• 100 Buildings Every Student Should Know 1900-2000
    100 Buildings Every Student Should Know 1900-2000
    ISBN: 9780847859504
    Title: 100 Buildings Every Student Should Know 1900-2000
    Author: MAYNE THOM & YI EUI-SUNG

    An accessible primer to the most important architectural touchstones of our time by today's leading architects and teachers of architecture.

    For this volume, over forty internationally renowned architects and educators--from Peter Eisenman and the late Zaha Hadid to Rafael Moneo and Cesar Pelli--were asked to list the top 100 twentieth-century architectural projects they would teach to students. The contributors were encouraged to select built projects where formal, spatial, technological, and organizational concepts responded to dynamic historical, cultural, social, and political circumstances. The capacity of these buildings to resist, adapt, and invent new typologies solidifies their timeless relevance to future challenges.

    The result is presented here in this unique volume: a master list of the top 100 "must-know" built works of architecture designed and completed between 1900 and 2000. Ranging from houses and apartment buildings to museums and buildings for education and government, the book offers a wealth of extraordinary works of design and construction and is an essential edition for anyone with an interest in architecture and design.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00

    $60.00
  • 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School
    101 Things I Learned in Engineering School
    ISBN: 9781524761967
    Title: 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School
    Author: FREDERICK MATTHEW & KUPRENAS JOHN

    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: $38.00
    $38.00
  • 150 Best New Cottage & Cabin Ideas
    150 Best New Cottage & Cabin Ideas
    ISBN: 9780062995148
    Title: 150 Best New Cottage & Cabin Ideas
    Author: ZAMORA FRANCESC


    Create a cozy getaway with this fabulous compendium in the highly successful 150 Best series, packed with images, ideas, inspiration, and information on the latest trends in small space design.


    150 Best New Cottage and Cabin Ideas shows off a diversity of creative, and innovative getaway homes the exemplify the small-space trend. Francesc Zamora draws on the developments of distinguished international architects and designers who have worked to achieve practical, innovative, and stylish solutions adapted to the specific needs and particular tastes of their clients.


    Filled with hundreds of color and black-and-white photographs, this comprehensive handbook offers an extensive collection of cabins and cottages from all over the world, and provides an inspirational source of ideas for architects, designers, and homeowners alike--whether you're looking to design and build a new dwelling or renovating and redecorating an existing structure.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • 150 Best Tiny Home Ideas
    150 Best Tiny Home Ideas
    ISBN: 9780062444660
    Title: 150 Best Tiny Home Ideas
    Author: COUTO MANEL GUTIERREZ

    The latest volume in the 150 Best series, 150 Best Tiny Home Ideas showcases a wide selection of urban and rural homes from around the world that exemplify tiny home living.

    Filled with detailed, full-color photographs, comprehensive layout illustrations, and informative descriptions, this useful guidebook responds to the space limitations of contemporary environments and highlights the newest innovations in efficient and successful small-space design. In recent years, tiny homes have not only become hugely popular because of their creative use of space but also necessary to deal with increasingly crowded living conditions. In this lush volume, you ll discover the most current and effective trends in tiny home design that work to enhance the comfort and practicality of the home without sacrificing the design.

    Featuring 150 homes designed by world-renowned architects and designers, 150 Best Tiny Home Ideas is the must-have resource for those interested in the construction and design of small-space living."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • 150 New Best of the Best House Ideas
    150 New Best of the Best House Ideas
    ISBN: 9780063018853
    Title: 150 New Best of the Best House Ideas
    Author: ABASCAL VALDENEBRO MACARENA


    Discover the best of the best in house design with this comprehensive guide in the highly successful 150 Best series, featuring hundreds of inspiring color and black-and-white photographs.


    150 New Best of the Best House Ideas is a stunning visual feast that explores the latest in innovative home construction, decoration, and design. This outstanding volume showcases an extensive collection of single-family houses from all over the world, created by distinguished international architects and designers who have worked to achieve practical and functional solutions adapted to the specific needs and particular tastes of their clients.&


    Each of the 150 houses profiled demonstrate the newest trends and various influences on home design, from cottage-type houses to minimalist geometric constructions. Using technological advances in construction and material use, these homes are energy-efficient, have a low environmental impact, and are stunningly attractive, appealing to all tastes and styles.


    This essential reference encompasses the diversity of current trends in house design and is an inspirational creative resource for builders, architects, designers, stylists, interior decorators, and students.&





    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • 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
    Author: COUTURIER ANDY

    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: $44.00
    $44.00
  • 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

    $140.00
  • Ando - Complete Works 1975-Today
    Ando - Complete Works 1975-Today
    ISBN: 9783836577120
    Title: Ando - Complete Works 1975-Today
    Author: JODIDIO PHILIP


    Discover the completely unique aesthetic of Tadao Ando, the only architect ever to have won the discipline's four most prestigious prizes: the Pritzker, Carlsberg, Praemium Imperiale, and Kyoto Prize.


    Philippe Starck defines him as a "mystic in a country which is no longer mystic." Philip Drew calls his buildings "land art" as they "struggle to emerge from the earth." His designs have been described as haiku crafted from concrete, water, light, and space. But to Ando, true architecture is not expressed in metaphysics or beauty, but rather through space that embodies physical wisdom.


    This thoroughly updated edition spans the breadth of his entire career, including such stunning new projects as the Shanghai Poly Theater and the Clark Center at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Each project is profiled through photographs and architectural drawings to explore Ando's unprecedented use of concrete, wood, water, light, space, and natural forms. Based on the massive XXL monograph, this edition brings the architect's definitive career overview to an accessible format.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $127.00
    $127.00
  • Architects after Architecture
    Architects after Architecture
    ISBN: 9780367441210
    Title: Architects after Architecture
    Author: HARRISS HARRIET & HYDE RORY & MARCACCIO ROBERTA

    What can you do with a degree in architecture? Where might it take you? What kind of challenges could you address? Architects After Architecture reframes architecture as a uniquely versatile way of acting on the world, far beyond that of designing buildings. 


    In this volume, we meet forty practitioners through profiles, case studies, and interviews, who have used their architectural training in new and resourceful ways to tackle the climate crisis, work with refugees, advocate for diversity, start tech companies, become leading museum curators, tackle homelessness, draft public policy, become developers, design videogames, shape public discourse, and much more. 


    Together, they describe a future of architecture that is diverse and engaged, expanding the limits of the discipline, and offering new paths forward in times of crisis. Whether you are an architecture student or a practicing architect considering a change, you'll find this an encouraging and inspiring read.   


    Please visit the Architects After Architecture website for more information, including future book launches and events: architectsafterarchitecture.com




    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.00
    $59.00
  • Architects at Home
    Architects at Home
    ISBN: 9781864708134
    Title: Architects at Home
    Author: MUTLOW JOHN V

    - Features the homes of a range of leading architects from around the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, and Europe- Explores the interior design techniques, art and decorative pieces, furnishings, materials, and technology incorporated into the homes of those who know the most about them- Collects together more than 40 works, beautifully presented with rich and glorious color photography throughoutThis stunning book takes you on a thrilling tour through the fascinating, eclectic and stylish abodes of some of the world's best-known architects. Not only do these pages offer a rare glimpse into each architect's personal, private environment, but each uniquely designed project provides insight into how each architect marries trends with their own personal philosophy, and how they inject interior design flair into their own contemporary domain. Combining rich photography and spectacular imagery with an incisive summary by a leading architecture specialist, Architects at Home provides a rich source for those keen to delve into the design aesthetics, concepts and innovations of prominent architects from around the globe.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Architects on Architects
    Architects on Architects
    ISBN: 9783777433080
    Title: Architects on Architects
    Author: FINK DIETRICH; GRAFF UTA; ROSTEK NILS (EDS)

    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
    $55.00
  • Architecture in Minutes
    Architecture in Minutes
    ISBN: 9781784296032
    Title: Architecture in Minutes
    Author: HODGE SUSIE

    The fastest way to grasp the key concepts of architecture

    In this hyper-compact, fully illustrated guide to architecture, Susie Hodge outlines the history and theory of architecture from the earliest structures to the cutting-edge concepts of the present day. Along the way she profiles 200 key buildings, historic styles, architectural movements and celebrated architects from all around the world.

    Contents include the Greek orders, Roman engineering, Gothic architecture, the Renaissance, the Baroque, Revivalism, Art Nouveau, Modernism and Postmodernism, Futurism and Dynamic architecture along with architects like Inigo Jones, Christopher Wren, Gaudi, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier and Frank Gehry.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Architecture: A Visual History
    Architecture: A Visual History
    ISBN: 9780241514900
    Title: Architecture: A Visual History
    Author: GLANCEY JONATHAN


    See more than 350 of the world's greatest buildings come to life in the most spectacular way!

