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  • GREEN ARCHITECTURE TODAY
    GREEN ARCHITECTURE TODAY
    CARDELUS CAYETANO
    ISBN: 9788499361390
    Title: GREEN ARCHITECTURE TODAY
    Author: CARDELUS CAYETANO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: October 2018 New Release

    For several decades the concepts of ecology and sustainability have generated influential currents of opinion in society, affecting all areas of our lives.

    Nowadays, no sensible person goes against the theory of global warming or the ever more pressing need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In the field of architecture, significant changes and developments are evolving. However, experience tells us that we still have a way to go.

    The percentage of sustainable buildings is still very low compared to the increased volume of building projects all over the world. Much more participation is still required on the part of everyone involved - from architects and building contractors to manufacturers of materials and end customers.

    This book gives this leading role to thirty selected international architects, all professionals who reveal the new trends in sustainable architecture and how they have contributed through their ideas to the basics of sustainable architecture.

    Imprint: LOFT PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • GUSTAV KLIMT AT HOME
    GUSTAV KLIMT AT HOME
    BADE PATRICK
    ISBN: 9780711239098
    Title: GUSTAV KLIMT AT HOME
    Author: BADE PATRICK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Gustav Klimt at Home explores the influences of Vienna and other places Klimt travelled to and called home on his life and work.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • HABITAT : THE FIELD GUIDE TO DECORATING
    HABITAT : THE FIELD GUIDE TO DECORATING
    LIESS LAUREN
    ISBN: 9781419717857
    Title: HABITAT : THE FIELD GUIDE TO DECORATING
    Author: LIESS LAUREN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Lauren Liess, an interior designer and founder of the popular blog Pure Style Home, fuses her love of design and the great outdoors into all her work.

    In Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating, her first book, Lauren invites readers to bring nature inside by mixing the textures of natural elements such as wood and stone with eclectic groupings of modern and quirky vintage pieces. Readers will be inspired by the unique style of these rooms, which include lovely framed botanical prints and Liess’s own textile patterns inspired by wildflowers and thistles.

    The book is divided into three sections: Part I focuses on the fundamental elements of design, with each chapter devoted to a particular element, such as colour, lighting, and furniture; Part II addresses the intangibles of designing a space, such as aesthetics and creating a mood; and Part III tackles unique room-specific challenges in every part of the house.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • HEIGHTS : ANATOMY OF A SKYSCRAPER
    HEIGHTS : ANATOMY OF A SKYSCRAPER
    ASCHER KATE
    ISBN: 9781594203039
    Title: HEIGHTS : ANATOMY OF A SKYSCRAPER
    Author: ASCHER KATE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The skyscraper is perhaps the most recognisable icon of the modern urban landscape. Providing offices, homes, restaurants and shopping to thousands of inhabitants, modern skyscrapers function as small cities. Exploring the interconnected systems that make life liveable in the sky is the task of Kate Ascher's stunningly illustrated The Heights. Ascher examines skyscrapers from around the world to learn how these incredible structures operate. Ascher's work is a triumphant ode to modern civilisation.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • HIGH LINE
    HIGH LINE
    ISBN: 9780714871004
    Title: HIGH LINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The first-hand, behind-the-scenes account of the creative inspiration behind the High Line, the transformative public 'park in the sky' that has reshaped global perceptions of urban space - and become one of the most beloved and visited destinations in New York City.

    The first full documentation that visually charts the journey of this global landmark from the designer's point of view. Hundreds of illustrations showcase every aspect of the project and its unforeseen influence in its entirety. Includes previously unpublished archival materials such as the drawings behind the original proposal and exclusive images of construction.

    The book mirrors the architecture and composition of the park through its large landscape format with foldouts, surprising packaging and inserts. More than a visual masterpiece - its seven chapters are well-organized, legible, comprehensive and accessible. Detailed, obsessive, quirky, compelling, and beautiful, the book captures the essence of the High Line.

    THE book for design enthusiasts including architects, landscape designers and urban planners - as well as for general-interest lovers of New York City, culture, art, gardens, and city life.



    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $89.95
    Price: $89.95
  • HOLIDAY AT HOME : CREATING RELAXED SPACES OF YOUR OWN
    HOLIDAY AT HOME : CREATING RELAXED SPACES OF YOUR OWN
    GRANT JASON
    ISBN: 9781742707006
    Title: HOLIDAY AT HOME : CREATING RELAXED SPACES OF YOUR OWN
    Author: GRANT JASON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Hold onto the memories of your perfect trip with advice and inspiration for creating interior spaces that capture that relaxed, holiday vibe.

