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Whether you are buying for a student, a new architect, or a seasoned professional below are our choices for the Best Architecture books for Christmas in 2017. Architects, designer and those curious to the practice will find the following illumination and fascinating reads. We thought it was best to let the reviews speak for themselves.
1) 20th-Century World Architecture: The Phaidon Atlas
Price : $48.85
Get it here : http://amzn.to/2A7BswO
"Easily in the running for most engrossing coffee-table book of all time." - Publishers Weekly
"Phaidon's colossal 20th Century World Architecture is a real tour de force. While the sheer volume of information is breathtaking, what impresses me most is the fascinating view of architecture in the 20th century created by the breadth of the projects and their contexts." - Michael Graves
I have no formal architectural education, but have always been fascinated by the craft. So buying this book for me was a purely autodidactic endeavor, and as somebody who came with a true outsider's perspective, I have to say that I am awestruck by every aspect of this mammoth compendium. - Ned Lindau
2) Towards a New Architecture
Author: Le Corbusier
Price : $8.89
Get it here: http://amzn.to/2A7A39q
A classic must read for every architect.
I bought this book because I'm an architecture major and like many, we want to know EVERYTHING to EVERY architect haha. This book is really easy to read and follow, and fast, as I read it fairly quickly and am by no means an avid reader. The book is pretty much Le Corbusier's writings and views of architecture, a manifesto per say. I recommend to my fellow architecture enthusiasts. - Adan G
Probably the most important book in Modern Architecture. Certainly the most villified over the years, especially since the death of Le Corbusier. In it he laid the ground work for Modern Architecture, extolling the virtues of an architecture that was the product of the machine age rather than a pastiche of historical styles. - James Ferguson
3) The Creativity Code
Author: Alex Gore
Price (Prime) : $15.99
Get it here: http://amzn.to/2A4t5nF
Relatively new on the scene but fundamental, my favorite book on the list. (There must be some benefit to writing this list.)
A book for anyone wanting the code to understanding the secrets of design. Architects and designers will be reminded why they do what they do. Students, consultants and anyone interested in the “how to” of architecture and design will be given the keys to the kingdom of creativity. - Mark R. LePage Top Architecture Podcast 2017 | EntreArchitect
The Creativity Code is an indispensable resource for design enthusiasts, design students, design professionals, and everyone in between seeking to reconsider the way we problem solve, interpret reality, and ultimately shape the world around us. You will be hard pressed to find a book that gives more clear, concise examples and advice on how to approach design in all creative fields, all while avoiding dogmatic assertions that can all too often block potential creative avenues. - Derek Joseph Maher
Mr. Gore does a great job at making the architecture process understandable and attainable to new eyes. He links the manifestation of each individuals inherent creative side to the practical, structural aspects of design. By using architecture concepts and artistic inspiration in conjunction with some of his most innovative designs, the author allows each reader to envision his or herself as an inventive genius. - Sambo
4 -The Architecture of Happiness
otton captures the essence of why we build what we do and dives into the reasoning of where our most treasured landmarks come from. This is a must read for anyone connected with the field of architecture and certainly a page turner for those who wish to be. - Christopher burger
I was required to read this book for a liberal studies class and I have to say this was one of my favorites. Botton is an engaging writer and his passion for the subject is evident. You don't have to be interested in architecture or happiness to love this book; but an interest in how the things we surround ourselves with reflect/affect our lives makes this a fulfilling read. I strongly recommend this book. - Sarajr94
Like Tom Wolfe before him (see "From Bauhaus to Our House"), De Botton has produced one of the finest books of architectural theory and criticism by a non-architect. By that I don't mean that "he did all right for an amateur and a dilletante;" rather I mean that De Botton has written one of the best books of architectural criticism in recent memory, period. - David Greusel
5) Kindergarten Chats and Other Writings
Author: Louis H. Sullivan
Price : $10.95
Get it here: http://amzn.to/2jW3yH2
A gem that should be required reading. The tone of the book is that of a genius speaking softly into your ear, with the words touching your soul.
Louis Sullivan develops his arguments with superbly fine points and magnificently developed reasoning. I am humbled to think I can praise this dear and departed genius. I am indebted to this man's universal thinking, clarity of mind, and depth of soul. Read this book. Love it. Respect it. Re-read it. Cherish it.
To Sullivan, architects at the time largely worked within certain "styles" and they left little room for real creative thought. His argument to leave the styles to the past when they were still culturally relevant and move onward. This sort of thinking lead to the Modernist movement and toward our current built environment. His argument is still applicable however, when we find ourselves at another turn of the century and with the built environment running a little stale (with some stellar exceptions of course). Great read for the young architect and those interested in architecture. - Arch Student
As you might know F9 Productions has bought land and is in the process of developing it. The concept is two buildings with 6 residential units and 1 commercial unit. If you want to see what it will look like watch the video below.
INTRODUCTING OUR NEW BOOK: THE CREATIVITY CODE
Featuring the back stories behind some of our most creative projects, Atlas, Grow, ect. this easy to read book combines architecture and visual learning to spark the creative side of your brain.
Available on Amazon
For more info visit : http://www.alexandergore.com/
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Atlas was a invented in order to answer one critical question: How can a mobile structure create a habitat that blends the experience of the environment, with the power of the environment.
We have designed and built a new breed of RV / Tiny House. This crossover utilizes natural resources, and minimizing dependence on the grid by: collecting rain water, using solar power, and passive cooling and heating the space.
The living space is expanded outdoors by a fold down deck and a fold up shade awning, that fits sleekly in the frame. Retractable legs are lowered to land softly on the ground. The wall revealed behind the protective transformational deck/awning is entirely glass. The windows in this wall open up to the kitchen and create a bar for serving food and drinks on the interior and exterior.
The angle of the deck creates the largest footprint near the entrance utilizing the largest hinge space. The awning shape angles inversely to the slope of the roof providing shade over the bar and the highest portion of glass.
On the interior a full stairs is used instead of a ship ladder traditionally seen in small spaces. Under the stairs storage space glides out keeping in line with the transformer idea of the whole project. A fold down sofa adds an additional capacity to the sleeping arrangements, and the loft hangs from the hidden steel structure floating above the kitchen.
This design crosses simplicity of materials, using mainly glass, metal, and wood, with sophisticated spacial use. It is a house that transforms from a sleek concealed travailing trailer, to an open inviting space that embraces nature both inside and out."
We hope you find this design as enjoyable as we did! Thank you for your support!
Our professional photographer McCall Burau Photography did an amazing job capturing ATLAS in its natural habitat! Stay tuned for an upcoming exciting announcement about ATLAS.
F9 Productions is wrapping up its tiny house named Atlas. Over the past two months the crew has been building the custom Tiny house that features a fold down deck and a lift up awning. The last things to install are the water capture system and the solar panels. Take a look at some of the pictures and check out: http://www.atlastinyhouse.com/ for more info.
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