Download and read online Elemental Living in PDF and EPUB 60 stunning works of contemporary architecture, all of which have a special relationship with the natural landscape Elemental Living presents 60 works of architecture from across the 20th and 21st centuries that have a special relationship with the natural world. The book includes a visually breathtaking selection of architect-created houses that have been designed to create unparalleled views of a wide variety of natural landscapes; designed to be almost indistinguishable from the natural landscape; or designed using materials and forms found in the natural landscape. Each house demonstrates a deep concern with the creation of unique living spaces that connect their inhabitants with the forests, mountains, lakes, deserts, and oceans that have attracted humanity for millennia.
Download and read online Retreat in PDF and EPUB The most forward-looking spaces designed for rustic living in the twenty-first century. Across the globe, architects are creating innovative houses for country living, reimagining the way we escape into the natural world. Some combine industrial materials like metal and concrete with traditional wood. Others create sophisticated essays in off-grid living, employing the most technologically ambitious green-living strategies. Still others place discreet structures on remote, almost-unbuildable locations. This unique volume profiles new and recent projects that illustrate the inexhaustible potential of the modern house to enter into a dialogue with nature in sustainable yet stylish ways. The collection spans the globe, from the Pacific Northwest to the forests of Japan. Today's architectural vanguard is represented, as well as established architects working at the forefront of twenty-first-century design, including Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Rick Joy, Olson Kundig, and Marcio Kogan. These rustic retreats--with comfortable and appealing modern interiors--will resonate with readers of shelter magazines, while the cutting-edge reputations of their architects will interest professionals and students.
Download and read online Men and Style in PDF and EPUB Men and Style reaches beyond standard “what to wear” advice: It is equal parts style guide and intriguing conversation about the masculine identity within the world of fashion. David Coggins explores the history of men’s style and learns from some of the most notable tastemakers in the industry and beyond. Its essays and interviews discuss the lessons men learned from their fathers, the mistakes they made as young men, and how they emerged to become better men. Some of the most dapper men in the world discuss bad mustaches, misguided cologne choices, and unfortunate prom tuxedos. All the men here have arrived at a place in the world and have a keen understanding about how they fit in it. Men and Style celebrates singular men who’ve lived well and can tell us about how they earned their worldview. They’re smart enough to absorb the wisdom that’s hidden in the world, and even smarter to wear that wisdom lightly.
Download and read online Building Community in PDF and EPUB An international survey of the most inventive contemporary apartment buildings, to inspire architects, developers, urban planners, and informed city dwellers
Download and read online Elemental Philosophy in PDF and EPUB Explores the ancient and perennial notion of the four elements as environmental ideas.
Download and read online Northern Delights Vol 2 in PDF and EPUB Scandinavian design has a worldwide reputation for the effortless combination of classical restraint and warm materials. Nordic solutions and inspirations create an aesthetically balanced and traditionally elegant space. Modern and minimalist . Rational but stylish. The world of Scandinavian architecture is a visual vault of grace, understated elegance, function, and tradition. From tile-covered roofs born from the existence of nearby clay deposits to large windows that let in light during the shorter winter days, Northern Delights Vol.2 provides insight into Nordic design and showcases the skilled craftsmanship. Artisans fresh from design school breathe new life into the traditional usage of tile, wood, glass, ceramics, and other customarily Nordic materials. Northern Delights Vol.2 tells their story and that of their predecessors: an aesthetic and historic journey through a world of style and heritage. Reading between the sleek lines and delving into the rich traditions: the balanced and stylish aesthetic of Scandinavian architecture inspires global mimicry.
Download and read online The New Old House in PDF and EPUB The New Old House presents 18 private historic homes, from North America to Europe, and traces the ingenious ways architects have revitalized and refreshed them for a new generation. Most of the renovations occurred in the last decade, but all of the homes have origins reaching back into the past, in some cases hundreds of years. Projects and firms featured include Greenwich House, Allan Greenberg; Longbranch, Jim Olson; Astley Castle, Witherford Watson Mann; Hunsett Mill, Acme; Cotswolds House, Richard Found; plus more than a dozen others. These projects address such timely factors as sustainability, multiculturalism, preservation, and style, and demonstrate the unique beauty and elegance that comes from the interweaving of modernity and history.
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Download and read online The New Pavilions in PDF and EPUB A global exploration of the most innovative, striking small-scale structures for display, entertainment, contemplation, or pure folly, targeted at architecture and design students and practitioners
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Download and read online The Outermost House in PDF and EPUB Chronicles the four seasons on a Cape Cod beach. Includes an interview with the author's biographer, Daniel G. Payne.
Download and read online Infinite Space in PDF and EPUB Beautiful landscapes meet exceptional architecture and masterful photography. These private homes frame amazing views, providing a calm and inviting atmosphere while embracing an understated, modernist use of space.
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Download and read online 100 Houses in PDF and EPUB A sourcebook of contemporary private houses of all styles in all parts of the world. Packed with 800 photographs by many of the most respected architectural photographers working today.
Download and read online Wood in PDF and EPUB Wood is a fresh, insightful and surprising look at the world's best timber architecture. With 170 structures from the last 1,000 years, Wood features projects from some of the world's most celebrated architects. Renzo Piano's otherworldly New Caledonian Cultural Centre is found alongside projects from Tadao Ando and Peter Zumthor. Even the work of Le Corbusier, an architect best known for his work in concrete, is shown - his humble Mediterranean log cabin, Le Cabanon, was his last home. Arranged to promote comparison and discussion, the selected projects take the reader on a global tour of inspiring and intriguing structures: a Vietnamese village hall sits beside a state-of-the-art Belgian laboratory, an Italian anatomical theatre alongside a luxurious Canadian sauna and an onion-domed Russian church next to a fortified Japanese castle. Illustrated with extraordinary photographs, each project includes an extended caption providing an insightful commentary on the building. An essay by the bestselling author and naturalist Richard Mabey explores the close relationship between trees and architecture. Following the popularity of Concrete and Brick, Wood is a beautiful and informative visual exploration of a natural material that harbours an extraordinary range of expression and potential and has inspired architects for generations.