Cities Without Ground: A Hong Kong Guidebook by Adam Frampton, Jonathan D Solomon and Clara Wong.
Axonometric maps revealing Hong Kong’s multi-layered elevated walkways, ramps, elevators and infrastructure interchanges. Definitely enbiggen.
(read more on the guardian and randomwire)
Best advice I’ve ever read.
Amazon (UK) / Amazon (US)
Had I not found this book in Waterstones two days before my history and theory deadline in my first year, I may not have completed the year. Our library only has so many volumes on the Bauhaus.
OMA/Rem Koolhaas, Parc de La Villette, Paris, France, 1982
Not seen this colouring before. It’s as if they were pre-empting Tschumi’s winning proposal.
From a portfolio website called Ain’t Life Grand, where I also found this. Now defunct. So source unknown, I suppose.
(Update - found the source: We Shall See)
Waiting for the River | Observatorium
Hallelujah I re-discovered this project, which is basically my current project. Nice to reference your (subconscious) sources!
100 Maverick Postcards by Alan Fletcher
This cover is wrapped around the outside of a wooden box containing postcards of Fletcher’s designs. Required ownage for design-related persons.
(It’s printed on newsprint so it’s yellowed like crazy since I got it four years ago. Scanned and shared for posterity.)
Drawings of the conference and concert halls of Chartres Business Park (unbuilt) by Bernard Tschumi, in Event-Cities: Praxis