Architecture & Design (357)

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
Ten Principles For Good Design

ISBN: 9783791383668

Author: Dieter Rams    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

For decades, anyone who cared about product design looked to the Braun label when choosing their appliances, radios, and other consumer items. Now Dieter Rams, ...


For decades, anyone who cared about product design looked to the Braun label when choosing their appliances, radios, and other consumer items. Now Dieter Rams, the guiding force behind the Braun look, breaks down his design principles and processes in this elegant book. Enumerating each of his ten principles such as good design is innovative; good design is aesthetic; good design is useful, etc., this book presents one hundred items that embody these guidelines. Readers will find items that are familiar such as the ubiquitous coffee grinder but also those that are more unusual such as shelving systems and cigarette lighters. A fascinating essay places Dieter Rams in the context of modern design, from Bauhaus to Philip Johnson. Archival materials include photos of Rams’ design team and excerpts from his publications and speeches. The book closes with a chronological overview of design icons, categorized by function, that show the enormous breadth of Rams’ vision. Taken together, these images and texts offer the most comprehensive overview of Dieter Rams’ work to date and will serve as both a reference and an inspiration for anyone interested in how and why good design matters.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 416


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 13-10-2017


$140.00
Appetizer

ISBN: 9783899559309

Publisher: Gestalten

Pastel colors, hyper-realistic murals, indoor jungles, curved and luxurious couches, golden accents, and soft light. Designers, architects and restaurateurs tra...


Pastel colors, hyper-realistic murals, indoor jungles, curved and luxurious couches, golden accents, and soft light. Designers, architects and restaurateurs transform a night out at a restaurant into a unique and memorable experience. An array of interiors creatively correspond with each particular menu’s offerings: flower shops that serve coffee amongst the blooms; art galleries that mix the best cocktails in town; shoe boutiques that double as dessert bars. Appetizer visits fashionable bars, tasteful eateries, cozy cafes, and everything in between. Exquisite room concepts are realized with unusual ideas and materials, and experts showcase how to create dream rooms in dining realms. Within Appetizer awaits a range of inspiration for all who wish to satisfy their visual hunger.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 29-09-2017


$120.00
Rock the Boat Boats, Cabins and Homes on the Water

ISBN: 9783899559163

Publisher: Gestalten

Moveable homes with endless opportunities for exploration and changes of scenery. Converted ferries provide ample space for families. Shanty boats inspire image...


Moveable homes with endless opportunities for exploration and changes of scenery. Converted ferries provide ample space for families. Shanty boats inspire images of Huck Finn’s literary journey and youthful spirit. Former cruise ships become charming hotels. Rock the Boat’s floating domiciles showcase alternative living solutions from the private to the commercial. From the romantic lakes of Kashmir to the Bay of Venice, houseboats claim their space atop the water worldwide. A buoyant boutique hotel awaits guests in London. A floating sauna promises relaxation for friends upon the Pielisjoki River. DIY timber rafts evoke pride of craftsmanship whilst inspiring feelings of adventure. These charismatic structures provide refuge from being landlocked and a promise to satisfy curious natures. Rock The Boat profiles the imaginative inhabitants and designers behind these houseboats; the volume offers inspiration to anyone interested in a touch of escape or even a permanent change of address.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2017


$120.00
Sustainable Architecture

ISBN: 9788416504206

Author: The Plan    Publisher: Promo Press

From the most cutting-edge studios around the world, Sustainable Architecture is a superb showcase of some of the sustainable architectural creations that have ...


From the most cutting-edge studios around the world, Sustainable Architecture is a superb showcase of some of the sustainable architectural creations that have set the pace in this field at the beginning of the 21th century. Featuring an extensive collection of full-color photographs, we enjoy and appreciate the complexity and tremendous impact that green building has in modern societies. THE PLAN is one of the most acclaimed architecture and design magazines on the market. A real working tool thanks to its in depth going texts and professional photographs, the many architect’s drawings, plans and elevations and its strongly international approach, it has a wide readership in the architecture world including architects, designers, building and real estate professionals as well as university lecturers and students. THE PLAN is published bimonthly and distributed in more than 70 countries.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 24-11-2017


$100.00
Ingenious

ISBN: 9788416851324

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

One of the most challenging task for a product designer is certainly to combine form and function in an effective way. Creativity, thus, is an important asset f...


