If you like magazines, then you'll love this: the New Yorker, celebrating their recent redesign, have made their archive free for a limited period only. And, making up for their hiatus as they wait for a redesign of their own, Places Journal has gone to the effort of rounding up the best architecture reads from the last few years. Here are our top three:
- High Rise, an irresistible profile of Bjarke Ingels from 2012 which reveals Ingels' famed mischievous side but also his outright ambition (apparently his reaction to the Pritzker Prize announcements is usually "Why not me?")
- The Psychology of Space, a profile of Snøhetta from early last year that details their work on the Oslo Opera House, The National September 11 Memorial Museum and in Times Square, and how they aim to create architecture that is "like a sheepdog at a party."
- and A Life-Altering Sock Drawer, a hilarious account of a writer whose chance encounter with Richard Rogers' super-tidy sock drawer caused her to re-evaluate some basic principles about organization.