    A world of beauty and genius is unveiled in this comprehensive architecture book. Discover the world's most incredible buildings, from the ancient world to the present day.

    From the Louvre and the Colosseum to the Sydney Opera House and the Gherkin, this book offers a truly visual worldwide survey of global architecture. Bursting with breathtaking photography and informative entries on more than 350 of the world's most famous buildings, Architecture: A Visual History gives you an unspoilt view of their fascinating features.

    This accessible reference book will transport you to the most impressive and iconic buildings on earth:

    - 500 photographs and 13 CGI artworks that dissect magnificent buildings around the world
    - Clear explanations and cross-sections of each building, along with exquisite photography of specific details
    - Close-up, detailed photographic reference to the architectural "vocabulary" of the period

    Explore the Architectural Wonders of the World

    Page after page is dedicated to significant architectural movements, biographies of famous architects and in-depth examinations of their masterpieces. See how and why certain features were common during specific time periods and how these amazing buildings have stood the test of time. Unique specially-commissioned CGI artworks throughout the book showcase more than 10 specific buildings, including The Pantheon and the White House.

    This stunning guide gives you a closer look at contemporary global architecture as well as sustainable green buildings. It's the perfect gift for architecture students, practising architects, or anyone with an interest in architecture, design, engineering, or art.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Atlantis A Journey in Search of Beauty
    Atlantis A Journey in Search of Beauty
    ISBN: 9781787702615
    Title: Atlantis A Journey in Search of Beauty
    Author: PIANO CARLO & PIANO RENZO


    Renowned architect Renzo Piano (the New Whitney Museum, the Pompidou Center, Potsdamer Platz, Cite Internationale, New York Times Building, The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, etc.) and his son Carlo, a well-regarded journalist, set sail from Genoa one late Summer day to search for Atlantis, the perfect city, built to harbor a perfect society.


    Embarking not only on a life-changing journey but also on series of conversations that are humorous, irreverent, erudite, and always entertaining, Renzo and Carlo travel from Genoa in search of the perfect city, along the way reflecting on their own relationship, on fathers and sons, on the idea of travel itself, and perhaps most notably on architecture, space, and the secret life of forms.


    Piano, subject of The Art of Making Buildings and a man who can not only measure land at a glance but also the sea's infinite geometry, returns to the places where he has created his iconic works, mosaic pieces in the infinite, necessary quest for perfection. With his son he sails across the Pacific, along the banks of the Thames and the Seine, reaching as far as Athens, San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, and Osaka Bay.


    In search of beauty, Piano finds only imperfection. And so, all that remains is to sail on, in the company of his son.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Audacious Architecture
    Audacious Architecture
    ISBN: 9781760790035
    Title: Audacious Architecture
    Author: STONE BARRY

    At the advent of a new millennium, architects have pushed the limits of invention and originality. Boasting breathtaking skylines of sail-shaped buildings, dancing towers and twisting skyscrapers, the audacious architecture makes many of the world's finest cities a delight to visit for architects, designers, photographers and travelers. Author Barry Stone brings to you the audacious visionaries whose creations are all about shock and awe ... the best homes, buildings and structures the world has seen.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Beauty and the East; New Chinese Architecture
    Beauty and the East; New Chinese Architecture
    ISBN: 9783899558722
    Title: Beauty and the East; New Chinese Architecture
    Author: GESTALTEN

    The transformation of China in the past three decades has been nothing short of spectacular. Now a cultural and economic player on the world stage, its rise has also given air to a new generation of architects and interior designers. China previously looked to the West for architectural references, today they are moulding a new design expression which fuses centuries of local tradition with idealistic design. House of the Dragon presents the homegrown talent shaping this new aesthetic that is bound by the surrounding environment. Adopting new methods and techniques, they are pushing design possibilities and influencing the watching world. From cultural institutions to cityscapes, explore the tantalizing world of Chinese architecture and get a window into the world of tomorrow.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $150.00
    $150.00
  • BIG. Formgiving: An Architectural Future History
    BIG. Formgiving: An Architectural Future History
    ISBN: 9783836577045
    Title: BIG. Formgiving: An Architectural Future History
    Author: BIG


    Formgiving. An Architectural Future History, the new book by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), is a visionary attempt to look at the horizon of time. The Danish word for "design" is "formgivning," which literally means to give form to that which has not yet taken shape. In other words, to give form to the future. Using our power to give form, rather than allowing the future to take shape, is more important now than ever, as humankind's impact on the planet continues to increase and pose ever greater challenges to all life forms. Architecture plays a special role by proposing spaces for our lives that are fragments of the future in the making. William Gibson's words embody architecture's role perfectly: "The future is already here--it's just not evenly distributed."


