Friday, January 22, 2010


Looking at this week's WAN BOOKS the cover of Eco Structures by Gianpaolo Sprito and Antonino Terranova struck me as quite familiar. Immediately I thought of Green Architecture by James Wines, published ten years earlier by Taschen. Both seem to find the Jean Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center in New Caledonia by Renzo Piano Building Workshop as the defining example of sustainably responsible architecture. Or at least the sexiest.


Trying to find Eco Structures on, it appears that the US release will have a different cover, what looks to be the Eden Project in Cornwall, England by Grimshaw Architects.