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  • STUNNING HOUSES
    STUNNING HOUSES
    ISBN: 9783864075445
    Title: STUNNING HOUSES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Whether you are looking for new ideas for planning or building a house on a large budget or just want to let your imagination run wild, this book will show you an impeccable selection of dream homes. This richly illustrated volume shows examples of the most amazing houses designed in recent years. Located in various parts of the world, they are remarkable for their creative design, spectacular dimensions, monumental nature and freedom. They are also noteworthy for their approach to interior structures and layout, as well as the use of the most advanced technology in the construction field, the use of sophisticated materials or their location. However, they have one thing in common, they are fabulous! Colour photographs

    Imprint: KOENEMAN
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • SUPERLIGHT : LIGHTNESS IN CONTEMPORARY HOUSES
    SUPERLIGHT : LIGHTNESS IN CONTEMPORARY HOUSES
    RICHARDSON PHYLLIS
    ISBN: 9780500342961
    Title: SUPERLIGHT : LIGHTNESS IN CONTEMPORARY HOUSES
    Author: RICHARDSON PHYLLIS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    One of the most influential design philosophies of the past 25 years has been Glenn Murcutt's dictum that buildings should touch the earth lightly. In this book, each of the 41 houses is shown through photographs, plans and lucid explanations.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • SUSTAINABLE HOUSE  -  SECOND EDITION
    SUSTAINABLE HOUSE - SECOND EDITION
    MOBBS MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9781920705527
    Title: SUSTAINABLE HOUSE - SECOND EDITION
    Author: MOBBS MICHAEL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Whether youre planning to build or renovate, whether you live in an apartment or a house, Sustainable House is the essential guide to help you achieve an environmentally friendly home. It includes advice on converting your kitchen, bathroom, water supply, energy, waste system and garden, as well as tips for working with councils, builders and engineers, and the costs and benefits associated with making your home sustainable. First published in 1998, this long-awaited second edition covers the revolutions that have since occurred in sustainable housing, and, critically, includes the authors assessment on technologies and materials used in his own ground-breaking Sustainable House 14 years after installation. Michael Mobbs tells you what pitfalls to look out for and how to choose the best systems, products and suppliers. For the first time we can see what happens in a sustainable house after 14 years of use. Did the solar panels last? Is rainwater in the city safe to drink? How has the garden handled over one million litres of treated sewage?

    Imprint: CHOICE BOOKS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • TAILORED INTERIOR
    TAILORED INTERIOR
    NATALE GREG
    ISBN: 9781742708263
    Title: TAILORED INTERIOR
    Author: NATALE GREG
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Multi award-winning interior designer Greg Natale is renowned for doing things differently - his is a bold, fresh and modern Antipodean style that brings the best of classic interiors into the 21st century.

    His bold signature style juxtaposes clean lines with repeating geometric patterns, unadorned walls with highly embellished feature pieces, empty space with vivid splashes of color. At once contemporary, restrained, sophisticated and playful, Greg's spectacular interiors integrate architecture, design and decoration to create visually breathtaking masterpieces.
    In this stunning, photographic collection, Greg guides us through finding the perfect hook, building a concept from the ground up, layering different elements for cohesion, embracing empty space, using colour and pattern to add the magical finishing touches, and giving an interior space that elusive je ne sais quoi.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $69.95

    Price: $69.95
  • THIS IS GAUDI
    THIS IS GAUDI
    CLAYPOOL MOLLIE
    ISBN: 9781780679082
    Title: THIS IS GAUDI
    Author: CLAYPOOL MOLLIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Antoni Gaudi has a reputation as monastic, mad and hermetic. But the architect of many of the buildings that define Barcelona's cityscape was no mad eccentric. He was a genius inspired by his faith in nature and the divine. Picking up the same strands of eclecticism and art nouveau current in fin de siecle European architecture, he transformed them into an idiom unique to himself and Barcelona to create a series of buildings as revolutionary in their engineering as they were astonishing for their spaces. For Gaudi his work was his life, and this book reveals the exuberant world and groundbreaking work of this unique figure in the history of modern architecture.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • THIS IS HOME : The Art of Simple Living
    THIS IS HOME : The Art of Simple Living
    WALTON NATALIE
    ISBN: 9781743793459
    Title: THIS IS HOME : The Art of Simple Living
    Author: WALTON NATALIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This Is Home is about simple living – how to focus on our values to create authentic homes full of meaning and joy. Natalie Walton steps inside fifteen homes across the world to meet the people who made them, and discover whether there is some universality to what makes us happy in the spaces we inhabit.