    With Formgiving, BIG presents the third part of its TASCHEN trilogy, which began with Yes is More, one of the most successful architectural books of its generation, and continued with Hot to Cold. An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation. The book is presented in a timeline, stretching from the Big Bang into the most distant future. Projects are structured around six strands of evolution--"Making," "Sensing," "Sustaining," "Thinking," "Healing," and "Moving"--the multimedia-based, interdisciplinary concepts encompassing the building industry. Culture, climate, and landscape, as well as all the energies derived from the elements--the thermal mass of the ocean, the dynamics of currents, the energy and warmth of the sun, the power of the wind--are incorporated into these projects. Throughout more than 700 pages, Bjarke Ingels presents his personal selection of projects, including the 12,000-square-meter LEGO House in Denmark, the human-made ecosystems floating on oceans, the redesign of a World War II bunker into a contemplative museum, and the ski slope-infused power plant celebrating Copenhagen's commitment to carbon neutrality. Through architecture and design, BIG gives shape to a sustainable and simultaneously colorful world.


    Bjarke Ingels: "To feel that we have license to imagine a future different from today, all we have to do is look back ten years, a hundred years, a thousand years, to realize how radically different things were then than they are today. The same will be true if we can look ahead with the same clarity of vision. As we tackle the complexities of everyday life, these six evolutionary trajectories allow us to place a firm gaze on the horizon of time to prevent us from being derailed by the random distractions of today. Since we know from our past that our future is bound to be different from our present, rather than waiting for it to take shape on its own, we have the power to give it form."Formgiving is also a companion volume to the exhibition of the same name, which was conceived at the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen and will travel to other venues worldwide. More than 65 projects document BIG's global work through the eyes of their users, from the drawing board to global construction sites and finished projects. Throughout the book are insights into developments that reach five, ten, or fifty years into the future, and evidence of BIG's intransigence to reach beyond the ordinary, and beyond worlds, to contribute to the future with each project. Each step not only reveals a world that resembles our dreams but also already tries to realize these dreams pragmatically. We have the power to create the world of tomorrow The book features:


    previously unpublished essays by Bjarke Ingels,


    award-winning photography by Laurian Ghinitoiu, Iwan Baan, and Rasmus Hjortsh j, among others,


    planetary proposals for habitats on the Moon and research centers on Mars,


    20 LEGO master-builder models of BIG's work,


    a glimpse of Masterplanet--BIG's ongoing work on a collective, crowdsourced masterplan guide for sustaining our planet.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $115.00
    $115.00
  • Black: Architecture in Monochrome, Mini Format
    Black: Architecture in Monochrome, Mini Format
    ISBN: 9781838660697
    Title: Black: Architecture in Monochrome, Mini Format
    Author: PAUL STELLA (INTRODUCTION BY)


    A stunning journey through the world's most dramatic and inspiring black architecture - now in a cool, compact new format


    In this sleek, stylish and easy-to-use new size, Black: Architecture in Monochromehighlights the exquisite elegance of black in the built world through more than 150 structures. From ancient churches to contemporary skyscrapers, Blackdemonstrates how hues from ebony to onyx have been beloved by architects for centuries. Insightful texts paired with striking photography bring to life these captivating buildings including works by Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, David Adjaye, Jean Nouvel, Peter Marino, and Steven Holl.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Bohemian Living: Creative Homes Around The World
    Bohemian Living: Creative Homes Around The World
    ISBN: 9781760760090
    Title: Bohemian Living: Creative Homes Around The World
    Author: LEA ROBYN

