Architecture & Design (349)

Just Kidding

ISBN: 9789881943965

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

Toys and sweets are just not enough for our children today. With an insatiable appetite for new things, children are eager to explore and learn. They are the mo...


Toys and sweets are just not enough for our children today. With an insatiable appetite for new things, children are eager to explore and learn. They are the most open-minded and spontaneous audience, who are at all times building and living in a world of their own imagination.
These young customers rely on their instincts, not patience, to judge and pick what they love and hate. Victionary’s new title Just Kidding studies how contemporary product, environmental, and graphic designs for children draw on bold characters and decisions to inspire and appeal.
Just Kidding presents today's most serious designs that not only look endearing, but are also creative, instructional, useful, and safe for children to play and interact with.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2013


$89.99
Living In Style Berlin

ISBN: 9783832797416

Author: Stephanie Von Pfuel    Publisher: TeNeues

No other city has changed in the last twenty years as Berlin has. Entire neighborhoods have been reborn, and long-neglected buildings are once again gleaming br...


No other city has changed in the last twenty years as Berlin has. Entire neighborhoods have been reborn, and long-neglected buildings are once again gleaming brightly. But the renovation does not stop at the facades. Berlin has also become a creative laboratory for living, leading trends in interior styles. However, there are a multiplicity of Berlin styles—not just one. From the lakeside villa to the center-city townhouse, from the loft on the Spree to the penthouse on Potsdamer Platz, Living in Style Berlin shows the wide range of exclusive living options in this world metropolis. After browsing through this book, you’ll see the city from an entirely different perspective!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 25-10-2013


$115.00 $45.00
Extreme Hotels

ISBN: 9783940874672

Publisher: Gingko Press

In a prison, igloo, or treehouse, on top of a mountain, or under the stars what's the next stop? Architecture and leisure meet in this glimpse into the craziest...


In a prison, igloo, or treehouse, on top of a mountain, or under the stars what's the next stop? Architecture and leisure meet in this glimpse into the craziest places to stay while on the road. The new ideas, transformed spaces, and new interpretations of lodging in Extreme Hotels all prioritize fun. Compiled within are 40 of the most exciting and unusual "overnights" in Europe, from converted lodges, art gallery hotels, geodesic domes, eco pods, and a bustling lounge hostel on a converted houseboat to a one room lodging extended in mid-air within the shell of a functioning wharf crane. Each hotel is described in terms of its architectural and design ingenuity, placed in context on a map of Europe, and introduced with key details including address, phone and fax numbers, date of establishment, and number of rooms and suites. Illustrated beautifully, the volume appeals to both the adventurous tourist and the armchair traveler.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 172 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 14-01-2014


$59.99
Living In Style New York

ISBN: 9783832798048

Publisher: TeNeues

Few cities are as renowned for its energy and style as New York. Long a magnet for leaders in fashion, art, design, and commerce, this metropolis is home to one...


Few cities are as renowned for its energy and style as New York. Long a magnet for leaders in fashion, art, design, and commerce, this metropolis is home to one of the most influential assortments of tastemakers anywhere. It’s no wonder that New York’s top interiors would be as dynamic and varied as its inhabitants. Browsing through the pages of this stunning volume, we get a chance to glimpse the luxurious and imaginative rooms normally hidden from public view—or only ever seen by the privileged few—amid both urban and country landscapes. Whether it’s aspiration or curiosity that drives you, you’ll find plenty to marvel at in these extraordinarily high-end living spaces.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 17-03-2014


$115.00
Living Mexico City

ISBN: 9783832798062

Publisher: TeNeues

For many years now, Mexico City has been informally dubbed “the capital of Latin America.” Home to countless museums and spectacular public buildings, its m...


For many years now, Mexico City has been informally dubbed “the capital of Latin America.” Home to countless museums and spectacular public buildings, its most distinguished private residences are also among the most glamorous and original anywhere in the world. This exceptional compendium showcases some of the city’s most prominent individuals and creative talents—allowing them to take us on an intimate tour of the spaces they have created as their personal sanctuaries and sources of inspiration. Ranging from formal classicism to eclectic modernity, all of these interiors give a revealing sense of one of the world’s most fascinating cities—and the vibrant style of its remarkable inhabitants.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 17-03-2014


$115.00 $45.00
Amalgamate

ISBN: 9780982246153

Author: Blaine Fontana    Publisher: Zero+ Publishing

Amalgamate is the essential Blaine Fontana monograph, crammed full of his instantly recognizable paintings, sketchbooks, installations, sculptures, murals, mixe...


