Archive for the ‘Book’ Category

The role of utopian thinking in architectural and urban design has always been fundamental. Utopian thinking is about breaking the limits and constraints and building a new visionary based on desirable values, this is when the thinker engages the most challenging issues the human society faces. Suggesting solutions for human terrestrial salvation, not necessarily feasible […]

If you are interested in knowing fundamentals of architectural terminology this book is highly recommended! Understanding Architecture helps people make sense of architecture and the built environment by introducing some of the complexities of the subject. From the back side of the book: “Understanding Architecture is a comprehensive introduction to architecture and architectural history and […]

Highly recommended! Review the history of Modernism through a hilarious tale! “From Bauhaus to our house” is a book written by Tom Wolfe, American author, journalist and satirist. The book is a 1981 funny narrative of Modern Architecture in the context of the U.S. which describes “compounds” of architects and movements established by them. Wolfe […]

Less is Enough!


The book “Less is Enough; On Architecture and Asceticism”, written by Pier Vittorio Aureli is a must read for architects who are interested in the notion and origin of minimalism and its catchphrase ‘less is more’ and the impact of economic recession on today’s architecture. The idea which implied that beauty could only arise through […]

Last week I found out about this book recently published by Bernard Tschumi. In “Red is not a Color“, Tschumi discusses concepts in architecture. It is  a comprehensive documentation of his 30-year investigations as a designer, builder, and theorist.