    'One theme that has become quite clear is that all of the characters embrace, cultivate, or are naturally inclined to take a wonderful childlike view of the world. That is evident in their homes, as well as their work' Robyn Lea Modern Day Bohemians sidesteps the world of carefully constructed interior design images and instead, dives into the liberated and nonconformist atmosphere of offbeat beauty and artistic delights. It asks the question: what does it mean to be bohemian in the modern world? Robyn Lea is an incredible storyteller - both visually and in the written form. She understands the creative spirit. In each profile she traces the journey from unusual childhoods to creative, often unorthodox, adult worlds and along the way reveals the interesting twists of fate that have allowed each person to realise their full bohemian potential in the spaces they live and work in.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • 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
    $75.00
  • Building for Hope Towards an Architecture of Belonging
    Building for Hope Towards an Architecture of Belonging
    ISBN: 9780500343722
    Title: Building for Hope Towards an Architecture of Belonging
    Author: AL-SABOUNI MARWA


    When Marwa al-Sabouni published Battle for Home in 2016, she was a little-known architect, living in battle-ravaged Homs, Syria, unable to practice her profession. She turned her fierce intelligence to chronicling how her city and country were undone through decades of architectural mismanagement and mistakes. Once published, Marwa al-Sabouni's book and story attracted the attention of international media--CNN, The New York Times--and received critical acclaim worldwide. The United Nations called on her for insights and expertise. She became a TED fellow, was invited to speak to audiences around the world, and some suggested she be nominated for architecture's highest honor, the Pritzker Prize.


    Al-Sabouni's deep understanding of Middle Eastern heritage and architecture gives her insight into a wide range of cities, informing her views on how cities work best, how they might fail, and what can be done to harmonize the lives of all their inhabitants.


    In this compelling new book, al-Sabouni draws together several narratives: her personal and professional observations of some of the world's most fascinating cities, from Detroit to Helsinki; the lessons that Western societies might learn from Islamic culture and design; and philosophical reflections on how our personal and communal spaces can provide the basic foundations for happiness. Through this tapestry of personal experience, unblinking perspective, and insight, al-Sabouni offers real-world solutions--and hope--for how peace might be created through mindful urban planning.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Building Your Tiny House Dream Design & Build a Camper-Style Tiny House with Your Own Hands
    Building Your Tiny House Dream Design & Build a Camper-Style Tiny House with Your Own Hands
    ISBN: 9781580118477
    Title: Building Your Tiny House Dream Design & Build a Camper-Style Tiny House with Your Own Hands
    Author: SCHAPDICK CHRIS


    You've decided you're ready to build and enjoy the benefits of a tiny house, but how? Combining the "why" with the "how to," Building Your Tiny House Dream will show you each and every step to constructing your own custom camper. Part one provides detailed guidance on essential information, from the skills needed and planning to tools, safety, and helpful resources. Start building your personal tiny home in part two that's carefully laid out in order from start to finish, from laying the foundation, framing, and roofing to plumbing, adding personality, and towing so you can take your tiny home on wheels wherever you want to go Written by award-winning tiny home builder Chris Schapdick, learn from an expert how to build the tiny house of your dreams



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures
    Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures
    ISBN: 9781408870372
    Title: Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures
    Author: AGRAWAL ROMA


    Winner of the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books


    The wonders of engineering revealed--by the inspirational female engineer behind the Shard, Western Europe's tallest building.


    While our cities are full of incredible engineering feats, most of us live with little idea of what goes into creating the built environment, let alone how a new building goes up, what it is constructed upon, or how it remains standing.


    In Built, star structural engineer Roma Agrawal explains how construction has evolved from the mud huts of our ancestors to skyscrapers of steel that reach into the sky. She unearths how humans have tunneled through solid mountains; how we've walked across the widest of rivers, and tamed nature's precious water resources. She tells vivid tales of the visionaries who created the groundbreaking materials used to build the Pantheon and the Eiffel Tower; and explains how careful engineering can minimize tragedies like the collapse of the Quebec Bridge. Interweaving science, history, illustrations, and personal stories, Built offers a fascinating window into a subject that makes up the foundation of our everyday lives.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere
    Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere
    ISBN: 9780141982144
    Title: Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere
    Author: KLEIN ZACH

    A simple shelter, somewhere peaceful, surrounded by nature. Wherever you dream of having your quiet place, these rural escapes are for anyone yearning for a different kind of existence. Cabin Porn began as an online project created by a group of friends to inspire their own homebuilding. As they collected more photos, their site attracted thousands of submissions from other cabin builders and a passionate audience of more than ten millions people. Cabin Porn is an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath and enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple craft.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Cabins: Hidden Places, Stylish Spaces
    Cabins: Hidden Places, Stylish Spaces
    ISBN: 9781864708332
    Title: Cabins: Hidden Places, Stylish Spaces
    Author: IMAGES PUB

