Tall Buildings of Asia & Australia is a selection of the tallest and most fascinating skyscrapers that have been constructed in Asia in the past three decades, particularly those built in the 1990s.
“Janice Parker has put her spectacular talents to work on behalf of all New Yorkers through her service to the city’s community gardens and Million Trees NYC program. Now, with this book, her extraordinary eye for beauty is on display for all the world to see. Her reverence for the art of nature is equaled only by her passion for the creativity of design, and the combination is both amazing and inspiring.”
— Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and mayor of New York City, 2002–2013
“I know Janice Parker as the dedicated and determined landscape architect who helped The New York Restoration Project launch Million Trees NYC by designing The Cherry Tree Project, the beautiful installation that transformed Harlem River Drive in New York City.” “After reading this book, you too will be ready to go out and plant trees—with a greater understanding of the process and creative spirit that guides innovative and extraordinary landscapes. The passion and love Janice has for the natural world and design comes through on every page, with a unique blend of stunning photographs, art, design and most important, the clear-eyed principles that help produce great landscape and gardens.”
This book illustrates how architects' often experimental, and highly individual, responses to the brief, site and environment of housing projects can be transcended by the manipulation of light. Just as light can increase worker productivity and satisfaction in an office, it can be shaped to fit a family's lifestyle and enhance its sense of well-being.
Each of the features architects demonstrates an impeccable ability to capture the evanescent world of light and shade, and to use it not just as an architectural building block, but as navigation, interior design and artwork. Their skills in shaping light are explored in the more than 60 residential projects examined in this book.
from leading architectural photographer and writer, Russell Abraham, Rural Modern
presents a tantalising selection of modern country houses in a variety of
styles and forms.
century has seen rural residential architecture take ideas from both the Modern
Bauhaus design movement and the ever-popular Shingle Style. The result is a
style that borrows from vernacular forms and materials, but uses them in new
ways. Issues of sustainability and energy conservation are also key to
contemporary country house design. Orienting windows to capture heat in winter,
but protect the house from the sun in summer is an ongoing design objective. The
modern country house is a hybrid of several ingenious ideas blended together to
create a modern, sustainable and highly liveable architecture that respects the
past and looks forward into the future.
Furniture by Architects reveals how the same fundamental principles
used in building design can be applied on a much smaller scale, resulting in
pieces of furniture that embrace function, beauty and context to become objects
of art. For centuries, architects have turned their hand to custom furniture in
a practice that has resulted in a number of iconic designs, including the
timeless Eames Lounge and Ottoman and the ubiquitous Barcelona chair created by
Mies van der Rohe for his acclaimed Barcelona Pavilion.
Architects beautifully illustrates bespoke design by some of the world’s
leading architects, who are increasingly designing furniture as clients seek
interiors customised to specific needs. Foster + Partners’ 520 Armchair for
Walter Knoll has the texture and comfort found in a traditional leather
armchair, while the Liquid Glacial Dining & Coffee Table by Zaha Hadid
Design, made from polished clear Plexiglas, capture the spirit of her
architecture, with their distinctive fluid lines, revealing the waves and
ripples below the surface.
The Garden Bible can help homeowners understand the challenges of their outdoor space and what they need to do to create their garden and make it thrive. Photographed in rich full-color, this book will teach you how to develop a master plan for your yard. Many garden books explain how to grow specific flowers, care for shrubs, trees and lawn, and construct fences and hardscape. None take a homeowner from the beginning of the process: how to ask a professional the right questions, how to develop a budget, and how to identify and troubleshoot the challenges of their yard—drainage, erosion, privacy, noise, wind, too much or too little sun or shade. The Garden Bible will help you plan and problem solve so that your garden will grow, evolve, and be sustainable for years to come. Few books delve into landscaping style and cost-saving solutions as this insightful, beautifully illustrated book does.
Barbara Ballinger, a well-known real estate, design and garden writer for more than four decades, and Michael Glassman, an award-winning landscape designer for over 35 years and author of seven books on landscape design and gardening, guide you through the process of designing your perfect garden. Showcasing the stories of how almost 30 home owners designed, budgeted and built their landscapes—The
Garden Bible shows you that not only is a great garden beautiful to look at, but it’s also great for the soul.
CTBUH bestows 11 awards annually, four of which are given to buildings in various geographical regions: Americas, Asia & Australasia, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. The title of overall Best Tall Building Worldwide is then presented to one of the four regional winners at the annual CTBUH Awards Symposium and Ceremony. Additionally, the Urban Habitat Award recognizes significant contributions to the urban realm, in connection with tall buildings. The 10 Year Award recognizes proven value and performance—across one or more of a wide range of criteria—after a building has been complete and in operation for a decade. The Innovation Award recognizes a specific area of recent innovation in the tall building industry that has been incorporated into the design of, or significantly tested in, the construction, operation, or refurbishment of a tall building project. The Performance Award recognizes a building with proven value and performance over a minimum of three years. The CTBUH also gives two annual Lifetime Achievement Awards to individuals who have made significant contributions to the design or technical advancement of tall buildings.