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  • ARCHITECTS HOUSES : TWENTY AUSTRALIAN HOMES
    ARCHITECTS HOUSES : TWENTY AUSTRALIAN HOMES
    CRAFTI STEPHEN
    ISBN: 9781743360538
    Title: ARCHITECTS HOUSES : TWENTY AUSTRALIAN HOMES
    Author: CRAFTI STEPHEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Architects' Houses offers an insight into how contemporary architects live in the homes they have designed specifically for themselves and their family: from warehouses to apartments, from an entirely new build to a substantial renovation.

    In the absence of a 'client' and a formal brief, architects can be truly adventurous, exploring groundbreaking, unconventional ideas and materials in designing their own houses. In this lavishly photographed book, Crafti looks at the fascinating details of the process involved, as much as the end result.

    What were the challenges, the hardships and the problems faced? Did ideas have to be modified to suit the budget? Were there compromises along the way? What discoveries were made?

    Architects' Houses also explores the things that didn't quite go to plan. Their insights and journeys will appeal to those looking for fresh ideas that go beyond the traditional offerings by architects.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $79.99

    Price: $79.99
  • ARCHITECTURE : THE WHOLE STORY
    ARCHITECTURE : THE WHOLE STORY
    ROGERS RICHARD
    ISBN: 9780500291481
    Title: ARCHITECTURE : THE WHOLE STORY
    Author: ROGERS RICHARD
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Drawing its examples from all around the globe, this title offers an account of the architects, plans, designs and constructions that over the centuries have most engaged our minds, inspired our imaginations and raised our spirits.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • ARCHITECTURE 101 : FROM FRANK GEHRY TO ZIGGURATS
    ARCHITECTURE 101 : FROM FRANK GEHRY TO ZIGGURATS
    BRIDGE NICOLE
    ISBN: 9781440590078
    Title: ARCHITECTURE 101 : FROM FRANK GEHRY TO ZIGGURATS
    Author: BRIDGE NICOLE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    'Architecture 101' offers readers an exciting look into the history of buildings. Too often textbooks turn the noteworthy details of architecture into tedious discourse, but this easy-to-read guide cuts out the boring explanations and instead provides readers with a hands-on lesson on designing and constructing structures. Featuring only the most important facts, building styles, and architects, readers will enjoy exploring the remarkable world of architecture with this book. Inside, they'll also find fascinating elements like: Illustrations of popular building styles, such as Georgian and Greek Revival Illustrations of the essential parts of different buildings Unique profiles of the most inspirational figures in architecture From Antoni Gaudi and Frank Lloyd Wright to the Stone Henge and the Empire State Building, Architecture 101 is packed with hundreds of entertaining architecture tidbits that readers can't get anywhere else! AUTHOR: Nicole Bridge is a freelance writer and editor.

    Imprint: ADAMS MEDIA CORPORATION
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ARCHITECTURE TODAY : HOUSES
    ARCHITECTURE TODAY : HOUSES
    GUTIERREZ MANEL
    ISBN: 9788499369716
    Title: ARCHITECTURE TODAY : HOUSES
    Author: GUTIERREZ MANEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: AUGUST 2017 NEW RELEASE

    An illustrated celebration of the work of forty contemporary architecture studios from around the world which specialise in house designs guided by different factors, with commentaries by the architects themselves. The result is a rich variety of architectural ideas and design solutions. Some celebrated influential architects are featured, alongside emerging talents. They have offices spread out across the world, promoting their ideals and visions, and creating works that have the power of suggestion and that inspire emotion. The participating architects - through some of their most notable works - offer their own theories, technical innovations and design contributions to the built environment. Each architect, in his or her particular way, thrives to offer design solutions that lead to society's progress and well-being. Architecture Today: Houses is a compilation of a rich variety of house designs influenced by different factors. For a truly faithful presentation of the projects, the architects themselves explain their work in their own words.

    Imprint: LOFT PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • ARCHITECTURE TODAY : LANDSCAPE
    ARCHITECTURE TODAY : LANDSCAPE
    ANDREU DAVID
    ISBN: 9788499369617
    Title: ARCHITECTURE TODAY : LANDSCAPE
    Author: ANDREU DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: AUGUST 2017 NEW RELEASE

    A beautiful large-scale book that showcases a complete and diverse range of landscapes created internationally in the last five years. This thorough collection of in-depth case studies incorporates every type of landscape design project possible, from those at private homes and offices to large-scale government-sponsored installations. More than 600 full-colour photographs, technical drawings and plans of more than 100 magnificent works by thirty of the most notable international architects are included in this valuable resource for landscape designers and architects.

