Most popular Architectural structure & design books
The most popular Architectural structure & design books currently available. Updated weekly.
'Addictive ... a charter for wistfulness' Observer<br> <br> 'An enchanting rabbit hole of handmade houses' The New York Times<br> <br> 'The Bible of pared back, natural living' Der Spiegel<br> <br> 'Take a deep breath and let the inspiration sink in' GQ<br> <br> Cabin Porn began as an on-line project created by a group of friends to inspire their own home building. As they collected more photos, their site attracted thousands of submissions from other cabin builders and a passionate audience of more than ten million people. This book is an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple craft.
With cost and space often at a premium, small but perfectly formed buildings are a popular architectural challenge. From world-famous names such as Toyo Ito and Zaha Hadid to the best in new international talent, architects around the world showcase the creative possibilities of compact dimensions.
The memoir of a personal housing crisis that led to a discovery of the true value of home, nature and belonging.
An elegant, practical, and easy-to-use guide for architecture fans
The Case Study House program is a landmark of American architecture. Its driving force, John Entenza, was a champion of Modernism who gathered some of history's greatest talents, including Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eero Saarinen. This retrospective revisits all 36 prototype homes through comprehensive documentation, photography,...
Sprouting with fresh ideas and sunny outlooks, this compact edition brings together the best examples of contemporary green buildings today. Well-known architects like Frank Gehry and Norman Foster sit alongside young, up-and-coming creators. Each entry introduces a key project through plans, photos, and a close reading of the sustainable and...
A sequel to Operative Design, this book intends to further explore the operative in design in a more detailed, intentional, and functional manner.
Explore the finest work of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the 18th-century engraver famed for his architectural views of Rome and his imaginary prisons. In this Bibliotheca Universalis edition, you'll find all the extraordinary detail and fantasy with which Piranesi shaped not only the European image of Italy, but also an impressive artistic...
This book looks behind the common image of 'black and white' houses, showing how timber buildings were built and how they vary from region to region.
This inventive experience from the socially, economically, and environmentally savvy Bjarke Ingels Group is a radical architectural manifesto inside a comic book. The pioneering firm uses the cartoon format to declare its distinct building philosophy in simple yet succinct terms: a quest to find an equilibrium between utopian design and...
Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture 2 follows on from the success of the first book in the series, and contains entirely new projects. Featuring the work of renowned architects from around the world, this book presents 50 of the most recently completed and influential house designs.
This book was published as an in-depth guide to the selection, mixing and application of lime and clay based plasters, renders, paints and washes.
Focusing on the creative and inventive significance of drawing for architecture, this book by one of its greatest proponents, Peter Cook, is an established classic. It exudes Cook's delight and catholic appetite for the architectural. Readers are provided with perceptive insights at every turn.
This video-enhanced book illustrates how the natural movements of sunlight, wind and rain can be used to animate indoor spaces. Based on decades of research confirming our continuing need for contact with nature, the book shows how the natural animation o
More than 100 photographs by Harry Cory Wright present the dramatic spaces and rich textures of the Barbican Centre, one of the most radical and visionary post-war buildings in Britain.
The environmental impact of interior architecture and design practice is immense. This book highlights the need for designers to adapt the way they work and relearn lessons that have been lost.
The current transition from Computer Aided Design (CAD) to Computational Design in architecture represents a profound shift in design thinking and methods. Representation is being replaced by simulation, and the crafting of objects is moving towards the generation of integrated systems through designer-authored computational processes.
From converted factories and chapels to cabins built from salvaged wood, this collection of innovative, beautiful, and sustainable dwellings showcases a worldwide trend for upcycling in home design.
This essential sourcebook showcases the unprecedented scope and quality of today's state-of-the-art vases.
Through scorching heat to unforgiving chills, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group presents a dazzling round-up of adaptive architecture in extreme environments around the world. In coordination with a major exhibition at the National Building Museum, Washington, 60 case studies show how structures can become holistic ecosystems of both economic and...
Housing is rapidly having to adapt to the global changes of the twenty first century. This book examines the residential design trends that have arisen in response to these challenges.
Landscape architecture, which includes the planning of parks and gardens and the design and siting of buildings and roads, plays an important role in shaping the world around us. In this Very Short Introduction, Ian Thompson uses real-life examples from around the world to examine its impact throughout history and in contemporary society.
The essential book for admirers of arboreal ateliers everywhere, this whimsical collection showcases 50 of the finest tree houses around the world. Whether serving as a lofty eyrie for childhood adventures or a unique luxury hotel amid the branches, these are some of the most fantastic human roosts in the sky.
A spectacular global survey of the buildings `greening' the world's cities, whose conception and realization bring architecture and horticulture into a sustainable whole.
Metric Handbook: Planning And Design Data, 6Th Edition by Pamela Buxton, 9781138714687, T&F/Routledge
Based on the belief that technology and craft are at the heart of design studies, this book encourages students to think of them as aspects of an integrated whole. It also explains the primary elements of construction and structure from first principles, using clear diagrams and drawings.
Debates on contemporary art and architecture.
A survey of Wang Shu's critical attitude toward overly rationalized architecture
A comprehensive documentation of Archigram's iconic works, with drawings reproduced in large scale on the landscape format. Includes contributions from all the Archigram founder members, and essays by critics.
This book demonstrates how to apply the ancient technique of building with cob to contemporary situations. With detailed illustrations, this manual features step-by-step instructions for creating cob structures.
A short and very accessible primer explaining how designers think in order to create.
Christo (*1935) and Jeanne-Claude (1935-2009) have always compared their work to that of urban planners. The very fact that their projects are subject to approval by local authorities makes them appear more like public construction projects than works of art.
Detailing 100 sound-absorbing materials and finishes with case studies of innovative architectural and design applications.
An in-depth exploration of the forgotten buildings of postwar Britain, charting their evolution from ambitious concepts to abandoned constructions.
A practical and inspirational guide to Holland's modern architecture.
An illustrated celebration of how wood is used in modern architecture as a thermal and acoustic insulator and to bring warmth and texture to buildings.
A ground-breaking visual survey of architecture designed by women from the early twentieth century to the present day