Architecture & Design (358)

Jean-Francois Koenig Architect

ISBN: 9783961710751

Author: Jean-Francois Koenig    Publisher: TeNeues

An architecture book for all those excited by contemporary, innovative building design and development Richly illustrated with a broad spectrum of architectural...


An architecture book for all those excited by contemporary, innovative building design and development Richly illustrated with a broad spectrum of architectural photography, drawings, and sketches A look behind the scenes with one of the world’s leading architects In many regards, architecture of the 21st century has to fit a square peg into a round hole. It should be energetic and meaningful and yet be as sustainable as possible in all details. It should offer ample and proportioned space for its inhabitants, but also fit harmoniously into its environment. Architect Jean-Francois Koenig has been meeting these requirements for four decades. With the goal of improving the life quality of the inhabitants and users of his buildings, he sets out elaborate aesthetic designs that also include infrastructure and transport connections. The projects in Jean-Francois Koenig’s portfolio—including offices, private houses, hotels, public buildings, and schools—reflect his enhancement and integration of the many facets of urban life. When he won the third prize in a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) competition in 1979, with Norman Foster as judge, Koenig was the only architecture student among the winners. Even at that stage, his sketch for a pedestrian link between Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square demonstrated his sense for the city environment, not to mention his outstanding graphic talent. One of Koenig’s many esteemed projects is the Commercial Bank on the island of Mauritius, Koenig’s native home, where he continues to reside. JEAN-FRANCOIS KOENIG was elected one of the “100 Architects 2012,” a competition organized by the Interna­tional Union of Architects (UIA) and the Korean Institute of Architects (KIA). In the 1980s, he worked with the RIBA Gold Medal Award architect, Sir Philip Dowson. At the 2011 UIA World Congress in Tokyo, under the heading “Sustainable by Design 2050,” his Mauritius Commercial Bank was amongst the best of the archi­tecture of Africa. Koenig has worked in England, South Africa, India, Madagascar, the Seychelles, La Réunion, and Mauritius for the last 30 years.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2018


$115.00
Masterworks of Architectural Drawing

ISBN: 9783791357218

Author: Christian Benedik    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Since the medium began, artists have used architectural drawings to document the urban and rural past and to envision the future. Covering a period that runs fr...


Since the medium began, artists have used architectural drawings to document the urban and rural past and to envision the future. Covering a period that runs from the 16th-century to today, this collection of 140 architectural drawings presents a panoply of styles and perspectives from some of the leading artists of their day, including Dürer, Bernini, Hansen, Loos, and others. From delicately colored Baroque vedute and magnificent Renaissance buildings to Habsburg palaces and Art Deco structures, these works both document and reflect upon the architects and the artists’ visions and hopes for our built environments. With detailed sketches and painters’ compositions, this book will fascinate architectural enthusiasts and art lovers alike.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 290 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 30-01-2018


$140.00
New Architecture New York

ISBN: 9783791383682

Author: Alexandra Lange    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

From Bjarke Ingels Group’s VIA West 57 to SHoP Architects’ Barclays Center, and from Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s High Line to SOM’s One World Trade Cente...


From Bjarke Ingels Group’s VIA West 57 to SHoP Architects’ Barclays Center, and from Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s High Line to SOM’s One World Trade Center, New York City has been home to some of this century’s most exciting new architecture. Profiling more than fifty projects that are shaping the city’s streets and skylines, this book features color photographs of each building and a brief, informative text about its significance. Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Foster + Partners, Selldorf Architects, Gehry Partners, and Adjaye Associates are just some of the firms that have recently completed projects in New York City. Visitors to the city as well as its denizens will find this book an exhilarating guide, while fans of architecture will gain an even greater appreciation of the city’s unprecedented development in the past fifteen years by the world’s best architects. PAVEL BENDOV is an architectural photographer.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 235 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 13-10-2017


$110.00
Clever Solutions For Small Apartments

ISBN: 9788416500598

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

Household organization is complicated, and the basic steps to attaining rooms which are uncluttered yet have everything within arm’s reach usually lie in choo...


Household organization is complicated, and the basic steps to attaining rooms which are uncluttered yet have everything within arm’s reach usually lie in choosing good storage options. All resources come into play when conceiving and designing functional and versatile rooms that adapt to their inhabitants and lend a coherent decor to the whole, all to one’s personal taste. This book explores various storage solutions for apartments of different sizes. It is structured from the lowest to the highest available surface, and they all have aspects in common: the style of each house, the space available, the entrance of light and how to take advantage of it, and finally the color.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2017


$49.99
Dutch Interior Design

ISBN: 9783961710430

Authors: Leonie Hendrikse, Jeroen Stock    Publisher: TeNeues

Like British pop music, Italian food, and German Cars, Dutch interior design is evolving into a trademark with its own quality seal. Leonie Hendrikse and Jeroe...


