• Art of the Interior
    Art of the Interior
    ISBN: 9782080201409
    Title: Art of the Interior

    This lavishly illustrated volume is a tribute to the designers who have made a lasting contribution to the history of interior design around the world, elevating the interior to an art form. John Saladino and Jacques Garcia are renowned contemporary designers; the clean lines and light-filled interiors of the former contrast with the luxurious, richly colored spaces created by the latter. But who were the leading designers in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and which elements of their legacy remain relevant in interior design today? Respected interiors specialists Barbara and René Stoeltie chart the evolution of interior design from the seventeenth century to the present day and share their selection of significant designers from the last four hundred years. Arranged chronologically, the text places the designers in their historical context and details the primary elements that characterized their style or revolutionized taste in their day. The photographs provide a visually evocative overview of the designers' key works, illustrating the overall impact of the room and the details that make each space memorable. These portraits of the designers and their chefs d'oeuvres demonstrate the aesthetic principles and creativity that shaped the history of interior design. From eighteenth-century interiors by Dennis Severs to Billy Baldwin's elegant yet livable home design, or from Madeleine Castaing's eclectic creations that blended antiques with art to the gracious curves and pastel hues of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's art nouveau Hill House, and from Bill Willis's interpretation of Orientalism in Marrakech to the clean and graphic lines of Andrée Putman's sleek interiors, this volume abounds with inspiration.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $105.00
  • Artfully Modern: Interiors by Richard Mishaan
    Artfully Modern: Interiors by Richard Mishaan
    ISBN: 9781580934008
    Title: Artfully Modern: Interiors by Richard Mishaan

    Interior designer Richard Mishaan believes that furniture, decorative accessories, and art with inherently good form can be combined successfully regardless of style, period, or price. He creates exuberant, bold, glamorous spaces that are nevertheless comfortable above all. In his work, every room is treated to at least one small luxury: bespoke embroidery on a wall covering, nail head trim on a chair, or a screen covered in an unexpectedly modern material. Mishaan believes that the best interiors are layered and rich. He skillfully brings together furnishings and objects from myriad periods-Italian neoclassic, seventeenth-century French, African tribal, Art Deco, Biedermeier-in a contemporary fusion style that has become his signature. This volume covers Mishaan's best work since 2009 and includes a dozen spaces of every scale, from gemlike city apartments to Hamptons estates and even the presidential suite at the St. Regis Hotel. Accompanying text gives tips on how to live well in any size dwelling and provides ideas for truly personalizing spaces and for injecting areas devoted completely to comfort in every room.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $119.00
  • Arts & Architecture 1945-49
    Arts & Architecture 1945-49
    ISBN: 9783836551021
    Title: Arts & Architecture 1945-49

    Welcome to Modernism: The very best of the first five years of the groundbreaking architecture magazineFrom the end of World War II until the mid-1960s, exciting things were happening in American architecture: emerging talents were focusing on innovative projects that integrated low-cost materials and modern design. This trend was most notably embodied in the famous Case Study House Program, which was championed by the era's leading American journal, Arts & Architecture. Focusing not only on architecture but also design, art, music, politics, and social issues, A&A was an ambitious and groundbreaking publication, largely thanks to the inspiration of John Entenza, who ran the magazine for over two decades until David Travers became publisher in 1962. The era's greatest architects were featured in A&A, including Neutra, Schindler, Saarinen, Ellwood, Lautner, Eames, and Koenig; and two of today's most wildly successful architects, Frank Gehry and Richard Meier, had their debuts in its pages. A&A was instrumental in putting American architecture--and in particular California Modernism--on the map. Other key contributors to the magazine include photographers Julius Shulman and Ezra Stoller, writers Esther McCoy and Peter Yates, and cover designers Herbert Matter and Alvin Lustig, among many luminaries of Modernism.The complete facsimile of Arts & Architecture was published by TASCHEN in 2008 as a limited Collector's Edition. This selection--directed and produced by Benedikt Taschen--brings together all the covers and the highlights from the first five years of the legendary magazine and is a comprehensive record of mid-century American architecture.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses
    Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses
    ISBN: 9780714876740
    Title: Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses

    A groundbreaking global survey of the finest mid-20th-century homes - one of the most popular styles of our time

    A fascinating collection of more than 400 of the world's most glamorous homes from more than 290 architects, the Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses showcases work by such icons as Marcel Breuer, Richard Neutra, Alvar Aalto, and Oscar Niemeyer alongside extraordinary but virtually unknown houses in Australia, Africa, and Asia. A thoroughly researched, comprehensive appraisal, this book is a must-have for all design aficionados, Mid-Century Modern collectors, and readers looking for inspiration for their own homes.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $250.00
  • Atlas of World Architecture
    Atlas of World Architecture
    ISBN: 9783037681275
    Title: Atlas of World Architecture

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $182.00
  • Atmospheres: Architectural Environments - Surrounding Objects
    Atmospheres: Architectural Environments - Surrounding Objects
    ISBN: 9783764374952
    Title: Atmospheres: Architectural Environments - Surrounding Objects

    In nine short, illustrated chapters framed as a process of self-observation, Peter Zumthor describes what he has on his mind as he sets about creating the atmosphere of his houses. Images of spaces and buildings that affect him are every bit as important as particular pieces of music or books that inspire him.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • 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
  • Australia Modern Architecture, Landscape & Design 1925-1975
    Australia Modern Architecture, Landscape & Design 1925-1975
    ISBN: 9781760760151
    Title: Australia Modern Architecture, Landscape & Design 1925-1975

    From the Sydney Opera House and the National Gallery of Victoria to sought-after homes across the country, the pervasive presence of modernism is inescapable in Australia. Led by the likes of Robin Boyd, Harry Seidler and Walter Burley Griffin, modernist architects and designers set out to rebuild at all scales, from vast infrastructure projects, to public health and education institutions, to new centres of culture, consumption and leisure. Australia Modern vividly captures this architectural legacy with a survey of 100 significant modern sites, richly illustrated with archival images and newly commissioned photographs. Contextual essays by leading voices in architecture and conservation explore modernism's influence on every facet of life in Australia and the ongoing challenges facing preservation. Showcasing projects from the iconic and the urban to the everyday, the regional and the lesser known, Australia Modern cultivates an appreciation for the modern architects and buildings that will increasingly constitute the heritage of tomorrow.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • 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: $47.00
  • Battle for Home: The Vision of a Young Architect in Syria
    Battle for Home: The Vision of a Young Architect in Syria
    ISBN: 9780500292938
    Title: Battle for Home: The Vision of a Young Architect in Syria

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Bauhaus Futures
    Bauhaus Futures
    ISBN: 9780262042918
    Title: Bauhaus Futures

    Essays, photo-essays, interviews, manifestos, diagrams, and a play explore the varied legacies, influences, and futures of the Bauhaus.

    What would keep the Bauhaus up at night if it were practicing today? A century after its founding by Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany, as an "experimental laboratory of the future," who are the pioneering experimentalists who reinscribe or resist Bauhaus traditions? This book explores the varied legacies, influences, and futures of the Bauhaus.

    Many of the animating issues of the Bauhaus--its integration of research, teaching, and practice; its experimentation with materials; its democratization of design; its open-minded, heterogeneous approach to ideas, theories, methods, and styles--remain relevant. The contributors to Bauhaus Futures address these but go further, considering issues that design has largely ignored for the last hundred years: gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and disability. Their contributions take the form of essays, photo-essays, interviews, manifestos, diagrams, and even a play. They discuss, among other things, the Bauhaus curriculum and its contemporary offshoots; Bauhaus legacies at the MIT Media Lab, Black Mountain College, and elsewhere; the conflict between the Bauhaus ideal of humanist universalism and current approaches to design concerned with race and justice; designed objects, from the iconic to the precarious; textile and weaving work by women in the Bauhaus and the present day; and design and technology.


    Alice Arnold, Jeffrey Bardzell, Shaowen Bardzell, Karen Kornblum Berntsen, Marshall Brown, Stuart Candy, Jessica Charlesworth, Elizabeth J. Chin, Taeyoon Choi, B. Coleman, Carl DiSalvo, Michael J. Golec, Kate Hennessy, Matthew Hockenberry, Joi Ito, Denisa Kera, N. Adriana Knouf, Silvia Lindtner, Shannon Mattern, Ramia Mazé, V. Mitch McEwen, Oliver Neumann, Paul Pangaro, Tim Parsons, Nassim Parvin, Joanne Pouzenc, Luiza Prado de O. Martin, Daniela K. Rosner, Natalie Saltiel, Trudi Lynn Smith, Carol Strohecker, Alex Taylor, Martin Thaler, Fred Turner, Andre Uhl, Jeff Watson, Robert Wiesenberger

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $97.00
  • Beach Houses Living at the Sea
    Beach Houses Living at the Sea
    ISBN: 9783037681329
    Title: Beach Houses Living at the Sea

    Beach Houses features a stunning array of the most ambitious examples of residential design at the sea. From a minimalist dwelling on a remote island to an apartment complex high above the sea to a luxurious holiday villa in an urban setting, this volume brings together a collection of remarkable houses designed by well-known architectural firms as well as interesting approaches by local architects. The contemporary beach houses from across the world featured in this volume harmoniously adapt to their surrounding landscape while embracing the seaside lifestyle with sumptuous interiors and outdoor living spaces and balancing casual-cool and opulence. They answer todays aesthetic, functional and ecological demands, while at the same time underscoring the uniqueness of the seaside location.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $105.00
  • Black: Architecture in Monochrome, Mini Format
    Black: Architecture in Monochrome, Mini Format
    ISBN: 9781838660697
    Title: Black: Architecture in Monochrome, Mini Format

    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
  • 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
  • Bohemian Modern
    Bohemian Modern
    ISBN: 9781849756228
    Title: Bohemian Modern

    The Bohemian Modern home is a place where creativity, individuality, and a wild mix of color and pattern meet in a modern environment. Whitewashed walls and polished concrete floors are brought to life by vibrant Moroccan rugs and wall hangings, wicker chairs draped with tactile throws, and a veritable jungle of house plants--clustered in pots, hanging from the ceiling, and even growing on the walls. The style certainly gives a nod to '70s chic, with its use of shagpile rugs, Swiss cheese plants, and macramé, but it stands firmly in the present day by boldly contrasting those elements with sleek modern art on the walls and bold pops of color. Emily Henson starts by taking a look at the different facets of the look: pattern and color, textiles, handmade pieces, living with houseplants, and collections and display. She also offers up styling tricks to use at home and ideas for recycling and reuse. Next, a series of case studies take a closer look at Bohemian Modern homes and the people who live in them. From a restored barn on the breezy Moroccan coast to a former parking garage in the Netherlands that's been converted into a flexible family live/work space, Emily shows that any home can have Bohemian Modern style.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Box: Architectural Solutions With Containers
    Box: Architectural Solutions With Containers
    ISBN: 9783037681732
    Title: Box: Architectural Solutions With Containers

    Shipping containers are the most conspicuous symbol of the globalized world economy 20 or 40 feet of pure steel reduced to the essentials. They are robust, standardized, inexpensive, universally available, and quickly assembled. Whether as single units, piled on top of each other, or placed in a row, covered or cut open contemporary architecture uses containers as extremely versatile elements for a great variety of contexts. Their esthetic of practicality accommodates minimalistic temporary solutions, experimental design concepts, as well as highly demanding and complex building structures. The contemporary projects presented in this volume showcase the many functional and creative faces of the utilization of containers. Almost everything seems possible in the developing field of container architecture."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $115.00
  • 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
  • Brick, Mini Format
    Brick, Mini Format
    ISBN: 9780714878553
    Title: Brick, Mini Format
    Author: HALL WILLIAM

    An unrivalled exploration of the world's most surprising and inspiring brick architecture - in a stylish, compact new format

    In this reimagined and easy-to-use size, Brick takes a fresh look at one of the world's most familiar and popular building materials. Presenting 180 diverse and fascinating examples, from the Ziggurat of Ur dating from 2100 bc to modern and contemporary masterpieces by Mies van der Rohe and Kazuyo Sejima, Brick beautifully illustrates how this humble material has been an architectural staple for centuries.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Bridges Spanning the World
    Bridges Spanning the World
    ISBN: 9781910258170
    Title: Bridges Spanning the World

