Elle Ziegler has a Masters in Advanced Studies of Architecture. She lives in Toronto and spends most of her time biking around, observing people, exploring the city, drinking too much coffee, and writing book reviews.

Book Review From The Stacks – Narrow Houses: New Directions in Efficient Design

Author: Avi Friedman (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010)   Avi Friedman is an architecture professor at McGill University who has... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks: Reservoir

Photos by Bas Princen, edited by Moritz Kung (Hatje Cantz, 2011)  There is no unexplored territory left on this earth. Our species... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks: Cotton Worldwide

Authors: Hans Peter Jost, Christina Kleineidam (Lars Müller Publishers, 2009) Cotton Worldwide is an eye-opening portrait of the... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks – Convivial Urban Spaces: Creating Affective Public Places

    Author: Henry Shaftoe (EarthScan, 2008) Henry Shaftoe’s Convivial Urban Spaces: Creating Affective Public Places is a thorough... Read More

BOOK REVIEW – Beautiful Users: Designing for People

Beautiful Users: Designing for People is the latest work by writer, curator, and designer Ellen Lupton, which explores the evolving... Read More

Book Review: Elemental – Incremental Housing and Participatory Design Manual

Author: Alejandro Aravena and Andrés Iacobelli (Hatje Cantz, 2013) The creation of long term, socially sustainable, culturally... Read More