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Experiencing Architecture

We live, work and sleep surrounded by buildings. So how does architecture shape our experience? This question is central to Adelaide International.

5 to Read: This Month

Aesthetica selects five new art books to explore for February. Globalisation, perception and automation are key themes across these titles.

Building the Future

How do designers shape the way we understand the world around us, as we tackle the climate emergency, political tensions and digital ethics?

The Revival of Raw Materials

Amidst a climate emergency, The Art of Earth Architecture questions how natural materials can contribute to a sustainable future.

The Green Museum

Studio Ma is currently eyeing up the opportunity to design the world’s first ultra-green museum – a firm committed to buildings that respond to nature.

Radical Design

China’s intense urban growth, paired with investment and the emergence of a middle class, has created a fertile architectural playground.

Collaborative Philosophy

The 1930s were a particularly fertile moment in British architectural history. Marking the Bauhaus centenary, RIBA sheds new light.

Fluidity and Invention

A new publication foregrounds an age of innovation and experimentation, pushing the boundaries of architecture through poetic and geometric forms.

Enduring Darkness

Aleksander Malachowski is a Warsaw-based, working at the intersection of photography, geometry and symmetry.

The December / January Issue

This issue of Aesthetica, ‘Listen and Respond’, invites you to engage with our times. Featured: Doug Aitken, Dawoud Bey, Eddo Hartmann and Tales of Us.

Life in the Metropolis

Michael Wolf was a chronicler of life in cities. Across a career of over 40 years, he photographed expansive buildings from Paris to Hong Kong.

The Story of Architecture

A new book chronicles the evolution of building, from the pyramids of ancient Egypt to the most contemporary sustainable constructions.

Urban Jungle

Tom Spach’s book is aesthetically compelling, leaving readers to re-assess their emotions about intertwining concrete and plantlike.

Conscious Architecture

Long before setting the cornerstone of any new building, Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao studies the geographical and social landscape.

Ethereal Construction

Junya Ishigami turns fairytales into reality. For the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion, he has created a sloping slate canopy that emerges organically.

Material Possibility

The permanence of masonry – withstanding natural disasters, fires and floods – is only part of the story. Stone could be the material of the future.

5 to Read: This Month

Aesthetica selects new publications for October. Photography, architecture, fashion and art come together in a printed celebration of culture.

Clean Lines

Lina Benouhoud’s works – documenting real-life locations – feature subtle changes in perspective on contemporary buildings and still lifes.

Expansive Worlds

Every other year, the renowned Turner Prize leaves Tate Britain and is presented at a venue outside London. This year it’s held at TC Margate.

Breaking New Ground

The work of Judith Chafee established a sense of stewardship with the land. Her buildings continue to inspire in an age of climate emergency.

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