    Building bridges across rivers, canyons, straits, and sea represents one of man's greatest endeavors. It has stretched human ingenuity, engineering, and material technology to their limits. Bridges have altered history by joining communities together, extending trade, and transporting water to villages and cities. This book looks at more than 200 bridges spanning the world and the centuries, including an Inca suspension bridge made from grass ropes; the mile-long Roman aqueduct at Caesarea; Italy's bridges in Venice; England's great Forth Bridge built for the railway; France's famous Millau Viaduct; Spain's Acueducto del Aguila; the awe-inspiring cantilever bridges built by railway engineers across major rivers in North America and India; and the world's longest suspension bridge at Kobe in Japan.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • British Embassies: Their Diplomatic & Architectural History
    British Embassies: Their Diplomatic & Architectural History
    ISBN: 9780711238602
    Title: British Embassies: Their Diplomatic & Architectural History

    British Embassies have a special role in our history. They represent our country in bricks and stone and have often expressed - at least in the eyes of foreigners - our national character. Whether they are Lutyens buildings in Washington, grand palaces in Europe, beautiful old colonial buildings in Asia, or secure compounds in the Middle East, they all have stories to tell and reveal the changing face of British diplomacy.

    British Embassies is a large format picture book with an authoritative text, by the author of Great Houses of London. The book will cover High Commissions, Government Houses, Residencies and Embassies in 26 countries to provide a wide survey of a subject hitherto unaddressed as a group. They will be a revelation.

    As well as providing a record of famous historic embassies such as that in Paris, there are a number of post war and contemporary Embassies and Residencies which represent the constant adaptation of British diplomacy to new conditions. The book will offer a mixture of history, architectural description, diplomacy and anecdote, accompanied with specially commissioned photographs by Luke White.

    This is a unique and glamourous book about British Imperial and post-Imperial architecture. It is a lively and evocative read for anyone interested in the international projection of British power and culture, particularly in connection with the Empire.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
  • Building & Renovating With Reclaimed Materials
    Building & Renovating With Reclaimed Materials
    ISBN: 9789089441447
    Title: Building & Renovating With Reclaimed Materials
    Author: PAUWELS WIM

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
  • Building Better Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes
    Building Better Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes
    ISBN: 9783899555127
    Title: Building Better Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes

    Sustainably built single-family homes don't have to be ugly. In this book, architects and homeowners share their perspectives on the interplay between ecology and contemporary architecture. For anyone who is in the process of building or renovating a home, sustainability is a critical issue --especially since energy is likely to remain costly for the foreseeable future. Choosing to use resources responsibly makes as much of a statement about a home as the selection of floor plans, building materials, or furniture Ideally, our homes should be sustainable and look good at the same time. Building Better showcases single-family homes from around the world whose architecture proves that sustainable and attractive are not contradictions. The book's selection of outstanding, top-quality work provides feasible examples for a new generation of homeowners with a discerning sense of style and environmental responsibility. The spectrum of featured projects ranges from energy efficient restoration and the construction of intelligent extensions to the planning and building of new low-energy or passive homes. The book introduces the latest building forms and materials as well as case studies examining the best division of space, architectural planning, and the use of innovative technologies to control and improve heating and air conditioning. Consequently, Building Better not only provides a striking overview of the topic of sustainable building, but also insightful information on details from technical data to blueprints In the book, both architects and homeowners have their say Families talk about their ideas, desires, motivations, and real experiences. Against this background, Building Better is both a practical and inspirational guide for anyone who sees sustainability not as limiting, but rather as a creative opportunity. As such, it is an essential reference for everyone who wants to build a better home.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
  • 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
  • Building Stone Walls
    Building Stone Walls
    ISBN: 9780882660745
    Title: Building Stone Walls

