Architecture & Design (349)

Wooden Houses In Pure Nature

ISBN: 9788417557003

Publisher: Monsa

The new criteria for sustainable housing planning benefit from an inexhaustible source of ideas based on wood due to its versatility. The variety of finishes an...


The new criteria for sustainable housing planning benefit from an inexhaustible source of ideas based on wood due to its versatility. The variety of finishes and the fact that it is easy to recycle, facilitate the construction of masterful designs in places with extreme climates, mountain slopes, rocky terrains or cliffs by the sea.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 22-03-2019


$49.99
The Touch

ISBN: 9783899559781

Author: Kinfolk & Norm Architects    Publisher: Gestalten

It is often said that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. In The Touch, Kinfolk and Norm Architects present an alternative: that good design is not only vis...


It is often said that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. In The Touch, Kinfolk and Norm Architects present an alternative: that good design is not only visually appealing—it engages all of the human senses. What do a museum in Marrakech, a mid-century apartment in Berlin, and a graveyard north of Venice all have in common? In The Touch, creative collaborators Nathan Williams of Kinfolk and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen of Norm Architects explore the idea that these inspiring spaces, and many more like them, share the five essential tenets of haptic, human-centric design: materiality, light, color, nature, and community. Revealing some of the world’s most sensual architecture and interiors, The Touch offers a wealth of inspiration through stunning photography, philosophical essays, and practical tips from the minds of design industry leaders.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 245 x 330 mm


Publication Date: 30-08-2019


$135.00
Dinner Time

ISBN: 9788417084110

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Flamant

In a world full of fast-paced lifestyles, constant interaction and interlinked global activities, food has become a common denominator that connects people from...


In a world full of fast-paced lifestyles, constant interaction and interlinked global activities, food has become a common denominator that connects people from all around the world and new trends of restaurant interior design is building up with the times. The featured 60 international projects show the latest trends of restaurant design. Some with an industrial look, some with a lot of landscape elements coming into the interior space, some with bold colour schemes and no more white walls, a wide array of possibilities open up on this field of interior design. With a descriptive text for each project, the book focuses on colour scheme, lighting, and decorative details and provides valuable inspiration and reference for professional designers, food lovers and other people related to the restaurant business.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 05-10-2019


$120.00
Designing for Disaster

ISBN: 9780764357848

Author: Boyce Thompson    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The climate is changing, and so must domestic architecture. Premium materials―brick, stone, wood―and timeless design used to be the key to building homes th...


The climate is changing, and so must domestic architecture. Premium materials―brick, stone, wood―and timeless design used to be the key to building homes that would last for generations. But a warming planet, coupled with severe weather events, has changed the equation and raised the stakes, sometimes literally. Aimed at homeowners, architects, and builders, this book presents sixteen innovative homes that represent the best of resilient-home practices in four categories―earth, wind, fire, and water. Few local building codes provide adequate protection from the forces of global warming, which will proliferate in this century. These examples illustrate the importance of next-level home design to help resist climate change―the most urgent issue of our time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 205 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2019


$79.99
The Home Upgrade

ISBN: 9783899559798

Publisher: Gestalten

With a little imagination you can see the potential of an older property. Modern, sustainable design can transform an aging edifice into a stunning, one-of-a-ki...


With a little imagination you can see the potential of an older property. Modern, sustainable design can transform an aging edifice into a stunning, one-of-a-kind home with an eye to the future and a foot in the past. With a little imagination you can see the potential of an older property. Modern, sustainable design can transform an aging edifice into a stunning, one-of-a-kind home with an eye to the future and a foot in the past. How do you you bring new life to a home while celebrating its unique character? Revealing the true potential of a heritage property is more about developing an eye for opportunity than inheriting the perfect home. The transformation from ugly duckling to swan requires savvy ideas and the right approach. From lush suburban residences to former churches and barns, The Home Upgrade shows the rewards of reinventing a historic property that needs work. Whether changing floor plans, adding extensions, or using sustainable building techniques and innovative new materials, the juxtaposition between the old and the new is key. Through diverse case studies and interviews with leading architectural studios, The Home Upgrade inspires you to bridge the gap between the old and the new with sensitive interior design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$120.00
The House of Glam

ISBN: 9783899559828

Publisher: Gestalten

An ode to extravagant and lush interiors that are not afraid to take risks, this new design movement proves that when it comes to bold colors and rich detailing...


