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At Home: A Short History of Private Life

by Bill Bryson

From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home.

“Houses...


The Invisible Houses: Rethinking and designing low-cost housing in developing countries

by Gonzalo Lizarralde

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...


Paolo Portoghesi Architect

by Paolo Portoghesi & Francesca Gottardo

Portoghesi's architecture - so focused on the diversity of sites, attentive to the needs and desires of its inhabitants and brimming with references to tradition and different fields of artistic expression -...


House Museums in Italy

by Rosanna Pavoni

A journey across the country to discover the simple houses and splendid royal palaces chosen from amongst the many stately homes and mansions Italy has to offer. Houses selected not only for their beauty or...


Dolphin Square

by Terry Gourvish

Blending social history with pioneering architecture and business analysis, Dolphin Square provides a detailed history of the London landmark and its antecedents.

Dolphin Square was and is no ordinary block...


Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life

by Jie Li

In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—Jie Li salvages intimate recollections by successive generations of inhabitants...


Ecohouse

by Sue Roaf, Manuel Fuentes & Stephanie Thomas-Rees

Sue Roaf is famed for her approach to design and her awareness of energy efficiency. Here she reveals the concepts, structures and techniques that lie behind the realization of her ideals. By using her own house...


Prefab Homes

by Elisabeth Blanchet

In 1944, Winston Churchill promised to manufacture up to 500,000 prefabricated bungalows to ease the housing shortage after the Second World War. Made in factories, over 156,000 temporary "prefabs" of a few...


Bungalows

by Kathryn Ferry

 A bungalow is now understood to be a single story home but that definition is a modern one and when introduced to Britain in the late 1860s the bungalow concept implied much more. Its origins lay in India...


Manhattan Classic: New York's Finest Prewar Apartments

by Geoffrey Lynch

The Dakota. The Apthorp. The San Remo. The names of these legendary New York apartment buildings evoke images of marble-lined lobbies, uniformed doormen, and sunlit penthouses with sweeping Central Park views....


The House with Sixteen Handmade Doors: A Tale of Architectural Choice and Craftsmanship

by Henry Petroski & Catherine Petroski

An architectural whodunit that unlocks the secrets of a hand-built home. When Henry Petroski and his wife Catherine bought a charming but modest six-decades-old island retreat in coastal Maine, Petroski couldn’t...


150 Best Sustainable House Ideas

by Francesc Zamora

150 Best Sustainable House Ideas features the latest innovations in environmentally friendly home design. From heating and cooling solutions to wind energy systems, solar paneling, thermal glazing, and even...


The Solar House: Passive Heating and Cooling

by Daniel D. Chiras

Passive solar heating and passive cooling—approaches known as natural conditioning—provide comfort throughout the year by reducing, or eliminating, the need for fossil fuel. Yet while heat from sunlight...


Life in Tudor Palaces and Houses

by Alison Sim

Our nation is a treasury of outstanding palaces and fine merchant houses from this rich period in our past. Here we uncover what these remarkable buildings can tell us about Tudor lives and times: what life...


Nurseries: A Design Guide

by Mark Dudek

Architecture can inspire young children; the very shape and form of a daycare center can not only stimulate their imagination but can help children form strong relationships and help promote development.

This...


Our Own Snug Fireside: Images of the New England Home, 1760-1860

by Jane Nylander

This charming book portrays domestic life in New England during the century between the American Revolution and the Civil War. Drawing on diaries, letters, wills, newspapers, and other sources, Jane C. Nylander...


Model Estate: Planned Housing at Quarry Hill Leeds: Planned Housing at Quarry Hill, Leeds

by Alison Ravetz

Quarry Hill Flats, once both the pride and shame of its city of Leeds, was an iconic Modernist symbol of the 1930s. It marked the first use of a prefabricated building system for a large-scale council estate,...


Architecture in Motion: The History and Development of Portable Building

by Robert Kronenburg

The idea that architecture can be portable is one that grabs the imagination of both designers and the people who use it, perhaps because it so often forecasts a dynamic and creative solution to the complex...


The Architect's Guide to Residential Design

by Michael Malone

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO RESIDENTIAL DESIGN FOR ARCHITECTS AND CLIENTS

Written by a successful practitioner of both residential and commercial architecture, this hands-on resource enables you to transfer and expand...


The Perfect $100,000 House: A Trip Across America and Back in Pursuit of a Place to Call Home

by Karrie Jacobs

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA