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Fluidity and Invention

A new publication foregrounds an age of innovation and experimentation, pushing the boundaries of architecture through poetic and geometric forms.

Enduring Darkness

Aleksander Malachowski is a Warsaw-based, working at the intersection of photography, geometry and symmetry.

The December / January Issue

This issue of Aesthetica, ‘Listen and Respond’, invites you to engage with our times. Featured: Doug Aitken, Dawoud Bey, Eddo Hartmann and Tales of Us.

Life in the Metropolis

Michael Wolf was a chronicler of life in cities. Across a career of over 40 years, he photographed expansive buildings from Paris to Hong Kong.

The Story of Architecture

A new book chronicles the evolution of building, from the pyramids of ancient Egypt to the most contemporary sustainable constructions.

Urban Jungle

Tom Spach’s book is aesthetically compelling, leaving readers to re-assess their emotions about intertwining concrete and plantlike.

Conscious Architecture

Long before setting the cornerstone of any new building, Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao studies the geographical and social landscape.

Ethereal Construction

Junya Ishigami turns fairytales into reality. For the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion, he has created a sloping slate canopy that emerges organically.

Material Possibility

The permanence of masonry – withstanding natural disasters, fires and floods – is only part of the story. Stone could be the material of the future.

5 to Read: This Month

Aesthetica selects new publications for October. Photography, architecture, fashion and art come together in a printed celebration of culture.

Clean Lines

Lina Benouhoud’s works – documenting real-life locations – feature subtle changes in perspective on contemporary buildings and still lifes.

Expansive Worlds

Every other year, the renowned Turner Prize leaves Tate Britain and is presented at a venue outside London. This year it’s held at TC Margate.

Breaking New Ground

The work of Judith Chafee established a sense of stewardship with the land. Her buildings continue to inspire in an age of climate emergency.

Urban Developments

Catherine Yass creates powerful photographic and video works exploring ideas of regeneration. The images are part of ‘Architecture of London.’

Enduring Architecture

“Like all human creations, buildings are destined to deteriorate and disappear.” Architect Tadao Ando is renowned for a use of geometry and light.

Seeking Coexistence

It’s commonly believed that we’re living in the Anthropocene. ‘New Nordic Houses’ reflects on our relationship with nature and ways to coexist.

5 to See: This Weekend

Fact and fiction. Changing cities. Ecological crisis. This week’s must-see shows offer visions of a world in flux – and of the past, present and future.

Architecture Takeover

Chicago Architecture Biennial collaborates with local communities, looking at how the built environment can create an inclusive future.

5 Green Buildings

Aesthetica selects five green buildings around the world. These structures transform the urban landscape, looking towards sustainable future.

Social Structures

Ricardo Bofill is one of the 20th century’s most unique architects. A new monograph from gestalten compiles some of his greatest works.

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