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  • BOOKS MAKE A HOME : Elegant Ideas for Storing and Displaying Books
    BOOKS MAKE A HOME : Elegant Ideas for Storing and Displaying Books
    THOMPSON DAMIAN
    ISBN: 9781849758994
    Title: BOOKS MAKE A HOME : Elegant Ideas for Storing and Displaying Books
    Author: THOMPSON DAMIAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Books fulfil myriad functions in our lives. They provide essential information, foster enthusiasms and spark memories. But these personal treasures also add colour and a true sense of personality to our homes.

    Books Make a Home explores the important role they play as decoration, as well as functional items. Author and bibliophile Damian Thompson tours the rooms of the home in turn, discovering a host of techniques for stacking, shelving and closeting volumes, and illustrating how each space can be brought to life by books. Alongside inspirational photography is a wealth of practical design solutions for each space and every size of collection. You will learn how to make the best use of existing storage and create new space for an ever-growing collection; how to combine books with other personal effects to create eye-catching displays; and helpful feature spreads will illustrate how to organize and care for your books.

    Beautifully presented and elegantly written, scattered with quotes from famous readers throughout, Books Make a Home is an insightful guide to enjoying books with the eye as well as with the mind.

    Imprint: RYLAND PETERS & SMALL
    RRP: $44.99

    Price: $44.99
  • 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: ACTIVE TITLE

    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
  • BUILT : The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures
    BUILT : The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures
    AGRAWAL ROMA
    ISBN: 9781408870358
    Title: BUILT : The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures
    Author: AGRAWAL ROMA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The wonders of engineering revealed--by the inspirational female engineer behind The Shard, Western Europe's tallest building.

    While our cities are full of incredible engineering feats, most of us live with little idea of what goes into creating the built environment, let alone how a new building goes up, what it is constructed upon, or how it remains standing.

    In Built, star structural engineer Roma Agrawal explains how construction has evolved from the mud huts of our ancestors to skyscrapers of steel that reach into the sky. She unearths how humans have tunneled through solid mountains; how we've walked across the widest of rivers, and tamed nature's precious water resources. She tells vivid tales of the visionaries who created the groundbreaking materials used to build the Pantheon and the Eiffel Tower; and explains how careful engineering can minimize tragedies like the collapse of the Quebec Bridge. Interweaving science, history, illustrations, and personal stories, Built offers a fascinating window into a subject that makes up the foundation of our everyday lives.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • 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: ACTIVE TITLE

    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
  • CANADIAN CONTEMPORARY : The Northern Home
    CANADIAN CONTEMPORARY : The Northern Home
    JENKINS HANNAH
    ISBN: 9781864707625
    Title: CANADIAN CONTEMPORARY : The Northern Home
    Author: JENKINS HANNAH
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Canadian Contemporary is an outstanding compilation title offering comprehensive insight into Canada's residential architecture realm as it currently stands. Stunning full-colour photographs and detailed plans highlight an array of stylish designs from some of the country's most talented contemporary architects. Each project is a unique example of the different ways each firm/architect interprets and caters to the types of lifestyles that inhabit their work. Adaptable spaces and savvy design solutions reflect a strong focus of the integration of modern day life into Canadian homes.

    With an introduction by acclaimed Professor or Architecture, Avi Friedman, this beautifully designed book presents the latest trends in Canadian living and residential home design.

    Imprint: IMAGES PUBLISHING GROUP
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • COMPLETE ZAHA HADID : Expanded and Updated
    COMPLETE ZAHA HADID : Expanded and Updated
    BETSKY AARON
    ISBN: 9780500343357
    Title: COMPLETE ZAHA HADID : Expanded and Updated
    Author: BETSKY AARON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK



    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • CONCRETE
    CONCRETE
    HALL WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780714875156
    Title: CONCRETE
    Author: HALL WILLIAM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A visual exploration of the world's most extraordinary and inspiring concrete architecture - now in a cool, compact format.

    In this new, reimagined, and easy-to-use stylish size, Concrete takes a fresh look at the world's most versatile and abundant building material. Collating fascinating and beautiful concrete buildings by some of the most celebrated architects of the last century, it features familiar projects from Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright alongside work from some of the leading lights of contemporary architecture including Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, and many lesser-known newcomers.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $29.95

    Price: $29.95
  • 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
  • CONTEMPORARY HOUSE
    CONTEMPORARY HOUSE
    BELL JONATHAN / STATHAKI ELLIE
    ISBN: 9780500021941
    Title: CONTEMPORARY HOUSE
    Author: BELL JONATHAN / STATHAKI ELLIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: October 2018 New Release


    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $49.99
    Price: $49.99
  • CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE HOUSES
    CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE HOUSES
    XIANG ZHAO
    ISBN: 9781864707687
    Title: CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE HOUSES
    Author: XIANG ZHAO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A reference book designed to showcase the immense variety of modern Japanese architecture.

    Over forty projects showcase the immense variety among Japanese detached houses constructed over the past three years. Some of these houses are designed around the concept of 'intermediate space' featuring courtyards, landscapes, and tearooms. Others take 'how to respond to the environment' as the design theme, employing green building techniques and outdoor insulation, etc; while others are inspired by the question of 'how to implement one's lifestyle', focusing on urban housing, family reconstitution, and variability.

    Readers will learn about the meaning and the story behind these designs through every project description, experiencing the conciseness which defines Japanese house design.

