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1000 x architecture of the Americas


This volume is part of the successful book series "Collection of Architecture", an unparalleled resource that presents 1000 outstanding and creative projects from 1000 acclaimed and emerging architects revamping the architectural legacies of the p ast throughout the Americas. Comprised of varying typologies and split by numerous cultural and historical differences, North, Central and South America offer a plethora of innovative trends in the field of contemporary architecture. Stunning photogr aphy, informative texts and a comprehensive index are enclosed.
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100,60 € 105,89 €

Malls and Departments Stores


At the beginning of the 20th century, the department store developed from markets and urban arcades, from which the shopping mall evolved in the post-war period. The operators of department stores and shopping centers are coming under increasing pressure from the competition of the continuously growing internet trade. By the same token, however, there is also an increasing tendency for the internet trade to become involved with real shops. The challenge is to optimize the quality of the customers stay. This is accomplished by the interspersing of the offer by cultural institutions, a variety of dining opportunities and exciting leisure activities. The time spent in a department store or a shopping center must be conceived as an experience, separate from the consumption of goods, which engages all the senses. Which is where architectural quality as well as a targeted design can play an increasingly important role.
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99,75 € 105,00 €

Green, Greener, Greenest - Facades, Roof, Indoors


Mit dem Einzug eines geschärften Umweltbewusstseins in alle Lebensbereiche und entsprechenden Umsetzungsstrategien wird das Leitbild der Nachhaltigkeit zum Motor des Fortschritts für Architektur und Landschaftsarchitektur, für Städtebau und Bauwirtschaft. Kaum ein anderes Baukonzept schafft eine vergleichbare Vielfalt an entsprechenden positiven Effekten wie die Begrünung der äußeren und auch der inneren Gebäudehülle. Ganz unterschiedliche Möglichkeiten der Bepflanzung von Fassaden, Dächern und Innenräumen wurden entwickelt, ausprobiert und zum Einsatz gebracht. Durch die interdisziplinäre Vernetzung der technischen und der gestalterischen Seite sind auf der ganzen Welt bemerkenswerte Projekte realisiert worden. Eine sorgfältig getroffene Auswahl an bemerkenswertesten Arbeiten wird in diesem Band vorgestellt. Das kreative Potential dieser einzigartigen Symbiose von Natur und Architektur ist noch längst nicht ausgeschöpft!
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41,75 € 43,95 €

The Sub/Urban Idea - From Terraced Houses to Residential Estates


Seit 2008 leben weltweit erstmals überhaupt in der Menschheitsgeschichte mehr Menschen in Städten als auf dem Land. Der suburbane Siedlungsbau gehört dementsprechend zu den wichtigsten Bauaufgaben unserer Zeit. Architektur und Stadtplanung stehen vor der Herausforderung, an der Peripherie beziehungsweise im Umfeld der modernen Städte Wohnraum und die dazugehörige Infrastruktur zu schaffen. In kleinen wie auch in großen Dimensionen lassen sich hier die Vorteile von Stadt- und Landleben verbinden. Während viele dieser Siedlungsbauprojekte in der Vergangenheit isoliert konzipiert und lieblos gestaltet worden sind, gibt es heute zunehmend ausgesprochen gelungene Projekte, die als Vorbilder für zukünftige Bauvorhaben dienen können. Der inhaltliche Schwerpunkt dieses Bandes liegt auf den architektonischen Aspekten von Reihenhäusern, Wohnparks, Gated Communities und Großsiedlungsanlagen.
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55,58 € 58,50 €

Nomadic Living


The four walls that we inhabit are far more than just a roof over our heads - it's the place where our personal and unique life is played out with all its complexities and nuances. It is not uncommon when we move to feel regret that we cannot simply take our abode, the focus of our lives, along with us. For many people it is increasingly important to be able to move easily, to be able to react spontaneously to personal desires or life changes of all kinds. Because of the increased needs to both preserve our identity that is rooted in our home and to be more geographically mobile, the market for "movable" houses has grown and diversified. This is most noticable in the growing numbers of commissions received by architects and designers for technical and creative conceptions of mobile houses. As much as concept, appearance and construction might vary greatly from house to house, what unites all of the projects presented in this volume is the claim to a design that is both larger than life and consistently compelling.
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48,40 € 50,95 €

