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Prefab-Houses-Architecture-Angelika-Taschen

Those who have an artistic flair, but wish to build on a budget will adore this book! Page after page of photographs and drawings showcase the variety of prefabricated homes currently available in the marketplace.

  • This first comprehensive study of mid-century modern California design offers new ideas about the furniture, ceramics, graphic and industrial design, architecture, metalwork, textiles, and fashion produced in the Golden State.

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  • I was just mining my own business, surfing the internet and WOW! I was hit on the eye by the beautiful images of kites made by Anna Rubin. Once I caught my breath I rushed back to up load this post so you can see her inspiring wor... I was just mining my own business, surfing the internet and WOW! I was hit on the eye by the beautiful images of kites made by Anna Rubin. Once I caught my breath I rushed back to up load this post so you can see her inspiring works.

  • An essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists.

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  • There is something trilling about design from the 1960's, we all can't live in those experimental modern spaces, but it's wonderful to have a way to revisit these radical ideas though domus Vol. 06.

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  • Chronicle Books, in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art, have created a line of children's toys that include these great DIY kits of a Modern Playhouse and a Modern Family. Fun for kids and adults alike. Each contains... Chronicle Books, in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art, have created a line of children's toys that include these great DIY kits of a Modern Playhouse and a Modern Family. Fun for kids and adults alike. Each contains modular pieces and removable vinyl clings for hours of designing enjoyment! Check the post for a discount code and shopping link!

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  • A 500-page compendium of the bleeding edge of art and design, straight from the streets of Tokyo. A gorgeous reference book, cultural guide and imaginative spark for anyone with a penchant for things Japanese. Good gifting.

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  • Beautiful homes, landscaping, and architecture.

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  • Known for their in-depth research and innovative, inventive, and meticulously constructed architecture, Kieran Timberlake Associates put its ideas about streamlining the making of architecture to the test.

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  • The internationally renowned interior and retail designer Masamichi Katayama is synonymous with exquisite quality and applies his distinctive trademark showmanship to create visionary retail environments.

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  • The Case Study House program (1945-66) was an exceptional, innovative event in the history of American architecture and remains to this day unique. The program, which concentrated on the Los Angeles area and oversaw the design of ... The Case Study House program (1945-66) was an exceptional, innovative event in the history of American architecture and remains to this day unique. The program, which concentrated on the Los Angeles area and oversaw the design of 36 prototype homes, sought to make available plans for modern residences that could be easily and cheaply constructed during the postwar building boom.

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  • Contemporary World Architecture

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  • Kind of awesome little game/moving through space/brain/design thing. Found in the Village.

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  • Studio Olafur Eliasson is an experimental laboratory located in Berlin. Led by renowned Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, it functions as an interdisciplinary space, generating fresh dialogues between art and its surroundin... Studio Olafur Eliasson is an experimental laboratory located in Berlin. Led by renowned Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, it functions as an interdisciplinary space, generating fresh dialogues between art and its surroundings. This rich source book enables the reader to delve into the corners and crevices of the Studio’s diverse projects.

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  • One of the most dashing figures of mid-century Italy, Mollino was renowned both for his sleek, ultramodern furniture design and architecture and for his refined hedonism; he was a drug addict who raced cars and flew his own plane.... One of the most dashing figures of mid-century Italy, Mollino was renowned both for his sleek, ultramodern furniture design and architecture and for his refined hedonism; he was a drug addict who raced cars and flew his own plane. Sometime around 1960, Mollino began to seek out women, mostly prostitutes, in his native Turin, bringing them to his villa for late-night modeling sessions, where they posed for Polaroid photographs, against backgrounds that he designed. The pictures remained a secret between Mollino and his subjects until after his death, in 1973, when some two thousand were found. This lavish selection of several hundred Polaroids preserves the essential mystery of a project both decadent and hermetic. Though clearly the product of a deep obsession, the photographs are deliberately impersonal, each baroque detail an invitation for the viewer to imagine Mollino's encounters with the women.

  • German photographer Michaël Wolf describes the architecture of density of Hong Kong. The visuals are stunning and after visiting the city this past summer, I agree that his book captures the humanity amongst concrete and metal.

