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The most popular Residential buildings, domestic buildings books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Christmas at Highclere: Recipes and traditions from the real Downton Abbey
Highclere Castle, known as 'the real Downton Abbey', bustles with activity at the best of times, but it is never more alive than at Christmas. Lady Carnarvon will guide you through Advent, Christmas preparations and Christmas Eve all the way through to the day itself, and beyond.
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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.
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Cabin Porn: Inside
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Tiny Castles
Praised by BBC Countryfile Magazine for writing `intelligently and amusingly, with evident excitement and imagination', Dixe Wills unleashes his trademark style on the tiniest castles in Britain. Beautifully presented in full colour throughout, the book uncovers over 60 of the country's loveliest and most compelling castles.
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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.
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Life/Style: Elegant Simplcity at Home
Designer and lifestyle authority Tricia Foley illustrates her approach to creating elegantly pared-down environments for the home and work space.
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House of Fiction: From Pemberley to Brideshead, Great British Houses in Literature and Life
Selected as one of The Times Books of 2017: a journey through the most iconic houses in English literature
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Cabins
Yearning for rustic simplicity? Open the door to Cabins, a gorgeous showcase of minimal, low-impact, peaceful abodes around the world. From contemplative bliss in an English coastal studio to eco-home huts in the Western Ghats of India, each of these minimal homes exude innovative, eco-friendly, mindful living.
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House Party: A Short History of Leisure, Pleasure and the Country House Weekend
The House Party explores privilege and leisure from the viewpoint of the guest and the host, showing us what it was really like to spend a weekend with the Jazz Age industrialist, the bibulous belted earl, and the bright young thing.
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Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses
A groundbreaking global survey of the finest mid-20th-century homes - one of the most popular styles of our time
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Eat, Drink, Nap: Bringing the House Home
The quintessential cooking, style and decoration book from Soho House, the world's leading members club. Whether you want to recreate your favourite house regular macaroni cheese or choose the right sofa for your sitting room, the clubs' experts will share their blueprint for stylish, contemporary living the Soho House way.
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Castles Map of Scotland
Explore Scotland's ancient monuments with this pictorial map featuring over 700 castles and fortified houses. Includes an easy-to-use index listing visitor information and an attractive selection of photographs.
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100 Houses: Nature and Nurture
This superb volume is a captivating and inspiring close-up of 100 houses that combine inspirational, creative and sophisticated design within the art of nature and the urban realm.
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100 Contemporary Houses
Open the door into 100 of the most beautiful and pioneering houses of the past two decades. With featured architects including Daniel Libeskind, Herzog & de Meuron, and Zaha Hadid, this is a dependable global digest of the nuances, challenges, and opportunities of turning all the emotional and practical requirements of "home" into a constructed...
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Case Study Houses
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,...
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Tiny Home to Call Your Own: Living Well in Just-Right Houses
Do you feel as though you're living in an expensive and ill-fitting home filled with too much stuff? A Tiny Home to Call Your Own examines the hows and whys of tiny-home living, and will help you assess whether it's the right for you by examining all aspects of tiny house living and exploring and array of living spaces.
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Our Uninvited Guests: The Secret Life of Britain's Country Houses 1939-45
The brilliant new book from one of the country's foremost social historians celebrating those who lived through the Second World War.
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John Pawson: Anatomy of Minimum
A powerful new monograph showcasing the defining elements and architectural anatomy at the very heart of Pawson's work
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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.
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Country House Secrets: Behind Closed Doors
Inside the country house, what exactly were the duties of the master's valet and the lady's maid? The answers to these, and many more questions, are revealed in this entertaining and intimate guide to the self-contained world of the country house.
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Case Study Houses
An unprecedented event in architecture history, the Case Study Houses program gave America new models for residential living. This comprehensive account of the project presents each of the 36 prototype homes through floor plans, sketches, and photographs, and explores how architects like Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eero Saarinen...
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Our Uninvited Guests: The Secret Life of Britain's Country Houses 1939-45
The brilliant new book from one of the country's foremost social historians celebrating those who lived through the Second World War.
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British Castles and Palaces
British Castles and Palaces takes you on an epic tour of Britain's inspiringcastles and palaces many of which still stand proud and can be visited today
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Great English Interiors
Step into British history with this marvelous collection of photographs of the country's greatest interiors.
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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.
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Ricardo Bofill: Visions of Architecture
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50 Greatest Castles and Palaces of the World
Explore the legends, history and secrets of great castles and palaces around the world.
