Architecture Books

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  1. Houses for Aging Socially - Developing Third Place Ecologies

    Houses for Aging Socially: Developing Third Place Ecologies

    Many who now age in place often experience greater social isolation and loss of purpose than residents of nursing homes. What is the shape of housing that accommodates retirement lifestyles for the 85 percent who do not live in the nation's top 50 urban cores yet desire greater cooperative structures of living in low-density housing? The book reworks components of the familiar single-family home to promote new levels of connectivity in neighborhoods once resistant to sharing. The traditional individual porch is rescaled to serve multiple units as a hyper-porch; garage galleries hydridize car parking to become mixed-use neighborhood work and maker spaces; and patio mats o er live-work venues within a compact footprint. All three strategies revitalize neighborhoods through return of informal economies and social networks.

  2. Binning House

    Binning House

    Canada's BC Binning House is arguably the first significant piece of modern residential architecture in Western Canada. Still standing in Western Vancouver as National Historic Site, the house has influenced generations of architects and continues to do so today. While the house is beloved by a select group of architects, academics, and local heritage buffs, its subtle splendours remain largely hidden in wider audience. This book, devoted to this exceptional house, sheds new light on Binning's ingenuity. Orignial photographs and drawings are presented along with writing that analyzes in detail, the architectural character of the house that makes it so special.

  3. Upgrade - Home Extensions, Alterations and Refurbishments

    Upgrade: Home Extensions, Alterations and Refurbishments

    Upgrade explores architectural and design concepts that seek to enhance and repurpose our surroundings. From slight changes to complete renovations, the spectrum of possibilities is vast. Extensions upon a rooftop. Factories turned into relaxing retreats. Wood additions contrast with antique brick exteriors. Through engaging anecdotes and inspiriting images, Upgrade provides vibrant exemplars and enthusiasm for revamping existing spaces.

  4. Re-humanizing Architecture - New Forms of Community, 1950-1970

    Re-humanizing Architecture: New Forms of Community, 1950-1970

    After the Second World War, a divided Europe was much affected by a period of reconstruction. This was influenced by the different political systems in the socialist East and in the capitalist West, the focus was on cohesion in society and its cultural and architectural expression. In parallel to the rapidly progressing industrialization of the building industry, debates on the humanization of the built environment were led on both sides with great intensity. The volume shows how, on the back of existentialism, new monumentality, and socialist realism, quite similar concepts and strategies were developed in order to find answers to questions relating to adequate structures for new forms of community and identity.

  5. Evoking through Design - Contemporary Moods in Architecture

    Evoking through Design: Contemporary Moods in Architecture

    Evoking Through Design: Contemporary Moods in Architecture is visually stunning, featuring built work and speculative projects, which highlight how contemporary practices are using devices such as spatial compositing, surface articulation and novel manipulations of materials in order to constitute spatial conditions radiating in delicate and sophisticated atmospheres.

  6. Offsite Architecture - Constructing the Future

    Offsite Architecture: Constructing the Future

    Architects have been intrigued by prefabricated construction since the early twentieth century. Recent advances in design, engineering and manufacturing processes have led to a significant expansion in the use of pre-assembled components, which are fitted to finished structures on site. Collectively, such processes are becoming known as "offsite construction." A ground-breaking text, Offsite Architecture establishes the current - and future - state of thinking in this field. A range of the most highly regarded thinkers and practitioners from around the globe share their ideas and practical findings on offsite prefabrication, examining theory and practice, opportunities and challenges, successes and failures.

  7. The New Old House - Historic and Modern Architecture Combined

    The New Old House: Historic & Modern Architecture Combined

    The New Old House presents 18 private historic homes, from North America to Europe, and traces the ingenious ways architects have revitalized and refreshed them for a new generation. Most of the renovations occurred in the last decade, but all of the homes have origins reaching back into the past, in some cases hundreds of years. Projects and firms featured include Greenwich House, Allan Greenberg; Longbranch, Jim Olson; Astley Castle, Witherford Watson Mann; Hunsett Mill, Acme; Cotswolds House, Richard Found; plus more than a dozen others. These projects address such timely factors as sustainability, multiculturalism, preservation, and style, and demonstrate the unique beauty and elegance that comes from the interweaving of modernity and history.

  8. Building Community - New Apartment Architecture

    Building Community: New Apartment Architecture

    Cities around the world are growing at unprecedented speed. From Los Angeles to Shanghai, an ever greater proportion of people live in apartments, enjoying the benefits of urban density, superior services, public transportation, and easy access to the city center and countryside. Unfortunately, many apartment buildings lack quality and character, or are ill-suited to today's needs and lifestyles. This is the first survey in many years to explore contemporary apartments not as raw canvases for interior decoration but as a building type of growing significance.

  9. Craft Material Detail - Knox Bhavan

    Craft Material Detail: Knox Bhavan

    Coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of the practice, Craft Material Detail commemorates the innovative architectural firm Knox Bhavan. Included within the publication is an overview of projects that highlight the practice's considered approach to form, sensitivity to the environment, construction expertise, innovative use of materials and high quality of detail and workmanship.