    Imprint: LOFT PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • ARCHITECTURE VISIONARIES
    ARCHITECTURE VISIONARIES
    WESTON RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781780675725
    Title: ARCHITECTURE VISIONARIES
    Author: WESTON RICHARD
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Featuring 75 of the world’s most influential architects, this book presents the story of 20th-century architecture through the fascinating personal stories and significant works that have shaped the field. Arranged in a broadly chronological order, the book gives the reader a sense of the impact that inventive individuals have had on the development of architecture and our built environment. Key dates in the architects’ careers are listed in timeline features, thereby allowing the author freedom to move beyond wellknown biographies to analyze the buildings and map out the exciting visions behind them. With insightful text describing carefully selected examples, this is a dynamic and unique guide to the architects whose visions have created the buildings around us.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • ARCHITECTURES ODD COUPLE : FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND PHILIP JOHNSON
    ARCHITECTURES ODD COUPLE : FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND PHILIP JOHNSON
    HOWARD HUGH
    ISBN: 9781620403754
    Title: ARCHITECTURES ODD COUPLE : FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND PHILIP JOHNSON
    Author: HOWARD HUGH
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: JULY 2016 NEW RELEASE

    A vibrant dual portrait that chronicles the lives of and volatile relationship between the two most iconic figures in American architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson.


    In architectural terms, the twentieth century can be largely summed up with two names: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. Wright (1867-1959) began it with his romantic prairie style; Johnson (1906-2005) brought down the curtain with his spare postmodernist experiments. Between them, they built some of the most admired and discussed buildings in American history.

    Differing radically in their views on architecture, Wright and Johnson shared a restless creativity, enormous charisma, and an outspokenness that made each man irresistible to the media. Often publicly at odds, they were the twentieth century's flint and steel; their repeated encounters consistently set off sparks. Yet as acclaimed historian Hugh Howard shows, their rivalry was also a fruitful artistic conversation, one that yielded new directions for both men. It was not despite but rather because of their contentious--and not always admiring--relationship that they were able so powerfully to influence history.

    In Architecture's Odd Couple, Howard deftly traces the historical threads connecting the two men and offers readers a distinct perspective on the era they so enlivened with their designs. Featuring many of the structures that defined modern space--from Fallingwater to the Guggenheim, from the Glass House to the Seagram Building--this book presents an arresting portrait of modern architecture's odd couple and how they shaped the American landscape by shaping each other.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
  • ART OF THE AIRPORT : The World's Most Beautiful Terminals
    ART OF THE AIRPORT : The World's Most Beautiful Terminals
    GUTZMER ALEXANDER
    ISBN: 9780711238411
    Title: ART OF THE AIRPORT : The World's Most Beautiful Terminals
    Author: GUTZMER ALEXANDER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    For most of us, the experience of being in an airport is to be endured rather than appreciated, with little thought for the quality of the architecture. No matter how hard even the world's best architects have tried, it is difficult to make a beautiful airport...And yet such places do exist. Cathedrals of the jet age that offer something of the transcendence of flight even in an era of mass travel and budget fares. Here are twenty-one of the most beautiful airports in the world.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • BAMBOO
    BAMBOO
    ISBN: 9783864073656
    Title: BAMBOO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Bamboo is also known as "vegetable steel" due to its strength and extreme lightness. Craftsmen, architects, engineers, designers and distributors from around the world have collaborated in this selection of fifty constructions and over sixty product designs. All are made from this natural material that enables a new form of sustainable construction and boasts many advantages: as light and durable as carbon fibre, made of resistant fibres, and during its growth bamboo absorbs massive amounts of CO2 while releasing 35% more oxygen than other similarly-sized trees. Colour illustrations

    Imprint: FRENCHMAN KOLON
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • BEST OF GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIA
    BEST OF GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIA
    ISBN: 9781742458755
    Title: BEST OF GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Best of Grand Designs Australia is a selection of inspiring homes from Australia’s best loved home design show, showcasing some of the most innovative and inspirational homes to feature through series 1-5.

    Featuring 27 homes from all corners of the continent, the book includes 6 homes from New South Wales, 2 homes from Tasmania, 5 in Queensland, 9 from Victoria, 4 from South Australia and 1 in WA. Broken into three categories – coastal, urban and country – the book goes into the inspiration behind each design with large photography to showcase intricate detail, from the architecturally designed exteriors to stunning interiors that make these some of Australia’s most jaw-dropping homes.

    Highlights include Brisbane’s storage container home, made entirely from shipping containers; Port Melbourne’s ‘Urban Green’ with water-tank exterior and overhanging Babylon-style garden, and a $6m+ Adelaide mansion where money was no object to the owner’s desires.

