Architecture Books – Week 25/2021
Last week on A Daily Dose of Architecture Books:
Green Architecture: Vo Trong Nghia & The Work of VTN Architects, published by Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers: “The desire to make green buildings goes beyond climate change and involves personal well-being, … [via] the Buddhist and meditative practices at the heart of the firm.”
Architectural Tourism: Monumental Itineraries, Cultural Heritage, and Sites of Memory by Shelley Hornstein, published by Lund Humphries: “Surprises abound in Bornstein's exploration of architectural tourism, much of historical but all of it viewed through a lens that is aware of the role of contemporary trends and technologies.”
Boredom, Architecture, and Spatial Experience by Christian Parreno, published by Bloomsbury Visual Arts: “Is ‘boring’ a thing in architecture now?” So it seems with this “scholarly investigation into boredom in architectural history and theory.”
Next Generation Tourism: Touching the Ground Lightly, published by Yale School of Architecture: “For the studio led by [developer John] Spence with architect Henry Squire, engineer Patrick Bellew, and Yale's Timothy Newton, the students designed a resort located on Gili Meno, one of the three pearl-like Gili Islands near Lombok, Indonesia.”
GAM.01: Tourism and Landscape edited by Urs Hirschberg, Günter Koberg, Jörn Köppler and Roger Riewe, published by Springer Verlag: “Having reviewed a couple of books on tourism this week, and with my plan to review the latest issue of GAM next week, [it was] a good time to grab the first copy of the Graz Architecture Magazine, themed ‘Tourism and Landscape,’ off my shelf.”
@archleague is hosting an even on Monday looking at "Stud: Architectures of Masculinity" 25 years after its publication by @papress. The project that I remember all these years later is the "Penthouse Apartment for a Bachelor," reprinted from a 1956 issue of Playboy. If that project was a time capsule in 1996, so Stud is now one as well.
Coming up this week on A Daily Dose of Architecture Books:
Houses: Vo Trong Nghia & The Work of VTN Architects
GAM.17: Wood. Rethinking Material
Visual Discoveries: A Collection of Sections by Allen Keith Yee
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