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  • How to Build Shipping Container Homes With Plans

    by John Davidson ...
    TABLE OF CONTENTSCHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION TO SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES:ADVANTAGES OF SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES:DISADVANTAGES OF SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES:CONTAINER SIZES AND SPECIFICATIONS:NEW OR USED CONTAINER:PERMITS AND REGULATIONS:CHAPTER TWOFOUNDATION FOR SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES:SITE CONDITIONS:CLIMATE:MARKET FACTORS:BUILDING DESIGN:EXCAVATION AND FOOTINGS:TYPES OF MATERIALS USED FOR... ... Read more

    $4.23 AUD

  • Kevin McCloud’s How to Make Your House a Home (Collins Shorts, Book 3)

    by Kevin McCloud ...
    Book 3 - Collins Shorts
    Collins Shorts – insight in an instant.Kevin McCloud’s advice for setting up or doing up your home. Kevin will show you the things worth spending your money on, and the things you might cut back on. Helpful and incisive advice on design, construction and style from the foremost voice in modern architectural design.Collins Shorts are a fresh look at the ebook short, with the emphasis on vibrant ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The World's Great Wonders

    How They Were Made & Why They Are Amazing

    by Lonely Planet ...
    series Lonely Planet
    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*Go beyond the visual spectacle of the world's 50 greatest wonders, and discover what makes them such amazing places. With stunning images and expert illustrations, experience and appreciate the most famous sights on earth in an exciting new way.Author: Lonely PlanetAbout Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • Kevin McCloud’s Principles of Home: Making a Place to Live

    by Kevin McCloud ...
    A practical paperback edition of the landmark design manifesto from the UK’s favourite design guru.In this inspirational yet also practical paperback Kevin explores all areas of domestic living, from materialism to sustainability, craftsmanship to comfort. Kevin’s beautifully written text brings insight and understanding to enjoying life in the 21st century, but crucially he offers detailed, ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • 101 Things I Didn't Learn In Architecture School

    And wish I had known before my first job

    by Sarah Lebner ...
    Your first architecture job can involve a very steep learning curve.This book helps students and graduates of architecture kick-start their career and shave months off their professional development.This book will help you:Understand construction basics so you can avoid embarrassing situations and quickly understand instructions.Grasp an overview of the industry and business of architecture so ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Kevin McCloud’s 43 Principles of Home: Enjoying Life in the 21st Century

    by Kevin McCloud ...
    Kevin McCloud’s 43 Principles of Home represents a landmark piece of interiors publishing.In this lavish and inspirational yet also practical book Kevin explores all areas of domestic living, from materialism to sustainability, craftsmanship to comfort. In his witty, wide-ranging commentary on the way we live now, the things we have gained and lost, Kevin’s beautifully written text brings insight ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • Architects' Guide to Fee Bidding

    Fee bidding still generates emotive reactions from within many sections of the architectural profession. Fee bidding is not taught in most schools of architecture, so practitioners generally rely on hunches and guesswork. It is these wild card guesses, which exacerbate the poor levels of income for which the architectural profession is renowned. This book introduces practising architects, ... Read more

    $82.99 AUD

  • Archispeak

    An Illustrated Guide to Architectural Terms

    by Tom Porter ...
    Widely used in architectural circles in the heat of discussion, the recurrent use of particular words and terms has evolved into a language of design jargon. Commonly found in architectural literature and journalism, in critical design debate and especially in student project reviews, Archispeak can seem insular and perplexing to others and -- particularly to the new architectural student -- often ... Read more

    $77.99 AUD

  • The Ten Books on Architecture - (FREE Audiobook Included!)

    series THE CLASSIC EBOOKS
    The Ten Books on Architecture - (FREE Audiobook Included!)-Included TOC for Reader.-Included biography the author.-Free Audiobook link for download.This is sample in ebook;The first spurs of the Apennines arise from the Tuscan sea between the Alps and the most distant borders of Tuscany. The mountain range itself bends round and, almost touching the shores of the Adriatic in the middle of the ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • Dirty Theory

    Troubling Architecture

    Book 6 - The Practice of Theory and the Theory of Practice
    Dirty theory follows the dirt of material and conceptual relations from the midst of complex milieus. It messes with mixed disciplines, showing up in ethnography, in geography, in philosophy, and discovering a suitable habitat in architecture, design and the creative arts. Dirty theory disrupts a comfortable status quo, including our everyday modes of inhabitation and our habits of thinking. This ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Architecture of Light

