Most popular Architectural structure & design books
The most popular Architectural structure & design books currently available. Updated weekly.
In the tradition of the bestselling Where Chefs Eat: the definitive global hotel guide by the real experts who know - architects
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.
An elegant, practical, and easy-to-use guide for architecture fans
In an era of high-tech and climate extremes, we are drowning in information while starving for wisdom. Enter Lo-TEK, a design movement building on indigenous philosophy and vernacular infrastructure to generate sustainable, resilient, nature-based technology. With a foreword by anthropologist Wade Davis and spanning 20 countries from Peru to...
The memoir of a personal housing crisis that led to a discovery of the true value of home, nature and belonging.
'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.
A visual and clear guide to building better density to create happier, more livable cities. With foreword by Jan Gehl.
A gallery of London's most notorious examples with a humorous analysis of why it is happening and what it means.
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.
In times of disruption, the food retail industry is looking for new metaphors.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Metric Handbook: Planning And Design Data, 6Th Edition by Pamela Buxton, 9781138714687, T&F/Routledge
This essential sourcebook showcases the unprecedented scope and quality of today's state-of-the-art vases.
This is the 4th revised edition of the international bestseller.
A short and very accessible primer explaining how designers think in order to create.
A spectacular global survey of the buildings 'greening' the world's cities, whose conception and realization bring architecture and horticulture into a sustainable whole.
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.
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...
Richly photographed throughout with insightful texts on current trends, The Food Store brings together 50+ stunning interior designs and branding concepts, offering inspiration to both interior designers and owner-operators of food stores.
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...
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.
A sequel to Operative Design, this book intends to further explore the operative in design in a more detailed, intentional, and functional manner.
Debates on contemporary art and architecture.
Principles, practice and techniques: the ultimate guide for the aspiring architectural designer
Outlines the history of pier and pavilion construction, using colour illustrations and photographs to show the development of these attractions from simple wooden structures to complex entertainment venues.
Armchair travelers and intrepid aesthetes rejoice! Explore some of the world's greatest buildings from 3000 B.C. to the present day in this unique international tour with Harry Seidler. The architect spent more than 50 years traveling the globe to photograph peak achievements in architecture, and in turn created an impressive archive of...