These are the design books that were the best sellers at William Stout Architectural Books during June 2012.
Rodrigo Pérez de Arce
Established in the city of Concepcion, south of Santiago de Chile, the Pezo von Ellrichshausen studio made a name for itself in 2005 following the construction of the Poli House. Since then, and despite their youth, the designers have consolidated themselves as one of the most fecund and promising professional studios on the contemporary architectural scene.This issue of 2G brings together 17 of the studio’s built works and projects, single-family houses for the most part, which permit the reader to witness the evolution of the themes dealt with.
A handbook on writing effectively and critically about buildings and cities. Each chapter opens with a reprint of a significant essay written by a renowned architecture critic, followed by a close reading and discussion of the writer’s strategies. Lange offers her own analysis using contemporary examples as well as a checklist of questions at the end of each chapter to help guide the writer. Architects covered in Writing About Architecture include Marcel Breuer, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Field Operations, Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Frederick Law Olmsted, SOM, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright.