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Sustainable Design

A Critical Guide

Written for students and practitioners in the fields of architecture and interior design, our new Architecture Brief Sus ...

We Sit Together

Utopian Benches from the Shakers to the Separatists of Zoar

Whether for protest, religious congress, companionship, eating, or comfort, sitting communally remains one of the most p ...

Le Corbusier and the Maisons Jaoul

In 1955, just as the world was pigeonholing him as the high priest of modernism, Le Corbusier shocked the architecture w ...

Fabricating Architecture

Selected Readings in Digital Design and Manufacturing

In this increasingly digitized world, any investigation of architecture inevitably leads to considerations of fabricatio ...

Hypernatural

Architecture's New Relationship with Nature

Despite the ever-growing sophistication of synthetic and digital tools, it's the natural world that captures the imagina ...

Subnature

Architecture's Other Environments

We are conditioned over time to regard environmental forces such as dust, mud, gas, smoke, debris, weeds, and insects as ...

The Toaster Project

Or A Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch

"Hello, my name is Thomas Thwaites, and I have made a toaster." So begins The Toaster Project, the author's nine-month-l ...

Extreme Textiles

Designing for High Performance

Stronger, faster, lighter, safer, smarter--these are the textiles of tomorrow. From the carbon-fiber composite bicycle f ...

The Bike Deconstructed

A Grand Tour of the Modern Bicycle

On first glance, bicycles look pretty straightforward. And yet, even today's most stripped down bicycles can feature as ...

Stickwork

Using minimal tools and a simple technique of bending, interweaving, and fastening together sticks, artist Patrick Dough ...

Coen+Partners

Contextual Minimalism

Whether emulating the geological formations and dense birch forests of his home state of Minnesota or abstracting agric ...

Labyrinths & Mazes

A Journey Through Art, Architecture, and Landscape

The labyrinth is one of the world's oldest symbols, and its meaning is often shrouded in myth and mystery or ties to rel ...

James Carpenter

Environmental Refractions

James Carpenter is an artist and sculptor whose work focuses on developing new glass and material technologies. His inte ...

Architectural Lighting

Designing with Light and Space

Architectural Lighting, the latest addition to the Architecture Briefs series, provides both a critical approach to and ...

The Green House

New Directions in Sustainable Architecture

From the arid deserts of Tucson, Arizona to the icy forests of Poori, Finland to the tropical beaches of New South Wales ...

Stickwork

Using minimal tools and a simple technique of bending, interweaving, and fastening together sticks, artist Patrick Dough ...

Digital Fabrications

Architectural and Material Techniques

Architectural pioneers such as Frank Gehry and Greg Lynn introduced the world to the extreme forms made possible by digi ...

Twentieth-Century Pattern Design, Revised Edition

Patterns---bold, colorful, muted, delicate, intricate, splashy, spare, figurative, abstract, dizzying, calming---are the ...

Wright Sites

Updated and Revised, 3rd Edition

As America's most beloved architect, Frank Lloyd Wright's work, life, and legacy, have been the subject of countless exh ...

Materials for Design 2

As architecture and design programs throughout the world break out of the classroom and adopt the holistic methods of de ...

Building Envelopes

An Integrated Approach

Few parts of a building work harder than its envelope (also known as its facade). The envelope is the part of the buildi ...

Guastavino Vaulting

The Art of Structural Tile

Since the time of ancient Rome, architects, engineers, and builders have struggled with the problem of building domed ce ...

Building a Straw Bale House

The Red Feather Construction Handbook

"This book is a timely and important tool for the empowerment of communities facing housing deficits. The Red Feather pr ...

Interactive Architecture

Adaptive World

Interactive Architecture: Adaptive World illustrates how structures can process information, make observations, and util ...

Expanded Practice

Howeler + Yoon Architecture / MY Studio

Rising stars in Boston's design scene, architects Eric Howeler and J. Meejin Yoon have in a single decade developed a re ...

Printing Architecture

Innovative Recipes for 3D Printing

Although 3D printing promises a revolution in many industries, primarily industrial manufacturing, nowhere are the possi ...

Transmaterial Next

A Catalog of Materials that Will Redefine Our Future

Virtually every revolution in architecture has been preceded by a revolution in materials: think iron, glass, steel, con ...

Thermally Active Surfaces in Architecture

Departing from the simple question Why do we heat and cool buildings with air?, this book focuses on the technique of th ...

Miller|Hull

Architects of the Pacific Northwest

A new architectural style emerges when similarities of form, material, interest, or attitude in the designs of a group o ...

Elements of Design

Rowena Reed Kostellow and the Structure of Visual Relationships

A hands-on book design students and designers alike will welcome. Elements of Design is a tribute to an exceptional teac ...

Norwegian Wood

The Thoughtful Architecture of Wenche Selmer

Whether set along the picturesque coast of Norway or in its remote mountains and forests, architect Wenche Selmer's wood ...

Model Making

The ancient craft of architectural model making may seem unnecessary in today's age of digital renderings and virtual to ...

Bookbinding

A Comprehensive Guide to Folding, Sewing, & Binding

At 420 pages, this comprehensive reference guide explores bookbinding techniques in start-to-finish detail, explaining a ...