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As the first inclusive study of how women have shaped the modern Indian built environment from the independence struggle until today, this book reveals a history that is largely unknown, not only in the West, but also in India. Educated in the 1930s and 1940s, the very first women architects designed everything from factories to museums in the post-independence period. The generations that followed are now responsible for metro systems,... more...

Driendl is one of Austria s most respected architects. His buildings show a quality level that is seldom reached. Not only do they withstand a second glance, but they even require it. Catchwords like "wit" and "innovation" might here give an approximate description of his abilities. His buildings feature on the cover and are in the table of contents of trend setting architecture journals such as GA, AD, Abitare, and others.... more...

modern alternatives is the first compilation of projects realized by Höller and Klotzner, the fascinating northern Italian architecture office. The book presents six buildings of great conceptual density and craftsmanship. The selected projects are all in northern Italy, but the architecture is not regional or home-style . It is architecture that takes up and interprets the impulses and tendencies affecting European and international... more...

Lake|Flato Architects of San Antonio, Texas, is nationally and internationally acclaimed for buildings that respond organically to the natural environment. The firm uses local materials and workmanship, as well as a deep knowledge of vernacular traditions, to design buildings that are tactile and modern, environmentally responsible and authentic, artful and crafted. Lake|Flato won the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture in 2013, and it has also... more...

Kristy Balliet and Brennan Buck are architects and have both worked as assistants to Greg Lynn. This is their visual catalog of the Lynn Studio s work over the last five years. It is a project-based visual catalog of design innovations that were created with Lynn s students. Each chapter describes an exactly defined formal, aesthetic or atmospheric building block and its cultural context. The descriptions comprise introductions,... more...


"May be the best book on Wright ever written, with the exception of the master's own incomparable autobiography." — New York Times Book ReviewDespite the vast literature about Frank Lloyd Wright, noted Wright scholar Donald Hoffmann contends that observations about Wright commonly fail to reach any understanding of his art and few commentaries deal with the principles of his architecture. What inspired his work?... more...

When Philip Johnson died in 2005 at the age of 98, he was still one of the most recognizable--and influential--figures on the American cultural landscape. The first recipient of the Pritzker Prize and MoMA's founding architectural curator, Johnson made his mark as one of America's leading architects with his famous Glass House in New Caanan, CT, and his controversial AT&T Building in NYC, among many others in nearly every city in the... more...

Nicholas Hawksmoor (1662–1736) is one of English history’s greatest architects, outshone only by Christopher Wren, under whom he served as an apprentice. A major figure in his own time, he was involved in nearly all the grandest architectural projects of his age, and he is best known for his London churches, six of which still stand today.             Hawksmoor wasn’t always... more...

The UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The Pirelli skyscraper in Milan. The Palazetto dello Sport in Rome. The "soaring beauty" of Pier Luigi Nervi's visionary designs and buildings changed cityscapes in the twentieth century. His uncanny ingenuity with reinforced concrete, combined with a gift for practical problem solving, revolutionized the use of open internal space in structures like arenas and concert halls. Aesthetics and Technology... more...

Nicht nur die Schweizer Pritzker-Preisträger Peter Zumthor und Herzog & de Meuron, auch andere Architekten prägen die zeitgenössische Architekturszene. Das Buch dokumentiert 25 Gebäude in der Schweiz, entworfen von 16 einflussreichen Schweizer Architekten. Die Bandbreite der Projekte reicht vom dichten urbanen Raum bis ins alpine Umfeld; sie verbinden Ingenieurs- und Handwerkskunst mit traditionellen Materialien und moderner... more...