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: Urban Wildscapes, Anna Jorgensen and Richard Kennan

Editors: Anna Jorgensen and Richard Kennan (Routledge, 2011) Urban Wildscapes is a diverse collection of essays that provides a... Read More

Balthazar Korab, Architect of Photography

Author: John Comazzi (Princeton Architectural Press, 2012) Balthazar Korab is “an architect who makes pictures rather than a... Read More

Urban Composition: Developing Community Through Design

Author: Mark C. Childs (Princeton Architectural Press, 2012) Cities are one of humanity’s greatest achievements, more than just a sum... Read More

Up on the Roof: New York’s Hidden Skyline Spaces

Author: Alex MacLean (Princeton Architectural Press, 2012) Up on the Roof is a playful photographic exploration of a secret world... Read More

The Human Face of Climate Change

Authors: Mathias Braschler & Monika Fischer (Hatje Cantz, 2011) The Human Face of Climate Change is a quiet and stunning journey... Read More

Old Buildings and New Design: Architectural Transformations

Author: Charles Bloszies (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011) “Design integrity is essential for exemplary architecture” – it is... Read More

Tilting: House Launching, Slide Hauling, Potato Trenching and Other Tales from a Newfoundland Fishing Village

Author: Robert Mellin (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008) Tilting: House Launching, Slide Hauling, Potato Trenching and Other Tales... Read More

The Mythic City: Photographs of New York by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1925-1944

Author: Donald Albrecht (Princeton Architectural Press, 2005) In 1925, at the age of 50, traveling salesman Samuel H. Gottscho quit... Read More

In the Wilds: Drawings by Nigel Peake

Into the Wilds is an incredible collection of hand-drawings by Irish artist, Nigel Peake. Created over the course of three months... Read More

Pamphlet Architecture 31: New Haitian Villages

Author: Steven Holl (Princeton Architectural Presss, 2011) Reviewed by Ellen Ziegler, Spacing Vancouver Pamphlet Architecture 31: New... Read More