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Here are our top 2018 summer architecture reads

As we turn the corner into summer, it’s time to kick back and dive into a book, whether you’re at the beach, drink in hand, or stuck inside an …

Architecture

Bending time: The hidden dimension of time-lapse photography – video

Guardian Australia heads to the picturesque foreshores of Sydney Harbour to discuss the art of time-lapse photography with Matthew Vandeputte, a Belgian-born photographer who has made a name for himself pushing the technique to its limits.<p>Using the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as subjects, …

Time-lapse Photography

MIT Press to Make Landmark Architecture Books Freely Accessible Online

The MIT Press, in collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is set to digitize landmark out-of-print architecture and urban studies books …

Is This the Most Beautiful Ghost Town Ever? Drone Video Captures Chinese Village Reclaimed by Nature

As the shadows of the past loom around what’s left of the overgrown houses and pathways, videographer Joe Nafis has perfectly captured the rare charm …

The Best Architecture Drawings of 2017

For the past two years, we have found ourselves wanting to highlight what is the foundation of architectural practice: the architectural drawing. We …

Luis Ortiz

In photos: The show is almost over at India’s old single-screen cinemas

Growing up in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, Nandita Raman often visited Chitra Talkies, the single-screen theatre that her family owned. But when she returned to see it again after several years living and working in New Delhi, she found that it had closed down and completely changed on the inside.<p>“When …

India

How “Blade Runner” Artist Syd Mead Designed Las Vegas Of 2049

Syd Mead brought neo-futurism to the big screen in 1982. At 84, he’s done it again in Blade Runner 2049.<p>Even if most people don’t know Syd Mead by name, his work–and the work of other concept and industrial designers deeply influenced by his art–has left a definitive imprint on how we envision the …

Science Fiction

Arata Isozaki on "Ma," the Japanese Concept of In-Between Space

Take a peek into Japanese architect and theorist Arata Isozaki’s studio in the first of PLANE—SITE’s new video series, <i>Time-Space-Existence</i>. In this …

Architecture

Steven Holl's University of Iowa Visual Arts Building Through the Lens of Aaron Dougherty

Deeply rooted in the phenomenological ideas of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Steven Holl’s architectural philosophy is centered on human experience, …

University of Iowa

Architects who democratize technology through speculation

Liam Young calls himself an “architectural storyteller.” He uses fiction and film to explore visions of the future that amplify trends and …

Photographer Spends Almost 10 Years Photographing the Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World

German architectural photographer Reinhard Görner has been working in the field since 1982, photographing both historical and contemporary architecture. Attending photography classes during university, he was intrigued by architectural photography after attending a lecture by Julius Shulman and …

Architectural Photography

Steven Holl Architects opens Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton

Earlier this month Steven Holl Architects and Princeton University opened the new Lewis Center for the Arts, a three-building complex anchoring the …

Experimental City: The Sci-Fi Utopia That Never Was

With solar energy, recycling, computers, and personal mass transit, the 1960s-era Minnesota Experimental City was a prescient and hopeful vision of the urban future. A new documentary tells its story.<p>To forestall the continuing growth of cities as “cancerous organisms,” the Minnesota Experimental …

10 Incredible Works of Architecture Photographed in Fall: The Best Photos of the Week

September 22nd marked the start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. This season of the year is excellent for architectural photography due to the …

Architecture

Architecture Books You Can Borrow (For Free) From The Internet's Largest Library

Have you registered for your <b>free</b> library card? If you haven't, you're missing out on some serious perks! The Internet Archive has a lending feature …

Books

Storefront for Art and Architecture asks: What are the books yet to be written?

On Saturday, September 23, Storefront for Art and Architecture will launch the New York Architecture Book Fair with a day-long conference,</i> …

Herzog & de Meuron’s Museu Blau in Barcelona Through the Lens of Denis Esakov

We look for materials which are as intelligent, versatile and complex as natural phenomena, in other words materials which don't just appeal to the …

Want To Fight Inequality With Design? Read These Books Now

Urban designers, architects, professors, and activists share their essential reads.<p>Design has afforded us more convenience, more connectivity, and more beauty. But at the same time, it’s also threatening our civil liberties, manipulating our decisions, and spreading bias.<p>The scale of today’s design …

Southern Poverty Law Center

10 parasitic dwellings that cling to other buildings

Following the popularity of an artist's studio latched onto a concrete bridge, we've brought together 10 examples of parasitic structures that rely …

Lessons In Design Research From An Unlikely Source: Poetry

IBM design researcher Meghan McGrath shares how working in literature–including a stint at a poetry journal–helped her better serve users.<p><b>Meghan McGrath is a design researcher at IBM for security on the mainframe. She spoke to Doreen Lorenzo for Designing Women, a series of interviews with</b> …

UX Design

Gnarbox turns your phone into a 4K video-editing studio

It's an overcast day in San Francisco, and there's a drone buzzing high above the city. I'm with Tim Feess, the young co-founder of Gnarbox, a rugged portable video-editing tool that pairs with an app on your phone and works with multiple cameras and memory cards. Clouds might be lingering over the …

Videography

Computational Zoom allows changes to photo composition post capture

Image stacking has opened the door for clever post-focusing capabilities in modern cameras like the Lumix GH5, but a team at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) …

Santa Barbara

This Woman’s Travel Photos Are Better Than Yours — And She Never Leaves The House

Jacqui Kenny, aka the Agoraphobic Traveller, collects the still, stark and oddly lovely scenes captured in Google Street View.<p>There are a few common threads you will notice after scrolling through the photos in Jacqui Kenny’s Instagram. She favors strong, white light, clean lines, and pops of …

Scout It Out is a New York marketplace for arts spaces

Anyone who’s tried to do anything artistic in New York City knows that one of the toughest things to do is find a space to make the things they want to make or do the things they want to do.<p>(Hello 2001-era-would-be-found-sculptor-me).<p>Well, a new service called Scout It Out has launched in the city …

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Our Favorite Nordic Photographers: The Best Photos of The Week

Often informed by its harsh climate and stunning landscapes, Nordic design, specifically architecture, has a unique relationship with nature. …

Photos

The Year's Best Architectural iPhone Photos Win 2017 IPPAWARDS

The year's best architectural photos have been announced as winners of 2017 iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS). Founded in 2007 – the same year as …