Publisher: Edition Axel Menges, 2006. 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. Architecture depends on just about everything: the client, contractors, code, materials, zoning, budget…how much of a building is actually designed by the designer? 7,335 ratings — In this essential new book, Speck reveals the invisible workings of the city, how simple decisions have cascading effects, and how we can all make the right choices for our communities | Recommended by Eduardo Souza, A must-read comprehensive catalog to understand the legacy of the most relevant architecture movement from the XX century in Peru | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, Soft City is about ease and comfort, where density has a human dimension, adapting to our ever-changing needs, nurturing relationships, and accommodating the pleasures of everyday life | Recommended by Paula Pintos, Beginning with the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889, Cohen compiles developments that have shaped the world in which we live today. In compiling this list, we sought out titles from different backgrounds with the aim of revealing divergent cultural contexts. 6 ratings — published 1982, avg rating 4.50 — SHARES. 44 ratings — 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. published 1971, avg rating 3.58 — Architects give us temples in which something marvelous is obviously going on. The Underachiever's Manifesto £6.99. The book Hundertwasser Architecture & Philosophy is the title of this small book in format 16,5 x 16,5 cm, which should give a better understanding of the world of Friedensreich Hundertwasser in its 48 pages. Books on LibraryThing tagged Architecture--Philosophy. 137 ratings — : Technology and the Threat of Disaster £14.99. 1 rating — “John Lobell's book Louis Kahn: Architecture as Philosophy adds effectively to the Kahn legacy, and its clear order might even be said to echo the order of Kahn's buildings. In Zevi's capable hands the components of architecture come alive, offering an illuminating and provocative perspective on the field of architecture | Recommended by Martita Vial. published 1996, avg rating 4.17 — This novel describes the evolution of Gothic architecture as a response to its Romanesque precursor against the backdrop of (lightly fictionalized) medieval European life | Recommended by Martita Vial. Disclosure: ArchDaily earns a commission from Amazon on books and items purchased through their platform. Each of them was enrolled in the same final year architecture studio; in the previous year they all took the architectural … published 2016, avg rating 3.44 — published 2011, avg rating 4.50 — The books on this list were chosen by our editors, and are categorized loosely by type. published 2005, avg rating 3.86 — Of the ten books of De Architectura , eight are dedicated to building materials, civic infrastructure, civil engineering and technology (and the underlying science), and building types other than temples. John Lobell: Louis Kahn – Architecture as Philosophy ISBN: 9781580935289 Good approach, but potential not fully realised. 1st Edition. And this invisible bubble of space that constitutes each person's "territory" is one of the key dimensions of modern society. published 2008, avg rating 3.46 — 2,629 ratings — By structuring this volume around the concept of form, Stefano Corbo links together Eisenman’s architecture with his theory. 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. 5 ratings — A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction / Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein, The Architecture of the City / Aldo Rossi, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture / Robert Venturi, Conversations with Students (Architecture at Rice) / Louis Kahn, Experiencing Architecture / Eiler Rasmussen, In Praise of Shadows / Junichiro Tanizaki, Learning from Las Vegas / Denise Scott Brown, Robert Venturi, Steven Izenour, Mutations / Rem Koolhaas, Stefano Boeri, Sanford Kwinter, Nadia Tazi, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Neufert Architects' Data / Ernst Neufert, Peter Neufert, The Seven Lamps of Architecture / John Ruskin, Superstudio: Life without objects / Peter Lang, Ten Canonical Buildings: 1950-2000 / Peter Eisenman, Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture: An Anthology of Architectural Theory 1965 - 1995 / Kate Nesbitt (org), Theory and Design in the First Machine Age / Reyner Banham, Universal Principles of Design / William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, Jill Butler, The Works: Anatomy of the City / Kate Ascher, Yona Friedman: The Dilution Of Architecture / Yona Friedman, Architecture: Form, Space and Order / Francis D. K. Ching, Detail in Contemporary Architecture Series / Virginia McLeod, Elemental: Incremental Housing and Participatory Design Manual / Alejandro Aravena, Thermal Delight in Architecture / Lisa Heschong, BIG, HOT TO COLD: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation / Bjarke Ingels, Design Like You Give a Damn / Architecture for Humanity, Eladio Dieste: Innovation in Structural Art / Stanford