• 100 Houses
    100 Houses
    ISBN: 9781864708431
    Title: 100 Houses
    Author: ANON

    Unparalleled variety in style and type: traditional and modern, and everything in between; grand villas and homes with small footprints; posh seaside or rural escapes, resplendent and remote cabins; urban townhouses and dream dwellings- Coverage of projects ranges across most continents, from alpine regions in Scandinavia and Europe to vast rocky outcrops and plains across North and South America; from vibrant New York City neighborhoods to relaxed Australian bushland settings; from dramatic Mediterranean cliff-top backdrops to calm French forest settings, and so much moreThese days, the architect and designer are both tasked with the challenge of designing the ‘perfect’ new home, be it traditional or modern in style, and everything in between. This grand edition pulls together an exceedingly diverse collection of 100 of the best contemporary houses from across the globe, each showcasing new and recent cutting-edge residential designs by some of the world’s leading architects and designers. Following Images Publishing’s incredibly successful 100 of the World’s Best Houses series, this splendid volume features hundreds of stunning full-color photographs that help underline the sensitivity of today’s design practitioners to the natural environment, as well as the care and attention paid to stunning interior design and comfortable, practical everyday living. Each project illustrates how architects and designers showcase their authentic individual expression but work tirelessly to adapt their signature styles to accommodate the challenges posed by local topography and variations in climate, along with a sharp focus on optimum strategies for sustainable living. A touchstone for those looking to understand contemporary architectural trends across the world, 100 Houses rounds up a superb and unique collection that is at once exceptional, inspiring, and informative.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $75.00
  • 1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die
    1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die
    ISBN: 9781760525347
    Title: 1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die

    With a foreword by Peter St John.

    1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die is a visual testament to the world's greatest achievements in architecture. Beginning with the marvels of the ancient world and continuing with the masterpieces of our present day, this book details the historical and geographic considerations that influenced the design, with stunning photographs illustrating the technical ingenuity and aesthetic brilliance of architects past and present.

    Comprehensive yet concise, each article includes essential information about the featured structure: who designed it, who commissioned it, key dates in its construction and more. From B
    yzantine and Gothic wonders, through the incredible wealth of the Renaissance and Baroque, and on to the marvels of the twentieth century, this book also culminates with the achievements of the past decade, such as Renzo Piano's towering Shard London Bridge and the billowing glass sails of Frank Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.

    Featuring extra material including the world's finest and most important public and residential buildings from palaces, museums and ground-breaking new residences to unique or unusual structures, such as the ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings and rustic southern Italian trulli.

    1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die is the complete yet accessible guide to the architectural masterpieces of the world - a compendium of familiar landmarks and undiscovered gems that will inform and delight everyone with an interest in architecture.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
    101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
    ISBN: 9780262062664
    Title: 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

    2008 Silver Award Winner, Architecture Category, Independent Publisher Book Awards. and Winning entry, General Trade Illustrated Category, in the 2008 New England Book Show sponsored by Bookbuilders of Boston. This is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the studio and in their backpacks. It is also a book they may want to keep out of view of their professors, for it expresses in clear and simple language things that tend to be murky and abstruse in the classroom. These 101 concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation-from the basics of ""How to Draw a Line"" to the complexities of color theory-provide a much-needed primer in architectural literacy, making concrete what too often is left nebulous or open-ended in the architecture curriculum. Each lesson utilizes a two-page format, with a brief explanation and an illustration that can range from diagrammatic to whimsical. The lesson on ""How to Draw a Line"" is illustrated by examples of good and bad lines; a lesson on the dangers of awkward floor level changes shows the television actor Dick Van Dyke in the midst of a pratfall; a discussion of the proportional differences between traditional and modern buildings features a drawing of a building split neatly in half between the two. Written by an architect and instructor who remembers well the fog of his own student days, 101 Things I Learned in Architecture Schoolprovides valuable guideposts for navigating the design studio and other classes in the architecture curriculum. Architecture graduates-from young designers to experienced practitioners-will turn to the book as well, for inspiration and a guide back to basics when solving a complex design problem.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School
    101 Things I Learned in Engineering School
    ISBN: 9781524761967
    Title: 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School

    Providing unique, accessible lessons on engineering, this title in the bestselling 101 Things I Learned® series is a perfect resource for students, recent graduates, general readers, and even seasoned professionals.
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    An experienced civil engineer presents the physics and fundamentals underlying the many fields of engineering. Far from a dry, nuts-and-bolts exposition, 101 Things I Learned® in Engineering School uses real-world examples to show how the engineer's way of thinking can illuminate questions from the simple to the profound: Why shouldn't soldiers march across a bridge? Why do buildings want to float and cars want to fly? What is the difference between thinking systemically and thinking systematically? This informative resource will appeal to students, general readers, and even experienced engineers, who will discover within many provocative insights into familiar principles.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • 150 Best New Eco Home Ideas
    150 Best New Eco Home Ideas
    ISBN: 9780062569097
    Title: 150 Best New Eco Home Ideas

    Discover the latest in sustainable architecture and environmentally friendly home design in this outstanding volume in the popular 150 Best series, which features nearly 500 pages of full-color photographs and dozens of inventive and decorative profiles.

