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  • 100 IDEAS THAT CHANGED ARCHITECTURE
    100 IDEAS THAT CHANGED ARCHITECTURE
    WESTON RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781856697323
    Title: 100 IDEAS THAT CHANGED ARCHITECTURE
    Author: WESTON RICHARD
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This inspiring book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped architecture. Entertaining and authoritatively written, it provides a concise history of the subject, and is also a fascinating resource to dip into. Arranged in a broadly chronological order to show the development of architecture, the ideas that comprise the book include innovative and influential concepts, technologies, techniques and movements. Each idea is presented through fascinating text and arresting visuals, and explores when the idea first evolved and the subsequent impact it has had up to the present day.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $42.99

    Price: $42.99
  • 100 YEARS 100 BUILDINGS
    100 YEARS 100 BUILDINGS
    HILL JOHN
    ISBN: 9783791382128
    Title: 100 YEARS 100 BUILDINGS
    Author: HILL JOHN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This unique building-per-year survey of a century of great architecture offers a superb introduction to the best existing structures built each year from 1916 to 2015 around the globe—and an irresistible must-see list for architecture enthusiasts everywhere.

    The founder of the blog A Daily Dose of Architecture, John Hill, is obsessed with his subject and determined to expose his fellow citizens to the glorious structures that shape our environment. In this beautifully designed compendium Hill presents his selection of the most significant building to be built each year from 1916 to 2015. Each two-page spread includes one or two large color photos and text that explains the importance of each structure. Starting with H. P. Berlage’s Holland House in London and closing with Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s newly completed Broad museum in Los Angeles, Hill has combed the globe for iconic buildings. Notable inclusions are Helsinki Railroad Station; the Solimar Building in Cuba; Le Corbusier’s Mill Owners' Association building in Ahmadabad, India; Habitat 67, a housing complex in Montreal; and Tadao Ando's Church of the Light in Osaka, Japan. What makes this collection so extraordinary is Hill's criteria for the buildings included: each must be able to be seen, approached, or explored by the average person. An introductory essay and a timeline that highlights important architectural events round out this engrossing survey that demonstrates the underlying themes and developments in the world of architecture today.

    Imprint: PERIBO
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • 100 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE
    100 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE
    POWERS ALAN
    ISBN: 9781780678238
    Title: 100 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE
    Author: POWERS ALAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This unique visual history documents in pictures the most exciting and dynamic period of architecture: from the early 20th century to the present day, covering all the key movements, styles and architects, together with many lesser known but important names and buildings.

    Through archival and full-color photography, plans and architectural drawings, the book illustrates the changing nature of architecture and its expansion during this period from the early developments of concrete and the steel frame, through national styles of architecture and the eruption of Modernism to the influence of science and engineering in the post-war period, the provocative arguments of Postmodernism in the 1980s, right up to today's superstars and global brands.

    Written by an expert on 20th-century architecture, 100 Years of Architecture has the authority to serve both architecture students and professionals, but packed with over 300 images, it will also appeal to the general reader.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $65.00

    Price: $65.00
  • 150 BEST OF THE BEST LOFT IDEAS
    150 BEST OF THE BEST LOFT IDEAS
    ISBN: 9780062444523
    Title: 150 BEST OF THE BEST LOFT IDEAS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    150 Best of the Best Loft Ideas highlights the various practical and innovative solutions for designing a loft you’ll love.

    What began as an affordable alternative to the high cost of living in Manhattan in the 1950s has since become one of the most exclusive and inventive ways of living. Today, our new, more dynamic lifestyles have resulted in an amazing loft-housing boom.

    Inside this comprehensive resource, you’ll discover beautiful full-color photographs, detailed floor plans, and inspirational text showcasing the latest trends in contemporary loft design. Featuring an extensive collection of lofts created by distinguished international architects and designers, 150 Best of the Best Loft Ideas shows how you can achieve stunning solutions regardless of the size or structure of your loft space.

    Imprint: HARPER DESIGN
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • 150 BEST TINY SPACE IDEAS
    150 BEST TINY SPACE IDEAS
    ZAMORA FRANCESC
    ISBN: 9780062909220
    Title: 150 BEST TINY SPACE IDEAS
    Author: ZAMORA FRANCESC
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: August 2018 New Release

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

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

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

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

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $54.99

    Price: $54.99
  • 20TH CENTURY WORLD ARCHITECTURE
    20TH CENTURY WORLD ARCHITECTURE
    PHAIDON EDITORS
    ISBN: 9780714857060
    Title: 20TH CENTURY WORLD ARCHITECTURE
    Author: PHAIDON EDITORS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Phaidon Atlas of 20th Century World Architecture portrays, for the first time in one volume, an overview of the finest built architecture from around the world completed between 1900 and 1999.

