Architecture Books

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  1. Contemporary Southern Homes

    Contemporary Southern Homes

    In over 400 full-color images, twenty Southern design professionals with varying architectural styles exhibit their award-winning work, ranging from classical Georgian symmetry to modernist traditions infused with fascinating flair. From Virginia to Arkansas, their work features expansive, open floor plans, walls of glass, and the use of indigenous materials.

  2. Space for Architecture - The Work of O'Donnell+Tuomey

    Space for Architecture: The Work of O'Donnell+Tuomey

    Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey, who both teach at the University College Dublin and lecture internationally, look at the ways in which different geographical, social and political influences have shaped their work and approach to architecture generally. The book is divided in nine sections, each dealing with a different aspect of the practice's concerns. Specific photographic documentation has been produced for the purpose of inclusion in this book, so as to evocatively capture the essence of the practice.

  3. BIM Design - Realising the Creative Potential of Building Information Modelling

    BIM Design: Realising the Creative Potential of Building Information Modelling

    BIM Design: Realising the Creative Potential of Building Information Modelling demonstrates how innovative firms are using BIM technologies to shift design away from the utilitarian problems of construction, engaging them in a new future in the built environment. Highlighting how day-to-day design operations are shaped by the increasingly generative and collaborative aspects of these new tools, BIM Design also looks at how building information modelling strategies are described as operations that can augment design potential not simply make them more efficient.

  4. Hide and Seek - The Architecture of Cabins and Hideouts

    Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hideouts

    Hide and Seek is a contemporary survey of contextual architecture and interior design that channels our desire for escape and tranquility. Whether located in the forest, on the water, or in the mountains; whether light and minimalistic or dark and cozy, the featured cabins, shelters, hide-outs, and sanctuaries exemplify how to create locations that offer calm and balance in our hectic lives.

  5. Shigeru Ban - Humanitarian Architecture

    Shigeru Ban: Humanitarian Architecture

    In 1994, after seeing photographs of the plastic sheets given to Rwandan refugees to live under, Shigeru Ban went to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to propose ideas for better shelters. Since then, Ban has been critically heralded for his innovative approaches to environmentally sound architecture and his devotion to humanitarian efforts in the wake of some of the most devastating natural and man-made disasters. This important volume is the first book-length study to collect, catalogue and examine these works. Essays and discussions of individual projects, drawings in the artist's hand, instruction manuals, diverse photographs and a timeline and map make an essential compendium for the most personal and relevant aspect of Ban's work.

  6. Planetveien 12 - The Korsmo House A Scandinavian Icon

    Planetveien 12: The Korsmo House A Scandinavian Icon

    The Korsmo House, designed by Korsmo couple, is an icon of modern Scandinavian architecture-an experimental house that has been frequently praised and featured in architecture anthologies and magazines. Planetveien 12 discusses the location of this architectural icon, the house's many incarnations, the biographies of the architect.

  7. Permanent Change - Plastics in Architecture and Engineering

    Permanent Change: Plastics in Architecture and Engineering

    As a building material, plastic allows for easily molded and formed shapes, leading to increasingly malleable design processes. Despite being the most deeply engineered building materials today, plastics are still in the nascent stages of understanding in terms of their potential applications and uses. In Permanent Change an interdisciplinary group of architects, historians, theorists, and engineers collectively explore the past, present, and future possibilities of this innovative building material.

  8. What If...? The Architecture and Design of David Rockwell

    What If...? The Architecture and Design of David Rockwell

    Widely admired for his sophistication, creativity and exuberance, David Rockwell is one of the leading architects and designers working today. For over 30 years, he has explored his desire to imagine new worlds, to tell stories and to engage with others. Through immersive imagery and behind-the-scenes details, Rockwell illuminates his unique design process by introducing readers to 35 projects, from initial driving idea through physical realization.

  9. London Buildings - David Walker Architects

    London Buildings: David Walker Architects

    London Buildings focuses on David Walker Architects' particular expertise in large complex urban schemes, making explicit their seemingly simple approach to each project, focusing on its concern for context, use, and detail. The book expands upon a number of notable projects including a new five star hotel Knightsbridge for Bulgari Hotels and Resorts and the redevelopment of Milton Court, a 36-storey structure for Guildhall School of Music and Drama and includes previous projects in the United States, and current work in Russia.

