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Less is a Bore book celebrates “postmodern architecture in all its forms”

February 14, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Kindergarten Wolfartsweier, Germany, 2002, by Jurgen Mayer H, WORKac, Clavel Arquitectos, Nicolas Buffe and K/R 

Less is a Bore by Dezeen columnist Owen Hopkins reveals the diversity of postmodern architecture from around the world. Here, he spotlights 10 significant structures from the book that come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Named after the anti-minimalist maxim coined by American architect Robert Venturi, Less is a Bore is a global survey of

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Marc Hagan-Guirey uses kirigami to recreate Le Corbusier’s buildings in paper

January 15, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Le Corbusier Paper Models: 10 Kirigami Buildings to Cut and Fold by Marc Hagan-Guirey

Paper artist Marc Hagan-Guirey has recreated ten modernist buildings from folded and cut paper for his book Le Corbusier Paper Models: 10 Kirigami Buildings to Cut and Fold. The book, which is released next month, contains step-by-step instructions and material to recreate 10 of Le Corbusier’s most recognisable buildings in kirigami – a variation of origami that

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Nudes designs wooden book pavilion to encourage reading in Mumbai

December 26, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Bookworm pavilion by Nudes in Mumbai, India

Indian architecture studio Nudes has designed the meandering BookWorm pavilion to encourage reading among children and adults. Located in the gardens of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) Museum in Mumbai, the BookWorm pavilion has been built as a response to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal that all youths and a substantial proportion of adults

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Aesop’s creative director selects significant moments from the brand’s first book

December 19, 2019 Natasha Levy 0
Aesop book

Aesop’s inaugural book offers a snapshot of its three-decade-long history. Creative director, Marsha Meredith, talks through some of her favourite moments from the skincare brand’s past. Spanning more than 336 pages, Aesop’s self-titled publication offers an “intimate and reflective” glimpse into the Australian skincare brand’s history. This is the first book that the brand has

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“Fictional reality” of North Korea’s architecture revealed in Model City Pyongyang

December 17, 2019 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Cristiano Bianchi and Kristina Drapić have photographed architecture across the capital of North Korea for their book Model City Pyongyang. Here they reveal six of the most interesting buildings in the city. Model City Pyongyang contains more than 200 pictures of the North Korean capital, which is described by Bianchi as an “open-air museum of socialist architecture”.

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Competition: win a copy of London’s Great Theatres by Simon Callow and Derry Moore

November 20, 2019 Semi Han 0
London's Great Theatres book by Simon Callow and Derry Moore for Prestel

In our latest competition, we’re offering five readers the chance to win a copy of London’s Great Theatres by Simon Callow with photography by Derry Moore. Published by Prestel, the book offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the city’s renowned stages and to see the spaces without crowds. From the West End to east

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Unsung architecture in the American Midwest spotlighted in new book

November 19, 2019 Jenna McKnight 0
Midwest Architecture

A Brutalist school, an Art Deco church and soaring grain silos are among the diverse array of buildings featured in the new tome, Midwest Architecture Journeys. Book editor Zach Mortice discusses five highlights. Released in October, Midwest Architecture Journeys is a 287-page, hardcover book from Belt Publishing that explores under-recognised buildings, places and spaces in

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Assemble’s Jane Hall spotlights female trailblazers in Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women

November 7, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
Pavilion Humanidade, Brazil, 2021 by Carla Juaçaba

“It is a necessary political act to name women as authors of buildings,” says Jane Hall, writer of Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women. Here she picks out eight female architects featured in the book. Curated by Hall, a founding member of Turner Prize-winning studio Assemble, Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women features 180 buildings from across

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Competition: win a book showcasing 10 projects by MAD

October 30, 2019 Semi Han 0
MAD X – 10 projects by MAD Architects

In our latest competition, we’ve teamed up with MAD Architects to give away five copies of a book outlining the studio’s 10 most significant projects. The book, called MAD X, accompanies a year-long exhibition of the same name which is currently running at the Centre Pompidou in Paris until April 2020. Five winners will receive

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