To help you catch up on your reading this summer, we’ve gathered a fine crop of new titles.
Ronald Rael, founder of Eartharchitecture.org, shows that building with our most basic indigenous material is still a viable practice in Earth Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, $24.95), which documents more than 40 modern-era buildings constructed using myriad earth-building techniques in new, creative ways.
From Mediterranean cave dwellings to American Shaker houses, Buildings Without Architects: A Global Guide to Everyday Architecture (Rizzoli New York, $22.50) by John May explores everyday buildings made from local materials by local practitioners to meet the practical, cultural, aesthetic, and environmental needs of their occupants.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House (Marquand Books, $19.99) celebrates the centennial of Wright’s quintessential Prairie home with new and historical photography, and descriptive captions provided by Robie House restorers.
The Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access’ Inclusive Housing: A Pattern Book, Design for Diversity and Equality (W.W. Norton & Co., $39.95) offers an urbanist approach to designing accessible housing and communities while achieving rigorous design goals. —
other new titles:
Miami Architecture: An AIA Guide Featuring Downtown, the Beaches, and Coconut Grove, by Allan T. Shulman, FAIA, Randall C. Robinson Jr., and James F. Donnelly (University Press of Florida, $29.95).
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson: The Nature of Circumstance, with a foreword by Glenn Murcutt (ORO editions, $95).
Peter Rose: Houses, including an introduction by William Morgan and foreword by José Rafael Moneo (Princeton Architectural Press, $40).
Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction, Second Edition, by the American Institute of Architects, Dennis J. Hall, FAIA, and Nina M. Giglio, Assoc. AIA (John Wiley & Sons, $199).
BNIM Architects: DEEP, by Andrew Payne, featuring an introduction by Steve McDowell (ORO editions, $50).
Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects: Selected Projects, by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects (Images Publishing, $85).
Live + Work: Modern Homes and Offices, The Southern California Architecture of Shubin + Donaldson, with a foreword by Thom Mayne and introduction by Joseph Giovannini (ORO editions, $60).
Natural Houses: The Residential Architecture of Andersson-Wise, by Arthur Andersson and Chris Wise (Princeton Architectural Press, $40).
Rematerial: From Waste to Architecture, by Alejandro Bahamón and Maria Camila Sanjinés (W.W. Norton & Co., $49.95).