    Almost everyone has indulged in the irresistible notion of carving out a romantic rural refuge in a typically rustic setting, beside a beach or meadow, in the mountains, or other pristine environments. This book brings together the infinite number of possibilities of beautiful and creative cabin designs set in idyllic locations where access to nature is unimpeded. There's a growing trend for living in a small getaway, but that needn't mean living in cramped, unimaginative spaces. Cabins: Hidden Places, Stylish Spaces showcases the challenges of how small floor plans and compact interiors can be overcome with inventive modern design solutions and the innovative use of technology. Once-basic structures are now evolving into fancy dwellings that offer off-grid living with low impact on the environment, all the while cocooning the occupants in differing levels of comfort, from rustic formats with basic necessities, to some which offer facilities for luxury living. From artist studios to alpine shelters, beachside shacks to rural retreats, this book is an endless source of inspiration for armchair architects and those seeking to create a peaceful sanctuary that fuses distilled ingenuity with eco-friendly style. SELLING POINTS: * Filled with more than 35 inspiring, contemporary cabin designs * Each project provides sound construction details, design logic, and architectural expertise * A richly photographed design reference covering a wide range of cabins, cottages, shelters, shacks, artist studios, lodges, retreats and more

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Chronology of Architecture
    Chronology of Architecture
    ISBN: 9780500343562
    Title: Chronology of Architecture
    Author: ZUKOWSKY JOHN

    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
    $55.00
  • Complete Zaha Hadid
    Complete Zaha Hadid
    ISBN: 9780500343357
    Title: Complete Zaha Hadid
    Author: BETSKY AARON


    Zaha Hadid (1950- 2016) was one of the most innovative and celebrated architects of our time. This comprehensive survey of over two hundred projects--from her earliest experimentations to product design, from speculative follies to large- scale built works--is a testament to the depth, range, and inventiveness of her vision.


    This compact and comprehensive edition has been thoroughly expanded and brought up to date with the latest completed buildings and Hadid's final projects. Prepared in collaboration with the architect's office, the book contains a dazzling array of imagery, including large- scale paintings, sculpture- like models, multi-perspective drawings, and dynamic computer renderings.


    Organized chronologically over Hadid's career, this volume reveals her earliest inspirations and also includes the last projects she worked on, such as the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, the Dominion Office Building in Moscow, and the Port House in Antwerp. Critic and museum director Aaron Betsky's introduction examines Hadid's entire career, both in the context of architectural history and as a manifestation of the current and future state of architecture.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • 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
    $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
    $165.00
  • Contemporary House
    Contemporary House
    ISBN: 9780500021941
    Title: Contemporary House
    Author: BELL JONATHAN & STATHAKI ELLIE

    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
    $55.00
  • Curate: Inspiration for an Individual Home
    Curate: Inspiration for an Individual Home
    ISBN: 9781784727390
    Title: Curate: Inspiration for an Individual Home
    Author: GARDENER LYNDA & HEATH ALI

    An inspirational guide to home decorating with the perennially popular elements of a neutral palette, natural ingredients and a carefully curated mix of vintage and modern pieces - from influential stylist and decorator, Lynda Gardener

    Doyenne of the unique and decorative, interiors stylist and hotelier Lynda Gardener is always on the hunt for new finds to enhance her homes and decorating projects. For her, individual collections add soul to space - and her self-taught ability to curate and display these personal treasures has created a trademark style that is loved internationally.

    Curate, the highly anticipated book by Lynda Gardner and Ali Heath, explores the seven elements that Lynda uses to bring rooms to life and sees them combined in ten truly inspirational homes - most designed by Lynda herself but some by other creatives who inspire her. Whether a converted warehouse, simple loft, bijoux apartment, one-room studio, new-build barn, country estate, historic cottage, island hideaway, beach shack or rural retreat, these special places reveal the art of curating a home with originality and personality. With gloriously evocative photography by Marnie Hawson and plenty of down-to-earth advice, Curate encourages the reader to embrace their individual style and create a timeless interior of their own.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • 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
    $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
    $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
    $82.00
  • 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
    Author: TOROMANOFF AGATA; TOROMANOFF PIERRE

    "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: $91.00
    $91.00
  • Elements of Modern Architecture Understanding Contemporary Buildings
    Elements of Modern Architecture Understanding Contemporary Buildings
    ISBN: 9780500023624
    Title: Elements of Modern Architecture Understanding Contemporary Buildings
    Author: RADFORD ANTONY ET AL

