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  • CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE HOUSES
    CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE HOUSES
    XIANG ZHAO
    ISBN: 9781864707687
    Title: CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE HOUSES
    Author: XIANG ZHAO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A reference book designed to showcase the immense variety of modern Japanese architecture.

    Over forty projects showcase the immense variety among Japanese detached houses constructed over the past three years. Some of these houses are designed around the concept of 'intermediate space' featuring courtyards, landscapes, and tearooms. Others take 'how to respond to the environment' as the design theme, employing green building techniques and outdoor insulation, etc; while others are inspired by the question of 'how to implement one's lifestyle', focusing on urban housing, family reconstitution, and variability.

    Readers will learn about the meaning and the story behind these designs through every project description, experiencing the conciseness which defines Japanese house design.

    In addition to this, Professor Zhao Xiang from Fukuoka University discusses various reasons for this diversity. His informative description of architecture and design theory will help the reader understand the methods behind Japanese house creation, and this book also includes useful reference materials, which can be used as a basis for new houses in the Japanese style.

    Imprint: IMAGES PUBLISHERS
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • COX RAYNER ARCHITECTURE
    COX RAYNER ARCHITECTURE
    BECK HAIG
    ISBN: 9781864704075
    Title: COX RAYNER ARCHITECTURE
    Author: BECK HAIG
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Cox Rayner Architecture is the Queensland-based practice of the long-established Cox Architects Group. Since opening in Brisbane in 1990, Cox Rayner Architecture has developed its own distinctive body of work in response to the subtropical climate of south east Queensland, the tropical north of Australia, and South east Asia.

    Imprint: IMAGES PUBLISHERS
    RRP: $89.99

    Price: $89.99
  • DESIGN PROCESS AND ART OF THE SINGLE FAMILY HOME
    DESIGN PROCESS AND ART OF THE SINGLE FAMILY HOME
    BERTMAN RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781864704440
    Title: DESIGN PROCESS AND ART OF THE SINGLE FAMILY HOME
    Author: BERTMAN RICHARD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    How do our minds work when we design? How do we organise and assimilate information, create and evaluate options, and make decisions? These questions have fascinated and absorbed architect and sculptor Richard Bertman (FAIA) since his graduate school days. Now, after a 40-year career, Bertman has used the design of a vacation house as an experiment to explore these questions. The result, documented in The Design Process and the Art of the Single Family Home, is a fascinating and revealing insight into the creative process. With floor plans, notes, hand-drawn sketches and full-colour photography Bertman charts each stage of the design process, questioning and examining why certain decisions are made, how problems are solved, and generally exploring the processes involved in creative thinking.

    Imprint: IMAGES PUBLISHERS
    RRP: $79.99

    Price: $79.99
  • DESIGN WITH COLOUR AND STYLE
    DESIGN WITH COLOUR AND STYLE
    BLAZE SHAYNNA
    ISBN: 9780670078394
    Title: DESIGN WITH COLOUR AND STYLE
    Author: BLAZE SHAYNNA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Interior design expert Shaynna Blaze is passionate about helping people uncover their own personal interior style. In this book, she explores the intriguing, enticing elements of colour and style and explains how you can use them to transform your home. Using beautiful photographs and practical examples, Shaynna shows how colour affects a space and the mood of those living in it. She reveals how contemporary and historic design styles have developed, and ways they can be interpreted to suit your taste, with hands-on tips for putting your ideas into practice.

    With her warm, down-to-earth approach, Shaynna offers guidance and inspiration to help you discover your own individual style and colour palette, so you can design your dream interior.

    Shaynna is also the author of Design Your Home, published in 2013.



    Imprint: VIKING
    RRP: $39.99
    Price: $39.99
  • DESIGN YOUR HOME
    DESIGN YOUR HOME
    BLAZE SHAYNNA
    ISBN: 9780670076789
    Title: DESIGN YOUR HOME
    Author: BLAZE SHAYNNA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With a great understanding of what makes a home work well, and a keen eye for colour detail, Shaynna Blaze shares her many years of experience as an interior designer to help you find the perfect solutions for getting the most out of the place you live in.

    Beautifully illustrated throughout, Shaynna takes you on a room-by-room tour of the home. She highlights potential problem areas, suggesting easy and innovative solutions, and describing attractive design alternatives for every room - from the public living areas to the private spaces of bathroom and bedroom and the often problematic home office. Her down-to-earth approach and stylish ideas, as seen on high-rating TV shows Selling Houses Australia and The Block, mean that anyone - whatever their budget - can create their dream home. 'As an interior designer, I'm here not just to make your home pretty but to solve problems and find solutions.

    Your home is about you, your life and those you invite into your space. With this book, you'll have the confidence to design a home that functions around the way you live.'

    Imprint: VIKING
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • DESTINATION ARCHITECTURE : The Essential Guide to 1000 Contemporary Buildings
    DESTINATION ARCHITECTURE : The Essential Guide to 1000 Contemporary Buildings
    ISBN: 9780714875354
    Title: DESTINATION ARCHITECTURE : The Essential Guide to 1000 Contemporary Buildings
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The definitive architecture travel guide that lets you visit 1,000 of today's most must-see contemporary buildings - whether at home or on the road

    Featuring 1,000 of today's most compelling buildings by the world's finest architects, Destination: Architecture is an unparalleled and comprehensive resource for anyone wanting to get more out of their travels. No journey, from a long weekend to a long-haul trip, would be complete without this expertly curated 'who's who' of the most exciting architecture in the world. Each building is illustrated with a single image and accompanied by a brief description, with addresses, websites, and opening details. It's the best way to find and enjoy contemporary built culture on every continent.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $39.95

    Price: $39.95
  • DRAWING ARCHITECTURE
    DRAWING ARCHITECTURE
    THOMAS HELEN
    ISBN: 9780714877150
    Title: DRAWING ARCHITECTURE
    Author: THOMAS HELEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

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

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

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

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

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $120.00

    Price: $120.00
  • DREAM TREEHOUSES
    DREAM TREEHOUSES
    LAURENS ALAIN
    ISBN: 9781419719745
    Title: DREAM TREEHOUSES
    Author: LAURENS ALAIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    French design company La Cabane Perchée presents 40 extraordinary treehouses designed and built by the acclaimed team. Featuring houses in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Russia, Italy, Spain, and the United States, Dream Treehouses showcases both exterior and interior images of each house. In addition, the book includes watercolor design drawings and descriptions of how each house was envisioned and built, offering a beautifully and extensively illustrated look into some of the most fantastic treehouses ever created.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $60.00

    Price: $60.00
  • ELEMENTAL LIVING : CONTEMPORARY HOUSES IN NATURE
    ELEMENTAL LIVING : CONTEMPORARY HOUSES IN NATURE
    ISBN: 9780714873176
    Title: ELEMENTAL LIVING : CONTEMPORARY HOUSES IN NATURE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Elemental Living presents 60 works of architecture from across the 20th and 21st centuries that have a special relationship with the natural world.

    The book includes a visually breathtaking selection of architect created houses that have been designed to create unparalleled views of a wide variety of natural landscapes; designed to be almost indistinguishable from the natural landscape; or designed using materials and forms found in the natural landscape.

    Each house demonstrates a deep concern with the creation of unique living spaces that connect their inhabitants with the forests, mountains, lakes, deserts, and oceans that have attracted humanity for millennia.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $59.95

    Price: $59.95
  • ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTURE
    ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTURE
    GOAD PHILIP / WILLIS JULIE [ED]
    ISBN: 9780521888578
    Title: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTURE
    Author: GOAD PHILIP / WILLIS JULIE [ED]
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Behind the iconic images of Australian homesteads, beach houses and the billowing sails of the Sydney Opera House lies a rich and enthralling history of how Australians have responded to natural and urban environments, and in turn shaped Australian culture and society. The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture is the first major work of reference to be published on Australian architecture. This magnificent book documents and analyses Australian architecture and architects from indigenous beginnings to colonial, modern and contemporary eras. With over 1000 entries from 200 contributors, and 500 photographs and drawings, The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture provides an unparalleled compendium of architectural knowledge. It is essential reading for all who care about the built environment.

    Imprint: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY
    RRP: $162.95

    Price: $162.95
  • ESSENTIALLY FRENCH : Home with Classic French Style
    ESSENTIALLY FRENCH : Home with Classic French Style
    RYAN JOSEPHINE
    ISBN: 9781788790246
    Title: ESSENTIALLY FRENCH : Home with Classic French Style
    Author: RYAN JOSEPHINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Essentially French is perfect for anyone who seeks ideas for their own French-inspired interior, or for those who simply want to dream...

    In Essentially French, renowned antiques dealer and stylist Josephine Ryan offers a privileged glimpse into the homes of antiques dealers who have a passion for French style. Step into a world of timeless elegance and transform your home with this beautiful guide to French-style interiors. The homes featured include farmhouses, townhouses and apartments, and their decorative styles may differ, but all have something in common – each and every one showcases the beauty of traditional French furniture and accessories, and demonstrates the understated elegance of French life.

    From the chic simplicity of a Parisian apartment to the picturesque charm of a Provençal farmhouse, the homes in this book illustrate many facets of classic French style.

    Imprint: RYLAND PETERS & SMALL
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • FOREVER HOUSE : TIME HONOURED AUSTRALIAN HOMES
    FOREVER HOUSE : TIME HONOURED AUSTRALIAN HOMES
    BRUHN CAMERON
    ISBN: 9780500500453
    Title: FOREVER HOUSE : TIME HONOURED AUSTRALIAN HOMES
    Author: BRUHN CAMERON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Imagine a home designed and built especially for your family to grow, evolve and create memories in over a lifetime. The Forever House celebrates twenty-three such dwellings through the intimate stories of the families and architects who created them. These timeless homes have been captured as they are today by some of Australia's best architectural photographers, and archival drawings offer insight into the original designs.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $70.00

    Price: $70.00
  • FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
    FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
    MCCARTER ROBERT
    ISBN: 9780714838540
    Title: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
    Author: MCCARTER ROBERT
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the great masters of modern architecture. His career spanned over 60 years, and his unique stylistic invention kept ahead of any ephemeral fashion. This definitive monograph provides an unparalleled account of Wright's momentous career. It explores the key themes in Wright's work, and presents the consistent qualities that underlie all of his designs. The themes of space and spatial experience are examined, together with a discussion of construction and Wright's search for what he termed the nature of materials. The relationship between his architecture and the landscape is also explored with rigour. This book includes an extensive selection of archival drawings and photographs; clear, redrawn plans and detail drawings; and beautiful specially-commissioned, colour photographs. It also features a complete list of Wright's buildings and projects compiled by the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $75.00

    Price: $75.00
  • FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT : Unpacking the Archive
    FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT : Unpacking the Archive
    BERGDOLL BARRY
    ISBN: 9781633450264
    Title: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT : Unpacking the Archive
    Author: BERGDOLL BARRY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this catalogue reveals new perspectives on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, a designer so prolific and familiar as to nearly preclude critical reexamination. Structured as a series of inquiries into the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives, the book is a collection of scholarly explorations rather than an attempt to construct a master narrative. Each chapter centers on a key object from the archive that an invited author has "unpacked"-interpreting and contextualizing it, tracing its meanings and connections, and juxtaposing it with other works from the archive, from MoMA, or from outside collections.

    The publication aims to open up Wright's work to questions, interrogations, and debates, and to highlight interpretations by contemporary scholars, both established Wright experts and others considering this iconic figure from new and illuminating perspectives.

    Imprint: MUSEUM MODERN ART
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
  • FRANK LLOYD WRIGHTS FALLINGWATER : The House and Its History
    FRANK LLOYD WRIGHTS FALLINGWATER : The House and Its History
    HOFFMANN DONALD
    ISBN: 9780486274300
    Title: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHTS FALLINGWATER : The House and Its History
    Author: HOFFMANN DONALD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: NOVEMBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Organic form was Frank Lloyd Wright's credo, and its most splendid embodiment is Fallingwater, designed and built for the Pittsburgh merchant Edgar Kaufmann in the 1930s. The private dwelling, which juts directly over a waterfall at Bear Run in western Pennsylvania, is the boldest and most personal architectural statement of Wright's mature years.

    This volume is a total revision - both in text and illustrations - of the standard document of Fallingwater. With the opening of the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives, valuable new material has come to light that has provided the basis for this completely rewritten and expanded account. The new material has enabled the author, Wright expert Donald Hoffmann, to tell a more comprehensive, vivid, and authentic story. This book is the complete record of the birth, growth, and maturity of an architectural masterpiece. It documents in special detail Fallingwater's architectural innovations: its cantilevered construction, its ingenious integration with a majestic waterfall, the cascading staircases, organic use of ornament, and the problematic but ultimately triumphant use of reinforced concrete.

    Imprint: DOVER
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • FREE FLOW APARTMENTS
    FREE FLOW APARTMENTS
    MOLA FRANCESC ZAMORA
    ISBN: 9788499360805
    Title: FREE FLOW APARTMENTS
    Author: MOLA FRANCESC ZAMORA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This book shows the transformation of an existing apartment with problems into a new, open floor space that satisfies the needs of the owners. The books presents the transformation of this spaces through full color and b&w images and drawings of the before and after. A description of the project, beginning with an overview of the existing conditions and a wish list of changes, adds to the comprehensibility of the work. Architects/designers, owners, builders or any member of the team involved in the construction bring in their own experience to point out the challenges faced during the remodel, including code issues, structural upgrading, pipework changes, and the inability to fully satisfy the owners spatial requirements. The description mentions the improvements and how these have increased the value of the property.

    Imprint: LOFT PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
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