• 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School
    101 Things I Learned in Engineering School
    ISBN: 9781524761967
    Title: 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
  • 150 Best New Cottage & Cabin Ideas
    150 Best New Cottage & Cabin Ideas
    ISBN: 9780062995148
    Title: 150 Best New Cottage & Cabin Ideas

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

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • 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

    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
  • Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan
    Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan
    ISBN: 9781623171322
    Title: Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan

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

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $42.00
  • 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

  • Ando - Complete Works 1975-Today
    Ando - Complete Works 1975-Today
    ISBN: 9783836577120
    Title: Ando - Complete Works 1975-Today

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

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $123.00
  • 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
  • Architects on Architects
    Architects on Architects
    ISBN: 9783777433080
    Title: Architects on Architects

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

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

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Atlantis A Journey in Search of Beauty
    Atlantis A Journey in Search of Beauty
    ISBN: 9781787702615
    Title: Atlantis A Journey in Search of Beauty

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Beautiful Beach Houses
    Beautiful Beach Houses
    ISBN: 9781864708615
    Title: Beautiful Beach Houses

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

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

    -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
  • Building Your Tiny House Dream Design & Build a Camper-Style Tiny House with Your Own Hands
    Building Your Tiny House Dream Design & Build a Camper-Style Tiny House with Your Own Hands
    ISBN: 9781580118477
    Title: Building Your Tiny House Dream Design & Build a Camper-Style Tiny House with Your Own Hands

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cabins: Hidden Places, Stylish Spaces
    Cabins: Hidden Places, Stylish Spaces
    ISBN: 9781864708332
    Title: Cabins: Hidden Places, Stylish Spaces
    Author: IMAGES PUB

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Cathedrals of England
    Cathedrals of England
    ISBN: 9781849945462
    Title: Cathedrals of England

    A new edition of Batsford's classic 1930s guide to England's cathedrals.

    This classic guide from 1934 gives a brief account and pictorial review of every cathedral in England that existed at the time. Simply and concisely written to be read by anyone with an interest in the subject, the book features cathedrals from the mighty York Minster, Durham and Canterbury through St Albans to Ripon and Southwark.&

    The full list of cathedrals covered are:
    Bristol, Canterbury, Carlisle, Chester, Chichester, Durham, Ely, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Lichfield, Lincoln, London, Norwich, Oxford, Peterborough, Ripon, Rochester, St Albans, Salisbury, Southwark, Southwell, Wells, Winchester, Worcester, York. Also the Parish church cathedrals of Birmingham, Blackburn, Bradford, Chelmsford, Coventry (pre-war building), Derby, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle, Portsmouth, St Edmundsbury, Sheffield and Wakefield.

    The book features an iconic book jacket by Brian Cook of Gloucester Cathedral as well as several of Brian's line drawings. A beautiful book to have on any shelf, this is also a practical guide that still works as a reference guide today.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
  • Chronology of Architecture
    Chronology of Architecture
    ISBN: 9780500343562
    Title: Chronology of Architecture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • 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

    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: $55.00

  • David Adjaye: Public Buildings & Houses, 1998-2008
    David Adjaye: Public Buildings & Houses, 1998-2008
    ISBN: 9780500343517
    Title: David Adjaye: Public Buildings & Houses, 1998-2008

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

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

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

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

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
  • 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
  • Edgy Architecture: Architecture in the Most Impossible Places
    Edgy Architecture: Architecture in the Most Impossible Places
    ISBN: 9789401461610
    Title: Edgy Architecture: Architecture in the Most Impossible Places

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $89.00
  • Elements of Modern Architecture Understanding Contemporary Buildings
    Elements of Modern Architecture Understanding Contemporary Buildings
    ISBN: 9780500023624
    Title: Elements of Modern Architecture Understanding Contemporary Buildings

    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
  • Four Walls & a Roof: The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession
    Four Walls & a Roof: The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession
    ISBN: 9780674976108
    Title: Four Walls & a Roof: The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $69.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Haus Am Horn: Bahaus Architecture in Weimar
    Haus Am Horn: Bahaus Architecture in Weimar
    ISBN: 9783777432762
    Title: Haus Am Horn: Bahaus Architecture in Weimar

    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
  • 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

    "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
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