Rationalisme des Origines

ABC. Beiträge Zum Bauen. 1924-1928. 

Bucci, Federico. Albert Kahn: Architect of Ford. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1993.

Bürklin, Thorsten, and Jürgen Reichardt. Albert Kahn’s Industrial Architecture: Form Follows Performance. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2019. 

Cohen, Jean-Louis. Le Corbusier Et La Mystique De L’URSS: Théories Et Projets Pour Moscou, 1928-1936. Bruxelles: Mardaga, 1987. 

Derwig, Jan, and Erik Mattie. Functionalism in the Netherlands. Amsterdam: Architectura & Natura, 1995. 

Giedion, Sigfried. Mechanization Takes Command: A Contribution to Anonymous History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 

Ginzburg, Moisei, Ivan Leonidov & Nikolai S. Kuzmin. “New translations from Contemporary Architecture”, The Journal of Architecture, 22:3, (2017): 584-628. 

Gozak, Andrei and Andrei Leonidov. Ivan Leonidov: The Complete Works. New York: Rizzoli, 1988. 

Hilberseimer, Ludwig. Groszstadt Architektur. Stuttgart: Verlag Julius Hoffmann, 1927. 

Hilberseimer, Ludwig. Metropolisarchitecture and Selected Essays. New York: GSAPP, Columbia University, 2012.

Köhler, Daniel. The Mereological City: A Reading of the Works of Ludwig Hilberseimer. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2016. 

Le Corbusier. Ville Radieuse. Paris: Editions de l’Architecture D’aujourd’hu, 1933. 

Le Corbusier. Zwei Wohnhäuser Von Le Corbusier Und Pierre Jeanneret,ed. Alfred Roth. Stuttgart: Wedekind, 1927.

Mantero, Enrico. “La progettazione architettonica e la storia dell’architettura. Scritti del gruppo 7” in Giuseppe Terragni E La Città Del Razionalismo Italiano. Bari: Dedalo, 1969, 57-113. 

Mertins, Detlef. G: An Avant-Garde Journal of Art, Architecture, Design, and Film, 1923-1926. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2010, 101-198. 

Pfammatter, Ulrich. “Razionalismo”: Italienische Architekten 1927-1942. Die Vier Schriften Des “Gruppo 7”. Braunschweig: Vieweg, 1990. 

SA Sovremennaja Arkhitektura 1926-1930. 

Sharp, Dennis. The Rationalists: Theory and Design in the Modern Movement. London: Architectural Press, 1978. 

Steele, James, and Panos Kulermos. 20th Century European Rationalism. London: Academy Editions, 1995. 

Tafuri, Manfredo.  “‘Radical’ Architecture and the City” in Architecture and Utopia: Design and Capitalist Development. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1976, 104-123. 

Taylor, Frederick Winslow. The Principles of Scientific Management. New York: Norton Library, 1967.

Rationalisme Incomplet 

Aureli, Pier Vittorio, Kaye Geipel and Kersten Geers. Atelier Kempe Thill. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2012.

Aureli, Pier Vittorio. Dogma: 11 Projects. London: Architectural Association, 2013. 

Bonfanti, Ezio. Architettura Razionale. Milano: Franco Angeli, 1973. 

Branzi, Andrea. No-Stop City: Residential Parkings: Climatic Universal Sistem. Orléans: Editions Hyx, 2006. 

Branzi, Andrea. Weak and Diffuse Modernity: The World of Projects at the Beginning of the 21st Century. Milano: Skira, 2006. 

Constant. New Babylon. To Us, Liberty, ed. Laura Stamps. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2016. 

Druot, Frédéric, Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal. Les Grands Ensembles De Logements, Territoire D’exception. Barcelona: Gustavo Gili, 2007. 

Gargiani, Roberto, and Beatrice Lampariello. Le Monument Continu De Superstudio: Excès Du Rationalisme & Stratégie Du Refus. Paris: Éditions B2, 2019. 

Gargiani, Roberto. Archizoom Associati, 1966-1974: De La Vague Pop à La Surface Neutre. Milan: Electa, 2007. 

Gargiani, Roberto. Inside No-Stop City.Paris: Editions B2, 2017.

Lacaton, Anne and Jean-Philippe Vassal. Freedom of Use. Cambridge Mass: Sternberg Press, 2015.

OFFICE – KGDVS. “Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen” in A+U, 12 = no.591 (2019). 

Peckham, Andrew. “Rationalist Traces” in AD, 77 (2007) 5 = Profile no. 189 (2007). 

Schaik, Marinus Jan Hendrikus van. Exit Utopia: Architectural Provocations 1956-76. Munich: Prestel, 2005. 

Superstudio. “Twelve Cautionary Tales for Christmas” in Architectural Design, N. 12 (1971): 737-742.

Xaveer De Geyter Architects. After-sprawl: Research for the Contemporary City. Rotterdam: NAi Publishers, 2002. 

Plateformes et Barres 

Koolhaas, Rem. “Bigness or the Problem of Large” in S,M,L,XL. Monacelli Press: New York, 1995, 494–417.

Koolhaas, Rem. “Exodus” in S,M,L,XL. Monacelli Press: New York, 2-21.

Koolhaas, Rem. “How Perfect Perfection Can Be: The Creation of Rockefeller Center” in Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. New York: Monacelli Press, 1994, 161-234. 

Le Corbusier. “Brazilian Corollary…Which is Also Uruguayan” in Precisions on the Present State of Architecture and City Planning. Zurich: Park Books, 2015, 233-245. 

Site Inc. Highrise of Homes. New York: Rizzoli, 1982.

Plan Libre/ Typical Plan

Aureli, Pier Vittorio. “Architecture for Barbarians: Ludwig Hilberseimer and the Rise of the Generic City” in AA Files, no. 63 (2011): 3-18. 

Duffy, Frank. Office Landscaping: A New Approach to Office Planning. London: Anbar, 1969.

Frejlachová, Kateřina. Steel Cities: The Architecture of Logistics in Central and Eastern Europe. Prague: Gallery Park Books, 2019.

Koolhaas, Rem. “Typical Plan” in S,M,L,XL. Monacelli Press: New York, 336–350. 

Kuo, Jeannette. A-Typical Plan: Projects and Essays on Identity, Flexibility, and Atmosphere in the Office Building. Zurich: Park Books, 2013. 

Le Corbusier. “Ou En Est L’architecture?” in L’Architecture Vivante, N° Automne-hiver – (1927): 7-25.

Le Corbusier. “Techniques Are the Very Basis of Poetry They Open a New Cycle in Architecture (II Lecture)” in Precisions on the Present State of Architecture and City Planning. Zurich: Park Books, 2015, 35-66. 

Le Corbusier. “The Plan of The Modern House (V Lecture)” in Precisions on the Present State of Architecture and City Planning. Zurich: Park Books, 2015, 123-139. 

Le Corbusier. Zwei Wohnhäuser Von Le Corbusier Und Pierre Jeanneret,ed. Alfred Roth. Stuttgart: Wedekind, 1927.

LeCavalier, Jesse. The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016. 

Marullo, Francesco. “Architecture and Revolution. The typical Plan as Index of Generic” in The City as a Project, ed. Pier Vittorio Aureli. Berlin: Ruby Press, 2013, 216-260. 

Neumann, Dietrich. “Mies’s Concrete Office Building and Its Common Acquaintance” in AA Files, no. 74 (2017): 70-84. Accessed September 11, 2020. 

OMA, Chung Judy Chuihua and Tae-Wook Cha. Project on the City 2. Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping. Köln: Taschen, 2001. 

Risselada, Max. Raumplan Versus Plan Libre. Delft: Delftse Universitaire Pers, 1987.

Ross, Philip. “Typology: Offices” in The Architectural Review Online, 2012, 

Rumpfhuber, Andreas. Architektur immaterieller. Arbeit. Berlin: Verlag Turia + Kant. 2013. 

Stankard, Mark. “Re-Covering Mies Van Der Rohe’s Weissenhof: The Ultimate Surface” in Journal of Architectural Education (1984-)55, no. 4 (2002): 247-256.


Ábalos, Iñaki. “Warhol at The Factory: from Freudo-marxist communes to the New York loft” in The Good Life. Zürich: Park Books, 2017, 133-166. 

Banham, Reyner. “Ateliers d’artiste: Paris studio houses and the modern movement” in Architectural Review; vol. 120, n° 715, (1956): 75-79. 

De Monchaux, Nicholas. “The Death and Life of Gordon Matta-Clark” in AA Files, no. 74 (2017): 183-99. 


Eisenman, Peter. “Aspects of Modernism: Maison Dom-ino and the Self-Referential Sign” in Oppositions 15/16 (Winter/Spring 1979): 118-128.

Fabrizi, Mariabruna. “Gordon Matta-Clark’s ‘Reality Properties: Fake Estates’ (1973)” Socks Studio

Framton, Kenneth. “Le Corbusier and ‘l’Esprit Nouveau’” in Oppositions 15/16 (Winter/Spring 1979): 12-59.

Gregh, Eleanor. “The Dom-ino Idea” in Oppositions 15/16 (Winter/Spring 1979): 60-87.

Maitland, Barry. “The Grid” in Oppositions 15/16 (Winter/Spring 1979): 90-117.

Coupe Libre

Koolhaas, Rem. “Strategy of the Void” in S,M,L,XL. Monacelli Press: New York, 602-825. 

Mertins, Detlef. “50×50 Houses to New National Gallery: Variations and Permutations” in Mies. London: Phaidon Press, 2014, 364-399. 

Mertins, Detlef. “Event Space: Living Life Large” in Mies. London: Phaidon Press, 2014, 444-467. 

Mertins, Detlef. “Farnsworth to Crown Hall: Clear Span” in Mies. London: Phaidon Press, 2014, 282-313. 

Crystal Palace

Benevolo, Leonardo. “Engineering and architecture in the second half of the nineteenth century” in History of Modern Architecture. Volume 1. Cambridge: M.I.T. Press, 1971. 97-124. 

Giedion, Sigfried. “The Great Exhibitions” in Space, Time and Architecture: The Growth of a New Tradition. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1959, 241-275. 

Valen, Dustin. “On the Horticultural Origins of Victorian Glasshouse Culture” in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 75, no. 4 (2016): 403-23. 

Wyman, Louise. “Crystal Palace” in Project on the City 2. Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping, ed. OMA. Köln: Taschen, 2001, 228-241.

Curtain Wall

Murray, Scott. Contemporary Curtain Wall Architecture. New York: Princeton Architecture Press, 2009. 

Yeomans, David. “The Origins of the Modern Curtain Wall” in APT Bulletin: The Journal of Preservation Technology 32, no. 1 (2001): 13-18. 


Weiss, Srdjan Jovanovic and Sze Tsung Leong. “Escalator” in Project on the City 2. Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping, ed. OMA. Köln: Taschen, 2001, 336-379.


Girot, Christophe. Le Cours Du Paysage: L’histoire D’un Projet Sur Le Monde Naturel De La Préhistoire À Nos Jours. Paris: Ulmer, 2016. 

Jacques, Michel, Yves Brunier and Isabelle Auricoste. Yves Brunier: Landscape Architect = Paysagiste. Basel: Birkhäuser, 1996. 

Waldheim, Charles. The Landscape Urbanism Reader. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2006. 


Fresco, Louise O. Hamburgers in Paradise: The Stories Behind the Food We Eat. Princeton New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2016. 


Amelyn Ng, “7D Vision”, e-flux architecture online, 

Hauptmann, Deborah. Cognitive Architecture: From Bio-politics to Noo-politics: Architecture & Mind in the Age of Communication & Information. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 2011.

Koolhaas, Rem and AMO. Countryside: A Report. Köln: Taschen, 2020. 

Politique/ Vie Commune

Agamben, Giorgio. The coming community. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota Press, 1993. 

Arendt, Hannah. On Revolution. London: Penguin Books, 1963. 

Benjamin, Water. “Paris, the Capital of the Nineteenth Century” in Selected Writings, Volume 3 1935-1938. Cambridge, Mass., London: Harvard University Press, 2002, 32-49 

Davis, Angela Y. Women, Race & Class. New York: Random House, 1983. 

De Angelis, Massimo. Omnia Sunt Communia: On the Commons and the Transformation to Postcapitalism. London: Zed Books, 2017. 

Federici, Silvia. “Wages against Housework (1975)” in Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle. Oakland, Calif: PM Press, 2012, 15-22. 

Hardt, Michael, and Antonio Negri. Empire. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2002.

Hardt, Michael, and Antonio Negri. Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire. New York: Penguin Press, 2004. 

Kerouac, Jack. Big Sur. London: Penguin Classics, 2018.

Negri, Antonio. From the Factory to the Metropolis. Cambridge, UK: Polity, 2018. 

Paolo Virno. The Grammar of the Multitude. For an Analysis of Contemporary Forms of Life. Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2004. 

Sartre, Jean-Paul Memmi. “Introduction” in The Colonizer and the Colonized, ed. Albert Memmi.London: Earthscan, 2003. 17-25. 

Sennett, Richard. Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation. New Haven: Yale University, 2012. 

Thoreau, Henry D. Civil disobedience. London: Penguin Classics, 1984.

Vercellone, Carlo. “Cognitive Capitalism and Models for the Regulation of Wage Relations: Lessons from the Anti-CPE Movement” in Toward a Global Autonomous University, ed. The Edu-factory Collective. New York: Autonomedia, 2009, 119-124. 

Espace domestique/ intérieur 

Ábalos, Iñaki. “Huts, parasites and nomads: the deconstruction of the house” in The Good Life. Zürich: Park Books, 2017, 169-196. 

Ambasz, Emilio. Italy: The New Domestic Landscape: Achievements and Problems of Italian Design. Florence: Centro Di, 1972. 

Boeri, Cini. “Le dimensioni del domestico” in Il Progetto Domestico. La Casa Dell’uomo: Archetipi E Prototipi. Progetti. ed. Triennale Di Milano and Georges Teyssot. Milano: Electa, 1986, 38-39.

Dogma. The Room of One’s Own: The Architecture of the (Private) Room. Milano: Black square, 2017. 

Evans, Robin. “Figures, Doors, Passages” in Translations from Drawing to Building and Other Essays. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1997, 55-91. 

Ginzburg, Moisej. Dwelling. London: Fontanka, 2017, 88-169.

Jarman, Derek. Modern Nature: The Journals of Derek Jarman. London: Vintage Classics, 2018. 

Le Corbusier. Polychromie Architecturale. Paris: Gallimard, 2017. 

OMA. “Body-building home: la casa palestra” in Il Progetto Domestico. La Casa Dell’uomo: Archetipi E Prototipi. Progetti. ed. Triennale Di Milano and Georges Teyssot. Milano: Electa, 1986, 52-53.

Rüegg, Arthur. Le Corbusier: Furniture and Interiors 1905-1965. Zurich: Scheidegger & Spiess, 2012. 

Starr, S. Frederick. Melnikov: Solo Architect in a Mass Society. Princeton N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1978, 107-181. 

Teyssot, Georges. A Topology of Everyday Constellations. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2013. 

The Museum of Modern Art. “Press Release: Italy: The new Domestic landscape”, 26 May 1972,

Thornton, Peter. Authentic Decor: The Domestic Interior, 1620-1920. 1984.