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.


Forward thinking monthly architectural magazine from Japan which tackles a diverse range of themes, movements and discussions in the fields of architecture and urbanism. Each issue is comprehensively illustrated and accompanied by plans, maps, sections and details.

El Croquis

El Croquis is one of the most prestigious architectural magazines in the world. The leading international architects choose it as their showcase. The leading international architects choose it as their showcase. The volumes dedicated to the Pritzker Prize names like OMA Rem Koolhaas , Kazuyo Sejima , Herzog & de Meuron , Alvaro Siza or Rafael Moneo , are considered their respective oeuvre complète . For emerging architects, being published by The Sketch is a target in itself.


FRAME magazine is a magazine devoted to interior design, architecture, product design and exhibition design based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The magazine was first published in 1997 by Frame Publishers and have about 6 issues a year.

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