Exhibits Books Etc

 

Exhibits Books Etc.

  • Tongue-in-Cheek Drawings of Olympic Venues

    The Olympics are over, but you can’t stop dreaming about the architecture, you say? No worries. Clo’e Floirat drew “comical-satirical” versions of the 2012 venues for posterity's sake.

     
  • Book: ‘Bridges: The Science and Art of the World’s Most Inspiring Structures’

    Author David Blockley dissects bridges as something beyond common infrastructure—more like an architectural suspension of science, art, and craft.

     
  • Book: 'Design for a Vulnerable Planet'

    The future of design must address nature and her vulnerabilities, says Frederick Steiner in 'Design for a Vulnerable Planet,' especially as a larger human population necessarily means more destruction from natural and unnatural disasters.

     
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    Exhibit: 'Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment'

    The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., is holding a retrospective of the 1982 Pritzker Prize–winning architect, Kevin Roche. Through Dec. 2.

     
  • Book: 'Citizens of No Place'

    Jimenez Lai’s use of the cartoon as a vehicle for theory helps tone down (and poke fun at) contemporary architectural rhetoric.

     
  • Book: 'Dirt'

    A team of landscape architects wants to change your perception of dirt as "icky" through essays, interviews, and illustrations that explore the positive potential of the soiled substance.

     
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    Exhibit: 'Stadia: Sport and Vision in Architecture'

    Just in time for the Summer Olympics, Sir John Soane's Museum in London is showing an exhibition on how architects have used the stadium throughout history to push innovation. Through Sept. 22.

     
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    Exhibit: 'Loop Value: The How Much Does It Cost? Shop'

    A pop-up shop by the Chicago Architecture Foundation factors in all of the hidden costs that products use throughout their lives. Through 2012.

     
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    Blog: Betonbabe

    On this Tumblr site from a Princeton University School of Architecture grad student, you'll be escorted through the coolest lost-and-found of concrete items.

     
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    Book: 'Up on the Roof'

    A trained-architect-turned-photographer-pilot turns his camera on the rooftop lives of New York City, to find pools, gardens, restaurants, and more.

     
 
 
 

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