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Tadao Ando's Church of the Light

by Valeriy Bagrintsev

What do we look at? The wall or the cross, which is not really there?

Former professional boxer, Tadao Ando, though self-taught, is acknowledged as one of the most important Japanese architects and one of the...


Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall. Manfredi Nicoletti con Luca F. Nicoletti

by Aa. Vv., Manfredi Nicoletti & Luca F. Nicoletti

Il progetto rappresenta ciò di cui il luogo manca, un suo possibile completamento. Andando ad Astana e sorvolando la steppa russa, i suoi laghi di sale, la sua terra piatta e deserta, le carcasse pietrificate...


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...


Designs for Street Fronts, Suburban Houses and Cottages

by M. F. Cummings & C. C. Miller

Excellent architectural sourcebook includes street front elevations, with enlarged and detailed designs for residential entrances, cornices, a curved roof, dormer window, and much more. 714 illustrations.


Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House: The Illustrated Story of an Architectural Masterpiece

by Donald Hoffmann

Painstakingly researched and illuminating account of the making of the Fred C. Robie home. Revealing family documents, excerpts from a 1958 interview with Fred Robie, and 160 black-and-white illustrations.


Back to the Future: New Urbanism and the Rise of Neotraditionalism in Urban Planning

by Karl Besel & Viviana Andreescu

This book explores new urbanism and urban revitalization within the context of public policy developments. Back to the Future examines the historical roots and the beginnings of new urbanism and illustrates...


Behind Bars: Inside Ontario's Heritage Gaols

by Ron Brown

Travel across Ontario and visit Ontarios heritage jails, ranging in size from single cell lockups to massive monuments such as the Kingston Pen and the Don Jail.


Bali Modern: The Art of Tropical Living

by Gianni Francione & Luca Invernizzi Tettoni

Blending modern, chic designs with traditional sensibilities, the architecture and decor of Bali is the gold standard for tropical living.

A thatched Balinese bale', overlooking a panorama of rice fields and...


The House of the Hidden Places

by Walter Marsham Adams

In "The House of the Hidden Places", first published in 1895, Walter Marsham Adams clearly lays out evidence that the Great Pyramid at Giza corresponds architecturally to the initiation ritual detailed in the...


Chicago Architecture and Design (3rd edition)

by Jay Pridmore, George A. Larson & Hedrich Blessing

The birthplace of the skyscraper, Chicago is famous for an architectural tradition that has influenced building around the globe. It is the cradle of modern architecture. It gave rise to the urban office building...


Prefabulous + Sustainable

by Sheri Koones & Robert Redford

Prefabulous and Sustainable dispels the negative myths associated with prefab homes and shows the reader how beautiful and remarkably green prefab homes are.

In this guide to prefab home-building author Sheri...


The Splendor of English Gothic Architecture

by John Shannon Hendrix

This book explains and celebrates the richness of Englishchurches and cathedrals, which have a major place inmedieval architecture. The English Gothic style developedsomewhat later than in France, but rapidly...


All Taut

by Oliver Optic

All Taut or Rigging the boat written by Oliver Optic who  was a noted academic, author, and a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. This book was published in 1886. And now republish in...


Residential Roof Design Using Autodesk® Revit®

by Mark S. Sadler

Make complex roof design look easy Residential Roof Design Using Autodesk Revit teaches you to model beautiful, dramatic, and realistically detailed roofs for residential projects. With more than twenty-five...


Balinese Architecture Discover Indonesia

by Julian Davison & Bruce Granquist

Balinese Architecture is a step-by-step guide to the intricacies of Balinese architecture.

Traditional Balinese don't live in houses in the conventional sense of the word. Instead, they divide their daily activities...


China Modern

by Sharon Leece & A. Chester Ong

Featuring over 200 stunning photographs, this Chinese design book captures the modern, yet nostalgic style of the Chinese home.

Twenty-first century China is a country on the move. As it hurtles into the future,...


Boris Nemtsov and Russian Politics

by Alexandra Yatsyk, Andrey Makarychev & Zhanna Nemtsova

In post-Soviet Russian politics, Boris Nemtsov is one of the most tragic figures—and not only because he was shot dead, at the age of 56, in close vicinity to the Kremlin, the locus of Russia’s power. The...


Ships and Sealing Wax and Many Things

by Roger Paine

Roger Paine, retired Navy commander and former secretary to the trustees of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, has authored a collection of true stories about fascinating people and places. If you have...


Interesting Facts about the Empire State Building - Engineering Book for Boys | Children's Engineering Books

by Baby Professor

If you’ve been to New York, you’ve probably seen the Empire State Building yourself. You’ve probably felt a great sense of awe as you look at this huge infrastructure. If you want to know how it was created,...


Trans Structures: Fluid Architecture and Liquid Engineering

by Matyas Gutai

Architecture is based upon the misconception that strong is stable, both in sense of energy and structure, as an unchanged state of microclimate would require more material or insulation. Trans-structures are...