    Architects, designers, and homeowners today looking for comfortable, beautiful dwellings with a minimal carbon footprint will find a cornucopia of ideas in this handsome compendium. A fabulous review of the most forward-thinking eco-friendly house designs being created today, 150 Best New Eco Home Ideas showcases the work of internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved practical, innovative, and stunning solutions around the globe.

    From solar paneling and wind energy systems to environmentally-friendly heating and cooling solutions and thermal glazing to trombe walls, 150 Best New Eco Home Ideas covers the latest trends and breakthroughs in eco homes. Inspiring and inventive, this lush sourcebook is essential for architects, designers, interior decorators, and all conscientious homeowners interested in creating warm and inviting homes with only a fraction of the environmental impact of those using conventional methods.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • 30 Second Architecture: 50 Most Signicant Principles & Styles in Architecture
    30 Second Architecture: 50 Most Signicant Principles & Styles in Architecture
    ISBN: 9781782406389
    Title: 30 Second Architecture: 50 Most Signicant Principles & Styles in Architecture

    The 50 most significant principles and styles in architecture, each explained in half a minute. The bestselling 30-Second series offers a new approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Every title takes a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained using a mere two pages, 300 words, and one picture: all easily digested in only half a minute. 30-Second Architecture presents you with the foundations of architectural knowledge. Expert authors are challenged to define and describe both the principles upon which architects depend, and the styles with which they put those principles into practice. So, if you want to know your arch from your elevation, and your Baroque from your Brutalism, or you wish to top off your next dinner party with a stirring speech on how form follows function, this is the quickest way to build your argument.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan
    Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan
    ISBN: 9781623171322
    Title: Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan

    Andy Couturier captures the texture of sustainable lives well lived in these ten profiles of ordinary--yet exceptional--men and women who left behind mainstream existences in urban Japan to live surrounded by the luxuries of nature, art, friends, delicious food, and an abundance of time. Drawing on traditional Eastern spiritual wisdom and culture, these pioneers describe the profound personal transformations they underwent as they escaped the stress, consumerism, busyness, and dependence on technology of modern life. This intimate and evocative book tells of their fulfilling lives as artists, philosophers, and farmers who rely on themselves for happiness and sustenance. By inviting readers to enter into the essence of these individuals' days, Couturier shows us how we too can bring more meaning and richness to our own lives.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $42.00
  • Age Inclusive Public Space
    Age Inclusive Public Space
    ISBN: 9783775745901
    Title: Age Inclusive Public Space

    Public spaces tend to over-represent facilities and spatial design for the young and the middle-aged, whereas elderly citizens are all too often neglected by contemporary urban design practice. Age Inclusive Public Space establishes a dialogue between architects and academic contributors from a range of disciplines.

    Collecting examples and showcasing architectural case studies as well as providing a broad portrait of age-inclusive design methodology, it provides practitioners with inspiration and theoretical and practical knowledge on how to design public space to meet the needs of people of all ages.

    Drawings, photographs and illustrations of contemporary built environments, historic gardens, art installations and atmospheric landscapes provide a range of contexts for spatial practitioners of all stripes.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Alan Faena Alchemy & Creative Collaboration Architecture, Design, Art
    Alan Faena Alchemy & Creative Collaboration Architecture, Design, Art
    ISBN: 9780847865352
    Title: Alan Faena Alchemy & Creative Collaboration Architecture, Design, Art
    Author: FAENA ALAN

    Every generation an extraordinary figure captures the imagination of the design public, allowing us to dream and see what is heretofore impossible. That man of the moment is Alan Faena.

    Raised in the restrictive regimes of 1960s Argentina, Alan Faena came of age when the country opened up to the West and Alan transformed himself into the icon of this new spirit, first as the founder of a popular Argentine fashion company, then as the hotelier of the highly sought-after FAENA hotels, in Buenos Aires and Miami. In each of the two cities Alan Faena did not simply build a hotel, but a whole universe of luxury design by working with the best talents of the day: Philippe Starck, Rem Koolhaas, Norman Foster, Damian Hirst, and the film director Baz Luhrmann, among others. The results are immersive dream places, full of color, life, and high design.

