Australians and New Zealanders are drawn to the coast. Whether it's a permanent abode or a simple fibro shack, the sound of the surf and the feel of sand beneath one's feet are perennially appealing. This latest beach house book by Stephen Crafti features 50 architect-designed homes along the coast. From the simple to the monumental, these homes leave a lasting impression.
While many of the homes featured in the book are lavishly appointed, others simply frame the spectacular views ahead.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”