• 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
    101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
    ISBN: 9780262062664
    Title: 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
    Author: FREDERICK MATTHEW

    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
    $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
    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: $37.00
    $37.00
  • 99% Invisible City A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design
    99% Invisible City A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design
    ISBN: 9780358126607
    Title: 99% Invisible City A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design
    Author: MARS ROMAN & KOHLSTEDT KURT


    A New York Times Bestseller

    'Full of surprises and quirky information . . . a fascinating journey through the over-familiar.'
    - Financial Times, Best Books of 2020

    '[A] diverse and enlightening book . . .
    The 99% Invisible City is altogether fresh and imaginative when it comes to thinking about urban spaces.' -The New York Times Book Review

    'A delightful book about the under-appreciated wonders of good design' - Tim Harford, bestselling author of The Undercover Economist and Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy

    '99% Invisible goes deep on the design and architecture we tend to overlook - this is it in glorious guidebook form . . . fascinating.' Wired

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    This is 99% Invisible.

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    A beautifully designed guidebook to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast

    Have you ever wondered what those bright, squiggly graffiti marks on the sidewalk mean?

    Or stopped to ponder who gets to name the streets we walk along?

    Or what the story is behind those dancing inflatable figures in car dealerships?


    99% Invisible is a big-ideas podcast about small-seeming things, revealing stories baked into the buildings we inhabit, the streets we drive, and the sidewalks we traverse. The show celebrates design and architecture in all of its functional glory and accidental absurdity, with intriguing tales of both designers and the people impacted by their designs.

    Now, in The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to Hidden World of Everyday Design, host Roman Mars and coauthor Kurt Kohlstedt zoom in on the various elements that make our cities work, exploring the origins and other fascinating stories behind everything from power grids and fire escapes to drinking fountains and street signs. With deeply researched entries and beautiful line drawings throughout, The 99% Invisible City will captivate devoted fans of the show and anyone curious about design, urban environments, and the unsung marvels of the world around them.
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    You are about to see stories everywhere, you beautiful nerd. Now get out there.

    'If you've ever wondered why our world is the way it is, this show has your answers' The Hustle

    '99% Invisible...is completely wonderful and entertaining and beautifully produced...' Ira Glass, This American Life

    'The hugely inventive 99% Invisible treats the design of everyday things like a forensic science.' WIRED



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design
    99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design
    ISBN: 9781529355277
    Title: 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design
    Author: MARS ROMAN & KOHLSTEDT KURT


    This is 99% Invisible.
    __________

    A beautifully designed guidebook to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast

    Have you ever wondered what those bright, squiggly graffiti marks on the sidewalk mean?

    Or stopped to ponder who gets to name the streets we walk along?

    Or what the story is behind those dancing inflatable figures in car dealerships?


    99% Invisible is a big-ideas podcast about small-seeming things, revealing stories baked into the buildings we inhabit, the streets we drive, and the sidewalks we traverse. The show celebrates design and architecture in all of its functional glory and accidental absurdity, with intriguing tales of both designers and the people impacted by their designs.

    Now, in The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to Hidden World of Everyday Design, host Roman Mars and coauthor Kurt Kohlstedt zoom in on the various elements that make our cities work, exploring the origins and other fascinating stories behind everything from power grids and fire escapes to drinking fountains and street signs. With deeply researched entries and beautiful line drawings throughout, The 99% Invisible City will captivate devoted fans of the show and anyone curious about design, urban environments, and the unsung marvels of the world around them.
    __________

    You are about to see stories everywhere, you beautiful nerd. Now get out there.

    'If you've ever wondered why our world is the way it is, this show has your answers' The Hustle

    '99% Invisible...is completely wonderful and entertaining and beautifully produced...' Ira Glass, This American Life

    'The hugely inventive 99% Invisible treats the design of everyday things like a forensic science.' WIRED



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 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: $43.00
    $43.00
  • 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
  • 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: 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
    Author: MCMORROUGH JULIA

    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
    $33.00
  • Art of Place Architecture and Interiors
    Art of Place Architecture and Interiors
    ISBN: 9780847862115
    Title: Art of Place Architecture and Interiors
    Author: LEDBETTER BROOKE ET AL

    The first book from this celebrated American designer and architect known for creating spaces that balance historic detail and modern elegance.