  10. Building for 21st Century Science

    Building for 21st Century Science

    Building for 21st Century Science features six projects by Mitchell | Giurgola Architects, examining how changing pedagogies in science education and research are reflected in the buildings that house them, and revealing the logic and changes developing in this sector by a leading practice in this field.

  11. Material Innovation - Architecture

    Material Innovation: Architecture

    Material Innovation: Architecture features carefully selected buildings that showcase the innovative use of a particular material. The book focuses on specific categories of materials and features an extensive range of projects, from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision to the Ordos Art and City Museum in Mongolia. The materials employed in each project are cross referenced to an extensive illustrated directory featured in the book, and the texts are authoritative yet accessible.

  12. Av 163-164 - Norman Foster In The 21st Century

    Av 163-164: Norman Foster In The 21st Century

    The third AV monograph devoted to the British architect Norman Foster gathers fifty works and projects developed in the 21st century. Produced in close collaboration with the architect, the monograph begins with an extensive essay in which Norman Foster takes stock of this influences, and continues with an article by Luis Fernández-Galiano. Structured in eight thematic groups, the index list includes noteworthy works like the Trafalgar Square Redevelopment in London, the Free University Library in Berlin, Hearst Tower in New York, the Beijing International Airport or Spaceport America in New Mexico, as well as recent projects like Châteaux Margaux in Bordeaux, the new Apple Campus in Cupertino or the recent studies for the construction of lunar settlements.

  13. Arts and Architecture 1945-49

    Arts & Architecture 1945-49

    The complete facsimile of Arts & Architecture, the seminal design magazine that put California Modernism on the map during the 1940s, was published by TASCHEN in 2008 as a limited edition. Arts & Architecture 1945-49 brings together all the covers and the highlights from the first five years of the legendary magazine and is a comprehensive record of mid-century American architecture.

  14. Becoming an Architect

    Becoming an Architect

    Becoming an Architect provides an overview of the educational requirements, design specialties, the job search, registration requirements and the many directions in which a career in architecture can go. The book includes in-depth profiles of architects at varying points in their careers in order to offer real world advice from those already involved in the profession.

  15. The Death of Drawing - Architecture in the Age of Simulation

    The Death of Drawing: Architecture in the Age of Simulation

    The Death of Drawing explores the causes and effects of the epochal shift from drawing to computation as the chief design and communication medium in architecture. Drawing both framed the thinking of architects and organized the design and construction process to place architects at its center. Its displacement by building information modeling (BIM) and computational design recasts both the terms in which architects think and their role in building production.

  16. Michael Wilford - Selected Buildings and Projects 1992-2012

    Michael Wilford: Selected Buildings and Projects 1992-2012

    Michael Wilford: With Michael Wilford and Partners, Wilford Schupp Architekten and Others: Selected Buildings and Projects 1992-2012 looks at the work of one of the most internationally respected British architects working in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The book features well-known projects including The Lowry and British Embassy in Berlin alongside hitherto largely unpublished projects such as the Singapore National Arts Centre and Abando Transport Interchange in Bilbao.

  17. Small Architecture Now!

    Small Architecture Now!

    Whether in Japanese cities, where large sites are hard to come by, or at the frontier between art and architecture, small buildings present many advantages, and push their designers to do more with less. From world-famous names to the freshest new talent, Small Architecture Now! showcases architectural invention on a whole new, small scale.

  18. Mickey Muennig - Dreams and Realizations for a Living Architecture

    Mickey Muennig: Dreams and Realizations for a Living Architecture

    Mickey Muennig: Dreams and Realizations for a Living Architecture is the first monograph featuring the work of architect Mickey Muennig, an important proponent of organic architecture, who designed the renowned Post Ranch Inn, reconstructed Esalen baths, numerous homes, and other spaces. Muennig creates highly individualized structures and spaces that express the dreams and needs of his clients, while complementing the spectacular natural environment. He has designed buildings, most notably in the Big Sur area of California's Central Coast, that blend with their surroundings, incorporate passive energy features, and utilize natural materials in original ways.

  19. Shape of Sound

    Shape of Sound

    Shape of Sound focusses on the work of Victoria Meyers, a Founding Partner of hanrahanMeyers architects. Through the 144 pages of this beautifully illustrated book, Meyers analyses the shape of sound; architecture and sound; form; materiality; the urban soundscape; its politics; aesthetics and social character; reflection; virtuality; sound art and silence.

