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  • GREEN ARCHITECTURE TODAY
    GREEN ARCHITECTURE TODAY
    CARDELUS CAYETANO
    ISBN: 9788499361390
    Title: GREEN ARCHITECTURE TODAY
    Author: CARDELUS CAYETANO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    For several decades the concepts of ecology and sustainability have generated influential currents of opinion in society, affecting all areas of our lives.

    Nowadays, no sensible person goes against the theory of global warming or the ever more pressing need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In the field of architecture, significant changes and developments are evolving. However, experience tells us that we still have a way to go.

    The percentage of sustainable buildings is still very low compared to the increased volume of building projects all over the world. Much more participation is still required on the part of everyone involved - from architects and building contractors to manufacturers of materials and end customers.

    This book gives this leading role to thirty selected international architects, all professionals who reveal the new trends in sustainable architecture and how they have contributed through their ideas to the basics of sustainable architecture.

    Imprint: LOFT PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • GREENING IN STYLE : Healthy Home Decor with Plants
    GREENING IN STYLE : Healthy Home Decor with Plants
    MOLA FRANCESC ZAMORA
    ISBN: 9788499360966
    Title: GREENING IN STYLE : Healthy Home Decor with Plants
    Author: MOLA FRANCESC ZAMORA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    There is much more to interiors filled with plants than meets the eye. Plant arrangements can be seen as an inexpensive way to decorate a home, but in fact, the use of plants in an interior has benefits that are often overlooked. Plants add dimension to interiors and make them feel lively. They strengthen the connection with nature and reflect an appreciation of the botanical world. The presence of plants in a home counteracts the negative effects of city living by improving air quality and regulating temperature and humidity levels. Plants also seem to have positive effects on people's mood and health, reducing stress, promoting creativity and productivity, and increasing levels of wellbeing. The book includes interior design projects for residential spaces, such as apartments, single-family houses, penthouses, and lofts in urban and rural environments. It focuses on modern interiors, where plants are part of the design, giving the home an organic touch.
    From interior courtyards to small balconies and through simple but graceful arrangements of potted plants, the projects offer inspirational ideas to all those who want to fill their homes with plants and add more personality to their decor.

    Imprint: LOFT PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • GUSTAV KLIMT AT HOME
    GUSTAV KLIMT AT HOME
    BADE PATRICK
    ISBN: 9780711239098
    Title: GUSTAV KLIMT AT HOME
    Author: BADE PATRICK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Gustav Klimt at Home explores the influences of Vienna and other places Klimt travelled to and called home on his life and work.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • HARRY SEIDLERS UMBRELLA
    HARRY SEIDLERS UMBRELLA
    ROLLO JOE
    ISBN: 9781760760403
    Title: HARRY SEIDLERS UMBRELLA
    Author: ROLLO JOE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Harry Seidler’s Umbrella is an incisive and personal collection of writings on architecture and design by writer and editor Joe Rollo. From an up-close account of Jørn Utzon’s re-engagement with the Sydney Opera House and a poetic rendering of the design and making of the landscape at TarraWarra Estate and Museum of Art, to encounters with Harry Seidler and a walk through the multi-billion dollar Victorian Desalination Plant, Joe Rollo opens readers’ eyes to an exciting way of looking at the built world. Written in the easy, straightforward and engaging language for which he has become known, the book brings clarity and passion to considerations of the problems and pleasures of looking at architecture and design in Australia.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • HISTORY OF WESTERN ARCHITECTURE
    HISTORY OF WESTERN ARCHITECTURE
    WATKIN DAVID
    ISBN: 9781780675978
    Title: HISTORY OF WESTERN ARCHITECTURE
    Author: WATKIN DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    Traces the history of western architecture from the earliest times in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the eclectic styles of the twenty-first century. This book emphasizes the ongoing vitality of the Classical language of architecture, underlining the continuity between the work of Ictinus in fifth-century BC Athens and that of McKim, Mead and more.

    Imprint: Laurence King Publishers
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • HOME FOR THE SOUL
    HOME FOR THE SOUL
    BIRD SARA / DUCHARS DAN
    ISBN: 9781788792417
    Title: HOME FOR THE SOUL
    Author: BIRD SARA / DUCHARS DAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Home for the Soul is about creating a considerate and sustainable home that also sparks happiness and reflects the spirits, passions and tastes of its inhabitants.

    A shift in awareness means that we are increasingly thoughtful about the materials we use, the scarcity of the earth’s resources and how to lighten our footprint on the planet. In Home for the Soul, Sara Bird and Dan Duchars show how to create a beautiful home that suits its inhabitants while causing minimum damage to our increasingly fragile environment including using non toxic, vegan paints and fabrics. The first section shares ideas for the elements of a stylish yet sustainable home, from lighting to linens, while in Part Two, Sara and Dan visit soulful homes and their owners to discover how they have created interiors that are beautiful yet responsible at the same time. Home for the Soul shows how a mindful, ethically sourced and eco-friendly ethos can be at the heart of modern homemaking. It looks at sustainable, renewable and reclaimed materials, using traditional skills and choosing organic and hand-produced homewares. No matter how new or old a building, or what your own particular style is, there are simple ways to add warmth, contentment and soul to our homes.

    Imprint: RYLAND PETERS & SMALL
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • HOME STORIES : Design Ideas for Making a House a Home
    HOME STORIES : Design Ideas for Making a House a Home
    LEGGETT KIM
    ISBN: 9781419747380
    Title: HOME STORIES : Design Ideas for Making a House a Home
    Author: LEGGETT KIM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: November 2020 New Release

    Learn how to create rooms filled with warmth, meaning, and your own unique story of home

    Kim Leggett’s first book, City Farmhouse Style, was a big hit. Now Kim is back with the welcoming interiors her fans crave and a no-rules approach that is all about using what you love to create rooms that tell your personal story.

    Everyone has a story worth telling, and every room can become part of that story-whether you decorate it with heirlooms, flea market finds, simple mementos, or a mix. In Home Stories, Leggett shows readers how to use all these treasures to design very special rooms filled with interest and meaning.

    She begins by asking readers what it is that attracts them to a certain piece: “Thinking hard about what really speaks to you, and then using it as the basis for design, is the secret behind all of the best, most interesting rooms.”

    Each chapter presents fascinating spaces and the stories behind the accessories, furnishings, and mementos that fill them. There are plenty of projects, too, plus practical design guidance and design inspiration for refreshing decor as the seasons change.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • HOMES FOR OUR TIMES
    HOMES FOR OUR TIMES
    ISBN: 9783836581912
    Title: HOMES FOR OUR TIMES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: September 2020 New Releas

    Enter the world’s finest homes in this dependable global digest featuring talents like Shigeru Ban and Marcio Kogan alongside up-and-comers like Xu Fu-Min, Vo Trong Nghia, Desai Chia, and Shunri Nishizawa. Organised by architect and brimming with crisp photography and plans, the result is a sweeping survey of the contemporary house.

    Imprint: TASCHEN - NEW HOLLAND
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • HOUSE OF PLANTS : LIVING WITH SUCCULENTS AIR PLANTS AND CACTI
    HOUSE OF PLANTS : LIVING WITH SUCCULENTS AIR PLANTS AND CACTI
    RAY ROSE
    ISBN: 9780711238374
    Title: HOUSE OF PLANTS : LIVING WITH SUCCULENTS AIR PLANTS AND CACTI
    Author: RAY ROSE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    House of Plants is a practical and beautiful guide to how to love and care for your succulents, cacti and air plants. These indoor plants are handsome, hardy and perfect for urban living - and this book is a comprehensive companion, showing you how to nurture and enjoy these plants, as well as how to stylishly arrange them in your home.

    Caro Langton and Rose Ray detail how to look after individual plants, running through the soil, watering, light, food and more. They also show you how to take cuttings to share with friends, make gifts, terrariums and displays, and make these plants part of your life.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • HOUSES BY THE SHORE : At Home With the Water : River Lake Sea
    HOUSES BY THE SHORE : At Home With the Water : River Lake Sea
    HAWES BYRON
    ISBN: 9780847862801
    Title: HOUSES BY THE SHORE : At Home With the Water : River Lake Sea
    Author: HAWES BYRON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    With stunning houses by the sea, on the lake, by rivers and lagoons, this book surpasses others of its kind on the market in the global breadth of its offerings as well as for the high-quality of the design.

    Imprint: RIZZOLI
    RRP: $80.00

    Price: $80.00
  • HOW TO LOVE BRUTALISM
    HOW TO LOVE BRUTALISM
    GRINDROD JOHN
    ISBN: 9781849944427
    Title: HOW TO LOVE BRUTALISM
    Author: GRINDROD JOHN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A passionate and personal book about the writer's own love for a controversial architectural style.

    Whether you love or hate brutalist buildings, this book will explain what it is about them that elicits such strong feeling. You will understand the true power of concrete and of mammoth-sized buildings, but also some of the more subtle aspects of brutalist buildings that you may not have known or considered.

    Brutalist architecture, which flourished in the 1950s to mid-1970s, gained its name from the term ' Beton-brut', or raw concrete - the material of choice for the movement. British architectural critic Reyner Banham adapted the term into 'brutalism' (originally 'New Brutalism') to identify the emerging style. The architectural style - typified by buildings such as Trellick Tower in London and Unite D'Habitation in Marseille - is controversial but has an enthusiastic fan base, including the author who is on a mission to explain his passion.