    In addition to this, Professor Zhao Xiang from Fukuoka University discusses various reasons for this diversity. His informative description of architecture and design theory will help the reader understand the methods behind Japanese house creation, and this book also includes useful reference materials, which can be used as a basis for new houses in the Japanese style.

    Imprint: IMAGES PUBLISHERS
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • COX RAYNER ARCHITECTURE
    COX RAYNER ARCHITECTURE
    BECK HAIG
    ISBN: 9781864704075
    Title: COX RAYNER ARCHITECTURE
    Author: BECK HAIG
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Cox Rayner Architecture is the Queensland-based practice of the long-established Cox Architects Group. Since opening in Brisbane in 1990, Cox Rayner Architecture has developed its own distinctive body of work in response to the subtropical climate of south east Queensland, the tropical north of Australia, and South east Asia.

    Imprint: IMAGES PUBLISHERS
    RRP: $89.99

    Price: $89.99
  • DESIGN PROCESS AND ART OF THE SINGLE FAMILY HOME
    DESIGN PROCESS AND ART OF THE SINGLE FAMILY HOME
    BERTMAN RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781864704440
    Title: DESIGN PROCESS AND ART OF THE SINGLE FAMILY HOME
    Author: BERTMAN RICHARD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    How do our minds work when we design? How do we organise and assimilate information, create and evaluate options, and make decisions? These questions have fascinated and absorbed architect and sculptor Richard Bertman (FAIA) since his graduate school days. Now, after a 40-year career, Bertman has used the design of a vacation house as an experiment to explore these questions. The result, documented in The Design Process and the Art of the Single Family Home, is a fascinating and revealing insight into the creative process. With floor plans, notes, hand-drawn sketches and full-colour photography Bertman charts each stage of the design process, questioning and examining why certain decisions are made, how problems are solved, and generally exploring the processes involved in creative thinking.

    Imprint: IMAGES PUBLISHERS
    RRP: $79.99

    Price: $79.99
  • DESIGN WITH COLOUR AND STYLE
    DESIGN WITH COLOUR AND STYLE
    BLAZE SHAYNNA
    ISBN: 9780670078394
    Title: DESIGN WITH COLOUR AND STYLE
    Author: BLAZE SHAYNNA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Interior design expert Shaynna Blaze is passionate about helping people uncover their own personal interior style. In this book, she explores the intriguing, enticing elements of colour and style and explains how you can use them to transform your home. Using beautiful photographs and practical examples, Shaynna shows how colour affects a space and the mood of those living in it. She reveals how contemporary and historic design styles have developed, and ways they can be interpreted to suit your taste, with hands-on tips for putting your ideas into practice.

    With her warm, down-to-earth approach, Shaynna offers guidance and inspiration to help you discover your own individual style and colour palette, so you can design your dream interior.

    Shaynna is also the author of Design Your Home, published in 2013.



    Imprint: VIKING
    RRP: $39.99
    Price: $39.99
  • DESIGN YOUR HOME
    DESIGN YOUR HOME
    BLAZE SHAYNNA
    ISBN: 9780670076789
    Title: DESIGN YOUR HOME
    Author: BLAZE SHAYNNA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With a great understanding of what makes a home work well, and a keen eye for colour detail, Shaynna Blaze shares her many years of experience as an interior designer to help you find the perfect solutions for getting the most out of the place you live in.

    Beautifully illustrated throughout, Shaynna takes you on a room-by-room tour of the home. She highlights potential problem areas, suggesting easy and innovative solutions, and describing attractive design alternatives for every room - from the public living areas to the private spaces of bathroom and bedroom and the often problematic home office. Her down-to-earth approach and stylish ideas, as seen on high-rating TV shows Selling Houses Australia and The Block, mean that anyone - whatever their budget - can create their dream home. 'As an interior designer, I'm here not just to make your home pretty but to solve problems and find solutions.

    Your home is about you, your life and those you invite into your space. With this book, you'll have the confidence to design a home that functions around the way you live.'

    Imprint: VIKING
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • DESTINATION ARCHITECTURE : The Essential Guide to 1000 Contemporary Buildings
    DESTINATION ARCHITECTURE : The Essential Guide to 1000 Contemporary Buildings
    ISBN: 9780714875354
    Title: DESTINATION ARCHITECTURE : The Essential Guide to 1000 Contemporary Buildings
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The definitive architecture travel guide that lets you visit 1,000 of today's most must-see contemporary buildings - whether at home or on the road

    Featuring 1,000 of today's most compelling buildings by the world's finest architects, Destination: Architecture is an unparalleled and comprehensive resource for anyone wanting to get more out of their travels. No journey, from a long weekend to a long-haul trip, would be complete without this expertly curated 'who's who' of the most exciting architecture in the world. Each building is illustrated with a single image and accompanied by a brief description, with addresses, websites, and opening details. It's the best way to find and enjoy contemporary built culture on every continent.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $39.95

    Price: $39.95
  • DRAWING ARCHITECTURE
    DRAWING ARCHITECTURE
    THOMAS HELEN
    ISBN: 9780714877150
    Title: DRAWING ARCHITECTURE
    Author: THOMAS HELEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: October 2018 New Release

    An elegant presentation of stunning and inspiring architectural drawings from antiquity to the present day

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $120.00
    Price: $120.00
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