• 100 Houses Nature and Nurture
    100 Houses Nature and Nurture
    These days, the architect and designer are both tasked with the challenge of designing the 'perfect' new home, be it traditional or modern in style, and everything in between. This grand edition pulls together an exceedingly diverse collection of 100 of the best contemporary houses from across the globe, each showcasing new and recent cutting-edge residential designs by some of the world's leading architects and designers. Following Images Publishing's incredibly successful 100 of the World's Best Houses series, this splendid volume features hundreds of stunning full-colour photographs that help underline the sensitivity of today's design practitioners to the natural environment, as well as the care and attention paid to stunning interior design and comfortable, practical everyday living. Each project illustrates how architects and designers showcase their authentic individual expression but work tirelessly to adapt their signature styles to accommodate the challenges posed by local topography and variations in climate, along with a sharp focus on optimum strategies for sustainable living.

    A touchstone for those looking to understand contemporary architectural trends across the world, 100 Houses rounds up a superb and unique collection that is at once exceptional, inspiring, and informative.

    ISBN: 9781864708431
    Publication date: 01/03/2020
    Price: $75.00
    Author: Images Publishing
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $75.00
  • 1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die
    1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die
    1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die is a visual testament to the world's greatest achievements in architecture. Comprehensive yet concise, each article includes essential information about the featured structure: who designed it, who commissioned it, key dates in its construction and more. The accompanying descriptions detail the historical and geographical considerations that influenced the design while stunning photographs illustrate the technical ingenuity and aesthetic brilliance of architects past and present.

    The book is organised chronologically beginning with the marvels of the ancient world and continuing with the masterpieces of each successive era to the present day. On display is a treasure trove of the world's finest architecture from Byzantine and Gothic wonders, through the incredible wealth of the Renaissance and Baroque, and on to the marvels of the twentieth century. The book culminates with the far-reaching achievements of the past decade, such as Jeanne Gang's undulating Aqua Tower in Chicago and Renzo Piano's towering Shard London Bridge.

    Featured here are the world's finest and most important public and residential buildings from palaces, museums and ground-breaking new reidences to unique or unusual structures, such as the ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings and rustic southern Italian trulli.

    ISBN: 9781760525347
    Publication date: 05/11/2019
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Irving, Mark
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • 30 Second Architecture
    30 Second Architecture
    The 50 most significant principles and styles in architecture, each explained in half a minute. The bestselling 30-Second series offers a new approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Every title takes a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained using a mere two pages, 300 words, and one picture: all easily digested in only half a minute. 30-Second Architecture presents you with the foundations of architectural knowledge. Expert authors are challenged to define and describe both the principles upon which architects depend, and the styles with which they put those principles into practice. So, if you want to know your arch from your elevation, and your Baroque from your Brutalism, or you wish to top off your next dinner party with a stirring speech on how form follows function, this is the quickest way to build your argument.

    ISBN: 9781782406389
    Publication date: 25/07/2018
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Denison, Edward
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Apartment Living New Zealand
    Apartment Living New Zealand
    As housing pressures continue unabated, singles, couples and families are finding innovative solutions in heritage buildings, purpose-built developments and spaces creatively fashioned out of disused commercial interiors. Apartment Living New Zealand celebrates the diversity on offer with this increasingly popular style of living. Beautifully photographed and thoughtfully written, the follow-up to the best-selling Small House Living champions an emerging style of housing that delivers convenience, affordability and the stimulation of a more urban way of life.

    ISBN: 9780143770510
    Publication date: 28/08/2017
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Foster, Catherine
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Architects at Home
    Architects at Home
    This stunning book takes you on a thrilling tour through the fascinating, eclectic and stylish abodes of some of the world's best-known architects. Not only do these pages offer a rare glimpse into each architect's personal, private environment, but each uniquely designed project provides insight into how each architect marries trends with their own personal philosophy, and how they inject interior design flair into their own contemporary domain.

    Combining rich photography and spectacular imagery with an incisive summary by a leading architecture specialist, Architects at Home provides a rich source for those keen to delve into the design aesthetics, concepts and innovations of prominent architects from around the globe.

    ISBN: 9781864708134
    Publication date: 26/09/2018
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Mutlow, John V.
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Art Nouveau
    Art Nouveau
    Discover the contexts and provocations of a vivid turn-of-the-century style. This richly illustrated overview explores how a symphony of flowing lines and organic forms advocated not only a new linear freedom and liberation from artistic tradition, but also a return to handcraftsmanship, the synthesis of artistic media and practices into a Gesamtkunstwerk, or total work of art, and a recoil from industrialization.

