Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti (1891-1979) is difficult to pin down. With an extraordinarily prolific output and eclectic style, his oeuvre remains one of the most diverse and groundbreaking in design history. Trained initially in architecture, Ponti soon moved into industrial and interior..
Great Wall Style invites readers to discover a singular oeuvre of projects nestled in four small villages alongside the Great Wall of China. With stunning photographs and evocative text, "Great Wall Style" invites readers to discover a singular oeuvre of projects nestled in four small villages alo..
Sprouting with fresh ideas and sunny outlooks, this compact edition brings together the best examples of contemporary green buildings today. Well-known architects like Frank Gehry and Norman Foster sit alongside young, up-and-coming creators. Each entry introduces a key project through plans, photos..
A gorgeous celebration of the artistry, design, and traditional craftsmanship of timber-frame buildings, from an internationally renowned architect and contemporary practitioner of the craft. Hand Hewn is a gorgeous celebration of the traditions and artistry of timber-frame building, a 7,000-year-..
Designs and photography of the houses designed by the world leader in classical and traditional residential design in the USA. During its first decade, Harrison Design Associates has become a leader in the field of classical and traditional design. With offices in Georgia and California, its proje..
PTang Studio is an architectural and interior design firm that seeks for the finest quality and innovation. With a fresh and unique style, this studio gets back to basics while looking for comfort and understanding individual needs. Their aim is to develop projects that transcend boundaries and wid..
A tour of home design considers how a range of cultures created houses that reflected their ideals, values, and landscapes, in a volume of vernacular and ethnographic domestic architecture that features a forest treehouse, a Thai boathouse, a Siberian hut, and more. 15,000 first printing...
"The Home Office Book" explores all aspects of creating a workable, comfortable, and stylish office at home. A rich source of ideas, information, and design solutions, "The Home Office Book" also comes at a timely moment, as one in five Americans works from home today. Author Donna Paul, a contribut..
From tents to legendary, eternally popular accommodation on wheels such as caravans and campers; from trailer homes to state of the art mobile structures for events or emergency situations, to the use of containers as ready-mades for contemporary pre-fab architecture: cheap, easy to build and enviro..
From the Baltic through the balmy Mediterranean to the tropical shores of the South Pacific, people have always aspired to live by the sea. This book showcases over 30 exceptional houses from around the world in a variety of styles, from traditional wooden fishing huts to dazzling 21st-century creat..
"A house must be a living, organic entity that develops and constantly changes," stated Friedensreich Hundertwasser in one of his arguments for his nature- and human-oriented architecture. Success vindicated his vision: roof afforestation, organic forms, colorful facades, uneven floors, irregularly ..
""Finding stone, choosing it, and letting go of it are the three things a waller does. I'd miss any one of them too much if I asked someone else to do them for me. I may work by myself, but I'm not alone. I'm in the company of stone."" Daniel Snow is a waller, an artisan who builds walls, terraces, ..