    The unprecedented global scope of this collection of over 750 key buildings juxtaposes architectural icons with regional masterpieces. Divided into six world regions, the collection is the result of a rigorous selection process and the input of more than 150 specialists from around the world. Each building is fully illustrated and described by a short text. In addition, a mass of useful information is provided. This includes details of architects' practices and extensive indexes.

    Comprehensive world data illustrates the changing economic and political contexts of architectural production throughout the century.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
  • 21ST CENTURY HOUSES DOWNUNDER
    21ST CENTURY HOUSES DOWNUNDER
    ISBN: 9781864704204
    Title: 21ST CENTURY HOUSES DOWNUNDER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This latest addition to IMAGES' 21st Century series presents a diverse sample of contemporary Australian and New Zealand architecture, a snapshot of how trans-Tasman architects are forging their own architectural identity and responding to their unique environments in innovative and inventive ways.

    From rural retreats to chic inner city dwellings, from scenic lakeside residences to suburban family homes, this collection showcases the finest examples of residential design currently being produced down under. Whether refashioning and reimagining existing properties or dreaming new creations from the ground up, common to all projects is the theme of cutting edge, innovative design.

    Accompanied by floor plans, text and lush full-color photography, providing an intimate glimpse of the latest trends in interior and exterior design, 21st Century Houses Downunder is an invaluable reference for anyone interested in quality architecture and contemporary living.

    Imprint: IMAGES PUBLISHING GROUP
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • 21ST CENTURY SUSTAINABLE HOMES
    21ST CENTURY SUSTAINABLE HOMES
    CLEARY MARK [ED]
    ISBN: 9781864704280
    Title: 21ST CENTURY SUSTAINABLE HOMES
    Author: CLEARY MARK [ED]
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Necessity is the mother of invention, and the global necessity of facing the challenges of Climate Change has unleashed the inventive powers of architects around the world, many of whom are tackling the problem in original and highly creative ways. And yet, as the projects contained in this volume attest, sustainable design doesn't necessarily preclude style and comfort, or even a little bit of luxury. With lush full-colour photography, detailed floor and site plans, and informative descriptions of each house's sustainable design elements, 'Sustainable Homes' takes the reader on a round-the-world journey, traversing a range of climates, to see how today's architects are making the most of traditional and modern design principles and technologies to create more energy efficient houses.


    Imprint: IMAGES PUBLISHERS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • 50 ARCHITECTS 50 BUILDINGS : THE BUILDING THAT INSPIRE ARCHITECTS
    50 ARCHITECTS 50 BUILDINGS : THE BUILDING THAT INSPIRE ARCHITECTS
    BUXTON PAMELA
    ISBN: 9781849943420
    Title: 50 ARCHITECTS 50 BUILDINGS : THE BUILDING THAT INSPIRE ARCHITECTS
    Author: BUXTON PAMELA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Well-known contemporary architects choose the buildings from around the world that have inspired them and made a big impact on their own work. Architectural journalist Pamela Buxton interviewed each of the architects to create these outstanding portraits of the buildings that have influenced modern architecture. This diverse selection is introduced by Twentieth Century Society director Catherine Croft, and illustrated throughout with stunning architectural photography by Gareth Gardner and Edward Tyler.

    The book features a range of inspirational buildings from housing estates to castles, coal mines to cathedrals. Includes work by the giants of twentieth-century architecture including Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Alvar Aalto, as well as lesser-known gems. Examples include Richard Rogers (of RHSP) on Maison de Verre (Paris, France), Chris Williamson (of Weston Williamson) on the Eames House by Charles and Ray Eames (Los Angeles, USA), Takero Shimazaki (of TSA, UK) on Hexenhaus by Alison and Peter Smithson (Bad Karlshafen, Germany), Ted Cullinan (of Cullinan Studio) on Chapel of Notre Dame Du Haut by Le Corbusier (Ronchamp, France), Michael Squire (of Squire & Partners, UK) on Grundtvig's Church by Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint (Copenhagen, Denmark) and Jonathan Woolf (of Jonathan Woolf Architects) on Haus Esters and Haus Lange by Mies van der Rohe (Krefeld, Germany).

