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The AR talks to the Dutch graphic designer and specialist bookmaker about the relationship between books, buildings and architecture, about the value of print in a digital world – and reading in bed.
The AR considers the reciprocal and multifarious relationships between books and buildings
The AR turns to the Netherlands for the 20th Emerging Architecture awards
From food facility design to carbon concerns, architecture engages with food production at every stage
Belgian architecture continues to strive in the face of a changing political landscape
The house, at its root, is about shelter with varying degrees of comfort, amenity and scale – a carefully balanced combination which makes for experimental ground.
The architecture related to power and justice was for centuries a combined form, in which ‘the majesty of the law’ could be both devised, interpreted and ruled upon from within a single building complex
Adorned with Arabic inscriptions, the walls of this 14th-century Moorish palace read like the pages of a book of poems
Cornelis van Eesteren devised the General Expansion Plan for Amsterdam when he was 37, after winning the Prix de Rome when he was just 24
These drawings of a dining table formed the basis for Sarah Wigglesworth’s design of the Straw Bale House (2001)
This drawing is from The Marcel Breuer Coloring Book, which was created in 1962 and distributed to the staff at Breuer’s studio
Part of a collection of drawings by Jewish children who were detained in Theresienstadt ‘camp-ghetto’, Dream was created during clandestine drawing classes taught by painter and teacher Friedl Dicker-Brandeis
Tomoyuki Tanaka illustrates Tokyo’s infrastructure as a bustling hive integrated into city life
As large housing estates are being demolished and the age of great social democracies recedes, taking with it any notion of an architecture for the public, OMA partner Reinier de Graaf asks if there is any alternative to building capital