Architecture & Design (328)

New Town Houses

ISBN: 9788416500451

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

This book is a compilation of some of the more interesting town houses which have been recently constructed. We use recent examples for analyze the difficulty o...


This book is a compilation of some of the more interesting town houses which have been recently constructed. We use recent examples for analyze the difficulty of integrating new residential volumes. If we had to highlight one characteristic from the projects presented here, it would be their ability to make the most out of their space in such crea­tive ways. Within the basic typology of flat between parallel walls, a world of possibilities open: spaces full of light, endless staircases, curtain walls, facades which spread completely out to the street or contrarily enclose into mysterious gardens and interior patios.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 220 x 150 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2017


$49.99
London Rising

ISBN: 9783791381947

Authors: Bradley L Garrett, Alexander Moss    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Over the course of seven years, a well-respected team of adventurers has embarked on scores of not-quite-legal investigations inside, below, and above the city'...


Over the course of seven years, a well-respected team of adventurers has embarked on scores of not-quite-legal investigations inside, below, and above the city's hidden infrastructures. Their first book published by Prestel, Subterranean London: Cracking the Capital, took readers under the city. Now, they reveal the results of their expeditions scaling the city's heights. Jaw-dropping photographs offer extraordinary views from vantage points that most of us will never reach. Divided into thematic chapters, the book offers personal accounts of various excursions, including travels up freestanding masts, pylons, and chimneys; the tops of public spaces such as the Barbican Centre and the British Museum; voyeuristic glimpses over the rooftop gardens of the rich and famous; and the heights of London "starchitecture": the Gherkin, the Shard, and the Walkie-Talkie. Each chapter includes a new artwork by illustrator Lizzie Mary Cullen, who specializes in urban psycho-cartography. This London urban exploration crew's exploits in procuring these photos have received extensive coverage in the worldwide press.Readers will enjoy these indefatigable explorers' quest to make their native city both known and accessible to anyone who shares their curiosity.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 15-04-2016


$69.99
New Portable Architecture

ISBN: 9788415967231

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This title deals with the challenges that architects and designers face in creating spaces that can be rapidly constructed, taken down and even relocated. In re...


This title deals with the challenges that architects and designers face in creating spaces that can be rapidly constructed, taken down and even relocated. In revealing the cutting-edge techniques that are allowing static architectural forms to go mobile, the diverse examples provided in this book will capture readers' attention and imagination.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 218 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 18-11-2014


$125.00
New Structural Packaging - Gold Edition

ISBN: 9788415967071

Author: Studio J. M. Garrofe    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Great package design has magic qualities. It grabs our attention with its genuine materials, shapes and colours and, even if we are sturdy enough to resist temp...


Great package design has magic qualities. It grabs our attention with its genuine materials, shapes and colours and, even if we are sturdy enough to resist temptation, the brand -and the product- will be imprinted in our memory. Beautiful packaging is the promise of a great delivery and also, in itself, a bonus present. But really beautiful things are also functional. The best packaging design will be always connected with the product, conveying the character of what it contains. Conceived by the creative minds behind the award winning studio Garrofe in Barcelona, the more than 140 designs displayed in New Structural Packaging reveal the incredible possibilities and purposes that this particular discipline may offer. Studio Garrofe's work for clients such as Relais and Chateaux, Cadbury's, Puig, Beiersdorf or Freixenet proves their creative, versatile and refined approach to the field. New Structural Packaging is the new essential reference book and a valuable toolkit for package designers, design students and packaging hobbyists.Each project is illustrated with enlightening, high quality photographs and stencils that reveal the different techniques and simple, clear texts that explain the materials used in the production. 140 original packaging designs, ordered in 3 difficulty levels that show a great variety of functions and contribute to strengthen the identity image of the brand.All the projects are genuine designs created by Studio Garrofe and are also easy to reproduce.Books includes CD-ROM with printable layouts for all designs.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 408


Dimensions: 180 x 200 mm


Publication Date: 06-05-2016


$95.00
Piranesi, Paestum and Soane

ISBN: 9783791348063

Author: John Wilton-Ely    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

An eighteenth century printmaker and architect, Giovanni Battista Piranesi was a lifelong champion of Rome, publishing more than a thousand etchings of The Eter...


An eighteenth century printmaker and architect, Giovanni Battista Piranesi was a lifelong champion of Rome, publishing more than a thousand etchings of The Eternal City and its ancient monuments. Piranesi's English contemporary, Sir John Soane, was also an architect specializing in the Neo-Classical style. When these two artists met, they formed a profound and complex artistic and intellectual relationship that nurtured Soane's later career. One of Soane's greatest legacies is the museum that bears his name and some of its most important holdings are a number of preparatory drawings Piranesi developed for a publication on the Greek temples at Paestum. These drawings are accomplished examples of Piranesi's topographical observation and great works of art in their own right. This book offers exquisite reproductions of the drawings as well as 30 additional images from Piranesi's oeuvre. Together they offer a unique understanding of early Greek classical architecture seen through the work of an eighteenth century master.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 240 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2013


$79.99
Soviet Posters

ISBN: 9783791381107

Authors: Maria Lafont, Sergo Grigorian    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Dating from 1917 to the end of the Cold War, the posters in this book feature the work of groundbreaking Russian artists such as El Lissitzky and Alexander Rodc...