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  • a collection of collaborations that the LV house has had with artists, architects, designers, and photographers

  • Are you kidding me? This is the perfect bookshelf plus a pretty fair architecture solution for corners. I don't need to recommend it, it recommends itself! \

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  • John Matlock "Gunny" wrote: "The design goals of a green house are: 1. Harmonize with the site. 2. Build as small as possible. 3. Use natural heating and cooling 4. Be beautiful as well as ecological. 5. Lo... John Matlock "Gunny" wrote: "The design goals of a green house are: 1. Harmonize with the site. 2. Build as small as possible. 3. Use natural heating and cooling 4. Be beautiful as well as ecological. 5. Located close to there the dwellers have to go (work, school, shopping). 6. Refurbish older buildings where possible. The thirty or so houses described in this book fit these criteria as best as possible. Some of these are in remote locations so fail in that criteria (unless you work at home and do not have children in school). But a surprising number of these dwellings are in cities: New York, Vienna, Stuttgart, Melbourne, San Antonio, Phoenix. The houses are striking in appearance, inexpensive to build, totally functional. As with other books of home plans, these houses serve as idea books for architects and potential owners to use in their new designs. "

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  • Over 100 beautiful, informative photos display the green roofs technology that is quickly becoming a fundamental element of the emerging practice of living architecture. The award-winning roof designs displayed and described, for ... Over 100 beautiful, informative photos display the green roofs technology that is quickly becoming a fundamental element of the emerging practice of living architecture. The award-winning roof designs displayed and described, for private homes, businesses, and public spaces alike, integrate natural and artificial systems, resulting in healthier, more sustainable buildings and communities. Green roofs have the capacity to deliver multiple public and private benefits. The projects depicted and discussed cover a wide geographic range from Manitoba to Florida stretching from the mid-Atlantic coast to the Pacific. The projects are almost exclusively the product of multi-disciplinary, collaborative design processes. Details about the plants used, growing media, drainage and irrigation systems, and waterproofing, along with descriptions of challenges overcome, and innovations developed, are provided. mandatory for the enthusiasts on the subject, like me.

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  • Pat Blankenship wrote: As a very vocal proponet of green or living roofs I love this book. I believe that Mr Collum, previous reviewer must have just looked at the pictures. Pages 9 through 23 tell very well why we should have... Pat Blankenship wrote: As a very vocal proponet of green or living roofs I love this book. I believe that Mr Collum, previous reviewer must have just looked at the pictures. Pages 9 through 23 tell very well why we should have green roofs. If you are already an advocate or a newbe to green roofs, this book is for you. There is not a lot of technical information here but it gives the bare bones. If everything you needed to know about green roofs was here you couldn't lift the book. This book is ment to inspire you to get behind green roofs and advocate them in your neighborhood. the book shows terrific examples of green roofs! love it!

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  • "Greenroof professionals and enthusiasts alike will be delighted with the easy reading and scope of content offered in "Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls" by Nigel Dunnett and Noël Kingsbury. Very well organized, the book's fo... "Greenroof professionals and enthusiasts alike will be delighted with the easy reading and scope of content offered in "Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls" by Nigel Dunnett and Noël Kingsbury. Very well organized, the book's forte and major value is as an essential resource - especially in terms of plant description, characteristics and specification." a subject that amazes me!

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  • Green roofs offer many aesthetic benefits as well as environmental ones. Landscape architect Steven Cantor gives the basic terminology of green roof design, defines the green roof types, reviews materials of construction and metho... Green roofs offer many aesthetic benefits as well as environmental ones. Landscape architect Steven Cantor gives the basic terminology of green roof design, defines the green roof types, reviews materials of construction and methods of installation, and explores sixty projects in detail, identifying the design process, the program for the project, and "the specific application of green roof design and technology. He gives design professionals and students a thorough introduction to the applications and impacts of green roofs on the built environment and shows how they can be integrated into contemporary buildings as well as existing structures. Green roofs can be considered as integral elements of the potential design vocabulary that any designer might use—like water features, paving patterns or retaining walls—in the right setting with an appropriate budget and the support of a client." great find! green roof is not well developed not because it's difficult to make it happens, it's just a matter of environmental counsciousness.

