New York and London-based publishers Phaidon have published Glass Houses, a volume featuring a collection of 50 houses constructed almost entirely of glass. The book features houses from over 20 countries designed by iconic mid-century architects, as well as established and lesser-known contemporary architects.MORE
JOVIS has published 'Urbanizing Suburbia. Hyper-Gentrification, the Financialization of Housing and the Remaking of the Outer European City'. The book is edited by Tahl Kaminer, Leonard Ma and Helen Runting. Urbanizing Suburbia looks at how increasing house prices have displaced residents from inner cities, created opportunities that have changed densities and demographics in the suburbs, and subsequently made outer cities less suburban. This is examined in the context of four European Cities: Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm and London. Photo Berlin page 312 © Leonard Ma. JOVISMORE
Park Books has published 'Roger Boltshauser: Response', a book edited by the Galerie d’Architecture de Paris that reviews 12 recent buildings by Zurich-based Swiss architects Roger Boltshauser Architekten. The book features photographs by Italian Swiss architecture photographer Luca Ferrarios, hand drawings by Roger Boltshauser and text by Reinhard Gassner, Jonathan Sergison, Alexandre Theriot and Jan de Vylder. Photo © Luca Ferrario. Park BooksMORE
Berlin-based JOVIS Verlag has published 'The Depth of the Landscape' by French architect and urban planner Jean-Pierre Pranlas-Descours. At a time when generic architecture increasingly homogenises the appearance of different territories, the book explores how Pranlas-Descours articulates the relationship between landscape and architecture through 16 site-specific projects. Cover photo of the Pré-Nouvel dwellings in the Alps by Antoine Guilhem-Ducléon. JOVISMORE
Bleu Crow Media's urban guide map to Vienna features 50 modern buildings of the 20th century, with photographs and an introduction by Vienna based architect and photographer Gili Merin. Buildings include the American Bar and Loos House by Adolf Loos, Wittgenstein House designed by Paul Engelman, the Danube Canal House by Otto Wagner, Villa Beer by Josef Frank and Oskar Wlach, Karl-Marx-Hof by Otto Wagner and Karl Ehn, and the Spittelau Incineration by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Blue Crow MediaMORE
Thames and Hudson has published a compact edition of architect and scientist Sandra Piesik's 2017 book, Habitat: Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Climate. The book demonstrates how local buildings have withstood the test of time and explores lessons for the future.
It is organised by climate zones (tropical, dry, temperate, continental, polar) and explores regions within each zone to demonstrate how buildings styles have evolved according to climatic conditions and vegetation. The appendix features case studies of contemporary vernacular architecture from around the world. Thames and HudsonMORE
Dominic Bradbury's book 21st Century Houses explores inspirational RIBA award winning houses over the last decade with over 300 illustrations, plans and sketches. Case studies feature contemporary British houses including projects by Alison Brooks Architects, Foster Lomas and Mole Architects. RIBAMORE
Celebrated Swiss architect Valerio Olgiati's latest book 'built' is published by European publishing house Park Books. The book features fifteen of Valerio Olgiati's buildings with seventy nine colour photographs and floor plans or sections.
Projects include the museum for the UNESCO world cultural heritage site in Bahrain, the Céline flagship store in Miami, Baloise Insurance’s headquarters in Basel, the bedroom of French fashion designer Nicolas Ghesquière in Paris, the Swiss National Park visitor centre and the studio house for Swiss musician Linard Bardill in Scharans. Park BooksMORE
Blue Crow Media, the publisher of over 50 architecture and city maps since 2017, have published its first book, Brutalist Paris. The book is a product of over 5 years of research of brutalist buildings in and around Paris, including seven essays by Dr Robin Wilson, associate professor at the Bartlett School, details of more than 50 buildings, maps and more than 150 black and white photographs by Dr Nigel Green. Blue Crow Media, PhotolanguageMORE
Phaidon have published critic and curator Deyan Sudjic's book 'John Pawson: Making Life Simpler'. The book charts Pawson's unconventional route to architecture with influences including art, memories of simple stone buildings in Halifax and time spent in Japan with celebrated designer Shiro Kuramata. The body of works range from humble monastic buildings to luxurious hotels and individual homes, working with clients including Calvin Klein and Karl Largerfeld. PhaidonMORE
Pritzker prize-winning Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura is the subject of issue 218 of the prestigious architecture publication, El Croquis. Eduardo Souto de Moura was born in Porto, Portugal in 1952, and began his architectural studies at the School of Fine Arts in Porto in 1970. He collaborated with architects such as Álvaro Siza and has received numerous awards including the Pritzker Prize in 2011. Featured works in the El Croquis publication include the Alcobaça Monastery renovation, the Bruges Congress and Exhibition Centre, a single-family house in Zagreb, a Hydroelectric Power Plant at Foz Tua Dam and the Casa Sarmento Winery. El CroquisMORE