Some of these links are to inspire you, while others to inform you about ideas, history etc. Some are just a great resource in case you are stuck while others will push you out of your comfort zone.

Books/films are important, some will stay with you for the rest of your professional life.

This is by far not an exclusive list, they are just the beginning…


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Aires Mateus, El Croquis, 2011

Alvar Aalto, Complete Works, 1990

Alvar Aalto Houses, Jetsonen & Jetsonen, 2011

Archigram, Architecture without Architecture, Simon Sadler, 2005

Architecture as Space, Bruno Zevi, 1957 (Excerpt)

Architectural Drawing, David Dernie, 2010

Barefoot Architect, Johan van Lengen, 2007

Building Skins, Christian Schittich, 2006

Collage City, Colin Rowe Fred Koetter, 1978

Construction Drawings and Details: Basic Skills,  Kilmer&Kilmer, 2003

Cotters and Squatters, Colin Ward, 2004

Crit – An Architectural Student’s Handbook, 2000

Delirious New York, Rem Koolhaas, 1994

Design through Making, Bob Sheil, 2005

Drawing, A Motive Force of Architecture, Peter Cook, 2014

Drawing Futures, Allen, Pearson, 2016

El Croquis 73: Zaha Hadid

El Croquis 72: Enric Miralles

Experiencing Architecture, Steen Eiler Rasmussen, 1959

Flesh, Diller Scofidio, 1996

Housing: An Anarchist Approach, Colin Ward, 1976

In Detail: Building Simply, Christian Schittich, 2001

In Praise of Shadows, Junichiro Tanizari, 1977

Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino, 1972

Japan : Its Architecture, Art, And Art Manufactures, Christopher Dresser, 1882

Le Corbusier, Elements of a Synthesis, Stanislaus von Moos, 1982

Le Corbusier in Detail, 2007

Learning from Las Vegas, Ventrui, Brown, 1972

Lessons for Students of Architecture, Herman Herzberger, 2005

Life: a Users Manual, George Perec

Manhattan transcripts, Bernhard Tschumi, 1994

Metric Handbook, Pamela Buxton, 2015

Modern Architecture – A Critical History, Kenneth Frampton

OMA Rem Koolhaas, El Croquis, 2006

Pamphlet Architecture 28, Augmented Landscapes, Smout Allen, 2014

Pamphlet Architecture 19, Reading Drawing Architecture, Michael Silver, 2015

Peter Zumthor: Building Projects

Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard, 1958

Seven Lamps of Architecture, John Ruskin, 1889

Sexulaity & Space, Beatriz Colomina, 1992

Space, Time and Architecture, Siegfried Gideon, 1941

Species of Spaces, George Perec

The Art of Japanese Joinery, Kiyosi Seiki, 1977

The Eyes of the Skin, Juhani Pallasmaa, 2013

The Modern Lanuage of Architecture, Bruno Zevi, 1978

The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture, Pier Vittorio Aureli, 2011

Theory and Design in the First Machine Age, Rayner Benham, 1960

Thinking Architecture, Peter Zumthor, 2005

Towards a New Architecture, Le Corbusier, 1923

Understanding Architecture Through Drawing, Brian Edwards, 2008

Ways of Seeing, John Berger, 1972

10 Books on Architecture, Vitruvius Pollio



Barcelona Pavillion, Mies van der Rohe, 1929

Bordeaux House, OMA, 1998

Cabanon, Le Corbusier, 1951

Casa Sperimentale, Giuseppe Perugini, Uga de Plaissant, 1968

Charred Cedar House, Terunobu Fujimori, 2007

E-1027, Eileen Gray, 1929

Eames House, Ray and Charles Eames, 1949

Falling Water, Frank Lloyd Wright, 1937

Farnsworth House, Mies van der Rohe, 1931

Hopkins House, Hopkins Architects, 1976

House NA, Sou Fujimoto, 2011

Isokon, Wells Coats, 1934

Maison de Verre, Pierre Charreau, 1928

Melnikov House, Konstantin Melnikov, 1929

Muuratsalo Experimental House, Alvar Aalto, 1954

Rogers House, Richard Rogers, 1969

Schroeder House, Gerrit Rietveld, 1924

Suzuki House, Bolles Wilson, 1993

Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright, 1923

Trufa, Anton Garcia-Abril Ensable Studio, 2010

Vanna Venturi House, Robert Venturi, 1950

Villa le Lac, Le Corbusier, 1923

Villa Mairea, Alvar Aalto, 1939

Villa Savoy, Le Corbusier, 1931

Villa Tugendhat, Mies van der Rohe, 1930

Walmer Yard, Peter Salter, 2016

Wall House John Heyduk, 1985

Willow Road, Erno Goldfinger, 1939



Atelier 5, Halen

BKK3, Sargfabrik, 1992

Ricardo Bofill, Kafka Castle, 1968

Ricardo Bofill, Xanadu, 1971

Ricardo Bofill, La Muralla Roja, 1973

Ricardo Bofill, Walden 7, 1974

Steven Holl, Void Space Housing, Fukuoka, 1991

Le Corbusier, Unite d’Habitation, Marseilles, 1952

Jean Nouvel, Nemausus, 1988

OMA, Nexus Housing Fukuoka, 1991

Frei Otto, Treehouse, 1987

Hans Requat and Harry Glück, Alt-Erlaa, 1986

Walter Segal, Walters Way, 1977

Bruno Taut, Hufeisensiedlung, 1920



Bow Wow Architects

Giancarlo de Carlo



EMBT Barcelona

Ensamble Studio

Flores Prats Studio

Miguel Fisac

Sou Fujimoto

Vittorio Giorgini

Pancho Guedes

Herzog De Meuron

Anupama Kundoo

Lacaton Vassal

Julien Lampens

Rahul Mehrotra

Luigi Moretti

Agustin Hernandez Navarro

Overtreters W

Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Raumlabor Berlin

Jean Renaudie

Raj Rewal

Rural Studio

Tezuka Architects

Alam Wexler



My Architect – A son’s Journey (Nathaniel Kahn about his father Louis Kahn, 2003

Sketches of Frank Gehry, 2005

Rem Koolhaas: Houselife – Interview with Filmmakers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine

Sou Fujimoto takes the Build Your Own Pavilion Challenge

Terunobu Fujimori’s Floating Tea House


Ken Isaac, Living Structures


August 19, 2018