Have you been wondering what books every architecture student should read? The following books are recommendations and suggestions from myself, and the First In Architecture Community. We have put together a selection of books that we feel are a great read whether you are an architecture student or professional, we hope that some of these books would be a welcome additional to your library.
I love books, and certainly collect them way faster than I read them. Having a varied reference point though is valuable, and I find myself reaching for my bookshelves constantly as I work on different projects.
Thinking Architecture – Peter Zumthor
The Architecture of Happiness – Alain de Botton
Experiencing Architecture – Steen Eiler Rasmussen
Towards a New Architecture – Le Corbusier
Analysing Architecture – Simon Unwin
Twenty Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand – Simon Unwin
The Language of Architecture – Simitch and Warke
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Fundamentals, Construction & Technology
Architects Pocket Book – Baden Powell
Metric Handbook, Planning and Design Data – Littlefield
Modern Construction Handbook
Building Regulations In Brief – Tricker and Alford
The Environmental Design Pocketbook – Sofie Pelsmakers
Architecture – Form, Space and Order – Francis D.K Ching (or anything by Francis Ching)
Architectural Graphics – Francis D.K Ching
That wraps up the books that we selected for new architecture students that will help get them set up for their architecture careers. If you think I have missed anything, please comment below – I would love to hear what books have inspired you!