Elemental Living

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ISBN: 0714873179
Release Date: 2016-11-07
Number of pages: 280
Author: Phaidon Editors
Publisher: Phaidon Press

Download and read online Elemental Living in PDF and EPUB 60 stunning works of contemporary architecture, all of which have a special relationship with the natural landscape Elemental Living presents 60 works of architecture from across the 20th and 21st centuries that have a special relationship with the natural world. The book includes a visually breathtaking selection of architect-created houses that have been designed to create unparalleled views of a wide variety of natural landscapes; designed to be almost indistinguishable from the natural landscape; or designed using materials and forms found in the natural landscape. Each house demonstrates a deep concern with the creation of unique living spaces that connect their inhabitants with the forests, mountains, lakes, deserts, and oceans that have attracted humanity for millennia.


Retreat

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ISBN: 0847845990
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Number of pages: 300
Author: Ron Broadhurst
Publisher:

Download and read online Retreat in PDF and EPUB The most forward-looking spaces designed for rustic living in the twenty-first century. Across the globe, architects are creating innovative houses for country living, reimagining the way we escape into the natural world. Some combine industrial materials like metal and concrete with traditional wood. Others create sophisticated essays in off-grid living, employing the most technologically ambitious green-living strategies. Still others place discreet structures on remote, almost-unbuildable locations. This unique volume profiles new and recent projects that illustrate the inexhaustible potential of the modern house to enter into a dialogue with nature in sustainable yet stylish ways. The collection spans the globe, from the Pacific Northwest to the forests of Japan. Today's architectural vanguard is represented, as well as established architects working at the forefront of twenty-first-century design, including Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Rick Joy, Olson Kundig, and Marcio Kogan. These rustic retreats--with comfortable and appealing modern interiors--will resonate with readers of shelter magazines, while the cutting-edge reputations of their architects will interest professionals and students.


Building Community

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ISBN: 0500343306
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Number of pages: 256
Author: Michael Webb
Publisher:

Download and read online Building Community in PDF and EPUB An international survey of the most inventive contemporary apartment buildings, to inspire architects, developers, urban planners, and informed city dwellers


Men and Style

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ISBN: 9781613122372
Release Date: 2016-10-11
Number of pages: 272
Author: David Coggins
Publisher: Abrams

Download and read online Men and Style in PDF and EPUB Men and Style reaches beyond standard “what to wear” advice: It is equal parts style guide and intriguing conversation about the masculine identity within the world of fashion. David Coggins explores the history of men’s style and learns from some of the most notable tastemakers in the industry and beyond. Its essays and interviews discuss the lessons men learned from their fathers, the mistakes they made as young men, and how they emerged to become better men. Some of the most dapper men in the world discuss bad mustaches, misguided cologne choices, and unfortunate prom tuxedos. All the men here have arrived at a place in the world and have a keen understanding about how they fit in it. Men and Style celebrates singular men who’ve lived well and can tell us about how they earned their worldview. They’re smart enough to absorb the wisdom that’s hidden in the world, and even smarter to wear that wisdom lightly.


The New Old House

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ISBN: 1419724045
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Number of pages: 240
Author: Marc Kristal
Publisher: ABRAMS

Download and read online The New Old House in PDF and EPUB The New Old House presents 18 private historic homes, from North America to Europe, and traces the ingenious ways architects have revitalized and refreshed them for a new generation. Most of the renovations occurred in the last decade, but all of the homes have origins reaching back into the past, in some cases hundreds of years. Projects and firms featured include Greenwich House, Allan Greenberg; Longbranch, Jim Olson; Astley Castle, Witherford Watson Mann; Hunsett Mill, Acme; Cotswolds House, Richard Found; plus more than a dozen others. These projects address such timely factors as sustainability, multiculturalism, preservation, and style, and demonstrate the unique beauty and elegance that comes from the interweaving of modernity and history.


The New Pavilions

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ISBN: 0500343225
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Number of pages: 288
Author: Philip Jodidio
Publisher:

Download and read online The New Pavilions in PDF and EPUB A global exploration of the most innovative, striking small-scale structures for display, entertainment, contemplation, or pure folly, targeted at architecture and design students and practitioners


Innovative Houses

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ISBN: 1780672934
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Number of pages: 256
Author: Avi Friedman
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

Download and read online Innovative Houses in PDF and EPUB Housing is rapidly having to adapt to the global changes of the twenty first century. These include the transformation of the family and the rise of the nontraditional household, increases in construction costs, and concerns over climate change and the depletion of natural resources. Designing residential environments that address these issues is an urgent priority. This book examines the latest residential design trends that have arisen in response to these challenges. Divided into four broad areas, tightly focused thematic chapters look at twenty discrete topics, such as live/work; adaptable housing; prefabrication; water efficiency; green roofs; innovative landscaping. Each chapter includes an essay that lays out principles, methods, and practices. Using text, drawings, and photos from a variety of contemporary international practices, the book demonstrates how these ideas can be applied by architects. It offers a comprehensive collection of strategies and examples that will inspire a much needed housing revolution.