Dating from 1917 to the end of the Cold War, the posters in this book feature the work of groundbreaking Russian artists such as El Lissitzky and Alexander Rodchenko, as well as extraordinary anonymous work. Presented in full colour and printed on heavy paper in a large-format, the posters gathered here represent the pinnacle of Russian avant-garde design from the 20th century. They range in theme from the dangers of alcohol abuse and the creeping Nazi menace to illustrations of utopian harmony and the Soviet industrial machine. A special feature of this book allows for the removal of the posters for display or framing. A brief introduction offers a chronological overview of the period that produced such eloquent art, which has long been a major source of inspiration to artists and designers alike.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 280 x 350 mm


Publication Date: 09-02-2015


$55.00
Surf Shacks : An Eclectic Compilation of Creative Surfer’s Homes from Coast to Coast and Overseas

ISBN: 9783899559071

Author: Indoek    Publisher: Gestalten

Many abodes can fall under the label of surf shack: New York City apartments, cabins nestled next to national parks, or tiny Hawaiian huts. Surfing communities ...


Many abodes can fall under the label of surf shack: New York City apartments, cabins nestled next to national parks, or tiny Hawaiian huts. Surfing communities are overflowing with creativity, innovation, and rich personas. Surf Shacks takes a deeper look at surfers' homes and artistic habits. Glimpses of record collections, strolls through backyard gardens, or a peek into a painter’s studio provide insight into surfers’ lives both on and off shore. From the remote Hawaiian nook of filmmaker Jess Bianchi to the woodsy Japanese paradise that the former CEO of Surfrider Foundation in Japan, Hiromi Masubara, calls home to the converted bus that Ryan Lovelace claims as his domicile and his transport, every space has a unique tale. The moments that these vibrant personalities spend away from the swell and the froth are both captivating and nuanced. Through anecdotes and photographs, illustrations and conversations, Surf Shacks reveals a more personal side to surfing and its eclectic cast of characters.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 13-03-2017


$120.00
Houses Extensions. Creating new open spaces

ISBN: 9788416500475

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

When much of our existing housing stock was built, lifestyles were very different. This has meant that a large proportion of architect’s work has been adaptin...


When much of our existing housing stock was built, lifestyles were very different. This has meant that a large proportion of architect’s work has been adapting these older buildings, rather than building afresh. The challenge is thus to adapt our old buildings to our new ways of living, whilst not destroying what we like about the older houses. Adaption will often mean adding more space. This will often be to the back, the roof or the side, or even sometimes underneath, whilst retaining the original building’s front as part of the streetscape. This book is about the challenge of adapting our old buildings to our new lifestyles in lots of different and creative ways.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 17-04-2017


$49.99
Container & Prefab Homes Eco-Friendly Architecture

ISBN: 9788416500499

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

Prefabricated architecture is turning into an important trend in the world of contemporary design. The modularity allows for greater design flexibility and make...


Prefabricated architecture is turning into an important trend in the world of contemporary design. The modularity allows for greater design flexibility and makes them more affordable. Nowadays, architectural projects made with recycled loading containers are becoming increasingly popular and, considering the need for more sustainable construction, increasingly necessary. This book presents 14 Eco-Friendly architectural projects committed to environmental conservation based on sustainable construction, featuring prefabricated homes made of wood, steel, etc., as well as container homes.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2017


$49.99
101 Essential Rock Records

ISBN: 9781584236405

Author: Jeff Gold    Publisher: Gingko Press

A passionate tribute to vinyl, spotlighting rock’s most influential records — from The Beatles’ 1963 debut Please Please Me, through the Sex Pistols’ Ne...


A passionate tribute to vinyl, spotlighting rock’s most influential records — from The Beatles’ 1963 debut Please Please Me, through the Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollocks (1977) — 101 Essential Rock Records celebrates the “Golden Age.” A thoughtful essay on each album accompanies the original vinyl cover artwork, with rare variations from around the world. Also included are provocative interviews with musicians discussing the albums and artists who changed their lives. David Bowie speaks eloquently about the Velvet Underground’s influence, noting his band, Buzz, performed “I’m Waiting For The Man” at their last gig, and that “it was the first time a Velvet song had been covered by anyone, anywhere in the world. Lucky me.” Susanne Vega, Peter Buck (REM), Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Nels Cline (Wilco), Devendra Banhart, Robyn Hitchcock and more contribute original texts. Pictorial explorations of Jimi Hendrix’s personal record collection, and a survey of censored album covers from throughout the rock era are also featured. The sales of vinyl LPs have been growing rapidly while other physical mediums continue to wither, a trend driven in no small part by classic re-issues and the advent of record store day in 2008. 101 Essential is the perfect accompaniment and guide to digging in the bins for that quintessential vinyl experience.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 260


Dimensions: 250 x 300 x 30 mm


$69.99
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