Like British pop music, Italian food, and German Cars, Dutch interior design is evolving into a trademark with its own quality seal. Leonie Hendrikse and Jeroen Stock are becoming the archetype of this new mastery in design. Under the Stock Interiors label, they fuse the Dutch interior design creed: joyful experimentation unbound by convention with their own unique touch. The imaginative designs created at Stock Interiors center on the idea that memories are the colorful foundation of our lives. Their passion is learning about the homeowner’s personality and memories, and translating them into an interior design that fits like a glove. You will fall in love with the featured homes and apartments that immediately embrace you with a wonderfully homey ambiance. Dutch Interior Design introduces you to the sumptuous designs of Leonie Hendrikse and Jeroen Stock with beautiful photography and incisive commentary. Superstar saxophone player and Stock Interiors customer, Candy Dulfer, compares their artistry to her own, saying “Great music is like a jigsaw puzzle: oddly-shaped interlocking pieces form a unique composition. Open this book to discover that the creations of Stock are just like a beautifully-composed song.”


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2017


$115.00
100 Years 100 Landscape Designs

ISBN: 9783791383101

Author: John Hill    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Beginning with Filoli, the century-old, forward-looking estate situated just south of San Francisco, and closing with The Park, the first public garden ever cre...


Beginning with Filoli, the century-old, forward-looking estate situated just south of San Francisco, and closing with The Park, the first public garden ever created in Las Vegas, John Hill takes readers on a worldwide tour, one per year, of beautiful, inspiring, creatively designed, and historically significant landscapes. From the leafy promenades along the Ljubljanica River in Slovenia and the lush, tropical gardens at Lunuganga in Sri Lanka, to the Peace Memorial Park in Japan and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, each of these public sites is currently accessible—a fact that makes this grouping a superb “must-see list” for landscape enthusiasts. Double-page spreads feature color images paired with Hill’s insightful texts. An introductory essay lays out Hill’s selection criteria and an overview of major landscape design innovations and trends from 1917 to 2016. Fans of landscape design will treasure this compendium and students in the field will come away with a greater understanding of how and why the creation of outdoor public spaces has evolved over time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 247 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2017


$95.00
Great Pubs of London (updated)

ISBN: 9783791383958

Author: George Dailey    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

For centuries the pub has been an essential part of London’s cultural and social fabric. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers through the doors of ...


For centuries the pub has been an essential part of London’s cultural and social fabric. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers through the doors of 25 historically and architecturally significant London pubs. Through photographs specially commissioned for this project, readers can explore these institutions—from snob screens to 400-hundred-year-old flagstone floors. Engaging texts highlight what makes each pub so special, their place in London’s history, the personalities who have frequented them, the events that occurred inside, and the ways pubs have contributed phrases such as “on the wagon” and “one for the road” to the modern lexicon. This book reveals why the Lamb and Flag in Covent Garden earned the nickname the “Bucket of Blood,” and features a pub that Charles Dickens described as a “great rambling queer old place”. Furthermore, the book muses over the chances that Casanova paid a visit to The Dog and Duck in Soho, and uncovers the location of Charles De Gaulle’s favorite wartime watering hole. These and other amusing anecdotal histories make this fascinating and luxuriously illustrated book a must-have for anyone with a love for the good old London pub.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


$79.99
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
Take A Bath

ISBN: 9783899559170

Publisher: Gestalten

An oasis within the home: contemporary bathroom design that can be simultaneously luxurious and functional. Where can you start your morning routine and unwind ...


An oasis within the home: contemporary bathroom design that can be simultaneously luxurious and functional. Where can you start your morning routine and unwind and relax at the end of a long day? The Bathroom. It can be a sanctuary within one’s own four walls or a place to pause before rushing out of the door. From the utilitarian to the luxurious and from the Victorian-influenced to the modern, these rooms are also showcases from stunning design. Whether looking for resourceful solutions for a guest bathroom or rich details to add to a decadent master bath, one is sure to find inspiration within the pages of Take a Bath. Examples from large firms and smaller designers pair with conversations with those who create the practical and splendid spaces.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 25-08-2017


$120.00
Build Your Own Sheds & Outdoor Projects

ISBN: 9781580117906

Publisher: Creative Homeowner

From basic storage sheds to playhouses, gazebos and workshops, there’s a growing trend toward standalone spaces as attractive alternatives to home additions. ...


From basic storage sheds to playhouses, gazebos and workshops, there’s a growing trend toward standalone spaces as attractive alternatives to home additions. Build the outdoor structure of your dreams by doing all or part of the work yourself. This essential do-it-yourself guide will help you make your dreams a reality. All of the techniques and tips you’ll need are inside. Build Your Own Shed & Outdoor Projects Manual graphically demonstrates the latest in shed construction techniques and illustrates every step of the construction process in detail. Select from more than 200 expertly prepared plans for building a wide range of outdoor structures, from simple utility sheds to elegant cabanas, cottages, greenhouses, pole buildings and much more. Easy-to-follow construction blueprints and materials lists are available for each project to ensure success.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


$39.99
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