José Aragüez recently published The Building, a book resulting from an international discursive project he led. Contributors include Princeton University School of Architecture Dean Mónica Ponce de León, faculty Stan Allen, Michael Meredith, and Alejandro Zaera-Polo, as well as alumni Mark Campbell, Mary McLeod, Stephen Philips, Amanda Reeser Lawrence, Rafi Segal, Sarah Whiting, and Michael Young.
About The Building, Lars Müller Publishers explains, "For nearly fifty years 'the building' has primarily been viewed as a means rather than an end within architectural history and theory. This volume presents an alternative to that trend by reconceiving it as a central discursive category in its own right. Contributors—including architects and academics from world-renowned institutions—offer insightful discussions of key architectural structures conceived in Europe, Asia, and the U.S.A. over the last three decades. In doing so they propel architectural thinking’s importance as a domain of knowledge. Further, in exploring those structures through a number of questions both intra- and meta-disciplinary, this book suggests ways in which buildings can trigger conceptual frameworks whose influence extends well beyond architecture. A balanced text-to-image ratio caters to readers in both practice and academia."