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Author : Ron Broadhurst
ISBN : 9780847845996
Genre : Architecture
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The most forward-looking spaces designed for rustic living in the twenty-first century. Across the globe, architects are creating innovative houses for country living, reimagining the way we escape into the natural world. Some combine industrial materials like metal and concrete with traditional wood. Others create sophisticated essays in off-grid living, employing the most technologically ambitious green-living strategies. Still others place discreet structures on remote, almost-unbuildable locations. This unique volume profiles new and recent projects that illustrate the inexhaustible potential of the modern house to enter into a dialogue with nature in sustainable yet stylish ways. The collection spans the globe, from the Pacific Northwest to the forests of Japan. Today's architectural vanguard is represented, as well as established architects working at the forefront of twenty-first-century design, including Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Rick Joy, Olson Kundig, and Marcio Kogan. These rustic retreats--with comfortable and appealing modern interiors--will resonate with readers of shelter magazines, while the cutting-edge reputations of their architects will interest professionals and students.
Category: Architecture

Women And The Making Of The Modern House

Author : Alice T. Friedman
ISBN : 0300117892
Genre : Architecture
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Investigates how women patrons of architecture were essential catalysts for innovation in domestic architectural design. This book explores the challenges that unconventional attitudes and ways of life presented to architectural thinking, and to the architects themselves.
Category: Architecture

21st Century House

Author : Jonathan Bell
ISBN : 1856694534
Genre : Architect-designed houses
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Looking at diverse visions of the modern house, before placing them in the context of the technological and aesthetic concerns of architects, this text features illustrations and architectural drawings for every project, covering various aspects of contemporary house architecture.
Category: Architect-designed houses

The Beast In The Garden A Modern Parable Of Man And Nature

Author : David Baron
ISBN : 0393340309
Genre : Nature
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The true tale of an edenic Rocky Mountain town and what transpired when a predatory species returned to its ancestral home. When, in the late 1980s, residents of Boulder, Colorado, suddenly began to see mountain lions in their yards, it became clear that the cats had repopulated the land after decades of persecution. Here, in a riveting environmental fable that recalls Peter Benchley's thriller Jaws, journalist David Baron traces the history of the mountain lion and chronicles Boulder's effort to coexist with its new neighbors. A parable for our times, The Beast in the Garden is a scientific detective story and a real-life drama, a tragic tale of the struggle between two highly evolved predators: man and beast.
Category: Nature


Author : Charles Brasch
ISBN : UOM:39015029913608
Genre : Humanities
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Category: Humanities

Todd Saunders Architecture In Northern Landscapes

Author : Jonathan Bell
ISBN : 9783034611480
Genre : Architecture
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Todd Saunders (1969) is one of the most important young contemporary Canadian architects working internationally. His architecture, simple yet powerful, incorporates elements of his country’s architectural identity – including the use of wood and carefully picked Modernist influences – bringing it at the same time into the 21st century with excellent execution, carefully chosen materials and a hands-on approach. Saunders (he lives and works in Bergen, Norway) has successfully executed work in both Canada, Norway, and Finland, creating architecture with a strong sense of northern identity, an individual approach that is informed by the strongness of natural landscape. The most important projects: Aurland Lookout, Long Studio, Fogo Island, Tower Studio, Fogo Island, Squish Studio, Fogo Island and Villa G. The first reference monograph on a remarkable young architect working in Scandinavia and Canada. The monograph provides interesting unpublished documents, curated by Jonathan Bell (Architecture Editor, Wallpaper* magazine) and Ellie Stathaki (Deputy Architecture Editor, Wallpaper* magazine) as well as three interviews by Olaf Gipser, Zita Cobb, and Brian MacKay-Lyons. The artwork of the book is by the international renowned graphic designer Henrik Nygren.
Category: Architecture

Modern Houses

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ISBN : UVA:X004062143
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture

Plans Sections And Elevations

Author : Richard Weston
ISBN : 9781856693820
Genre : Architectural drawing
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Featuring more than 100 of the most significant and influential buildings of the twentieth century, this book includes both classic works by seminal architects such as Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd and Alvar Aalto as well as the more recent works of Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas and others.
Category: Architectural drawing

The New Modern House

Author : Jonathan Bell
ISBN : UCSD:31822036582443
Genre : Architecture
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The New Modern House is a comprehensive look at the emerging trend of architecture that favours substance over style, combining functional design and sustainable processes with a straightforward, honest aesthetic. It features 50 residential case studies from around the world; all are accompanied by full details, models, sketches and diagrams, allowing a doser look at their conception and construction.
Category: Architecture