    In this revealing memoir, profusely illustrated with images of the hotels and Alan's private homes and retreats as well as his famous and beautiful friends, Alan Faena details how his ambition to create beauty was realized with gorgeous interiors and restaurants, lavish gardens and pools, and the very best that can be dreamt of.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $140.00

  • Architects on Architects
    Architects on Architects
    ISBN: 9783777433080
    Title: Architects on Architects

    Architects on Architects is a collection of essays and interviews rooted in one fascinating premise: What do the architects of today have to say about their predecessors?

    Based on a series of lectures organized by the Department of Architecture at the Technical University of Munich, this volume explores how architects from previous generations have influenced present-day professionals in the field. The essays touch on the relevance of historical concepts as they have been transmitted across generations and the ways in which today's architects have used--and at times reshaped--those concepts to suit contemporary needs. The stimulating discussions involve, among others, Arno Lederer on Sigurd Lewerentz, Hans Kollhoff on Oswald Mathias Ungers, Tom Emerson on Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Mario Botta on Louis I. Kahn and Carlo Scarpa, and Donatella Fioretti on Walter Gropius and L szl Maholy-Nagy.

    More than a celebration of the past and the outstanding architects of today, Architects on Architects asks us to take a fresh look at the culture of the discipline and the transfer of ideas that has shaped that culture across time and space.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Architecture China Architects' Offices
    Architecture China Architects' Offices
    ISBN: 9781864708714
    Title: Architecture China Architects' Offices

    -While architects' offices are spaces where ideas are crafted, they're usually less reported. This volume offers an inside look at 14 outstanding Chinese architects' office and the desk of Pritzker Prize winner Wang Shu. The projects are accompanied by interviews with the architects to offer a better understanding of their work process and architectural ideas The office of an architect is perhaps a special project in one's oeuvre complete. One is no longer just an architect crafting idea to meet the requirements proposed by others, but now faces one's own desires, both as architect and as client: What are the spatial qualities that one needs? How to best stimulate ideas and inspirations? Considering it is the place where those ideas and inspiration are born, how could it be shaped by and speak for them? With essays, projects, and interviews, the 2019 spring volume of Architecture China, Architects' Offices, offers a look into the offices of 14 outstanding Chinese architects: Atelier FCJZ, ZAO/standardarchitecture, MAD Architects, OPEN Architecture, Atelier Deshaus, Vector Architects, Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, AZL Architects, Archi-Union Architects, Atelier AZ+, People's Architecture Office, ArchMixing, Original Design Studio and NATURALBUILD. Additionally, Pritzker Prize winner Wang Shu reveals his desk in the cover imagery.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Architecture: Everything Architects Need to Know Every Day
    Architecture: Everything Architects Need to Know Every Day
    ISBN: 9781631593796
    Title: Architecture: Everything Architects Need to Know Every Day

    Most architectural standards references contain thousands of pages of details, overwhelmingly more than architects need to know to know on any given day. The updated and revised edition of Architecture Reference & Specification contains vital information that's essential to planning and executing architectural projects of all shapes and sizes, all in a format that is small enough to carry anywhere. It distills the data provided in standard architectural volumes and is an easy-to-use reference for the most indispensable--and most requested--types of architectural information.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Barefoot Architect: A Handbook for Green Building
    Barefoot Architect: A Handbook for Green Building
    ISBN: 9780936070421
    Title: Barefoot Architect: A Handbook for Green Building

    A former UN worker and prominent architect, Johan vanLengen has seen firsthand the desperate need for agreener approach to housing in impoverished tropicalclimates. This comprehensive book clearly explains everyaspect of this endeavour, including design (siting,orientation, climate consideration), materials (sisal,cactus, bamboo, earth), and implementation. The authoremphasizes throughout the book what is inexpensive andsustainable. Included are sections discussing urbanplanning, small-scale energy production, cleaning andstoring drinking water, and dealing with septic waste,and all information is applied to three distinct tropicalregions: humid areas, temporate areas, and desertclimates. Hundreds of explanatory drawings by van Lengenallow even novice builders to get started.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Battle for Home: The Vision of a Young Architect in Syria
    Battle for Home: The Vision of a Young Architect in Syria
    ISBN: 9780500292938
    Title: Battle for Home: The Vision of a Young Architect in Syria

    Drawing on the author's personal experience of living and working as an architect in Syria, this book offers an eyewitness perspective on the country's bitter conflict through the lens of architecture, showing how the built environment offers a mirror to the community that inhabits it. Marwa al-Sabouni chronicles the breakdown of social cohesion in Syria's cities, exploring how the lack of shared public spaces has intensified divisions within the community, and how corrupt officials have interfered in town planning for their own gain - actions symptomatic of wider abuses of power. With first-hand accounts of mortar attacks and stories of refugees struggling to find a home, this compelling and original book explores the personal impact of the conflict and offers hope for how architecture can play a role in rebuilding a sense of identity within a damaged society.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Beautiful Beach Houses
    Beautiful Beach Houses
    ISBN: 9781864708615
    Title: Beautiful Beach Houses

    - Superb guide to the best contemporary beach house designs from around the world, including stunning examples from Australia, South Africa, United States, Spain, Portugal, and Greece - Adorned throughout with full-color photographs of dreamy inspiring houses set in gorgeous coastal settings - Includes more than 30 beach houses by award-winning and high-profile architects The lure of a home by the ocean resonates with us all, bring to mind the beauty and changing moods of the water, the intoxicating salty scent and the sound of waves against the shore. But what makes a beach house, and how does the idea of a home by the coast differ across the world? This stunning edition showcases a global snapshot of beautifully designed coastal homes, with a diverse mix of types, from Hamptons style to more minimalist residences, reflecting the different landscapes and locations. Lavishly illustrated with fullcolor images of award-winning architecture combined with spectacular views, this curated list brings together the most recent designs from highly regarded architects to produce the best examples of contemporary beach house residential design. This book is a captivating glimpse into the irresistible world of modern and stylish contemporary living in homes that take full advantage of their beachside settings.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • Best Modular Micro Apartments
    Best Modular Micro Apartments
    ISBN: 9788417557164
    Title: Best Modular Micro Apartments
    Author: MINGUET ANNA

    Can we get a feeling of spaciousness and well-being in an apartment when the available space is very limited? This book shows that not only is it possible, but often the solutions turn the house itself into a unique and singular space. These types of projects are also a challenge for architects, since they require bringing into play all their ingenuity, technique and talent.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women
    Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women
    ISBN: 9780714879277
    Title: Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women
    Author: HALL JANE

    A ground-breaking visual survey of architecture designed by women from the early twentieth century to the present day

    'Would you still call me a diva if I were a man?' asked Zaha Hadid, challenging as she did so, more than 100 years of stereotypes about female architects. A century in which women were refused entry to architecture schools, were denied degrees when they had completed courses, a century in which even now, women occupy just ten per cent of the highest-ranking jobs in architecture firms. In contrast, Breaking Ground is a pioneering, even essential, celebration of incredible architecture designed by women. Featuring more than 150 architects and buildings, and spanning the last 100 years, Breaking Ground is both a glorious visual manifesto and a timely record of the extraordinary contribution female architects have made to the profession.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
  • Burbs
    ISBN: 9781760760144
    Title: Burbs

    A charming photographic collection of the houses, plants, cars and pets that define our Australian suburbs.

    Take a trip to the heart of suburbia through the lens of Kim Bukshteyn as she captures the icons that define our neighbourhoods.

    From the humble weatherboard to a postwar brick veneer, ornate iron gates to the faded signage of a once-busy corner store, The 'Burbs takes us on a nostalgic journey through the streets where we grew up and the places we call home.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $22.00
  • Cabana Anthology
    Cabana Anthology
    ISBN: 9780865653580
    Title: Cabana Anthology

    Cabana Anthology, drawn from the sought-after, sumptuous biannual Cabana magazine, celebrates the most luxurious personal statements in interior design, lifestyle, architecture, and all related luxuries. Founded in 2014 by Martina Mondadori Sartogo, Cabana Anthology features the very best photography, interviews, profiles, and features from the publication's first five formative years and offers an extraordinary mix of topics, interiors, objects, and visual essays from contributors ranging from Justine Picardie, Patrick Kinmonth, and Christian Louboutin to Lauren Santo Domingo and Gianluca Longo, photographed by the likes of Miguel Flores-Vianna and Tim Beddow. With astonishing production values not seen since the legendary Flair magazine of the 1950s, this new book--which will be a true collector's item--is a must-have for regular subscribers, as well as art and design aficionados who missed out the first time around.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $150.00
  • Cabin Porn: Inside
    Cabin Porn: Inside
    ISBN: 9780241388549
    Title: Cabin Porn: Inside
    Author: KLEIN ZACH

    Learn to make your own quiet place somewhere with this inspiring journey inside tranquil cabins and handmade homes, from the creators of the wildly popular Cabin Porn phenomenon.

    Cabin Porn began as an online project created by a group of friends to inspire their own homebuilding. It has grown into a global phenomenon, attracting thousands of submissions from fellow cabin builders and a passionate audience of millions interested in simple, efficient homes and the beauty of nature.

    Cabin Porn: Inside invites readers into these handmade homes to discover rooms of warmth and simplicity, connected by the universal desire to bring a simple building to life in harmony with the land around it. Each of these tranquil getaways is a lesson in living simply and joyfully.