    ISBN: 9783836520966
    Publication date: 05/05/2016
    Price: $89.99
    Author: Sembach, Klaus-Jurgen
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $89.99
  • Auckland Architecture  A Walking Guide
    Auckland Architecture A Walking Guide
    In this handy pocket guide, well-known architecture writer John Walsh teams up with architectural photographer Patrick Reynolds to offer a self-guided walking tour of 50 significant Auckland buildings, from the Victorian era to the brand new. The sparkling and informative text is accompanied by maps for each of the six routes.

    ISBN: 9780995113534
    Publication date: 08/02/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Walsh, John
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Big Ideas for Small Houses
    Big Ideas for Small Houses
    A look at a range of small houses around New Zealand, and the strategies the owners used to get a toehold in the tight housing market. From building a secondary dwelling on an existing family section, to tiny houses on pocket handkerchief pieces of land, these approaches to housing will give ideas and inspiration to all wondering how it can be possible to own a first home in the twenty-first century. Each entry begins with a statement about the strategy the owner used to achieve a home of their own.
    The houses range in size from 100 square metres right down to a very cosy 34 square metres!
    Beautifully photographed, and including plans and costs, the houses presented are in Puhoi, west and north Auckland, Raglan, Tamahere, Taupiri, Whanganui, New Plymouth, Wellington and Christchurch.

    ISBN: 9780143773245
    Publication date: 01/10/2019
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Foster, Catherine
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Bookcases From Salvage to Storage
    Bookcases From Salvage to Storage
    Bookshelves showcase our favourite books and most treasured objects, are useful and practical but, far from reducing them to their simplest function, we love that they reflect our style and individuality, becoming design features in their own right and, yet, harmoniously fitting into our living spaces. They are also relatively easy to make and accessible to everyone. No need to be an experienced handyman to realize these original designs: this book presents 14 creations with step-by step photos, plans and technical tips. And for inspiration, Aurelie Drouet, peruses some of the more ambitious library and bookcase projects by leading designers and architects.

    ISBN: 9781902686820
    Publication date: 19/10/2015
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Drouet, Aurelie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Cabin Porn
    Cabin Porn
    'Addictive ...a charter for wistfulness' Observer 'An enchanting rabbit hole of handmade houses' The New York Times 'The Bible of pared back, natural living' Der Spiegel 'Take a deep breath and let the inspiration sink in' GQ Cabin Porn began as an on-line project created by a group of friends to inspire their own home building. As they collected more photos, their site attracted thousands of submissions from other cabin builders and a passionate audience of more than ten million people. This book is an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple craft.

    ISBN: 9780141982144
    Publication date: 01/09/2016
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Klein, Zach
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Cabin Porn Inside
    Cabin Porn Inside
    Initially created by a group of friends as an online scrapbook, Cabin Porn became an international sensation following the publication of the first volume of photographs of hand-made homes in breath-taking natural landscapes around the world. In this book, its creators delve deeper into the best-loved homes featured on the blog over the last ten years, offering close-ups of the stunning architecture and interior design that make them truly remarkable. With more timeless photography and new design stories, Cabin Porn- Inside brings fresh inspiration for your quiet place somewhere.

    ISBN: 9780241388549
    Publication date: 03/10/2019
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Klein, Zach
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • Cabins
    Cabins
    Ever since Henry David Thoreau's described his two years, two months, and two days of cabin existence at Walden Pond, Massachusetts in Walden, or, Life in the Woods (1854), the idea of a refuge dwelling has seduced the modern psyche. In the past decade, as our material existence and environmental footprint has grown exponentially, architects around the globe have become particularly interested in the possibilities of the minimal, low-impact, and isolated abode.This new TASCHEN title, combining insightful text, rich photography and bright, contemporary illustrations by Marie-Laure Cruschi, explores how this particular architectural type presents special opportunities for creative thinking. In eschewing excess, the cabin limits actual spatial intrusion to the bare essentials of living requirements, while in responding to its typically rustic setting, it foregrounds eco-friendly solutions. As such, the cabin comes to showcase some of the most inventive and forward-looking practice of contemporary architecture, with Renzo Piano, Terunobu Fujimori, Tom Kundig and many fresh young professionals all embracing such distilled sanctuary spaces.The cabins selected for this publication emphasize the variety of the genre, both in terms of usage and geography. From an artist studio on the Suffolk coast in England to eco-home huts in the Western Ghats region of India, this survey is as exciting in its international reach as it is in its array of briefs, clients, and situations. Constant throughout, however, is architectural innovation, and an inspiring sense of contemplation and coexistence as people return to nature and to a less destructive model of being in the world.

    ISBN: 9783836565011
    Publication date: 09/04/2018
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Jodidio, Philip
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
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