Design Solutions for Urban Densification


The world’s metropolises are home to steadily growing populations. Densification measures are one solution to the problems of urbanization, creating inner-city living space where there was none before. The smallest of gaps between buildings is utilized, perimeter block developments are completed, courtyards filled in, houses heightened and smaller structures replaced with larger ones. This process of densification preserves existing and naturally developed quarters and infrastructure, while protecting against urban sprawl and the development of soulless quarters full of new builds. In some cases, a self-contained element that clearly sets itself apart from the existing built environment is most suitable; in others, the best solution is the re-interpretation and development of the existing context. The architectural approach to each project is as unique as its context. Shoreditch Rooms in London, UK (Archer Architects) Rethinking the Split House in Shanghai, China (Neri&Hu) 35XV in New York, USA (FXFOWLE Architects) Urban Reflections in Vienna, Austria (Holodeck Architects) Tower Machiya in Tokyo, Japan (Atelier-Bow-Wow)
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54,10 € 56,95 €

Inspired & Inspiring


Creativity and workmanship under a single roof, yet neither a university nor a factory – labs, studios and workshops are hubs of creative innovation and practical implementation. These two premises are the constants that define them as a place in which new things are developed. This volume examines the question of how the spaces for this process are actually created. It presents contemporary examples from areas as diverse as fashion, graphic design, architecture, and photography, as well as an exclusive patisserie and noble furniture workshops. These projects reflect already achieved accomplishments while promising future innovations.
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47,45 € 49,95 €

Makeover


In the world of architecture and construction there is a general consensus that many existing residential buildings will have to be substantially renovated within the next few years – not only because they are technically outdated but also because their functionality and esthetics are no lon - ger in line with contemporary demands and requirements. For each venture of this type, the owners and architects must deal and come to terms with the existing structures. Some projects consist of only a few square meters within an old building while others exceed the size of the previ - ously existing living space. Based on more than 100 carefully selected works, the whole scope of possibilities for extensions and conver - sions is presented – from multi-floor annexes, via newly designed existing spaces, to additional sections or merged spaces. Some of the interventions are understated, while others are preeminent, utilizing matching or contrasting materials, and exhibiting a great variety of different styles – whether minimalist, rustic, elaborate, elegant ...
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71,20 € 74,95 €

Coffee Love


A café is a place "where time and space are consumed, but only the coffee is found on the bill" - that's how UNESCO described the Viennese café culture in 2011 as it was named an "Intangible Cultural Heritage." Places of coffee consumption of very different kinds are now indispensable as part of urban life all over the world. Such premises are constantly being redefined, reconceived and restaged - especially now through the "Third Wave of Coffee." This publication shows how cafés, coffee houses and coffee shops are designed today: whether as a grand café, a living room mock-up or a nonchalant co-working space, whether in retro style or more casual. In addition to the 60 examples from all over the world, articles and essays tell the reader about very different aspects of coffee (house) culture in the past and present.
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37,00 € 38,95 €

Company Gardens


The design of open spaces around a company headquarters or within a company premises are increasingly important - and in some cases now also lucrative - fields of activity in landscape architecture. On the one hand, company gardens fulfill the function of a signboard advertising the company. On the other hand, in times of flexible working hours, work-life balance and global networking, they are increasingly emerging as projection screens for innovative workplace concepts. The implementations are remarkably diverse, their conception often depending on whether the company garden is directed to the outside world or rather designed for the employees. It can serve the public as a city park, act almost as a calling card as part of the corporate identity, be designed as a quiet oasis for breaks from work or as a place for informal meetings and collegial communication. Through selected examples of company gardens from around the world, this volume reveals the great diversity present within this field of architecture.
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42,28 € 44,50 €

My Private Spa


The evolution from yesterday's purely functional and usually soulless bathroom to today's private oasis that comes in all shapes and sizes - sometimes almost like a piece of art - continues to open up new horizons for newly planned houses and apartments as well as remodeling projects: from introducing elements of ancient bathhouse cultures to the latest materials and products. With a careful choice of projects from all across the globe, this volume showcases an exceptional spectrum ranging from small and intimate baths to wide open spa landscapes - from size S to XL. They all have their own special way of extending an invitation to immerse, relax, and let go. The multitude of concepts presents the coming together of solid and fluid elements in architecture and interior design as an inspiration.
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36,05 € 37,95 €

Nordic Style


In almost no other European region the connection between nature and design is as pronounced and at the same time as varied as in the Scandinavian countries. The rugged wilderness and dark days require comfortable interiors with warm colors; while lovely landscape scenarios and long mid-summer nights are juxtaposed to functional-minimalist and timeless design. This title presents the impressive wealth of Scandinavian interiors, locally inspired and international successful. It shows for example how designers rely on the tradition of using local materials and natural shapes which they apply in a successful mix, often with current building technologies, to develop design concepts that make the Nordic style so popular and unique.
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36,05 € 37,95 €

Tiny Interiors - Compact Living Spaces


The desire for as much space as possible on as little room as necessary is neither automatically connected to an alternative lifestyle nor is it a protest against our luxury-oriented society. Sometimes it simply makes life easier, more comfortable, and more economical. The "Tiny House Movement" lifestyle trend, which began in the United States, has spread throughout the entire world intensified by the construction and financial crisis. This title presents contemporary projects from around the world that take on the simple yet challenging task to develop enthralling room concepts and spatial solutions for the efficient use of the smallest living spaces. The furnishings need to be carefully designed and compact to make the most of the available space. These mini interiors investigate the possibility of providing a better setting for everyday living based on what is necessary, what is desired and what is possible.
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41,33 € 43,50 €

Stay Overnight


The adaptive reuse approach is gaining ground also in the hotel industry. The careful and respectful handling of the building fabric is as important in this process as the creative extension. Converting old structures is a great way to offer an authentic experience for guests, while also conserving land, reducing urban sprawl and preserving the originality of historic buildings. The featured architects show different possibilities how stations, warehouses, churches and offices can be coverted into hotels. Whether through striking contrast with the new creation or reinterpretation of the existing architecture - or indeed both together - all featured projects are defined by their respectful and thoughtful stance towards the sites they occupy and establish an enthralling relationship between the old and the new.
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Single-Family Houses


For many people home ownership is one of the most important goals in life and the biggest private investment. In Germany about two thirds of the residential building stock consists of single-family homes. With 80.000 to 90.000 new residences built every year it is by far the most important construction task for architects in this country. For this volume, the author has selected outstanding contemporary concepts and designs that deserve to be noticed and appreciated much more. Neither luxury villa not mass housing, all homes are within a middle-class budget. Apart from ground plans and elevations, key figures on square meters, building price and construction duration, facts on ecological aspects, materials used and, last but not least, the respective architects offer the potential builder exeedingly practical benefits.
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59,80 € 62,95 €

Small but Smart


The aim to live in a mini house can have various reasons: For many it stands for a better, more livable existence on the basis of what is necessary, possible and desired, making one's life easier, more economical and more sustainable. The limitation of the floor space promotes concentration on the essentials in order to integrate what one needs for life. With well thought-out planning, cleverly organized floor plans and intelligent, compact concepts, a lot of space can be created in a small area. By now, in addition to do-it-yourself protagonists, established architects and hip design studios have taken on the interesting task of developing sophisticated solutions for small homes and tiny houses. This volume presents very different projects in terms of architectural style, construction method and interior design.
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36,05 € 37,95 €