    Here you will find hundreds of examples of what makes a cabin: the small details that enable their dwellers to live pleasantly and sustainably, as well as the mistakes and adaptations that reveal what builders must learn while creating their own homes. Perhaps most touching is the evidence that these homes have hosted charming and memorable evenings for the people who worked together to build them.

    Full of spellbinding spaces of warmth and ingenious simplicity, Cabin Porn: Inside is an invitation to the cabin of your dreams and to the serenity of a simpler life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Chronology of Architecture
    Chronology of Architecture
    ISBN: 9780500343562
    Title: Chronology of Architecture

    A fresh take on thehistory of architecture,using cultural timelinesto reveal little-knownconnections betweensociety, engineering,and design.

    Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius defined architecture's characteristics to include firmitas, utilitas, and venustas--essentially, structural integrity, usefulness, and beauty. Amazingly, all three Vitruvian characteristics can be found one way or another in most buildings and constructions from antiquity through the present.

    A Chronology of Architecture is a groundbreaking survey that examines--together--engineering and architectural accomplishments. Sites are arranged within a sociocultural timeline that examines them in terms of historic events and trends, social change, economic developments, and technological innovations--factors that all helped shape architecture and engineering design solutions over millennia. The text is organized into seven chapters that chronicle these achievements and each chapter includes snappy "In Focus" sections that target sociocultural observations and technological developments related to particular sites and people.

    A Chronology of Architecture is an invaluable and comprehensive overview of architecture's history. This will be a wonderful resource for architecture lovers and for those who want to better understand the world around them.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Concrete Houses: The Poetics of Form
    Concrete Houses: The Poetics of Form
    ISBN: 9781760760410
    Title: Concrete Houses: The Poetics of Form
    Author: ROLLO JOE

    Concrete has conviction, strength and directness. It has plasticity, too, which makes the possibilities for form-making almost endless. Concrete Houses explores the sculptural possibilities of concrete as the material of choice in landmark contemporary houses across Australia, Brazil, Portugal, Japan, Sweden, the Netherlands and the USA, from the hands of major international architects including Sou Fujimoto, Tom Kundig, Valerio Olgiati and Marcio Kogan, and Australians such as Peter Stutchbury, Alex Popov, Ian McDougall and Neil Durbach. Illustrated throughout with exceptional colour photography, and selected plans and drawings, Concrete Houses celebrates the incontrovertible fusion of concrete's versatility and brute force to make timeless architecture of lyric beauty.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
  • Container & Prefab Housing. Sustainable & Affordable Architecture
    Container & Prefab Housing. Sustainable & Affordable Architecture
    ISBN: 9788417557188
    Title: Container & Prefab Housing. Sustainable & Affordable Architecture
    Author: MIGUET ANNA

    The making of architectural projects made partly or totally from recycled freight containers is getting more and more common, and added to this, the need for a more sustainable construction is also becoming increasingly necessary. Lots of architects and designers have reinvented the prefabricated house with new materials and construction techniques, which are easy to transport, some even able to be built in a single day in surprising locations. This book includes 16 selected projects, all developed with graphics, exterior and interior images, plans, elevations, sections, construction details and other useful specifications.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Contemporary Architecture in China Towards a Critical Pragmatism
    Contemporary Architecture in China Towards a Critical Pragmatism
    ISBN: 9781864707793
    Title: Contemporary Architecture in China Towards a Critical Pragmatism
    Author: XIANGNING LI

    - Critical analysis of 60 projects from 60 architects in China - Highly illustrated throughout with rich technical details Architectural exhibition is an important aspect in the study and transmission of architectural culture. The academic thoughts and design styles that influence the trends of global architecture are all established through one or a series of important architectural exhibitions. This book is produced based on the GSD (Harvard Graduate School of Design) autumn exhibition: 'Towards a Critical Pragmatism: Contemporary Chinese Architecture'. It reveals a unique perspective of contemporary Chinese architecture by showcasing 60 works from 60 contemporary architects within five thematic categories: cultural, residential, regeneration, rural, and digital. The selected architects attempt to maintain, from the earliest moments of the design process to its finished outcome, a certain level of critical thinking and quality. It is a record of the continuous evolution and growth of contemporary Chinese architecture and hopes to open up a new avenue from which to encourage further conversation regarding both the present and future state of China's architecture culture.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $165.00
  • Contemporary House
    Contemporary House
    ISBN: 9780500021941
    Title: Contemporary House

    There is no one way to design a modern urban house. Demand for space in cities the world over is higher than ever and new buildings must meet stringent energy saving requirements and negotiate a myriad planning regulations. But the best new urban architecture suggests invention and innovation are as critical as ever. The Contemporary House brings together seventy solutions, drawn from cities around the globe to explore the many ways in which architecture can enhance the experience of living in the city.