    John Grindrod's book will be enlightening for those new to the subject, bringing humour, insight and honesty to the subject but will also interest those already immersed in built culture. Illustrated with striking drawings by The Brutal Artist, the book is divided up into a series of mini essays that explains the brutalist world from a human aspect (John grew up amongst these buildings), as well as an architectural, historical and even pop cultural angle. The book journeys from the UK to discover brutalism and its influence around the world - from Le Corbusier's designs in Chandigarh, India, to Lina Bo Bardi's buildings in Brazil.

    Imprint: BATSFORD
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • HOW WE LIVE NOW
    HOW WE LIVE NOW
    WINWARD REBECCA
    ISBN: 9781788791830
    Title: HOW WE LIVE NOW
    Author: WINWARD REBECCA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: August 2020 New Release

    How We Live Now is an inspiring guide to making the most of every square inch of your available space.




    When the housing market takes a dip, fewer of us move as we just can’t afford it. That’s the time to take a long hard look at your home and work out how to make the most of every room – even every corner. Perhaps you’re trying to carve out more space to accommodate a growing family, or maybe you’re wondering where you can squeeze in a home office, a utility room or a kids’ playroom. Whatever your particular needs, in How We Live Now Rebecca Winward explores ways to make your home work harder for you. She explores open-plan living, opting for more flexible room configurations, and using pockets of ‘dead space’ – under the stairs, on the landing or in the garden – that have unrecognized potential. Multi-tasking furniture and smart storage both have their role to play, as does versatile lighting. Streamline everyday life with How We Live Now.

    Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
    RRP: $45.00
    Price: $45.00
  • HUMAN NATURE : Planet Earth in Our Time
    HUMAN NATURE : Planet Earth in Our Time
    BLACKWELL GEOFF HOBDAY RUTH
    ISBN: 9781760761264
    Title: HUMAN NATURE : Planet Earth in Our Time
    Author: BLACKWELL GEOFF HOBDAY RUTH
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    At a moment now being described as the age of Anthropocene, twelve of National Geographic‘s most influential photographers address the biggest questions on our time while sharing some of their greatest images.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $65.00

    Price: $65.00
  • ICONIC : Modern Australian Houses 1950-2000
    ICONIC : Modern Australian Houses 1950-2000
    MCCARTNEY KAREN
    ISBN: 9781760525224
    Title: ICONIC : Modern Australian Houses 1950-2000
    Author: MCCARTNEY KAREN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Karen McCartney's Iconic Australian Houses books are re-imagined so cleverly in this freshly redesigned, encyclopaedic book, which brings together in one volume the best of 50 years of Australian residential architecture.' Lucy Feagins - The Design Files

    Iconic: Modern Australian Houses 1950--2000 showcases, in a fresh, new and collectible edition, the best residential projects from the previously published works 50/60/70 and 70/80/90 and which formed successful exhibitions shown at the Museum of Sydney. Completely redesigned in a new format, with revised introduction, this classic will find audiences both new to and familiar with the gems of Australian modernist architecture.

    Featuring houses from: Harry Seidler, Peter Muller, Roy Grounds, Peter McIntyre, Russell Jack, Robin Boyd, McGlashan Everist, Enrico Taglietti, Neville Gruzman, Bruce Rickard, Hugh Buhrich, Ian McKay, Iwan Iwanoff, Ian Collins, Richard Leplastrier, Glenn Murcott, Barrie Marshall, Ken Woolley, Lovell Chen, Wood Marsh, Andresen O'Gorman, Durbach Block, Sean Godsell, Stutchbury and Harper, Donovan Hill, John Wardle.

    Imprint: Murdoch Books
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ICONIC AMERICAN HOUSE : Architectural Masterworks since 1900
    ICONIC AMERICAN HOUSE : Architectural Masterworks since 1900
    BRADBURY DOMINIC
    ISBN: 9780500022955
    Title: ICONIC AMERICAN HOUSE : Architectural Masterworks since 1900
    Author: BRADBURY DOMINIC
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Some of the world’s greatest architects, including Walter Gropius, Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, have used their talents to create groundbreaking innovations in American residential architecture over the past 120 years. Though wide-ranging in style, these houses share a remarkable sensitivity to site and context; appreciation of local materials; experimentation with form, materials, and technology; and understanding of clients’ needs. Spanning the length and breadth of the United States, The Iconic American House features fifty of the most important, timeless, and recognizable houses designed since 1900.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
  • ICONIC HOUSE : Architectural Masterworks Since 1900
    ICONIC HOUSE : Architectural Masterworks Since 1900
    BRADBURY DOMINIC
    ISBN: 9780500293942
    Title: ICONIC HOUSE : Architectural Masterworks Since 1900
    Author: BRADBURY DOMINIC
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Now available in an updated edition and attractive new format, this essential book on modern architecture presents over one hundred of the most significant houses of the past hundred years.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
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