La arquitectura de Gilberto L. Rodriguez / The Architecture of Gilberto L. Rodriguez
Hardcover ISBN: 0982439237
This monograph by Monterrey, MX based Gilberto L. Rodriguez features eleven of his most stunning and elaborate Modern houses and mixed-use projects. In addition, there is a section devoted to works in progress as well as a selected chronology of his work.
California Luxury Living
A Private Tour
Hardcover ISBN: 186470439x
An exploration of the luxurious designs of world-renowned architect John Finton-the world's most prestigious homes presented in spectacular detail-over 250 pages of breathtaking full-color photography.
Your Green Home
A Guide to Planning a Healthy, Environmentally Friendly New Home
Paperback ISBN: 0865715556
Aimed at future homeowners as well as designers and builders, this accessible text explains how to plan a new home that is both environmentally friendly and a healthful place to live. Topics covered include (for example) energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy, landscaping, and cost considerations. Wilson is executive editor of Environmental Building News. Distributed in the U.S. by Consortium Books Sales and Distribution. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
New Spaces for Japanese Residential Architecture
Hardcover ISBN: 1864706325
Provides a definitive statement of contemporary residential architectural trends in Japan, and showcases a collection that is inspirational and is a strong reference for architects, planners, preservationists, landscape and interior designers, and all who are directly involved in residential architecture.
Case Study Houses
1945-1966: the California Impetus
Hardcover ISBN: 3836535602
Modernism to the masses: Pioneering designs for affordable postwar homes The Case Study House program (1945–1966) was a unique event in the history of American architecture. Sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, the program sought to respond to the postwar building boom with prototype modern homes that could be both easily replicated and readily affordable to the average American. Concentrated on the Los Angeles area, the Case Study Houses included 36 model homes commissioned from such major architects of the day as Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Craig Ellwood, Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig, Eero Saarinen, A. Quincy Jones, and Ralph Rapson. Their criteria included “using, as far as is practicable, many war-born techniques and materials best suited to the expression of man’s life in the modern world.” The results of the program would redefine the modern home and extend influence not only across the United States but around the world. This compact guide includes all of the Case Study Houses with over 150 photos and plans, as well as a map showing locations of all sites, including those that no longer exist. About the series: Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Architecture series features: - an introduction to the life and work of the architect - the major works in chronological order - information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions - a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings - approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)
Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway
Paperback ISBN: 1561586447
Celebrating an American classic, the authors introduce readers to getaway cabins of every kind through hundreds of photographs, illustrations, detailed descriptions, and site and floor plans, covering four basic styles--rustic, traditional, transformed, and modern. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Condo Living in the Suburban Century
Hardcover ISBN: 0300164084
Today, one in five homeowners in American cities and suburbs lives in a multifamily home rather than a single-family dwelling. As the American dream evolves, precipitated by declining real estate prices and a renewed interest in city living, many predict that condos will become the predominant form of housing in the 21st century. In this unprecedented study Matthew Gordon Lasner explores the history of co-owned multifamily housing in the United States, from New York City's first co-op, in 1881, to contemporary condo and townhouse complexes coast to coast. Lasner explains the complicated social, economic, and political factors that have increased demand for this way of living, situating the trend within the larger housing market and broad shifts in residential architecture. He contrasts the prevalence and popularity of condos, townhouses, and other privately governed communities with their ambiguous economic, legal, and social standing, as well as their striking absence from urban and architectural history.