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  • ADAPTIVE RE USE FOR LIVING : When a Factory Becomes a Home:
    ADAPTIVE RE USE FOR LIVING : When a Factory Becomes a Home:
    VAN UFFELEN CHRIS
    ISBN: 9783037682401
    Title: ADAPTIVE RE USE FOR LIVING : When a Factory Becomes a Home:
    Author: VAN UFFELEN CHRIS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: December 2018 New Release

    Housing shortages and building dereliction are fundamental challenges, concerning also the current architectural landscape. That these problems can be overcome by addressing them together has been proven by the increasingly successful reactivation and conversion of existing real estate in both urban and rural contexts. Real-world examples show that these measures can also make sense economically and from an urban planning perspective. In this way, the most extraordinary living spaces are created from old silos or depreciated office buildings, vacant churches, former station buildings or obsolete infrastructure buildings with the creative appropriation of the existing substance. The careful and respectful handling of the building fabric is as important in this process as the creative extension of the existing structures. This volume shows the exciting variety of reuse possibilities and provides new insights into and perspectives on a highly topical subject.

    Imprint: BRAUN
    RRP: $75.00

    Price: $75.00
  • ALCHEMY OF THINGS : Interiors Shaped by Curious Minds
    ALCHEMY OF THINGS : Interiors Shaped by Curious Minds
    MCCARTNEY KAREN
    ISBN: 9781760522759
    Title: ALCHEMY OF THINGS : Interiors Shaped by Curious Minds
    Author: MCCARTNEY KAREN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Explores the homes of 18 global creatives who take an eccentric, whimsical, curated and clever approach to their living space.

    The Alchemy of Things explores interior spaces at the edges of the decoratively possible. The book details a series of eighteen fascinating homes that come from a truly creative place, transcending conventional notions of collection and display.This new beauty taps into a craving for a personal space with rich layers, a little bit of oddity and an irrepressible joie de vivre. A mix of artists, interior designers, architects, collectors, gallerists, stylists, furniture designers and vintage retailers open the doors to their own homes - many for the first time.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • ANATOMY OF TREEHOUSES : New Buildings from an Old Tradition
    ANATOMY OF TREEHOUSES : New Buildings from an Old Tradition
    FIELD-LEWIS JANE
    ISBN: 9781911595120
    Title: ANATOMY OF TREEHOUSES : New Buildings from an Old Tradition
    Author: FIELD-LEWIS JANE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: APRIL 2018 NEW RELEASE

    The treehouse in its most simple and fundamental form enables us to escape from the everyday pressures of modern life and feel closer to nature. It can also be an architectural wonder, showcasing the most creative of small space design and engineering solutions.

    This beautiful book shows how the treehouse can be many things: from simple structures based on centuries-old woodworking skills to modern geodesic forms strung high up above the treeline. There is something magical about treehouses - whatever your age. These boltholes perched above the ground appeal to those of us who want to get close to nature without forgoing any creature comforts... there are treehouses with wood-burning stoves, some with copper baths and some with elevated linking walkways obscured by the canopy of trees above. Then there are the handmade simple structures using recycled materials and the branches of the trees for both internal and external support and design. There are also free-standing structures on stilts inspired by the physical tree but not attached in any way.

    The book offers both visual inspiration from the specially commissioned photography but also the human stories behind the creation and design of these treehouses. The text covers topics such as the plan, structure, materials and decoration, colour palette and texture, and style notes to bring to life the personal and interesting story behind each treehouse featured in the book.

    Imprint: PAVILLION
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • ANOTHER 100 OF THE WORLDS BEST HOUSES
    ANOTHER 100 OF THE WORLDS BEST HOUSES
    ISBN: 9781864704501
    Title: ANOTHER 100 OF THE WORLDS BEST HOUSES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Designed by some the world's leading architects, the homes featured in this visually spectacular title are works of art, as beautiful as they are innovative and practical. Built in some of the most inspiring and challenging locations in the world, these houses boast an astonishing variety of styles reflecting architecture of the past, present and future. A companion title to the best-selling 100 of the World's Best Houses, this book is sure to impress the general public and design devotees alike. Both the book and the houses featured therein stand as testimony to the ingenuity and passion of architects and owners, and the desire within us all - to have a place that we can call 'home'.


