Whilst the digital age is upon us, and technology is advancing in unprecedented ways, architectural design is still encompassing traditional methods and materials. Evidence for this can be found in TASCHEN’s new publication, Brick by Brick, a compilation of contemporary buildings from the past 15 years that hark back to an inexpensive and flexible material, interpreted in new and innovative ways. Featured buildings include the Tate Modern Switch House by Herzog & De Meuron, Tidy Architects’ Amorio Restaurant in Santiago and Mass Design Group’s Maternity Waiting Village in Kasungu, Malawi, structures which assert a functional and aesthetic renaissance of individual units recognisable in the everyday.
Published in August. For more information: www.taschen.com
1. Termeh Office Commercial Building – Courtesy of Farshad Mehdizadeh Architects + Ahmad Bathaei – Photography: Parham Taghiof.