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Chasing the Sky: 20 Stories of Women in Architecture

Chasing the Sky: 20 Stories of Women in Architecture

Dean Dewhirst

Chasing the Sky showcases twenty of Australia's leading women in architecture. 

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Living in the Landscape

Living in the Landscape

Anna Johnson, Richard Black

Living in the Landscape explores new and exciting relationships between landscape and design. It examines how architects increasingly use various nuanced landscape conditions as inspiration and sites for creativity.

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Small House Living Australia

Small House Living Australia

Catherine Foster

Living in smaller houses is a growing trend worldwide as land prices rise and people want to have a smaller ecological footprint and live with less stuff. Catherine Foster shows us 21 Australian examples under 90sqm.

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Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects

Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects

Jo Nagasaka

A book showcasing the projects of Japanese architect and designer Jo Nagasaka, with insight into his idea and design processes.

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A Place for All People: Life, Architecture and the Fair Society

A Place for All People: Life, Architecture and the Fair Society

Richard Rogers, Richard Brown

A stunningly designed memoir with pictures by one of the world's leading architects and urban thinkers - 'A towering genius' Telegraph

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Places Women Make: Unearthing the contribution of women to our cities

Places Women Make: Unearthing the contribution of women to our cities

Jane Jose

This book tells stories of women shaping the Australian city - its buildings, spaces, and social and political agendas. Jose takes a fresh look at city life, great places and the unsung urban heroines who made them. This title...

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The Poetics of Space

The Poetics of Space

Gaston Bachelard

Beloved and contemplated by philosophers, architects, writers, and literary theorists alike, this book examines the places in which we place our conscious and unconscious thoughts and guides us through a stream of cerebral...

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Infinite Suburbia

Infinite Suburbia

Alan Berger, Joel Kotkin

MIT LCAU spent a year reviewing 500 publications from the last half-century, culminating in a Future of Suburbia exhibition, a conference at MIT's Media Lab, and this compilation of 52 essays by 74 authors from 20 different...

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Garden City: Supergreen Buildings, Urban Skyscapes and the New Planted Space

Garden City: Supergreen Buildings, Urban Skyscapes and the New Planted Space

Anna Yudina

How can our urban jungles be transformed into skyscraper forests that help our cities provide new forms of sustenance, from urban farms to breathing buildings?

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Habitat: Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet

Habitat: Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet

Sandra Piesik

Gathering together the world's leading experts on vernacular architecture, this once-in-ageneration publication examines how local buildings have stood the test of time and offer vital lessons for the futureThe core of...

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More Great Properties of Country Victoria: The Western District's Golden Age

More Great Properties of Country Victoria: The Western District’s Golden Age

Richard Allen, Kimbal Baker

This fascinating and beautiful book, sequel to the bestselling Great Properties of Country Victoria, takes us into the private world of twelve notable properties. Through their early histories we follow their fortunes;...

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The Well-Tempered City

The Well-Tempered City

Jonathan F. P. Rose

A celebration of the city and an impassioned argument for its role in addressing the important issues in these volatile times, The Well-Tempered City is a reasoned, hopeful blueprint for a thriving metropolis-and the future.

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Fender Katsalidis: Working Architecture

Fender Katsalidis: Working Architecture

Gary Emery, Leon van Shaik, Graeme Gunn, Peter Wilson

With book design by Gary Emery, one of Australia's most preeminent graphic artists, Working Architecture traces this rich history through 31 key projects, including buildings in the arts, business, private housing and of course in...

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3+2: Durbach Block Jaggers

3+2: Durbach Block Jaggers

Andrew Mackenzie, Andrew Cowen, Julia Charles, Mark Gowing

3+2 is a `double album': two books in one sleeve. It features two bodies of photography looking at the work of one of Australia's most respected and awarded architectural practices - Durbach Block Jaggers.

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Escape, Designing the Modern Guest House

Escape, Designing the Modern Guest House

Qi Shanshan

A book showcasing guest house design which merges practicality with motifs of nature and art, to create the perfect combination of user convenience, comfort, and a unique experience

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Destination: Architecture - The Essential Guide to 1000 Contemporary Buildings

Destination: Architecture - The Essential Guide to 1000 Contemporary Buildings

Phaidon Editors

The definitive architecture travel guide that lets you visit 1,000 of today's most must-see contemporary buildings - whether at home or on the road

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Phantom Architecture

Phantom Architecture

Philip Wilkinson

Phantom Architecture tells the stories of some fifty unbuilt buildings, describing how they were conceived, exploring their amazing variety, and showing how they have inspired other architects and artists who have looked at their...