  20. Model Making - Conceive, Create and Convince

    Model Making: Conceive, Create and Convince

    Model Making: Conceive, Create and Convince is a step-by-step guide about how to create convincing scale models. This book is an essential manual for students of spatial disciplines, such as urban planning, garden and landscape architecture, public space or interior design, and anyone with an interest in model making.

  21. The Alchemy of Galvanizing

    The Alchemy of Galvanizing

    The Alchemy of Galvanizing: Art, architecture and engineering celebrates the creative and technical contribution of galvanizing to contemporary art, architecture and engineering, featuring recent projects by key artists, architects and engineers including Grimshaw's Eden Project, Studio Liebskind's Imperial War Museum - North, and O'Donnell + Tuomey's Lewis Glucksman Gallery in Cork.

  22. The Air from Other Planets - A Brief History of Architecture to Come

    The Air from Other Planets: A Brief History of Architecture to Come

    The Air from Other Planets: A Brief History of Architecture to Come is a speculation into an architecture produced by designing the energy within our environment (electromagnetic, thermodynamic, acoustic, and chemical). This architecture exchanges the walls and shells we have assumed to be the only type of attainable architecture for a range of material energies that develop shapes, aesthetics, organizational systems, and social experiences. In this world, energy emerges as more than the substance that simply fills the interior of a building or reflects off its outer walls. Instead, energy becomes its own enterprise for design innovation: it becomes the architecture itself.

  23. Architecture in Uniform - Designing and Building for the World War II

    Architecture in Uniform: Designing and Building for the World War II

    Architecture in Uniform offers a new perspective on the architectural history of the Second World War, which in previous accounts has most often been viewed as a hiatus between peaceful periods of production. Jean-Louis Cohen contends instead that during the years between the bombings of Guernica in 1937 and of Hiroshima in 1945, specific advances were fundamental to the process of modernization and led to the definitive supremacy of modernism in architecture.

  24. How to Read Houses

    How to Read Houses

    How to Read Houses equips the reader with the visual vocabulary to recognize architectural styles of all types of houses, materials, and parts, while demonstrating these features in a range of architectural styles from a dark wood Tudor to elaborate Arts & Crafts architecture to the purity of the modernist home.

  25. 100 Getaways Around the World

    100 Getaways Around the World

    A compilation of 100 hotels, in countries from Abu Dhabi to Vietnam, the two volumes make it a breeze to choose where to relax next. The gamut runs from dream castles like Villa Feltrinelli on Lake Garda to the glass-fronted hipster chic of Juvet Hotel in Norway; from Mediterranean pensiones with nostalgic flair and moderate rates to the pricey-yet-worthy desert glamour of Amangiri resort in Utah's canyon country.

  26. Our House in the City

    Our House in the City

    Our House in the City is a showcase of the latest strategies from hillside developments and more suburban residential endeavors to experimental high-density rooftop add-ons. The scope of the projects extends from entirely new constructions to thoughtful renovations and additions. Each residence is designed for longevity, adaptability, and the shifting needs of a new generation of homeowners.

  27. Masterclass - Architecture

    Masterclass: Architecture

    Masterclass: Architecture provides an in-depth overview of thirty leading design schools from all over the world that offer a master's degree in architecture.

  28. 3XN Architects

    3XN Architects

    This monograph on 3XN, known for creating architecture in the nexus between science and art, between iconic design and human values, documents 32 projects through photos, critical essays, case studies and interviews.

  29. Women of Steel and Stone

    Women of Steel and Stone

    Women of Steel and Stone showcases the determination, passion, perseverance and achievements of pioneering women in the fields of architecture, engineering and landscape design.

  30. Architecture Now! 9

    Architecture Now! 9

    Architecture Now! 9 includes works in Amsterdam and Inner Mongolia by architects as famous as Zaha Hadid and Jean Nouvel, and those as little known to the general public as Carla Juaçaba from Brazil. Small ephemeral buildings like the BMW Guggenheim Lab by Atelier Bow-Wow are included, as well as houses, movie theaters, fashion boutiques, and even an Opera Village in Burkina Faso.