    The work of architect and interior designer Lee Ledbetter represents a one-of-a-kind combination of traditional details and chic Modernism. Lee Ledbetter established his practice in New Orleans in 1996 and has developed a body of work that emerges from his ability to incorporate historical precedent as well as regional and environmental context, and his firm has received recognition for its expertise well beyond its Deep South roots. Ledbetter's interiors and architecture combine a cleanly tailored and bright modernity with the unapologetic embellishments of refined and luxurious decoration. Ledbetter strongly believes design to be a fine art along with painting and sculpture, and he considers placement and scale of furniture, artwork, and lighting as carefully as he does the creation of walls and the spaces they contain. As Mayer Rus, who provides the text for this title, once wrote in House & Garden, Lee Ledbetter rejects the idea that a serious architect cannot be a dedicated decorator as well.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $125.00

    $125.00
  • 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
  • Barefoot Architect: A Handbook for Green Building
    Barefoot Architect: A Handbook for Green Building
    ISBN: 9780936070421
    Title: Barefoot Architect: A Handbook for Green Building
    Author: VAN LENGEN JOHAN

    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
    $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
    Author: AL-SABOUNI MARWA & SCRUTON ROGER (FOREWORD)

    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
    $22.00
  • 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
  • Bridges: A History of the World's Most Spectacular Spans
    Bridges: A History of the World's Most Spectacular Spans
    ISBN: 9780316507943
    Title: Bridges: A History of the World's Most Spectacular Spans
    Author: DUPRE JUDITH

    From the best-selling author of Skyscrapers comes the much-anticipated twentieth-anniversary edition of her magnificent chronological tour of the world's most significant and eye-popping spans, now in color and bigger than ever.

    This visual history of the world''s landmark bridges is updated and expanded since its initial publication twenty years ago, with all-new photographs and features on cutting edge work by international superstars of architecture and engineering. Spanning two-thousand years of technological and aesthetic triumphs, Bridges stands as the most thorough, authoritative, and gorgeous book on the subject. With its dynamic design and oversized format, the book is as dramatic as the structures it celebrates. Breathtaking photographs capture the bridges' details as well as their monumental scale; location maps and architectural drawings invite you behind the scenes as new bridges take shape; and lively commentary on each explores its historical context and significance. Throughout, informative profiles, sidebars, and statistics make BRIDGES an invaluable reference as well as a visual feast.

    Technological advances, structural daring, and artistic vision have propelled the evolution of bridge designs around the world. The last thirty years has seen the construction of masterpieces such as the Zakim Bridge that changed the city of Boston; Gateshead Millennium Bridge in England, a pedestrian tilt bridge that closes like an eye when it is raised; the Millau Viaduct in Tarn Valley, France, now the tallest cable-stay bridge in world; and the 102-mile Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge in China, the longest in the world. This all-new twentieth-anniversary edition features profiles on these amazing spans and on beloved landmarks, such as the Golden Gate and the Brooklyn Bridge, as well as thematic chapters on lighting technologies, military bridges, and bridges in the movies.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00

    $50.00
  • Building on Tradition Repurposing Traditional Materials in Architecture
    Building on Tradition Repurposing Traditional Materials in Architecture
    ISBN: 9781864708370
    Title: Building on Tradition Repurposing Traditional Materials in Architecture
    Author: FERNANDEZ CASTRILLO