    Filled with beautiful photography, transporting stories and practical advice, This Is Home reminds and inspires us to nurture the space that helps make our lives possible.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • THIS IS POLLOCK
    THIS IS POLLOCK
    INGRAM CATHERINE
    ISBN: 9781780673462
    Title: THIS IS POLLOCK
    Author: INGRAM CATHERINE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This book traces Pollock's career and discusses how his loose, individual style was used as a political weapon in the Cold War, representing America as the free, democratic nation. Illustrations simplify the theory and reveal the hidden meaning behind the mesh of painted lines.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • TINY HOMES : MAXIMUM STYLE
    TINY HOMES : MAXIMUM STYLE
    ABASCAL MACARENA
    ISBN: 9788494483097
    Title: TINY HOMES : MAXIMUM STYLE
    Author: ABASCAL MACARENA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    The construction of small houses is increasing. It is an accessible option, adaptable to any environment, eliminating unnecessary elements to include only basic functions without renouncing comfort.

    Through the pages of this book, we travel to countries across the world to discover a little bit about ways of life in those countries and how this is reflected in architecture. Mountain houses, city houses or on the coast, in many different styles, but all with a common bond; careful construction and well thought out aesthetics to optimise space whilst respecting the environment and integrating the house into its surroundings.

    Imprint: LOFT PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • TRANS EUROPE EXPRESS : Tours of a Lost Continent
    TRANS EUROPE EXPRESS : Tours of a Lost Continent
    HATHERLEY OWEN
    ISBN: 9780141988320
    Title: TRANS EUROPE EXPRESS : Tours of a Lost Continent
    Author: HATHERLEY OWEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: JUNE 2018 NEW RELEASE

    A searching, timely account of the condition of contemporary Europe, told through the landscapes of its cities.

    Over the past twenty years European cities have become the envy of the world: a Kraftwerk Utopia of historic centres, supermodernist concert halls, imaginative public spaces and futuristic egalitarian housing estates which, interconnected by high-speed trains traversing open borders, have a combination of order and pleasure which is exceptionally unusual elsewhere.

    In Trans-Europe Express, Owen Hatherley sets out to explore the European city across the entire continent, from Dniepropetrovsk to Madrid, Edirne to Reykjavik, and to see what exactly makes it so different to the Anglo-Saxon norm - the unplanned, car-centred, developer-oriented spaces common to the US, Ireland, UK and Australia. He also discovers another EU, where rail systems can't function, nationalism is on the rise, retail parks and tourists engulf cities and the deregulated public sphere rivals anything in Brexit Britain. And that's just the part of the continent allowed in the club, which resembles nothing so much as a rebranding of something much older: Christendom. Attempting to define the European city, Hatherley finds a continent divided both within the EU and outside it: the difference between Chisinau and Stockholm is so vast that it makes little sense to call them both European capitals.

    Trans-Europe Express is a striking picture of a continent that has managed to create urban environments more pleasant, comfortable and attractive than any created anywhere else in human history, and which is now in profound crisis.


    Imprint: ALLEN LANE
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • TRANSPARENT ARCHITECTURE
    TRANSPARENT ARCHITECTURE
    GILBERT GORDON
    ISBN: 9781939621450
    Title: TRANSPARENT ARCHITECTURE
    Author: GILBERT GORDON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    First used in the 15th century, the word transparent has origins in the Medieval Latin - transparere, meaning to show through. Its original Latin derivation is trans + parere, meaning to show oneself.

    The projects in this book point to an architecture that seemingly suggests a multiplicity of qualities. Paradoxically, it is also an architecture that reveals itself and its own singular nature clearly.

    The structures themselves display their own material and organisational logic, yet they are also able to function as containers for thought, moods, and memories. The inhabitant then moves through and interacts, in a live and changing world. Activities happen all at once, in a seamless whole, in a simultaneity of experience. This is an architecture of natural processes in the revealed landscape, entropic and vital, where the normal boundaries and usual edges do not hold.

    The experimental drawings, texts, and built projects in 'Transparent Architecture' are visual and spatial explorations. They aim toward architecture that provokes thought, refines one's abilities to see, and embraces the ongoing confluence and mutability of things.

