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VOLUME 61: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GUIDES

VOLUME 61: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GUIDES

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Publisher: Archis ISBN: 9789077966716.  Format: softcover,   200 x 270 mm, 116pp.

With 64 guides spread throughout the 68 pages of the issue, 'The Ultimate Guide to Guides' helps architects and designers to navigate the immediate future of their profession and reflect on the role of guides, manuals and tutorials today.

Architecture’s origins can be found in humbly noted scriptures produced around the globe in which authors tried to instruct readers how to build shelter, worship, fight and resist. This issue is dedicated to reinventing this original pragmatism and applying it to fields where we collectively struggle to make progress: how do we become more fair, more sustainable in design and beyond? Put more popular: how to have impact?

This ultimate guide to guides collects and discusses guides that could help architects and designers steer through the immediate future of the profession: how we make money, deal with demolition, can learn to become circular, facilitate inclusivity, work on peace, in part by discovering the design of tyranny, evolve from monocultural agriculture, rethink the legacy of the standards we all have come adhere too, and publish them on YouTube.

With contributions by Andrea Mologni, Anna-Maria Meister, Arjen Oosterman,Clemens Driessen, Dongmei Yao, Floris Schiferli, Irma Boom Office, James Westcott, Lenora Ditzler, Lilet Breddels, Maarten Gielen, Manfredo di Robilant, Mangaliso Kgosi Ngcobo, Marieke van den Heuvel, Nicholas Korody, Radek Sidun, Rem Koolhaas, Stephan Petermann, Tanner Merkeley, Theo Deutinger, and Zhu Pei.

Volume #61 is accompanied by an insert by students and researchers from the Masters of Arts in Interior program by HEAD in Geneve called Entering the Room in which they explore virtual reality and its relationship with the indoors. It includes interviews with Marina Otero Verzier, Ben Schouten, and Alexander Walmsley, amidst sci-fi renders of our future virtual encounters.