Prince Charles, long an advocate of sustainability in architecture—including the use of natural building materials and the planting of organic gardens, but very conservative on the aesthetic side, preferring the Tudor era to the Bauhaus—has unveiled what Building Design calls an "experimental eco-house" that will soon go on display in England. The project was produced by the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment.
Paul Virilio's classic book of wartime architectural history, Bunker Archeology, is finally back in print with a fantastic new edition from Princeton Architectural Press. The book had taken on the feel of something like an urban legend—something of which many had heard but few had directly experienced—so it's good to get our hands on a copy.
John Briscella, a Philadelphian now earning his Masters in "Urban Strategies" in Vienna—surely one of the most interesting degree titles out there—has put together a new journal with pages consisting entirely of lightly printed street grids from different cities around the world.
The Idler's Glossary by Joshua Glenn and Mark Kingwell, designed and illustrated by Seth, came out this month from Biblioasis. With a trim size perfect for fitting into your pocket to read during a long day of non-work at the park, The Idler's Glossary is your terminological introduction to how best to kill time.
I'll be heading to Reno later this week to speak at the upcoming Art + Environment Conference hosted by the Nevada Museum of Art, from October 2-4–so if any Dwell readers are in the area, please consider stopping by! It should be a lot of fun, and there will be some familiar faces on stage.
BLDGBLOG has long been one of our favorite websites for architectural conjecture, left-field landscapes, and dispatches from the bleeding edge of the built world, so much so that we brought author Geoff Manaugh onboard as a senior editor. Now Luddites and linkers alike can revel in Manaugh’s singular weltanschauung as the BLDGBLOG Book, in all its Smythe-sewn perfection, hits bookstores nationwide.