Anderson, Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability / Eyal Weizman, The Future Of Architecture / Frank Lloyd Wright, Isay Weinfeld: The Brazilian Architect / Gestalten, Kicked a Building Lately? From essays to monographs, urban theory to graphic novels, each of the following either engage directly with or flirt on the edges of architecture. avg rating 4.35 — By this Venturi showed a deep … This book compiles some of the 300+ posts in what is likely the most encompassing insight into his particular genius. Yes is More introduced the world to a new way of looking at and speaking about architecture - one that was lively, energetic, and open to all. Quotations of Hundertwasser which inspire contemplation and explain his philosophy alternate with photographs of impressive Hundertwasser architecture projects. ISBN-13: 978-0993053009. 65 ratings — 3,437 ratings — This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. '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." This classic examines how architecture defines our understanding of space - and how buildings are sometimes indifferent participants in the urban environment. Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture is a significant contribution to the expanding field of design studies. Architectural Philosophy is the first book to outline a philosophical account of architecture and to establish the singularity of architectural practice and theory. published 1962, avg rating 3.77 — Robert Bevan guides the reader through the architectural landscape in times of and after a conflict, giving words to what we know but don't often say: that the built environment has cultural and personal significance that stretches far beyond shelter. 0 avg rating • (0 ratings by Goodreads) Hardcover ISBN 10: 3932565568 ISBN 13: 9783932565564. This dazzling sequence of essays opens out the subject of architecture, touching on issues as wide ranging as the problem of memory and the dystopias of science fiction. 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. published 1991, avg rating 4.19 — R. Venturi first lead attention of architects to pop-art. Philosophy of Architecture. | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, People like to keep certain distances between themselves and other people or things. Architecture as Philosophy, The Works of Imre Makovecz. Collage city offers a more nuanced view on urbanism - one that is as patchworked and diverse as urban societies themselves | Recommended by Kaley Overstreet, This book pioneered the concept of townscape. It's an invaluable insight into how one of the most exciting contemporary firms works, thinks, and plans for the future | Recommended by Kaley Overstreet, If non-architects know any practicing architect today, it's probably Bjarke Ingels. As energy-efficiency increasingly becomes a part of the conversation, it's wise to learn from the past to design for the future | Recommended by Collin Abdallah, More than a few revolutions took place in the 60s, but perhaps the most memorable one for architects is that of Archigram. It demonstrates the influence of architecture and urban planning on everyday lives, and warns of the impact modern cities can have on the environment | Recommended by Eduardo Souza, MIT's Senseable City Lab remains at the cutting edge of urban design, placing designers in future scenarios to steer human progress | Recommended by Niall Patrick Walsh, An amazing illustrated vision in a crowded urban center and how its exploit its most limited resources —soil— at its best expression | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, Grand urban visions may make for compelling theory and research, but how often do they succeed in practice? From his tentative enthusiasm for Archigram to his views on the high-tech architecture of the 80s and 90s, his opinions need not be a mystery | Recommended by Kaley Overstreet, García Vásquez reveals how the contemporary city has evolved, according to psychologists, historians, and architects | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, A compilation of Piranesi's etchings of prisons, Le Carceri represents not only a huge artistic accomplishment but also a milestone on architectural perception with its numerous vaults, staircases and other ambiguous structures | Recommended by Romullo Baratto. By John Lobell Publisher: The Monacelli Press Published: June 2020. 31 ratings — Order the book. 2,456 ratings — 8 ratings — Philosophy of Architecture 1st Edition. Refresh and try again. 