    -Richly illustrated with full-color photographs, and detailed plans throughout -Features a selection of contemporary projects all employing or repurposing traditional materials, to create new and innovative buildings -Projects include a range of typologies, from houses to cultural centers, or museums to sports pavilions, brand new designer builds to modern extensions on centuries-old heritage buildings -Each example provides a clear illustration of how traditional materials have been used to highlight or enhance the building The buildings of the past were constructed with readily available and local materials, such as stone, wood, or handmade bricks. Architects in the modern era, however, can choose from an ever-increasing number of new materials, each one allowing for different advances in design. And yet the traditional materials have never been entirely supplanted; they still form an important part of the architectural range and are still used by architects the world over. The humble brick, for example, has remained a constant throughout the history of architecture, as has timber with its flexibility and warm tones. But today such elements can be used in conjunction with newer materials to highlight their natural beauty in many different ways: creating a stunning metal facade, wrapping a building with a cool, sleek stone finish, designing a wall with an eye-catching interesting texture, or adding depth or warmth to an internal design. Traditional metals are also finding new use, being employed to coat a structure in a light metal skin that reflects the sunlight, or embedded onto a building to add interest and texture. This book journeys through a curated selection of stunning examples from across the world, showcasing how each material is creatively used over a diverse range of building types and styles, and illustrating the myriad possibilities and forms available to the modern architect who chooses to rework these age-old materials into a brand-new decorative yet functional form.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • 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
  • Burbs
    Burbs
    ISBN: 9781760760144
    Title: Burbs
    Author: BUKSHTEYN KIM

    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
    $22.00
  • Cabin Porn: Inside
    Cabin Porn: Inside
    ISBN: 9780141990194
    Title: Cabin Porn: Inside
    Author: KLEIN ZACH


    'The ultimate traveller guilty pleasure, offering a look inside some of the most compelling cabins around the world' Lonely Planet


    Initially created by a group of friends as an online scrapbook, Cabin Porn became a phenomenon following the publication of the first volume of photographs of hand-made homes in breathtaking natural landscapes around the world.


    This new book delves deeper into the best-loved homes featured on the blog over the last ten years, offering close-ups of the stunning architecture and interior design that make them truly remarkable. With more timeless photography and new design stories, Cabin Porn: Inside brings fresh inspiration for your quiet place somewhere.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • 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
    $85.00
  • 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
  • Cool Dogs, Cool Homes Living in Style with Your Dog
    Cool Dogs, Cool Homes Living in Style with Your Dog
    ISBN: 9781782498797
    Title: Cool Dogs, Cool Homes Living in Style with Your Dog
    Author: JAMES GERALDINE

    Stylish interiors and happy dogs make the perfect home.

    You may have the coolest home on the street, but a house is not a home without a dog. So how do you keep your interiors Instagrammable when you have a canine companion, with all the associated paraphernalia of feeding bowls, leads, beds, and toys? As a dog-owner for over 20 years, and a former home buying manager at Selfridge's in London, UK, Geraldine James is the perfect person to show you how to incorporate dogs into your life without sacrificing your style or their freedom to roam the house and backyard. Whether you live in the city, in the countryside, or on the coast, your home can still look good with a few careful compromises. Then there are the design dogs - dogs belonging to designers whose beautifully curated homes are none the less canine-friendly. And finally there's a special section telling the stories of the rescue dogs featured in the book, and highlighting the joy a rescue dog can bring to your life and your home.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00

    $50.00
  • David Adjaye: Public Buildings & Houses, 1998-2008
    David Adjaye: Public Buildings & Houses, 1998-2008
    ISBN: 9780500343517
    Title: David Adjaye: Public Buildings & Houses, 1998-2008
    Author: ADJAYE DAVID & ALLISON PETER (EDITOR)


    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
    $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
    $40.00
  • Design Lives Here: Australian Interiors, Furniture & Lighting
    Design Lives Here: Australian Interiors, Furniture & Lighting
    ISBN: 9781760760175
    Title: Design Lives Here: Australian Interiors, Furniture & Lighting
    Author: CRASWELL PENNY

    Australian design has forged its own unique trajectory, influenced by geographic isolation, a distinctive natural environment and a modern sensibility.Design Lives Here showcases the best of Australian residential architecture and interiors, and pays homage to the local designers and makers who have crafted bespoke pieces of furniture and lighting for these homes, whether large or small.From a reimagined Californian bungalow with a dining table inspired by the humble HB pencil to a monumental inner-city residence furnished with more than 100 custom pieces, these houses - and the objects that reside within - offer a compelling snapshot of contemporary Australian design through the lens of materiality, utility, site and place.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • 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: $100.00
    $100.00
  • 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
  • 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
    Author: DE GRAAF REINIER

