With ‘ToolBook’, Diogo Brito authors a practical publication about architectural practice in the everyday life of architects. From a formal perspective, the book is written as if it were a screenplay for a movie, as both the scriptwriter and the architect must be creative within a set of rules, assumptions, conditions, or limitations. Brito, a founding partner of the Portuguese office OODA, looks at projects by Foster + Partners, Steven Holl, Fernando Romero, Bjarke Ingels, Kengo Kuma, and Eduardo Souto de Moura in order to analyse the working processes of architects through critical narration of various ways of being and doing, thereby building a set of useful tools for both students and architects.
AMAG presents an exclusive compilation on the daily practice of architecture, edited by Diogo Brito. A book that aims to unveil the daily life of 6 international architecture reference offices from a unique point of view.
"Toolbook is not a theoretical book. It is a practical book about the practice of architecture in the everyday life of architects. I wrote the book I liked to read and did not find. A book that is dedicated to identify and expose the diverse ways of thinking and doing architecture." - Diogo Brito