    John Vivian tells you everything you need to know to build your own stone walls from start to finish. He covers everything from basic equipment and materials to building retaining walls, building in gates and stiles, moving boulders, and using lower-quality stone. Clear, detailed drawings show exactly what to do and how to avoid problems.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Building With Pallets Pallet Project
    Building With Pallets Pallet Project
    ISBN: 9788416500000
    Title: Building With Pallets Pallet Project

    The construction with pallets has extended. It's a popular material, applied in furniture, interior design, temporary installations and emergency housing solutions. It's an easy element to obtain anywhere, easy to handle and transform, expressive and aesthetic. Looking for examples to support us for its construction, we have contacted a lot of architects and designers from over the world that have made projects and constructions with pallets. All that information and our own experience has been compiled in this book. The collected material has been analyzed and completed with renders and construction details, with the purpose that any person can be able to understand and execute them.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures
    Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures
    ISBN: 9781408870372
    Title: Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures
    Author: AGRAWAL ROMA

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

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

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

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Burbs
    ISBN: 9781760760144
    Title: Burbs

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

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $22.00
  • Burglar's Guide to the City
    Burglar's Guide to the City
    ISBN: 9780374117269
    Title: Burglar's Guide to the City

    Encompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break-ins and escapes, "A Burglar's Guide to the City" offers an unexpected blueprint to the criminal possibilities in the world all around us. You'll never see the city the same way again.

    At the core of "A Burglar's Guide to the City" is an unexpected and thrilling insight: how any building transforms when seen through the eyes of someone hoping to break into it. Studying architecture the way a burglar would, Geoff Manaugh takes readers through walls, down elevator shafts, into panic rooms, up to the buried vaults of banks, and out across the rooftops of an unsuspecting city.

    With the help of FBI Special Agents, reformed bank robbers, private security consultants, the L.A.P.D. Air Support Division, and architects past and present, the book dissects the built environment from both sides of the law. Whether picking padlocks or climbing the walls of high-rise apartments, finding gaps in a museum's surveillance routine or discussing home invasions in ancient Rome, "A Burglar's Guide to the City" has the tools, the tales, and the x-ray vision you need to see architecture as nothing more than an obstacle that can be outwitted and undercut.

    Full of real-life heists-both spectacular and absurd-"A Burglar's Guide to the City" ensures readers will never enter a bank again without imagining how to loot the vault or walk down the street without planning the perfect getaway.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $28.00

  • Cabana Anthology
    Cabana Anthology
    ISBN: 9780865653580
    Title: Cabana Anthology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • 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
    ISBN: 9783836550260
    Title: Cabins

    Life in the woods: Creative cabin architecture
    Ever since Henry David Thoreau's described his two years, two months, and two days of cabin existence at Walden Pond, Massachusetts in Walden, or, Life in the Woods (1854), the idea of a refuge dwelling has seduced the modern psyche. In the past decade, as our material existence and environmental footprint has grown exponentially, architects around the globe have become particularly interested in the possibilities of the minimal, low-impact, and isolated abode.

    This new TASCHEN title, combining insightful text, rich photography and bright, contemporary illustrations by Marie-Laure Cruschi, explores how this particular architectural type presents special opportunities for creative thinking. In eschewing excess, the cabin limits actual spatial intrusion to the bare essentials of living requirements, while in responding to its typically rustic setting, it foregrounds eco-friendly solutions. As such, the cabin comes to showcase some of the most inventive and forward-looking practice of contemporary architecture, with Renzo Piano, Terunobu Fujimori, Tom Kundig and many fresh young professionals all embracing such distilled sanctuary spaces.

    The cabins selected for this publication emphasize the variety of the genre, both in terms of usage and geography. From an artist studio on the Suffolk coast in England to eco-home huts in the Western Ghats region of India, this survey is as exciting in its international reach as it is in its array of briefs, clients, and situations. Constant throughout, however, is architectural innovation, and an inspiring sense of contemplation and coexistence as people return to nature and to a less destructive model of being in the world.
    Text in English, French, and German

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
  • Cabins
    ISBN: 9783836565011
    Title: Cabins

    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
  • Case Studies in Contemporary Architecture
    Case Studies in Contemporary Architecture
    ISBN: 9788499369310
    Title: Case Studies in Contemporary Architecture
    Author: LOFT STAFF

