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,..
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..
'Would you still call me a diva if I were a man?' asked Zaha Hadid, challenging as she did so, more than 100 years of stereotypes about female architects. A century in which women were refused entry t..
"Brick takes a fresh look at one of the world's most popular and abundant building materials. Collating 180 fascinating and beautiful brick buildings from around the world, dating from 2100BC to the p..
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..
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 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..
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-t..
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. ..
Filled with more than 35 inspiring, contemporary cabin designs. Each project provides sound construction details, design logic, and architectural expertise. A richly photographed design reference cove..
Drawing on the unparalleled collection of original designs for Central Park in the New York City Municipal Archives, Cynthia S. Brenwall tells the story of the creation of New York's great public park..
The 2019 re-opening of the Christchurch Town Hall is celebrated in this richly illustrated volume. Threatened with demolition following earthquake damage in 2011, the building has been renewed through..
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..
Created by the team from Australia's much-loved Country Style, led by editor-in-chief Victoria Carey, this book is a celebration of the gorgeous rural homes and incredible characters who have filled t..
Many people are choosing to downsize to tiny houses that don't require huge mortgages or upkeep. Through inspiring photos, Country Living showcases a coast-to-coast collection of sustainable homes. Fr..
Architectural plans generally are beset by problems as the project develops. A prospective architect needs to learn how to critically assess and problem-solve any design issues. And to every problem t..
The climate is changing, and so must domestic architecture. Premium materialsabrick, stone, woodaand timeless design used to be the key to building homes that would last for generations. But a warming..
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 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..
Ranging from Kentchurch Court, a former fortified medieval manor house that has been the seat of the Scudamore family for nearly 1,000 years, to a delightful Strawberry Hill-style Gothic house in rura..