Architecture & Design (274)

Christchurch Heritage Houses II

ISBN: 9781877303609

Author: Rodney Wells    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 15-05-2017


$45.00
DUE > 31st May 2017
The Ultimate Ski Book

ISBN: 9783832734114

Author: Gabriella Le Breton    Publisher: TeNeues

Higher, faster, further―skiing is more than a hobby, it’s a way of life. Originally an adventurous way to move through ice and snow, skiing is now the numbe...


Higher, faster, further―skiing is more than a hobby, it’s a way of life. Originally an adventurous way to move through ice and snow, skiing is now the number one wintertime recreational activity. More popular than ever before, the snow lures thousands of die-hard fans to the airy heights of the world’s mountains. Anyplace where even a few flakes fall, there are dedicated skiers―forever hunting for the longest run in the Andes, the most spectacular downhill in the Alps, the most legendary chalet in the Rockies. In this book, skiing expert Gabriella Le Breton assembles everything passionate skiers want to know, and a lot more―the most beautiful views, the most remote resorts, the best restaurants. And of course, real skiing legends have their say, providing tips for life on the two pieces of wood that mean everything.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2016


$115.00
Signature Homes

ISBN: 9780996965316

Author: Panache Partners    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Presenting an inspiring array of beautiful homes from California to New York, this book showcases designs by more than 40 of the nation's foremost architects an...


Presenting an inspiring array of beautiful homes from California to New York, this book showcases designs by more than 40 of the nation's foremost architects and custom home builders. Several pages are devoted to displaying and explaining each project, be it historical restoration, upscale renovation, or ground-up design. Each detailed photograph visually represents the most unique aspects of the home from inside and outdoors. Accompanying editorial provides an insider explanation behind the materials, style, and layout.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 247 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-08-2016


$115.00
Evergreen

ISBN: 9783899556735

Publisher: Gestalten

Private paradises nestled in the backyards of homes. Rooftops that act as community gardens. Edible patches of beauty hidden within city blocks. Evergreen shows...


Private paradises nestled in the backyards of homes. Rooftops that act as community gardens. Edible patches of beauty hidden within city blocks. Evergreen shows the verdant aesthetic statement that allows city dwellers to bring nature back into the every day and quenches urban gardening desires. Living with plants is mutually beneficial; beyond the exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen, leaves, flowers, and stems bring a warm and individual charisma to any space. Throughout this engaging collection of projects, urban gardening is complimented by a softer side: balconies that add an extra relaxing touch to a morning cup of coffee, flowers that provide calming fragrances throughout the home, or romantic blooms that feed the soul rather than fill a plate. Evergreen also inspires those who already live in the midst of lush horticultural and sustainable oases. Straightforward plans and examples illustrate how to transform unused spaces, both indoors and out, into flourishing and functional patches. Sketched floorplans visually detail a myriad of projects including which plants thrive in dark living room corners or which foliage enjoys the damp environment of a bathroom. The profiles of both professional and hobbyist plant lovers provide an engaging guide to productively getting one’s hands dirty; herb gardens on fire escapes, greenhouses that double as living spaces, and community gardens atop roofs all awaken growing curiosities. From cactus farmers and florists to shop owners and activists, let Evergreen’s cast of characters guide you in making and maintaining a green utopia and in quenching gardening longings.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2016


$120.00
Sloping Landscape

ISBN: 9789810792312

Publisher: Gingko Press

Sloping Landscape illustrates how creative architects and designers subvert, emphasize, and mimic the natural features around projects planned for uneven topogr...


Sloping Landscape illustrates how creative architects and designers subvert, emphasize, and mimic the natural features around projects planned for uneven topography. It presents the latest and most creative “sloping designs” in the world, from homes perched like birds’ nests on hilltops and public parks trailing down steep faces to almost-vertical mountainside gardens and commercial buildings and hotels that utilize changes in elevation to cultivate a sense of isolation and privacy for clients and guests. These structures are joined by a diverse assortment of pathways, creative ground covers, and erosion prevention measures that make their construction possible as well as fully accessible and aesthetically appealing. Sketches and design plans complete the book, fully revealing how the innovative projects featured make the most of building sites that range from gentle ridges to rugged slopes.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 216 x 273 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2016


$110.00
DUE > 30th Sep 2016
Designlicious 2

ISBN: 9789810983383

Publisher: Gingko Press

Come back for another helping of mouthwatering design with Designlicious 2, the second volume of visual identities inspired by culinary philosophies. With a foc...


