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Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere

Rural escapes for those yearning for a simpler existence, by the creators of the wildly popular tumblr Cabin Porn.

Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York-Cabin Porn began as a scrapbook to collect inspiration for their building projects. As the collection grew, the site attracted a following, which is now a huge and obsessive audience.

The site features photos of the most remarkable handmade homes in the backcountry of America and all over the world. It has had over 10 million unique visitors, with 350,000 followers on Tumblr. Now Zach Klein, the creator of the site (and a co-founder of Vimeo) goes further into the most alluring images from the site and new getaways, including more interior photography and how-to advice for setting up a quiet place somewhere.

With their idyllic settings, unique architecture and cozy interiors, the Cabin Porn photographs, are an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and feel the beauty and serenity that nature and simple construction can create.






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Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; unabridged edition (September 29, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316378216
ISBN-13: 978-0316378215
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.2 x 9.4 inches

The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design 6th Edition

The time-saving resource every architect needs

The Architect’s Studio Companion is a robust, user-friendly resource that keeps important information at your fingertips throughout the design process. It includes guidelines for the design of structure, environmental systems, parking, accessibility, and more. This new sixth edition has been fully updated with the latest model building codes for the U.S. and Canada, extensive new information on heating and cooling systems for buildings, and new structural systems, all in a form that facilitates rapid preliminary design. More than just a reference, this book is a true companion that no practicing architect or student should be without.

This book provides quick access to guidelines for systems that affect the form and spatial organization of buildings and allows this information to be incorporated into the earliest stages of building design. With it you can:

Select, configure, and size structural systems
Plan for building heating and cooling
Incorporate passive systems and daylighting into your design
Design for parking and meet code-related life-safety and accessibility requirements

From the Back Cover
THE GUIDEBOOK AT EVERY ARCHITECT'S FINGERTIPS—UPDATED AND EXPANDED

Get your preliminary designs off the ground with The Architect's Studio Companion, Sixth Edition—the handbook you need for the preliminary selecting, configuring, and sizing of the structural, environmental, life safety, accessibility, and parking systems of a building. Edward Allen and Joseph Iano, authors of the bestselling Fundamentals of Building Construction, use their trademark talent for boiling down complex technical requirements into easy-to-use and time saving guidelines for the engineering and architectural design of buildings. Use this practical reference to:

Quickly access up-to-date information on the latest energy efficient building heating and cooling systems
Easily explore alternative structural materials and systems for your building design
Readily incorporate the requirements of the latest U.S. and Canadian model building codes and accessibility regulations
Consider passive approaches to heating and cooling, natural daylighting, and other sustainable building design strategies
Streamline your design process today with The Architect's Studio Companion, Sixth Edition.




Product Details

Paperback: 512 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 6 edition (January 17, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1119092418
ISBN-13: 978-1119092414
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.1 x 10.8 inches

Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry

From Pulitzer Prize–winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger: an engaging, nuanced exploration of the life and work of Frank Gehry, undoubtedly the most famous architect of our time. This first full-fledged critical biography presents and evaluates the work of a man who has almost single-handedly transformed contemporary architecture in his innovative use of materials, design, and form, and who is among the very few architects in history to be both respected by critics as a creative, cutting-edge force and embraced by the general public as a popular figure.

Building Art shows the full range of Gehry’s work, from early houses constructed of plywood and chain-link fencing to lamps made in the shape of fish to the triumphant success of such late projects as the spectacular art museum of glass in Paris. It tells the story behind Gehry’s own house, which upset his neighbors and excited the world with its mix of the traditional and the extraordinary, and recounts how Gehry came to design the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, his remarkable structure of swirling titanium that changed a declining city into a destination spot. Building Art also explains Gehry’s sixteen-year quest to complete Walt Disney Concert Hall, the beautiful, acoustically brilliant home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.



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Hardcover: 528 pages
Publisher: Knopf; First Edition edition (September 15, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0307701530
ISBN-13: 978-0307701534
Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.6 x 9.5 inches

The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details

Rural escapes for those yearning for a simpler existence, by the creators of the wildly popular tumblr Cabin Porn.

Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York-Cabin Porn began as a scrapbook to collect inspiration for their building projects. As the collection grew, the site attracted a following, which is now a huge and obsessive audience.