    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
    $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
    $65.00
  • 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
  • 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: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Hare + Klein: Interior
    Hare + Klein: Interior
    ISBN: 9781760760441
    Title: Hare + Klein: Interior
    Author: HARE MERYL

    Distinguished by an aesthetic of understated luxury and attention to fine detail, Hare + Klein is synonymous with uncompromisingly comfortable, liveable interiors made exceptional by deceivingly effortless styling. Whether it's a stark inner-city warehouse brought to life by contemporary furniture and finishes or a rural idyll seamlessly linked to a gorgeous garden, Hare + Klein's style is unmistakeable.

    Hare + Klein Interior showcases the signature use of texture, colour and scale in responsive interior design that has defined their practice to date. Featuring alluring photography, architectural sketches, fabric swatches and mood boards for fourteen properties, this, their second book, offers further insight into their design decisions and the stunning, timeless homes that they produce.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Haus Am Horn: Bahaus Architecture in Weimar
    Haus Am Horn: Bahaus Architecture in Weimar
    ISBN: 9783777432762
    Title: Haus Am Horn: Bahaus Architecture in Weimar
    Author: BLUMM ANKE & ULLRICH MARTINA

    In 1923, the Bauhaus introduced itself to the public via an exhibition staged at an astonishing site: the Haus Am Horn, designed specifically for the show. Today, the house is the only surviving example of Bauhaus architecture in Weimar. In Haus Am Horn, editors Anke Bl mm and Martina Ullrich present the at times tumultuous history of this architectural landmark.

    When it first opened, the Haus Am Horn was a marvel: the different workshops of the Bauhaus school had closely collaborated to outfit the building with self-designed furniture, textiles, lights, and the latest household equipment. Every detail was intended to address the question of how people would and could live in the future. Then, from 1924 until well into the 1990s, the house served as a private residence, undergoing changes that left few of the interior furnishings intact. Today, however, the Haus Am Horn has been restored and has begun a new chapter of life as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Bauhaus and Its Sites in Weimar, Dessau, and Bernau." With this beautifully illustrated book in hand, visitors to the Haus Am Horn will better appreciate its storied past and vibrant legacy.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance & Productivity
    Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance & Productivity
    ISBN: 9780674237971
    Title: Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance & Productivity
    Author: ALLEN JOSEPH G & MACOMBER JOHN D


    "This book should be essential reading for all who commission, design, manage, and use buildings--indeed anyone who is interested in a healthy environment."--Norman Foster

    As businesses around the world consider when and how to reopen their doors to fight COVID-19, the Director of Harvard's Healthy Buildings Program and Harvard Business School's leading expert on urban resilience reveal what you can do to harness the power of your offices and homes to protect your health--and boost every aspect of your performance and well-being.

    Ever feel tired during a meeting? That's because most conference rooms are not bringing in enough fresh air. When that door opens, it literally breathes life back into the room. But there is a lot more acting on your body that you can't feel or see. From our offices and homes to schools, hospitals, and restaurants, the indoor spaces where we work, learn, play, eat, and heal have an outsized impact on our performance and well-being. They affect our creativity, focus, and problem-solving ability and can make us sick--jeopardizing our future and dragging down profits in the process.

    Charismatic pioneers of the healthy building movement who have paired up to combine the cutting-edge science of Harvard's School of Public Health with the financial know-how of the Harvard Business School, Joseph Allen and John Macomber make a compelling case in this urgently needed book for why every business and home owner should make certain relatively low-cost investments a top priority. Grounded in exposure and risk science and relevant to anyone newly concerned about how their surroundings impact their health, Healthy Buildings can help you evaluate the impact of small, easily controllable environmental fluctuations on your immediate well-being and long-term reproductive and lung health. It shows how our indoor environment can have a dramatic impact on a whole host of higher order cognitive functions--including things like concentration, strategic thinking, troubleshooting, and decision-making. Study after study has found that your performance will dramatically improve if you are working in optimal conditions (with high rates of ventilation, few damaging persistent chemicals, and optimal humidity, lighting and noise control). So what would it take to turn that knowledge into action?

