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5 to Read: This Month

December’s must-read publications look at socially responsive architecture, environmental sculpture and thoughtful global photography.

The December / January Issue

Issue 86, A Renewed Perspective, is very special; through our features and editorials we are diving into bigger subjects head on.

Built for the Elements

Approximately one third of the world’s land mass is covered by desert; a selection of innovative architects take on the challenge of these terrains.

Top UK Architecture Shows: This Winter

Spanning prestigious awards, conceptual designs and powerful monuments, this season’s must-see exhibitions examine how buildings shape lives. 

Cultural Monuments

Candida Höfer: Paris Revisited offers views inside grand theatres, libraries and churches, providing new perspectives on popular locations.

Beazley Designs of the Year 2018

The winners of Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 are announced. The annual prize celebrates innovative projects that deliver tangible change.

Commercial Iconography

Photographs by Denise Scott Brown look to the Pop Art movement as a lens through which to understand the American vernacular.

New Structural Languages

Studio Joy Works’ latest release celebrates the 25th anniversary of his firm, featuring a vast range of attention-grabbing structures.

5 to Read: This Month

From new photographic series to architectural monographs, November’s must-read publications chronicle migration, urbanity and post-war life.

Celebrating Innovation

The eleventh edition of Beazley Designs of the Year – now on view at Design Museum, London – comprises 87 nominations across six categories.

Urban Living

Living with Buildings at Wellcome Collection, London, examines how urban structures influence society’s health and well being.

Spatial Illumination

Design To Shape Light transforms perceptions of space through compositions inspired by thoughtful illumination and sculptural forms.

Sublime Environments

Phaidon’s Living in the Desert is a visually striking compilation of buildings situated against the stark backdrop of desert landscapes. 

Responsible Projects

Chilean studio ELEMENTAL built its reputation on an innovative and pragmatic approach to social housing in the Chilean capital Santiago. 

Spatial Experience

A retrospective of Japanese architect Tadao Ando collates 50 major projects, demonstrating an interest in simplicity and urban space. 

Responsive Projects

The four buildings shortlisted for the RIBA International Prize 2018 combine visionary design with an educational and ecological focus.

Chronicling History

Vestiges d’empire by Thomas Jorion documents buildings in the former French colonies, shedding light on their poignant, deeply human histories. 

5 to See: This Weekend

International awards, photography festivals and solo shows looks to national and personal identities through photography and architecture.

Renewed Spaces

The result of a five-year renovation project by Sanders Architect, the new Nationalmuseum – Swedish Museum of Fine Arts and Design, opens.

5 Museum Buildings

Striking, innovative and conceptually rich, this selection of cultural institutions combines form and function to offer dynamic settings.

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