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101 Things I Learned in Architecture School by Matthew Frederick

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School by Matthew Frederick

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Image Source: bartkowalski.com I purchased the “101 Things I Learned in Architecture School” and after 10 minutes of reading, I conclude that this is a funny and by far the best architecture book – ever, this is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the studio and in their backpacks. It […]

The Architect Says – Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom

The Architect Says – Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom

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Quotes extracted from ‘The Architect Says’ book. Just like any books, if you put good use to it, it is worth 10 times the value you paid for. Worth investing. If there’s anything architects like doing more than designing buildings, it’s talking about architecture. Whether musing about their inspirations (a blank sheet of paper, the […]





Download 12 PhD Thesis eBooks on Architecture and the Built Environment

Download 12 PhD Thesis eBooks on Architecture and the Built Environment

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Image source and copyright: Jonas Runberger Architecture and Built Environment has some pretty neat collections of PhD thesis, they publishes exclusively PhD theses in the field of Architecture and the Built Environment. It is an on-line open access PhD thesis series managed by the TU Delft Graduate School of Architecture and the Built Environment. The […]

The Three Little Pigs – An Architectural Tale

The Three Little Pigs – An Architectural Tale

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Not quite an average book for children, this book is for adults like you and me. An architectural twists on both ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and ‘The Three Little Pigs’ fairy tales, the ‘Three Little Pigs’ are none other than Philip Johnson, Frank Gehry and Frank Lloyd Wright, the house which the Big Bad […]

Daddy Frank Lloyd Wright and The Curse of Sex

Daddy Frank Lloyd Wright and The Curse of Sex

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Image Source: Barnes&Noble In the comic book ‘The Women’, acclaimed novelist T. C. Boyle turns his attention to the life and loves of celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright, enlightening human dramas and illuminating both history and American culture with imaginative energy. Die hard Frank Lloyd Wright fans can purchase ‘The Women’ (Hardcover) for $16.77. Image […]

Architecture Book – Why Do Architects Wear Black?

Architecture Book – Why Do Architects Wear Black?

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Remember my previous post on architect’s dress code? Was it a coincident or an urban myth that architects prefer black? Cordula Rau has the answer in her little black book titled ‘Why Do Architects Wear Black?’ Source photos © Dimitrios Tsatsas, Stylepark And the respond from 100 contemporary architects: “Because they believe they need to […]

Peter Eisenman – Chora I Works

Peter Eisenman – Chora I Works

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Architects are crazy, but Peter Eisenman took this craziness to another level. Ladies and gentleman please visit your district or campus library and search for his book – “Chora I Works”. No, Peter Eisenman is not a worm, not a book worm either, I have no idea why that punch-card ballot box look but it […]

Singapore’s Architect 20 Under 45 Serviced Oriented Architecture Book

Singapore’s Architect 20 Under 45 Serviced Oriented Architecture Book

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I highly recommend this book, its a must buy on everybody’s list. It shows 20 different works by 20 different architects in Singapore. Singapore is a relatively new country considering they gain their independance from Malaya ( now known as Malaysia ) 40 years ago. An island ruled by the British, made up mostly of […]