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202 Outstanding House Ideas
202 Outstanding House Ideas
Hardcover      ISBN: 1770855696

202 Outstanding House Ideas is packed with 600 pages of ideas for the dream house. For practicing professionals and homeowners this is a reference to successful designs chock full of ideas, analyses and successful applications from around the world.

More than 750 outstanding interior and exterior color photographs, floor plans, elevations, renderings, and building sections showcase house exteriors and interiors constructed and finished with a great range of traditional and innovative materials, and set in a variety of climates and landscape settings.

The houses are selections from a pool of the world's most interesting residential architecture. They include:

  • House of Joyce and Jeroen, The Hague, the Netherlands
  • Annandale House, Sydney, Australia
  • Harris Residence, Washington, D.C.
  • Hidden House, London, UK
  • Stacked House, Montreal, Canada
  • Townhouse, Landskrona, Sweden
  • House in Rimini, Rimini, Italy
  • Cloitre, Brussels, Belgium
  • Jarego House, Cartaxo, Portugal.

These houses are stimulating examples of what innovation can produce. Each house is presented over several double-page spreads that reveal the challenges of the site, the occupants' needs and the final design. Captions describe features and materials. A directory of architects and designers makes this a real-life resource.

202 Outstanding House Ideas is a comprehensive resource selection for homeowners, architects, builders, and interior designers looking for leading edge results.

Houses Now: Living Style
Houses Now
Living Style
Hardcover      ISBN: 1864706163

Houses Now: Living Style is a chic, modern book that showcases an eclectic range of contemporary homes, designed by an impressive selection of architects. Honing in on the subtleties of interior and exterior design, Houses Now also explores how specific architectural designs reflect living styles - from suburban masterpieces and sprawling country homes, to sleek city residences and breathtaking beach houses. These houses demonstrate that, when it comes to residential design, your style is your signature. Professional full-color photography is complemented by a vibrant book design. Also available: Houses Now: Material Style ISBN: 9781864705898.

Prefabricated Housing: Construction and Design Manual
Prefabricated Housing
Construction and Design Manual
Paperback      ISBN: 3869224274

Prefabricated housing has long since ceased to mean the disfigurement of the urban landscape with monotonous grey boxes. Particularly in Central Europe and Russia, modern assembly methods and 100 years of experience in planning prefabricated buildings and constructing with large panels are experiencing a renaissance. Whereas predominantly in Moscow - the largest European metropolis with seventeen million - prefabricated housing is an essential instrument for the provision of residential assistance, prefabrication methods in Germany and Switzerland, for example, are used to build exclusive properties. This construction manual examines the potential of prefabricated housing on structural, historical and architectural grounds. In addition to an insight into the methods of production and assembly, roughly twenty selected examples are presented in large-format photographs, plans rich in detail and meaningful diagrams, providing a contribution to the discussion on affordable housing.
2 volumes in slipcase: Vol. 1: Technologies and Methods Vol. 2: Buildings and Typologies

Design Art of Villa II
Design Art of Villa II
Hardcover      ISBN: 9881668743
A collection of unique villa design projects from designers all over the world.
Modern to Classic II: Residential Estates by Landry Design Group
Modern to Classic II
Residential Estates by Landry Design Group
Hardcover      ISBN: 194074329x

Modern to Classic II: Residential Estates by Landry Design Group explores the Los Angeles firm's recent work, defined by an eclectic range of references and styles. Emphasizing the unique stories that inform each of the projects, the monograph's 15 chapters--each dedicated to a single completed residence and opening with a conceptual sketch by principal Richard Landry--demystify the process behind creating the grand estates the firm has become known for. From a modern steel and glass aerie perched above L.A.'s Sunset Boulevard to a lakeside stone villa in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, the houses selected embody the spirit of those who inhabit them. A special section, Works in Progress, previews 25 current projects from the firm consistently sought for its ability to collaboratively intuit architectural styles, siting and materials in structures that innovatively reflect the area vernacular and elevate the imagination of their clients, who include celebrities, creatives, and industry leaders.

Boutique Homes: Handpicked Vacation Rentals
Boutique Homes
Handpicked Vacation Rentals
Hardcover      ISBN: 3899862740

- 60 uniquely designed boutique homes available for rent- Interactive book with complementary app and in-built augmented reality function- A must-have book for design lovers and travel enthusiasts- Boutique homes in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Brazil, Mexico, France, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Iceland and moreThis interactive book presents a curated collection of more than 60 uniquely designed boutique homes, brought together by the founders and authors of the eponymous brand. The composition of excellent architecture and design staged with stunning photography, showcases an international 'best of the best' selection. This is further divided into chapters: beach and cliff houses; architectural gems; chic and cheap; updated history; urban retreat; country living; emotional luxury; unplugged; cabins; and spaces for family and friends. The book and complementary app for iPhones is more than an exciting and glamorous source of inspiration. Each of the shown houses and apartments is also available for rent, and can be experienced in all its glory.