The site features photos of the most remarkable handmade homes in the backcountry of America and all over the world. It has had over 10 million unique visitors, with 350,000 followers on Tumblr. Now Zach Klein, the creator of the site (and a co-founder of Vimeo) goes further into the most alluring images from the site and new getaways, including more interior photography and how-to advice for setting up a quiet place somewhere.

With their idyllic settings, unique architecture and cozy interiors, the Cabin Porn photographs, are an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and feel the beauty and serenity that nature and simple construction can create.

With a foreword by Miles Redd, this luxurious decorating resource trains the eye to recognize enduring, quality home goods and to use them to dazzling design effect.

Quality matters. Just as a home’s foundation should be built to stand the test of time, so, too, should the furniture, objects, and elements of our rooms speak to an enduring sense of beauty and comfort. They should outlast trends and our loving day-to-day use. But how does one recognize quality and judge whether something is well made?

Christiane Lemieux set out to answer this question by interviewing the world’s greatest experts. Weaving together the insights and guidance of dozens of wallpaper and paint specialists, textile fabricators, accessories artisans, and interior designers, Lemieux has curated an unparalleled education in recognizing the hallmarks of timeless, heirloom-quality pieces. Hundreds of elegant home interiors—both iconic examples from the past and stunning residences today--represent the range of luxurious and customized environments that can be created with fine décor.



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Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Clarkson Potter (September 6, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0770434290
ISBN-13: 978-0770434298
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 1.6 x 11.3 inches

Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods 6th Edition


The latest updated edition of the #1 reference on building construction

For the nuts and bolts on building construction practices and materials, thousands of professionals and students of architecture, engineering, and construction technology have turned to Edward Allen and Joseph Iano's Fundamentals of Building Construction. This new Sixth Edition of the bestselling work provides the most up-to-date survey of the basic materials and methods that are used in contemporary building construction.


Using the latest building codes, standards, and developments in materials and technologies as its basis, this book covers the complete range of construction activities—from excavating and foundations to cladding and interior finishes—and examines common construction systems, such as light wood frame, masonry bearing wall, steel frame, and reinforced concrete construction.


This Sixth Edition has been fully updated and includes:


More than 200 new or updated illustrations and photographs, as well as 70 new photorealistic renderings

The latest innovations in glass, concrete, wood, and other materials
Updated chapter sections reflecting the latest information and practices on environmental impact, embodied energy and carbon, and sustainability of materials and construction
Current 2012 International Building Code®, MasterFormat®2012, and the most recent ASTM references and LEED information
Sidebars addressing sustainability considerations
"From Concept to Reality" case studies demonstrating how technical decisions are made in real-world building projects
Entirely updated end-of-chapter sections, including selected references, web sites, key terminology, review questions, and exercises
Completely revised digital learning resources available on the Interactive Resource Center companion site, including new Interactive Exercises, Animations, Flash Cards, Self-Tests, and Image Gallery
Icons found throughout the text indicating availability of Interactive Exercises and Animations on the online Interactive Resource Center companion site to expand learning of difficult concepts
Companion book, Exercises in Building Construction, available in print or e-book format
Fundamentals of Building Construction, Sixth Edition lays the foundation that every architect and construction professional needs to build a successful career.




Product Details
Hardcover: 1024 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 6 edition (October 14, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1118138910
ISBN-13: 978-1118138915
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 1.4 x 11.2 inches

House Rules: An Architect's Guide to Modern Life

Drawing on examples of her own distinctive, humane modern design, celebrated architect Deborah Berke demonstrates how to create a serene haven for contemporary living. 

House Rules documents the beauty and relevance of Deborah Berke’s vision by articulating eight guiding principles to achieve an enriching domestic space. 

Her rules range from how to design a meaningful sequence from indoors to out, to the need for abundant storage to live an uncluttered life. House Rules delves deep into Berke’s working process and her thoughtful approach to design, showcasing more than fifty residences. 

An inspiring guide for home owners and those aspiring to build a house, House Rules also addresses such timely factors as environmental sustainability and innovative construction techniques. 

Drawing on these examples of her user-friendly contemporary designs, House Rules demonstrates how to craft a serene space for modern living. Photographs of compelling details richly illustrate her principles, underscoring both the poetry and practicality of her ideas.






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Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli (July 12, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0847848213
ISBN-13: 978-0847848218
Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 1 x 10.5 inches

Eames

Visual impact: Nothing says modernist perfection like an Eames design

The creative duo Charles Eames (1907–1978) and Ray Kaiser Eames (1912–1988) transformed the visual character of America. Though best known for their furniture, the husband and wife team were also forerunners in architecture, textile design, photography, and film.

The Eames’ work defined a new, multifunctional modernity, exemplary for its integration of craft and design, as well as for the use of modern materials, notably plywood and plastics. The Eames Lounge Chair Wood, designed with molded plywood technology, became a defining furniture piece of the twentieth century, while the couple’s contribution to the Case Study Houses project not only made inventive use of industrial materials but also developed an adaptable floor plan of multipurpose spaces which would become a hallmark of postwar modern architecture.

From the couple’s earliest furniture experiments to their seminal short film Powers of Ten, this book covers all the aspects of the illustrious Eames repertoire and its revolutionary impact on middle-class American living.

About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Architecture Series features:
an introduction to the life and work of the architect
the major works in chronological order
information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions
a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings
approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)



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Product Details

Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Taschen (July 21, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3836560216
ISBN-13: 978-3836560214
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 10.3 inches

From the Land: Backen, Gillam, & Kroeger Architects

Elegant rusticity meets unpretentious luxury in the work of this award-winning architecture firm. 

Howard Backen, principal of the architecture firm Backen, Gillam & Kroeger, is at the center of a popular movement in home design that emphasizes elegant simplicity and embraces the rustic charm of natural materials. 

This volume, the first on his work and that of the firm, is an artful exploration of this aesthetic, featuring farmhouses in the Napa Valley, hilltop homes, seaside retreats, and lakeside hideaways. 

Throughout the work, a sense of intimacy, warmth, and informality pervades. Natural materials, such as wood, stone, and brick, form the foundations, walls, and ceilings of these subtly luxurious spaces, while nature itself plays a considered role that is at once complementary and also intricately conjoined with the work. Sensitive, alluring, and wonderfully resonant with the suggestion of invitation, the work of Backen, Gillam & Kroeger is both thrilling to the eye and restorative to the soul.




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Hardcover: 456 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli (October 8, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0847840778
ISBN-13: 978-0847840779
Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 1.8 x 13.3 inches

Tom Kundig: Works

In Tom Kundig: Works, the celebrated Seattle-based architect presents nineteen new projects, from Hawaii to New York City. 

Kundig's award-winning houses, known for their rugged yet elegant and welcoming style, are showcased in lush photography with drawings and sketches, and appear alongside his commercial work—from multistory complexes to the Tacoma Art Museum to a line of hardware (handles, door pulls, hinges, and more). 

In firsthand accounts, Kundig describes the projects and his design process with many personal anecdotes, making Tom Kundig: Works as much memoir as monograph. 



The book also includes an introduction by design editor Pilar Viladas and in-depth conversations with Kundig's frequent collaborators—"gizmologist" Phil Turner and contractor Jim Dow (Schuchart/ Dow)—and clients (Bigwood Residence and Studhorse).





 


Product Details

Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (November 10, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1616893451
ISBN-13: 978-1616893453
Product Dimensions: 10 x 1.4 x 12.2 inches

William Krisel's Palm Springs: The Language of Modernism

This first major monograph chronicling the work and architectural philosophy of William Krisel features examples and insights from Krisel's own papers, culled from his personal collection as well as the extensive archives of the Getty Research Institute. Krisel's architectural drawings and renderings, as well as many archival photographs, highlight examples of his custom homes, mass-produced housing, and recreational facilities in Palm Springs and rest of the Coachella Valley. 

Heidi Creighton is a midcentury modern enthusiast, writer, collector, and researcher. In 2012, she purchased a Palm Springs home designed by William Krisel in 1957.


Chris Menrad, a Southern California native, was drawn to Palm Springs in 1999 by its 
abundance of modernist architecture. He is a founding board member of the Palm Springs
Modern Committee, an organization dedicated to the preservation of Desert Modern architecture and a real estate agent specializing in architectural properties in the Coachella Valley. He lives in a Krisel designed home, which was the first Palm Springs' Class One historic Krisel/Alexander built house.







Product Details

Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Gibbs Smith (February 9, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1423642325
ISBN-13: 978-1423642329
Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.9 x 10 inches