    Taking inspiration from beach houses, road-trips, country hotels and summer holidays spent camping under the stars, acclaimed stylist Jason Grant shows you how to style your spaces to evoke that carefree, fresh and fun holiday feeling in your own home. Remember your favourite destinations across the globe as you bring your holidays to your interiors. Jason suggests stylish ways to display your travel snaps and souvenirs and shows you how to transform your home with new colour palettes. He gives advice on every aspect of styling ? learn how to bring the outdoors in, understand how to best capture natural light, and see how easy it is to up-cycle second-hand items to give your home a personal touch that evokes the memories of your times away. Filled with inspiration and practical advice, Holiday at Home will show you how to live your holiday dream all year round.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • HOME : THE ELEMENTS OF DECORATING
    HOME : THE ELEMENTS OF DECORATING
    BLOMFIELD EMMA
    ISBN: 9781743792711
    Title: HOME : THE ELEMENTS OF DECORATING
    Author: BLOMFIELD EMMA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Home: The Elements of Decorating is a timeless fully illustrated classic that is to be treasured and referred to over the many years that it takes to be truly happy with the space in which you live – yes it is possible to one day love your home in it’s entirety!

    Decorating is not meant to be a quick and easy process, a well put together room takes time and patience. The aim of Emma's book is to breakdown the decorating process into bite sized, manageable pieces to destroy the common myth that decorating is hard work. Home: The Elements of Decorating is a glimpse into the mind of a decorator, revealing how a professional would put a room together and how homeowners too are capable of tapping into their talents to produce a beautifully curated home by following the five elements of decorating Emma uses daily in her own decorating projects.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • HOME IN PARIS : INTERIORS INSPIRATION
    HOME IN PARIS : INTERIORS INSPIRATION
    SYNAVE CATHERINE
    ISBN: 9782080201867
    Title: HOME IN PARIS : INTERIORS INSPIRATION
    Author: SYNAVE CATHERINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The notion of Parisian charm is ubiquitous, and the magic of the citys interior design is the gold standard. This book takes us behind closed doors inside the homes of the most respected designers and artists in the city, to discover the rich diversity of Parisian style.

    Imprint: FLAMMARION
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • HOUSE OF PLANTS : LIVING WITH SUCCULENTS AIR PLANTS AND CACTI
    HOUSE OF PLANTS : LIVING WITH SUCCULENTS AIR PLANTS AND CACTI
    RAY ROSE
    ISBN: 9780711238374
    Title: HOUSE OF PLANTS : LIVING WITH SUCCULENTS AIR PLANTS AND CACTI
    Author: RAY ROSE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    House of Plants is a practical and beautiful guide to how to love and care for your succulents, cacti and air plants. These indoor plants are handsome, hardy and perfect for urban living - and this book is a comprehensive companion, showing you how to nurture and enjoy these plants, as well as how to stylishly arrange them in your home.

    Caro Langton and Rose Ray detail how to look after individual plants, running through the soil, watering, light, food and more. They also show you how to take cuttings to share with friends, make gifts, terrariums and displays, and make these plants part of your life.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • HOUSES BY THE SHORE : At Home With the Water : River Lake Sea
    HOUSES BY THE SHORE : At Home With the Water : River Lake Sea
    HAWES BYRON
    ISBN: 9780847862801
    Title: HOUSES BY THE SHORE : At Home With the Water : River Lake Sea
    Author: HAWES BYRON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: November 2018 New Release

    With stunning houses by the sea, on the lake, by rivers and lagoons, this book surpasses others of its kind on the market in the global breadth of its offerings as well as for the high-quality of the design.

    Imprint: RIZZOLI
    RRP: $80.00

    Price: $80.00
  • HOW THE FRENCH LIVE : Modern French Style
    HOW THE FRENCH LIVE : Modern French Style
    MAZOUZ SIHAM
    ISBN: 9781423648161
    Title: HOW THE FRENCH LIVE : Modern French Style
    Author: MAZOUZ SIHAM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Mazouz "introduces a dozen ... French families in her debut book, ... [sharing] each family's personality and values through the lens of their uniquely styled homes. The aesthetic is clean and unpretentious, decor elements are eclectic--reflecting each family's Frenchness regardless of where they live"--Amazon.com.

    Imprint: GIBBS SMITH
    RRP: $49.99
    Price: $49.99
  • HOW TO LOVE BRUTALISM
    HOW TO LOVE BRUTALISM
    GRINDROD JOHN
    ISBN: 9781849944427
    Title: HOW TO LOVE BRUTALISM
    Author: GRINDROD JOHN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A passionate and personal book about the writer's own love for a controversial architectural style.

    Whether you love or hate brutalist buildings, this book will explain what it is about them that elicits such strong feeling. You will understand the true power of concrete and of mammoth-sized buildings, but also some of the more subtle aspects of brutalist buildings that you may not have known or considered.

