Weiss and Manfredi.
Much in this lecture resonates with where my thesis has been taking me in thinking about the relation of built spaces to landscapes to people to experience. Weiss and Manfredi are quite compelling to listen to; their ability to both make their projects seem simultaneously simple and complex seems to reflect the generous way in which they offer new places to existing cities.
They also have a number of individual publications which are worth checking out, including the recent Surface/Subsurface which you can peek at via Googlebooks.
Since I started thinking about the Pruitt Igoe Now competition, Pruitt Igoe seems to be popping up (or should I say falling down) all over the place!