100 Contemporary Houses
Exceptional contemporary houses from Chile to Croatia to China
Designing private homes offers architects more freedom than corporate projects to express their ideas and try out new concepts. Conceiving living spaces is not without its own set of challenges, for which architects are forever looking for innovative solutions—rethinking the way we inhabit our home and live our daily lives is all part of the job when designing a house. Nowadays environmental concerns have become crucial in building sustainable structures, changing the playing field quite profoundly. This two-volume publication rounds up 100 of the world’s most interesting and pioneering homes from the past decade, featuring a host of talents both new and established, including John Pawson, Richard Meier, Shigeru Ban, Tadao Ando, and Zaha Hadid.
1000x Architecture of the Americas
Outstanding buildings have been constructed in the Western Hemisphere; acclaimed as well as emerging architects are contributing today with their work in North, South, Central America and the Carribbean to the definition of tomorrow?s architecture. This c
Figures and Configurations, Projects and Buildings, 1986-1988
Illustrates many of the Portuguese architect's projects in West Berlin, Portugal, Salzburg, and The Hague
Some sunning to wraps. Previous owner's Ex Libris embossed stamp on ffep. Nice copy overall.
Arbours & Grottos : A Facsimile of the Two Parts of Universal Architecture (1755 and 1758), With a Catalogue of Wright's Works in Architecture and Garden Design
One of a limited edition of 375; number is not noted, possibly proof copy. Oblong 4to, quarter bound in green cloth with brown paper boards, title label on spine and green cloth slipcase. Interior clean throughout, binding is solid. Front free end paper creased a couple times down center, upper corners of boards are lightly bumped. Otherwise a clean, handsome copy of this well done facsimile. London, 1979.
The Architecture of Edwin Lundie
"The Architecture of Edwin Lundie has had a transformative effect on Minnesota architecture since its original publication in 1995. Many architects around the state have taken up Lundie's challenge of how to adapt traditional forms to today's needs. the book opened up new ways of thinking about 'regionalism' in Minnesota architecture, and for that, we are forever grateful."
—Tom Fisher, Dean of College of Design, University of Minnesota
"Sm4to, 121pgs. Full bound white paper wraps with black titling on front cover and spine. Book is solid and interior is clean and bright, replete with color images and floor plans of Edwin Lundie's houses. Corner tips have a touch wear else in excellent condition.
The Architecture of Robert & James Adam (2 Volumes)
1922. Folio. Green cloth boards have been professionally reinforced at front hinges (both Vol. 1 and 2). Vol. 1 has also been reinforced from the inside, and at spine ends. Decorative raised gilt cameos are bright, although they show rubbing. Boards show light spotting, bumping to corners, and wear on edges. Dust soiling to text block, although interior is clean with only occasional stains or finger smudges. Both volumes are profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings in blueprint style. Complete 2 volume set.
Architettura De Vitruvio
"1830, Small 4to, 151 pgs. Bound in blue wraps. A bit tattered but in working condition. Italian language.
The Art of Living in Singapore
And the Art of Architecture
Case Study Houses
The Case Study House Program was initiated in 1945 by John Entenza who personally requested architects to contribute models for low-cost modern homes. This book presents the final 36 designs which reflect the aspirations of the post-war generation of American architects involved.
Oblong 4to. Binding is shaken but firmly attached. Clear illustrated wrap is mildly sun tanned.