1,041 ratings — published, avg rating 4.00 — And yet a concern for architecture … Singers and musicians show us human beings making sounds far more lovely than human beings really make. How are they? To be outside allows one a fresh perspective on the inside. published 2007, The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses (Paperback), Post-Pandemic Knowledge Practices for 21st Century Architecture and Design (ebook), The Edifice Complex: How the Rich and Powerful--and Their Architects--Shape the World (Paperback), Myth and Meaning: Cracking the Code of Culture (Paperback), The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project (Paperback), Walter Benjamin and Architecture (Paperback), Industrial Heritage Protection and Redevelopment (Hardcover), Sustainable Building Conservation: Theory and Practice of Responsive Design in the Heritage Environment (Paperback), A History of Architectural Conservation (Paperback), Building Conversion & Renovation (Hardcover), Terms of Appropriation: Modern Architecture and Global Exchange (Paperback), Re-Enacting the Past: Heritage, Materiality and Performance (Hardcover), Architectural Theory: From the Renaissance to the Present (Hardcover), Architectural Theory: Volume II - An Anthology from 1871 to 2005 (Paperback), Architectural Theory: From the Renaissance to the Present (Paperback), Colorama: Il mio campionario cromatico (Hardcover), The Designer's Dictionary of Color (Hardcover), Color Collective's Palette Perfect: Color Combinations Inspired by Fashion, Art and Style (Paperback), Do Design: Why beauty is key to everything (Do Books Book 13), The Tao of Architecture (Princeton Classics), The Architecture of Psychoanalysis: Spaces of Transition (Paperback), Generative Design: Form-finding Techniques in Architecture (Paperback), The Seduction of Place: The History and Future of Cities (Paperback), Spaces Speak, Are You Listening? 2 ratings — Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. ResArc – Philosophies, module 01 2 Architecture of Concern “The question was never to get away from facts but closer to them, not fighting empiricism but, on the contrary, renewing empiricism. From Formalism to Weak Form: The Architecture and Philosophy … Arguing for the indissolubility of form and function, Architectural Philosophy … Plastic Emotions £9.99. 1 rating — Architecture Books | Fans of architecture are a truly vibrant and insatiable people. This book details some of their work with activist groups, NGOs, and the UN | Recommended by Katherine Allen, Junya Ishigami is known for a singular portfolio, one in which structures blur into near invisibility, taking on the appearance of forests, strands of ribbon, and even the sky | Recommended by Shuang Han, This work by Frank Lloyd Wright brings together a large part of the writings and conferences that, over an intense decade of its prolonged existence, offered to the eagerness of qualified audiences, collaborators and students. published, avg rating 4.26 — 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. published 2006, avg rating 4.58 — Who better to learn from than the master? What's new Apocalypse How? Books. Essentials. I particularly appreciate the detailed analysis of materials, details, and structure.” —David G. De Long, University of Pennsylvania To support Open Culture’s continued operation, please consider making a donation. Perhaps the only thing missing from the book is Wood's complex and unique illustrations. The legendary British group created visions for cities that still feel fresh and fantastical today, and are carried on by designers such as Neil Denari, Lebbeus Woods, and Morphosis. This book gives a comprehensive overview of designing for sound, from detailed drawings to texts on the subject. Book Description. Books; Fiction and Philosophy; Filters. This is surely the way we should talk about our cities: as shimmering reflections and formless memories. For practitioners, citizens interested, and students alike, books on architecture offer invaluable context to the profession, be it practical, inspirational, academic, or otherwise. published 2006, avg rating 3.67 — Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users. the world's most visited architecture website, © All rights reserved. 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. Philosophers on the art of cinema mainly remain silent about architecture. The book also features previously unpublished photographs that visually describe their work | Recommended by Matheus Pereira, Ada Louise Huxtable reinvented the field of not just architectural criticism, but criticism itself, winning the first ever Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. While much has been written about his built works and his philosophies, most books focus on one or the other aspect. 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. 1,549 ratings — In this fascinating essay, he seeks to establish an intellectual armature for an anthropology of supermodernity | Recommended by Martita Vial, Gehl and Svarre draw from their combined experience of over 50 years to provide a history of public-life study as well as methods and tools necessary to recapture city life as an important planning dimension | Recommended by Eduardo Souza, In a time where the future looks darker than ever, Alex Krieger reminds us of how utopian dreams once galvanized American (city planning) history and shows that our current worries―rather than dreams―require new utopias to be imagined | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, Making walkability happen is relatively easy and cheap; seeing exactly what needs to be done is the trick. 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