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Royal Homes and Gardens
This beautifully illustrated book looks at some of the UK's best-loved royal homes, current and former, their buildings, gardens, treasures and, of course, their inhabitants past and present. Discover how these homes have evolved over the centuries and how they are being adapted for the future and the demands of modern life.
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Kitchen Living: Kitchen Interiors for Contemporary Homes
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Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hideouts
Our longing for simplicity, clarity, and relaxation often leads us into nature. Hide and Seek showcases the most beautiful places for satisfying this longing. More and more people are yearning to live in harmony with nature. Yet they don't want to give up their homes in the city or make radical changes to their lives Instead, they are creating their very own retreats in nature. The furniture, decor, and feel of these highly individual structures offer their owners an exceptional, yet convenient way of escaping from their urban routines. The right concept is more important than a lot of space. The architecture and interior design are rustic, bucolic, and simple --dedicated to turning a small plot of land into a sanctuary for relaxation. Hide and Seek adds inspiring examples to the range of stunning getaways in nature presented in Rock the Shack, the bestselling predecessor to this book. Whether located in the forest, on the water, or in the mountains; whether light and minimalistic or dark and cozy, the featured retreats exemplify how to create locations that offer calm and balance in our hectic lives. The cabins, hideaways, and homes showcased here meld traditional architecture with modern living in fascinating and surprising ways. Although the individual solutions are very different from each other, all of them respect nature and focus on the essentials. Hide and Seek is a contemporary survey of contextual architecture and interior design that radiates inner strength It not only has the power to bring people in tune with their surroundings, but also with themselves."
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Surf Shacks: An Eclectic Compilation of Surfers' Homes from Coast to Coast and Overseas
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Living in Japan
Japanese homes are refuges of tranquility, crafted in a unique domestic aesthetic of Eastern minimalism. Traditional architecture features alongside cutting-edge contemporary dwellings in this collection of homes, with many never-before-seen photographs. Turn to the rising sun and discover the fluid simplicity of these spaces where Zen...
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Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900
Presents over 100 of the world's most significant residential buildings, now published in a compact format to create a handy resource for all lovers and enthusiasts of house design.
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Timeless Home: James Gorst Architects
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Unfinished Palazzo: Life, Love and Art in Venice
The story of Venice's Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, `the Unfinished Palazzo', told through the lives of three of its most unconventional, passionate and fascinating residents - Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim.
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English House Style from Archives of Country Life
An inspirational look at the most iconic interior styles of magnificent English country houses: a thousand years of decorating as told through famous and many never-published photographs, all culled from the incomparable archive of Country Life magazine.
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Casa Bohemia: The Spanish-Style House
A celebration of the uniquely vibrant architecture and interiors of classic and new Spanish-style houses in the south-western United States, Mexico, and Spain.
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Shigeru Ban
From a cardboard cathedral to emergency shelters in paper tubing, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban has made his name with a restlessly inventive response to material and situation. This book presents the architect's most important projects to date and introduces a career defined by exploration, poetic expression, and humanitarian...
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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.
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Queen Victoria's Buckingham Palace
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Chateau Cantemerle: The Place Where Blackbirds Sing
The legendary and mysterious history of the great winery Chateau Cantemerle, beautifully illustrated with romantic views of this ancient French vineyard
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Place of Houses
Examines houses in the small Massachusetts town of Edgartown; in Santa Barbara, California, where a commitment was made to re-create an imaginary Spanish past; and in Sea Ranch, on the northern California coast, where the authors attempt to create a community.
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Julius Shulman. Modernism Rediscovered
The photographs of Julius Shulman offer one of the most compelling visual chronologies of architectural modernism. This book offers privileged access to Shulman's extraordinary archives with some 200 images paying homage to the multifarious forms of modernism across California and the rest of the United States.
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Chinese Wallpaper in Britain and Ireland
Lavishly illustrated overview of some of the most significant Chinese wallpapers surviving in the British Isles
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House Histories: The Secrets Behind Your Front Door
How to reveal the secrets hiding behind your own front door
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English Country House
Unusual book
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Lhasa House: Typology of an Endangered Species
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Rock the Shack: Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-outs
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Houses: Atelier AM
Following up on their much-heralded first volume of interiors, this new publication presents the next evolution of Atelier AM virtuosos of mixing antiques and museum-quality artworks with pedigreed design.
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Innovative Houses: Concepts for Sustainable Living: Concepts for Sustainable Living
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.