100 Contemporary Concrete Buildings
£34.99This two-volume book highlights the best work done in concrete of recent years. Concrete is actually a name applied to a remarkably wide range of building substances, and, when properly handled, is one of the noble materials of contemporary architecture. A kind of 'liquid stone' at the outset, concrete is malleable, durable, and capable of prodigious feats of engineering. The book includes such stars as Zaha Hadid, Herzog and de Meuron, and Steven Holl, but also surprising new architects like the Russians SPEECH, and rising stars of the international scene like Rudy Ricciotti from France, as well as artists such as James Turrell, who turned the famous concrete spiral of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim in New York into the setting of one of his most remarkable pieces.
100 Ideas that Changed Architecture
£19.95An inspiring book that chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped architecture. Entertainingly written by an expert on architecture, 100 Ideas that Changed Architecture provides a concise history of the subject, and offers a fascinating resource to dip into for the general reader. Arranged in a broadly chronological order, the ideas are presented through fascinating text and arresting visuals, exploring when each idea first evolved and the subsequent impact it has had up to the present day.
101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
£10.95From the basics of 'How to Draw a Line' to the complexities of color theory, this book expresses in clear and simple language things that tend to be murky and abstruse in the classroom. These 101 concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation provide a much-needed primer in architectural literacy, making concrete what too often is left nebulous or open-ended in the architecture curriculum.
£39.95Discover Scandinavia's most famous and successful architect, Alvar Aalto. Robert McCarter chronicles Aalto's significant body of work which includes architecture and design, spanning furniture, textiles and glassware. Considered by most to be by far the most popular and accessible of the first generation of leading Modern architects. Aalto’s architecture is arguably unmatched by that of any other major designer of the 20th century in its integration with place and daily life. This is a fantastic and leading title for Aalto and architecture enthusiasts as well as the uninitiated who are keen to learn more.
£100.00The most comprehensive book on architect and designer Marcel Breuer (1902-1981). The book examines, in detail all the houses, furniture, and public buildings he designed in Europe and the United States. Trace Breuer's career from his beginning at the Bauhaus through his collaboration with Walter Gropius, and the establishment of his own practice in the USA. Hardback, 456 pages 800 g, 16 x 30.5 x 3.6 cm
£29.95A fresh, insightful and surprising look at one of the world’s most versatile and popular architectural building materials. Brick explores the beauty of brick through 169 structures dating from 2,100 BC to the present day. "Brick is a glorious, surprising and moving account of this, the first building material. It is a record of the depth of imagination that has been invested in clay over millennia and I loved it." Edmund de Waal Author: William hall Hardback
£29.95A 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. Arranged to promote comparison and discussion, the selected projects take the reader on a global tour of inspiring and intriguing structures: a German skatepark sits beside an Italian rooftop test track, a Japanese crematorium alongside a Portuguese swimming pool and a Brazilian government building next to a Chinese opera. Hardback, 240 pages 2 kg, 26.2 x 29.5 x 3 cm
Conran on Colour
£25.00Terence Conran explains how to make the most of this vibrant and dynamic ingredient in your home. Subtle and allusive, bold and invigorating, colour is one of the single most powerful elements in design and decoration. The choice of colours on offer to the home decorator is dazzling and potentially baffling - from coloured saucepans and kitchen appliances to paint and tiles Colour, like never before, is affordable and accessible; yet handling it effectively takes both confidence and a degree of expertise. Hardback | 224 pages
Conran on Colour
Designing Making Using: KS3 Teacher Pack
£12.00This 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.
£29.95Eero Saarinen was one of the world's most celebrated architects at the time of his tragic death at the age of 51. This volume is the most thorough monograph to be published to date on Eero Saarinen and the first major publication on the architect in 40 years. Organised into 14 chapters chronologically, it traces Saarinen's life and career from his childhood in Finland through the collaboration with his father, to his iconic airport projects of the 1960s. Documenting more than sixty commissions and competitions with approximately 300 including period photography by renowned architectural photographers, such as Ezra Stoller and Harvey Croze. A great book examining how Saarinen was perceived in the past as well as the present with rarely seen sketches and plans. Paperback, 250 pages.
Fifty Modern Buildings That Changed The World
£12.99The history of modern architecture is as diverse as it is beautiful, varying wildly from region to region and era to era. Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, explores 50 of the most significant and striking buildings in the world, from the modernist aesthetic of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye to the eye-catching flair of Beijing's CCTV Headquarters.
£45.00Future 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 recognized 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. Hardback, 240 pages 1.2 kg, 25.2 x 29.2 x 3 cm
Hadid. Complete Works 1979 - 2013
£34.99Zaha Hadid is a wildly controversial architect whose work remained largely unbuilt for years, despite awards and critical acclaim. In the past decade, Hadid has risen to fame and completed numerous structures like the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, the Glasgow Riverside Museum, and the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum in Michigan. With her audacious, futuristic designs, Hadid now ranks among the elite of world architecture. This immense monograph covers her complete works to date.
Jutaku: Japanese Houses
£14.95Frenetic. Pulsating. Disorienting. Japan’s contemporary culture is constantly in flux, with a host of new architectural practices ushering in an era of continuous experimentation Featuring more than 400 houses - one per page, one image per house - Jutaku: Japanese Houses is a fast-paced, shock to the system that shines a Harajuku–bright neon light on the sheer volume, variety and novelty of contemporary Japanese residential architecture. Hardback, 512 pages 1 kg, 13.3 x 19.4 x 4.8 cm
Jutaku: Japanese Houses
Le Corbusier Le Grand - midi edition
£35.00A spectacular visual biography of the life and work of Le Corbusier (1887–1965), one of Modernism’s most influential architects, urban planners, and theorists. Approximately 2,000 images and documents, many previously unpublished, feature his major built works, urban plans, paintings, publications, and furniture as well as sketches, archival photographs, and personal correspondence. Rarely seen photographs and correspondence shed new light on Le Corbusier’s relationships with Josephine Baker, Eileen Gray, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Jean Prouvé, and many others. Hardback, 864 pages 846 g, 23.5 x 5.1 x 29.8 cm
My Life in Design Sir Terence Conran
£30.00Terence 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. Hardback | 264 pages
£59.95A comprehensive monograph on one of America's greatest living architects by award-winning author and architecture critic Robert McCarter. Robert McCarter has known and taught with Holl for over 30 years and provides an authoritative and personal examination of Holl and his work. Offers an extensive overview of both realised and unrealised works and the inspiration behind them. Richly illustrated with hundreds of colour photographs and Holl's own watercolours. Hardback, 288 pages 2.3 kg, 26 x 29.8 x 3.8 cm
£19.95Climate change, new materials and restricted land use have given fresh impetus to finding lightweight housing solutions. ‘Superlight’ showcases architecture that offers both new, natural modes of living and greater communion with our surroundings.
The Architect Says: A Compendium of Quotes, Witticisms, Bons Mots, Insights and Wisdom on the Art of Building Design (Words of Wisdom)
£8.99The Architect Says is a colorful compendium of quotations from more than one hundred of history’s most opinionated design minds. Paired on page spreads like guests at a dinner party, these sets of quotes convey a remarkable depth and diversity of thinking. Alternately wise and amusing, this elegant gem of a book makes the perfect gift for architects, students, and anyone curious about the ideas and personalities that have helped shape our built world.
The Edifice Complex: The Architecture of Power
£12.99The Edifice Complex explores the intimate and inextricable relationship between power, money and architecture in the twentieth century. How and why have presidents, prime ministers, mayors, millionaires and bishops come to share such a fascination with grand designs? From Blair to Mitterrand, from Hitler to Stalin to Saddam Hussein, architecture has become an end in itself, as well as a means to an end. This is a book of genuine timeliness, throwing new light on the motivations of the rich and powerful around the world - and on the ways they seek to affect us.
The Language of Cities
£25.00Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum, defines the greatest artefact of all time: the city. An entertaining and insightful study of the modern city and how it has evolved in the twenty-first century. Sudjic 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.
The Language of Cities
The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes
£40.00Both a practical guide and a great source of inspiration, this book presents the interiors, furniture, and locations you need to know about along with portraits of the people who can make it happen. Most architecture and interior books show houses polished to perfection, manicured to the extent that it is hard to imagine anybody actually lives there: they seem to miss the point that homes are meant to be inhabited. A handbook for making a home that will stand the test of time; take knocks and scuffs in its stride; and where lives can unfold, children grow up, and dogs run wild. Hardback, 402 pages 1.7 kg, 20.3 x 26.9 x 3.3 cm
Tree Houses: fairy Tale Castles in the Sky
Sold OutA stunningly illustrated study of the best tree houses in the world. Features 50 tree houses in all different styles from romantic to modern. Every house is depicted in several photos as well as one illustration by artist Patrick Hruby. Short biographies of all architects.
Who Built That? Modern Houses
£10.99Who Built That? Modern Houses takes readers on a fun-filled tour through ten of the most important houses by the greatest architects of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Readers of all ages will delight in this colorful introduction to modern architecture s most extraordinary homes.