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Most popular Architectural structure & design books

The most popular Architectural structure & design books currently available. Updated weekly.
Where Architects Sleep: The Most Stylish Hotels in the World
In the tradition of the bestselling Where Chefs Eat: the definitive global hotel guide by the real experts who know - architects
Small Architecture
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.
Best Buildings Britain
An elegant, practical, and easy-to-use guide for architecture fans
Julia Watson. Lo-TEK. Design by Radical Indigenism
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...
Homesick: Why I Live in a Shed
The memoir of a personal housing crisis that led to a discovery of the true value of home, nature and belonging.
Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere
'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.
Soft City: Building Density for Everyday Life
A visual and clear guide to building better density to create happier, more livable cities. With foreword by Jan Gehl.
Touch: Spaces Designed for the Senses
Modern Building Design: Evidencing changes in engineering and design practice
Creeping Plague Of Ghastly Facadism
A gallery of London's most notorious examples with a humorous analysis of why it is happening and what it means.
Passive House Details: Solutions for High-Performance Design
Louvre Abu Dhabi: The Story of an Architectural Project
Small but Smart: Design Solutions for Mini Homes
Timber-framed Buildings
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.
Hybrid Food Retail: Redesigning Supermarkets for the Experiential Turn
In times of disruption, the food retail industry is looking for new metaphors.
Drawing: The Motive Force of Architecture
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.
Home Upgrade: New Homes in Remodeled Buildings
Design Drawing
Piranesi. The Complete Etchings
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...
Renovate: Innovate Reclaimed and Upcycled Dwellings
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.
Design-Build Studio: Crafting Meaningful Work in Architecture Education
Studio Craft & Technique for Architects
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.
How to Read Buildings: a crash course in architecture
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.
Single-Family Houses: Contemporary Homes in Germany
Barbican Centre
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.
Computational Design Thinking: Computation Design Thinking
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.
Olympic Stadia: Theatres of Dreams
Living with Buildings: And Walking with Ghosts - On Health and Architecture
Ancient City Walls in China: A Heritage Recovered
Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture 2
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.
Sustainability in Interior Design
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.
Passivhaus Designer's Manual: A technical guide to low and zero energy buildings
Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data
Metric Handbook: Planning And Design Data, 6Th Edition by Pamela Buxton, 9781138714687, T&F/Routledge
Australia Modern: Architecture, Landscape & Design 1925-1975
Vases: 250 state-of-the-art designs
This essential sourcebook showcases the unprecedented scope and quality of today's state-of-the-art vases.
Ecological Urbanism
This is the 4th revised edition of the international bestseller.
Design Thinking: Understanding How Designers Think and Work
A short and very accessible primer explaining how designers think in order to create.
Lighting Design: A Perception-Based Approach
Garden City: Supergreen Buildings, Urban Skyscapes and the New Planted Space
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 and Jeanne-Claude: Urban Projects
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.
Healthy Homes: Designing with light and air for sustainability and wellbeing
Contemporary Concrete 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...
Food Store: 50+ Stunning Interior Designs & Branding Concepts
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.
BIG. HOT TO COLD. An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation
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: A Very Short Introduction
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.
Conditional Design: An introduction to elemental architecture
A sequel to Operative Design, this book intends to further explore the operative in design in a more detailed, intentional, and functional manner.
Experimental Preservation
Debates on contemporary art and architecture.
Architectural Drawing Course: The hand drawing techniques every architect should know
Principles, practice and techniques: the ultimate guide for the aspiring architectural designer
Piers and Other Seaside Architecture
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.
Grand Tour
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...