• Brick
    Brick
    This book is a celebration of brick: collating fascinating and beautiful images of brick structures from the ancient remains of Tepe Sialk ziggurat in Iran, dating from 3,000 BC to the functional solidity of Battersea and Bankside power stations in London, Brick will engage anyone interested in architecture and encourage them to think about the sculptural qualities of buildings. Familiar 20th century icons by Mies van der Rohe and Louis Kahn are featured alongside vernacular structures such as the conical grain silos of central Mexico, the sublime Bagan Temples in Myanmar and the world-famous Great Wall of China.

    ISBN: 9780714868813
    Publication date: 06/04/2015
    Price: $70.00
    Author: Hall, William
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $70.00
  • Brick, Mini Format
    Brick, Mini Format
    "Brick takes a fresh look at one of the world's most popular and abundant building materials. Collating 180 fascinating and beautiful brick buildings from around the world, dating from 2100BC to the present day, this newly reimagined format is the perfect gift for anyone interested in architecture, design and visual culture.

    In this newly reimagined and easy-to-use size, Brick takes a fresh look at one of the world's most familiar and popular building materials. Presenting diverse and fascinating examples, from the strange remains of the Ziggurat of Ur dating from 2100 BC, to the formidable mills of the industrial revolution, Brick beautifully illustrates how this humble material has been an architectural staple for centuries.

    And despite its ancient heritage, bricks have stood the test of time, proving to be the material of choice for many of the world's most famous, visionary architects: Alvar Aalto, Antoni Gaudi, Frank Gehry, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Peter Zumthor and Kazuyo Sejima have all explored the breath-taking versatility of brickwork.

    Following the structure of Phaidon's bestselling series on architectural materials, the brick buildings are organized by contextual themes such as Texture, Juxtaposition and Light, and are accompanied by anecdotal or descriptive captions, alongside detailed information on the architect, location and date of completion.

    Arranged to promote comparison and discussion, the projects take the reader on a worldwide tour of intriguing and incredibly diverse structures - everything from bus stations and castles, to schools, crematoria and temples.

    Illustrated with extraordinary photographs, the book also features an introductory essay by historian and BBC presenter Dan Cruickshank, offering a human response to the theme of brick. Written in an accessible and engaging way, the text draws on personal experience to explore brick buildings both aesthetically and psychologically.

    Brick is a beautiful and informative visual exploration of a material that is often overlooked, and sometimes considered limiting - but is actually full of spectacular potential."

    ISBN: 9780714878553
    Publication date: 31/01/2019
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Hall, William
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $34.99
  • Building Community
    Building Community
    This is the first survey in many years to explore contemporary apartments not as raw canvases for interior decoration but as a building type of growing significance. An introduction presents the history of multiple-occupancy housing through its most innovative 20th-century exemplars, from the urbane blocks of Auguste Perret and Henri Sauvage in Paris, to the landscaped housing estates of Weimar Germany and the visionary schemes of Le Corbusier. The heart of the book features 38 recent and ongoing projects, designed by leading international studios and rising talents. Buildings range from social housing and micro apartments to 'vertical villages', megastructures and luxury high-rises. Each project is considered for the way in which it enriches the lives of residents and the city, and is shown through drawings and photographs, taken from the street and within. The book also includes interviews with such contemporary masters of apartment design as Michael Maltzan, Lorcan O'Herlihy, Edouard Francois and Bjarke Ingels.
    As our cities grow more crowded, it is critical that we produce large-scale buildings that enhance the lives of their inhabitants, their surroundings and the urban environment as a whole. Building Community offers dozens of proven successes to designers and apartment-dwellers.

    ISBN: 9780500343302
    Publication date: 23/02/2017
    Price: $90.00
    Author: Webb, Michael
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $90.00
  • Cabin Porn
    Cabin Porn
    'Addictive ...a charter for wistfulness' Observer 'An enchanting rabbit hole of handmade houses' The New York Times 'The Bible of pared back, natural living' Der Spiegel 'Take a deep breath and let the inspiration sink in' GQ Cabin Porn began as an on-line project created by a group of friends to inspire their own home building. As they collected more photos, their site attracted thousands of submissions from other cabin builders and a passionate audience of more than ten million people. This book is an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple craft.

