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Living by the Ocean: Contemporary Houses by the Sea

Living by the Ocean: Contemporary Houses by the Sea

Phaidon Editors

An exhilarating collection of today's most remarkable homes built in awe-inspiring coastal locations around the world

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Radical Architecture of the Future

Radical Architecture of the Future

Beatrice Galilee

An important and fascinating collection of original projects by unique thinkers in the world of architecture and spatial design

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Evergreen Architecture: Overgrown Buldings and Greener Living

Evergreen Architecture: Overgrown Buldings and Greener Living

Gestalten

Nature and architecture have never been more intertwined. As more of the earth's surface is swallowed up by the built environment, architects are increasingly up to the task of integrating flora and greenery into their creations.

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Growing up Modern: Childhoods in Iconic Homes

Growing up Modern: Childhoods in Iconic Homes

Julia Jamrozik, Coryn Kempster

What was it like to grow up in a Modernist residence? Did these radical environments shape the way that children looked at architecture later in life?

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Living in Nature: Contemporary Houses in the Natural World

Living in Nature: Contemporary Houses in the Natural World

Phaidon Editors

An awe-inspiring collection of contemporary homes designed to foster a connection with the essential elements of landscape

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 Read reviewWhat Adults Don't Know About Architecture

What Adults Don’t Know About Architecture

The School of Life

This engaging and beautifully illustrated guide is designed to help children (and their favourite adults) to understand how buildings work and how we might create the better looking world we all crave and deserve.

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Atlas of Brutalist Architecture: Classic format

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture: Classic format

Phaidon Editors

A landmark survey of one of architecture's most controversial yet popular styles - in a great, new, classic edition

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Building for Hope: Towards an Architecture of Belonging

Building for Hope: Towards an Architecture of Belonging

Marwa al-Sabouni

The follow-up to the Syrian architect's dramatic memoir, in which she explores how cities and buildings might be rebuilt in the aftermath of conflict, crisis or financial depression.

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Beauty and the East: New Chinese Architecture

Beauty and the East: New Chinese Architecture

Gestalten

A new design expression is being formed in China as architects look internally for visionary design instead of toward the West.

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Living in the Mountains

Living in the Mountains

Phaidon Editors

A breathtaking survey of contemporary homes, each with a deep connection to the landscapes and vistas of the mountains

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The Great Builders

The Great Builders

Kenneth Powell

A unique survey of forty architect-engineers who have been pioneers in both aesthetic design and technological innovation.

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Design: Building on Country

Design: Building on Country

Alison Page, Professor Paul Memmott, Margo Neale

Aboriginal design is of a distinctly cultural nature, based in the Dreaming and in ancient practices grounded in Country.Alison Page and Paul Memmott show how these design principles of sophisticated function, sustainability and...

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Kengo Kuma: My Life as an Architect in Tokyo

Kengo Kuma: My Life as an Architect in Tokyo

Kengo Kuma

World renowned architect Kengo Kuma gives a personal tour of Tokyo's key buildings.

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Rewriting Architecture: 10+1 Actions for an Adaptive Architecture

Rewriting Architecture: 10+1 Actions for an Adaptive Architecture

Floris Alkemade, Alkemade, Van Iersel, Ouburg

Contemporary thinkers from Hito Steyerl to Atelier Bow-Wow explore how architecture can adapt to--rather than replace--the existing built environment.

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MELMO - Modernist Architecture in Melbourne

MELMO - Modernist Architecture in Melbourne

Robin Grow, Simon Reeves

MELMO - Modernist Architecture in Melbourne is a comprehensive description of the development of Modernism in Melbourne and tells the story of the effects of the massive changes that occurred in rapidly growing post-war Melbourne

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Off Grid Life: Your Ideal Home in the Middle of Nowhere

Off Grid Life: Your Ideal Home in the Middle of Nowhere

Foster Huntington

A new book from the author of Van Life showcasing the most extraordinary of homes

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The Japanese Teahouse

The Japanese Teahouse

Wolfgang Fehrer

All about the architecture and design principles of a very private place to communicate and meditate from its origins until today.

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Small but Smart: Design Solutions for Mini Homes

Small but Smart: Design Solutions for Mini Homes

Chris van Uffelen

The challenging task to develop enthralling room concepts and convincing spatial solutions for the efficient use of small houses and living spaces.

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Winning Homes: 75 Australian House Design Competitions

Winning Homes: 75 Australian House Design Competitions

Tim Reeves

A fully illustrated photographic collection of award winning homes from the last century of Australian design and architecture, from the first competition won by the governors wife.

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Façades: A Visual Compendium of Modern Architectural Styles

Façades: A Visual Compendium of Modern Architectural Styles

Oscar Riera Ojeda, Byron Hawes

This fascinating sourcebook presents the most remarkable, beautiful, and innovative building façades in contemporary architecture.

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Kerb 27: Selective Perceptions

Kerb 27: Selective Perceptions

Walter Hood, Roberto Boettger, Simone Bliss, Charlie Clemoes

Contemporary society is approaching a reckoning of identity, to which the designers of our cities will have to respond. Kerb 27 addresses issues of inequity in our built and social environments, and asks the question: who are we...

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Ornament and Crime

Ornament and Crime

Adolf Loos

'But art has nothing to do with forgery, with lies. The paths of art may be thorny, but they are clean.'

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Sean Godsell: Houses

Sean Godsell: Houses

Sean Godsell, Philip Goad, Earl Carter

A survey of residential projects by Australia's leading minimalist architect, Sean Godsell.

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Swim City

Swim City

Merian Christoph

Urban swimming is more popular than ever. When it comes to swimming in rivers, Swiss cities are international trailblazers. Moreover, in places like London, New York, Paris, and Berlin, increasing numbers of people are seeking...

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Solar Guerrilla: Constructive Responses to Climate Change

Solar Guerrilla: Constructive Responses to Climate Change

Maya Vinitsky

At a time when extreme climatic phenomena, air quality, and industrial impact are among the most pressing issues on the public agenda, the dramatic change in the climate has led to the realization that capitalism has a destructive...

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Bricks Now & Then: The Oldest Man-Made Building

Bricks Now & Then: The Oldest Man-Made Building

Chris van Uffelen

A demonstration of how the use and popularity of bricks has not feigned one bit over the millennia, and is even gaining popularity today.

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Pallets 3.0: Remodeled, Reused, Recycled: Architecture + Design

Pallets 3.0: Remodeled, Reused, Recycled: Architecture + Design

Chris van Uffelen

Always surrounded by an uncomplicated cool aura, pallet constructions have become trendy and sustainable companions of our time..

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