  • "The world stands on the brink of an environmental crisis and the scale of the problem is daunting. But if everyone played their part, the cumulative benefit to the environment would be far-reaching. And where better to start than... "The world stands on the brink of an environmental crisis and the scale of the problem is daunting. But if everyone played their part, the cumulative benefit to the environment would be far-reaching. And where better to start than in our own homes? A must-have reference book with the most up-to-date information, plus inspirational photographs, Eco proves that sustainability in the home is both achievable and beautiful..." delightful architecture and compromise with eco environmental ideas. a must have!

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  • "For anyone with eco-friendly ideals as well as a penchant for high style, Dreaming Green showcases seventeen inspiring homes that are at once luxurious, beautiful, and fashioned inside and out with green materials, design, and de... "For anyone with eco-friendly ideals as well as a penchant for high style, Dreaming Green showcases seventeen inspiring homes that are at once luxurious, beautiful, and fashioned inside and out with green materials, design, and details. While renovating their Manhattan brownstone, Lisa Sharkey and LEED-accredited architect Paul Gleicher’s top priority was to create a home that was light on the earth and completely free of the harmful products that are often found in building and decorative supplies. A sophisticated couple who entertain frequently, Sharkey and Gleicher also demanded a home that was beautiful from the basement to the top floor’s sunroom. They sourced stylish and elegant materials, designed small and large spaces for flawless efficiency, and finished the project with responsible yet stunning finds. Dreaming Green features the Sharkey-Gleicher brownstone as well as sixteen other environmentally responsible, impeccably designed residences that will stir readers to reimagine their homes as places that marry responsibility and beauty." the kind of book thatmust show up on my shelf...

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  • architecture is about living wellin a given space and limited space is not limited architecture. this book is a guide fo westerners who can't cope with small space without feeling tight and uncomfortable. it's more a concept than... architecture is about living wellin a given space and limited space is not limited architecture. this book is a guide fo westerners who can't cope with small space without feeling tight and uncomfortable. it's more a concept than ideas aout how to build a small house. "Japan is a country with a large population and very limited living space. Due to its mountainous geography, there is a tradition going back centuries for comfortable living in small areas. A classic of Japanese literature is Kamo no Chomei's "Account of a 10-Foot-Square Hut." Traditional Japanese homes are built to be convertible, to maximise space with collapsible furniture that can be stored and multipurpose rooms that can have walls removed to create bigger spaces when necessary. Building on this need and tradition is the current architectural Small House movement, where new homes are built on miniature lots, maximizing the space with a surprising efficiency. There are TV shows and books galore on the topic in Japan, and the ideas are starting to creep over in to the US as well, with book such as "The Very Small Home: Japanese Ideas For Living Well In Limited Space." "The Very Small Home" is a showcase for some of these architectural marvels, eighteen of them to be precise. Each building begins with a different problem to be solved; an ancient tree that must be accommodated by law, a tiny lot in Tokyo that needs to fit two houses. My favorite is the family who each inherited a portion of their parents home. One child inherited the driveway, and needed a long, thin house where he could live in on his section of the land. Going for a traditional feel, the architect created one of the most beautiful homes in the book, complete with tiny garden and a luxurious traditional bath. Many of the solutions are quite ingenious, and the photographs of the homes are beautiful to look at. What the book is not is a guide to better utilizing existing small-space homes. These are definitely architectural solutions, not interior design or decorating solutions. A lot of money went into these houses, and unless you are willing to completely tear down and rebuild your little living space, there won't be much here for you. For what it is, however, the books succeeds very well, and those interested in architecture as well as those looking to build a small home of their own will probably be amazed at the creativity and beauty of these buildings. The homes are much more modern than traditional, featuring the sparsity of modern Japanese design. I can't help but think of a master-crafted piece of sushi, reverently sitting on a pristine white plate. Small, but incredible."Zack davison

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  • great ideas and amazing architecture focus on low-cost.

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  • some very good projects here...my cup of tea! Brandon Skinner wrote: "Made me feel like a glutton after buying an 1200 sq. foot condo... what a waste of space! An excellent book showing you don't need an 8,000 square fo... some very good projects here...my cup of tea! Brandon Skinner wrote: "Made me feel like a glutton after buying an 1200 sq. foot condo... what a waste of space! An excellent book showing you don't need an 8,000 square foot mansion to live comfortably. The book is also great for anyone interested in minimalism interior design as many of the homes don't allow for much clutter or adornment."

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  • great small houses that make you feel comfy and cozy.

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