This beautifully illustrated book takes the reader on a journey through a number of outstanding contemporary houses designed and built across the richly varied and extraordinary European landscape. Ph..
A landmark volume to commemorate what is arguably the most significant private residence of the twentieth century. With stunning photography commissioned especially for the book, Fallingwater captures..
While Dale's earlier books have focused on smaller cabins (1,600 sq. ft. and below), this one will be less about size and more about the living experience. The Family Cabin will feature new and old fa..
Over the past sixteen years, during Dr Li Zhenyu's travels he has amassed a massive collection of aerial photographs of cities. They serve as an alternative way to read cities. This book contains 300+..
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is the most renowned and popular architect and designer in America. His buildings, including Fallingwater and New York's Guggenheim Museum, are iconic landmarks. Now you..
*A guide to Frank Lloyd Wright's finest example of 'Usonian' architecture, intended to bring quality design to everyday American families in the post-Depression era*Lavish photography and lucid text b..
Handsome pictorial essay scrutinizes another Wright residential masterpiece. Innovative "prairie-style" lines, dynamic structure, decorative sculpture and more are captured in over 160 interior and ex..
From Camp to City examines the theme of the refugee camp in the context of urbanism and architecture. Using the examples of the refugee camps in the Algerian desert in which Sahrawis originally from t..
George Gilbert Scott was the most prolific and most famous of Victorian architects. For many, however, blinded by prejudice to the merits of Victorian architecture and the Gothic Revival, he was the m..
Window on the world. Travelling the world with an architect's eye. Architect Harry Seidler spent more than 50 years traveling the globe, extensively photographing the peak achievements in architecture..
Visit 50 of the world's most fascinating buildings from the Houses of Parliament to the Sydney Opera House on this stunning architectural tour. Discover how to "read" a building, identify key characte..
Sustainability gone chic. Building a better future for our planet. Green architecture used to be on the fringes, but it has gone mainstream and this new volume shows, how, why, and where. This is not ..
Shipping containers were designed to provide an economically viable way to store and transport goods over long distances in watertight conditions. Their dimensions were internationally standardized, p..
Reigning majestically amid the treetops, the treehouse is a bastion of freedom and security in harmony with nature. It is a construction based either on a single tree or several, or on stilts in the m..
These houses, energy-efficient, very well insulated, and virtually airtight, represent the future as our society moves towards carbon neutrality and trading lighter on the Earth. Projects feature in t..
Gathering together the world's leading experts on vernacular architecture, this once-in-ageneration publication examines how local buildings have stood the test of time and offer vital lessons for the..
Our longing for simplicity, clarity, and relaxation often leads us into nature. Hide and Seek showcases the most beautiful places for satisfying this longing. More and more people are yearning to live..
The first-hand, behind-the-scenes account of the creative inspiration behind the High Line, the transformative public 'park in the sky' that has reshaped global perceptions of urban space - and become..
Architecture is an all-embracing adventure without end. It is a story that can never be completed - not as long as mankind continues to build, to invent, to discover; it is the story told in this book..
Featuring over 200 photographs, this stunning book by renowned television historian Dan Cruickshank tells the history of architecture through the stories of 100 iconic buildings Journeying through tim..
In this highly acclaimed reference work David Watkin traces the history of western architecture from the earliest times in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the eclectic styles of the twenty-first century. The..
Are you looking for creative ways to lower your energy costs, generate more of your own power, or become less reliant on the grid? Energy expert Paul Scheckel offers practical solutions for adapting s..
Featuring a collection of homes designed by the main contemporary Japanese architects, this indispensable volume explores the country s new architectural trends. This book demonstrates the ability of ..
House Rules documents the beauty and relevance of Deborah Berke's vision by articulating eight guiding principles to achieve an enriching domestic space. Her rules range from how to design a meaningfu..
The best-loved building in Australia nearly didn't get off the drawing board. When it did, the lives of everyone involved in its construction were utterly changed: some for the better, many for the wo..
The houses covered here include spectacular mansions such as Petworth House and Waddesdon Manor, and more lowly dwellings such as the Birmingham Back to Backs and estate villages like Blaise Hamlet, n..
The word "architect" is a noun, but Doug Patt uses it as a verb--coining a term and making a point about using parts of speech and parts of buildings in new ways. Changing the function of a word, or a..
This beautifully illustrated book is a dream for architecture aficionados and reveals how the world's most iconic skyscrapers were built - including the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa..
A passionate and personal book about the writer's own love for a controversial architectural style. Whether you love or hate brutalist buildings, this book will explain what it is about them that eli..
How to Read Modern Buildings is an indispensable pocket-sized guide to understanding the architecture of the modern era. It takes the reader on a guided tour of modern architecture through its most ic..
The Iconic House features over 100 of the most important and influential houses designed and built since 1900. International in scope and wide-ranging in style, the houses share a remarkable sensitivi..
"The difference between inspirational stories to the ones lacking inspiration often depends on the order the storyteller chooses to place his creation. In this sense, not only does this book represent..
- A fun and engaging introduction to the basic principles of engineering and architecture - Encourages environmental awareness - Aimed at the next generation of architects "An excellent resource for e..
Thick thatched roofs and rough mud plaster walls. Intricate carved wood transoms and precisely woven tatami mats-each element of traditional Japanese architecture tells a story. These stories encompas..
Japanese houses today have to contend with unique factors that condition their design, from tiny plots in crowded urban contexts to ever-present seismic threats. These challenges encourage their archi..
In many regards, architecture of the 21st century has to fit a square peg into a round hole. It should be energetic and meaningful and yet be as sustainable as possible in all details. It should offer..
Over the course of a career spanning more than fifty years, Seattle-based architect Jim Olson, of Olson Kundig, has made his name designing a broad range of buildings that sensitively respond to their..
Quirky, surprising and entertaining - with more than 400 houses, Jutaku is architecture at the speed of Japan. Essential reading for architects, designers and fans of contemporary Japanese culture. Co..