Higher education: book reviews
Some extra reading on university design
By Katy Lee
Design Media Publishing, 256pp, £28
Examining a diverse range of more than 40 international university and college building projects, this book aims to provide
the architect with a comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of higher education design requirements.
University Planning and Architecture: The Search for Perfection
By Jonathan Coulson, Paul Roberts, Isabelle Taylor
Routledge, 263pp, £75
Architects, development practitioners and designers are working in a global environment, and issues such as environmental and cultural sustainability matter more than ever. This book provides a blueprint for developing architectural practices based on reciprocal working methods.
By Herman Herbtzberger
010, 2011, 80pp, £27
Herman Hertzberger details the work of his studio Architectuurstudio HH at NHL University in the Netherlands; updating the university’s original infrastructure — designed in
1984 by Abe Bonnema — to meet the needs of a modern higher educational institution.
Today’s Educational Facilities
By Carles Broto
Links International, 300pp, £55
Featuring more than 100 buildings, landscapes and products nominated by an international roster of influential architects and designers, as well as critics, curators and writers, this book offers a definitive survey of sustainable design and architecture from around the world.