    Organized geographically, The Contemporary House offers a fascinating insight into the sheer variety of contemporary approaches to urban design, from reinventions of longstanding vernacular forms like terraces and townhouses, through to the fastchanging suburbs and inner cities of modern Japan, where the short lifespan of family houses provides architects with a template for aesthetic and technical experimentation. The book also provides an insight into the conditions that shape the architecture of some of the world's major cities, through recent history, signature styles, and current conditions on the ground. The Contemporary House is an essential guide to design in the modern city.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Courtyard Living: Contemporary Asian Houses
    Courtyard Living: Contemporary Asian Houses
    ISBN: 9780500519202
    Title: Courtyard Living: Contemporary Asian Houses

    Courtyards have long played an important function in residential design, regulating light, shade, and the use of space. With centuries of tradition as inspiration, contemporary architects are now realizing courtyard living afresh. This lavish survey of twenty-five residences across the Asia-Pacific region features homes from Australia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, India, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka.

    Structured by courtyard function, the book's five chapters--on privacy; social spaces; sightlines; air, light, and shade; and blending boundaries--are richly illustrated with photography and architectural sketches that reveal the position of the courtyard within the floor plan.

    Showcasing the unique lifestyle opportunities afforded by contemporary courtyard design, this is an inspirational resource for anyone interested in indoor-outdoor living.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • David Adjaye: Public Buildings & Houses, 1998-2008
    David Adjaye: Public Buildings & Houses, 1998-2008
    ISBN: 9780500343517
    Title: David Adjaye: Public Buildings & Houses, 1998-2008

    Acclaimed architect David Adjaye is known for his artistic sensitivity and deft use of space and inexpensive, unexpected materials. With the hindsight of almost twenty years of practice and a raft of high-profile projects around the world-- perhaps best symbolized by the National Museum for African American History and Culture in Washington, DC--this book looks back on the houses and buildings of his early career.

    Adjaye's early commissions were the test sites for what would become his unique, celebrated, and highly sought-after brand of "critical regionalism." From London to Brooklyn, in private houses and public buildings, his clever urban interventions abound: roof-level living space is added to a factory-turned-studio, a sunken courtyard encases a tower-like house, and basalt stone extends a basement dining area to a roofless gazebo.

    David Adjaye--Works brings together all of these early projects and more and presents them with new analyses and recently uncovered archival material, testifying to the originality of an architect at the height of his talents who is changing the face of our built world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $130.00
  • Death & Life of Great American Cities
    Death & Life of Great American Cities
    ISBN: 9780679741954
    Title: Death & Life of Great American Cities
    Author: JACOBS JANE

    A direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short-sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century,The Death and Life of Great American Citieshas, since its first publication in 1961, become the standard against which all endeavors in that field are measured. In prose of outstanding immediacy, Jane Jacobs writes about what makes streets safe or unsafe; about what constitutes a neighborhood, and what function it serves within the larger organism of the city; about why some neighborhoods remain impoverished while others regenerate themselves. She writes about the salutary role of funeral parlors and tenement windows, the dangers of too much development money and too little diversity. Compassionate, bracingly indignant, and always keenly detailed, Jane Jacobs's monumental work provides an essential framework for assessing the vitality of all cities.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Designed to Perform: An Illustrated Guide to Providing Energy Efficient Homes
    Designed to Perform: An Illustrated Guide to Providing Energy Efficient Homes
    ISBN: 9781859469965
    Title: Designed to Perform: An Illustrated Guide to Providing Energy Efficient Homes
    Author: DOLLARD TOM

    This book is an illustrated practical design guide to delivering better energy performance in all types of new build homes. It takes the form of an annotated details book, with photos taken from live construction sites, with the content based around diagrams, drawings and photos by the author, which demonstrates valuable best practice knowledge and advice. Chapter 1 is an introduction to the performance gap and the quality of design and construction in new build homes, explaining the typical construction sequence of homebuilding, and highlights common issues that designers need to engage with. Chapters 2-7 look at each construction fabric in turn, including a series of detailed drawings, diagrams and photos illustrating the key elements of good design. Chapter 8 contains a checklist of all performance gap issues that designers need to look for. This book will provide valuable guidance to architects and designers on how to improve their detailing at construction stage, and therefore the overall quality of design and performance of new homes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $64.00
  • Downsize Living Large in a Small House
    Downsize Living Large in a Small House
    ISBN: 9781641550338
    Title: Downsize Living Large in a Small House
    Author: KOONES SHERI

