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The World's Best Beach Houses
The World's Best Beach Houses
Paperback      ISBN: 1864705000

There is nothing quite so relaxing and inviting as being by the water. This text showcases beautiful beach houses (both holiday homes and permanent abodes) from around the world.

New Houses
New Houses
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060779993

This lavishly illustrated volume displays the 40 most spectacular houses built in recent years. Located all over the world, they are set apart by their imaginative and innovative design, as well as their use of the latest technologies in construction, newly developed sophisticated materials, and furnishings from leading designers.

Organized by geographic location -- city, suburbs, country, mountains, or by the sea -- they present the best of original and innovative designs from the world's most acclaimed cutting-edge architects.

Minnesota's Own: Preserving Our Grand Homes
Minnesota's Own
Preserving Our Grand Homes
Hardcover      ISBN: 0873519299

Stripped of its original Tiffany light fixtures, lamps, and stained-glass panels, a Lowry Hill mansion was returned to its original grandeur after an owner bought back many of these furnishings. A family in Winona has spent three decades slowly uncovering a landmark Victorian's hidden beauty. Minneapolis graphic designers have meticulously restored a Frank Lloyd Wright gem, even fabricating never-before-built cabinets, furniture, and rugs Wright originally designed for the home.

In Lost Twin Cities and Once There Were Castles, Larry Millett retrieved Twin Cities architecture vanished in time, giving us a view into buildings and homes lost to demolition, accident, and neglect. In Minnesota's Own, he and photographer Matt Schmitt invite us into homes from across the state that have been lovingly preserved, saved so that they can remain jewels among the state's living architecture.

From Duluth to Bemidji, Red Wing to the Twin Cities, Millett and Schmitt travel throughout Minnesota, highlighting homes designed by architects such as Edwin Lundie, Frank Lloyd Wright, and William Purcell and George Elmslie and with sumptuous ornamentation by local craftspeople including interior decorator John Bradstreet and woodcarver Johannes Kirchmayer. Homes originally owned by Daytons, Hills, and Ramseys find themselves in new hands that have taken great care in their upkeep and preservation.

Minnesota's Own welcomes readers into twenty-two of these homes through over two hundred color photographs and Millett's captivating stories of their construction, original owners, and restorations.

Leading Residential Landscape Professionals
Leading Residential Landscape Professionals
Hardcover      ISBN: 0976471353

Inspired by nature, landscape architects and designers transform open spaces, creating functional, artistic gardens and outdoor rooms through a variety of plants, water elements, and hardscapes. Leading Residential Landscape Professionals is an exceptional collection featuring the works of leading landscape professionals and profiling the men and women who create these marvelous outdoor spaces. The designs, from all areas of the country, include formal country gardens, urban sanctuaries, contemplative water scenes, and seasonal settings. This stylish resource includes ideas and garden features that can be adapted to large and small yards, for those planning to landscape a home or those who are simply passionate about their home and garden.



Global Villa Design
Global Villa Design
Hardcover      ISBN: 9881468809

- Forty stunning interior design projects from the world s best contemporary architects and designers- Includes a wealth of color pictures, floor plans, diagrams, sketches and first-hand text materials from design agenciesThis book, part of the Design Art of Villa series, collects high quality luxury villas and presents almost forty stunning interiors. All of the projects included are the latest works of the world's best architects and designers. Using hundreds of sublime photographs, and engaging texts, Villa Design Ideas illustrates how a luxury villa is designed and completed, and will provide inspiration to a great number of design enthusiasts.

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.

