Open House London is an annual event in England's capital city, held over one weekend in September when hundreds of buildings in the city - some historical, some modern, but all of great architectural interest - open their doors to the general public for free. A quarter of a million people packed ou..
Explores the lure of the countryside: the wide open spaces and starry skies, the lack of neighbours, noise and pollution, the ability to get away from it all. Many people are choosing to pursue their sea change inland and are creating some spctacular homes in wellhidden locations...
Following the success of the first volume, Portraits of the New Architecture 2 introduces thirty-two exciting architects and architectural firms whose projects are shaping the architectural landscape of tomorrow, including David Adjaye, Asymptote, Tatiana Bilbao, Annabelle Selldorf, and Dominique Pe..
A prefab is a mass-produced house, constructed in a factory and assembled on-site in a few days or weeks. Once regarded as a cheap, easy solution for urgent housing problems, the prefab has evolved to become a synonym for ambitious design and sophisticated detailing solutions.The amazing history of ..
A book showcasing luxury houses around the world. 'Pure Luxury: World's Best Houses' is a celebration of residential living at its finest, and best. Satisfying our natural and abiding curiosity about how other people live, and our endless quest to add a special something to our own homes, this lat..
Radical Renovations presents more than 50 outstanding examples of adaptive reuse in residential and commercial architecture. 'Radical Renovations' presents more than fifty outstanding examples of adaptive reuse in residential and commercial architecture, wherein existing buildings have been dramat..
This breathtakingly photographed volume offers an inside, and outside, look at twenty-two lovingly restored homes, labours of love by people whose passion for Italy just couldn't be ignored. Owners and designers share anecdotes about their experiences with local artisans, vendors, and bureaucracy, w..
With more than 30 years' experience, including the repositioning of over 50 retail assets, renowned architect Ronald Altoon understands the extraordinary investment potential distressed retail assets offer, particularly in the current economic climate. Retail Rescue: Visions + Strategies for Reposit..
In her first book, Eve Ashcraft uses humour and experience - together with her wonderful eye - to help readers to arrive at the perfect colours for their home. Eve, whose celebrity clients have included Martha Stewart, Steve Martin and Rick Moranis, understands that for many people choosing colour c..
A modern guide for the urban aesthete and perfect for either those who have already fallen in love with Rome, or those planning a memorable first visit. From magnificent squares to exquisite side streets, tucked-away gardens to quiet neighbourhood cafes and, of course, the architecture for which..
As urban living intensifies in density and numbers, the city landscape expands both outwards and upwards. Architects and urban designers craft new and experimental structures while also investigating existing buildings for potential reinvention or expansion. In particular, the roof of a building, on..