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Digital Architecture: Passages Through Hinterlands

  • On October 26, 2009


Digital Architecture: Passages Through Hinterlands is a collection of provocative projects from a young generation of digitally enabled designers. This publication oscillates between the analog and the digital, from concept to realisation, mapping processes as it explores the diverse digital paths that lead innovative spaces, poetic narratives and social interactions.

sixteen* (makers), 55/02 Shelter, Kielder Forest, UK

The book covers a spectrum of London’s leading graduates and young practices, featuring projects from the Architectural Association, Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), University of Westminster and Royal College of Art, and case studies and interviews with architects including Amanda Levete Architects, Plasma Studio, JDS Architects, sixteen* (makers), Horhizon, marcosandmarjan, Mette Ramsgard Thomsen, Philip Beesley, David Greene, Samantha Hardingham, Usman Haque and Neil Spiller.

Tarek Shamma, “Circus Lumens”

I’m pleased to announce that “Digital Architecture: Passages Through Hinterlands” is now available. Co-Authored by myself (Ruairi Glynn) and Sara Shafiei it has been a real pleasure to put together a book that is intended to expand the envelope of what we might conside “Digital” Architecture to be.

Christian Kerrigan, “The 200 Year Continuum”

I would like to thank all of the architects and artists who have contributed their inspiring work and thank our exceptional graphic designer Emily Chicken bringing it all together with such elegance.

David Greene of Archigram and Samantha Hardingham’s recent L.A.W.U.N.* Project

I am also pleased to announce that one of the young graduates featuring in the book Nick Szczepaniak, has just been awarded the RIBA Silver Medal (The highest award in the UK for student design work) and we are thrilled to be the first publication to be presenting his work. More posts will follow presenting some of the other work featuring in the book and a preview of its contents can be seen here.

Nick Szczepaniak, “A Defensive Architecture”


  1. Philip

    No chance of an ebook release?

  2. No plans to release this as an ebook. We were considering Kindle but actually its heavily image based and we’re not sure any online media can do justice to the work.

  3. This looks like an amazing book, very aesthetically pleasing stuff. I find the minds of architects very fascinating, the designs and innovations that they can think up are second to none.

  4. MJ

    I was going to ask the same question as Philip. I think a digital ebook release would only make sense to the subject matter.

    In any case, is the book only available from the website right now?

  5. Gabriel Villalobos

    Where is this book on sale? Can I find it on Amazon?

  6. Ruairi,

    Wow…awesome book…congrats!

  7. Its available from the website

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