Three quarters of a million people are in a plane somewhere right now. Many millions travel by air each day. For most of us, the experience of being in an airport is to be endured rather than apprecia..
Evening lectures in a cold basement in 1917 mark the meagre beginnings of the University of Auckland's School of Architecture and Planning, now a highly rated and internationally competitive school. T..
Interior design guru Axel Vervoordt shares his latest inspirations for the home. Axel Vervoordts intense curiosity has fueled his work as an interior designer, spurring him to explore and draw inspira..
When you read all about its extensive history, shifting architecture, and rich cultural background, you'll never look at a barn the same way again!Strong-timbered barns are icons of American agricultu..
A complete celebration of Britain's favourite architectural show. Kevin McCloud is widely recognised as the leading commentator on modern architecture and design in Britain. He has built up this reput..
The Best of Grand Designs Australia is a selection of inspiring homes from Australia's best loved home design show, showcasing some of the most innovative and inspirational homes to feature through se..
New Zealand's distinctive state houses from the 1930s and '40s are an enduring symbol of this country's egalitarian values. Modest houses, they were built from quality materials and with an emphasis o..
Part how-to, part personal memoir, "The Big Tiny" is an utterly seductive meditation on the benefits of slowing down, scaling back, and appreciating the truly important things in life. More than ten y..
A stunning exploration of the beauty and drama of 150 black structures built by the world's leading architects over 1,000 years.A visually rich book, Black: Architecture in Monochrome casts a new eye ..
This guide contains practical guidelines for good timber-framed house building, with hundreds of diagrams, easy to follow tables for quick reference and bullet points for easy reading. Informative ill..
Brick is a fresh, insightful and surprising look at one of the world's most familiar and popular building materials. From the strange remains of the Ziggurat of Ur dating from 2100 BC, to formidable m..
Marvelously illustrated with spectacular, specially taken photographs, Brick is at once an historical account of how bricks have been employed by architects of every period, a technical survey of bric..
We don't just look at buildings: their facades, beautiful or ugly, conceal the spaces we inhabit. We are born, work, love and die in architecture. We buy and sell it, rent it and squat in it, create a..
Building bridges across rivers, canyons, straits and sea represents one of man's greatest endeavours. It has stretched human ingenuity, engineering and material technology to their utmost limits. Thei..
This visual history of the world 's landmark bridges is thoroughly revised and updated since its initial publication with all-new photographs and features cutting edge work by today's international su..
In an age of virtual communication, globalisation and technological advance, does the issue of where we build, or not build, really matter? Described as a code that is to the city what an operating sy..
In this sweeping study, one of the world's leading thinkers about the urban environment traces the often anguished relation between how cities are built and how people live in them, from ancient Athen..
From Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger- an engaging, nuanced exploration of the life and work of Frank Gehry, undoubtedly the most famous architect of our time. This first fu..
Live large by building small! Do you daydream about downsizing your living space? Or perhaps you long for a more eco-friendly and sustainable way of life. The tiny house movement continues to gain pop..
While typical structures textbooks show how to design "members" of a structure, there is little consideration given to structural design as part of the entire building design process. Taking a holisti..
At the heart of Geoff Manaugh's A Burglar's Guide to the City is an unexpected and thrilling insight: the city as seen through the eyes of robbers. From experts on both sides of the law, readers learn..
From the creators of the hugely popular tumblr site, 'Cabin Porn', comes this collection of breath-taking photography of rural escapes and inspiring stories of people who've created their dream home. ..
Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978) is a unique figure in the Modern movement and his work in fact challenged, and continues to challenge, accepted notions of modern architecture. While several books have been p..
Castles takes a uniquely architectural approach to deconstructing all forms of fortification, showing how the work of architect, stonemason, and engineer evolved to repel the increasingly destructive ..
The much anticipated follow-up to the bestselling Big House, Small House. City House, Country House explores 40 of New Zealand's most outstanding residential projects in locations ranging from intens..
An accessible architecture and interiors title in a format and series that appeals to a broad audience. Price point, format, contents and range of subjects are very much in keeping with earlier succes..
First and foremost, this is a book about New Zealand landscape architecture and urban design, viewed through the lens of Isthmus, an award-winning design studio that for more than 25 years has been sh..
Many of us aspire to live the life of luxury by the sea. For the elite few, it's a fabulous reality soaking up their days in some of the world's most extravagant and lavish waterfront properties. Whet..
Every year, millions of visitors enter the Colosseum, which represents a common heritage of human history and culture. Visiting it is still considered a sensational experience, a unique moment that ev..
"Compact Cabins" presents 62 design interpretations of the getaway dream, with something to please every taste. Best of all, these small- footprint designs are affordable and energy- efficient without..
Compact Houses shows how to make the most of less space, with a focus on maximizing storage space, planning for multi-use areas, and using every element of the house to its fullest (including decks, p..
A visual exploration of the world's most extraordinary and inspiring concrete architecture - in a stylish and compact format."Yes, concrete can be cold and imposing - but as the structures in the book..
A collection of the most fascinating and picturesque cottages from the National Trust. We all dream of escaping to a hideaway in the country - a green and pleasant idyll of country lanes with hawthorn..
The definitive architecture travel guide that lets you visit 1,000 of today's most must-see contemporary buildings - whether at home or on the road Featuring 1,000 of today's most compelling buildings..
This book provides analysis of both the technical and the aesthetic importance of details in the development of contemporary residential architecture, providing a study of the emerging trends in detai..
This book provides analysis of both the technical and the aesthetic importance of details in modern timber architecture. Featuring the work of renowned architects from around the world, the book featu..
French design company La Cabane Perchee presents 40 extraordinary treehouses designed and built by the acclaimed team. Featuring houses in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Russia, Italy, Spain, ..
Environmentally-friendly architecture has come on leaps and bounds in the last two decades - a combination of new materials, new construction techniques, and architects willing to take on the challeng..
60 stunning works of contemporary architecture, all of which have a special relationship with the natural landscape Elemental Living presents 60 works of architecture from across the 20th and 21st cen..
England's cathedrals are the nation's glory. They tower over its landscape, outranking palaces, castles and mansions. They attract roughly half the nation's population each year. For a millennium they..