Northern Delights Vol 2

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ISBN: 3899556704
Release Date: 2016-08
Number of pages: 256
Author: Emma Fexeus
Publisher:

Download and read online Northern Delights Vol 2 in PDF and EPUB Scandinavian design has a worldwide reputation for the effortless combination of classical restraint and warm materials. Nordic solutions and inspirations create an aesthetically balanced and traditionally elegant space. Modern and minimalist . Rational but stylish. The world of Scandinavian architecture is a visual vault of grace, understated elegance, function, and tradition. From tile-covered roofs born from the existence of nearby clay deposits to large windows that let in light during the shorter winter days, Northern Delights Vol.2 provides insight into Nordic design and showcases the skilled craftsmanship. Artisans fresh from design school breathe new life into the traditional usage of tile, wood, glass, ceramics, and other customarily Nordic materials. Northern Delights Vol.2 tells their story and that of their predecessors: an aesthetic and historic journey through a world of style and heritage. Reading between the sleek lines and delving into the rich traditions: the balanced and stylish aesthetic of Scandinavian architecture inspires global mimicry.


Waterside Modern

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ISBN: 0500518009
Release Date: 2015-08-31
Number of pages: 256
Author: Dominic Bradbury
Publisher:

Download and read online Waterside Modern in PDF and EPUB From the Mediterranean to the Pacific Ocean and the tropical idylls of Southeast Asia, this book takes an international trip to the worlds most stunning waterside homes. Photographs of each house reveal its architecture, interior design and surroundings, while plans provide an additional layer of information. Dominic Bradbury tells the story of how the dwelling was sited to make the most of its location, how construction innovations were introduced, and how such solutions provide a comfortable space from which families can enjoy the great outdoors. Loosely grouped into three sections, all of these houses created by leading international architects and designers offer dazzling inspiration, wherever you are.


100 Houses

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ISBN: 1858944694
Release Date: 2009-01
Number of pages: 351
Author: Cathy Strongman
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited

Download and read online 100 Houses in PDF and EPUB A sourcebook of contemporary private houses of all styles in all parts of the world. Packed with 800 photographs by many of the most respected architectural photographers working today.


Nanotecture

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ISBN: 0714870609
Release Date: 2016-03-21
Number of pages: 336
Author: Rebecca Roke
Publisher: Phaidon Press

Download and read online Nanotecture in PDF and EPUB The most wide-ranging, comprehensive and inclusive book on small-scale architecture ever published An inspiring, surprising and fun collection of 300 works of small-scale architecture including demountable, portable, transportable and inflatable structures as well as pavilions, installations, sheds, cabins, pods, capsules and tree houses.


The Outermost House

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ISBN: 0979311519
Release Date: 2014-05-10
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Author: Henry Beston
Publisher: Owl Books (NY)

Download and read online The Outermost House in PDF and EPUB Chronicles the four seasons on a Cape Cod beach. Includes an interview with the author's biographer, Daniel G. Payne.


Infinite Space

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ISBN: 3899555988
Release Date: 2016-03
Number of pages: 256
Author: James Silverman
Publisher: Gestalten

Download and read online Infinite Space in PDF and EPUB Beautiful landscapes meet exceptional architecture and masterful photography. These private homes frame amazing views, providing a calm and inviting atmosphere while embracing an understated, modernist use of space.


The Japanese House Reinvented

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ISBN: 0500293236
Release Date: 2016-12-24
Number of pages: 287
Author: Philip Jodidio
Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Download and read online The Japanese House Reinvented in PDF and EPUB Japanese houses today have to contend with unique factors that condition their design, from tiny plots in crowded urban contexts to ever-present seismic threats. These challenges encourage their architects to explore alternating ideas of stability and ephemerality in various ways, resulting in spaces that are as fascinating as they are idiosyncratic. Their formal innovation and attention to materials, technology and measures to coax in light and air while maintaining domestic privacy make them cutting-edge residences that suggest new ways of being at home. Contemporary Japanese architecture has emerged as a substantial force on the international scene ever since Kenzo Tange won the Pritzker Prize in 1987. This overview of 50 recent houses powerfully demonstrates Japan's enduring commitment to design innovation.


House Rules

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ISBN: 0847848213
Release Date: 2016-03-22
Number of pages: 224
Author: Deborah Berke
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

Download and read online House Rules in PDF and EPUB Drawing on examples of her own distinctive, humane modern design, celebrated architect Deborah Berke demonstrates how to create a serene haven for contemporary living. House Rules documents the beauty and relevance of Deborah Berke’s vision by articulating eight guiding principles to achieve an enriching domestic space. Her rules range from how to design a meaningful sequence from indoors to out, to the need for abundant storage to live an uncluttered life. House Rules delves deep into Berke’s working process and her thoughtful approach to design, showcasing more than fifty residences. An inspiring guide for home owners and those aspiring to build a house, House Rules also addresses such timely factors as environmental sustainability and innovative construction techniques. Drawing on these examples of her user-friendly contemporary designs, House Rules demonstrates how to craft a serene space for modern living. Photographs of compelling details richly illustrate her principles, underscoring both the poetry and practicality of her ideas.