad Hamann, The Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change / David Harvey, Constructing a New Agenda: Architectural Theory 1993-2009 / A. Krista Sykes, Delirious New York: A retroactive manifesto for Manhattan / Rem Koolhaas, The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War / Robert Bevan, Future Practice: Conversations from the Edge of Architecture / Rory Hyde, The Good Life: A Guided Visit to the Houses of Modernity / Iñaki Ábalos, The Language of Architecture / Andrea Simitch and Val Warke, The Manual of Section / Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Lewis, Oppositions Reader: Selected Essays 1973-1984 / Michael Hays, Pornotopia: An Essay on Playboy's Architecture and Biopolitics / Paul B. Preciado, The Structure of the Ordinary: Form and Control in the Built Environment / N.J. Habraken, Theoretical Anxiety and Design Strategies in the Work of Eight Contemporary Architects / Rafael Moneo, Toward an Other Globalization: From the Single Thought to Universal Conscience / Milton Santos, Tschumi on Architecture: Conversations with Enrique Walker / Enrique Walker, Why Architecture Matters / Paul Goldberger, Building Brasilia / Marcel Gautherot and Kenneth Frampton, Cities for a Small Planet / Richard Rogers, The City of Tomorrow: Sensors, Networks, Hackers, and the Future of Urban Life / Carlo Ratti, Matthew Claudel, Cities Without Ground / Adam Frampton, Jonathan D. Solomon, Clara Wong, Collage City / Colin Rowe and Fred Koetter, The Death and Life of Great American Cities / Jane Jacobs, The Granite Garden: Urban Nature And Human Design / Anne W. Spirn, The History of the City / Leonardo Benevolo, Life Between Buildings: Using Public Space / Jan Gehl, The New Science of Cities / Michael Batty, The Urban Apparatus: Mediapolitics and the City / Reinhold Martin, Walkscapes: walking as an aesthetic practice / Francesco Careri, The Barefoot Architect / Johan van Lengen, Constructing Architecture / Andrea Deplazes, How to Study Public Life / Jan Gehl & Birgitte Svarre, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time / Jeff Speck, Catálogo Arquitectura Movimiento Moderno Perú / Alejandra Acevedo & Michelle Llona, Soft City: Building Density for Everyday Life / David Sim, The Future of Architecture Since 1889: A Worldwide History / Jean-Louis Cohen, Landscapes of Modern Architecture: Wright, Mies, Neutra, Aalto, Barragán / Marc Treib, Heroínas del espacio: mujeres arquitectos en el movimiento moderno / Carmen Espegel, Living in the endless city / Ricky Burdett, The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects / Lewis Mumford, City Sense and City Design: Writings and Projects of Kevin Lynch / Kevin Lynch, Urban Street Design Guide / National Association of City Transportation Officials. What are their favorite foods? Essays at the intersection of philosophy and architecture explore how we understand and inhabit space. 134 ratings — To be outside allows one a fresh perspective on the inside. The Poetics of Space book. | Recommended by Romullo Baratto, You're unlikely to find this book on any typical architecture reading lists, but that doesn't make it any less essential. Topics include Aristotle's theories of "visual imagination" and their relevance to digital design, the problem of optical correction as explored by Plato, Hegel's theory of zeitgeist, and Kant's examinations of space and aesthetics, among others. In his rejection of architectural modernism Venturi gave rise to the new cultural setting. Read 415 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Arguing for the indissolubility of form and function, Architectural Philosophy … published, avg rating 4.00 — the world's most visited architecture website, © All rights reserved. published 1959, avg rating 3.77 — Who better to learn from than the master? Inspired by ceaseless fluctuations of the early 21st Century, it bears the marks of globalism and the market, ideological siblings that, over the past twenty years, have undercut the stability of contemporary life | Recommended by Diego Hernández, Basically, the work that made Rem Koolhaas famous. 2,456 ratings — published, avg rating 4.07 — published 2004, avg rating 3.67 — He clearly explains the methods and tools he uses to reconfigure unworkable cityscapes into the landscapes he believes they should be: cities for people | Recommended by Eduardo Souza, Many of us enter the field with a core belief that we can leverage the profession to do good for others. This is in parallel with the term “artobjects” in use, across aesthetics and philosophy of art, torefer to objects created by artists independent of the artform andwithout regard to o… This book systematically reviews the intense structural experimentation that marked Kahn’s work since the beginning and would eventually lead him to an almost constant adoption of ‘hollow’ structural forms. 