    ISBN: 9780141982144
    Publication date: 01/09/2016
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Klein, Zach
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Cabin Porn Inside
    Cabin Porn Inside
    Initially created by a group of friends as an online scrapbook, Cabin Porn became an international sensation following the publication of the first volume of photographs of hand-made homes in breath-taking natural landscapes around the world. In this book, its creators delve 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.

    ISBN: 9780241388549
    Publication date: 03/10/2019
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Klein, Zach
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • Cabins
    Cabins
    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.

    ISBN: 9783836565011
    Publication date: 09/04/2018
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Jodidio, Philip
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Cabins
    Cabins
    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.

    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.

    ISBN: 9781864708332
    Publication date: 26/06/2019
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Images Publishing Group
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Concrete
    Concrete
    A visual exploration of the world's most extraordinary and inspiring concrete architecture - in a stylish and compact format. "Yes, concrete can be cold and imposing - but as the structures in the book attest, it can also be colourful, playful, and delicate." -Wall Street Journal In this new, reimagined, and easy-to-use stylish size, Concrete takes a fresh look at the world's most versatile and abundant building material. Collating fascinating and beautiful concrete buildings by some of the most celebrated architects of the last century, it features familiar projects from Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright alongside work from some of the leading lights of contemporary architecture including Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, and many lesser-known newcomers.

    ISBN: 9780714875156
    Publication date: 04/09/2017
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Hall, Dr William
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $37.99
  • Concrete Houses:The Poetics of Form: The Poetics of Form
    Concrete Houses:The Poetics of Form: The Poetics of Form
    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.

    ISBN: 9781760760410
    Publication date: 01/10/2019
    Price: $85.00
    Author: Joe, Rollo
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $85.00
  • Contemporary House
    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.

    ISBN: 9780500021941
    Publication date: 01/10/2018
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Bell, Jonathan
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • Courtyard Living: Contemporary Houses of the Asia-Pacific
    Courtyard Living: Contemporary Houses of the Asia-Pacific
    Courtyards have long played an important function in residential design, regulating light, shade and the use of space. With thousands of years of tradition as inspiration, contemporary architects are realizing courtyard living afresh. This lavish survey of 25 residences across the Asia-Pacific region features homes from Australia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, India, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.

    Structured by courtyard function, the book consists of five chapters - on privacy; multigenerational living; sightlines; light and ventilation; and living with nature - that are richly illustrated with photography as well as architectural illustrations showing courtyard positions within floor plans.

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

    ISBN: 9780500519202
    Publication date: 19/09/2019
    Price: $80.00
    Author: Chan, Charmaine
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $80.00
  • David Charlesworths Furniture Making Techniques Vol 3
    David Charlesworths Furniture Making Techniques Vol 3
    In this indispensable new guide to the basic principles of furniture making David Charlesworth reinforces his status as a dedicated commentator and teacher of the craft. This book is an ideal workshop accessory, with easy to follow instruction on the use of hand tools and how to build confidence and creativity with new, or maybe just rusty, techniques. Designed to encourage the complete beginner and challenge the student or keen amateur, all woodworkers will glean inspiration from the sound knowledge and advice within these pages. The book is suitable for all levels and abilities and includes tips and techniques on how to get the best from hand tools. AUTHOR: David Charlesworth is a well-known craftsman with 30 years of experience in the furniture industry, whose work has been published extensively in the UK and USA. He has contributed to GMC's Furniture and Cabinet Making Magazine since the first issue, and has two previous books with GMC Publications: David Charlesworth's Furniture-Making Techniques - Volume 1 (ISBN:1-86108-125-1) and Volume 2 (ISBN: 1 86108 295 9). David lives in Platts Heath, near Maidstone, Kent.

    ISBN: 9781861084330
    Publication date: 01/09/2006
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Charlesworth, David
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
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