21st Century Houses Downunder

Images Publishing
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Includes more than 60 homes illustrating the best in innovative and stylish modern living. This latest addition to IMAGES' '21st Century' series presents a diverse sample of contemporary Australian and New Zealand architecture, a snapshot of how trans-Tasman architects are forging their own architectural identity and responding to their unique environments in innovative and inventive ways. From rural retreats to chic inner city dwellings, from scenic lakeside residences to suburban family homes, this collection showcases the finest examples of residential design currently being produced Downunder. Whether refashioning and reimagining existing properties or dreaming new creations from the ground up, common to all projects is the theme of cutting edge, innovative design. Accompanied by floor plans, text and lush full-colour photography, providing an intimate glimpse of the latest trends in interior and exterior design, '21st Century Houses Downunder' is an invaluable reference for anyone interested in quality architecture and contemporary living. Also available: '21st Century Interiors' 9781864703658 '21st Century Beach Houses' 9781864703757 '21st Century Bars' 9781864703740 '21st Century Kitchens' 9781864703764 '21st Century Houses' 9781864703818 SELLING POINTS: - Includes more than 60 contemporary homes, illustrating the very best in innovative, stylish and sophisticated modern living 400 col.
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Images Publishing
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Published on
Dec 31, 2010
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Pages
262
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ISBN
9781864704204
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English
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Architecture / Regional
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Portland, Oregon's innovative and distinctive landmark, Tilikum Crossing Bridge of the People, is the first major bridge in the U.S, carrying trains, busses, streetcars, bicycles, and pedestrians- but no private automobiles. When regional transportation agency TriMet began planning for the first bridge to be constructed across the Willamette River since 1973, the goal was to build a something symbolic, which would represent the progressive nature of the Twenty-First Century. Part of that progressiveness was engaging in a public process that involved neighborhood associations, small businesses, environmentalists, biologists, bicycling enthusiasts, designers, engineers, and the City Council. The result of this collaboration was an entirely unique bridge that increased the transportation capacity of the city while allowing Portlanders to experience their urban home in an entirely new way--car-free. In this book, the award winning architect of Tilikum Crossing, Donald MacDonald, and co-author Ira Nadel, tell the story of Portland through its bridges. Written in a friendly voice, readers will learn how Portland came to be known as "The City of Bridges" and the home to this new icon in the city's landscape. MacDonald uses 98 of his own drawings to illustrate the history of Portland river crossings and to show the process of building a Twenty-First Century landmark. Anyone who has ever crossed this remarkable bridge will take away a deeper understanding of how our public structures reflect who we are as a community
Latest in sustainable housing design trends from around the world. Necessity is the mother of invention, and the global necessity of facing the challenges of Climate Change has unleashed the inventive powers of architects around the world, many of whom are tackling the problem in original and highly creative ways. And yet, as the projects contained in this volume attest, sustainable design doesn't necessarily preclude style and comfort, or even a little bit of luxury. Locations include Australia, New Zealand, US, UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Malaysia, Russia, France and India. With lush full-colour photography, detailed floor and site plans, and informative descriptions of each house's sustainable design elements, '21st Century Sustainable Homes' takes the reader on a round-the-world journey, traversing a range of climates, to see how today's architects are making the most of traditional and modern design principles and technologies to create more energy efficient houses. Also available in the series: '21st Century Interiors' 9781864703658 '21st Century Beach Houses' 9781864703757 '21st Century Bars' 9781864703740 '21st Century Kitchens' 9781864703764 '21st Century Houses' 9781864703818 '21st Century Houses Downunder' 9781864704204 SELLING POINTS: - The latest in sustainable housing design trends from around the world, providing inspiration and practical ideas for designing more sustainable homes - Features lush colour photographs of visually spectacular and environmentally-friendly architecture - Showcases detailed plans and descriptions of each house and its sustainable elements 400 col.
For the house lover and the curious tourist, for the house buyer and the weekend stroller, for neighborhood preservation groups and for all who want to know more about their community -- here, at last, is a book that makes it both easy and pleasurable to identify the various styles and periods of American domestic architecture.

Concentrating not on rare landmarks but on typical dwellings in ordinary neighborhoods all across the United States -- houses built over the past three hundred years and lived in by Americans of every social and economic background -- the book provides you with the facts (and frame of reference) that will enable you to look in a fresh way at the houses you constantly see around you. It tells you -- and shows you in more than 1,200 illustrations -- what you need to know in order to be able to recognize the several distinct architectural styles and to understand their historical significance. What does that cornice mean? Or that porch? That door? When was this house built? What does its style say about the people who built it? You'll find the answers to such questions here.

This is how the book works: Each of thirty-nine chapters focuses on a particular style (and its variants). Each begins with a large schematic drawing that highlights the style's most important identifying features. Additional drawings and photographs depict the most common shapes and the principal subtypes, allowing you to see at a glance a wide range of examples of each style. Still more drawings offer close-up views of typical small details -- windows, doors, cornices, etc. -- that might be difficult to see in full-house pictures. The accompanying text is rich in information about each style -- describing in detail its identifying features, telling you where (and in what quantity) you're likely to find examples of it, discussing all of its notable variants, and revealing its origin and tracing its history.

In the book's introductory chapters you'll find invaluable general discussions of house-building materials and techniques ("Structure"), house shapes ("Form"), and the many traditions of architectural fashion ("Style") that have influenced American house design through the past three centuries. A pictorial key and glossary help lead you from simple, easily recognized architectural features -- the presence of a tile roof, for example -- to the styles in which that feature is likely to be found.

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