Amalgamate is the essential Blaine Fontana monograph, crammed full of his instantly recognizable paintings, sketchbooks, installations, sculptures, murals, mixed media works, and design projects.

Fontana deftly maneuvers between the high art and street art worlds, armed with the technical skill he picked up at Otis College of Art and Design where he acquired his MFA, as well as his post-high school years spent throwing up graffiti in the streets of Seattle and Portland.

Amalgamate draws from Fontana’s roots growing up on Bainbridge Island outside of Seattle, and integrates his rough-edged woodwork, sculptural explorations, influential color palette, and dynamic use of space in order to explore the dynamic imagery surrounding the divine symbolism of religious myths, worldly folklore, and current social dynamics. Fontana has extensive experience in the design world and recently founded his own creative/design agency Fontana Studios with his wife Eugenie Fontana.



Amalgamate features an introduction by poet Derrick Brown, whose written poetry and performances have won him the California Independent Book Critics' Award in 2004 and six first-place slam finishes.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 108


Dimensions: 286 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 27-01-2014


$89.99
Jay Shafer's DIY Book of Backyard Sheds & Tiny Houses

ISBN: 9781565238169

Author: Jay Shafer    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Good things do come in small packages. Just ask internationally recognised small living expert Jay Shafer. His small buildings have appeared on CNN, Oprah, Fine...


Good things do come in small packages. Just ask internationally recognised small living expert Jay Shafer. His small buildings have appeared on CNN, Oprah, Fine Homebuilding, and This Old House. Ranging in size from 100 to 120 square feet, these tiny backyard buildings can be used as guest cottages, art or writing studios, home offices, craft workshops, vacation retreats, or full-time residences.

Filled with photos, elevation drawings, and door/window schedules for six Box Bungalows, this book includes extensive how-to instructions that can be applied to any backyard building project. These handsome little buildings are filled with interesting and practical details including real doors, windows, and skylights. With extra design attention to energy and space efficiency, these tiny houses can help us on the road to a sustainable world.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 142


Dimensions: 220 x 280 x 10 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2013


$39.99
Stunning Houses

ISBN: 9781584235583

Author: Claudia Martinez Alonso    Publisher: Gingko Press

Stunning Houses features 50 world-class projects that are quite literally breathtaking. Architectural masterpieces that are perfectly sited in a wide variety of...


Stunning Houses features 50 world-class projects that are quite literally breathtaking. Architectural masterpieces that are perfectly sited in a wide variety of topographic locales and climatic zones, from forest or mountain range to perched on a seaside cliff. Some are hidden in the landscape, nestled in amongst the trees and vegetation, others boldly present for all to see. Flights of fancy are given free reign, from houseboats to tree houses. One resembles an intergalactic spaceship that has just landed, on the surface of a lake, another, a gigantic fossil gastropod that has just been unearthed. The natural world is incorporated through the use of organic materials such as wood and stone or the creation or rooftop gardens - some with water features - the modern, through the dramatic use of glass and open space, which lighten the presence of such dense materials as steel and concrete. Prepare to be amazed. Includes plans and work by: Architects Collective, Studio Arthur Casas, Bercy Chen Studio, Feldman Architecture, JHG Jorge Hernndez de la Garza, Hans van Heeswijk Architects, Kotaro Ide, David Jameson, Olson Kundig Architects, Drew Mandel Architects, MHM Architects, Robert Harvey Oshatz, Sagan Piechota Architecture, Ibarra Rosano Architects, TACT Architecture and Idis Turato/Turato Architecture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 492


Dimensions: 280 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2014


$150.00
Wood Art : Innovative Wood Design

ISBN: 9781584235439

Publisher: Gingko Press

A favorite among consumers and designers alike, no other material compares with wood for versatility of expression and utility. Warm and organic, yet imbued wit...


A favorite among consumers and designers alike, no other material compares with wood for versatility of expression and utility. Warm and organic, yet imbued with strength, it can perform in unusual ways depending on use and setting. Working with new or reclaimed wood, bent plywood, or solid wood construction, the designers featured in this book all bring something new to the table, creating new forms from the whimsical to the elegant, the delicate to the robust. From animal shaped bookcases to textile “rugs,” and wooden bicycles to bark shade lamps, this is the ultimate guide to this beloved resource. Products include furniture, lighting, textiles, housewares, personal accessories and toys. Interviews follow with an international cast of industrial, interior, product, and furniture designers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2014


$79.99
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