Come back for another helping of mouthwatering design with Designlicious 2, the second volume of visual identities inspired by culinary philosophies. With a focus on food and drink establishments and brands, it explores interior design projects, stationery, menus, and other promotional materials that reflect mission statements or the unique personalities of owners and intended patrons. Its contents include design and identity projects for juice brands and cafes, restaurants and bakeries, and other culinary businesses that see excellent design as a key ingredient for their success. Designlicious 2 is sure to provide an abundance of inspiration for designers looking create delicious solutions for their own design quandaries.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 368


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 29-07-2016


$110.00
DUE > 30th Sep 2016
Container Atlas

ISBN: 9783899556698

Author: Han Slawik    Publisher: Gestalten

A reinvigoration of an architectural classic. Added projects provide insight into the ever-developing world of container architecture. An expanded reprint of a ...


A reinvigoration of an architectural classic. Added projects provide insight into the ever-developing world of container architecture. An expanded reprint of a beloved tome, this book presents a wide range of projects in container architecture―a contemporary architectural phenomenon. In addition to previously released projects, nearly twenty new examples await to inspire and to engage. Container Atlas features container structures used as pop-up stores and temporary exhibits as well as sophisticated housing and office spaces that provoke and inspire while setting new standards in functionality and aesthetics. But the book is not only visually inspiring. Because it documents plans, describes associated costs, and suggests concrete solutions for common problems, it is a practical reference for architects, planners, and cultural activists as well as event and marketing managers, to guide them in deciding what types of containers are best suited to their upcoming projects.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 06-09-2016


$150.00
Sauerbruch Hutton Archive 2

ISBN: 9783037783894

Authors: Louisa Hutton, Matthias Sauerbruch    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Lars Müller presents a second major monograph on Sauerbruch Hutton, Archive 2, that follows on from the previous Archive that recorded the practice’s work fr...


Lars Müller presents a second major monograph on Sauerbruch Hutton, Archive 2, that follows on from the previous Archive that recorded the practice’s work from its inception in 1989 to 2006. Archive 2 includes detailed descriptions of 70 works from the period between 2006 and 2015 as well as six essays by the architects and a complete register of all projects. The current compendium traces the development of the office’s architectural practice and thinking through a series of completed buildings, works in progress and projects that, as yet, remain unrealised. The book illuminates its strategies of sustainable design, its multiple interventions in the post-industrial cityscapes and the unfolding of an architectural language full of sense and sensuality that reacts to its physical and social context, as well as to functional, technical, spatial, and sculptural considerations. The book reveals Sauerbruch and Hutton’s understanding of their profession as an ongoing process of research into presence and future, and is the only comprehensive documentation of their numerous works. SAUERBRUCH HUTTON was founded in 1989 as an international agency for archi-tecture, urbanism and design. The office has been awarded numerous national and international prizes. Built works range from the Brandhorst Museum in Munich to the Federal Environmental Agency in Dessau. A series of projects for private and public clients are currently under way in Germany and Europe.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 416


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2016


$135.00
DUE > 28th Oct 2016
New Necklaces

ISBN: 9788416504084

Author: Nicolas Estrada    Publisher: Promo Press

After the successful New Rings and New Earrings (published both by Promopress in Fench, Spanish and Portuguese and by Thames & Hudson in English), New Necklaces...


After the successful New Rings and New Earrings (published both by Promopress in Fench, Spanish and Portuguese and by Thames & Hudson in English), New Necklaces is the third book curated by jeweler and author Nicolas Estrada. A very special selection of impressive pieces by more than 180 artists from all over the world, this book showcases the current trends in contemporary jewelry and how boundaries in concept, materials and techniques are being questioned by jewelry designers today. From those that look back to classic forms and materials to the most daring, experimental and surprising ideas, each of the 500 necklaces included in this book has something that makes it unique and relates strongly to today’s social, cultural and artistic reality. With prefaces by German jeweler Julia Wild and Leo Caballero, owner of the Barcelona gallery Klimt 02, specialized in contemporary jewelers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 250


Dimensions: 193 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 22-08-2016


$75.00
The New Ecological Home

ISBN: 9788416500284

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

Ecological architecture entails multiple factors within the construction process of a home and the impact that construction will have during its life-cycle: fro...


Ecological architecture entails multiple factors within the construction process of a home and the impact that construction will have during its life-cycle: from its planning, execution and use until its demolition at the end of the process. In addition, residential ecological architecture takes into account the specific needs of the people who will inhabit each home. The following pages show a wide variety of sustainable and ecological resources: from recouping traditional architectural solutions like cross-ventilation and taking advantage of natural light to new insulation and self-supplying energy systems.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 30-07-2016


$49.99
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