  10. Transparent Architecture

    Transparent Architecture

    Transparent Architecture points to an architecture that seemingly suggests a multiplicity of qualities. Paradoxically, it also illustrates an architecture that reveals itself and its own singular nature clearly. The experimental drawings, texts, and built projects in Transparent Architecture are visual and spatial explorations aiming toward architecture that provokes thought, refines one's abilities to see, and embraces the ongoing confluence and mutability of things.

  11. Shaping Intuition - Architecture and Interior Design by HofmanDujardin

    Shaping Intuition: Architecture and Interior Design by HofmanDujardin

    Shaping Intuition showcases the design philosophy of HofmanDujardin and contains photos, sketches and plans. HofmanDujardin designs inspiring spaces with an astonishing simplicity, always focusing on quality and a personal approach. This book, for the first time, features 25 of their best designs: private homes, interiors and offshore ships.

  12. Identity Architects - Ippolito Fleitz Group

    Identity Architects: Ippolito Fleitz Group

    Over the last decade, Ippolito Fleitz Group has evolved into an international design player with headquarters in Stuttgart and studios in Berlin and Shanghai. Peter Ippolito and Gunter Fleitz are 'Identity Architects,' crafting elaborate designs, unconventional responses and often surprising solutions for their clients. Within its unique process, the firm transforms the most routine job into a real mission. This illuminating publication is the first comprehensive overview of IFG's work, offering an exclusive look at the inner workings of the firm and providing insight into the thought processes of one of today's most progressive interior architecture studios.

  13. eVolo Skyscrapers 3

    eVolo Skyscrapers 3

    The third book in the eVolo's Skyscraper Competition series showcases 150 innovative projects that utilize the latest technological advances, offer sustainable architectural solutions, explore new territories, propose social change, and examine radical urban strategies.

  14. Kunstmuseum Basel - New Building

    Kunstmuseum Basel: New Building

    In 2016, the Kunstmuseum Basel opened its new building, designed by Christ & Gantenbein, increasing its exhibition space by approximately two-thirds. This publication introduces the building in all of its facets for the first time, with texts, layouts and illustrations.

  15. Prototyping for Architects - Real Building for the Next Generation of Digital Designers

    Prototyping for Architects: Real Building for the Next Generation of Digital Designers

    The first overview of how new digital design and fabrication techniques offer new possibilities for prototyping in architecture. Beginning with an introduction charting the rise of prototyping in design history, this cutting-edge volume for students and professionals presents an extensive range of prototyping techniques, followed by a selection of 30 projects by leading contemporary international architects.

  16. Vital Architecture - Tools for Durability

    Vital Architecture: Tools for Durability

    From the Pantheon in Rome to the Zollverein in Essen, "vital architecture" describes buildings with a future value, buildings whose architecture determines and guarantees their lifespan. Vital Architecture focuses on the clients, users, architects and designers of such buildings. Written by Ruurd Roorda and Bas Kegge, the book documents and interprets 20 of these vital buildings with plans, sections, diagrams and photographs by Roel Backaert.

  17. Never Built New York

    Never Built New York

    Following on the success of Never Built Los Angeles, authors Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell now turn their eye to New York City. New York towers among world capitals, but the city we know might have reached even more stellar heights, or burrowed into more destructive depths, had the ideas of its greatest dreamers progressed beyond the drawing board. What is wonderfully grand might easily have been ingloriously grandiose; equally, what is blandly unremarkable might have become delightfully provocative. Nearly 200 proposals spanning 200 years encompass bridges, skyscrapers, master plans, parks, transit schemes, amusements, airports, plans to fill in rivers and extend Manhattan, and much, much more.

  18. Architecture in Wood - A World History

    Architecture in Wood: A World History

    Many of the world's greatest buildings are made of wood, yet it is undervalued or ignored in histories of architecture. However, leading designers around the world are increasingly drawn to it to satisfy social and environmental needs. In this book Will Pryce shows how the wooden heritage of Japan grew from its Buddhist history; how Russia's carpenters determined its iconic domes; how Norway's stave churches contain clues to her pagan past; how Turkic tribes brought the yali from Asia; how the settlers of New England employed a provincial English tradition on the new continent; and how, today, sophisticated architects such as Peter Zumthor and Renzo Piano are inventing an eloquent new wooden architecture.

  19. Art in Architecture - Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

    Art in Architecture: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

    Nestled in a natural ravine in the Ozark hills, and designed by internationally renowned architect Moshe Safdie, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas is an architectural masterpiece. Featuring arched copper roofs and glass-walled bridges over ponds created from the inflow of a natural stream, the museum complements the distinctive landscape of northwest Arkansas. With the addition of a stunning collection of American art masterworks, and extensive grounds comprising 120 acres of native hardwood forest, Crystal Bridges seamlessly blends art, architecture, and nature to create a visitor experience unlike any other. This book tells the story of the creation of Crystal Bridges: from concept and an early napkin sketch to the engineering feats required to construct an art museum of international stature in the path of a natural waterway. Featuring new color photography of the museum's striking architecture paired with quotes from Moshe Safdie, Building Crystal Bridges showcases a fabulous new museum.

  20. Architecture of Bali - A Sourcebook of Traditional and Modern Forms

    Architecture of Bali: A Sourcebook of Traditional and Modern Forms

    Acclaimed landscape and architectural designer Made Wijaya draws on his photographic archives, compiled over the past 30 years, to present a visual study of Balinese architecture: its origins, elements, variations and vagaries. The book opens with an overview of Balinese architecture in its human context - the village. It then looks at the basic elements of local architecture - the walled courtyard and the pavilion. Further chapters examine building materials, the Balinese love of ornamentation and the architectural hybrids resulting from other ethnic influences. Wijaya also examines how Balinese architecture has been incorporated in modern private houses and boutique hotels in Bali. Besides Wijaya's own archival photographs, the book is illustrated with the work of acclaimed artists, photographers and illustrators.

  21. Material Imagination in Architecture

    Material Imagination in Architecture

    Material Imagination in Architecture draws on history and the visual arts, and contemporary architecture to explore this popular theme in architectural practice and education. In the context of a discipline increasingly driven by digital production, this text explores architecture and making and the diverse influences on the material reality of architectural form: it argues that the crafts, fabrication and assemblage of its making remain vital elements of contemporary architectural language.

  22. Cox Rayner Architects - Structure Craft Art Nature

    Cox Rayner Architects: Structure Craft Art Nature

    Cox Rayner Architects: Structure Craft Art Nature offers an insight into the design process and features award-winning projects in Queensland, as well as other states in Australia and further afield in South East Asia, illustrated with lavish full-color photography, detailed plans, and descriptive texts from the firm's principals.

  23. William Krisel's Palm Springs - The Language of Modernism

    William Krisel's Palm Springs: The Language of Modernism

    A pioneer of Midcentury Modernism, Krisel's influence has had an immeasurable impact on Modernist architecture and design. His remarkable career has spanned over fifty years and his built work includes more than 40,000 living units. This monograph features many examples of Krisel's uniquely artistic architectural renderings, archival photographs by renowned photographer Julius Shulman, and recent photos of his custom homes, mass-produced housing, recreational facilities, and commercial projects in and around Palm Springs.

  24. Unseen Midcentury Desert Modern

    Unseen Midcentury Desert Modern

    In Unseen Midcentury Desert Modern, photographer Dan Chavkin showcases dozens of gems of modernist design hidden away in Palm Springs and throughout Coachella Valley. Chavkin's unique photographic vision provides midcentury enthusiasts an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime look at these rare architectural masterpieces.

  25. Cool Contemporary Classic - Archer Humphryes Architects

    Cool Contemporary Classic: Archer Humphryes Architects

    A beautiful and highly-illustrated coffee-table style book, Cool Contemporary Classic showcases and celebrates the work of award-winning, London-based practice, Archer Humphryes Architects, focusing on their exacting expertise in the design of luxury hotels, restaurants, residencies and resorts. The book highlights 26 high-profile, highly-crafted and elegantly-detailed projects - from the Great Northern Hotel, the Chiltern Firehouse and two floors of innovative workspace within The Shard in London, to the Sans Souci Hotel, Vienna, and the beautiful boutique resort The Beach at Koh Samui.

  26. 150 Best of the Best Loft Ideas

    150 Best of the Best Loft Ideas

    Filled with beautiful full-color photographs and detailed illustrations, this book is an irresistible collection profiling 150 of the latest trends in contemporary loft design. It presents 150 stunning lofts constructed and designed by notable architects and designers from around the world.

  27. 50 Architects 50 Buildings - The Buildings That Inspire Architects

    50 Architects 50 Buildings: The Buildings That Inspire Architects

    50 Architects 50 Buildings explore the building that most inspired them and explain how it influenced their own work. Well-known contemporary architects choose the buildings from around the world that have inspired them and made a big impact on their own work. Architectural journalist Pamela Buxton interviewed each of the architects to create these outstanding portraits of the buildings that have influenced modern architecture. This diverse selection is introduced by Twentieth Century Society director Catherine Croft, and illustrated throughout with stunning architectural photography by Gareth Gardner and Edward Tyler. The book features a range of inspirational buildings from housing estates to castles, coal mines to cathedrals.

  28. A Burglar's Guide to the City

    A Burglar's Guide to the City

    A Burglar's Guide to the City explores the relationship between burglary and architecture. With help from numerous sources including FBI agents, reformed burglars, security consultants, and architects, Geoff Manaugh dissects the built environment from both sides of the law.

  29. Dream Treehouses - Extraordinary Designs from Concept to Completion

    Dream Treehouses: Extraordinary Designs from Concept to Completion

    French design company La Cabane Perchée pres­ents 40 extraordinary treehouses designed and built by the acclaimed team. Featuring houses in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Russia, Italy, Spain, and the United States, Dream Treehouses showcases both exterior and interior images of each house. In addition, the book includes watercolor design drawings and descriptions of how each house was envisioned and built.