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Holiday Trading Hours


Like everyone else, the team at The Architect's Bookshop are looking forward to a couple of days rest over this busy holiday period. We will be maintaining our regular opening hours for the most part, but will be closed on the 25th, 26th and 31st of December along with the 1st of January. Many thanks to all our fantastic customers for their continued support in 2019. We're looking forward to a bigger and better 2020.

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Staff Christmas Wish List #4: Nick


Next up for recommendations this week is Nick! Nick is currently finishing his Masters of Architecture at USYD and is particularly interested in how design, landscape and construction come together to create truly poetic architecture. If this sounds like you the books below should probably be on your list too:   1. Carlo Scarpa and Castelvecchio Revisted Adding to what was an already impressive first publication Richard Murphy's longstanding passion for Scarpa's work, particularly Castelvecchio, shines through in this book. Even a quick flick through will have you itching for a trip to Verona. 2. In Praise of Shadows Originally published back...

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Staff Christmas Wish List #3: Ellie


Third on our list for Christmas wishes is Ellie - Ellie is an interior architecture student interested in sustainable and inclusive design for our future cities. Here are her picks this Christmas… 1. Non-Referential Architecture This important publication frames the needs for the future of architecture by outlining seven key principles, all of which encourage forward striving, participatory and innovative design solutions that work to create socially and culturally valuable buildings. A must-have for every architect! 2. Olafur Eliasson in Real Life A wonderful compilation of the work of Olafur Eliasson. Including his own conversations with architects, anthropologists, psychologists and...

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Staff Christmas Wish List #2: Noah


Next up on our Christmas countdown is Noah - Noah is a student and aspiring architect, he is passionate about design and architecture and has a soft spot for Scandinavian and humanitarian architecture. More likely than most to be on the good list this year, here is what Noah's asking for... 1. New Nordic Houses This fantastic hardcover book is an incredible collection of nordic architecture and has enough images to get lost in for hours. The pages feature a range of works and plenty of leading architects including one of my personal favourites, Reiulf Ramstad Architects. 2. Design for Good John Cary's 'Design for...

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Staff Christmas Wish List #1: Tom


As we begin to roll deeper into December, we will be taking a moment to see what the staff of The Architect's Bookshop are asking Santa for this year. First up is Tom, an interior architect by training and a fan of 20th century vernacular architecture. Assuming he's on the good list this year, here is what Tom is asking for... 1. Residential Masterpieces 29: MLTW - The Sea Ranch Set in a northern Californian idyll, the Sea Ranch has always been entranced me with its humble architectures that melt into the landscape. The beautiful large format photos of GA's Residential Masterpieces capture...

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