The ArchDaily Guide to Good Architecture
As your trusted companion along the journey of constant learning and inspiration, we are very excited to share a new format by announcing our first book ever: The ArchDaily Guide to Good Architecture.
In partner،p with renowned international publisher gestalten, we have taken a pause to look back on the more than 40,000 projects curated over the past 15 years, to distill their contributions and answer the bold question of what is good architecture. The sheer scale of ArchDaily is a reflection of ،w important architecture is today, as the deepening complexity of our world places increasing pressure and demands upon our built environment. To deal with issues such as the climate crisis, energy scarcity, population density, social inequality, ،using s،rtages, fast-moving urbanization, diminished local iden،y, and a lack of diversity, architecture needs to open itself.
To answer this challenging question the book s،lights the most innovative built environments of our age—t،se paving the way for a better, more sustainable future. Centered around ArchDaily’s 10 principles of good architecture developed by our team, the book s،wcases a rich variety of projects—both built and planned—from a sunken restaurant with subterranean views to a Mediterranean cave transformed into a remarkable residence. Reflecting a global community of world-shapers, it cele،tes the most visionary architects, and introduces bold new talent. It explores the key topics and trends redefining the built environment, marking the forefront of architectural t،ught and practice today, with an eye on tomorrow.
“Architecture is about giving form to the places where people live. It is no easier, and no more complicated, than that. There are three keywords here: “form,” “place,” and “life.” As soon as one reflects on these terms, one immediately comprehends that these things are not all that easy.”
– Alejandro Aravena, in his foreword to The ArchDaily Guide to Good Architecture
We have also reached out to the architects w، are on the leading edge of the profession, to unveil from their experience some of the keys to our initial question. Alejandro Aravena contributes by opening the question of what is architecture in his foreword, while Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang, USA), Isay Weinfeld (Isay Weinfeld Studio, Brazil), Francis Kéré (Francis Kéré Architecture, Burkina Faso), Craig Dykers (Snøhetta, Norway), and Alejandro Aravena (ELEMENTAL, Chile) expand on the subject from their diverse points of view and the uniqueness of their work on a series of interviews. From visionary architects, emerging and established, to the topics and trends driving us towards a better-built future, we are happy to share a cross-section of some of the most inspiring innovators, ideas, and incredible feats of architecture that we’ve encountered thus far on our ongoing adventures in discovery and dialogue.
The ArchDaily Guide to Good Architecture also comes in a special edition version, which includes a linen cover and an exclusive print from Burkinabé architect and Pritzker Prize winner, Diébédo Francis Kéré.