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The most popular Residential buildings, domestic buildings books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Cabin Porn: Inside
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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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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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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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Ricardo Bofill: Visions of Architecture
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Timeless Home: James Gorst Architects
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Restoration Stories: Patina and Paint in Old London Houses
An informed and delightful visual record of London houses that become rarer and more precious by the day
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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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Hinterland: Cabins, Love Shacks and Other Hide-Outs
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Buckingham Palace: The Interiors
The first large-format, luxury hardcover book to comprehensively document the lavish State Rooms of Buckingham Palace.
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Off the Grid: Houses for Escape
The ultimate escapist collection of environmentally sustainable houses, cabins, and retreats, this book circles the globe to find the best eco-architecture in the most stunning and remote locations.
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John Richardson: At Home
Famed Picasso biographer and art historian Sir John Richardson opens the doors of residences from his life, revealing an autobiographical sketch through handsomely decorated rooms filled with art, antiques, and intriguing mementoes, each with a special story.
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Architects' Houses
Thirty pioneering houses designed by architects for themselves over the past decade, revealing the ingenious ways they have addressed the challenges of creating a contemporary living space.
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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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Lhasa House: Typology of an Endangered Species
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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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Abandoned Palaces
From imperial residences and aristocratic estates to hotels and urban mansions, Abandoned Palaces uses stunning photographs to tell the stories behind dilapidated structures from all around the world.
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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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White Houses
The first book devoted to all-white houses celebrates modernist idealism and the play of light and shadow, showing how white can act as the perfect backdrop against which to animate our lifestyles.
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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.
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Warehouse Home: Industrial Inspiration for Twenty-First-Century Living
A global overview of the most contemporary and ingenious - and comfortable - former light-industrial spaces transformed into stylish modern residences.
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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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Case Study Houses
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...
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Contemporary House
A vital look at new city living, featuring seventy of the world's most innovative, extreme and ingenious houses.
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Surf Shacks: An Eclectic Compilation of Surfers' Homes from Coast to Coast and Overseas
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Tree Houses. Fairy-Tale Castles in the Air
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.
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Castles: Fortresses of Power
Castles held a pivotal position as seats of power for centuries. This short history explores their significance, the battles and sieges that were fought over them, and life in and around the castle.
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150 Best Tiny Home Ideas
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Former Wine Warehouse Trieste
The story of the recovery and transformation of the 19th century home of the former wine warehouse on the seaside boulevard of Trieste.
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Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter