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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...


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....


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...


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 (Routledge Revivals): 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


Dwelling with Architecture

by Roderick Kemsley & Christopher Platt

The dwelling is the most fundamental building type, nowhere more so than in the open landscape.

This book can be read in a number of ways. It is first a book about houses and particularly the theme 'dwelling...


Houses of Mexico: Origins and Traditions

by Verna Cook Shipway & Warren Shipway

This book delves into the roots of the bold yet elegant Mexican style, illustrated with many photographs from Spain and Portugal reflecting the Moorish influence. In addition to coverage of the architecture...


How to Build a Global Model Earthship Operation II: Concrete Work

by Michael Reynolds

This booklet is the second in a twelve part series that walks the owner/builder through the construction of a Global Model Earthship. This installment covers the concrete and steel strength of the building,...


Designed for Habitat: Collaborations with Habitat for Humanity

by David Hinson & Justin Miller

If you're looking for ways to give back to your community, then this book, the first to profile thirteen projects designed and built by architects and Habitat for Humanity, will help. Detailed plans, sections,...


The Shanghai Alleyway House: A Vanishing Urban Vernacular

by Gregory Bracken

As a nineteenth-century commercial development, the alleyway house was a hybrid of the traditional Chinese courtyard house and the Western terraced one. Unique to Shanghai, the alleyway house was a space where...


High Performance Homes TRUBIANO: Building Envelopes, Renewable Energies and Integrated Practice

by Franca Trubiano

Both professionals and students are increasingly committed to achieving high-performance metrics in the design, construction and operation of residential buildings. This book responds to this demand by offering...


The Big Book of Small House Designs: 75 Award-Winning Plans for Your Dream House, 1,250 Square Feet or Less

by Don Metz, Catherine Tredway & Kenneth R. Tremblay

75 unique designs for attractive, efficient, environmentally friendly homes.

Now available in paperback, this collection of 75 plans for small homes offers more than 500 usable blueprints and other illustrations...


The Modern Thai House: Innovative Designs in Tropical Asia

by Robert Powell & Albert Lim KS

[A tremendous body of sophisticated and sensitively designed architectural work has been produced in Thailand in the first decade of the 21st century. The 25 houses in The Modern Thai House illustrate the radical...


English Country House Eccentrics

by David Long

This is a lighthearted, witty but factual biographical account of one of the eccentric lifestyles of the builders and residents of one hundred of Britain's best-known country houses. Extraordinary buildings...


The Energy Efficient Home: A Complete Guide

by Patrick Waterfield

Reducing energy consumption and costs is an issue of ever-increasing importance, and European and national legislation aimed at reducing carbon emissions is tightening up minimum energy standards for new buildings...