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 Special priceThe Apartment House

The Apartment House

Cameron & Butler Bruhn

Apartment House explores some of the best examples of contemporary multi-residential projects. Whether newly built or renovated, each project demonstrates the importance of the relationship between density and amenity, whilst...

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Hideaways

Hideaways

Sam Stuchbury

Hideaways is a celebration of quintessential New Zealand holiday escapes- mountain huts, coastal baches, riverside cribs, converted silos, hunting shacks, and more. Breathtaking photography and evocative text explore far-flung...

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Living in Australia

Living in Australia

Robin Boyd, Mark Strizic

Originally published in 1970 Living in Australia provided Boyd with an opportunity to describe his own approach to design. This new edition, co-published with the Robin Boyd Foundation, includes new colour photographs by John...

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Poisoned Chalice: Peter Hall and the Sydney Opera House

Poisoned Chalice: Peter Hall and the Sydney Opera House

Anne Watson

Since the announcement of Jorn Utzon's winning Sydney Opera House competition entry in early 1957 the project has excited controversy. Testing the very boundaries of technology, the gestation of this sublime building was long and...

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A4A: Architecture for Animals

A4A: Architecture for Animals

Andrea Ghisoni

This book is a concise selection of twenty buildings designed to shelter animals. While being examples of contemporary architecture they also clearly illustrate the evolution of our relationship with animals.

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Grading: Landscapingsmart 3D-Machine Control Systems Stormwater Management

Grading: Landscapingsmart 3D-Machine Control Systems Stormwater Management

Peter Petschek, Peter Walker, Jessica Read

Grading is an important aspect of landscape architecture. This book explains the basics such as contour lines, land forms, earth mass calculation, and introduces the topics of slope protection systems, rainwater management, or...

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The Terrace House: Reimagined for the Australian way of life

The Terrace House: Reimagined for the Australian way of life

Cameron Bruhn, Katelin Butler

With British precedents and working-class origins, the terrace house is a story of remarkable resilience. Today it is highly sought-after for its nostalgic charm and inner-city locale. A new generation of homeowners is making...

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Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things

Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things

Rebecca Roke

The most wide-ranging, comprehensive and inclusive book on small-scale architecture ever published

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The Hinterland: Cabins, Love Shacks and Other Hide-Outs

The Hinterland: Cabins, Love Shacks and Other Hide-Outs

Gestalten

Exploring architecture and design approaches to creating the remote refuge wherever it may be

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This Building Likes Me

This Building Likes Me

John Wardle Architects, Justine Clark

Offers an account of the recent work of one of Australia's most significant architectural practices, John Wardle Architects (JWA). This title captures the practice's commitment to people, cities and places; the collaborations with...

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Living in the Landscape

Living in the Landscape

Anna Johnson, Richard Black

In recent years living in the big cities of Australia and NZ has become unaffordable to many. However, thanks to stronger transport infrastructure living in rural towns is now an attractive and viable option. Living in the...

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Glass/wood: Erieta Attali on Kengo Kuma

Glass/wood: Erieta Attali on Kengo Kuma

Erieta Attali, Kengo Kuma

The acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma (born 1954) and photographer Erieta Attali complement one another perfectly in terms of their artistic statement: both of them focus on the inclusion of the landscape. It is not the...

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The Pool: Architecture Culture And Identity In Australia

The Pool: Architecture Culture And Identity In Australia

Australian Institute Of Architects

This companion publication to the Australian Exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale considers the pool in Australian life and architecture through the reminiscences and anecdotes of many: from children to teachers,...

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A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler

A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler

Helen O'Neill

The power, passions and private life of the architect who shaped modern Australia - shortlisted for the 2015 National Biography AwardsHarry Seidler was a key figure in international modern architecture and in the...

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100 Buildings

100 Buildings

Thom Mayne, Eui-Sung Yi

An accessible primer to the most important architectural touchstones of our time by today s leading architects and teachers of architecture.

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How to Build a Skyscraper

How to Build a Skyscraper

John Hill

This beautifully illustrated book is a dream for architecture aficionados and reveals how the world's most impressive skyscrapers were built.

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