Architecture and design books in the Red Dot Shop
The term “architecture” comes from the Latin for “architect” which means “master builder”. The name alone quickly makes clear that it is about more than just building. In truth, it relates to a real master craft. The core of architecture is not about constructing buildings but about the holistic design approach behind those buildings. Like good design, good architecture is characterised by a successful mix of aesthetic and functional aspects.
In the Red Dot Shop you will find many interesting books online that show in an impressive manner how closely design and architecture are related. These intuitive works will give you the opportunity to find out about the different facets and areas of application of contemporary architecture.
The many faces of architecture
Architecture is diverse. On the one hand it involves individual structures, residential buildings, public institutions and similar spaces which obtain a formal independence by means of their well-executed design while at the same time adapting to their use a best possible.
Another aspect that is inextricably linked to architecture is urban development. This is because ultimately many architects not only create individual buildings but often also participate in the (re)design of public spaces in the form of squares, building complexes or entire neighbourhoods. A uniform idea and a consistent design approach create a harmonious overall picture and influence the atmosphere in a city. At the end of the day, this is also were the cultural background becomes clear. For example, books like Barcelona, Architecture & Design and Beijing, Architecture & Design use impressive images and concise texts to produce a varied picture of the local architecture, thus providing insight into special national features in the world of design.
Unconventional and even crazy architecture and interior design is presented in the book Crazy Places, which shows the unusual and exclusive side to the discipline.
This field also includes the area of interior design. Here, too, design is based on the type of use. Yet at the same time interior design shapes the living experience linked to the space. Interesting inspiration for interior design can be found in the Living - Red Dot Design Yearbook. In spaces accessed by the public or used commercially, it makes sense not to limit oneself to individual elements but instead to work with complete design concepts. For example, the book Club Design provides transparent ideas of how these might look.
Architecture at Red Dot
Admittedly Red Dot cannot offer you entire buildings. But our online shop does contain a range of interesting books that will give you unique insights into the world of architecture. The works with their relevant and expressive images provide stimulating reading and new impetus for experts and non-experts alike.
Simply take a look online in our original Red Dot Shop and order inspiring books on the world of architecture with free delivery within Germany for orders of EUR 50 or more.