    A visually stunning book and a great insight into the power of existing architecture and its immense influence on the world we build today.

    Imprint: BATSFORD
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • ABODE
    ABODE
    SERENA MITNIK-MILLER
    ISBN: 9781419734540
    Title: ABODE
    Author: SERENA MITNIK-MILLER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The yearning for a life of pared-down purity has built to a roar, and Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peter, the husband-and-wife owners of General Store, one of California's most talked-about shops are at the forefront. In Abode: Thoughtful Living with Less, these tastemakers make a graceful case for living better no matter your budget or abilities, guiding you to create a space this is simple and true. Their time-tested methods create interiors that maximize openness, strip a building back to its bones, and amplify natural light, evoking unpretentious tranquility. The blueprint for their signature aesthetic is all here: the embrace of elemental materials, curation of handcrafted objects, and collection of furnishings from eras when craftsmanship was king.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • ALCHEMY OF THINGS : Interiors Shaped by Curious Minds
    ALCHEMY OF THINGS : Interiors Shaped by Curious Minds
    MCCARTNEY KAREN
    ISBN: 9781760522759
    Title: ALCHEMY OF THINGS : Interiors Shaped by Curious Minds
    Author: MCCARTNEY KAREN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Explores the homes of 18 global creatives who take an eccentric, whimsical, curated and clever approach to their living space.

    The Alchemy of Things explores interior spaces at the edges of the decoratively possible. The book details a series of eighteen fascinating homes that come from a truly creative place, transcending conventional notions of collection and display.This new beauty taps into a craving for a personal space with rich layers, a little bit of oddity and an irrepressible joie de vivre. A mix of artists, interior designers, architects, collectors, gallerists, stylists, furniture designers and vintage retailers open the doors to their own homes - many for the first time.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • APARTMENT HOUSE
    APARTMENT HOUSE
    BUTLER KATELIN / BRUHN CAMERON
    ISBN: 9780500501047
    Title: APARTMENT HOUSE
    Author: BUTLER KATELIN / BRUHN CAMERON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Explores some of the best examples of contemporary multi-residential projects. Speaks to a twenty-first century lifestyle where smaller and closer living is the new dream.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $70.00

    Price: $70.00
  • ARCHITECTS AT HOME
    ARCHITECTS AT HOME
    MUTLOW JOHN V
    ISBN: 9781864708134
    Title: ARCHITECTS AT HOME
    Author: MUTLOW JOHN V
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: May 2019 New Release

    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.

    Imprint: IMAGES PUBLISHERS
    RRP: $39.99
    Price: $39.99
  • ARCHITECTS HOMES
    ARCHITECTS HOMES
    PATCH BETHANY [ED]
    ISBN: 9781864706086
    Title: ARCHITECTS HOMES
    Author: PATCH BETHANY [ED]
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This stunning book takes a rare glimpse into the intriguing and unique homes of some of the world’s best-known architects. How do these architects design their own private domains? How do the changing needs of their families influence the structural integrity of the spaces? How do these individuals express their interior design flair in their own haven?

    Combining rich photography and spectacular imagery with insight into the private architectural world of these industry professionals, this book provides a rich source for those keen to delve into the design aesthetics, concepts and innovations of leaders in their very own field.

    Imprint: IMAGES PUBLISHERS
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • ARCHITECTS HOUSES
    ARCHITECTS HOUSES
    WEBB MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9780500343401
    Title: ARCHITECTS HOUSES
    Author: WEBB MICHAEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Thirty pioneering houses designed by architects for themselves over the past decade, revealing the ingenious ways they have addressed the challenges of creating a contemporary living space. With projects from Australia to Austria, by architects Including Norman Foster and Jim Olsen and detailed in 400 photographs, line illustrations and plans.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $65.00

    Price: $65.00
  • ARCHITECTURAL STYLES : A Visual Guide
    ARCHITECTURAL STYLES : A Visual Guide
    HOPKINS OWEN
    ISBN: 9781780671635
    Title: ARCHITECTURAL STYLES : A Visual Guide
    Author: HOPKINS OWEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Gothic and Gothic Revival, or how to distinguish between Baroque and Neoclassical? This guide makes extensive use of photographs to identify and explain the characteristic features of nearly 300 buildings. The result is a clear and easy-to-navigate guide to identifying the key styles of western architecture from the classical age to the present day.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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