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New Architecture Books to Read

Get a dose of architectural inspiration with these new and upcoming publications. Top five titles look at how buildings are evolving into the future.

5 to See: Digital Shows

From Taipei to Istanbul, these five online shows deal with themes of empathy, common perception and communication across borders.

A New World: The December / January Issue

The December / January edition of Aesthetica reflects a sense of transition as we move into 2021. ‘A New World’ is available now.

Altering the Blueprint

Today’s architects aren’t just designing buildings. They’re working across multiple disciplines to tackle ecological responsibility and social justice.

David Adjaye:
Memory and Innovation

Sir David Adjaye OBE is one of the most important architects working today. Where did it all begin? A new book charts early works 1995-2007.

Concrete Platforms

Minh T.’s images are a reflection of serenity and hybridity, as well as isolation and loneliness in a network of concrete as it merges with the sky.

Recognising Innovation

Building on the success of its A+Awards programme, the Architizer A+Firm Awards celebrates its inaugural edition.

An Oasis for the Eyes

Brad Walls provides an alternative perspective of swimming pools, using drone technology and aerial footage to capture the shapes and colours.

Towards Remembrance

Phaidon’s Editor-in-Chief Spencer Bailey asks questions about the art of the memorial in an age defined by division, disconnect and isolation.

Abstract Metropolis

George Byrne transforms cities through reduction and collage, rendering Californian streets with geometric minimalism and pastel palettes.

5 New Art Books

This month’s round-up of new releases spans street photography, futuristic architecture and surf culture, offering visual inspiration and global perspectives.

The Future of Architecture

The Architizer A+Awards highlights designers who are transforming society and the built environment for generations to come.

5 Live Streams to Watch

Since lockdown, museums around the world have been hosting Q&As online, making art more accessible than before. Discover five top picks.

Design Without Constraints

Alexander Wong is an award-winning architect who specialises in avant-garde design that pushes the boundaries of luxury and grandeur.

Inspiration in the City

Camille Walala transforms public spaces through bold colours, playful shapes and geometric patterns. Her work is part of London Mural Festival.

Aesthetica Archives:
Architectural Photography

These bright, geometric images encourage us to look at cities in a new way – from Michael Wolf’s metropolis to icons of 20th century modernism.

Design as Adventure

Mountains cover one fifth of the earth’s surface, but are only sparsely populated. We look at how unforgiving terrains offer a test bed for new ideas.

Structural Manipulation

Alex Lysakowski’s unexpected compositions focus on over-consumption and global production, as seen through exaggerated architectural forms.

Imagined Architecture

Alexis Christodoulou is a Cape Town-based artist who specialises in three-dimensional renders. He draws on the parameters of video game graphics.

Kudi: Structures of Design

Kudi is a London-based artist whose work questions social dynamics in today’s world, asking the viewer to examine their place in the system.

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