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  • Cricket Grounds Then and Now (Then and Now)

    by Brian Levison ...
    series Then and Now
    A history of beloved cricket grounds from around the world. Using a Then and Now format, historic pictures of cricket grounds are paired with their modern-day equivalent to show the dramatic changes that have taken place.Cricket Grounds Then and Now is a history of some of the most famous cricketing venues from around the world, told through the format of Then and Now photos.Author of the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • My Creative Space

    How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation

    48 Techniques to Boost Your Creativity at Home, According to ScienceGold Award, Nonfiction Authors Association; First Place, Chanticleer Instruction & Insight Awards; Silver Medal, Nautilus Book Awards; Home & Garden Category Winner, American Bookfest Awards; Home Category Honorable Mention, Eric Hoffer Awards; and #1 Best Seller and #1 New Release, AmazonCreativity isn’t all in your head. ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • The Making of MONA

    The inside story of Australia's most exciting museum.Hailed as the most important addition to the Australian cultural landscape since the opening of the Sydney Opera House, MONA has shaken up the art world by breathing life and delight back into the museum experience. Visitors are flocking to MONA, but what is it about MONA that makes it such a transformative experience? And how on earth did an ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Landscape Graphics

    Plan, Section, and Perspective Drawing of Landscape Spaces

    by Grant Reid ...
    Announcing the new revised edition of the classic industry reference! Landscape Graphics is the architect’s ultimate guide to all the basic graphics techniques used in landscape design and landscape architecture. Progressing from the basics into more sophisticated techniques, this guide offers clear instruction on graphic language and the design process, the basics of drafting, lettering, freehand ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Soils for Landscape Development

    Selection, Specification and Validation

    Soils for Landscape Development provides a clear, practical and systematic template for specifying landscape soils based on scientific criteria. The soil specifications provide essential information and a universally applicable method for landscape architects and designers, specification writers, landscape contractors and soil supply companies to ensure quality and fit-for-purpose soils. A strong ... Read more

    $55.99 AUD

  • AutoCAD 2015 For Beginners

    by Kishore Topu ...
    Learn AutoCAD by following step-by-step examplesAutoCAD 2015 For Beginners contains 515 pages of step-by-step instructions covering various commands and techniques of AutoCAD. If you are new to computer aided design, this book provides you with easy-to-follow instructions and real-world examples to learn AutoCAD. This edition includes examples related to manufacturing, architectural, and ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Drawing Ideas

    A Hand-Drawn Approach for Better Design

    A primer for design professionals across all disciplines that helps them create compelling and original concept designs by hand--as opposed to on the computer--in order to foster collaboration and win clients. In today's design world, technology for expressing ideas is pervasive; CAD models and renderings created with computer software provide an easy option for creating highly rendered pieces. ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Understanding Land Development

    A Project-Based Approach

    This book draws on the author’s considerable expertise in land development processes and planning, and planning education. It takes a learning-by-doing studio approach and shows how to undertake a development feasibility study in three main stages: the preliminary proposal, a design and finally, a full report with a financially appraised proposal.Understanding Land Development shows how to tackle ... Read more

    $47.99 AUD

  • Working Drawings Handbook

    Covering every aspect of drawing preparation, both manual and computer-aided, this comprehensive manual is an essential tool for students, architects and architectural technologists. Showing what information is required on each type of document, how drawings relate to specifications, and how to organize and document your work, this handbook presents a fully illustrated guide to all the key methods ... Read more

    $106.99 AUD

  • RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design

    Planning, Building and Planting Your Perfect Outdoor Space

    Plant the garden of your dreams and transform your outdoor space with award-winning Royal Horticultural Society garden design experts.Whether you're looking to revive a tired flowerbed or aiming for a complete design overhaul, the RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design will show you how to make your ideal garden a reality. Grasp the fundamentals of garden design, find a style that suits you, and bring ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Stone House Construction

    by Sarah Gunn ...
    Stone House Construction is a comprehensive study of Australian stone building techniques in a residential context, for people with an interest in building or renovating, including property owners, architects and builders. It has a strong theme of historic stone buildings, as traditional forms of building respond to the need for structural integrity and stability over time against weathering. The ... Read more

    $55.99 AUD

  • Living Architecture

    Green Roofs and Walls

    Extensively illustrated with photographs and drawings, Living Architecture highlights the most exciting green roof and living wall projects in Australia and New Zealand within an international context. Cities around the world are becoming denser, with greater built form resulting in more hard surfaces and less green space, leaving little room for vegetation or habitat. One way of creating more ... Read more