Landscape And The Ideology Of Nature In Exurbia

Author : K. Valentine Cadieux
ISBN : 9781136193859
Genre : Social Science
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This book explores the role of the ideology of nature in producing urban and exurban sprawl. It examines the ironies of residential development on the metropolitan fringe, where the search for “nature” brings residents deeper into the world from which they are imagining their escape—of Federal Express, technologically mediated communications, global supply chains, and the anonymity of the global marketplace—and where many of the central features of exurbia—very low-density residential land use, monster homes, and conversion of forested or rural land for housing—contribute to the very problems that the social and environmental aesthetic of exurbia attempts to avoid. The volume shows how this contradiction—to live in the green landscape, and to protect the green landscape from urbanization—gets caught up and represented in the ideology of nature, and how this ideology, in turn, constitutes and is constituted by the landscapes being urbanized.
Category: Social Science

Mountain Modern

Author : Dominic Bradbury
ISBN : 0500517460
Genre : Architecture
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Showcases contemporary houses designed specifically for mountain settings and high-altitude locations, looking at how architects incorporate natural settings into their plans while highlighting interior design features.
Category: Architecture

Jim Olson

Author : Jim Olson
ISBN : 1580932525
Genre : Architecture
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The sixteen houses and apartments featured here respond to different needs and sites, but all share a common DNA. They are the product of a singular vision and a collaborative process. --Michael Webb Seattle-based architect Jim Olson, the founding partner of Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects, is particularly known for his subtly elegant residences, from a glass farmhouse in eastern Oregon to a Balinese-inspired retreat in Hawaii, from a diminutive waterfront cabin for his own family to two grand art-filled residences on the shores of Lake Washington in Seattle. Modern in spirit, the luxurious houses are characterized by intangible qualities of light and space. Olson balances a deep knowledge of architectural history, from the temples of Egypt to the great buildings of the modern era, with a sensitivity to art and nature. Each work is carefully calibrated to site and client. Olson is fascinated by the relationship between art and architecture, and many of his houses and apartments have been designed for major art collectors. The sixteen residences in this volume--in Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, and Hong Kong--explore that interplay as well as the correspondences between light, space, and mood. The finely proportioned interior spaces are distinguished by a striking use of both natural and highly refined materials, masterful modulation of light, sophisticated details, sleek furnishings, and a careful balance between monumentality and intimacy. In natural settings, his buildings often weave into their surroundings as if they had always been there; in urban environments, his designs create and enhance a sense of community. The introduction, by noted design writer Michael Webb, emphasizes context and process, vital factors in Jim Olson's work.
Category: Architecture

Riba Journal

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ISBN : UVA:X006127522
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture

The New 100 Houses And 100 Architects

Author : Robyn Beaver
ISBN : 9781864702668
Genre : Architecture
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"This coffee-table-style book features 100 architect-designed homes from around the world. Descriptive text, floor plans, and photos describe each project. Exteriors and interiors are featured.' -- Publisher.
Category: Architecture

The Builder

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Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture

The Modern Kitchen Garden

Author : Janelle McCulloch
ISBN : 9781864704211
Genre : Gardening
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A range of kitchen designs, from classical to modern, with lists of suitable plants for kitchen gardens.
Category: Gardening

The Environments Of Architecture

Author : Randall Thomas
ISBN : 9780415360883
Genre : Architecture
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This well-illustrated 'think piece' provides a much needed and topical philosophical introduction to the place of environmental design in architecture. The Environments of Architecture sets out a range of considerations necessary to produce appropriate internal environments in the context of a wider discussion on the effect of building decisions on the broader environment. The authors, from architecture and engineering, academia and practice, provide a rounded and well-balanced introduction to this important topic. Starting from a belief that the built environment can contribute more positively to the planet and the pleasure of places as well as answering the practical demands of comfort, they cover site planning, form, materials, construction and operation as well as looking at design on a city level. Presenting a thoughtful and stimulating approach to the built environment, this book forms an excellent guide for practitioners, students and academics concerned with our built environment.
Category: Architecture

Principles Of Modern Architecture

Author : Christian Norberg-Schulz
ISBN : UCSD:31822029651015
Genre : Architecture, Modern
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Principles of Modern Architecture is a clear, concise, accessible account of what the modern movement really wanted and what it achieved by one of the world's leading architectural critics.
Category: Architecture, Modern