    Imprint: PERIBO
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • TWENTY HOUSES BY TWENTY ARCHITECTS
    TWENTY HOUSES BY TWENTY ARCHITECTS
    DAGUERRE MERCEDES
    ISBN: 9781780750088
    Title: TWENTY HOUSES BY TWENTY ARCHITECTS
    Author: DAGUERRE MERCEDES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Critic and historian Mercedes Daguerre presents 20 innovative houses by 20 leading contemporary architects and explores how domestic architecture has responded to the changing nature of family life. Featured architects include established stars such as Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, Tadao Ando of Japan and Glenn Murcutt of Australia as well as a number of emerging practices. Case study houses are drawn from all over the world and span a diverse range of geographical settings from inner city Manhattan to the sand dunes of Victoria in Australia.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $39.95

    Price: $39.95
  • TWENTY ONE AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTS - BREAKING NEW GROUND
    TWENTY ONE AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTS - BREAKING NEW GROUND
    MCCARTNEY KAREN
    ISBN: 9781742459820
    Title: TWENTY ONE AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTS - BREAKING NEW GROUND
    Author: MCCARTNEY KAREN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Australian Architects are designing some of the most innovative residential homes in the world. To celebrate this incredible Australian talent Belle has teamed up with acclaimed architectural and design editor Karen McCartney - author of the popular Iconic Australian Houses series and Superhouse to present Twenty-one Australian Architects, Breaking New Ground. The stylish cloth bound tome takes a comprehensive look at 21 Australian architectural practices that are leading the way today. The fabulously photographed volume is an exciting design journey which introduces readers to the cutting-edge architects currently working in Australia and discusses their design philosophy and inspiration alongside examples of their work. Projects from the likes of John Wardle, William Smart, Kennedy Nolan, Matt Gibson, Hannah Tribe, Rob Mills , Clare Cousins, and many more are sure to inspire.

    Imprint: RANDOM HOUSE
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • UNDER THE EDGE : THE ARCHITECTURE OF PETER STUTCHBURY
    UNDER THE EDGE : THE ARCHITECTURE OF PETER STUTCHBURY
    MCEOIN EWAN
    ISBN: 9780500500699
    Title: UNDER THE EDGE : THE ARCHITECTURE OF PETER STUTCHBURY
    Author: MCEOIN EWAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Peter Stutchbury's award-winning architecture continues to stimulate a new and increasing awareness of the potential for designing with the Australian landscape and its environment. This book deals with of all his works and his working studio.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $95.00

    Price: $95.00
  • URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE
    URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE
    GRAU DIETER [ED]
    ISBN: 9781864706307
    Title: URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE
    Author: GRAU DIETER [ED]
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Urban environmental landscaping is a very important component of the city, it can not only add to the aesthetic feeling of the city, but also have the effect on keeping the connection and relationship between humans and nature. This book selects a vast range of excellent urban landscape design projects from all over the world, and presents these masterpieces in four categories: public park design, public plaza design, waterfront public open space design and urban street design.

    Imprint: IMAGES PUBLISHERS
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • URBAN SANCTUARY
    URBAN SANCTUARY
    JOHNSON ANNA / BLACK RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781760760120
    Title: URBAN SANCTUARY
    Author: JOHNSON ANNA / BLACK RICHARD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: October 2018 New Release


    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $70.00
    Price: $70.00
  • URGENT ARCHITECTURE : 40 SUSTAINABLE HOUSING SOLUTIONS FOR A CHANGING WORLD
    URGENT ARCHITECTURE : 40 SUSTAINABLE HOUSING SOLUTIONS FOR A CHANGING WORLD
    MEINHOLD BRIDGETTE
    ISBN: 9780393733587
    Title: URGENT ARCHITECTURE : 40 SUSTAINABLE HOUSING SOLUTIONS FOR A CHANGING WORLD
    Author: MEINHOLD BRIDGETTE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    How can we adequately provide housing when disaster strikes, whether that disaster is weather related, like hurricanes, floods and droughts, happens in a matter of minutes from an earthquake or tsunami, through a slow process like rising sea levels, or is the result of civil disorder or poverty? There is an urgent need for safe, sustainable housing designs that are cheap to build, environmentally friendly and hardy enough to withstand severe environmental conditions. Not only is there climate change to contend with, but there are millions of people, right now, who do not have safe or adequate housing. In Urgent

    Architecture Bridgette Meinhold showcases 40 successful emergency and long-term housing projects from repurposed shipping containers to sandbag homes. She surveys successful structures as well as highlighting promising projects that are still being developed. Every one is quickly deployable, affordable and sustainable. This book is an essential resource for those who are interested in green building, sustainable design, eco-friendly materials, affordable housing, material reuse and humanitarian relief.

    Imprint: NORTON
    RRP: $70.99

    Price: $70.99
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