Architecture & Design (344)

Bohemian Residence

ISBN: 9783899559293

Publisher: Gestalten

From vertical living to upscale townhouses, these city abodes showcase inviting and innovative metropolitan interiors and lifestyles. Around the world, more and...


From vertical living to upscale townhouses, these city abodes showcase inviting and innovative metropolitan interiors and lifestyles. Around the world, more and more of us are moving to cities and establishing our homes there. The urban landscape offers a multitude of enticing options: from cozy apartments to chic duplexes to historic townhouses. Whether it be Sao Paolo or Stockholm, Tokyo to Toronto, urban environs influence choices of furniture, accessories, and interior design – perhaps even as much as the character of the inhabitants. This book takes readers across the thresholds of these contemporary dwellings. Conversations with those who outfit the spaces with those who live within the lavish domiciles paint a narrative of modern materials and classic style. Bohemian Residence’s detailed portraits provide a tantalizing tour through contemporary interiors in cities worldwide.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 25-08-2017


$120.00
Modern Living Grandiflora

ISBN: 9783961710102

Author: Claire Bingham    Publisher: TeNeues

Features an astonishing selection of nature-filled interiors to inspire home decorators of all tastes and lifestyles Learn how to add the florist’s touch to y...


Features an astonishing selection of nature-filled interiors to inspire home decorators of all tastes and lifestyles Learn how to add the florist’s touch to your own home with these insider secrets and step-by-step guides Includes interviews with well-known florists and inspiring personalities who embrace nature in their work and homes Modern Living – Grandiflorais an uplifting, inspiring, and practical guide to using flowers and foliage in the home. From lush greenery to modern florals, we step inside beautiful botanical interiors that lift your spirits with a cool mix of vibrant colors, stylish accessories, and elegant design details. Author and interiors writer Claire Bingham leads by example, sharing her passion for floral- themed houses and people who dream up eye-catching schemes using nature as their cue. Alongside the blossom-filled abodes, the book is crammed full of ideas for easy, seasonal floral arrangements to step-by-step guides to flower pressing the modern way. Bingham believes nature should feature highly in the contemporary family home. No space is ever too small for a potted plant or floral-patterned cushion. Anything that brings nature indoors counts for a lot! For one apartment in the Netherlands, dark charcoal walls show off vibrant, floral-inspired prints to dramatic effect. Elsewhere, glamorous botanical prints on wallpapers, fabrics, and accessories abound, yet the interiors remain elegant and balanced. Claire Bingham shares the styling secrets that make it all work. Pretty chinoiserie, vintage chintz, or cool palm prints, there’s a multitude of ways to revitalize your decor. Whatever your decorating delectation, Grandiflora will harness your flower power and teach you how to turn your home into a floral sanctuary.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 17-07-2017


$89.99
Modern Living Homes Away From Home

ISBN: 9783961710133

Author: Claire Bingham    Publisher: TeNeues

his volume features beautiful holiday homes where we would happily check in for a month Rustic retreats, opulent villas, and cozy beach houses from New Zealand ...


his volume features beautiful holiday homes where we would happily check in for a month Rustic retreats, opulent villas, and cozy beach houses from New Zealand to South Africa to Cornwall to Malibu Includes useful advice to decorate your own travel-inspired home It’s fair to say we all love a holiday. That perfect countryside retreat, captivating beach house, or remote island villa offers an experience that lingers beyond a stolen weekend or those carefree two weeks. But how do you grab some of that global glamour and transport it back home? Featuring fabulous homes from Puglia to New Zealand, Modern Living—Homes Away From Home is packed with ideas on how to replicate the look and bring the spirit of escapism to your door. Bringing together two of our favorite pleasures—architecture and travel—design writer Claire Bingham takes a tour of some of the world’s most inspiring escapes. From ultra-contemporary, simple rustic, or opulently-styled spaces, this volume goes off grid in search of the world’s most beautiful rural abodes, decoding the design details that give them their unique sense of style. With hotels increasingly going for a “home-from-home” vibe, they are now a great source of inspiration for home decor. That beautifully-patterned tile flooring in the bathroom or an eclectic mix of furniture in the bedroom? There are many effects that can be replicated at home, too. Homes Away From Home gives the lowdown on the latest trends and how to use them, so next time you’re on holiday and in an interior you love, you can figure out what you’ve fallen for and take the ideas home.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 17-07-2017


$89.99
Brandlife : Hip Hotels and Hostels

ISBN: 9789887774631

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

Volume two in the Brandlife series profiles the world’s best conceived and realized brand identities for hotels and hostels. Beginning with interviews of some...


Volume two in the Brandlife series profiles the world’s best conceived and realized brand identities for hotels and hostels. Beginning with interviews of some of the leading hoteliers profiled, Hip Hotels and Hostels reveals the challenges as well as rewards of building a distinctive brand in today’s climate. Some are stand-alone, such as the wonderfully eclectic Oddsson in Reykjavik, while others such as the Ace Hotel or Generator Hostels have developed into highly successful chains that offer regional variations. But whether premium or budget, all have something unique to offer travelers in their brand experience. Features graphic identities, interiors and architecture as well as expert talks with designers and creative directors.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 190 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2017


$89.99
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New Portable Architecture

ISBN: 9788415967231

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This title deals with the challenges that architects and designers face in creating spaces that can be rapidly constructed, taken down and even relocated. In re...


