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A Shelter in the Garden: Playhouses, Treehouses, Gazebos, Sheds, and Other Outdoor Structures
A Shelter in the Garden
Playhouses, Treehouses, Gazebos, Sheds, and Other Outdoor Structures
Paperback      ISBN: 1584797711

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.

European Style Villa Design
European Style Villa Design
Hardcover      ISBN: 9881574307
Presents a collection of Villas designed using the theme of European style as inspiration.
La Arquitecture de Gilberto L. Rodriguez/The Architecture Of Gilberto L. Rodriguez
La Arquitecture 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.

 

Luxury Living by B+ Villas
Luxury Living by B+ Villas
Hardcover      ISBN: 287550004x

This title presents the work of B+ Villas, a firm of architects which strives to provide high quality architecture without compromising economic aspects.

Binning House: Ubc Sala - West Coast Modern Series
Binning House
Ubc Sala - West Coast Modern Series
Hardcover      ISBN: 1939621666

This book focuses on what is arguably the first significant piece of modern residential architecture in Western Canada: The BC Binning House. Still standing in West Vancouver as a National Historic Site, the house has influenced generations of architects and continues to do so until today. The structure is often thought to be the beginning of Canada's West Coast Modernism movement as it represents both the arrival of Modernist design principles and their inflection with local interests and conditions. But the house is much more than an important moment in the history of regional architecture, it manifests a remarkable set of Binning's preoccupations with geometry, optics, and perception. Beyond his direct engagement with architecture, Binning is a key figure in Canadian art history who is renowned for his painting and drawing. His paintings and drawings are held in the collections of major institutions including the National Gallery of Art. The confluence of his thinking about art and his ideas on buildings amount to modest but breathtaking structure.

Contemporary Architecture and Interiors Yearbook 2013
Contemporary Architecture and Interiors Yearbook 2013
Hardcover      ISBN: 9089441352

The fifth edition of the bestselling reference work.


Luxury Villa Feast: International Style Villa Design
Luxury Villa Feast
International Style Villa Design
Hardcover      ISBN: 9881922690
A compilation of photographs of luxurious villas
Contemporary Southern Homes
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.

Madeline Island Summer Houses: An Intimate Journey
Madeline Island Summer Houses
An Intimate Journey
Hardcover      ISBN: 097991924x

Madeline Island. Just the words conjure up images of a magical place. For thousands of years the largest of the Apostle Islands has drawn people to its Lake Superior shores. For more than a hundred years summer residents have been shaping places for a relaxed pace of life shared with friends and family and immersed in nature.

Over the course of two summers, architecture writer Linda Mack and her daughter, photographer Kendra Mack, plied the island's roads to capture the stories of twenty-seven wildly different retreats. They include century-old cottages, contemporary houses designed by Minnesota architects, a rustic fishing cabin, a reassembled 1812 Vermont barn, and the author's own beach house.

"Readers of this delightful book will be so enchanted with Linda Mack's stories of the island cottages that they will want to catch the next ferry from Bayfield, Wisconsin." Bette Hammel, author of "Legendary Homes of the Minneapolis Lakes" and "Legendary Homes of Lake Minnetonka"

The Anatomy of Sheds: New Buildings from an Old Tradition
The Anatomy of Sheds
New Buildings from an Old Tradition
Hardcover      ISBN: 1423647181

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.