3 books for architects – not only recommended in Lockdown

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Due to current developments, we spend the majority of our working hours in the home office and at our desks. Digital media and the digital exchange of information have become part of our everyday lives.

In these times, the print medium is gaining in importance again. We can browse through it and be inspired. Books give us the opportunity to stimulate our thoughts and creativity far away from the digital world.

We give you three book tips that will provide you with new inspiration:

Formgiving. An Architectural Future History

BIG's new book is also the third edition of the trilogy. It explores the development of artificial intelligence, sustainability and the interplay between architecture and design. Architects play a special role here. After all, they have a responsibility to bring about change in the built environment and provide a framework for our future.

In the book, Bjarke Ingels presents his personal selection of projects on the subject: Interdisciplinary concepts that stand for the future of building. Connected with culture, climate and landscape - factors that influence the development of his projects.

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As an internationally active architecture firm GRAFT show in their latest publication built examples and designs from the areas of brand architecture, office building, cultural building and mobility. A journey through the multifaceted architecture and formal language of the office is shown. Presented in large-scale illustrations and accompanied by essays that illuminate the interaction of identity and architecture. Let yourself be inspired.

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Rem Koolhaas. Elements of Architecture

A source of inspiration that represents the multi-layered elements of architecture. Rem Koolhaas' book is dedicated to the basic elements of architecture: windows, doors facades and stairs. Constructional details are explored. Which technical advances influence architecture, where are the origins and what possibilities does the digital world open up? How much do we actually know about the history of the facade or the door? This publication explores these questions and examines  the history of architectural elements.

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