Reading list bank

A list of all the books recommend at one point or another.

  • Constructing Architecture: Materials, Processes, Structures a Handbook. Andrea Deplazes, Birkhauser Verlag AG, 2005
  • Building Construction Illustrated, Francis D.K. Ching, Wiley/690/CH
  • Architectural Graphics, Francis D.K. Ching, Wiley/ 720.284/CH
  • Analysing Architecture, Simon Unwin,  720.222 UNW
  • Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand, Simon Unwin
  • Experiencing Architecture, Steen Eiler Rasmussen
  • In Praise of Shadows, Junichiro Tanizaki, Vintage Books
  • Taking Measure Across the American Landscape, Corner and MacLean, Yale University Press
  • The Eyes of the Skin, Juhani Pallasmaa, Wiley Academy, 2005
  • Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino, Vintage, Random House, 1997
  • Atmospheres, Peter Zumthor, Birkhauser, 2006
  • Thinking, Peter Zumthor, Birkhauser, 2006
  • Strange Details, Michael Cadwell, The MIT Press, 2007
  • Species of Spaces and Other Pieces, Georges Perec
  • Immaterial Architecture, Jonathan Hill, Routledge.
  • Visionary Architecture, Neil Spiller, Thames and Hudson, 2006
  • Lost Architectures, Neil Spiller, John Wiley & Sons, 2001
  • Augmented Landscapes, Smout Allen, Pamphlet Architecture 28, Princeton, 2007
  • Lightness : the inevitable renaissance of minimum energy structures 4th ed. Adriaan Beukers Ed van Hinte, 010 Publishers, 1998
  • Finding Form, Frei Otto & Bodo Rasch, Deutcher Werkbund, 1995
  • By Nature’s Design, Pat Murphy, Chronicle Books, 1993
  • American Dreamer, Buck Fuller and the sacred geometry of nature, Scott Eastman, Lutterworth Press, 2007
  • Constructing Architecture: Materials, Processes, Structures a Handbook. Andrea Deplazes, Birkhauser Verlag AG, 2005
  • Structure in Nature is a Strategy for Design, Peter Pearce, MIT press, 1978
  • Biomimicry in Architecture, Michael Pawlyn, RIBA Publishing, 2011
  • Tooling, Aranda/Lasch, Pamphlet Architecture 27, Princeton, 2006
  • Digital Fabrications: Architectural and Material Techniques, Lisa Iwamoto, Princeton Architectural Press, 2009
  • Fabricate: Making Digital Architecture by Ruairi Glynn and Bob Sheil, Riverside, 2011
  • Architecture in the digital age, design and manufacturing. Branko Kolarevic, Grafos SA, 2003
  • The New Mathematics of Architecture, Jane Burry and Mark Burry, Thames and Hudson, 2010
  • Digital Architecture: Passages Through Hinterlands by Ruairi Glynn and Sara Shafiei, 2009
  • Primer – Peter Cook- often idiosyncratic but a good introduction to the basic concepts in architecture
  • Drawing: The Motive Force of Architecture – Peter Cook
  • Drawing for Landscape Architecture – Edward Hutchison
  • Drawing from Life – Jennifer New
  • The Drawing Book – Tania Kovats
  • Envisioning Information – Edward Tufte
    Michael Webb – Temple Island
  • Education of an architect : Irwin S.Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union [720.747471 EDU / 720.711747 EDU
    Visionary Architecture – Neil Spiller
  • The Details of Modern Architecture vol.1 & 2, Edward Ford (MIT Press)
  • The Jubilee Line Extension – Kenneth Powell
  • Architecture of the Jubilee Line Extension – David Bennett
  • Edgelands – Paul Farley & Michael Symmons Roberts
  • The Unofficial Countryside – Richard Mabey
  • Taking measures across the American landscape – James Corner & Alex MacLean
  • Landform Architecture: Architecture’s New Terrain – Stan Allen and Marc McQuade
  • Augmented Landscapes – Smout Allen
  • East: Expressing Interest
  • Species of Spaces and Other Pieces, Georges Perec
  • Immaterial Architecture – Jonathan Hill
  • Weather Architecture – Jonathan Hill
  • Cradle to Cradle: Re-Making The Way We Make Things – Michael Braungart &William McDonough
  • 4+1 Peter Salter
  • This Is What We Do: a muf manual
  • Biomimicry in Architecture – Michael Pawlyn
  • Biennale Architettura 2012: Common Ground
  • Villa Frankenstein: the journal of the British Pavilion, 12th International
  • Architecture Exhibition, Volume 1 “Close Looking” and Volume 2 “La Laguna di Venezia”
  • Scenes. Studies of architectural space: the campi of Venice – Alban Janson &Thorsten Buerklin
  • Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino
  • Swimming at the Querini Stampalia, from Strange Details – Michael Cadwell
  • Atlante della laguna : Venezia tra terra e mare
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