Legendary Homes of the Minneapolis Lakes
Legendary Homes of the Minneapolis Lakes
Hardcover      ISBN: 0873518632

For tens of thousands of Minnesotans who walk and bike and paddle around Minneapolis's beautiful Chain of Lakes every year, the lovely homes that surround these fine city parks are as intriguing as the exquisite views of open space and sparkling water. Legendary Homes of the Minneapolis Lakes invites readers inside twenty-eight of the most architecturally significant dwellings.

In these pages, photographer Karen Melvin and architectural writer Bette Hammel turn their attention to the finest homes around Lake of the Isles, Cedar Lake, Lake Calhoun, and Lake Harriet. Generous homeowners have opened their doors and shared the stories of construction, renovation, and interior design. Featured architects include Harry Wild Jones, Purcell and Elmslie, Edwin Lundie, Close and Associates, Vincent James, and David Salmela.

From the Italianate entryway of the Martin House to the whimsical living room of the Kaufman/Lacey House; from the Arts and Crafts kitchen of the Smith/Liepke House to the Rand/McGlynn Phelps House's stunning formal dining room, Legendary Homes of the Minneapolis Lakes offers views of interest to all. This lavishly illustrated and informative book answers the lake walker's burning question: I wonder what it's like in there.

Karen Melvin is an interiors and architectural photographer whose work has appeared in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, and Woman's Day. Bette Hammel is an architectural journalist who has written for Architecture Minnesota, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Midwest Home, and Architectural Record.
Dirk Denison 10 Houses
Dirk Denison 10 Houses
Hardcover      ISBN: 1945150750

Architect and educator Dirk Denison reflects on the diverse influences that have shaped his practice over 30 years in a volume featuring 10 remarkable houses designed in a broad range of modernist vocabularies - each finely tuned to its site and occupants.

Taking the form of an in-depth conversation between architect and educator Dirk Denison and journalist Fred A. Bernstein, this volume chronicles Denison's childhood in Detroit, travels and early encounters with the arts and architecture, and his education at Cranbrook, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. A perceptive interlocutor, Bernstein deftly draws upon Denison's own insights into how these experiences have influenced his aesthetic sensibilities, design philosophy, and working processes over 30 years of collaborative practice.
The conversation also sets the stage for the presentation of 10 houses selected from Denison's larger body of work, each illustrated in a suite of photographs with plans revealing his engagement with a diverse range of modernist vocabularies and intents in the domain of custom residential design. For design professionals and students of architecture, Dirk Denison 10 Houses draws attention to the manifold ways in which life experiences at all scales nurture and shape a career in the field. More broadly, this book is an engaging read for anyone interested in the gratifying process of conceptualizing and building one's own home.
Tiny House: Live Small, Dream Big
Tiny House
Live Small, Dream Big
Hardcover      ISBN: 0525576614
From the founder of the Instagram feed @TinyHouse, comes a small, chunky inspiration book filled with photographs of the smallest abodes--from vans and boats to tree houses and cabins. A die-cut cover acts as a window onto a simpler world of lighter living and sustainability that never sacrifices function or design.

Imagine living debt-free in an environmentally-friendly home. No mortgage, no clutter, and boundless freedom. This is the reality and dream of people all over the world thanks to the widespread momentum of the tiny house movement in recent years. Designed to fit on the tiniest of coffee tables, this book features 250 full-color photographs of the smallest, most efficient homes around the world, with interviews, features, and smart tips straight from the homeowners. From tiny mobile homes in California, Nashville, and Minnesota to a surfer-built tree house in Washington to a school bus that has been converted to a camper in Oregon, this lookbook is packed with big inspiration.
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
At Home
A Short History of Private Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0767919394

In these pages, the beloved Bill Bryson gives us a fascinating history of the modern home, taking us on a room-by-room tour through his own house and using each room to explore the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted. As he takes us through the history of our modern comforts, Bryson demonstrates that whatever happens in the world eventually ends up in our home, in the paint, the pipes, the pillows, and every item of furniture. Bryson has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and his sheer prose fluency makes At Home one of the most entertaining books ever written about private life.