The books in this series are filled with design ideas and inspiration for remodeling, renovating, and building houses in classic American architectural styles. Readers will discover innovative strategies for living comfortably in traditional-styled homes.
Super-cool spaces to relax, work, chill out, or escape.
Over 50 real examples from around the world--some simple and modest and some extravagant--inspire and instruct the reader on how to create their own special space. The owners themselves describe how they have created their own hideaways, and author Jane Field-Lewis provides insightful style notes and comments based on her conversations with owners, architects, and designers. For the interiors, recycled, vintage and precious items are mixed with new, functional and practical ones. Learn how to create your own shed, and then how to make it stylish as well as useful.
Homes are located in San Francisco, Nashville, Seattle, Nova Scotia, and Alberta, among other locales on three continents.
Jane Field-Lewis is an award-winning stylist and art director working in photography, film and TV. She is the author of the My Cool series of lifestyle and interior books, including My Cool Caravan. She is also the creator and creative consultant and stylist behind a hit series Amazing Spaces, broadcast in the UK.
A selection of outstanding contemporary architect-designed houses from around the world Houses Now: Material 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 variety and quality of materials used, Houses Now also explores the finer details of architectural styles from across the globe 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, there are few limits. Professional full-color photography is complemented by floor plans and a vibrant book design."
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.
Since the publication of Treehouses of the World, the community of treehouse builders has grown tremendously, and many more innovative treehouses have been built around the world. In New Treehouses of the World, world-renowned treehouse designer and builder Pete Nelson takes readers on an exciting, international tour of more than 35 new treehouses that reveal how treehouses are designed, constructed, and appreciated in a wide array of cultures and settings.Both beautifully photographed and thoughtfully written by Pete Nelson, New Treehouses of the World documents Nelson's travels, discoveries, and epiphanies, and explores the ever-growing new frontier of arboreal architecture. The message that Nelson promotes is simple: As sustainable living issues stand poised to become the most important challenges facing the post-millenial age, the positive power and goodwill that a simple treehouse engenders is of greater importance than ever before.
In 'How to Work With an Architect', noted architect and Taliesin Fellow Gerald Lee Morosco, AIA, reveals the criteria for a successful architect/client relationship, explaining not only what the benefits of working with an architect are, but also showing how an architect adds immeasurable value to a project.
Built in 1955, and fully restored in 2014, House Friedman was designed by internationally-trained architect Frederic Lasserre, founder of the UBC School of Architecture. Situated near the university, just outside the city of Vancouver limits, the house combines a modernist aesthetic with a distinctively West Coast Modern ethos. Distinguished by its spatial complexity, and by its seamless relationship to the landscape design of Cornelia Oberlander, the house asserts at once its adherence to global modernism while asserting a local aesthetic that has come to be identified as West Coast Modernism. Architect Lasserre, whose early career was associated with Berthold Lubetkin, and landscaper Oberlander, student of Gropius, together produced an iconic design for modern living featuring an open plan, generous glazing, and a subtle flow between the house and garden. The future of the house was threatened by the exorbitant land values in Vancouver, where the price of property often trumps architectural value; however, a national effort to save the house was successful, and the house remains as a testimony to those who value modernist architecture's special place in the West Coast ethos.
Whether it's a treehouse perched among the branches or a rustic gazebo by a pond, a small-scale playhouse or a whimsical dovecote, shelters in the garden conjure thoughts of childhood and long-ago summers. A Shelter in the Garden inspires readers to re-create these bygone days by constructing their own outdoor features: arbors and pergolas, greenhouses and potting sheds, tiny cottages and canopied cabanas, birdhouses and birdfeeders. With 175 photographs of shelters in beautiful garden and backyard settings, this book showcases a huge array of ideas for outdoor projects, some largely decorative, others more utilitarian. Detailed instructions are given for making 50 of these projects, with illustrations explaining the techniques and materials used. Bringing out the builder and the dreamer in all of us, A Shelter in the Garden can help anyone turn their garden or yard into an enchanting and personal space.
Designed by Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners, the Win Sing AIT Residential Towers create a new gateway for the prestigious Neihu District of Taipei, directly across from the future American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), also in design by MRY. The book features a revelatory essay by Philip Jodidio, who writes, "This work is at the edge, not the proverbial cutting edge, but at the limit between history and modernity, between the tough city and privileged views toward the green horizon. Where Charles Moore sought to break the taboos that had separated history from Modernism, MRY today integrates culture (and thus history) in a subtle, profound way with a building that is far more solid than any stage set. This link between the origins of MRY and Win Sing AIT is more than a fanciful one, it is the very reason for which this project succeeds in what must be considered a daunting challenge: defining the edge."