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useful books for architecture students
In Praise Of Shadows (Vintage Classics)
"an illuminating short read into a world where bright lights and white surfaces don't dominate - historic japanese architecture. a necesary read for all western architecture students"
The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses
"critique of the supremacy of the image - at what cost to other sensory experiences. a quick and powerful read."
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure Series)
"a great reference for what works and what doesn't - from balconies to whole cities. a great book alongside jane jacobs"
"far more comprehensive than baden-powell's pocket book, lots of examples, but too hefty to lug around. one for your desk."
Lessons for Students in Architecture
"an enjoyable and informative read reminding you how easy it is to build opportunities for events into your designs"
Studies in Tectonic Culture: The Poetics of Construction in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture
In Detail: Building Skins (In Detail (Birkhauser))
"some great projects exposed in here, including two by shigeru ban"
In Detail: Building Simply
"beautiful, elegant simplicity"
Towards a New Architecture
"love his work or loathe it, or a bit of both, he was a genius"
Between Silence and the Light: Spirit in the Architecture of Louis B.Kahn
"great introduction to the work or louis kahn"
Utzon: Inspiration, Vision, Architecture
"the monograph on one of the world's greatest architects of the twentieth century"
Architecture Without Architects: A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture
"architecture without pretensions"
The Anaesthetics of Architecture
"more explorations of how imaging / flattening of our world has affected our notions of reality"
The Other Tradition of Modern Architecture: The Uncompleted Project
"great little read explaining how modernism became hijacked and the likes of aalto and eileen gray were sidelined"
Design Like You Give a Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises
"some great small interventions, some ideas about humanitarian solutions and you're supporting AFH when you buy a copy"
The Art of Looking Sideways
"graphics, not architecture, but fletcher provides stimulation as to how to solve problems in a creative, alternative way"
"a good primer for students, makes you recognised the important of feel, smell, sound of architecture"
"well illustrated and interesting analysis"
"the beautiful interaction of engineering and design"
Constructing Architecture: Materials, Processes, Structures; a Handbook
"how to build, construct - the essence of architecture. very good value and thorough, a must"
Gion A. Caminada: Cul zuffel e l'aura dado
"another model for living - shows how it doesn't have to be urban high-rise & anonymous service economy"
100 Houses (Special Edition)
"great value and attractively laid out by Taschen, see what great architects have designed for themselves"
Papers 2: Sergison Bates Architects
"phenomenology and regionalism grounded in economic reality"
Valentin Bearth & Andreas Deplazes: Räumlinge
"you can learn a lot from these two... go to the publisher's site www.quart.ch and order spacepieces. constructs is even better, but out of print now"
Jorn Utzon Logbook: v. 5: Additive Architecture
"the beauty of rigour in systems"
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