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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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Watch our live talk with Amos Rex about the role of art museums in cities

May 25, 2021 Siufan Adey 0

Dezeen has teamed up with Amos Rex and JKMM Architects on a live talk to mark the launch of a new book about the Helsinki museum. Watch here from 5:00pm London time. Titled Amos Rex Art Museum – JKMM Architects, the publication explores the design of the museum’s building, a 1930s structure refurbished by Finnish

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Flughafen Tegel book bids farewell to Berlin’s brutalist “drive-in airport”

April 15, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Airport terminal from Berlin Tegel photo book by Robert Rieger and Felix Brüggemann

Photographers Robert Rieger and Felix Brüggemann have released a book that pays homage to the recently closed Tegel airport and captures its distinctive hexagonal terminal that once served as a bastion of freedom for walled-in West Berlin. Called Flughafen Tegel, the book contains a series of photographs captured during the coronavirus lockdown in 2020 before the airport

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Michele De Lucchi reimagines Harry Potter covers “in dialogue with contemporary architecture”

April 13, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Italian cover of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone designed by Michele De Lucchi

Architect Michele De Lucchi has redesigned the Italian covers of the Harry Potter books, shifting focus away from the characters and towards the fantastical buildings of the wizarding world. Commissioned by publishing house Salani, De Lucchi and his studio AMDL CIRCLE veered away from replicating the numerous existing depictions of the iconic Hogwarts castle and

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Guide to sub-Saharan architecture aims to “spread the word about Africa’s architectural wealth”

March 24, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Dom Publishers’ ambitious Sub-Saharan Africa Architectural Guide covers the history and significant buildings of 49 countries in Africa. Its editors explain the aim of the multi-volume publication in the first of a seven-part collaboration focused on the architecture of the continent. Edited by Philipp Meuser and Adil Dalbai, with contributions from nearly 350 authors, the Sub-Saharan

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