    $67.99 AUD

  • Basics Architecture 03: Architectural Design

    series Basics Architecture
    Basics Architecture 03: Architectural Design explains the process of designing architectural projects. It describes the design studio and the activities that take place there.The architectural design process is as diverse as the people who practise it; all architects follows their own individual design process. In this dynamic new text the realities of the design process and the relationship ... Read more

    $38.99 AUD

  • Medium Design

    Privileging declarations, right answers, proofs, and universals, culture is often banging away with the same blunt tools that are completely inadequate to address contemporary chemistries of power. On the flip side of these logics, Medium Design offers no dramatic manifestos where things are new or right. Instead it only rehearses a habit of mind that has been eclipsed. Even at a moment of digital ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Positive Energy Homes

    Creating Passive Houses for Better Living

    Positive energy homes enable people to live healthy and comfortable lives with energy left over to share. Creating a house you love that produces surplus energy is surprisingly easy with a thorough understanding of how buildings work and careful attention to detail in construction. The Passive House standard, with its well-proven track record, forms the basis for creating positive energy homes. ... Read more

    $47.99 AUD

  • PERSPECTIVE: Using the Grid System for Interior Design Sketching

    From plan view to sketch

    by Donald Gerds ...
    PERSPECTIVE: Using the Grid System for Interior Design Sketching This electronic book is a rewrite of the original paper book, rewritten by the author Donald Gerds, for electronic reading devices.  Both books teach basic perspective drawing using the grid system with a focus on doing interior design.   The grid system is a simple and efficient way of learning perspective quickly and accurately ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • A Pattern Language

    Towns, Buildings, Construction

    series Center for Environmental Structure Series
    You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental ... Read more

    $59.99 AUD

  • Cybersecurity for Beginners

    This book provides an easy insight into the essentials of cybersecurity, even if you have a non-technical background. You may be a business person keen to understand this important subject area or an information security specialist looking to update your knowledge.‘The world has changed more in the past 10 years than in any 10 year period in human history... Technology is no longer a peripheral ... Read more

    $12.86 AUD

  • Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures

    The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Castles and Cathedrals, Skyscrapers and Bridges, and So Much More...

    by Lee J. Ames ...
    series Draw 50
    Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures teaches aspiring artists how to draw with ease by following simple, step-by-step instructions. Celebrated author Lee J. Ames shows readers how to draw famous structures from all over the world, as well as an igloo, a barn and silo, a windmill, and even a teepee. Ames's illustration style and renowned drawing method has made him a leader in the step-by-step ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures

    by Mic Patterson ...
    A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO STRUCTURAL GLASS FACADES FOR ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, AND BUILDERSOnce an experimental building form, structural glass facades have matured into a fully robust technology. Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures documents, defines, and categorizes the current state of the art in long-span glass facade design and construction, with a focus on structural systems, glass ... Read more

    $131.99 AUD

  • The Shaping of Us

    How Everyday Spaces Structure our Lives, Behaviour, and Well-Being

    "You are going to be transported by what Bernheimer has to say. You'll make different decisions and figure out how your brain is working and what should be prioritized in your life" Jo Good, BBC LondonWhat makes everyday spaces work, how do they shape us, and what do they say about us?The spaces we live in - whether public areas, housing, offices, hospitals, or cities - mediate community, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Draw Buildings and Cities in 15 Minutes

    The super-fast drawing technique anyone can learn

    by Matthew Brehm ...
    Book 4 - Draw in 15 Minutes
    This book is ideal for anyone with an interest in the visual character of the cities and buildings that frame our lives.Expert art tutor and writer Matthew Brehm helps you capture the life of the places where you work and spend your free time, and the places you visit in your travels. The skills and strategies presented here will help you make a visual record of the urban places you experience, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Structural Basis of Architecture

    This is a book that shows how to "see" structures as being integral to architecture. It engages a subject that is both about understanding the mechanical aspects of structure as well as being able to relate this to the space, form, and conceptual design ideas that are inherent to the art of building.Analyzing the structural principles behind many of the best-known works of architecture from past ... Read more

    $63.99 AUD

  • The Venice Variations

    Tracing the Architectural Imagination

    by Sophia Psarra ...
    From the myth of Arcadia through to the twenty-first century, ideas about sustainability – how we imagine better urban environments – remain persistently relevant, and raise recurring questions. How do cities evolve as complex spaces nurturing both urban creativity and the fortuitous art of discovery, and by which mechanisms do they foster imagination and innovation? While past utopias were ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD