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Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture

The first comprehensive examination of the many overlaps and visual and intellectual principles that unite fashion and architecture. In recent years, the boundaries between architecture and fashion have become increasingly blurred, and this beautifully illustrated new book explores the intersections and concepts that underlie the two disciplines. Both architecture and fashion are based on the [&hellip

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Superb Shops

Bubbling with life, sound, and color, here are the most superb shops from around the globe. Superb Shops gathers the freshest and hippest shops and packs them into one exciting volume, with hundreds of full-color photos and in-depth architectural commentary. Floor plans and construction details provide the background information architects and designers need to create [&hellip

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Top Shops 2

The world?s coolest shoppers spend their money at the world?s coolest shops…the top shops. Last year?s Top Shops impressed store designers everywhere with its dynamic feature projects, full-color pictures, floor plans, construction details, and professional commentary. Now architects and interior designers who want to stay on top need Top Shops 2, packed with the most [&hellip

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Dress Code

Dress Code: Interior Design for Fashion Shops”” presents a selection of innovative and exciting retail interiors from across the globe. Expect the very latest shops, showrooms, boutiques and flagship stores created by the worlds most distinctive and influential designers. RECEIVE 10% OFF THIS TITLE WITH DISCOUNT CODE:

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High-Performance Building

What really makes a high-performance, energy-efficient building? “Sustainable design is about developing buildings and urban spaces that are tuned to their context. . . . Any building that carries claims to be recognized as ‘great architecture’ should also qualify as a high-performance building.” -From High-Performance Building How do we judge the success of a sustainable [&hellip

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Environmental Design of Urban Buildings: An Integrated Approach

The importance of an integrated approach in urban design is becoming increasingly apparent. This book explains how to overcome related challenges in environmental design of urban buildings and offers guidance on the use of new materials and techniques and the integration of new philosophies. Supported by the EC’s SAVE 13 programme, Environmental Design of Urban [&hellip

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Richard Meier: Recent Works

Beginning with his ascent in the late 1960s, the work of Richard Meier has been identified with a careful but decisive reflection on modernity, its origins, and its potential as a continuing source of innovation. Collected here for the first time in paperback are the large-scale projects Meier developed during the last decade–mature works that [&hellip

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Morphosis: Volume IV

One of the few truly visionary architects of large-scale commissions working today, Thom Mayne won the 2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize, his field’s most prestigious award. Mayne’s influential firm Morphosis, founded in the early 1970s, has maintained an avant-garde presence among contemporary architecture firms even as it has garnered high-profile, big-budget commissions around the world. Since [&hellip

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Celebrating the Courthouse: A Guide for Architects, Their Clients, and the Public

Illuminates the issues that must be addressed in designing a suitable and successful courthouse. There are almost as many ways to design a good courthouse as one that is less than satisfactory. Celebrating the Courthouse illuminates, for the diverse professionals and laypeople who plan and create courthouses, the issues that must be addressed to achieve [&hellip

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Building Type Basics for Justice Facilities

Here’s the in-depth information you need to initiate designs for a variety of justice facilities, including law enforcement, adult detention, courts, corrections, juvenile and family justice, and multi-occupancy facilities. Features project photographs, diagrams and floor plans, and sections and details. Highlights such projects as Elgin Law Enforcement Facility in Elgin, IL; Federal Detention Center in [&hellip

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Building Diplomacy: The Architecture of American Embassies

Embassy architecture and design ranges from the humble to the stately, from the practical to the grand. Building Diplomacy is the first comprehensive photographic portrait of the official face of American diplomacy around the world. Elizabeth Gill Lui traveled to fifty countries to photograph American embassies, chanceries, and ambassadors’ residences. This record of her journey [&hellip

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Building Type Basics for Places of Worship

Complete with descriptive illustrations, this useful resource offers essential information, guidelines, and cautionary advice on building projects for churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, and spaces for religious education. Covers issues such as consensus-based decision making, site selection, renovation, and code compliance. Gain insight into working closely with parishioners during the decision making process, incorporating iconography, and [&hellip

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Architekturfuhrer / Architectural Guide: Christliche Sakralbauten in Europa seit 1950 / christian Sacred Buildings in Europe since 1950

A comprehensive architectural guide to modern churches and other Christian buildings throughout Europe, this book looks at the finest examples built within the latter half of the twentieth century. Organized geographically, it features nearly 140 buildings from twenty countries, each with its own double page spread. Numerous photographs and plans offer an in-depth perspective of [&hellip

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Sacral Space: Modern Finnish Churches

Exploring the beauty of Finnish modern church buildings, this study demonstrates how they appeal to the visitor with their minimalist character. The essential strength of their architecture is illustrated within the presence of light and nature, and the buildings and their interiors are depicted as attuned to the passing of each day and the change [&hellip

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Sacred Buildings

In a systematic section, this volume introduces the design, technical, and planning fundamentals of building churches, synagogues, and mosques. In its project section, it also presents about seventy realized structures from the last three decades. RECEIVE 10% OFF THIS TITLE WITH DISCOUNT CODE:

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Houses of God: Religious Architecture for a New Millenium

The subject of architecture for religion continues to fascinate. Houses of God: Religious Architecture for a New Millennium by noted author and architect Michael J. Crosbie, demonstrates an inspiring array of gathering places for worship, collected from the USA and abroad. These projects, illustrated with superb photography and detailed plans, demonstrate how architects and congregations [&hellip

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New Spiritual Architecture

This timely book reflects are awakening of interest in religious faiths and the emergence of a global exchange of architecture and culture. While Spain’s Rafael Monco has just completed a cathedral in Los Angeles, Britain’s Thomas Heatherwick is designing a Buddhist temple in Japan, John Pawson is working on a Cistercian monastery in the Czech [&hellip

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American Synagogues: A Century of Architecture and Jewish Community

American Synagogues is the first book to explore the exceptional architecture of modern American synagogues in the twentieth century, and this intriguing book relates the fascinating history of the Jewish people in America and how it is expressed in twentieth-century synagogue design. The book features all new photography of synagogues in many styles from a [&hellip

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Contemporary Church Architecture

The last decade has seen the emergence of a whole new generation of church designs. Covering buildings across the world, Contemporary Church Architecture aims to appeal not only to architects and clergy involved directly in ecclesiastical architecture but also other practitioners and those with a broader interest in cutting-edge design. This book covers the development of [&hellip

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El Croquis 131/32: Rem Koolhaas-OMA I

Rem Koolhaas along with OMA and AMO have grown into an influential architectural phenomenon producing architecture, urban planning and wide-ranging research projects. This double volume explores a total of 29 works and projects produced between 1996 and 2006 through full page colour photographs, plans, models and various investigations. Included are projects such as: Bordeaux House [&hellip

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Patkau Architects

The firm of Patkau Architects, founded in 1978 and based in Vancouver, British Columbia, has achieved international renown for work that draws on the principles of modern architecture and is simultaneously inspired by the traditions and often spectacular landscape of the Pacific Northwest. The office is known for a straightforward, multifaceted expression of material and [&hellip

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DAVID CHIPPERFIELD 1991-2006

Some fifteen years of architectural production by David Chipperfield have been brought together in this double edition of El Croquis, which combines the earlier numbers 87 and 120. A total of 53 projects are examined, accompanied by plans, elevations, full page photographs and introductory texts. Also includes two interviews with Chipperfield and an essay by [&hellip

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Biblioteca Vasconcelos Library

The most important public works project of the decade in Mexico, the Biblioteca Vasconcelos, came out of the country’s first international architecture competition in more than a century–the first since the never-finished Legislative Palace project in 1896. This introduction to the recently completed site offers a tour in color and black-and-white images, details of the [&hellip

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The Green Studio Handbook: Environmental Strategies for Schematic Design

With more and more clients and architecture schools demanding ‘green’ design, both student and professional architects need to get up to speed quickly with the vast range of techniques in this fast moving area. This extensive and user-friendly handbook presents practical guidelines for applying environmental strategies during the schematic design of green buildings. For each [&hellip

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Architecture for the Books

Architecture for the Books is a new, colourful compendium of the best in recent library design: from small community public libraries, to large commercial research libraries, and state-of-the-art university centres for information and socialising. The book includes large format plans, sections, diagrams, and extensive photographs of exteriors, interiors, and details of libraries throughout the world. [&hellip

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The New Downtown Library: Designing with Communities

The past twenty years have seen a building boom for downtown public libraries. From Brooklyn to Seattle, architects, civic leaders, and citizens in major U.S. cities have worked to reassert the relevance of the central library. While the libraries’ primary functions—as public spaces where information is gathered, organized, preserved, and made available for use—have not [&hellip

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Working: 20 Projects in Process

Since TEN Arquitectos was first published in 1998, the firm founded by Enrique Norten has soared to a position of international renown. In addition to important competition-winning proposals–the Visual and Performing Arts Library in Brooklyn and the Guggenheim Guadalajara, among others–Norten and his firm have a rich variety of projects on the drawings boards: Harlem [&hellip

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Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Knowlton Hall: Source Books in Architecture

Some buildings are famous. Others deserve to be, but in their modesty remain satisfied to stand simply as excellent works of architecture. Such is the case with Ohio State University School or Architecture’s recently completed Knowlton School of Architecture. Designed by the internationally respected firmMack Scogin Merrill Elam, Knowlton manages to project both a monumental [&hellip

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Steven Holl

A collection of El Croquis’s previous publications on Holl includes over 550 pages with new essays by Kenneth Frampton, Alberto Pérez Gómez and Jeffrey Kipnis, as well as interviews with and essays by Holl himself. No less than 45 of Holl’s previous projects form the bulk of this comprehensive retrospective. 79 Steven Holl 1984-: 93 [&hellip

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Rafael Viñoly

Rafael Vi oly is arguably our most consummate practitioner of architecture; Herbert Muschamp of the New York Times calls him “the most elegant architect now practicing in the United States,” one whose powerful buildings “quicken your awareness of the present and its untapped possibilities.” In a breathtaking list of major commissions, Vi oly has taken [&hellip

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Green Building Materials: A Guide to Product Selection and Specification

This excellent hands-on guide to designing environmentally friendly buildings — those made from materials that preserve the earth’s natural legacy for future generations — is written by two nationally known experts on the subject. You’ll find practical information on green product selection, product specification, and construction processes. You’ll also learn just what green building materials [&hellip

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Building Type Basics for College and University Facilities

  * Content ranges from isolated bucolic environments to large urban environments. * Includes many building types such as dormitories, classrooms, and research facilities. * Covers sweeping changes such as distance learning facilities, technology-driven research laboratories, and electronically enhanced dormitories. * Contributing industry leaders include Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates, Kieren Timberlake, Ruble Yudell, Robert A.M. [&hellip

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Educational Environments No. 3

A new direction is being created in the design and architecture of educational spaces. The programming, planning, and design of educational facilities including public and private primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, as well as libraries, corporate training facilities, convention centers, and daycare centers are featured. “Educational Environments No 3” illustrates how today’s best [&hellip

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Educational Spaces – Volume III: A Pictorial Review

Educational Spaces of the World, is a highly illustrated publication, providing an overview of what is, possibly, the most important, socially responsive design that an architect may pursue. Education can shape lives so the ambiance of the learning environment is fundamental. Educational spaces are the focus of all the buildings featured in this volume, ranging [&hellip

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The Organizational Complex: Architecture, Media, and Corporate Space

The Organizational Complex is a historical and theoretical analysis of corporate architecture in the United States after the Second World War. Its title refers to the aesthetic and technological extension of the military-industrial complex, in which architecture, computers, and corporations formed a network of objects, images, and discourses that realigned social relations and transformed the [&hellip

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Sustainable Commercial Interiors

A step-by-step guide to designing environmentally friendly commercial interiors. Millions of people in the U.S. workforce rely on interior designers to create environments that make them happy and productive, as well as promote their safety and well-being. Sustainable Commercial Interiors provides an engaging introduction to and exploration of the vast field of sustainable design as [&hellip

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The Other Office: Creative Workplace Design

International trends in creative office design from all over the world: The projects that make up “”The Other Office”” identify those offices that keep abreast of the rapid pace of change and, more importantly, set the pace. RECEIVE 10% OFF THIS TITLE WITH DISCOUNT CODE:

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Corporate Interiors No. 8

Some of America s top businesses showcase their newest offices, created by the nation s leading architects and interior designers in Corporate Interiors No. 8. With 300 inspirational and stimulating pages, this book presents innovative solutions from over 140 projects by 35 design firms nationwide. Corporate Interiors No. 8 is a lavish four-color volume and [&hellip

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