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Ten “playful and beautiful” garden studios from around the world

July 13, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
LA Pottery Studio, USA, by Raina Lee and Mark Watanabe

A stilted hut for ceramics and an artichoke-like garden room are among the home studios featured in Work From Shed, a book that explores the “new fluidity about where we work”. Published by Hoxton Mini Press, Work From Shed brings together garden studios, garages and sheds from around the world that give their owners a

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Five video games where architecture creates a “lifelike and immersive experience”

June 21, 2022 James Parkes 0
Architectural drawing of a path in a video game

Panoramic maps, playful diagrams and layered illustrations feature in Videogame Atlas, a book by architectural design research studio You + Pea that highlights 12 video games and their use of architecture and architectural theory. Videogame Atlas provides detailed and playful insights into the virtual environments through the style of drawings typically found in 20th-century architecture

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Ten buildings that showcase the beauty of London’s council housing

March 9, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
The council House book by Jack Young

Jack Young’s book The Council House aims to capture the beauty of London’s council estates, which he photographed to “look like they could be perched on an Italian hillside”. He chooses 10 favourites for Dezeen. The Council House collects 68 of London’s “most innovative and iconic” council homes, including recognisable examples such as Ernö Goldfinger’s

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Watch our live talk with Stefano Boeri about his new book Green Obsession

February 11, 2022 Amina Amber 0
Portrait of Italian architect Stefano Boeri

Dezeen teamed up with Italian architecture studio Stefano Boeri Architetti to host a live talk marking the launch of Stefano Boeri’s book exploring the relationship between nature and architecture. Titled Green Obsession: Trees Towards Cities, Humans Towards Forests, the book explores the work that Boeri’s eponymous architecture practice has been doing for the past 15

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MAD Rhapsody showcases 23 projects by Ma Yansong’s studio

December 14, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
MAD Rhapsody book

Dezeen promotion: a new book presents 17 years of visionary projects by Chinese architect Ma Yansong and his studio MAD, from organically shaped skyscrapers to rooftop landscapes. MAD Rhapsody highlights 23 of MAD Architects’ key projects from 2004 – when the studio was founded – up until the present day. It features some of the studio’s best-known

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Ten global projects that demonstrate the possibilities of low-energy architecture

September 14, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
Good Energy by Jared Green

Low-energy buildings can “make communities more resilient to climate shocks,” says author Jared Green. Here he picks ten examples of low-energy buildings from his book Good Energy: Renewable Power and the Design of Everyday Life. Following the recent IPCC climate report, there has been an increased focus on the impact of emissions from buildings, with the

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Minoru Yamasaki designed World Trade Center as “beacon of democracy”

September 10, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0

Author Justin Beal has written a book on World Trade Center architect Minoru Yamasaki. Continuing our series marking the anniversary of 9/11 he told us about Yamasaki’s experience designing the building and his influence on architecture. Named Sandfuture, the upcoming book by Beal aims to give an insight into the life and work of the little-known

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Ten projects that showcase Kengo Kuma’s “unexpected and innovative” approach

August 30, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
Wood-wrapped Sydeney building by Kuma

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has designed significant projects around the world including the Japan National Stadium and V&A Dundee. Editor Philip Jodidio picks ten of the architect’s key projects from a new book dedicated to his work. Using 500 illustrations, including photographs, plans and sketches, Kuma Complete Works 1988-Today covers the architect’s career from early designs including

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Now You Know book aims to challenge racial inequality in architecture

August 3, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Now You Know

Architecture discussion platform Sound Advice has gathered essays and interviews from 60 architects and urbanists of colour in a book to highlight racial inequality in architecture. Sound Advice founders Joseph Henry and Pooja Agrawal assembled the book, titled Now You Know, in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the #BlackoutTuesday. The duo created

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Seven clever co-living projects featured in All Together Now book

June 10, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
The facade of the Three-Generation House

“Co-space is here to stay”, says Dezeen editor-at-large Amy Frearson, who has co-authored a design guide to shared living spaces called All Together Now. Here she selects her top seven projects from the book. All Together Now was written by Frearson in collaboration with interior designer Naomi Cleaver for RIBA Publishing to document the trend

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