Competition: five copies of Narrative
Architecture by Nigel Coates to be won

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Narrative Architecture by Nigel Coates

Competition: we've teamed up with Architectural Design (AD) to give away five copies of Narrative Architecture by Nigel Coates, the latest title from the AD Primers series.

Congratulations to the winners! Małgosia Błauciak from Poland, Alessandro Muzzi from Italy, Lily Dowse from the UK, Yuefeng Yu from Germany and Chris Cormier from Canada all won a copy of Narrative Architecture.

Narrative Architecture by Nigel Coates

Narrative Architecture gives an overview of Coates' work with NATO (Narrative Architecture Today), the experimental movement he founded to explore the stories of buildings.

Narrative Architecture by Nigel Coates

The group's projects are presented alongside those of other contemporary architects, including William Kent, Antoni Gaudí, Eero Saarinen, Ettore Sottsass, Superstudio, Rem Koolhaas and FAT.

Narrative Architecture by Nigel Coates

The book contains over 120 colour images and is published by Wiley.

Narrative Architecture by Nigel Coates

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Narrative Architecture by Nigel Coates

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Coates explores the potential for narrative as a way of interpreting buildings from ancient history through to the present. It features architects as diverse as William Kent, Antoni Gaudí, Eero Saarinen, Ettore Sottsass, Superstudio, Rem Koolhaas and FAT.

The book provides an overview of the work of NATO and Coates, as well as chapters on other contemporary designers. In so doing it signposts narrative’s significance as a design approach that can aid architecture to remain relevant in this complex, multidisciplinary and multi-everything age.

Nigel Coates is an architect, designer and educator. Along with eight of his ex-students, he founded the NATO group in 1983. With Doug Branson he began Branson Coates Architecture in 1985, and together they built extensively in Japan and the UK. He is a prolific product and furniture designer, and has designed for Hitch Mylius, Alessi, Fornasetti and Slamp. His drawings and furniture are in the collection of the V&A.