    Cutting through the jargon to explain complex processes in simple and compelling language, Allen and Macomber show how buildings can both expose you to and protect you from disease. They reveal the 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building, share insider tips, and show how tracking what they call "health performance indicators" with smart technology can boost a company's performance and create economic value. With decades of practice in protecting worker health, they offer a clear way forward right now, and show us what comes next in a post-COVID world. While the "green" building movement introduced important new efficiencies, it's time to look beyond the four walls--placing the decisions we make around buildings into the larger conversation around development and health, and prioritizing the most important and vulnerable asset of any building: its people.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $69.00
    $69.00
  • Hollywood Modern: Houses of the Stars: Design, Style, Glamour
    Hollywood Modern: Houses of the Stars: Design, Style, Glamour
    ISBN: 9780847862795
    Title: Hollywood Modern: Houses of the Stars: Design, Style, Glamour
    Author: STERN MICHAEL & HESS ALAN

    The homes of the discerning Hollywood stars, from Grouch Marx to Leonardo DiCaprio

    This book looks at the intersection of celebrity and design, through the case of twenty-five houses designed by great architects for their informed, trend-setting, and extremely famous clients, in Southern California. Included are gorgeous photos of the houses as well as little seen informal portraits of the stars and wonderfully detailed texts that tell the story of these members of the glitterati, touching on film, fashion, architecture, and the everyday lives of legends. Hollywood Modern spans the modern era, from moderne homes of the 1930s, through mid-century modern designs, to the present day.
    Hollywood Modern touches on the many moods of modernism. From Ed Niles "Johnny Carson House" in Malibu, which creates a ficus tree forest that extends from the garden directly into the house, to the machine-age austerity of Richard Neutra's "Von Sternberg House," (later owned by The Fountainhead author Ayn Rand), to A. Quincy Jones' crisply, elegantly ultramodern Gary Cooper House in Holmby Hills, these houses edit, rearrange and direct our point of view much like the carefully composed version of reality we see in motion pictures. These different styles co-exist as modernism and stand in distinct contrast to the Mediterranean villas and Spanish Colonial manses of early Hollywood.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $125.00

    $125.00
  • Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks since 1900
    Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks since 1900
    ISBN: 9780500293942
    Title: Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks since 1900
    Author: BRADBURY DOMINIC & POWERS RICHARD


    The Iconic House features over 100 of the most important and influential houses designed and built since 1900. International in scope and wide-ranging in style, the houses share a remarkable sensitivity to site and context, appreciation of local materials and building traditions, and careful understanding of clients' needs. Each, however, has a unique approach that makes it groundbreaking and radical for its time. Concise, informative texts and fresh, vibrant illustrations, including specially commissioned photographs, floor plans and drawings, offer detailed documentation, while a bibliography, gazetteer and list of houses by type provide further information.

    Whether Arts and Crafts or Art Nouveau, Modernist or Minimalist, High-Tech or new vernacular, these unforgettable buildings from around the world will inspire and delight students and professionals, design aficionados and anyone who dreams of building a house of their own.
    The Iconic House features over 100 of the most important and influential houses designed and built since 1900. International in scope and wide-ranging in style, the houses share a remarkable sensitivity to site and context, appreciation of local materials and building traditions, and careful understanding of clients' needs. Each, however, has a unique approach that makes it groundbreaking and radical for its time. Concise, informative texts and fresh, vibrant illustrations, including specially commissioned photographs, floor plans and drawings, offer detailed documentation, while a bibliography, gazetteer and list of houses by type provide further information.

    Whether Arts and Crafts or Art Nouveau, Modernist or Minimalist, High-Tech or new vernacular, these unforgettable buildings from around the world will inspire and delight students and professionals, design aficionados and anyone who dreams of building a house of their own.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
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