Lets not forget the basics…neufert’s, time saver standards too are sometimes helpful in the functional designing of the spaces..
though i must agree with rohit that the magazines are a definitely a good way to update yourself with the latest trends in architecture
here’s my pick of the magazines i read and liked
1. Icon– an amazing and absolutely crazy magazine about anything and everything of design, be it architecture, product design or furniture and interiors…an eye opener for whats happening in design world. the official website is http://www.iconeye.com
this one also has guest editors like zaha hadid, richard rogers sometimes.
2. Architecture week– this one is an online publisher of 3 amazing magazines, architecture week, green wednesday and residential tuesday..
can be visited at http://www.architectureweek.com, has an amazing archive too…
3. A+D- published by john wiley and sons, a good collection of journals to know whats what of architecture now.
and rest for interior enthusiasts, theirs indian publications like inside outside, design todayn etc. and another UK based magazine called Grand designs uk
as for books, i am a random reader so can hardly point out any specific book on architecture, but i really enjoyed reading books on various architects profile and works, published by Taschen.