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Domestic architecture. Houses. Dwellings

  • From Formalism to Weak Formby Stefano Corbo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Eisenman has always been deeply interested in the problem of form in architecture and has constantly challenged the classical concept of it. He tried to connect his own work with the cultural manifestations of the time: firstly under the influence of Colin Rowe and his formalist studies; secondly, by re-interpreting Chomsky’s linguistic theories;... more...

  • Kentucky Folk Architectureby William Lynwood Montell; Michael L. Morse

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 15.00

    A concise and amply illustrated introduction to Kentucky folk structures--log cabins, houses, cribs, and barns--that should be treasured as irreplaceable expressions of the cultural values of the Commonwealth's past. more...

  • Ante Bellum Houses of the Bluegrassby Clay Lancaster

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The ante bellum homes of Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky, are both more numerous and more distinctive in design than those of many communities of similar age. Founded in 1775, Lexington by the turn of the century had become the chief cultural center north of New Orleans and west of the Alleghenies. During the eight decades between the Revolution... more...

  • BIG little houseby Donna Kacmar

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

     What are the challenges architects face when designing dwelling spaces of a limited size? And what can these projects tell us about architecture ? and architectural principles ? in general? In BIG little house , award-winning architect Donna Kacmar introduces twenty real-life examples of small houses. Each project is under 1,000 square feet (100... more...

  • Density & Atmosphereby Eberhard Tröger; Dietmar Eberle

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 112.00

    This book offers a thorough study of the relationship between the characteristics of construction density and the ensuing atmospheres, distribution of uses and their value. 36 case study examples in Zurich, Vienna, Munich and Berlin were documented and assessed, from the outskirts to the center of the city with photographs and detailed... more...

  • The Great Interior Design Challenge Sourcebookby Tom Dyckhoff; Sophie Robinson; Daniel Hopwood

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 21.88

    The way you design your home says just as much about you as the clothes you wear. This great new book is packed with practical advice on how to achieve the look you want, for a budget you can afford. Before you begin any kind of home-decorating project you need to make sure your canvas is in good order. We include a handy checklist of common problems... more...

  • The Buildings of Peter Harrisonby John Fitzhugh Millar

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 75.00

    Perhaps the most important architect ever to have worked in America, Peter Harrison's renown suffers from the destruction of most of his papers when he died in 1775. He was born in Yorkshire, England in 1716 and trained to be an architect as a teenager. He also became a ship captain, and soon sailed to ports in America, where he began designing... more...

  • Helmut von Werzby Cordula Rau; Georg von Werz

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 70.00

    Helmut von Werz founded his architecture office in Munich in 1946. He was later joined by Johann Christoph Ottow, who became his partner in 1952. Erhard Bachmann and Michel Marx joined the firm as partners in 1971. The spirit of post-war architecture is visible in his work, which was defined by moderation and preservation, while remaining... more...

  • The Invisible Housesby Gonzalo Lizarralde

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    There is an increased interest among architects, urban specialists and design professionals to contribute to solve ?the housing problem? in developing countries . The Invisible Houses takes us on a journey through the slums and informal settlements of South Africa, India, Colombia, Honduras, El Salvador, Cuba, Haiti and many other countries of the... more...

  • ALIVEby Manuel Kretzer; Ludger Hovestadt

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 56.00

    In times where the very concept of ?nature? is questioned not only in its philosophical dimension, but in the core of its biological materiality, we need to reconsider the interrelations between architecture and nature. To address these challenges this book unravels compelling innovative and forward-thinking design narratives by leading... more...