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Folio publication by Glen-Gery is dedicated to the “beauty of brick”

April 5, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
The front cover of Folio magazine

Dezeen promotion: Glen-Gery has launched its first US edition of Folio, a book that celebrates the use of bricks in architecture. The latest edition of Folio is dedicated to case studies of brick buildings by studios from across North America, curated as a source of inspiration for architects and designers. Brick manufacturer Glen-Gery hopes it

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Guide to sub-Saharan architecture aims to “spread the word about Africa’s architectural wealth”

March 24, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Dom Publishers’ ambitious Sub-Saharan Africa Architectural Guide covers the history and significant buildings of 49 countries in Africa. Its editors explain the aim of the multi-volume publication in the first of a seven-part collaboration focused on the architecture of the continent. Edited by Philipp Meuser and Adil Dalbai, with contributions from nearly 350 authors, the Sub-Saharan

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Life Meets Art book offers glimpse inside homes of leading creatives

February 12, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Norman Foster house

Norman Foster’s lofty dining room and the tactile living space of Faye Toogood are among the home interiors revealed in author Sam Lubell’s new book, Life Meets Art. Life Meets Art was curated by Lubell to “reveal a new side” to over 200 of the world’s best-loved creatives by offering a glimpse inside their private spaces.

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Competition: win a copy of In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials

October 28, 2020 Karen Anderson 0
In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials, Spencer Bailey, Phaidon

As part of Dezeen’s collaboration with Phaidon we are giving away five copies of In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials, by Spencer Bailey. In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials is an exploration of the architecture and design of memorials built in the past 40 years. Five readers will each win a hardback copy of the book,

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Ten modernist architecture highlights in London’s Metro-land

October 12, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
A Guide to Modernism in Metro-Land by Joshua Abbott

Joshua Abbott has written A Guide to Modernism in Metro-Land to highlight the modernist architecture in the northwestern suburbs of London. Here he selects ten of the most interesting examples. A Guide to Modernism in Metro-Land focuses on 200 modern buildings that were built in London’s northwestern suburbs, which sprung up in the 1920s and 30s along

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Dreamscapes & Artificial Architecture book editor selects five favourite 3D artists

September 15, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Hayden Clay features in the Dreamscapes & Artificial Architecture book published by Gestalten

Berlin-based publisher Gestalten has released a book that showcases whimsical architectural and interiors renderings. The book’s editor, Elli Stuhler, highlights five artists that feature inside. Comprising just over 200 pages, Dreamscapes & Artificial Architecture shows off the fanciful landscapes, structures and interiors imagined by 3D artists “working at the intersection of architecture, interior design, and

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Six strategies for creating flood resilient environments

August 17, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Retrofitting for Flood Resilience by Edward Barsley

Climate change and rising sea levels are impacting the design and shape of our cities. Edward Barsley, author of Retrofitting for Flood Resilience, outlines six key strategies for creating environments that are adapted to flooding. In the book Retrofitting for Flood Resilience: A Guide to Building & Community Design, Barsley outlines how urban and natural

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Five houses where the courtyard is the heart of the home

July 7, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Courtyard living: Contemporary houses of the Asia-Pacific by Charmaine Chan

Charmaine Chan has highlighted 25 recently completed courtyard houses for her book Courtyard living: Contemporary houses of the Asia-Pacific. Here she picks five of the most interesting. As the book’s title suggests, Courtyard living: Contemporary houses of the Asia-Pacific is a compilation of houses completed in the past 10 years across Asia and Oceania that are focused

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2LG Studio shares favourite projects from their book Making Living Lovely

July 6, 2020 India Block 0
Making Living Lovely by 2LG Studio

Founders of 2LG Studio Russell Whitehead and Jordan Cluroe have written a book to empower people to embrace colour in their interiors. Here they pick their top five projects. Called Making Living Lovely, the book lays out the 2LG Studio – short for Two Lovely Gays – design philosophy and takes the reader through the

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Flying Gherkin stars in Foster + Partners’ children’s book

June 20, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Flying Gherkin children's book by Foster + Partners

UK architecture studio Foster + Partners has made an illustrated online book starring its Gherkin skyscraper as part of an initiative to entertain children during the coronavirus pandemic. Named The Flying Gherkin, the book gives the Foster + Partners-designed office human features, arms and a rocket-like body, and follows it on its journey as it takes

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