The New Ecological Home
A Complete Guide to Green Building Options
Paperback ISBN: 1931498164
An overview of green home-building techniques, materials, products, and technologies, written for home buyers, builders, architects, and contractors and intended to help avoid common problems when building green. It discusses the principles of green building and why they are desirable; covers logistical aspects of building such as site selection, i
My Cool Shed
An inspirational guide to stylish hideaways and workspaces
Hardcover ISBN: 1862059330
Celebrates the versatility of the shed to suit different needs through color photographs and text that describe each building's purpose, architectural features, interior design, and layout.
Contemporary Southern Homes
Hardcover ISBN: 0764346822
The South is known for its preserved mansions but many more beautiful twenty-first century houses preserve that same sense of ambiance. In over 400 full-color images, twenty Southern design professionals with varying architectural styles exhibit their award-winning work, ranging from classical Georgian symmetry to modernist traditions infused with fascinating flair. From Virginia to Arkansas, their work features expansive, open floor plans, walls of glass, and the use of indigenous materials. You can still see those Greek revival columns and the walls of hinged shutters, but you can also observe a remarkable range of homes that skillfully reflect their physical and cultural milieus within the contemporary era. Glass walls and open floor plans notwithstanding, these residences offer charm and authenticity. The architects' diverse backgrounds and design philosophies are shaping the South in the twenty-first century.
Treehouses of the World
Hardcover ISBN: 0810949520
A leading authority on treehouse design takes readers on an around-the-world journey of treehouses, discussing how they are designed, built, and enjoyed in numerous cultures, in a volume that showcases thirty-five treehouses and discusses their role in environmentalism. 20,000 first printing.
Hardcover ISBN: 1940291054
This book shapes a thick network of experiences and crossed interests opened throughout last twenty-five years in the office NO.MAD and its founder Eduardo Arroyo. In its pages there are mixed reflections, anecdotes and creations that shape an exciting cocktail between living, thinking and creating. In some time of our physiological life something inside each one gets lost and the mind fills with doubts. In spite of the inertia of the long crossed distance, to stop and to look behind with exploratory smell can help us to enter with courage in the unknown days. This book shapes a thick network of crossed interests opened throughout last twenty-five years of the office NO.MAD and its founder Eduardo Arroyo. Topics like the origin and the memory, the soul and the precision, the random and the instability, the empathy, the instants and the choice, the hybridization and the blurry systems, the cloning, the invisible orders and the essential complexity or the combination of matter and energy turn out to be here interlaced. They shape a kaleidoscopic optics that though has guided always by an invincible illusion has never been exempt from the risk of diving in the unknown thing. The trip across these invisible paths demonstrates a critical vision of the world and the voluntary obligation to try to transform it from the creative independence, the determination and the valor that they are the transparent message of this book.
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.
Most Beautiful House in the World
Paperback ISBN: 0140105662
Chronicles the work and insight that marked the author's experience as the boathouse he set out to build expanded to become a full-scale home, and contains observations about construction, space, and beginnings.