Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand


Have you ever wondered how the ideas behind the world’s greatest architectural designs came about? What process does an architect go through to design buildings which become world-renowned for their excellence?

This book reveals the secrets behind these buildings. He asks you to ‘read’ the building and understand its starting point by analyzing its final form. Through the gradual revelations made by an understanding of the thinking behind the form, you learn a unique methodology which can be used every time you look at any building.

  • Taylor and Francis; February 2010
  • ISBN: 9781136955051
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand
  • Author: Simon Unwin
  • Imprint: Routledge

In The Press

"Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand is simply an excellent book. Truly a perfect text for students of architecture and professionals alike….or simply those interested in getting a taste of amazingly diverse language of architecture."Erik Villagomez, Spacing Magazine

About The Author

Simon Unwin is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of Dundee, UK. He has lived in the UK and Australia, and taught or lectured on his work in China, Israel, India, Sweden, Turkey and the US. His previous books, including Analysing Architecture, are used in schools of architecture around the world.