Most popular Architectural structure & design books
The most popular Architectural structure & design books currently available. Updated weekly.
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.
'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.
The memoir of a personal housing crisis that led to a discovery of the true value of home, nature and belonging.
With 36 prototype designs, the Case Study House program created paradigms for modern living that would extend their influence far beyond their Los Angeles heartland. This essential introduction features 150 photographs and plans to explore each of these model residences and their architects, including Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, and...
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.
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.
A visual and clear guide to building better density to create happier, more livable cities. With foreword by Jan Gehl.
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.
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...
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
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.
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.
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 practical primer to looking at architecture and all theelements that are included in buildings, from cornices and friezes tocolumns and porticos - all facets of buildings areincluded.
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.
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.
This essential sourcebook showcases the unprecedented scope and quality of today's state-of-the-art vases.
A spectacular global survey of the buildings `greening' the world's cities, whose conception and realization bring architecture and horticulture into a sustainable whole.
A ground-breaking visual survey of architecture designed by women from the early twentieth century to the present day
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...
Following in the footsteps of Nanotecture, Mobitecture, and Pet-tecture, a fascinating and fun guide to everything inflatable
Sustainable environmental control through building design Heating, Cooling, and Lighting is the industry standard text on environmental control systems with the emphasis on sustainable design.
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.
Principles, practice and techniques: the ultimate guide for the aspiring architectural designer
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.
Once synonymous with eyesore highway bridges and crumbling, unloved walls, concrete has been reborn as adventurous and sexy. This Bibliotheca Universalis edition considers the elaborate feats and prodigious engineering of contemporary concrete architecture, from stars such as Tadao Ando and Herzog & de Meuron, to fresh new studios like the...
A short and very accessible primer explaining how designers think in order to create.
First impressions count, especially in Milano. In this unprecedented photographic journey, editor Karl Kolbitz curates 144 of the finest Milanese entrance halls from 1920 to 1970. Sumptuous in diversity and splendor, the volume features some of Milan's most famous architects, from Gio Ponti to Piero Portaluppi, and showcases the city's design...
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.
My Tiny Indoor Garden is bursting with exciting ideas and savvy solutions to help you transform any indoor nook or cranny into a peaceful plant paradise. Whether you're looking for a mini kitchen garden or a sun-loving terrarium, we've unearthed an amazing collection of indoor and covered spaces.
A photographic guide to the 'White City' of Tel Aviv, which contains over 4000 white Bauhaus buildings.
A practical and inspirational guide to Holland's modern architecture.
If you're dreaming about escaping to a beautiful cabin in a stunning setting, or homesteading off-the-grid, then Cabins - a collection of more than 35 gorgeous designs - is the book for you.
"This new 6th edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials research, new images, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use remain an important focus, and this new edition includes a wide range of energy saving building components"--
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,...
How To Read Skyscrapers offers a deep and rich understanding of the skyscraper by providing a comprehensive account of this unique and captivating building-type, from its origins in myth and legend to its future potential in satisfying humankind's needs and aspirations.
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.
A compelling set of observations, reflections and insights into why architecture can and should have meaning, not just to students and practitioners but to everyone who inhabits the built world.