This title deals with the challenges that architects and designers face in creating spaces that can be rapidly constructed, taken down and even relocated. In revealing the cutting-edge techniques that are allowing static architectural forms to go mobile, the diverse examples provided in this book will capture readers' attention and imagination.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 218 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 18-11-2014


$125.00
New Structural Packaging - Gold Edition

ISBN: 9788415967071

Author: Studio J. M. Garrofe    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Great package design has magic qualities. It grabs our attention with its genuine materials, shapes and colours and, even if we are sturdy enough to resist temp...


Great package design has magic qualities. It grabs our attention with its genuine materials, shapes and colours and, even if we are sturdy enough to resist temptation, the brand -and the product- will be imprinted in our memory. Beautiful packaging is the promise of a great delivery and also, in itself, a bonus present. But really beautiful things are also functional. The best packaging design will be always connected with the product, conveying the character of what it contains. Conceived by the creative minds behind the award winning studio Garrofe in Barcelona, the more than 140 designs displayed in New Structural Packaging reveal the incredible possibilities and purposes that this particular discipline may offer. Studio Garrofe's work for clients such as Relais and Chateaux, Cadbury's, Puig, Beiersdorf or Freixenet proves their creative, versatile and refined approach to the field. New Structural Packaging is the new essential reference book and a valuable toolkit for package designers, design students and packaging hobbyists.Each project is illustrated with enlightening, high quality photographs and stencils that reveal the different techniques and simple, clear texts that explain the materials used in the production. 140 original packaging designs, ordered in 3 difficulty levels that show a great variety of functions and contribute to strengthen the identity image of the brand.All the projects are genuine designs created by Studio Garrofe and are also easy to reproduce.Books includes CD-ROM with printable layouts for all designs.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 408


Dimensions: 180 x 200 mm


Publication Date: 06-05-2016


$95.00
Piranesi, Paestum and Soane

ISBN: 9783791348063

Author: John Wilton-Ely    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

An eighteenth century printmaker and architect, Giovanni Battista Piranesi was a lifelong champion of Rome, publishing more than a thousand etchings of The Eter...


An eighteenth century printmaker and architect, Giovanni Battista Piranesi was a lifelong champion of Rome, publishing more than a thousand etchings of The Eternal City and its ancient monuments. Piranesi's English contemporary, Sir John Soane, was also an architect specializing in the Neo-Classical style. When these two artists met, they formed a profound and complex artistic and intellectual relationship that nurtured Soane's later career. One of Soane's greatest legacies is the museum that bears his name and some of its most important holdings are a number of preparatory drawings Piranesi developed for a publication on the Greek temples at Paestum. These drawings are accomplished examples of Piranesi's topographical observation and great works of art in their own right. This book offers exquisite reproductions of the drawings as well as 30 additional images from Piranesi's oeuvre. Together they offer a unique understanding of early Greek classical architecture seen through the work of an eighteenth century master.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 240 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2013


$79.99
Soviet Posters

ISBN: 9783791381107

Authors: Maria Lafont, Sergo Grigorian    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Dating from 1917 to the end of the Cold War, the posters in this book feature the work of groundbreaking Russian artists such as El Lissitzky and Alexander Rodc...


Dating from 1917 to the end of the Cold War, the posters in this book feature the work of groundbreaking Russian artists such as El Lissitzky and Alexander Rodchenko, as well as extraordinary anonymous work. Presented in full colour and printed on heavy paper in a large-format, the posters gathered here represent the pinnacle of Russian avant-garde design from the 20th century. They range in theme from the dangers of alcohol abuse and the creeping Nazi menace to illustrations of utopian harmony and the Soviet industrial machine. A special feature of this book allows for the removal of the posters for display or framing. A brief introduction offers a chronological overview of the period that produced such eloquent art, which has long been a major source of inspiration to artists and designers alike.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 280 x 350 mm


Publication Date: 09-02-2015


$55.00
Surf Shacks : An Eclectic Compilation of Creative Surfer’s Homes from Coast to Coast and Overseas

ISBN: 9783899559071

Author: Indoek    Publisher: Gestalten

Many abodes can fall under the label of surf shack: New York City apartments, cabins nestled next to national parks, or tiny Hawaiian huts. Surfing communities ...


Many abodes can fall under the label of surf shack: New York City apartments, cabins nestled next to national parks, or tiny Hawaiian huts. Surfing communities are overflowing with creativity, innovation, and rich personas. Surf Shacks takes a deeper look at surfers' homes and artistic habits. Glimpses of record collections, strolls through backyard gardens, or a peek into a painter’s studio provide insight into surfers’ lives both on and off shore. From the remote Hawaiian nook of filmmaker Jess Bianchi to the woodsy Japanese paradise that the former CEO of Surfrider Foundation in Japan, Hiromi Masubara, calls home to the converted bus that Ryan Lovelace claims as his domicile and his transport, every space has a unique tale. The moments that these vibrant personalities spend away from the swell and the froth are both captivating and nuanced. Through anecdotes and photographs, illustrations and conversations, Surf Shacks reveals a more personal side to surfing and its eclectic cast of characters.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 13-03-2017


$120.00
Houses Extensions. Creating new open spaces

ISBN: 9788416500475

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

When much of our existing housing stock was built, lifestyles were very different. This has meant that a large proportion of architect’s work has been adaptin...


When much of our existing housing stock was built, lifestyles were very different. This has meant that a large proportion of architect’s work has been adapting these older buildings, rather than building afresh. The challenge is thus to adapt our old buildings to our new ways of living, whilst not destroying what we like about the older houses. Adaption will often mean adding more space. This will often be to the back, the roof or the side, or even sometimes underneath, whilst retaining the original building’s front as part of the streetscape. This book is about the challenge of adapting our old buildings to our new lifestyles in lots of different and creative ways.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 17-04-2017


$49.99
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