    Best-selling author Sheri Koones presents the hottest trend in the housing market. The 25 small houses presented in Downsize are owned by people who have made a conscious decision to downsize from a larger home to a smaller home_or who just decided to build small in the first place. Some of the houses are new (site-built or prefab), others are remodels. All are 2,000 sq. ft. or less. The featured houses show how to use space efficiently through such strategies as:

    • creative storage space
    • multi-purpose rooms
    • pocket and barn doors
    • integrating smaller appliances

    These exceptional houses show how small can be comfortable, practical, energy efficient_and beautiful.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $82.00
  • Eco Homes in Unusual Places Living in Nature
    Eco Homes in Unusual Places Living in Nature
    ISBN: 9788416500895
    Title: Eco Homes in Unusual Places Living in Nature

    Houses on the side of a mountain, on rocky terrain, on cliffs by the sea, etc.; a perfect blend of contextual architecture and interior design that channels our shared desire for peace and tranquility. Whether because of their impossible location in many cases, or the irregularity of the terrain, the slope of the plots and their geological characteristics, innovative solutions are required in the planning of the structures and the building of the foundations.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Edgy Architecture: Architecture in the Most Impossible Places
    Edgy Architecture: Architecture in the Most Impossible Places
    ISBN: 9789401461610
    Title: Edgy Architecture: Architecture in the Most Impossible Places

    "We wanted this house to embrace its landscape, we designed a house that would not engage with its landscape and become landscape." - Julien De Smedt in dezeen.com. "Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." - Frank Lloyd Wright. "I do not think that architecture is only about shelter, is only a very simple enclosure. It should be, to you, to make you think." - Zaha Hadid. This beautifully photographed book of striking buildings in impossibly difficult locations features a carefully curated selection of international projects. In more than 60 case studies, the authors profile houses built on cliffs, steep mountain slopes, and other treacherous places, like X house in Barcelona, Lookout in Norway, and the Capital Hill Residence of Zaha Hadid in Russia. The photographs were taken expressly for this book, and feature interior images and plans. AUTHOR: Agata Toromanoff is an art and design historian. She has worked for collectors and galleries and has curated and managed various projects in the field of contemporary art and design. She has published several successful international titles, including Sofas and Chairs by Architects with Thames and Hudson. SELLING POINTS: * Architecture built in impossible locations, drawing from work by the best architects in the world * A beautiful gift and coffee table book for architecture lovers 160 colour, 40 b/w images

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • Energy Overlays: Land Art Generator Initiative
    Energy Overlays: Land Art Generator Initiative
    ISBN: 9783777430683
    Title: Energy Overlays: Land Art Generator Initiative
    Author: FERRY ROBERT

    Imagine a power plant that is also the perfect place to have a picnic. On the foreshore of St. Kilda, Australia rises just such a structure--one that merges renewable energy production with leisure, recreation, and education.
    This volume imagines a world where the infrastructures that power our cities are designed to be reflections of culture, where public parks provide clean electricity to the city grid, and where the art that brings depth and vibrancy to our lives also measurably responds to the challenges of climate change. Essays about the energy transition accompany beautiful renderings and diagrams of more than fifty designs that use renewable energy technologies to arrive at innovative, site-specific solutions.
    Energy Overlays provides a glimpse into a post-carbon future where energy infrastructure is seamlessly woven into the fabric of our cities as works of public art.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Four Walls & a Roof: The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession
    Four Walls & a Roof: The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession
    ISBN: 9780674976108
    Title: Four Walls & a Roof: The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession

    Architects, we like to believe, shape the world as they please. Reinier de Graaf draws on his own tragicomic experiences to present a candid account of what it is really like to work as an architect. To achieve anything, he notes, architects must serve the powers they strive to critique, finding themselves in a perpetual conflict of interest.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $103.00
  • French House Chic
    French House Chic
    ISBN: 9780500500965
    Title: French House Chic
    Author: WEBSTER JANE

    Here at last is the new book from Jane Webster, the poster girl for upping sticks and following your dreams. More than ten years ago, she bought a virtually derelict chateau in Normandy, and in the years since Jane moved her young family to France, she has spent countless hours observing French style and inspiring people to frenchify their life. French House Chic includes intimate imagery of never-before-seen French houses and Jane's personal address book of suppliers, creators and stores. This is a very personal story of a lifetime spent cultivating an eye for style and bringing it to life in the home.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Great Great Wall
    Great Great Wall
    ISBN: 9781419732829
    Title: Great Great Wall
    Author: VOLNER IAN

    During his campaign for the presidency, one of Donald Trump's signature promises was that he would build a "great great wall" on the border between the US and Mexico, and Mexico was going to pay for it. A year and a half into his term, with only a few prototype segments erected, the wall is the 2,000-mile, multibillion-dollar elephant in the room of contemporary American life.

