Steve Huyton (2)

Australia Modern

ISBN: 9780764358128

Author: Steve Huyton    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Australia has wildly differing topographies and climates, and its best residential architecture draws on those site conditions in inventive ways. This book illu...


Australia has wildly differing topographies and climates, and its best residential architecture draws on those site conditions in inventive ways. This book illustrates the strength of the country’s shift from British-influenced Georgian-style homes to more indigenous structures attuned to the land—a movement led by Australian architects such as Glenn Murcutt, Richard Leplastrier, and Gabriel Poole in the 1970s. Witness a range of new houses that grapple with the locales in which they are built. Up north, down south, and on the coast, from small and low-budget to multimillion-dollar dwellings, the focus is on the use of raw materials, energy efficiency, adaptable spaces, and embrace of the great outdoors for which the country is known. Drawings and interviews with the architects shed light on how they apply their intelligence and creativity to produce striking buildings that are uniquely Australian.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 262 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2019


$95.00
Concrete Houses : Form Line and Plane

ISBN: 9780764362774

Author: Steve Huyton    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Robust and raw, concrete has been a rudimentary building material for centuries, but it is only relatively recently that architects have begun exploring its sof...


Robust and raw, concrete has been a rudimentary building material for centuries, but it is only relatively recently that architects have begun exploring its softer, tactile side in the design of houses. Concrete is durable, recyclable, and thermally efficient, and it goes up quickly compared to wood or metal framing. The appeal for architects, though, is its plasticity and potential for magic, making poetry out of the mundane. Witness concrete's endless form-making possibilities in this collection of contemporary homes by A-list architects in diverse locations across Japan, Australia, Spain, Brazil, South Africa, the US, and more. Along with exquisite colour photography and plans, the architects share their design approach to projects ranging from 10,000 square feet on spectacular sites, to compact urban gems. This close-up of 20 striking houses celebrates the texture and physics of a material that has long been taken for granted.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 229 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 26-04-2022


$115.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2022
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