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.
As a leading figure of the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain his fame and influence extended to the United States to the next generation of American Arts and Crafts architects and early Modernists, notably Greene & Greene, Bernard Maybeck and Frank Lloyd Wright. In Europe, fundamental aspects of Voysey’s design approach were embraced by the Dutch De Stijl group; during the 1920s, and eventually also by the German Bauhaus movement.
Voysey was renowned also for his beautiful watercolour drawings. He retained the vast majority of his own drawings throughout his career, and late in life arranged for these to be donated to the Royal Institute of British Architects.
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.
This book by passionate cyclists Christine Elliott and David Jablonka is the product of a worldwide search for the most influential bikemakers on the planet. The result is a presentation of wonderful collection of expertly honed, human-powered machines, built by some of the best and most creative bicycle makers in the world. It highlights the range of techniques, materials, design elements and passion behind producing a custom-made bike by some of the best and most creative bicycle makers in the world. Its guaranteed to take you on the ride of your life.
Features a foreword by Phil Liggett, the voice of the legendary man behind the English-language broadcasts of the Tour de France.
The main focus of these master architects is the enhancement to community or student life through new or renovated architecture, particularly in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. Some of their major projects include:
· Center for Theater and Dance at Williams College
· Studzinski Recital Hall at Bowdoin College
· Alice Paul and David Kemp Residence Halls at Swarthmore College
· Pritzker Science Center at Milton Academy
· Temple Beth and Bason Chapel
· Resorts of Carneros Inn in the tranquil spa residing in the beautiful Napa Valley
· New multi-use residence hall for Berklee College of Music
· New home for performing arts, health and wellness at The Winsor School
· Fine and Performing Arts Center at Pittsburg State
· The Cedar Rapids Federal Courthouse
· W Boston Hotel
William Rawn & Associates is renowned for transforming old to new, and combining the best of the contemporary with the finest of the traditional.
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.