Architecture

NEW
Solid Objectives: Order, Edge, Aura Solid Objectives: Order, Edge, Aura

Solid Objectives: Order, Edge, Aura

£35.00

Quantity
Rather than a catalogue of works, Solid Objectives: Order, Edge, Aura is a visual and textual manifesto introducing an attitude towards the design and realisation of architecture in an interconnected and global environment. Taking the form of a radical monograph, the book curates SO-IL's content based on conceptual themes, allowing the reader to have a generous, multi-dimensional and immersive experience, similar to how one would experience the firm's architecture This book introduces an eclectic and playful attitude towards the design and realisation of architecture in a time of increased instability. Order, Edge, Aura is illustrated with many rarely seen images, mostly taken by photographer Iwan Baan, and punctuated with essays by SO-IL. The book is not a road map – it is a continuum of small and large spatial events. Moving through distinct conceptual themes, this trajectory is sequenced with moments of reflection and focus The exceptionally designed layout and the various paper qualities – from glossy to rough – underline the diversity of SO-IL's work. The internationally recognised studio is an aspiring New York-based architectural firm operating in the fields of architecture, urbanism and the arts. Founded in 2008 by Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu, SO-IL is currently run in partnership with Ilias Papageorgiou
NEW
Octavo Redux 1:1 
A record of Octavo, journal of typography 1986–1992 Octavo Redux 1:1 
A record of Octavo, journal of typography 1986–1992

Octavo Redux 1:1 
A record of Octavo, journal of typography 1986–1992

£75.00

Quantity
The eight issues of Octavo, journal of typography, published in the 1980s and 90s, have acquired cult status. Copies sell for exorbitant prices and only rarely become available. If you want to find back issues, be prepared to pay big money. But it’s now possible to ‘own’ all eight issues and to enjoy them at actual size in a brand-new Kickstarter-funded 384pp book – Octavo Redux The book has been designed and edited by two of Octavo’s original designers and editors – Hamish Muir and Mark Holt. And, as with the journals themselves, the book uses high-end production techniques to faithfully reproduce the original publications The book also documents covers and spreads from the full-scale working prototypes made by 8vo during the design process for each issue of Octavo. Subscription cards and subscription card mock-ups are shown at full-scale. The notorious eighth issue of Octavo (the ‘interactive’ CD-ROM) is also documented, including its packaging, as well as the content itself through a selection of actual-size screenshots (640×480 pixels) The pre-desktop computer production processes employed in the early issues of Octavo, are documented by showing selected type specifications and proof mark-ups for in-position page-make-up typesetting systems. These often resulted in long ‘discussions’ with the typesetters, conducted via bike messengers, red pen, highlight markers and Tipp-Ex. Through extensive captions and annotations, the book shines a light on this now lost practice of visual engineering – where maths mattered Spreads of the printed issues are created from high resolution RGB photography – one image capture per page – made from the original untrimmed press sheets. This allows perfectly flat, squared-up montages of left and right pages to be brought together as spreads in the lay-flat binding used in the production of Octavo Redux. In the spirit of Octavo, there are many production surprises in store for the reader of Octavo Redux. In addition to the wide gamut repro, which better represents the true colours of the original issues than everyday CMYK, two special inks are used in the book – metallic gold, and in the uncoated sections of the book, a soft neon yellow Other material considerations include foil blocking on reflective mirror paper, for the hard cover and end papers, and the books come wrapped in a translucent self-coloured trace jacket, in keeping with the original issues of Octavo As Caroline Roberts, in her book Graphic Design Visionaries, has noted: ‘Named after an abbreviation of the book-production term ‘octavo’, 8vo saw themselves as outsiders; they were intense, outspoken and did not identify or engage with the design community. They were pragmatists, obsessed with detail, believing that expression should be a result of the design process, not the motivation for it.’  Although 8vo disbanded in July 2001, Muir and Holt have reunited to design and edit Octavo Redux. They have applied all the ingenuity and close attention to detail that went into the journal to the design and production of this book
NEW
Letraset: The DIY Typography Revolution Letraset: The DIY Typography Revolution

Letraset: The DIY Typography Revolution

£35.00

Quantity
It’s been four years in the making. Letraset: The DIY Typography Revolution is the first comprehensive history of Letraset, the rubdown lettering system that revolutionised typographic expression The book tells the Letraset story from its early days as a difficult-to-use wet system, to its glory years as the first truly democratic alternative to professional typesetting The book also looks at Letraset’s present-day revival amongst a new set of admirers who recognise the typographic excellence of the system’s typefaces The book comes with a gatefold Letraset timeline. It has an introduction by Malcolm Garrett, and features in-depth interviews with Mr Bingo, Erik Brandt, Aaron Marcus, David Quay, Dan Rhatigan, Freda Sack, Andy Stevens and Jon Wozencroft Essays by Colin Brignall, Dave Farey and Mike Daines – all key members of the Letraset team – provide expert insight into the rise of Letraset as a typographic and commercial powerhouse. A central essay by Adrian Shaughnessy examines the typographic and cultural impact of the system The book’s design is by the Spin team of Tony Brook and Claudia Klat. It uses many rare specimens from Letraset’s past – catalogues, press ads, mailers, storage units, and of course, sheets of classic Letraset typefaces
NEW
TD 63–73 (Expanded Edition) TD 63–73 (Expanded Edition)

TD 63–73 (Expanded Edition)

£75.00

Quantity
TD 63–73: Total Design and its pioneering role in graphic design [Unit 03] was first published in 2011, selling out almost immediately. This tome is the new and expanded edition Written by Ben Bos, a key member of the TD studio, the book describes how a band of idealistic Dutch designers came together to form one of the first multidisciplinary design groups – one that helped shape the future of design in Europe and beyond Total Design began in Amsterdam in 1963. Ben Bos joined the founders (Wim Crouwel, Benno Wissing, Friso Kramer and the Schwarz Brothers) from the outset. Together and individually, they set new benchmarks for typography, identity design, cultural design, exhibition design and product design The expanded edition of TD 63–73 is a unique insider’s account of Total Design’s golden period. It contains hundreds of images from the TD archive, and in Ben Bos’s text the reader is given a personal history of a design group that remains as important today as it did when it launched in 1963
NEW
Supernew Supergraphics Supernew Supergraphics

Supernew Supergraphics

£55.00

Quantity
Supernew Supergraphics reflects the numerous ways in which graphics are invading public spaces and disrupting the sometimes-staid world of public architecture It’s a compendium of graphic excess on a monumental scale. It features new work from around the globe, and interviews with leading practitioners Felice Varini, Sascha Lobe, Sara De Bondt and Boa Mistura The book’s design by Spin is a tour de force of graphic expression. The cover pays homage to the originators of Supergraphics in the 1960s – a group of radical architects who broke the unwritten rule that you never paint on architecture Not only did they apply paint to architecture, but they always made sure the graphics were too big for the surfaces they were applied to. This is echoed in the cover for Supernew Supergraphics
NEW
Josef Albers in Mexico

Josef Albers in Mexico

£40.00

Quantity
Josef Albers in Mexico brings together photographs, photo collages, prints, and significant paintings from the Variants/Adobe (1946–1966) and Homage to the Square (1950–1976) series from the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Two scholarly essays, an illustrated map, and vivid colour reproductions of paintings and works on paper illuminate this little-known period in the influential artist’s practice
The Language of Cities

The Language of Cities

£9.99

Quantity
We live in a world that is now predominantly urban. So how do we define the city as it evolves in the twenty-first century? Drawing examples from across the globe, Deyan Sudjic decodes the underlying forces that shape our cities, such as resources and land, to the ideas that shape conscious elements of design, whether of buildings or of space Erudite and entertaining, he considers the differences between capital cities and the rest to understand why it is that we often feel more comfortable in our identities as Londoners, Muscovites, or Mumbaikars than in our national identities Written by Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum
NEW
Project Interrupted: Lectures by British Housing Architects Project Interrupted: Lectures by British Housing Architects

Project Interrupted: Lectures by British Housing Architects

£18.00

Quantity
The election, in 1979, of a Conservative administration led by Margaret Thatcher effectively marked the end of Britain’s heroic era of social housing provision. Over the next four decades, successive governments put faith in the private sector’s capacity to build homes in the numbers Britain needed. Consistently, that faith proved unfounded. The resultant housing shortfall has sent property prices rocketing beyond the reach of younger people, and led to record levels of homelessness and rough sleeping Project Interrupted records a series of lectures by acclaimed British housing architects. Neave Brown and Kate Macintosh were responsible for some of the most innovative housing commissioned by local authorities in the 1960s and 1970s; Peter Barber, Farshid Moussavi and Witherford Watson Mann navigate the very different conditions of the early twenty-first century At a moment when Britain is finally beginning to confront the enormity of its housing crisis, Project Interrupted asks what we can learn from the experiences of a previous generation and hears from some of the most ambitious architects working in the field of housing today about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead
NEW
Archigram - The Book

Archigram - The Book

£95.00

Quantity
Archigram comprised Warren Chalk (1927-88), Peter Cook (1936-), Dennis Crompton (1935-), David Greene (1937-), Ron Herron (1930-94), and Michael Webb (1937-). Together, in the 1960s and early 1970s, they envisioned the future of architecture in ways that enthralled a generation In an era defined by the space race, they developed a 'high-tech', lightweight, infra-structural approach that stretched far beyond known technologies or contemporary realities. They devised autonomous dwellings and focused on survival technology; they experimented with megastructures and modular construction systems; they explored mobility through the environment, and the use of portable living capsules: all through the medium of an incredible series of drawings and models Archigram's influence has been profound and enduring. They gave the High-tech movement its impetus; they inspired architects such as Renzo Piano and Norman Foster; and they laid the ground for the design of buildings such as the Pompidou Centre. This book catalogues Archigram's activities over fourteen years, together with commentaries by the architects and critics writing then and now. Edited and designed by Archigram member Dennis Crompton, it has been 40 years in the making
NEW
Jan Kaplicky Drawings Jan Kaplicky Drawings

Jan Kaplicky Drawings

£95.00

Quantity
Jan Kaplicky (1937-2009) was a visionary architect with a passion for drawing. It was his way of discovering, describing and  constructing; and through drawing he presented beguiling architectural imagery of the highest order Many of his sketches, cutaway drawings and photomontages are brought together and celebrated in this book. These drawings date from the early years of his independent practice, Future Systems, in the 1970s, to his final ink drawings, executed in the mid-1990s Featured projects range from design studies for the International Space Station, undertaken with NASA, to the Media Centre at Lord's Cricket Ground, in London, winner of the 1999 Stirling Prize
NEW
House: First Words Board Books

House: First Words Board Books

£13.99

Quantity
Budding young architects and their design-minded parents will love exploring this set of 5 miniature board books, each touring a different room in a stylish, modern house: living room, bathroom, kitchen, garage, and bedroom Inside, inviting illustrations of familiar, everyday objects are paired with first words, promoting early vocabulary development, pattern recognition, and open-ended, imaginative play
NEW
Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models

Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models

£19.99

Quantity
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is the most renowned and popular architect and designer in America. His buildings, including Fallingwater and New York's Guggenheim Museum, are iconic landmarks Create 14 of his best-loved buildings using the art of kirigami (cutting and folding) with the Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models book Each project features step-by-step instructions and a template that you remove from the book. You follow the lines on the template, cutting and folding to make your own model. All you need is a scalpel, a cutting mat and a ruler Clear cutting tips help you with the tricky stages, while photos of the finished model show you the final design. To make things easier, the most intricate parts of the templates have been pre-cut. Then simply display your finished model and admire your handiwork Suitable for folding experts and beginners alike, Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models is a must for Wright fans and architectural model enthusiasts alike
NEW
Who Built That? Modern Houses

Who Built That? Modern Houses

£10.99

Quantity
In Who Built That? Modern Houses Didier introduces each architect, the main concepts of their work, as well as their most important projects in charming drawings and accessible text, Architects Design for Living is a fun primer for anyone interested in learning more about modern architecture. Didier's step-by-step drawings of houses ranging from Gerrit Rietveld's Schroeder House (1924) and Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye (1931) to Shigeru Ban's Cardboard House (1995) and Rem Koolhaas's Bordeaux House (1998), provide original insight into the development of the architectural concepts behind each building Accessible to both children and adults, charming drawings are combined with informative text providing a fun primer to modern architecture
NEW
Le Corbusier Redrawn: The Houses Le Corbusier Redrawn: The Houses

Le Corbusier Redrawn: The Houses

£15.99

Quantity
Le Corbusier Redrawn: The Houses presents 25 of Le Corbusier's small residential works (self-sufficient and detached single and double-family houses) through sectional projections (perspectival sections) as well as plans, sections, and elevations Sectional projections, compared to other types of representation, capture most clearly the relational dynamic among different building elements and therefore express most effectively the architect's design intentions The book is the only collection of consistently rendered original drawings (at 1:200 scale) of Le Corbusier's architecture
NEW
Architecture on the Carpet: the Curious Tale of Construction Toys and the Genesis of Modern Buildings Architecture on the Carpet: the Curious Tale of Construction Toys and the Genesis of Modern Buildings

Architecture on the Carpet: the Curious Tale of Construction Toys and the Genesis of Modern Buildings

£19.95

Quantity
This entertaining book offers a novel view of architecture through the prism of construction toys. Ranging over the last century to the present, Brenda and Robert Vale draw parallels between the model-building sets of the modern period and architectural movements, social history, and national identities and myths. Some children’s construction toys such as Lincoln Logs and Tudor Minibrix have looked to the past. Others have looked to the future: as early as the 1920s, the American metal toy Bilt-E-Z could be used to construct a stepped-back skyscraper like the Empire State Building The Vales investigate not only how models sets have reflected different building styles but also whether the toys themselves influenced the careers of the children who grew up playing with them. They explore connections between model-railway buildings and modernism; model sets such as Castos and reinforced concrete housing; and even between the creative but slightly surreal Playplax and postmodern deconstructivist architecture
NEW
The LEGO Architecture Ideas Book The LEGO Architecture Ideas Book

The LEGO Architecture Ideas Book

£20.99

Quantity
The LEGO Architecture Idea Book will provide endless inspiration for aspiring builders who want to turn their ordinary models into something extraordinary In this example-packed guide, Alice Finch (renowned for her massive, detailed models of buildings from Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings) shares her best building secrets for crafting realistic walls, roofs, columns, and decorations using LEGO
NEW
Inside North Korea Inside North Korea

Inside North Korea

£40.00

Quantity
Erased by bombing during the Korean War, North Korea’s trophy capital of Pyongyang was entirely rebuilt from scratch from 1953, in line with the vision of the nation’s founder, Kim Il Sung. Designed as an imposing stage set, it is a place of grand axial boulevards linking gargantuan monuments, lined with stately piles of distinctly Korean flavor, to be “national in form and socialist in content.” Under the present leader, Kim Jong Un, construction has ramped up apace. He is rapidly transforming Pyongyang into a playground, conjuring a flimsy fantasy of prosperity and using architecture as a powerful anaesthetic, numbing the population from the stark reality of his authoritarian regime Guardian journalist and photographer Oliver Wainwright takes us on an eye-opening tour behind closed doors in the most secretive country in the world, revealing that past the grand stone façades lie lavish wonder-worlds of marble and mosaic, coffered ceilings, and crystal chandeliers, along with new interiors in dazzling colour palettes. Discover the palatial reading rooms of the Grand People’s Study House, and peer inside the locker rooms of the recently renovated Rungrado May Day Stadium, ready to host a FIFA World Cup that will never come
NEW
Destination Architecture: The Essential Guide to 1000 Contemporary Buildings Destination Architecture: The Essential Guide to 1000 Contemporary Buildings

Destination Architecture: The Essential Guide to 1000 Contemporary Buildings

£19.95

Quantity
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 Featuring 1,000 of today's most compelling buildings by the world's finest architects, Destination: Architecture is an unparalleled and comprehensive resource for anyone wanting to get more out of their travels. No journey, from a long weekend to a long-haul trip, would be complete without this expertly curated 'who's who' of the most exciting architecture in the world Each building is illustrated with a single image and accompanied by a brief description, with addresses, websites, and opening details. It's the best way to find and enjoy contemporary built culture on every continent
NEW
The Future Starts Here The Future Starts Here

The Future Starts Here

£25.00

Quantity
Design will play an ever increasing role on every aspect of our future. From our DNA to the cosmos, from our planet to our desks, our futures will be mapped by the objects we use and the people who build them. This book explores the forking paths of future development, taking in corporate products backed by millions in venture capital to alternative bottom-up strategies dreamed up by individuals working in small groups The Future Starts Here examines the cutting edge of technology and how it shapes our everyday lives. Looking at real objects being developed today – including a UAV by Facebook designed to beam the internet down from space, to a robot developed by UC Berkeley which will do the laundry – expert authors show how design and technology impact every level of life, from sub-microscopic aspects of the human body to the entire planet. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, it asks how we can use technology to shape the future of our world. The staggering developments featured here are all happening now, it is up to us to ensure they create a future for us all
NEW
Biomorphic Structures Biomorphic Structures

Biomorphic Structures

£9.99

Quantity
This book, part of the Form + Technique series, examines how nature can act as a precedent for design solutions through twelve case studies and is packed with computer drawings, sketches, models and photographs From leaves to liquids, caves to crystal formations, nature has always been a major source of inspiration for architects. This book examines how nature can act as a precedent for design solutions through twelve case studies. Packed with computer drawings, sketches, models and photographs, this will be an ideal resource of ideas for students in their studio work, as well as for practising architects
NEW
Eco-Visionaries: Art, Architecture, and New Media After the Anthropocene

Eco-Visionaries: Art, Architecture, and New Media After the Anthropocene

£40.00

Quantity
Eco-Visionaries presents contemporary positions in art and architecture seeking answers to current environmental problems that transcend mainstream notions of sustainability This comprehensive volume is a companion to the collaborative 2018 exhibition endeavoured by four participating European museums. Each show maintains a different focus and curatorial approach, and for each, artists investigate alternative visions regarding humankind’s place on earth through video and sound works, paintings, and installations While the series of exhibitions presents the works of artists and architects who offer critical reflections on pressing contemporary issues, the book unites research, essays, as well as a survey of the artworks. Besides the historical antecedents of current ecological thinking in the fields of art and design, this catalogue also promotes current approaches that represent alternative visions for future uses of energy, resources, and the environment
NEW
Jean Molitor - Bau1haus Die Moderne in Der Welt Jean Molitor - Bau1haus Die Moderne in Der Welt

Jean Molitor - Bau1haus Die Moderne in Der Welt

£35.00

Quantity
Berlin-based photographer Jean Molitor has been traveling around the world since 2009, tracking the legacy of the Bauhaus. A century after the founding of the school, several generations of architects have confronted or been reared on the innovations of Bauhaus architecture. Trailblazers, allies and heirs to modernism are united by an architectural language generally described as "Bauhaus." In his Bau1haus project, Molitor focuses on the aesthetics of Bauhaus-influenced architecture across the globe; his pictures make it possible to perceive the continuity of the school's legacy and its architectural language across cultures in a clear fashion
NEW
Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes

Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes

£45.00

Quantity
Sustainability and energy efficiency play a critical role for anyone building or renovating a house. Thankfully, architects from around the world are now developing single-family homes that combine ecological responsibility with contemporary and imaginative design Building Better is an engaging visual showcase of outstanding environmentally friendly houses. It not only offers an insightful exploration of the latest developments in sustainable design, but it also takes an in-depth look at the high performance building materials and technical data involved in each featured project In the book, architects and homeowners work together to find unique and aesthetically compelling ways to build more sustainably. Melding client desires with real world pragmatism, these efficient homes present a diverse spectrum of solutions that include everything from state of the art climate control systems to ancient, passive, and renewable building techniques
NEW
Inside Utopia: Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes Inside Utopia: Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes

Inside Utopia: Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes

£50.00

Quantity
Spectacular and reflective, unpretentious and efficient: the breathtaking Elrod House by John Lautner; the Lagerfeld Apartment near Cannes that seems like a set from a science fiction film; Palais Bulles in France with its organic and unique architecture. These interiors welcome habitation and spark curiosity while embodying the foundations of minimalism and bygone visions of the future Inside Utopia delves into the rhyme and reason behind past designs that we still interact with today The architects, the owners, and the craftsmen like Gio Ponti or Bruce Goff who work behind the scenes created amorphous interiors that invite the mind to wander. At the time they were futuristic, confident, utopian, idealistic— we may not realise it, but they have shaped our current living concepts, and even now, they inspire us anew
NEW
The Tale of Tomorrow: Utopian Architecture in the Modernist Realm The Tale of Tomorrow: Utopian Architecture in the Modernist Realm

The Tale of Tomorrow: Utopian Architecture in the Modernist Realm

£50.00

Quantity
Driven by idealistic visions, utopian architecture aimed to overcome social divisions and political strife, to put us in touch with nature, and to enable us to live humane, healthy lives. For half a century, it was both hope and inspiration The Tale of Tomorrow surveys this diverse twentieth-century phenomenon, featuring renowned works like The House of the Century or the TWA terminal, as well as lesser-known masterpieces, and profiling major thinkers such as Oscar Niemeyer, Le Corbusier, and Eero Saarinen. By digging through archives, corresponding with descendants of departed architects, and restoring photographs, the collection of utopian approaches herein maintains a visual power and infectious optimism Looking at past dreams, The Tale of Tomorrow is a call to reclaim our future
NEW
Appetizer: New Interiors for Restaurants and Cafés Appetizer: New Interiors for Restaurants and Cafés

Appetizer: New Interiors for Restaurants and Cafés

£40.00

Quantity
Indulge all the senses. Interior designers and architects are creating unforgettable spaces and setting stunning new standards for restaurants, bars, cafes Pastel colours, hyper-realistic murals, indoor jungles, curved and luxurious couches, golden accents, and soft light. Designers, architects and restaurateurs transform a night out at a restaurant into a unique and memorable experience. An array of interiors creatively correspond with each particular menu's offerings: flower shops that serve coffee amongst the blooms; art galleries that mix the best cocktails in town; shoe boutiques that double as dessert bars. Appetizer visits fashionable bars, tasteful eateries, cosy cafes, and everything in between Exquisite room concepts are realised with unusual ideas and materials, and experts showcase how to create dream rooms in dining realms. Within Appetizer awaits a range of inspiration for all who wish to satisfy their visual hunger
NEW
Isay Weinfeld: An Architect from Brazil Isay Weinfeld: An Architect from Brazil

Isay Weinfeld: An Architect from Brazil

£50.00

Quantity
Bauhaus minimalism meets tasteful elegance. The Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld designs houses and hotels in style. 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 courtyards and long corridors open into wide spaces; a view of a pool or a dramatic indoor waterfall The Brazilian architect's works are characterised by glass and concrete, dark wood shades and soft colour accents; all elements of a special brand of distinguished restraint Isay Weinfeld, a volume dedicated to an architect who rarely discusses his own work, shows the full range of homes and hotels designed for prominent artists, actors, filmmakers, and businessmen Previously unpublished photographs visually describe his work and discussions of unique projects give insight into Weinfeld's fine set of skills
Spectrum by John Pawson Spectrum by John Pawson

Spectrum by John Pawson

£45.00

Quantity
John Pawson, globally acclaimed miminalist architect and the man behind the architectural design of the Design Museum, celebrates colours through 320 inspiring photographs A multi-coloured journey across the world through a carefully curated sequence of images. Spectrum is a celebration of colour from one of the most unexpected sources. His architecture might be known for its limited colour palette, but his photographs tell a different story. Pawson is always taking photographs of patterns, details, textures, and spatial arrangements that often inform and inspire his work
Concrete: Photography and Architecture Concrete: Photography and Architecture

Concrete: Photography and Architecture

£66.50

Quantity
The fields of photography and architecture have long been closely linked: photography provides a powerful way for architecture to be appreciated from a distance, and the camera lens alters and enhances buildings so that they can be appreciated anew, even by those already intimately familiar with them Concrete: Photography and Architecture explores this deep and often complex relationship, with particular attention paid not only to how photography influences the perception of architecture but also the very design itself Beginning with the invention of photography in the nineteenth century, this volume presents iconic images of urban architecture and townscapes that are organised thematically rather than simply chronologically The editors have assembled over two hundred images from numerous notable photographers, including: Georg Aerni, Adolphe Braun, Balthasar Burkhard, Lynn Cohen, Walker Evans, Lucien Hervé, Germaine Krull, Stanley Kubrick, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and William Henry Fox Talbot Concrete: Photography and Architecture is an exhaustive investigation of architectural photography and is as beautiful as it is informative
NEW
Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move

Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move

£14.95

Quantity
Mobile architecture in all its wonderful variety - a lively collection of mobile, portable, and movable structures of all kinds Celebrate mobile architecture in all its forms with this visual ode to life on the move. Ranging from quirky to sensible and from rustic to deluxe, featured projects include houseboats, huts, and tricked-out caravans, alongside disaster shelters, wearable structures, and futuristic prototypes This compactly designed package features more than 250 colour photographs and a smart, engaging layout that will appeal to anyone who appreciates the power of good design
NEW
Grafton Architects Grafton Architects

Grafton Architects

£55.00

Quantity
Dublin-based Grafton Architects (founded by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara in 1978) has built up an impressive body of work over its 40-year history, ranging from houses in Ireland to public buildings in Italy, France, the UK, and Peru In this long-overdue study, respected architectural writer and critic Robert McCarter presents 60 of Grafton's built and unbuilt projects and brings to light their principled and ethical approach, which is committed to making a profound difference to the lives of their buildings' users
NEW
Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture

Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture

£12.95

Quantity
When Brick was just a baby, tall buildings amazed her. Her mother said, "Great things begin with small bricks. Look around and you'll see." Brick's observations begin at home and then extend globally as she travels to a diverse list of brick structures – Malbork Castle in Poland, Mahabodhi Buddhist Temple in India, Grosvenor Estate apartments in England, and more – all the while pondering where she may end up. With a tender and timeless text by Joshua David Stein and architectural line art by Julia Rothman, this tribute to becoming part of something greater serves children and adults alike. Suitable for ages 3-5 years
NEW
Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture

Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture

£14.99

Quantity
If you are one of the many who drink coffee every day, you may have marvelled at the ubiquitous plastic coffee cup lid, with its clever combination of indentations, protrusions, tabs, and score lines that can be pinched, pulled, pushed, punctured, and tucked to create an opening to sip from while also keeping a piping-hot liquid in its place Louise Harpman and Scott Specht have collected these familiar triumphs of industrial design, in their many variations, for decades, creating what Smithsonian magazine calls the world's largest collection of coffee cup lids In addition to oddly compelling close-up photographs, Harpman and Specht include lively field-guides to their classification system and patent drawings for many of the most unique designs This beautifully designed book will appeal to designers, coffee drinkers, and anyone who delights in the small bits of humble genius that surround us every day
NEW
California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture

California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture

£49.95

Quantity
Los Angeles photographer Marvin Rand created iconic images of some of the most celebrated architectural creations of his time, photographing buildings by the likes of Modernist masters Craig Ellwood, Louis Kahn, and Frank Lloyd Wright to capture the essence of their work - and, in doing so, played a critical role in shaping the Mid-Century California style now worshipped the world over The discovery of Rand's archive has brought a treasure trove to life, and California Captured showcases it - and the period - as never before
Living in the Desert Living in the Desert

Living in the Desert

£29.95

Quantity
The desert provides a sense of mystery and rugged beauty that attracts architects, home owners, vacationers, and anyone looking for an escape within its arid climate. This book showcases 50 works of residential architecture from across the last few decades, each with a unique connection to the desert in which it's situated from the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and beyond Each building, designed by established and well-known contemporary stars as well as emerging architects, includes a short text and several exterior and interior images of its structure and surroundings
Red: Architecture in Monochrome Red: Architecture in Monochrome

Red: Architecture in Monochrome

£29.95

Quantity
A visual exploration of red's vivid role in global architecture over the centuries From the earliest structures to today's contemporary creations, red has been one of the most traditional, and, at the same time, most cutting-edge, colours in the built world Through stunning photography with informative text, you can explore more than 150 of the most striking buildings in existence - from the deep-red and stainless steel of LA's Petersen Automotive Museum to Moscow's red-brick State Museum and beyond Visual pairings juxtapose striking works in a fresh, new approach to looking at and understanding architecture, including projects by some of the best architects of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
Drawing Architecture Drawing Architecture

Drawing Architecture

£59.95

Quantity
Drawing Architecture is an elegant presentation of stunning and inspiring architectural drawings from antiquity to the present day This gorgeous collection brings together more than 250 of the finest architectural drawings of all time, revealing each architect's process and personality as never before. Creatively paired to stimulate the imagination, the illustrations span the centuries and range from sketches to renderings, simple to intricate, built projects to a utopian ideal, famous to rarely seen - a true celebration of the art of architecture Visually paired images draw connections and contrasts between architecture from different ages, styles, and places. From Michelangelo to Frank Gehry, Louise Bourgeois to Tadao Ando, B.V. Doshi to Zaha Hadid, and Grafton to Luis Barragán, the book shows the incredible variety and beauty of architectural drawings Drawing Architecture is ideal for art and architecture lovers alike, as well as anyone interested in the intersection of creativity and history
Atlas of Brutalist Architecture Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

£100.00

Quantity
The Atlas of Brutalist Architecture is the only book to comprehensively document the world's finest examples of Brutalist architecture. More than 850 buildings - existing and demolished, classic and contemporary - are organised geographically into nine continental regions Presented in an oversized format with a specially bound case with three-dimensional finishes, 1000 beautiful duotone photographs throughout bring the graphic strength, emotional power, and compelling architectural presence of Brutalism to life From 20th century masters to contemporary architects, much-loved masterpieces in the UK and USA sit alongside lesser-known examples in Europe, Asia, Australia, and beyond - 104 countries in all Twentieth-century masters included in the book: Marcel Breuer, Lina Bo Bardi, Le Corbusier, Carlo Scarpa, Ernö Goldfinger, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Oscar Niemeyer, and Paul Rudolph Contemporary architects featured include: Peter Zumthor, Alvaro Siza, Coop Himmelb(l)au, David Chipperfield, Diller and Scofidio, Herzog & de Meuron, Jean Nouvel, SANAA, OMA, Renzo Piano, Tadao Ando, and Zaha Hadid
NEW
Municipal Dreams Municipal Dreams

Municipal Dreams

£18.99

Quantity
Municipal Dreams offers a narrative history of council housing-from slums to the Grenfell Tower, bringing the national story of housing to life In this landmark reappraisal of council housing, historian John Boughton presents an alternative history of Britain. Rooted in the ambition to end slum living, and the ideals of those who would build a new society, Municipal Dreams looks at how the state's duty to house its people decently became central to our politics. The book makes it clear why that legacy and its promise should be defended Traversing the nation in this comprehensive social, political and architectural history of council housing, Boughton offers a tour of some of the best and most remarkable of our housing estates-some happily ordinary, some judged notorious. He asks us to understand their complex story and to rethink our prejudices His accounts include extraordinary planners and architects who wished to elevate working men and women through design; the competing ideologies that have promoted state housing and condemned it; the economic factors that have always constrained our housing ideals; the crisis wrought by Right to Buy; and the evolving controversies around regeneration. Boughton shows how losing the dream of good housing has weakened our community and hurt its most vulnerable-as was seen most catastrophically in the fire at Grenfell Tower
NEW
Snarkitecture Snarkitecture

Snarkitecture

£49.95

Quantity
The first monograph on Snarkitecture, a New York-based collaborative and innovative design studio with an introduction by Maria Cristina Didero Fast becoming one of the world's most sought-after studios, Snarkitecture has designed installations, architecture, products, and furniture for a diverse range of clients including COS, Kith, Calvin Klein, the New Museum, Kartell, and Beats by Dr. Dre This book presents more than 70 of the studio's projects and investigates how its founders, artist Daniel Arsham and architect Alex Mustonen, work at the interface between their disciplines to come up with some of the most beguiling and fascinating designs seen in recent years
NEW
Living on Water: Contemporary Houses Framed By Water Living on Water: Contemporary Houses Framed By Water

Living on Water: Contemporary Houses Framed By Water

£29.95

Quantity
Living on Water showcases the finest examples of residential architecture that have one thing in common - their special relationship to water, be it ocean, lake, river, or pool These sumptuous homes have been designed with water as a fundamental key to their very essence - whether built with a water view, built on water itself, or built to be reflected in water - and the results are stunning This is a global tour that provides endless inspiration from 55 residences across 26 countries
NEW
Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City - signed copy

Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City - signed copy

£25.00

Quantity
In Building and Dwelling, Richard Sennett distills a lifetime's thinking and practical experience to explore the relationship between the good built environment and the good life. He argues for, and describes in rich detail, the idea of an open city, one in which people learn to manage complexity. He shows how the design of cities can enrich or diminish the everyday experience of those who dwell in them The book ranges widely - from London, Paris and Barcelona to Shanghai, Mumbai and Medellin in Colombia - and draws on classic thinkers such as Tocqueville, Heidegger, Max Weber, and Walter Benjamin. It also draws on Sennett's many decades as a practical planner himself, testing what works, what doesn't, and why. He shows what works ethically is often the most practical solution for cities' problems This is a humane and thrilling book, which allows us to think freshly about how we live in cities. The experience and wisdom of the author are visible on every page. His voice is distinctive and engaging. It should attract anyone interested in the physical circumstances of civilisation Signed by the author
Concrete - mini format

Concrete - mini format

£14.95

Quantity
New, reimagined, and easy-to-use stylish size, Concrete takes a fresh look at the world's most versatile and abundant building material A visual exploration of the aesthetics of concrete architecture through 180 structures, from ancient Rome to the present day Collating fascinating and beautiful concrete buildings by some of the most celebrated architects of the last century, it features familiar projects from Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright alongside work from some of the leading lights of contemporary architecture including Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron
Designing Making Using: KS3 Teacher Pack Designing Making Using: KS3 Teacher Pack

Designing Making Using: KS3 Teacher Pack

£12.00

Quantity
This pack contains six design lessons based around famous designers and their designs that feature in the Design Museum's 'Designer Maker User' gallery The lessons can be taught without a visit to the Design Museum but for maximum impact it is advisable to combine teaching a few lessons from the pack and with a visit to the Design Museum's 'Designer Maker User' permanent exhibition Topics include; The politics of the poster and Unlikely materials for everyday jobs
My Life in Design Sir Terence Conran

My Life in Design Sir Terence Conran

£30.00

Quantity
Terence Conran tells the story of the Conran brand over the last 60 years A diverse, remarkable career including the founding of Habitat, The Design Museum and his own extensive work in product design, furniture, catalogues and books Forward by Thomas Heatherwick, featuring more than 400 photographs and drawings
Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form

Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form

£19.95

Quantity
Many designers use folding techniques in their work to make three-dimensional forms from two-dimensional sheets of fabric, cardboard, plastic, metal and many other materials This unique book explains the key techniques of folding, such as pleated surfaces, curved folding and crumpling An elegant, practical handbook, it covers over 70 techniques explained by clear step-by-step drawings, crease pattern drawings, and specially commissioned photography
Future Systems Future Systems

Future Systems

£45.00

Quantity
Future Systems is an architectural and design practice who have rocked the architectural world with their daring forms and inventive design philosophy that merges modern ideas with natural shapes and technological innovations from other fields This book by Deyan Sudjic presents a sophisticated selection of work from the past twenty-five years - some of it previously unpublished It celebrates the perfected accomplishments for which Future Systems are recognised today, as well as looking at the more recent proposals and concepts that continue their forward-looking philosophy Organised according to theme, this innovative format furthermore presents well-known works in a new light, permitting a fresh appreciation of Future Systems' oeuvre today - at their highest point of public acclaim yet
Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things

Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things

£14.95

Quantity
The most wide-ranging, comprehensive and inclusive book on small-scale architecture ever published An inspiring, surprising and fun collection of 300 works of small-scale architecture including demountable, portable, transportable and inflatable structures as well as pavilions, installations, sheds, cabins, pods, capsules and tree houses

You also viewed