    This comprehensive anthology presents noteworthy case studies that showcase a complete and diverse range of structures worldwide and provides us with a global perspective of contemporary architecture. The case studies incorporate every type of architectural project possible residential, commercial and public making this lushly illustrated, information-rich book an accessible resource for anyone interested in contemporary architecture. In order to build up a detailed picture of the influences on contemporary architecture today, every case study presents its unique objectives, challenges, and solutions featuring full-colour photographs and detailed renderings of site and floor plans. This reference book is a must have for architects, students and those who just want feast on this architectural bounty.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • Central Park Original Designs for New York's Greatest Treasure
    Central Park Original Designs for New York's Greatest Treasure
    ISBN: 9781419732324
    Title: Central Park Original Designs for New York's Greatest Treasure

    Drawing on the unparalleled collection of original designs for Central Park in the New York City Municipal Archives, Cynthia S. Brenwall tells the story of the creation of New York's great public park, from its conception to its completion. This treasure trove of material ranges from the original winning competition entry; to meticulously detailed maps; to plans and elevations of buildings, some built, some unbuilt; to elegant designs for all kinds of fixtures needed in a world of gaslight and horses; to intricate engineering drawings of infrastructure elements. Much of it has never been published before. A virtual time machine that takes the reader on a journey through the park as it was originally envisioned,The Central Parkis both a magnificent art book and a message from the past about what brilliant urban planning can do for a great city.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • 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
  • Coffee Love: Cafe Design & Stories
    Coffee Love: Cafe Design & Stories
    ISBN: 9783037682425
    Title: Coffee Love: Cafe Design & Stories

    New Styles for a Centuries-Old Tradition

    A café is a place _where time and space are consumed, but only the coffee is found on the bill_ _ that_s how UNESCO described the Viennese café culture in 2011 as it was named an _Intangible Cultural Heritage_. Places of coffee consumption of very different kinds are now indispensable as part of urban life all over the world. Such premises are constantly being redefined, reconceived and restaged _ especially now through the _Third Wave of Coffee_.

    This publication shows how cafés, coffee houses and coffee shops are designed today: whether as a grand café, a living room mock-up or a nonchalant co-working space, whether in retro style or more casual. In addition to the 60 examples from all over the world, articles and essays tell the reader about very different aspects of coffee (house) culture in the past and present.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Coffee Time Contemporary Cafes
    Coffee Time Contemporary Cafes
    ISBN: 9783037681053
    Title: Coffee Time Contemporary Cafes

    Today it is no longer a matter of taste as to how and which coffee we drink, as it is even more important where we enjoy it. A multitude of new cafés, coffee shops and coffeehouses around the world honor a centuries old tradition, setting thereby new design trends. The task is to create communicative and inspiring locations and spaces, which at the same time measure up to the functional demands of the catering trade. The design solutions are as varied as the concepts, the transitions to lounge, club or restaurant are flowing. After an informative introduction, Coffee Time presents current projects that show the exciting conceptual and stylistic breadth of café designs today.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Collected: Living With the Things You Love
    Collected: Living With the Things You Love
    ISBN: 9781419713958
    Title: Collected: Living With the Things You Love

    A curated look at the fascinating, peculiar and the awe-inspiring world of collecting, complete with how-to advice and unexpected treasures

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Compendium of Landscape Architecture
    Compendium of Landscape Architecture
    ISBN: 9783037682197
    Title: Compendium of Landscape Architecture
    Author: LUDWIG KARL

    This fundamental work provides an overview of the whole creative realm of contemporary landscape architecture. Every aspect of the design and production of these public and private spaces is thematized and elucidated. These spaces encompass a huge variety, stretching from classic garden design and golf courses to greened facades, from guerilla gardening and cemeteries to roundabouts. The approximately three dozen chapters chart the various tasks and challenges in comprehensive introductions. Around 250 vividly illustrated case studies from around the world offer solutions and suggestions in the design process. Whether conservative in style and requiring little explanation, or striking, even ostentatious, these projects are always inventive, unique and compelling - and always seeking to redefine the relationship between human beings and the natural world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $155.00
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