    This ambitious publication, now revised and expanded, dissects fifty-five modern masterpieces through specially commissioned freehand drawings that reveal the principles and details of what makes a building meaningful and enduring. Covering six continents, and ranging from residences to opera houses, influential buildings of the past seven decades are analysed through detailed consideration of their key characteristics - site and surroundings, space and massing, programme and circulation, fenestration and use of natural light - to give an insight into how each design works as a cohesive whole. Appealing to architects, students and everyone who appreciates great buildings, The Elements of Modern Architecture is an essential reference and inspiration for generations to come.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Evergreen Architecture: Overgrown Buldings & Greener Living
    Evergreen Architecture: Overgrown Buldings & Greener Living
    ISBN: 9783967040104
    Title: Evergreen Architecture: Overgrown Buldings & Greener Living
    Author: GESTALTEN

    Nature and architecture have never been more intertwined. As more of the earth's surface is swallowed up by the built environment, architects are increasingly up to the task of integrating flora and greenery into their creations. There are many ways to express this: green roofs, living walls, indoor courtyards and entire facades filled with plants. But where these are posed as solutions there are yet more questions. How does a skyscraper uphold the weight of hundreds of trees? How do residents keep moss-covered walls alive? Jungle Architecture explores this, and much more.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
    $120.00
  • Extra Bold A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers
    Extra Bold A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers
    ISBN: 9781616899189
    Title: Extra Bold A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers
    Author: LUPTON ELLEN ET AL

    Extra Bold is the inclusive, practical, and informative career handbook for designers that we've all been waiting for. Written collaboratively by a diverse team of authors, the book opens with critical essays that rethink design principles and practices through theories of feminism, racism, inclusion, and nonbinary thinking. Extra Bold features interviews, essays, typefaces, and projects from dozens of contributors with a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, gender identities, and positions of economic and social privilege. The book adds new voices to the dominant design canon.

    Part textbook and part comic book, zine, manifesto, survival guide, and self-help manual, Extra Bold is filled with stories and ideas that don't show up in other career books or design overviews. Both pragmatic and inquisitive, the book explores power structures and how to navigate them. Interviews showcase people at different stages of their careers, and biographical sketches explore individuals marginalized by sexism, racism, and ableism. Jennifer Tobias's original, handcrafted illustrations bring warmth, happiness, humor, and narrative depth. Extra Bold is the design career manual for everyone.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $62.00

    $62.00
  • Gio Ponti: Archi-Designer
    Gio Ponti: Archi-Designer
    ISBN: 9788836641253
    Title: Gio Ponti: Archi-Designer
    Author: PONTI GIO (ARTIST); PONZIO ANGELICA (TEXT BY)


    The prolific architect, designer and Domus editor reinvented the look of everyday life from the spoon to the cathedral

    With more than 100 buildings and scores of design objects to his name, Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti revolutionized postwar architecture and opened up prospects for new ways of life.

    Gio Ponti: Archi-Designer covers Ponti's entire career from 1921 to 1978, highlighting the many aspects of his work: from mechanical production to handicraft, from architecture to industrial design, from furniture to lighting, from the creation of magazines to his forays into the fields of glass, ceramics and goldsmithing. His work exemplified a certain tendency identified by his fellow architect Ernesto Rogers in 1952, an interest in designing dal cucchiaio alla citt ("from the spoon to the town")--giving equal attention and applying the same innovative design thinking to small spoon and skyscraper alike.

    Featuring more than 500 pieces, this book traces Ponti's multidisciplinary journeys through architecture, furniture and design in his work for private homes and public buildings, including universities and cathedrals.

    Regarded as one of the most influential architects and designers of the 20th century, Giovanni "Gio" Ponti (1891-1979) established his architectural firm in 1921 and was extraordinarily prolific from that point on, working as an architect, industrial designer, artist, furniture designer, teacher and writer. In 1928 he founded the magazine Domus, which he would direct for most of his life, helping to spread his vision of a revitalized modern aesthetics in Italian industrial production, architecture, interior design and the decorative arts.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $122.00
    $122.00
  • Great Great Wall: Along the Borders of History from China to Mexico
    Great Great Wall: Along the Borders of History from China to Mexico
    ISBN: 9781419732829
    Title: Great Great Wall: Along the Borders of History from China to Mexico
    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
    $45.00
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