The festive season is here – and its time to be thinking about what gift you are going to get that special architect in your life! Below is just a small selection of ideas to get you started!
The basics of the profession and practice of architecture, presented in illustrated A-Z form.The word “architect” is a noun, but Doug Patt uses it as a verb–coining a term and making a point about using parts of speech and parts of buildings in new ways. Changing the function of a word, or a room, can produce surprise and meaning. How to Architect offers encouragement to aspiring architects but also mounts a defense of architecture as a profession–by calling out a defiant verb: architect!
I really like this book – I highly recommend you make room for it on your shelf, or buy it for your architect!
This is a book of quotations by and about architects, and architecture. One quotation per page, the quote on the left and right side of the spread will in some way respond to each other. The Architect Says will resemble a dinner party, with an architect from the eighteenth century sitting next to one practicing today, or two contemporary architects talking to each other: complimenting, competing, disagreeing. Occasionally, a critic will add his or her two cents to the mix.
Written by an architect and instructor who remembers well the fog of his own student days, 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School provides valuable guideposts for navigating the design studio and other classes in the architecture curriculum.
Lego makes the list again with their fantastic Architecture range. If your architect loved lego as a kid, or still does – I’m sure they would appreciate one of these to keep them entertained and out of trouble on Christmas day! A huge range to choose from.