- Gazebos, pergolas, trellises, arbors, and more This book offers a multitude of ideas for overhead outdoor structures in a wide variety of settings and regional contexts, from small to large scale and from attached to unattached.
- Cutaways, exploded diagrams, charts, and graphs help readers decide whether to undertake a project themselves or hire someone to do it for them.
- Chapters on prefabricated structures and available kits as well as extensive comparisons of materials are provided to help readers make intelligent buying decisions.
- Must-know information on choosing and working with professionals is covered in detail.
Filled cover to cover with beautiful color photographs, Storage: Good Ideas provides numerous stylist and effective options for every room in your home. This idea book not only showcases innovative storage solutions, but also includes a resource section with information about featured products and manufacturers. With chapters on Living Rooms, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Studies, Stairs and Hallways, and Accessories, this book is a must-have for design professionals and anyone looking to organize and maximize space.
The approach of the millennium has heralded a renaissance in urban living that has seen the widespread conversion of former schools, factories, hospitals, warehouses, and commercial spaces to provide stylish accommodation in our increasingly overcrowded cities. Formerly a marginal residential option, favored mostly by artists whose oversized artworks required the big, open spaces offered by industrial or commercial buildings, lofts have now become the fashionable choice for those who want to break free from the restrictions of conventional apartments. Designed along the lines of classic New York lofts, these vast spaces offer urban dwellers inspirational space.
With stunning photographs of some of the world's most innovative conversions-- including the work of leading international architects and designers-- "Lofts" is the ultimate sourcebook for stylish, urban living. Combining the aspirational with the practical, it provides design solutions on a vast scale, whether you choose to commission an architect or interior designer or take on the work yourself. With creative ideas and key information for everything from space-planning and maximizing design characteristics to decorative schemes, fabrics, and furniture," Lofts "illustrates how to create the definitive living space that complements your lifestyle and combines aesthetics with comfort.
If you've ever wanted to step inside a house designed by frank Lloyd Wright or if you've ever dreamed of living in one The Wright Style offers the next best thing: an extraordinary look inside dozens of Wright's incomparable houses, all of them filled with countless inspiring ideas from America's favorite architect.
From pure Wright houses to homes where his decorative magic has been mixed with related styles, the book captures the essence of the architect's timeless designs the spaces, the textures, the colors, the light, the furniture, the special features that all say Frank Lloyd Wright. As the magnificent houses here show, each of Wright's buildings was a complex composition of many interrelated elements; he regarded them as symphonies. Wright designed not just the shell, but everything inside as well: furniture, skylights, art glass windows, light fixtures, textiles, carpets, wall murals, decorative accessories, even the landscaping.
Illustrating how Wright affected and inspired other houses, The Wright Style also presents interpretations of Wright's principles by some of his followers and apprentices providing a guided walk through a century of his unsurpassed influence on design. And for those who love Wright but who cannot live in complete, authentic rooms or purchase antique Wright furnishings, the book's catalogue of products makes it possible at least to bring a touch of the Wright style home.
Wright's ideas have so permeated our architectural world that we have lost track of the source, writes author Carla Lind. His open floor plans led to family rooms, kitchens open to living areas, indoor spaces open to outdoor living spaces, garden rooms, decks, and carports. His use of glass opened window walls and brought generous amounts of light and inspiring vistas into rooms. He altered America's collective subconscious. By bringing together many elements and inspirations, most neither new nor original, he was able to synthesize fresh new forms that reflected the character of the nation.
An invaluable introduction to the key names and projects in contemporary interior architecture, this book covers the work of 55 international practitioners. It includes both the firmly established and the up and coming; the classic and the more experimental. For each entry, there are 6 pages with a short text consisting of a critical appraisal as well as full biographical details. This is followed by images of the key works by that designer concentrating on the more recent but also the most iconic where relevant. The featured designers are those who control the shape of public spaces, services and identity to reflect the demands of the 21st century. A definition of interior architecture from Jennifer Hudson is: Interior Architecture Today is not about cosmetic surgery but about complete organ transplant. The individuals and companies featured are not only working with surface and appearance but also in the control of shape, space, services and identity. The title was selected to reflect the fact that the book is primarily concerned with the intelligent tectonic programming of interior space as well as the design opportunities this presents. Because of the proliferation today of decorators, stylists and hobbyists calling themselves designers, the word 'design' connotes a surface application primarily preoccupied with decorative elements. The term 'interior architecture' is more inclusive in that it considers the cross-disciplinary nature of design, bringing together the skills required to investigate interior space within the wider context of architecture.
Presenting the brilliant artistry and creativity of leading European design firms, this publication concentrates intensively on commercial spaces. Projects are represented in full colour and biographical information is given on featured firms.