• 100 Contemporary Green Buildings
    100 Contemporary Green Buildings
    ISBN: 9783836522205
    Title: 100 Contemporary Green Buildings
    Author: JODIDIO PHILIP


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


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


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



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • 100 Houses
    100 Houses
    ISBN: 9781864708431
    Title: 100 Houses
    Author: ANON

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • 150 Best New Eco Home Ideas
    150 Best New Eco Home Ideas
    ISBN: 9780062569097
    Title: 150 Best New Eco Home Ideas
    Author: MOLA FRANCESC ZAMORA


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


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


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



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • 150 Best Tiny Space Ideas
    150 Best Tiny Space Ideas
    ISBN: 9780062909220
    Title: 150 Best Tiny Space Ideas
    Author: ZAMORA FRANCESC


    Discover the latest innovations in tiny space design in this lush compendium in the 150 Best series, showcasing 150 full-color profiles.

    As the price of large residences have become increasingly out of reach for many people, aspiring home owners have begun to think smaller. 150 Best Tiny Space Ideas is an exciting overview of the smallest living space designs-- architectural and decorating trends that combine to make dwellings under 450 square feet feel welcoming and expansive. All the projects featured in this handsome reference were created by internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved practical, innovative, and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and tastes of their clients.


    Encompassing current trends in small space design, this latest volume in the highly successful 150 Best offers the work of international visionaries who have created and transformed a range of accommodations, from a micro-apartment in Taipei City to a silo in Phoenix to an island shack in British Columbia.


    Filled with black-and-white and four-color photos throughout, 150 Best Tiny Space Ideas is an inspirational resource for designers, interior decorators, and architects, as well homeowners interested in creating warm and truly livable homes regardless of space limitations.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • 30 Second Architecture: 50 Most Signicant Principles & Styles in Architecture
    30 Second Architecture: 50 Most Signicant Principles & Styles in Architecture
    ISBN: 9781782406389
    Title: 30 Second Architecture: 50 Most Signicant Principles & Styles in Architecture
    Author: DENISON EDWARD & GLANCEY JONATHAN

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


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan
    Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan
    ISBN: 9781623171322
    Title: Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan
    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
  • 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 China Architects' Offices
    Architecture China Architects' Offices
    ISBN: 9781864708714
    Title: Architecture China Architects' Offices
    Author: LI XIANGNING; WANLI MO

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Architecture China: Building for a New Culture
    Architecture China: Building for a New Culture
    ISBN: 9781864708356
    Title: Architecture China: Building for a New Culture
    Author: LI XIANGNING; JIANG JIAWEI; WANLI MO; REBECCA F. G

    Architecture China is a journal focusing on the leading architectural design projects with regional characteristics in contemporary China. This 2018 Fall issue of Architecture China, focusing on how a new culture might be constructed through the action of building, showcases 15 newly-completed museums and galleries with certain characters from contemporary Chinese culture. The four essays by Li Xiangning, David Leatherbarrow, Sun Jiwei and Zhang Ziyue, and Jiang Jiawei respectively provide different viewpoints on the topic, and expose critical thinking on cultural events that relate to contemporary China. AUTHOR: Dr. Li Xiangning is Deputy Dean and Full Professor in History, Theory and Criticism at Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He is a member of CICA (Comite International des Critiques d'Architecture), he has worked as curator for numerous exhibitions and has published widely on contemporary Chinese architecture and urbanism. He is Chief Editor of Architecture China and President of Architecture China Foundation. Furthermore, he has been working with international museums and institutes and he has been a jury member for many international awards and competitions. 176 colour images

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Architecture Inside + Out
    Architecture Inside + Out
    ISBN: 9780500343371
    Title: Architecture Inside + Out
    Author: ZUKOWSKY JOHN; POLLEY ROBBIE

    From ancient palaces and glorious cathedrals, to futuristic homes and striking skyscrapers, architecture continues to play an important role in the development of history and culture. Architecture Inside + Out examines fifty of the world's most impressive buildings and uncovers their structural secrets through detailed illustrations, while clear and accessible text places each building in its context. By researching original plans, notes and drawings, this book reveals the expertise and original intentions behind these magnificent creations, simulating the experience of spending time with the architects themselves. However, a building truly comes alive once it is inhabited, and Architecture Inside + Out also looks beyond the bricks and mortar to explore the principal spaces within. Photographs of striking interiors enable readers to scrutinize the most awe-inspiring aspects of these structures. The reader will discover how ancient wonders, such as the Parthenon and Colosseum, were constructed; learn the colour-coding behind the exposed skeleton of the Centre Pompidou in Paris; understand the vision behind the Brutalist housing complex, Habitat 67, in Canada; and take a tour through the Capitol Building in Washington, the seat of the United States Congress.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Audacious Architeture
    Audacious Architeture
    ISBN: 9781760790035
    Title: Audacious Architeture
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 & Dwelling: Ethics for the City
    Building & Dwelling: Ethics for the City
    ISBN: 9780141022116
    Title: Building & Dwelling: Ethics for the City
    Author: SENNETT RICHARD


    A preeminent thinker redefines the meaning of city life and charts a way forward

    Building and Dwelling is the definitive statement on cities by the renowned public intellectual Richard Sennett. In this sweeping work, he traces the anguished relation between how cities are built and how people live in them, from ancient Athens to twenty-first-century Shanghai. He shows how Paris, Barcelona, and New York City assumed their modern forms; rethinks the reputations of Jane Jacobs, Lewis Mumford, and others; and takes us on a tour of emblematic contemporary locations, from the backstreets of Medell n, Colombia, to the Google headquarters in Manhattan.


    Through it all, he laments that the "closed city"--segregated, regimented, and controlled--has spread from the global North to the exploding urban agglomerations of the global South. As an alternative, he argues for the "open city," where citizens actively hash out their differences and planners experiment with urban forms that make it easier for residents to cope.


    Rich with arguments that speak directly to our moment--a time when more humans live in urban spaces than ever before--Building and Dwelling draws on Sennett's deep learning and intimate engagement with city life to form a bold and original vision for the future of cities.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Building Construction Illustrated
    Building Construction Illustrated
    ISBN: 9781119583080
    Title: Building Construction Illustrated
    Author: CHING FRANCIS D. K.


    The #1 visual guide to building construction principles, updated with the latest materials, methods, and systems


    For over four decades, Building Construction Illustrated has been the leading visual guide to the principles of building construction. Filled with rich illustrations and in-depth content by renowned author Francis D.K. Ching, it offers students and practicing professionals the information needed to understand concepts in residential and commercial construction, architecture, and structural engineering.


    This Sixth Edition of Building Construction Illustrated has been revised throughout to reflect the latest advancements in building design, materials, and systems, including resilient design, diagrids, modular foundation systems, smart fa ade systems, lighting sources, mass timber materials, and more. It features new illustrations and updated information on sustainability and green building, insulation materials, and fire-rated wall and floor assemblies. This respected, industry standard guide remains as relevant as ever, providing the latest in codes and standards requirements, including IBC, LEED, and CSI MasterFormat. This Sixth Edition:


    • The leading illustrated guide to building construction fundamentals, written and detailed in Frank Ching's signature, illustrative style
    • Includes all new sections on resilient design; diagrids; modular foundation systems; smart fa ade types and systems; lighting sources and systems; and mass timber materials, cross laminated timber (CLT) and nail laminated timber (NLT)
    • Revised to reflect that latest updates in codes and standards requirements: 2018 International Building Code (IBC), LEED v4, and CSI MasterFormat 2018
    • Includes updated information on sustainability and green building; insulation materials; stair uses; stoves and inserts; and fire-rated wall and floor assemblies
    • Offers instructors access to an Instructor's Manual with review questions

    Building Construction Illustrated, Sixth Edition is an excellent book for students in architecture, civil and structural engineering, construction management, and interior design programs. Ching communicates these core principles of building construction in a way that resonates with those beginning their education and those well into their careers looking to brush up on the basics. Building Construction Illustrated is a reliable, lifelong guide that practicing architects, engineers, construction managers, and interior designers, will turn to time and again throughout their careers.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $94.00
    $94.00
  • 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
  • Cabana Anthology
    Cabana Anthology
    ISBN: 9780865653580
    Title: Cabana Anthology
    Author: MONDADORI SARTOGO MARTINA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • 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
    Cabins
    ISBN: 9783836565011
    Title: Cabins
    Author: JODIDIO PHILIP

