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Cranlana: The First 100 Years

Cranlana: The First 100 Years

Michael Shmith

This lavish production is a breathtakingly designed and illustrated celebration of Cranlana, the original Australian home of the late Sidney Myer and since then, a place of some prominence in the commercial, architectural and...

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 Read reviewHarry Seidler's Umbrella

Harry Seidler’s Umbrella

Joe Rollo

An insightful analysis of the architecture and design of Australia's built environment.

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New Nordic Houses

New Nordic Houses

Dominic Bradbury

Overflowing with stunning photography, this collection discovers the best contemporary houses across Scandinavia's most beautiful and remote locations, designed by both emerging and established architects.

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Australia Modern

Australia Modern

Hannah Lewi, Philip Goad

The essential text on Australian modernism, featuring 100 significant site examples by Australia's most revered architects, rich archival imagery and expert essays exploring how modernism has shaped Australian society.

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Open House Melbourne Weekend: 2019 Program

Open House Melbourne Weekend: 2019 Program

Open House Melbourne

The much-loved Open House Melbourne Weekend is back.

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White Houses

White Houses

Philip Jodidio

The first book devoted to all-white houses celebrates modernist idealism and the play of light and shadow, showing how white can act as the perfect backdrop against which to animate our lifestyles.

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Sydney Art Deco

Sydney Art Deco

Peter Sheridan

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Wood: Architecture Today

Wood: Architecture Today

David Andreu

Wood is one of the best materials for construction on account of its versatility; this book presents the work of thirty international architects who work with wood.

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Off the Grid: Houses for Escape

Off the Grid: Houses for Escape

Dominic Bradbury

Off the Grid reveals the creative architecture and cutting-edge technologies that are redefining where and how we live-enabling us to escape to some of the most extraordinary and secluded natural environments on the...

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Making Marks: Architects' Sketchbooks

Making Marks: Architects' Sketchbooks

Will Jones

A rich and varied glimpse into the creative processes of a broad array of contemporary architects.

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Architects at Home

Architects at Home

John V. Mutlow

Features the homes of a range of leading architects from around the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, and Europe.

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New Chinese Architecture

New Chinese Architecture

Austin Williams, Zhang Xin

The first survey of China's leading female architects, featuring 20 established and emerging talents making an impact on the national scene.

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domus 1930s

domus 1930s

Charlotte & Peter Fiell

Modernist quintessence: The birth of the International Style

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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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Sacred Spaces

Sacred Spaces

Guillame de Laubier, Jacques Bosser

A breathtaking survey of beautiful churches and cathedrals from acclaimed photographer Guillaume de Laubier

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Skyscraper

Skyscraper

Dan Cruickshank

The story of the first great skyscraper, and the transformation of the modern city.

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The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900

The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900

Dominic Bradbury, Richard Powers

Presents over 100 of the world's most significant residential buildings, now published in a compact format to create a handy resource for all lovers and enthusiasts of house design.

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Built: The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures

Built: The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures

Roma Agrawal

The wonders of engineering revealed - by the inspirational female engineer behind The Shard, Western Europe's tallest building.   

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The Potato Plan Collection

The Potato Plan Collection

Kees Christiaanse, Mirjam Zuger

Inspired by the 1943 London Potato Plan drawn by British town planner Patrick Abercrombie (1879-1957), this book gathers 40 urban plans from global cities and investigates the role of their neighborhoods and centralities. ...

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An Unfinished Experiment in Living: Australian Houses 1950-65

An Unfinished Experiment in Living: Australian Houses 1950-65

Geoffrey London, Philip Goad, Conrad Hamann

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Shaping Cities in an Urban Age

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age

Ricky Burdett, Philipp Rode

An authoritative - and fascinating - investigation into the spatial and social dynamics of cities at a global scale

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Mountain View: The Perfect Holiday Homes

Mountain View: The Perfect Holiday Homes

Sebastiaan Bedaux

This, the first title in a new series, Nature Retreats, which presents the most beautifully designed holiday homes, with stunning mountain views. Travel journalist Sebastiaan Bedaux gathered 30 of the most stylish hideouts in the...

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The Terrace House

The Terrace House

Cameron Bruhn

With British precedents and working-class origins, the terrace house has a story of remarkable resilience. This collection of homes celebrates the incredible history and enduring appeal of these well-loved buildings.

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Isay Weinfeld

Isay Weinfeld

Gestalten

From one side of the globe to the other, Isay Weinfeld is one of the most sought-after architects. Weinfeld is inimitable in the realm of combining modern elegance with tropical lightness. Under his hand, lushly landscaped...

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S, M, L, XL

S, M, L, XL

Rem Koolhaas, Bruce Mau, Hans Werlemann, Jennifer Sigler

S,M,L,XL presents a selection of the remarkable visionary design work produced by the Dutch firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.) and its acclaimed founder, Rem Koolhaas, in its first twenty years, along with a...

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Manufacturing Architecture

Manufacturing Architecture

Dana K. Gulling

Manufacturing Architecture is the first reference guide to customizing repetitive manufacturing for architects.   

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Ride a Bike!

Ride a Bike!

Annette Becker, Stefanie Lampe, Lessano Negussie, Peter Cachola Schmal

Bicycles as a means of transport in cities are playing an ever more important role. The reasons are: reduction of motorcar traffic, sustainable traffic planning, reduction of noise and exhaust emissions, enhancement of the value...

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Architects' Houses

Architects' Houses

Michael Webb

Thirty pioneering houses designed by architects for themselves over the past decade, revealing the ingenious ways they have addressed the challenges of creating a contemporary living space. With projects from Australia to Austria,...

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Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers

Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers

Stephen Graham

A revolutionary reimagining of the cities we live in, the air above us, and what goes on in the earth beneath our feet

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Albert Frey

Albert Frey

Meet desert modernist Albert Frey, the Zurich-born architect who brought notes of Bauhaus, De Stijl, and Le Corbusier to the West Coast.   

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Gropius

Gropius

Peter Gossel, Gilbert Lupfer, Paul Sigel

Walter Gropius (1883-1969) set out to build for the future. As the founding director of the Bauhaus, the Berlin-born architect had an inestimable influence on our aesthetic environment, championing a bold new hybrid of light,...

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Eurotopians: Fragments of a different future

Eurotopians: Fragments of a different future

Johanna Diehl, Niklas Maak

How do we want to live? How shall we build? Where can we find ideas for the houses and cities of the future?   

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101 Things I Learned in Urban Design School

101 Things I Learned in Urban Design School

Matthew Frederick, Vikas Mehta

Written by two experienced practitioners and instructors, this informative book will appeal not only to students, but to seasoned professionals, planners, city administrators, and ordinary citizens who wish to better understand...

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101 Things I Learned in Engineering School

101 Things I Learned in Engineering School

Matthew Frederick, John Kuprenas

A highly successful and respected civil engineer provides an introduction and thorough overview into this important and ever-changing profession.

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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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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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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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Garden City

Garden City

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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More Great Properties of Country Victoria

More Great Properties of Country Victoria

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

Fender Katsalidis Architects, Leon van Shaik, Graeme Gunn, Peter Wilson, Gary Emery

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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Destination Architecture

Destination Architecture

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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Apartment House, The

Apartment House, The

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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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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 Special priceThis 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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The Pool

The Pool

Australian Institute Of Architects

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