Architecture & Design (347)

Notes From The Underworld

ISBN: 9780764358401

Author: Stefano Corbo    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Since early times, humans have explored the space below their feet for different purposes: to flee persecution and war, to find protection from severe climates,...


Since early times, humans have explored the space below their feet for different purposes: to flee persecution and war, to find protection from severe climates, to improve urban life—and more recently, to solve environmental problems. A rare look at old and new subterranean structures from an architect's perspective, this seminal book examines the underworld through the lenses of wartime, life and death, religious and secular rituals, and adaptive reuse. The atlas of 80+ international projects ranges widely in time period and type, from a house in a defunct nuclear silo to an Arctic seed bank, a Beirut nightclub, art venues, an Italian winery, and a monastery carved into a mountain. All are surprising examples of how invisible man-made spaces follow the same cultural and economic cues as their visible counterparts and are places where we store, hide, repress, and live.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 166 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 28-11-2019


$55.00
Eco House Plans

ISBN: 9788417557089

Publisher: Monsa

Eco House Plans contains more than 300 floor and elevations plans, as well as constructive details of 36 ecological architecture projects. The specific criteria...


Eco House Plans contains more than 300 floor and elevations plans, as well as constructive details of 36 ecological architecture projects. The specific criteria for a project, location, setting, type, morphology and orientation, are generating protection to the main climatic factors: sun, wind, and heat. These concepts determine the potential of the site for passive bioclimatic building control, and thus optimally used renewable energy sources such as solar radiation, wind, water or vegetation.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 230 x 170 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2019


$49.99
Container Atlas

ISBN: 9783899556698

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: 304


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$150.00
The Art of Folding Vol 2

ISBN: 9788417412326

Author: Jean-Charles Trebbi    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

The art of folding is traditionally seen purely in terms of ori- gami and structures in paper, today it is used in many creative fields: design, architecture, i...


The art of folding is traditionally seen purely in terms of ori- gami and structures in paper, today it is used in many creative fields: design, architecture, industry, furniture, clothes, jew- els... These new domains are accompanied by a wide range of media and materials: cardboard, textile, metal, plastic... They all finally give in to the infinite resources of folding. This widely illustrated book, built around portraits and inter- views with creators which present their vision of the art of folding and its applications in their various productions, is an overview of these new and promising formal investigations. In this volume architect and origami expert Jean-Charles Trebbi cooperates with the architecture partners Guillaume Bounoure and Chloe Genevaux, who specialized in experi- mental applications of folding techniques with new materials. The book includes ten folding templates.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 220 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$75.00
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
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
The Story of New York's Staircase

ISBN: 9783791384733

Author: Paul Goldberger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This guide to New York City’s exciting new public space explores Vessel from top to bottom, inside and out, and from beginning to completion. A public space l...


This guide to New York City’s exciting new public space explores Vessel from top to bottom, inside and out, and from beginning to completion. A public space like no other, Vessel was designed by the renowned Heatherwick Studio to give New Yorkers and visitors a unique vertical experience. In this book, readers can witness every part of its development, from initial designs to the finished structure. They’ll learn why and how Vessel came to be and the significance of its placement in the Nelson Byrd Woltz-designed Public Square and Gardens at Hudson Yards. An essay by architecture critic Paul Goldberger explores the importance of public spaces, while additional texts explain the evolution of the neighborhood, discuss Vessel’s dramatic design, and capture the responses of locals and tourists. A wealth of photography follows the structure’s incredible path to completion and the final result, with a total of 2,500 steps, 154 interconnected staircases, 80 viewing landings, and one mile of pathways reaching 150 feet into the air. Documenting one of the most complex pieces of architectural steelwork ever built at this scale, this book offers a fascinating, detailed, and unforgettable look at Vessel.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 254 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 29-06-2019


$55.00
Playful Graphics

ISBN: 9788417412203

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

Graphic design increasingly emphasizes a user-oriented approach that is based around communication and interaction between users and the work itself. Non-digita...


Graphic design increasingly emphasizes a user-oriented approach that is based around communication and interaction between users and the work itself. Non-digital interactive graphics can be found in books, brochures, posters, packaging, and albums. Playful Graphics presents a selection of outstanding interactive projects produced by designers from all over the world; these works present users with rich visual experiences and enable readers to take action. Through exploring distinct techniques and forms, Playful Graphics demonstrates how this exciting area of design can influence user experiences and bring fun to life. It is a celebration of great design ideas that convey their messages through hands-on play.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 21-06-2019


$89.99
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
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