Why We Build, Paperback

Why We Build Paperback



Buildings are driven by human emotions and desires; hope, power, money, sex, the idea of home.

In Why We Build Rowan Moore explores the making of buildings from conception to inhabitation and reveals the paradoxical power of architecture: it looks fixed and solid, but is always changing in response to the lives around it.

Moving across the globe and through history, through works of folly, beauty, spectacle, and subtlety, Moore gives a provocative and iconoclastic view of what makes architecture, why it matters, and why we find it fascinating.

You will never look at a building in the same way again.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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  • Category: Theory of architecture
  • ISBN: 9780330535823



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