8 Must-Read Architecture and Design Books This Summer – Azure Magazine

National Museum of Qatar by Philip JodidioLast year saw a bumper crop of impressive museum unveilings — David Adjaye’s Ruby City in Texas, Addenda Architects’ Bauhaus Museum Dessau — but the most spectacular had to be the National Museum of Qatar. Jean Nouvel’s sprawling “desert rose,” an 11-gallery masterpiece composed of hundreds of interlaced disks, […]

Kiruna, Forever Changing

The forced relocation of the northernmost city in Sweden is more than a gigantic architectural project. It is also a test for a society at the crossroads. (Places Journal – Gideon Fink Shapiro) Another key work, Global Kiruna, tracks the journey of iron ore, via trains and ships and factories, from the depths of the […]

The book TORRE REFORMA is a 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2019 winner

This survey of book design represents perhaps the longest-standing legacy in American graphic design. Beginning in 1923, the Fifty Books of the Year competition was a yearly mainstay of AIGA. As dust jackets became more common, covers were added to the competition. From 2012–2018 Design Observer hosted the competition with AIGA through a joint venture. […]

Wallpaper: Art in a virtual reality: the platforms bringing culture home

Got Your Back livens up the working from home environment With online business meetings surging in popularity, Dutch creative agency Staat has gathered a group of established and emerging creatives to create virtual backdrops, available to use for free in a wide range of video conference applications such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams. We’re particularly fond […]