One of the most challenging task for a product designer is certainly to combine form and function in an effective way. Creativity, thus, is an important asset for them, if they want to find the right balance. This book features different examples from all over the world of how inventiveness results in outstanding and original products, in the form of furniture, decorative objects, lamps and toys. The volume includes product descriptions, photographs, and designers’ sketches which show the design processes. A must-have for both students and professionals of product and interior design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2018


$125.00
Kehinde Wiley - A New Republic

ISBN: 9783791354309

Author: Eugenie Tsai    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Filled with reproductions of Kehinde Wiley’s bold, colorful, and monumental work, this book encompasses the artist’s various series of paintings as well as ...


Filled with reproductions of Kehinde Wiley’s bold, colorful, and monumental work, this book encompasses the artist’s various series of paintings as well as his sculptural work—which boldly explore ideas about race, power, and tradition. Celebrated for his classically styled paintings that depict African American men in heroic poses, Kehinde Wiley is among the expanding ranks of prominent black artists—such as Sanford Biggers, Yinka Shonibare, Mickalene Thomas, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye—who are reworking art history and questioning its depictions of people of color. This volume surveys Wiley’s career from 2001 to the present. It includes early portraits of the men Wiley observed on Harlem’s streets, and which laid the foundation for his acclaimed reworkings of Old Master paintings by Titian, van Dyke, Manet, and others, in which he replaces historical subjects with young African American men in contemporary attire: puffy jackets, sneakers, hoodies, and baseball caps. Also included is a generous selection from Wiley’s ongoing World Stage project; several of his enormous Down paintings; striking male portrait busts in bronze; and examples from the artist’s new series of stainedglass windows. Accompanying the illustrations are essays that introduce readers to the arc of Wiley’s career, its critical reception, and ongoing evolution.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 25 x 31 mm


$125.00
Floating Houses - Living over the water

ISBN: 9788416500734

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

There is a growing trend around the world –especially in Europe and America– to build greener and more sustainable housing, such as floating homes. Cities l...


There is a growing trend around the world –especially in Europe and America– to build greener and more sustainable housing, such as floating homes. Cities like Amsterdam and Seattle boast spectacular neighbourhoods of floating homes with all the comforts and amenities of traditional homes. Available in different sizes and finishes, they are tailored to the needs of each individual homeowner.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 16-03-2018


$49.99
Living In Style Mountain Chalets (Revised Edition)

ISBN: 9783961711307

Publisher: TeNeues

This stylish volume takes us high into the exclusive world of mountain chalets. They are dream houses which offer a blend of majestic nature, traditional archit...


This stylish volume takes us high into the exclusive world of mountain chalets. They are dream houses which offer a blend of majestic nature, traditional architecture, and individualistic design or sanctuaries from the over-scheduled and chaotic world below. Offering exclusive, upscale living, these refuges are located in the shadow of magnificent peaks. Expansive walls of glass open onto views of picturesque mountain landscapes. Inside are unique interiors composed of antiques, furs, and found items from nature, art, and design. Their interiors offer a welcoming and cozy space to relax or socialize after winter sports or Alpine strolls. Most notable, perhaps, is the role landscape plays in the design of these dramatic dwellings. Set against hillside views and picturesque valleys, furniture, materials, and artwork take on new vitality-regardless of whether the style is rustic and traditional or altogether more sleek and modern. Yet, although varied in ambiance, all these chalets share an awareness of texture, scale, and light that creates a unifying sense of ease and grace.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2018


$115.00
Eco Homes In Unusual Places

ISBN: 9788416500895

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

Houses on the side of a mountain, on rocky terrain, on cliffs by the sea, etc.; a perfect blend of contextual architecture and interior design that channels our...


Houses on the side of a mountain, on rocky terrain, on cliffs by the sea, etc.; a perfect blend of contextual architecture and interior design that channels our shared desire for peace and tranquility. Whether because of their impossible location in many cases, or the irregularity of the terrain, the slope of the plots and their geological characteristics, innovative solutions are required in the planning of the structures and the building of the foundations.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 29-06-2018


$49.99
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