Architecture & Design (362)

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
Designing for Disaster

ISBN: 9780764357848

Author: Boyce Thompson    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The climate is changing, and so must domestic architecture. Premium materials―brick, stone, wood―and timeless design used to be the key to building homes th...


The climate is changing, and so must domestic architecture. Premium materials―brick, stone, wood―and timeless design used to be the key to building homes that would last for generations. But a warming planet, coupled with severe weather events, has changed the equation and raised the stakes, sometimes literally. Aimed at homeowners, architects, and builders, this book presents sixteen innovative homes that represent the best of resilient-home practices in four categories―earth, wind, fire, and water. Few local building codes provide adequate protection from the forces of global warming, which will proliferate in this century. These examples illustrate the importance of next-level home design to help resist climate change―the most urgent issue of our time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 205 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2019


$79.99
The Home Upgrade

ISBN: 9783899559798

Publisher: Gestalten

With a little imagination you can see the potential of an older property. Modern, sustainable design can transform an aging edifice into a stunning, one-of-a-ki...


With a little imagination you can see the potential of an older property. Modern, sustainable design can transform an aging edifice into a stunning, one-of-a-kind home with an eye to the future and a foot in the past. With a little imagination you can see the potential of an older property. Modern, sustainable design can transform an aging edifice into a stunning, one-of-a-kind home with an eye to the future and a foot in the past. How do you you bring new life to a home while celebrating its unique character? Revealing the true potential of a heritage property is more about developing an eye for opportunity than inheriting the perfect home. The transformation from ugly duckling to swan requires savvy ideas and the right approach. From lush suburban residences to former churches and barns, The Home Upgrade shows the rewards of reinventing a historic property that needs work. Whether changing floor plans, adding extensions, or using sustainable building techniques and innovative new materials, the juxtaposition between the old and the new is key. Through diverse case studies and interviews with leading architectural studios, The Home Upgrade inspires you to bridge the gap between the old and the new with sensitive interior design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$120.00
The House of Glam

ISBN: 9783899559828

Publisher: Gestalten

An ode to extravagant and lush interiors that are not afraid to take risks, this new design movement proves that when it comes to bold colors and rich detailing...


An ode to extravagant and lush interiors that are not afraid to take risks, this new design movement proves that when it comes to bold colors and rich detailing, more is always more. A 21st-century take on sumptuous interiors is sweeping through the design world, combining expressive colors and textures with unusual forms and materials. The result is a highly original interior style, a contemporary interpretation of art deco and classic 50s and 60s Hollywood film set interiors. This new maximalist aesthetic is lovingly layered with references―a welcome antidote to mid-century modernism and minimalist restraint. The House of Glam invites you into the most exciting homes, from Italy to the USA, that embody this decadent, playful trend, profiling key studios and designers at the forefront of the movement. Revealing the key insights behind this rich new spectrum of design, The House of Glam will convert even the most hardened minimalists among us.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 240 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$150.00
The New Mediterranean

ISBN: 9783899559811

Publisher: Gestalten

A modernist take on Mediterranean aesthetics, this new movement in interior design embraces sumptuous minimalism through warm, earthy tones, and natural materia...


A modernist take on Mediterranean aesthetics, this new movement in interior design embraces sumptuous minimalism through warm, earthy tones, and natural materials. A welcoming, new, down-to-earth minimalism is gaining momentum in home interiors, from California to Morocco, Portugal to Mexico. This trend combines folkloric influences with a rustic aesthetic, taking cues from arid landscapes to embrace warmth, light, and organic elements. Striking, sun-kissed interiors are replete with greenery to bring the outdoors in, and whitewashed walls are complemented by warm, earthy tones. Detailing like terracotta tiles, rattan furniture, and colorful handwoven textiles are offset by concrete, brick, and glass. The New Mediterranean showcases inspiring residences and apartments that are infused with this relaxed, Mediterranean aesthetic. The book introduces the designers, architects, and brands who are bringing the style to life, outlining key elements in order to show how to create this look at home. More than a design trend, this is a philosophy to transform interiors into havens of light, craftsmanship, and simplicity.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2019


$120.00
Low Cost Natural Resources in Architecture

ISBN: 9788417557041

Publisher: Monsa

One objective of this book is to study the budget for each individual project, as far as possible, in terms of construction methods and materials, energy and su...


One objective of this book is to study the budget for each individual project, as far as possible, in terms of construction methods and materials, energy and sustainability factors, in order to carry out a global evaluation. In effect, a means of evaluating interesting sources of information relevant to the quality of life, the economy, eco-system and other minor considerations. Whether partially or totally prefabricated, all of the designs illustrate the inherent capacity of many architects to design properties which are more appealing and intelligent, sustainable, economical, with low maintenance costs and reduced energy consumption and, it goes without saying, more agreeable living accommodation. All of this demonstrates the determination to create something unique within a very tight budget.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2019


$49.99
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
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