    Yearning for rustic simplicity Open the door to Cabins, agorgeous showcase of minimal, low impact, peaceful abodesaround the world. From contemplative bliss in an Englishcoastal studio to eco home huts in the Western Ghats ofIndia, each of these minimal homes exude innovative, ecofriendly,mindful living.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • 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: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Concrete Houses: The Poetics of Form
    Concrete Houses: The Poetics of Form
    ISBN: 9781760760410
    Title: Concrete Houses: The Poetics of Form
    Author: ROLLO JOE

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
    $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
  • Courtyard Living: Contemporary Asian Houses
    Courtyard Living: Contemporary Asian Houses
    ISBN: 9780500519202
    Title: Courtyard Living: Contemporary Asian Houses
    Author: CHAN CHARMAINE


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


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


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



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • 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
  • Door J'Adore A Celebration of the World's Most Beautiful Doors
    Door J'Adore A Celebration of the World's Most Beautiful Doors
    ISBN: 9781849759632
    Title: Door J'Adore A Celebration of the World's Most Beautiful Doors
    Author: ROWELL NICK


    Doors are a barrier between reality and imagination, and the portal between private and public. And therein lies their sense of mystery: without opening them we will never know what or who lies behind them. Our curious nature leads us to wonder what is beyond, and we only have what we see in front of us to go by, but take a closer look and you will discover that every door tells its own story. Whether it's the particular shade of paint, the texture of the finish, an extravagant knocker, the plant that scrambles around the frame or an elegantly turned handle, every door reveals the secret of its past, its present, its culture and the person who lives behind it.


    This book showcases a variety of beautiful doors chosen for their wide-ranging appeal and celebrates the everyday beauty of something we take for granted--doors.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 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
  • Drawing Architecture
    Drawing Architecture
    ISBN: 9780714877150
    Title: Drawing Architecture
    Author: THOMAS HELEN


    An elegant presentation of stunning and inspiring architectural drawings from antiquity to the present day


    Throughout history, architects have relied on drawings both to develop their ideas and communicate their vision to the world.


    This gorgeous collection brings together more than 250 of the finest architectural drawings of all time, revealing each architect's process and personality as never before. Creatively paired to stimulate the imagination, the illustrations span the centuries and range from sketches to renderings, simple to intricate, built projects to a utopian ideal, famous to rarely seen - a true celebration of the art of architecture.


    Visually paired images draw connections and contrasts between architecture from different times, styles, and places. From Michelangelo to Frank Gehry, Louise Bourgeois to Tadao Ando, B.V. Doshi to Zaha Hadid, and Grafton to Luis Barrag n, the book shows the incredible variety and beauty of architectural drawings.


    Drawing Architecture is ideal for art and architecture lovers alike, as well as anyone interested in the intersection of creativity and history.


    From the publisher of Exhibit A: Exhibitions that Transformed Architecture, 1948-2000.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $135.00
    $135.00
  • Eco Homes in Unusual Places Living in Nature
    Eco Homes in Unusual Places Living in Nature
    ISBN: 9788416500895
    Title: Eco Homes in Unusual Places Living in Nature
    Author: MARTINEZ PATRICIA

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


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Edgy Architecture: Architecture in the Most Impossible Places
    Edgy Architecture: Architecture in the Most Impossible Places
    ISBN: 9789401461610
    Title: Edgy Architecture: Architecture in the Most Impossible Places
    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
  • Energy Overlays: Land Art Generator Initiative
    Energy Overlays: Land Art Generator Initiative
    ISBN: 9783777430683
    Title: Energy Overlays: Land Art Generator Initiative
    Author: FERRY ROBERT

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


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $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
    Great Great Wall
    ISBN: 9781419732829
    Title: Great Great Wall
    Author: VOLNER IAN

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $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: $45.00
    $45.00
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