Quote of the Day

 

172 blog entries
By Carlo Ratti October 20, 2014

A critical look at how our cities are becoming computers “en plein air”—the benefits and the risks.

By Juhani Pallasmaa October 13, 2014

Opens up poetic views to an imaginary urbanity.

By Daniel Libeskind October 6, 2014

Amazing how a book of drawings and ideas is much more inspiring than a book of techniques and buildings!

By Ian Ritchie September 29, 2014

A shining example of how prose can clarify the essentials of architecture by referring to its secrets, the need to investigate to find the mystery of why architecture touches our emotions and soul.

By Carola Zwick September 22, 2014

My all-time favorite and recommendation for students on how to cope with complexity.

By Jonathan Olivares September 15, 2014

Led me to see design as a kind of choreography.

By Guo Pei September 8, 2014

I am especially interested in books that focus on fashion history because they reveal how we appreciated beauty in the past. ...This is also the book that has pushed me to want to build China’s first fashion museum. I have two dreams in life: to build a fashion museum, and to create a fashion library to inspire future generations.

By Mohsen Mostafavi September 1, 2014

An amazing critique of the English language explaining the parameters that constitute a classic work of literature—but equally important for the parallels between writing and architecture.

By Chris Bangle August 18, 2014

You will never find a better description of what car design is all about than in this book. Just take out the word “nude” and insert the word “car” and it all becomes crystal clear. My copy is incredibly highlighted and written over, full of “Ah-ha!” comments and annotations.

By Jasper Morrison August 11, 2014

Essential reading for those in the object business.