Architecture Books

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    Berthold Lubetkin

    Berthold Lubetkin: Architecture and the Tradition of Progress is the definitive account of the life and works of Berthold Lubetkin, Britains leading Modernist architect. This book offers an updated and comprehensive study, including never before published color illustrations.

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    Fire Island Modernist

    As the 1960s became The Sixties, architect Horace Gifford executed a remarkable series of beach houses that transformed the terrain and culture of New York's Fire Island. Blending cultural and architectural history, Fire Island Modernist ponders a fascinating era through an overlooked architect whose life, work and colorful milieu trace the operatic arc of a lost generation, and still resonate with artistic and historical import.

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    Reconnecting Cultures: The Architecture of Rocco Design

    Reconnecting Cultures considers Rocco Design Architects' approach to the different contexts in which the practice works, by showcasing projects developed both in mainland China and Hong Kong, where different aesthetic and architectural strategies are employed to respond to disparate cultural and physical landscapes.

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    Shelton, Mindel & Associates: Architecture and Design

    Whether designing Sting's London townhouse, the Ralph Lauren corporate headquarters, or the interior of a Gulfstream V, Shelton, Mindel & Associates apply their passion for creating unified environments. Experience the architecture and interior design of some of the firm's most important residential projects in this stunning, self-titled book, the first ever devoted to the award-winning firm.

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    Urgent Architecture: 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World

    Urgent Architecture showcases 40 successful emergency and long-term housing projects-from repurposed shipping containers to sandbag homes. Bridgette Meinhold surveys successful structures as well as highlighting promising projects that are still being developed. Every one is quickly deployable, affordable, and sustainable.

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    Whitewash utilizes the whitest whites, the blackest blacks, and the modern and stark architecture of an idealized future that never arrived to tell the visual story of LA's uniquely conflicted soul.

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    Place and Occasion: Montgomery Sisam Architects

    Beautifully illustrated with full-colour photographs alongside drawings, plans and supporting texts by David Sisam, Beth Kapusta, Bruce Kuwabara, Ken Greenberg and Nick Drake, Place and Occasion: Montgomery Sisam Architects is the first comprehensive examination of the work of this important Canadian practice.

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    Star Commercial Spaces

    Star Commercial Spaces is a complete catalog of some of the world's most innovative contemporary commercial spaces. Featuring the work of renowned architects and interior designers, this comprehensive volume features full-color illustrations, floor plans, aerial plans, and vivid photographs of the most inviting, daring, and chic establishments around the globe.

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    Founded in 1953 as Ryder and Yates and now known simply as Ryder, this multi-award winning studio has grown to become one of the largest in the United Kingdom. A varied output of buildings for education, healthcare, interior design, research and manufacturing, residential, and retail and leisure over a period of 50 years has ensured Ryder's position as the North East's leading architectural practice. This new monograph provides a comprehensive critique of Ryder's work.

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    James Stirling: Revisionary Modernist

    James Stirling: Revisionary Modernist is the first in-depth, book-length analysis of the architect's work. Amanda Reeser Lawrence focuses on six of Stirling's projects from the early 1950s through the late 1970s, offering detailed formal analysis of the buildings and drawings while also mapping his relationship to a broader architectural and cultural context.

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    Brinkman & Van der Vlugt Architects

    Brinkman & Van der Vlugt is best known for the Van Nelle factory in Rotterdam and the standard Dutch telephone box. The book offers a complete retrospective of the two architects, accompanied by commentary from Joris Molenaar, who has restored several of the firm's buildings.

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    Architectural Guide Japan

    Architectural Guide Japan introduces over 700 of the most prominent examples, while outlining its development since the mid-19th century until the present in a concise historical essay. All texts and the individual entries are illustrated with about 750 color photos. Detailed information about each entry is enhanced by geo-data in the form of QR codes.

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    Architectural Guide Helsinki

    Architectural Guide Helsinki is a pocket-size companion featuring well-researched background on modern architecture of Helsinki. Detailed maps and QR codes with geographic coordinates help travellers find precisely the building they are looking for.

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    Architectural and Program Diagrams 2

    Architectural and Program Diagrams 2 offers an almost infinite plentitude of ideas and possible solutions for everything to do with planning and construction.

