When we think of a loft, we usually think of large open spaces with clearly visible remnants of their industrial origin, converted into homes. Distinguished by their high level of modernity and noteworthy contrasts, they tend to reflect the personalities of their owners more than any other type of construction. But, what happens when there is limited space? Is it possible to have a loft, with all its characteristics, in a space that measures less than 120 square metres? This book contains dozens of examples of small lofts from all over the world. They demonstrate that, even with severe space limitations, it is possible to achieve, maintain and even enhance the essence of a post-industrial New York loft. Of course, this requires the optimum combination of artistic sensibility and architectural ingenuity. In full colour throughout, with nearly 500 photographs.
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This book shows how architecture and design helps to express the identity and philosophy of international companies. The public image of a corporation is communicated either powerfully or subtly and symbolically in its internal and external spaces. It analyses different approaches to architecture as a brand message by a wide range of international architectural practices from different countries. This collection brings together award-winning projects by architects such as: Ricardo Bofill (Spain), Cloud Architektai (Lithuania), 3 de Luxe (Germany), Amaa Arquitectos (Spain), Team V (Holland), Andreescu & Gaivoronschi (Romania), Cepezed (Holland), Taillandier (France) and others.
An architect's guide to swimming pools, garden pools and other flat surface water features. This book offers ideas, inspiration and advice based on the most recent projects of 30 leading architects and landscape designers around the world. Over 500 inviting colour photos illustrate the many options from spectacular "infinity-edge" pools to attractive garden pools. Valuable advice is included on site selection, materials, financing and more. This gorgeous compilation is beautifully printed, and exquisitely designed. Ann essential volume not only for architects and landscapers but also for designers, design and architecture practices, students, university libraries, real estate companies & developers, manufacturers and furniture designers, product designers, public and private institutions, large and local retailers, architecture & design bookstores, museum bookstores and individual non-professional readers with an interest in architecture, pools and home gardens.