    In The Great Great Wall, architectural historian and critic Ian Volner takes a fascinating look at the barriers that we have built over millennia. Traveling far afield, to China, the Middle East, Europe, and along the U.S. Mexico border, Volner examines famous, contentious, and illuminating structures, and explores key questions: Why do we build walls? What do they reveal about human history? What happens after they go up? With special attention to Trump's wall and the walls that exist along the US border already, this is an absorbing, smart, and timely book on an incredibly contentious and newsworthy topic.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Green Architecture
    Green Architecture
    ISBN: 9783836522205
    Title: Green Architecture

    The most exciting new buildings today are almost all environmentally aware, sustainable, and conceived to consume less energy than ever before. Discover the best examples of green projects from the Architecture Now series in this handy Bibliotheca Universalis edition.

    Celebrated architects like Frank Gehry and Norman Foster are presented alongside young up-and-coming creators from all over the world. Filled with plans, renderings of proposed projects, and stunning architectural photography, this is nothing short of an encyclopedia of eco-design.

    From a water treatment facility to an art museum, luxurious holiday homes to commercial structures, these buildings all make a bold environmental statement. Being "green" means being aware of the responsibility in the construction and use of modern buildings; some solutions are as old as the history of architecture, while others are born of cutting-edge technologies. Explore these approaches and many more in this groundbreaking collection showcasing 100 of the world's most innovative eco-friendly buildings.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00
  • Half-Acre Homestead: 46 Years of Building & Gardening
    Half-Acre Homestead: 46 Years of Building & Gardening
    ISBN: 9780936070810
    Title: Half-Acre Homestead: 46 Years of Building & Gardening
    Author: KAHN LLOYD

    This is the story of Lloyd and Lesley building a home and establishing a garden on a small piece of land on the Northern California Coast over a 46-year period.

    Lloyd, the former shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog, has published seven books on owner building, showcasing hundreds of builders, and this is his first book on his own work.

    Starting with a vacant half-acre piece of land, they built their own home, created a garden with vegetables and fruit, and describe raising chickens, bees, and goats. The book also covers cooking, foraging, fishing, crafts, birds, butterflies, and tools.

    Their main theme is that this was all done by hand.

    They have never paid rent nor have they ever had a mortgage.

    There are over 500 photos illustrating all the above facets of their lives and clear explanations of building skylights, maintaining a septic system, building greenhouses and raised vegetable beds. There is a section on unique kitchen tools, as well as advice on useful tools used in construction.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
  • How to Build Your Own Tiny House
    How to Build Your Own Tiny House
    ISBN: 9781631869075
    Title: How to Build Your Own Tiny House

    Tiny homes are all the rage these days, especially among young people new to the housing market, for people wanting a small dwelling as a second home or as a studio, and among singles and empty nesters. As millions are experiencing the "magic" of tidying up and reducing the number of their possessions, many are also seeing the value of living with less space, while environmentalists are also valuing a smaller carbon footprint.

    • How to Build Your Own Tiny House is a comprehensive guide to the actual construction process, building codes, and regulations, not another pretty picture book about tiny houses.
    • Offers anyone with basic carpentry skills step-by-step instructions to successfully build a tiny house (250 to 1,000 square feet.)
    • The book covers everything from forming a bill of materials to the basics of frame construction; it details wiring and plumbing a tiny home, outlines construction codes for small buildings and gives pointers as to where local regulations may apply, and also includes a section on building appropriately sized furniture for a tiny home.
    • Includes a selection of tiny home designs, each of which can be expanded as needs change.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • How to Read Buildings: A Crash Course in Architectural Literacy
    How to Read Buildings: A Crash Course in Architectural Literacy
    ISBN: 9780847831128
    Title: How to Read Buildings: A Crash Course in Architectural Literacy

    This practical primer is a handbook for decoding a building's style, history, and evolution. Every building contains clues embedded in its design that identify not only its architectural style but also the story of who designed it, who it was built for, and why. Organized by architectural element (roofs, doors, windows, columns, domes, towers, arches, etc.), the book is roughly chronological within each section, examining the elements across history, through different architectural styles, and by geographical distribution. Additional chapters offer overviews of how architecture has been affected by geography, history, and religion, along with an illustrated timeline of architectural elements. Also included is a chapter on applied ornament and a handy introduction to naming each part of a building. All entries are accompanied by examples in the forms of period engravings, line drawings, and pictures. The extended captions make the book invaluable for anyone who has ever pondered the meaning or importance of a hipped roof, rounded doorway, or classical pediment.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
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