8 ratings — | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, People like to keep certain distances between themselves and other people or things. Without a clear counterpoint, how can architects situate concepts of innovation in architecture? Read the two together for the fullest possible experience | Recommended by Katherine Allen, Poll any architect on the most essential books of the field, and this tome from Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau will undoutedly come up. An architect's design philosophy as shared by Ar. 'Townscape' is the art of giving visual coherence and organization to the jumble of buildings, streets, and space that make up the urban environment | Recommended by Winnie Wu, The New York Times describes this book as “perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning." by Christian Illies (Author), Nicholas Ray (Author) 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings. Architecture has deep wells of research, thought, and theory that are unseen on the surface of a structure. Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture is a significant contribution to the expanding field of design studies. The process is one of balance and reconciliation, illuminated through drawings, photographs, and interviews | Recommended by Niall Patrick Walsh, Set up as a conversation between WORKac co-founders Amale Andraos and Dan Wood, We'll Get there When We Cross that Bridge switches seamlessly between portfolio review and an impassioned discussion of issues relevant to the practice. Meine Mediathek. published 2011, avg rating 4.50 — 44 ratings — 3 ratings — 3,437 ratings — 204 ratings — This little handbook acts as a brief introduction to philosophical ideas and how they intersect with architecture: its reception and appreciation as well as its practice. published, avg rating 4.20 — The Underachiever's Manifesto £6.99. 2,629 ratings — A complete historic round-up of architecture styles | Recommended by Dima Stouhi, This book explains the history, evolution, and ornaments of Islamic architecture | Recommended by Dima Stouhi, Alessandro Scarnato explains how Barcelona, an infested city, became a global city after Spain recovered its democracy in the '70s | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, An explosion of little architectural magazines in the 1960s and 1970s instigated a radical transformation in architectural culture, as the magazines acted as a site of innovation and debate | Recommended by Victor Delaqua, Alejandro Aravena joins Fernando Perez Oyarzún and José Quintanilla to discuss and analyze several architecture projects along with history, all accompanied with drawings, essays, and external references to make understand architecture from all its different angles and points of view | Recommended by Fernanda Castro, An extensive overview of the history, motivations, successes, and failures of the Modernist movement in architecture, offering invaluable and unparalleled context on an already widely published topic | Recommended by Shuang Han, One of the most complete and relevant books on modern architecture, in the fourth edition Frampton added a major new section to his masterpiece that explores the effects of globalization on architecture all over the world | Recommended by Romullo Baratto, This book documents and analyzes ten of Palladio's surviving villas in terms of their relationship with their natural surroundings | Recommended by Niall Patrick Walsh, The most influential architectural manifestos from 1903 to 1963, collected here in chronological order | Recommended by Becky Quintal, An editorial design accomplishment by itself, this book interweaves historical research with interviews with some of the most prominent architects from Japanese Metabolism movement | Recommended by Romullo Baratto, Todd Gannon sheds light on one of architecture's most influential critics, giving readers context to the man and opinions behind the writings. published, avg rating 3.30 — Discussing cinema as ‘mass art’, they tend to forget that architecture, before cinema, was the only existing ‘mass art’. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Those enamoured by the post-digital drawing craze will enjoy seeing where the current movement partly stems from | Recommended by Katherine Allen, New York-based architects Reiser+Umemoto use short, informative chapters to explain their design process through a series topics that have driven their work | Recommended by Becky Quintal, This reading offers insight not only to one of the world's most creative practices, but into how to design for a changing climate - a message we'd all be wise to pay attention to | Recommended by Yiling Shen, Jan Gehl presents his latest work creating (or recreating) cityscapes on a human scale. Ruskin's writing describes lamps as characteristics that any piece of architecture must have in order to be considered this real architecture - in turn, the principles he deems necessary for architecture to be considered art | Recommended by Martita Vial, This book exposes the work of one of the most famous architecture groups for the radicalization and criticism of utopias | Recommended by Monica Arellano, Based on interesting diagrams and drawings, Peter Eisenman provides evidence of how some renowned architects of the 20th century changed our way of thinking | Recommended by Fabian Dejtiar, A collection of the most important and seminal essays in the field of architecture published between 1965 and 1995 | Recommended by Romullo Baratto, Banham's response to the second industrial revolution | Recommended by Diego Hernández, This book explains the disciplines of designing anything —from a house to a coffee cup | Recommended by Dima Stouhi, After years in architecture school, you may understand how a building is put together - but how much do you actually understand the processes that make that building function in the first place? published, avg rating 4.26 — This book gives a comprehensive overview of designing for sound, from detailed drawings to texts on the subject. Films and books and plays show us people talking much more entertainingly than people really talk, make paltry human enterprises seem important. This book provides a vast variety of examples to help architects consider and design the details | Recommended by Collin Abdallah, The field experiences developed by Elemental and Alejandro Aravena, winner of the 2016 Pritzker Prize and Director of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, are compiled in this book that not only tells the history of the team but also presents its financing strategies and the participatory methods used | Recommended by José Tomás Franco, In an increasingly air-conditioned environment, it can be easy to discount thermal comfort in the design of a building. Each city is explored in a series of essays that address vital themes, from security to climate change, looking closely at the problems that face contemporary cities and examining a variety of solutions | Recommended by Christele Harrouk, An iconic compilation of explorative chronicles and photo essays about over the hill, middle-scale cities in Chile. published 2006, avg rating 3.67 — 10 ratings — An excellent selection of authors and prevailing subjects | Recommended by Antonia Piñeiro, This book studies how architectural production is popularized and inclined to design erotic spaces based on a specific context, demonstrating how different factors of the modern culture shaped the places we inhabit | Recommended by Monica Arellano, According to Habraken, architects consider the context to be the 'ordinary' into which they are challenged to produce the 'extraordinary.' 7,335 ratings — Peter Eisenman is one of the most controversial protagonists of the architectural scene, who is known as much for his theoretical essays as he is for his architecture. The book is the result of extensive interdisciplinary research, as well as the author's extensive experience as a landscape architect | Recommended by Eduardo Souza, Leonardo Benevolo describes the basic history of the man-made environment in Europe | Recommended by Pedro Vada, If you are interested in urban form issues, this analysis of different cities explains the characteristics of the open system and closed spaces | Recommended by Fabian Dejtiar, The book describes essential elements that contribute to people’s enjoyment of spaces in the public realm | Recommended by Eduardo Souza, The geographer Michael Batty presents the new vision about cities as systems of network and flows | Recommended by Pedro Vada, Economist Edward Glaeser explains how and why cities shape the economy, including how the ways we develop and build we affect the future of cities' inhabitants | Recommended by Becky Quintal, In The Urban Apparatus, Reinhold Martin analyzes urbanization and the contemporary city in aesthetic, socio-economic and political-political terms | Recommended by Antonia Piñeiro, A guide to study the city based on the theories of the situationists and the drift of Guy Débord that studies the simultaneous episodes that make up the urban | Recommended by Monica Arellano, The architect proposes explanations about climatic contexts, forms, and materials that enable energy, water and sanitation solutions that help in the work, through the use of alternative eco-technologies | Recommended by Eduardo Souza, A book that features numerous solutions from Materials, Processes, Structures | Recommended by Eduardo Souza, Augé uses the concept of “supermodernity” to describe a situation of excessive information and excessive space. 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