    Imprint: RANDOM HOUSE
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • BOHEMIAN MODERN : IMAGINATIVE AND AFFORDABLE IDEAS FOR A CREATIVE AND BEAUTIFUL HOME
    BOHEMIAN MODERN : IMAGINATIVE AND AFFORDABLE IDEAS FOR A CREATIVE AND BEAUTIFUL HOME
    HENSON EMILY
    ISBN: 9781849756228
    Title: BOHEMIAN MODERN : IMAGINATIVE AND AFFORDABLE IDEAS FOR A CREATIVE AND BEAUTIFUL HOME
    Author: HENSON EMILY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Bohemian Modern home is a place where creativity, individuality, and a wild mix of colour and pattern meet in a modern environment. Whitewashed walls and polished concrete floors are brought to life by vibrant Moroccan rugs and wall hangings; a cosy chair made from wicker suspended from the ceiling, and a veritable jungle of house plants - clustered in pots, hanging from the ceiling or even growing on the walls.

    The style certainly gives a nod to '70s chic, with its use of shagpile rugs, Swiss cheese plants, and macrame, but it stands firmly in the present day by boldly contrasting those elements with sleek modern art on the walls and polished concrete worksurfaces.

    Emily Henson starts by taking a look at the different facets of the look: pattern and colour, textiles, handmade pieces, living with houseplants, and collections and display. She also offers up styling tricks to use at home and ideas for recycling and reuse. Next, a series of case studies take a closer look at freespirited and creative homes and the people who live in them. From a restored barn on the coast of Morocco to a former parking garage in the Netherlands that's been converted into a flexible family live/work space, Emily shows that any home can have Bohemian Modern style.

    Imprint: RYLAND PETERS & SMALL
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • BRICK
    BRICK
    HALL WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780714868813
    Title: BRICK
    Author: HALL WILLIAM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: MARCH 2015 NEW RELEASE

    This book is a celebration of brick: collating fascinating and beautiful images of brick structures from the ancient remains of Tepe Sialk ziggurat in Iran, dating from 3,000 BC to the functional solidity of Battersea and Bankside power stations in London, Brick will engage anyone interested in architecture and encourage them to think about the sculptural qualities of buildings. Familiar 20th century icons by Mies van der Rohe and Louis Kahn are featured alongside vernacular structures such as the conical grain silos of central Mexico, the sublime Bagan Temples in Myanmar and the world-famous Great Wall of China.



    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $59.95
    Price: $59.95
  • BUILDING COMMUNITY : New Apartment Architecture
    BUILDING COMMUNITY : New Apartment Architecture
    WEBB MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9780500343302
    Title: BUILDING COMMUNITY : New Apartment Architecture
    Author: WEBB MICHAEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A survey that explores contemporary apartments not as raw canvases for interior decoration but as a building type of growing significance. It features 38 recent and ongoing projects, designed by leading international studios and rising talents. Each project is considered for the way in which it enriches the lives of residents and the city.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $80.00

    Price: $80.00
  • CABIN PORN : INSPIRATION FOR YOUR QUIET PLACE SOMEWHERE
    CABIN PORN : INSPIRATION FOR YOUR QUIET PLACE SOMEWHERE
    KLEIN ZACH
    ISBN: 9780141982144
    Title: CABIN PORN : INSPIRATION FOR YOUR QUIET PLACE SOMEWHERE
    Author: KLEIN ZACH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York, Cabin Porn began as a scrapbook to collect inspiration for their building projects. It has since grown into a collection of photos of the most remarkable handmade homes in breath-taking landscapes from all over the world, and has attracted a dedicated, obsessive following. In this book the creators of Cabin Porn go further into its most alluring images, with more interior photography and the stories behind some of these unusual and inspiring homes. With their idyllic settings, unique architecture and cozy interiors, the Cabin Porn photographs, are an invitation to step away from our online lives, slow down, take a deep breath, and feel the beauty and serenity that nature and simplicity can create.

    Imprint: PARTICULAR BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • CONCRETE
    CONCRETE
    KOREN LEONARD
    ISBN: 9780714863542
    Title: CONCRETE
    Author: KOREN LEONARD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This book is a celebration of concrete: collating fascinating and beautiful images of concrete structures from the breathtaking New York Guggenheim to coldly functional aircraft hangars, Concrete will engage anyone interested in architecture and encourage them to think about the sculptural qualities of buildings. Familiar icons by Le Corbusier and Tadao Ando are featured alongside vernacular structures such as petrol stations, vast power plants and London Zoo s famous penguin pool.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $59.95

    Price: $59.95
  • CONCRETE CONCEPT
    CONCRETE CONCEPT
    BEANLAND CHRISTOPHER
    ISBN: 9780711237643
    Title: CONCRETE CONCEPT
    Author: BEANLAND CHRISTOPHER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Featuring 50 existing international examples (built between the 1950s to 1970s), it skips from one country to the next to illustrate why concrete buildings grew to become both the most hotly contested and fashionable architectural style in history. Building descriptions cover key details about the building as well as a context for its original use, public reception and current status.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
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