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FLA Learning Centre

by Giuseppe Marinoni

Built after Giuseppe Marinoni’s design had won an international competition, the Learning Centre FLA (Lombardy Foundation for the Environment) at Seveso looks on the outside like a primary volume, divided...


Rethinking the American City: An International Dialogue

by Klaus Benesch, Miles Orvell & Dolores Hayden

Utilizing an innovative framework as an international, interdisciplinary dialogue, the volume provides an inventory of contemporary thought about the American city across a wide range of topics, including the...


High Steel

by Jim Rasenberger

A powerful first-hand account of the many generations and ethnic groups of men who have built America's skyscrapers.

From the early days of steel construction in Chicago, through the great boom years of New York...


Born on the 4Th of July

by Doug Hill

The Book references the transformation of an unwanted old ruined double fronted shop in the heart of Glastonbury England which was renovated ,converted and extended to form a double winning spectacular shopping...


Chicago Union Station

by Fred Ash

More than a century before the age of airlines, the windy city of Chicago was already the nation's transportation hub. Tightly linked to its railroads, Chicago Union Station provided a way for passengers to...


A New Way of Living

by Gordon Haynes

A New Way of Living tells the broad story of the development of new towns in the Scottish Highlands and Islands post-1750. It pulls together the various strands that influenced the development of the North West...


Government Facilities Protection and Homeland Security

by Frank R. Spellman

The eighth of a new, well-received, and highly acclaimed series on critical infrastructure and homeland security, Government Facilities Protection and Homeland Security is a reference source that is designed...


Lighthouses

by Victoria Charles

The lighthouse, an indefatigable watchman, ceaselessly guides boats to their ports.This beacon of maritime signalisation has guided sailors since antiquity.The first known lighthouse appeared on the island of...


Factories

by Victoria Charles

Born in the Industrial Revolution, the factory has long been considered like a monster of iron, subjugating the individual to the collective in an act of mass dehumanisation.Turning away from the pure functionality...


City Lights

by Victoria Charles

A symbol of massive crowds and solitary desires, the city holds promise for all those that pass through it. Its meandering streets, unexplored neighbourhoods and incessant noise create a landscape that captivates...


Bridges

by Victoria Charles

A bridge is a link between two worlds, a point of tension between two separate and often disparate locations. Free, belonging neither to one region or another, the bridge imposes upon the landscape and defies...


Re-Act

by Gianpiero Venturini & Carlo Venegoni

Urban re-activation is becoming an increasingly relevant and complex topic in Europe, as it brings together a growing community of influential actors who, in recent years, have established a number of successful...


Exploring the Capital

by Andrew Waldron, Harold Kalman & Peter Coffman

The many and varied threads of Canada’s national life come together in its capital region. Where the Rideau River flows into the Ottawa River, an Algonquin community was visited by French explorers and settled...


Ryokan: Japan's Finest Spas and Inns

by Akihiko Seki & Elizabeth Heilman Brooke

With over 180 color photographs and extensive commentary, this book showcases the beauty of Japanese inn, or ryokan.

Featured are both old and new-from inns with a history dating back a thousand years to modern...


Contemporary Japanese Restaurant Design

by Motoko Jitsukawa, K. K. Cornucopia K. K. & Nacasa & Partners Inc.

This Japanese interior design and architecture book is filled with fresh ideas for restaurateurs and foodies alike.

The Japanese approach of introducing classical aesthetics to innovative and exciting dinning...


New Japan Architecture: Recent Works by the World's Leading Architects

by Deanna MacDonald, Geeta Mehta & Cesar Pelli

The past five years are widely consider to have been the most innovative period in contemporary Japanese design history.

The projects featured in New Japan Architecture were completed during this extraordinarily...


Asian Resorts

by Akihiko Seki & Elizabeth Heilman Brooke

With over 300 gorgeous photographs, this book is an exploration of Asia's most stunning hotels and resorts.

From a stilled villa above a blue lagoon in the Maldives and a remote yoga resort in the hills of Bhutan...


Chinese Bridges: Living Architecture From China's Past

by Ronald G. Knapp, Peter Bol & A. Chester Ong

Bridges, the least known and understood of China's many wonders, are one of its most striking and resilient feats of architectural prowess. Chinese Bridges brings together a thorough look at the marvels of Chinese...


Eat. Work. Shop: New Japanese Design

by Marcia Iwatate, Terence Conran, Sir & Takeshi Nakasa

Eat. Work. Shop. presents a striking collection of cutting-edge commercial sites in Japan.

Vibrant color photography and compelling text make this the ultimate guide to modern Japanese life. Seven of the country's...


Cool Hotels: India, Maldives, Sri Lanka

by Kim Inglis, Jacob Termansen & Pia Marie Molbech

With over 500 beautiful photographs, Cool Hotels showcases the best hotels in India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Be it a rustic retreat or a five-star, super-deluxe resort that can hold its own globally, all...