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Between Earth and Heaven
Between Earth and Heaven
One of the visionary architects of the twentieth century, John Lautner designed dramatically innovative buildings with a rare sensitivity to site, vista, and structure. Accompanying a full-scale exhibition on Lautner at Los Angeles's Hammer Museum, this is the first publication to comprehensively explore his work, including his apprenticeship with Frank Lloyd Wright and the cultural and geographical context of Los Angeles, through an intensive examination of the archives of the John Lautner Foundation. Although Lautner's dramatic houses are well-known, this is the first time his work has been seriously examined by scholars. Historian Nicholas Olsberg contributes an analysis of Lautner's evolution, providing social and cultural context. Architect Frank Escher covers the relationship between his experiments in structure and poetics of space, and Jean-Louis Cohen discusses Lautner's place in new design tendencies.This richly illustrated monograph includes previously unpublished sketches, drawings, construction images, and Lautner's own photographs to unveil the evolution, originality, and logic of his designs, focusing on the atmospheres and vistas they establish and the connections to landscape and sensory fluidity that mark their innovative spatial arguments.

Title: Between Earth and Heaven
Author: OLSBERG, NICOLAS
Year: 2008
Format: Hardback
Publication date: 27/02/2008
Price: $119.00
RRP: $119.00
Imprint: Rizzopli
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publicat
ISBN: 9780847830145
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Price: $119.00
Bliss of Contemporary Houses
Bliss of Contemporary Houses
Title: Bliss of Contemporary Houses
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Page One Publishing
ISBN: 9789812451323
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Price: $40.00
Breaking Ground Architecture by Women
Breaking Ground Architecture by Women
'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 to architecture schools, were denied degrees when they had completed courses, a century in which even now, women occupy just ten per cent of the highest-ranking jobs in architecture firms. In contrast, BREAKING GROUND is a pioneering, even essential, celebration of incredible architecture designed by women. Featuring more than 150 architects and buildings, and spanning the last 100 years, BREAKING GROUND is both a glorious visual manifesto and a timely record of the extraordinary contribution female architects have made to the profession.

Title: Breaking Ground Architecture by Women
Author: HALL JANE
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 10/09/2019
Price: $75.00
RRP: $75.00
Imprint: Phaidon
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780714879277
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Price: $75.00
Brick A World History
Brick A World History
This totally original architecture book - the first ever comprehensive study of brick - follows the story of brick from 5,000 bc to its use in building today, via the vast baths and basilicas of ancient Rome, through the wonders of Gothic brick in Germany, the majestic temples of Pagan and Mughal mosques in Iran, to its modern revival. Marvellously 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 brickmaking and bricklaying, and an essay in architectural and cultural history. The authors have applied their expert visual and technical knowledge to more than one hundred themes, from bricks in ancient Egypt to their distinctive use by such modern masters as Louis Kahn, Alvar Aalto and Renzo Piano. Great works of engineering - viaducts, tunnels and bridges - are given prominence alongside great cathedrals and country houses, temples and mosques, testifying to the incredible versatility and importance of bricks and brickwork.

Title: Brick A World History
Author: CAMPBELL JAMES W. P.
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 29/02/2016
Price: $65.00
RRP: $65.00
Imprint: Thames & Hudson
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500343197
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Price: $65.00
Bridges A History of the Worlds Most Spectacular Spans
Bridges A History of the Worlds Most Spectacular Spans
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 superstars of architecture and engineering. Spanning two-thousand years of technological and aesthetic triumphs, Bridges stands as the most thorough, authoritative, and gorgeous book on the subject, as dramatic in presentation as the structures it celebrates. Breathtaking photographs capture the bridges' details as well as their monumental scale; architectural drawings and plans invite you behind the scenes as new bridges take shape; and lively commentary on each explores its importance and historic context. Throughout, informative profiles, features, and statistics make Bridges an invaluable reference as well as a visual feast.Technological advances, structural daring, and artistic vision have propelled the evolution of bridge design around the world. The last thirty years has seen the construction of masterpieces such as the Zakim Bridge that forever changed the city of Boston; Gateshead Millennium Bridge in England, a pedestrian tilt bridge that closes like an eye when it is raised; the Millau Viaduct in Tran Valley, France, which is the tallest cable-stay bridge in world; and the 102-mile Danyand-Kunshan Grand Bridge in China, the longest in the world. This revised edition features new profiles on these amazing spans, as well as beloved landmarks, such as the Golden Gate and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Title: Bridges A History of the Worlds Most Spectacular Spans
Author: DUPRE JUDITH
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/11/2017
Price: $50.00
RRP: $50.00
Imprint: Hachette
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishe
ISBN: 9780316507943
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Price: $50.00
Building Character
Building Character
As the modern world changes and evolves, so does the modern lifestyle. Our levels of home comfort, desires, and overall life satisfactions are being defined in new ways, often contrasting with notions of the 'traditional' house design. We now strive to own more things, yet aim to live simpler lives; and we opt to reside in open-plan homes that provide a sense of freedom, too. All too often traditionally designed homes are no longer able to satisfy our contemporary living needs. The restoration of living spaces is usually to restore existing buildings that may have become impractical over time, if not outdated. These days, the challenge is how to adapt and transform these existing buildings to modern standards, all the while maintaining what may still be useful, special features or design characteristics, or what we like most about the space. Today, we prefer to live in quite open and airy spaces. We renovate and upgrade different levels of living spaces by upgrading installations and equipment, dismantling and rebuilding walls, and expanding building volumes, for instance. This book showcases a selection of examples of how people from around the world have refurbished an old house to meet their needs for a modern lifestyle. With vivid descriptions, detailed drawings and rich photography (including befores and afters), this book provides designers and architects, as well as owner-builders of old houses several excellent strategies on how to approach their restoration, and how to convey a modern life concept. AUTHORS: Santoso Budiman is principal and creative director with SWG Studio. Budiman is a registered consultant with Heritage Victoria, Australia, with a key focus on heritage-listed public buildings for major institutions, such as Melbourne University and RMIT in Melbourne, Australia, and is a member of the Projects and Buildings Committee for a significant heritage building for the Anglican church in Melbourne's CBD. Caleb Skene is with MC Architecture Studio in New Zealand. Skene graduated with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies in 2018, and in the same year joined the team at MC Architecture Studio. SELLING POINTS: Includes a selection of restoration ideas from around the world, including case studies from Europe, Scandinavia, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, China, and Australia Insightful commentaries by design professionals provide a valuable overview and framework for current trends, particularly in the use of materials, volume disposition and layout, heritage considerations, and much more 400 colour images

Title: Building Character
Author: BUDIMAN SANTOSO
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/10/2019
Price: $90.00
RRP: $90.00
Imprint: Images Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Images Publishing Group Pty Lt
ISBN: 9781864708363
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Price: $90.00
Building Small Sustainable Designs for Tiny Houses & Backyard Buildings
Building Small Sustainable Designs for Tiny Houses & Backyard Buildings
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 popularity as more and more people look to simplify their lives and reconnect with nature. Building Small is your key to joining the tiny house revolution with designs for homes as well as a range of backyard buildings including workspaces and sheds. There's tons of practical how-to construction advice including best practices, common pitfalls and tips for the do-it-yourself carpenter. Within these pages you'll find: * Complete plans for seven tiny houses* Strategies for outfitting your tiny house with lighting, water, heating and waste removal* Ideas for floor layout and interior design* Success stories and inspirational photos of tiny homesWhether you're considering a timber-framed cottage or a modular cube-style home, Building Small offers a wide range of approaches for planning and building your small structure.

Title: Building Small Sustainable Designs for Tiny Houses & Backyard Buildings
Author: STILES DAVID
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 24/07/2017
Price: $55.00
RRP: $55.00
Imprint: Popular Woodworking Books
Publisher: F&W Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781440345463
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Price: $55.00
Buildings that Revolutionized Architecture
Buildings that Revolutionized Architecture
Title: Buildings that Revolutionized Architecture
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9783791381268
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Price: $38.00
Canadian Contemporary The Northern Home
Canadian Contemporary The Northern Home
Canadian Contemporary is an outstanding compilation title offering comprehensive insight into Canada's residential architecture realm as it currently stands. Stunning full-colour photographs and detailed plans highlight an array of stylish designs from some of the country's most talented contemporary architects. Each project is a unique example of the different ways each firm/architect interprets and caters to the types of lifestyles that inhabit their work. Adaptable spaces and savvy design solutions reflect a strong focus of the integration of modern day life into Canadian homes.

With an introduction by acclaimed Professor or Architecture, Avi Friedman, this beautifully designed book presents the latest trends in Canadian living and residential home design.

Title: Canadian Contemporary The Northern Home
Author: JENKINS HANNAH
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/08/2018
Price: $100.00
RRP: $100.00
Imprint: Images Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Images Publishing Group Pty Lt
ISBN: 9781864707625
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Price: $100.00
Case Studies for Contemporary Architecture
Case Studies for Contemporary Architecture
This comprehensive anthology presents noteworthy case studies that showcase a complete and diverse range of structures worldwide and provides us with a global perspective of contemporary architecture. The case studies incorporate every type of architectural project possible ? residential, commercial and public ? making this lushly illustrated, information-rich book an accessible resource for anyone interested in contemporary architecture. In order to build up a detailed picture of the influences on contemporary architecture today, every case study presents its unique objectives, challenges, and solutions featuring full-colour photographs and detailed renderings of site and floor plans. This reference book is a must-have for architects, students and those who just want feast on this architectural bounty.

Title: Case Studies for Contemporary Architecture
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/12/2013
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Loft Publications
ISBN: 9788499369310
Available stock: 1
Price: $30.00
Chronology of Architecture
Chronology of Architecture
A Chronology of Architecture presents a fresh perspective on the medium by taking a purely chronological approach to its history, tracing the complex links between structural innovations, social changes, and artistic interventions. Organized around a central timeline that charts the development of architecture from the earliest structures to the present-day skyscrapers and global cities, it features key buildings, together with commentaries and contextual information about the social, political and cultural events of the period in which they were built. Special feature spreads highlight important movements, construction methods and key practitioners. Covering a wide selection of genres, styles and architects, it is invaluable as a comprehensive guide to architecture in all its different forms.

Title: Chronology of Architecture
Author: ZUKOWSKY JOHN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/11/2019
Price: $55.00
RRP: $55.00
Imprint: Thames & Hudson
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500343562
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Price: $55.00
City Living Apartments Lofts Studios & Townhouses
City Living Apartments Lofts Studios & Townhouses
Title: City Living Apartments Lofts Studios & Townhouses
Author: MOLA FRANCESC ZAMORA
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Price: $70.00
RRP: $70.00
Imprint: Rizzoli Int
ISBN: 9780789332707
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Price: $70.00