    Brutalist architecture, which flourished in the 1950s to mid-1970s, gained its name from the term ' Beton-brut', or raw concrete - the material of choice for the movement. British architectural critic Reyner Banham adapted the term into 'brutalism' (originally 'New Brutalism') to identify the emerging style. The architectural style - typified by buildings such as Trellick Tower in London and Unite D'Habitation in Marseille - is controversial but has an enthusiastic fan base, including the author who is on a mission to explain his passion.

    John Grindrod's book will be enlightening for those new to the subject, bringing humour, insight and honesty to the subject but will also interest those already immersed in built culture. Illustrated with striking drawings by The Brutal Artist, the book is divided up into a series of mini essays that explains the brutalist world from a human aspect (John grew up amongst these buildings), as well as an architectural, historical and even pop cultural angle. The book journeys from the UK to discover brutalism and its influence around the world - from Le Corbusier's designs in Chandigarh, India, to Lina Bo Bardi's buildings in Brazil.

    Imprint: BATSFORD
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ICONIC AUSTRALIAN HOUSES 50 60 70
    ICONIC AUSTRALIAN HOUSES 50 60 70
    MCCARTNEY KAREN
    ISBN: 9781743369586
    Title: ICONIC AUSTRALIAN HOUSES 50 60 70
    Author: MCCARTNEY KAREN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the 1950s to the 1970s, the work of Lloyd Wright, Gropius and Mies Van Der Rohe strongly influenced a generation of young Australian architects, who adopted modernist principles in their work.
    In Iconic Australian Houses: Three Decades of Domestic Architecture, Karen McCartney presents 15 significant examples of homes from this period, each designed by a different architect, that combine outstanding architectural principles and authentic interior decor.A detailed introduction places the period in social, historical and architectural context, before each of the selected homes is individually reviewed in an informed and engaging style. In each example the relationship between the architect and owner is discussed, as is the linking of the building to its site, materials and architectural detailing. The author has interviewed many architects and owners for their personal insights. Each study includes a feature on the interior decoration and a discussion of designers and manufacturers of iconic furniture, fittings and fabrics. Iconic Australian Houses features stunning photography, both panoramic and detailed, throughout. The homes from these three decades form a significant part of Australian architectural history and this book is a timely reminder of the need to preserve them as cultural artefacts.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • ICONIC AUSTRALIAN HOUSES 70 80 90
    ICONIC AUSTRALIAN HOUSES 70 80 90
    MCCARTNEY KAREN
    ISBN: 9781743365311
    Title: ICONIC AUSTRALIAN HOUSES 70 80 90
    Author: MCCARTNEY KAREN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this follow-up to the design classic 50/60/70 Iconic Australian Houses, Karen McCartney, founding editor of interiors magazine Inside Out, has compiled a selection of significant examples of Australian houses of the 1970s, 80s and 90s, each brilliantly photographed and with a depth of coverage rarely seen before.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • ICONIC HOUSE : Architectural Masterworks Since 1900
    ICONIC HOUSE : Architectural Masterworks Since 1900
    BRADBURY DOMINIC
    ISBN: 9780500293942
    Title: ICONIC HOUSE : Architectural Masterworks Since 1900
    Author: BRADBURY DOMINIC
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Now available in an updated edition and attractive new format, this essential book on modern architecture presents over one hundred of the most significant houses of the past hundred years.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • INSPIRING TINY HOMES : Creative Living on Land on the Water and on Wheels
    INSPIRING TINY HOMES : Creative Living on Land on the Water and on Wheels
    HERIZ GILL
    ISBN: 9781782493570
    Title: INSPIRING TINY HOMES : Creative Living on Land on the Water and on Wheels
    Author: HERIZ GILL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    People have been living in small spaces for centuries, for reasons of practicality, mobility, flexibility or personal choice. More recently, tiny homes have become the answer for many who need somewhere affordable to live and who possess the creativity and energy to make something different. A small home can be relatively cheap to build or convert, and gives its owner choices, reflecting the way they want to live and their concern for the impact they have on the environment. Tiny homes can also be stunningly beautiful and imaginative. They ask their owners to be discerning about what belongings they have – what is necessary and what is beautiful. The choices are individual and can be seen as part of a movement away from money and property-slavery to a more simple and connected way of living. Gill Heriz has brought together a collection of some of the most incredible small homes, from containers in the city to cabins in the countryside. A traditional Mongolian yurt provides off-grid living for its owners, and a portable cabin offers a chic, flexible space. There is a reclusive shack set in woodland, a converted mountainside bothy, and a log cabin pod near the coast. What all the owners have in common is dedication to living well on a smaller footprint.

    Imprint: CICO BOOKS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
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