We are glad to announce that the ESL library is gradually gaining shape. We will keep our members posted of new arrivals regularly, but meanwhile everyone is welcome to read the following books and latest magazine issues.

El Croquis 179 - 180 SANAA 2011 - 2015

SANAA (Sejima and Nishizawa and Associates) takes centre stage in this special edition, which focuses on the past four years of the

El Croquis 177 - 178 LACATON & VASSAL 1993 - 2015

This instalment of the magazine is dedicated to the work of Paris-based architects Lacaton & Vassal. Covering more than two decades

Frame #104 May/Jun 2015

Three words say it all: tech takes over. Retail is now a hybrid of digital and physical environments. Physical stores are crossing

Architecture of Use: Aesthetics and Function in Architectural Design

Stephen Grabow, Kent Spreckelmeyer By analyzing ten examples of buildings that embody the human experience at an extraordinary level,

The Embodied Image: Imagination and Imagery in Architecture

Juhani Pallasmaa All artistic and architectural effects are evoked, mediated and experienced through poeticised images. These images

Japan-Ness in Architecture

Toshiko Mori, Arata Isozaki Japanese architect Arata Isozaki sees buildings not as dead objects but as events that encompass the


Detail is the international professional journal for architecture and construction details. Each issue deals with a specific aspect

Frame #102 Jan/Feb 2015

Frame is the world’s leading interior design publication. Since its launch in 1997, the magazine has remained faithful to its mission:

Frame #103 Mar/Apr 2015

Colour is something of a design enigma. Few know exactly how to apply it; many don't dare to try. For some it comes 'naturally' so

El Croquis 176: Eduardo Souto de Moura 2009 - 2014

This special issue reviews sixteen recent projects by Eduardo Souto de Moura, who was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2011. Notably diverse,

Frame #101 Nov/Dec 2014

With Frame's centennial issue now behind us, we embark upon the next hundred issues by asking 'is this a fad, or is it the future?' The