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.
Another Escape: Designing the Modern Guest House II
Another Escape
Designing the Modern Guest House II
Hardcover      ISBN: 1864707186

-A lovely compendium to Escape, ISBN 9781864707045 the first volume on this topic, this book goes on to explain more about reconstruction and restoration/refurbishment projects of many different types of accommodations around the world -Endeavors to meet the challenges of creating a contemporary guest house space that elegantly blends the location's natural environment with the overall human experience -Includes scores of different guest house design styles, showcasing an exciting range of projects from around the world, created by an esteemed mix of architects, designers and artists -Provides a strong reference source for design professionals and students in architecture, interior design, and related design fields; as well as for those in the tourism industry who are looking to revamp their guest house accommodation Another Escape: Designing the Modern Guest House II, features a wide array of guest houses from around the world, highlighting the best of modern hospitality. Its projects offer architecturally interesting designs of predominantly reconstructed and restored buildings, set in beautiful and unique environments. A beautiful location is a vital criterion for a successful guest house. Humans are hardwired to enjoy two types of scenery: the lush and the novel. As cities become the default way of living for large swathes of humanity, we are beginning to place greater value on lush natural beauty. We all feel good in picturesque natural environments, be that walking in a sun-dappled forest, marveling at snow-capped mountains, or watching waves breaking on pristine beaches. But the novel, the new, also moves us. In this richly photographed book you will find beautiful examples of guest houses that make the most of both the lush and the novel. From houses in Greece that are designed to frame spectacular views of the sea to the loft-style spaces in the heart of wooden alpine area in the ancient heart of Slovenia, the guest houses in this book feature striking architecture, tactile materials, and new typologies in luxuriant settings. Designer solutions extend beyond simple architectural models. This book provides in-depth narratives on refining interiors, such as best spatial layouts, colour palette ideas, unique lighting applications, soft furnishing options, and other design aspects. Each case study draws out detailed references on how to merge practicality with the motifs of nature and art for the perfect design combination: one that offers the user convenience, comfort, and a unique experience.

Give Me Shelter: Architecture Takes on the Homeless Crisis
Give Me Shelter
Architecture Takes on the Homeless Crisis
Hardcover      ISBN: 1940743230

Give Me Shelter documents the work of the MADWORKSHOP Homeless Studio at the USC School of Architecture and their solutions for tackling the Los Angeles homeless crisis through design, compassion, and humanity. The book features exclusive content from leaders in the field including Michael Maltzan, Ted Hayes, Betty Chinn, Gregory Kloehn, Skid Row Housing Trust, and many more. Paired with a forward by Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Give Me Shelter provides an in-depth look at how design can bridge the gap in services to get people off the streets and into housing sooner. In 2015, Los Angeles declared a state of emergency on homelessness. Since then, homelessness has increased by nearly 30 percent. Our homeless epidemic is more than a humanitarian crisis, it is a call for action. The book tells the story of eleven fourth year architecture students and their two instructors' journey through the world of homelessness as they tackle real world design solutions for emergency stabilization housing. From nomadic and temporary shelters to the city supported and award winning Homes for Hope, Give Me Shelter follows the MADWORKSHOP Homeless Studio and their designs from the encampment all the way to City Hall.

Downs House II: Ubc Sala - West Coast Modern Series
Downs House II
Ubc Sala - West Coast Modern Series
Hardcover      ISBN: 1935935283

Downs House II presents an original and comprehensive overview of the home that local architect Barry Downs built for himself in West Vancouver. The site overlooks Howe Sound with a panorama formed by the Coastal Mountain Range of British Columbia. This house of modest proportions presents the key and formative qualities that have come to represent a West Coast Modern idiom in architecture.

With past and beam structure clad in cedar shingles, the house characteristically hovers above the rough terrain while remaining intimately engaged with its forest setting. While the dramatic panorama of the living area provides a signature moment in the experience of the house, a variety of more intimate views of the forest and granite outcrop provide a richly textured and ever-changing backdrop to domestic life.

The house continues to be occupied by the architect and his wife Mary, and is maintained in meticulous condition. Delightful in itself, the Downs House II also offers testimony to a time of creative generosity in which the design of even modest houses served as a place of exploration. In our current era in which architectural culture commonly privileges the experience of individuality and distinction, it is refreshing to be reminded of buildings that are decidedly calm and assured. This is certainly the case with this special house--a house that could be fairly said to be at once unprecedented and singular while remaining utterly familiar.