Book Review: Architecture is Life

Architecture is Life
Architecture is Life

Architecture is Life edited by Mohsen Mostafavi is a compilation of  selected works for the Master Jury of the prestigious AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.

The Award Committee have the belief in their mind that Architecture can transform human lives and that is reflected on the selected projects addressed in the book. The projects are richly illustrated, clearly stated through a fact sheet and easy to comprehend. Projects highlighted are classified into different categories such as Craft, Conservation, Infrastructure, Institution, Resilience etc.

Numerous essay with supporting photographs describe how architecture interacts with daily life and culture of people.Each of the shortlisted project shows what our understanding of the design can do.

Editor Mostafavi describes that the Award makes such a strong case for the Architecture as the setting for life, and hence the dictum and title of this book, Architecture is Life.

ISBN 978-3-03778-378-8,

More details can be found here:

http://www.lars-mueller-publishers.com/en/architecture-of-life-aga-khan-awar-for-architecture-2013

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