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    LOFT P: Tracing the Architecture of the Loft

    In Loft P Per-Johan and Caroline Dahl draw from their research and practice in architecture and urbanism to extract the spatial typology of the loft. Departuring from the synchronized celebration and critique of Modernism, which spurred the emergence of loft architecture in Lower Manhattan during the 1950s and '60s, the book deploys the design and construction of Loft P in Malmo, Sweden, to extrapolate the architectural significance of the loft.

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    Carscapes relates the history of the car's impact on the physical environment of England from its early beginnings to the modern motorway network, focusing especially on its architectural influence. The authors offer a detailed look at the litany of structures designed specifically to accommodate cars: garages, gas stations, car parks, factories, and showrooms.

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    Oscar Niemeyer

    A technical pioneer and one of the 20th century's most important architects, Niemeyer has designed close to 700 realized and unrealized buildings and, most notably, was the architect for the principal monuments in Brasilia, his homeland's futuristic capital city and his undisputed major masterpiece. The book features images, including photographs, sketches, drawings, and floor plans introductory essays exploring the architect's life and work, touching on family and background as well as collaborations with other architects.

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    Best of Austria: Architecture 2010-11

    In its biennially published collection Best of Austria, the Vienna Centre of Architecture presents award-winning buildings by Austrian architects and projects by foreign architects constructed in Austria.

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    Phase: The Architecture Of Jakob+MacFarlane

    Based in Paris, the office of Jakob+MacFarlane is recognised for its investigation of digital technology, both as a conceptual consideration and as a means of fabrication, using new materials to create a more flexible and responsive environment. This comprehensive monograph divides the office s work into four broad categories topological growth, reversible envelopes, critical hybrids, dynamic involutions elaborated in detail with fifteen notable projects.

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    Rock the Shack

    Rock the Shack: The Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-Outs is a survey of contemporary refuges from around the world - from basic to luxury. The book features a compelling range of sparingly to intricately furnished cabins, cottages, second homes, tree houses, transformations, shelters, and cocoons.

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    New Nordic Architecture & Identity

    New Nordic Architecture & Identity offers a critical exploration of the current global interest in Nordic-ness, attempting to determine whether certain special "Nordic" features recur in architecture, and whether this involves a fundamental formal idiom that is regularly reinterpreted.

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    Dutch Architecture in 250 Highlights

    Drawing from the collection of the Netherlands Architecture Institute, Dutch Architecture in 250 Highlights celebrates the collection's centenary with this portrait of the rich and varied architectural history of the Netherlands.

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    An Open Mind: The Work of Hudson Architects

    Hudson Architects was initially known for contemporary one-off houses, which in many ways defined its early public persona. This book, the first comprehensive monograph of Hudson Architects, illustrates how, unafraid to challenge established ways of working, the practice has developed a diverse and complex portfolio across a range of sectors.

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    Micro-Architecture: Minimum Dwelling Spaces

    From the foldable home to blow-up shelters, a daring spirit pervades each project in this collection. Award-winning architects from around the globe have contributed their finest work in portable architecture: imaginative and provocative, the results push the envelope of what we think of as "architecture."

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    Helmut Jahn: Process Progress

    Process Progress features Helmut Jahn's career from its beginning until today through the lens of his drawings. This book is an expansive exhibition catalogue featuring well known Chicago landmarks such as the James R. Thompson Center and the Xerox Tower.

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    Japan House

    A dense, double-volume compendium of homes by Japanese architects, this fascinating publication profiles more than 50 diverse residential projects by 29 architects and offices.

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    Megastructure Schiphol: Design in Spectacular Simplicity

    Megastructure Schipol looks at the history of Schipol: its metamorphoses over the years; its function as a model for other airports; and its unique accommodation of the surrounding metropolis, in terms of economics, infrastructure, design and image-making.

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    Living adopts an anthropological perspective on contemporary models of dwelling, moving freely across disciplines and undertaking several case studies to look at architectural works alongside art works and installations. Living demonstrates the extraordinary variety of contemporary living circumstances, from tiny homes for individuals to large-scale collective habitats; from tree houses to community centers; from small apartments to massive market halls.

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    Le Corbusier's Pavilion for Zurich

    Le Corbusier's Pavilion for Zurich uses numerous handwritten documents, drawings, and papers to trace the history of Le Corbusier's last built work.