An ode to extravagant and lush interiors that are not afraid to take risks, this new design movement proves that when it comes to bold colors and rich detailing, more is always more. A 21st-century take on sumptuous interiors is sweeping through the design world, combining expressive colors and textures with unusual forms and materials. The result is a highly original interior style, a contemporary interpretation of art deco and classic 50s and 60s Hollywood film set interiors. This new maximalist aesthetic is lovingly layered with references―a welcome antidote to mid-century modernism and minimalist restraint. The House of Glam invites you into the most exciting homes, from Italy to the USA, that embody this decadent, playful trend, profiling key studios and designers at the forefront of the movement. Revealing the key insights behind this rich new spectrum of design, The House of Glam will convert even the most hardened minimalists among us.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 240 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$150.00
The New Mediterranean

ISBN: 9783899559811

Publisher: Gestalten

A modernist take on Mediterranean aesthetics, this new movement in interior design embraces sumptuous minimalism through warm, earthy tones, and natural materia...


A modernist take on Mediterranean aesthetics, this new movement in interior design embraces sumptuous minimalism through warm, earthy tones, and natural materials. A welcoming, new, down-to-earth minimalism is gaining momentum in home interiors, from California to Morocco, Portugal to Mexico. This trend combines folkloric influences with a rustic aesthetic, taking cues from arid landscapes to embrace warmth, light, and organic elements. Striking, sun-kissed interiors are replete with greenery to bring the outdoors in, and whitewashed walls are complemented by warm, earthy tones. Detailing like terracotta tiles, rattan furniture, and colorful handwoven textiles are offset by concrete, brick, and glass. The New Mediterranean showcases inspiring residences and apartments that are infused with this relaxed, Mediterranean aesthetic. The book introduces the designers, architects, and brands who are bringing the style to life, outlining key elements in order to show how to create this look at home. More than a design trend, this is a philosophy to transform interiors into havens of light, craftsmanship, and simplicity.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2019


$120.00
Low Cost Natural Resources in Architecture

ISBN: 9788417557041

Publisher: Monsa

One objective of this book is to study the budget for each individual project, as far as possible, in terms of construction methods and materials, energy and su...


One objective of this book is to study the budget for each individual project, as far as possible, in terms of construction methods and materials, energy and sustainability factors, in order to carry out a global evaluation. In effect, a means of evaluating interesting sources of information relevant to the quality of life, the economy, eco-system and other minor considerations. Whether partially or totally prefabricated, all of the designs illustrate the inherent capacity of many architects to design properties which are more appealing and intelligent, sustainable, economical, with low maintenance costs and reduced energy consumption and, it goes without saying, more agreeable living accommodation. All of this demonstrates the determination to create something unique within a very tight budget.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2019


$49.99
London's Great Theatres

ISBN: 9783791383866

Author: Simon Callow    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Peek behind the curtains of London’s iconic theatres with acclaimed actor Simon Callow as your personal guide. This richly illustrated exploration of the most...


Peek behind the curtains of London’s iconic theatres with acclaimed actor Simon Callow as your personal guide. This richly illustrated exploration of the most remarkable London theatres features witty and engaging texts by actor Simon Callow, whose knowledge of the city’s dramatic venues is intimate and wide-ranging. One of the most prominent photographers of the past 50 years, Derry Moore, captures the theatres from every angle, whether it’s a velvet box seat at the Novello, the view from the Theatre Royal, Haymarket’s proscenium, or the grand entrance of the foyer in the Apollo Victoria. Exquisite close-ups of architectural elements—such as flamboyant Rococo Baroque friezes, William Edward Trent’s Art Deco mermaids, painted marble pilasters, and elaborately framed mirrors—highlight often unnoticed features and present each theatre’s unique character. From the West End to the South Bank, Westminster to Hackney, the theatres profiled here come to life in ways we rarely see, when the seats are empty and the stages silent.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2019


$89.99
Original Bauhaus

ISBN: 9783791359045

Author: Nina Wiedemeyer    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

One hundred years after the founding of the Bauhaus school, this book takes a deeper look at some of this design movement’s most recognizable objects. The Bau...


One hundred years after the founding of the Bauhaus school, this book takes a deeper look at some of this design movement’s most recognizable objects. The Bauhaus existed for only 14 years in Germany, but for the past 100 years its ideas have been passed on and its products relaunched, imitated and further developed. Using 14 famous, familiar, or forgotten objects, this book offers 14 case studies. It examines questions such as how did the woman sitting on the tubular-steel chair become the most famous anonymous figure from the Bauhaus; whether the Haus am Horn in Weimar has a secret twin; and why the tea infusers by Marianne Brandt which were created as prototypes for industrial production always remained one-of-a-kind pieces. This book presents art and design from the Bauhaus-Archiv’s collection, along with exceptional loans from international collections. It sheds light on how unique work and series, remake and original are inseparably linked in the history of the Bauhaus. This is because Bauhaus artists did not see art and technology as opposed to each other. Instead, they used technical innovations to create exceptional works of art, and they took serial production into account from the moment they began drafting their designs. Reproductions, re-editions and remakes have made the Bauhaus the 20th century’s most influential school of architecture, design, and art, and this book offers a new take on the Bauhaus legacy.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2019


$135.00
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