    Imprint: IMAGES PUBLISHING GROUP
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • APARTMENT HOUSE
    APARTMENT HOUSE
    BUTLER KATELIN / BRUHN CAMERON
    ISBN: 9780500501047
    Title: APARTMENT HOUSE
    Author: BUTLER KATELIN / BRUHN CAMERON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Explores some of the best examples of contemporary multi-residential projects. Speaks to a twenty-first century lifestyle where smaller and closer living is the new dream.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $70.00

    Price: $70.00
  • ARCHITECTS HOMES
    ARCHITECTS HOMES
    PATCH BETHANY [ED]
    ISBN: 9781864706086
    Title: ARCHITECTS HOMES
    Author: PATCH BETHANY [ED]
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This stunning book takes a rare glimpse into the intriguing and unique homes of some of the world’s best-known architects. How do these architects design their own private domains? How do the changing needs of their families influence the structural integrity of the spaces? How do these individuals express their interior design flair in their own haven?

    Combining rich photography and spectacular imagery with insight into the private architectural world of these industry professionals, this book provides a rich source for those keen to delve into the design aesthetics, concepts and innovations of leaders in their very own field.

    Imprint: IMAGES PUBLISHERS
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • ARCHITECTS HOUSES
    ARCHITECTS HOUSES
    WEBB MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9780500343401
    Title: ARCHITECTS HOUSES
    Author: WEBB MICHAEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Thirty pioneering houses designed by architects for themselves over the past decade, revealing the ingenious ways they have addressed the challenges of creating a contemporary living space. With projects from Australia to Austria, by architects Including Norman Foster and Jim Olsen and detailed in 400 photographs, line illustrations and plans.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $65.00

    Price: $65.00
  • 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: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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
  • ARCHITECTURAL STYLES : A Visual Guide
    ARCHITECTURAL STYLES : A Visual Guide
    HOPKINS OWEN
    ISBN: 9781780671635
    Title: ARCHITECTURAL STYLES : A Visual Guide
    Author: HOPKINS OWEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Gothic and Gothic Revival, or how to distinguish between Baroque and Neoclassical? This guide makes extensive use of photographs to identify and explain the characteristic features of nearly 300 buildings. The result is a clear and easy-to-navigate guide to identifying the key styles of western architecture from the classical age to the present day.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • 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 INSIDE + OUT : 50 Iconic Buildings in Detail
    ARCHITECTURE INSIDE + OUT : 50 Iconic Buildings in Detail
    ZUKOWSKY JOHN
    ISBN: 9780500343371
    Title: ARCHITECTURE INSIDE + OUT : 50 Iconic Buildings in Detail
    Author: ZUKOWSKY JOHN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: MARCH 2018 NEW RELEASE



    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • ARCHITECTURE TODAY : HOUSES
    ARCHITECTURE TODAY : HOUSES
    GUTIERREZ MANEL
    ISBN: 9788499369716
    Title: ARCHITECTURE TODAY : HOUSES
    Author: GUTIERREZ MANEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    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
  • 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: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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
  • BE BOLD
    BE BOLD
    HENSON EMILY
    ISBN: 9781788790239
    Title: BE BOLD
    Author: HENSON EMILY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: October 2018 New Release

    “Everything in Life Unstyled is achievable but still totally inspiring. It’s a gorgeous book, the sort that belongs on your coffee table for flicking through again and again.” Praise for Emily Henson's previous book from Abigail Ahern Fly the flag for maximalism – bring playful patterns, bold prints and vivid colours into your home with Emily Henson’s new book Be Bold.

    Interiors trends for 2018 include strong, saturated colour and rich jewel tones. According to Pinterest, statement ceilings are in vogue and statement art is the next big thing, while trend forecasters predict that dramatic textures such as velvet and concrete are making a comeback. In Be Bold, Emily embraces this individual, free-spirited look and shows how to translate it to any home. In the first section, ‘Decorate like no-one’s watching’, chapters such as ‘More is More, ‘Pattern Riot’, and ‘Paint it Bold’, are brimming with inspiration plus easy ideas to recreate in your own home. In the second half, 'Trailblazers', discover homes with adventurous, spirited styling that will inspire you to decorate with confidence. These are interiors for those who love colour, pattern and adventure.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
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