    Recent Approaches to Designing with Natural Light

    Reviewing the use of natural light by architects in the era of electricity, this book aims to show that natural light not only remains a potential source of order in architecture, but that natural lighting strategies impose a usefully creative discipline on design.Considering an approach to environmental context that sees light as a critical aspect of place, this book explores current attitudes to ... Read more

    $94.99 AUD

  • Graphic Standards Field Guide to Residential Construction

    Book 18 - Graphic Standards Field Guide series
    A must-have reference to more than 100 common residential conditions—from accessibility issues to working with zincPractical information that the architect, engineer, contractor and homeowner can access quickly, with over 230 supporting tables photos and detailsIdentifies frequently used reference standards, acceptable practices, and other relevant resourcesQuick, reliable answers to your most ... Read more

    $103.99 AUD

  • Urban Design Futures

    The last decade has seen the rise of urban design which has taken a central position in the new agendas for urban regeneration and renaissance. Urban design has moved from marginality to mainstream. The principles espoused by urban designers over the past thirty years are now accepted as key to a better urban environment and as we move towards greater sustainability, different ideas are emerging ... Read more

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  • Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations

    by Simon Jenkins ...
    Discover the architectural gems that are Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations in this Sunday Times top 10 bestseller'This is a cracker . . . a beautiful book' Chris EvansIt is the scene for our hopeful beginnings and our intended ends, and the timeless experiences of coming and going, meeting, greeting and parting. It is an institution with its own rituals and priests, and a long-neglected aspect ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • How to make yourself a Feminist Design Power Tool

    Book 3 - The Practice of Theory and the Theory of Practice
    Set amidst the experimental ecology of practices that supports feminist thinking and doing in architecture, this small book outlines an instruc- tion guide that presents six provocative steps toward the invention of productive concept-tools. It invites readers to explore creative and messy methodologies that combine an aesthetics with a practical ethics. Frichot encourages us to think and do ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Preserving Historic Architecture

    The Official Guidelines

    The National Park Service, a branch of the Department of the Interior, knows preservation. In its hundred-year existence, the service has dealt with just about every problem an old structure can have. Whether it is removing graffiti in Manhattan or rebuilding a barn in Oregon, the National Park Service knows what to do. Here are the official U.S. guidelines, a lively and instructive collection of ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD $1.99 AUD

  • The Architecture Of England From Norman Times To The Present Day

    Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Architects After Architecture

    Alternative Pathways for Practice

    What can you do with a degree in architecture? Where might it take you? What kind of challenges could you address? Architects After Architecture reframes architecture as a uniquely versatile way of acting on the world, far beyond that of designing buildings. In this volume, we meet forty practitioners through profiles, case studies, and interviews, who have used their architectural training in new ... Read more

    $48.99 AUD

  • Patterns of Home

    The Ten Essentials of Enduring Design

    The key to creating a house that is memorable, satisfying, and enduring is to apply a group of design concepts--or "patterns"--that focus on the experience of being in a home. In this groundbreaking work, internationally respected architects Max Jacobson, Murray Silverstein, and Barbara Winslow present the ten essential patterns that shape and define a well-crafted home. Patterns explore the ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Integrated Strategies in Architecture

    series Technologies of Architecture
    This key text presents students with a holistic view of the building design process, bridging the gap between the theory and practice of constructing and assembling buildings.Integrated Strategies in Architecture encourages and enables students to gain a sound understanding of the purpose of buildings, the specialisms that contribute and the available technology. Zunde and Bougdah thoroughly ... Read more

    $90.99 AUD

  • Architecture 101

    From Frank Gehry to Ziggurats, an Essential Guide to Building Styles and Materials

    by Nicole Bridge ...
    series Adams 101
    **A crash course in designing and constructing buildingsToo often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of architecture into tedious discourse that would put even Frank Gehry to sleep.** Architecture 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you explore the world's greatest structures.Featuring only the most important facts, building ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Dictionnaire des Architectes

    Les Dictionnaires d'Universalis

    Avec près de 700 articles tirés de la célèbre Encyclopaedia Universalis, le Dictionnaire des Architectes se consacre à ceux qui ont créé et renouvelé, depuis l’Antiquité, l’art de construire les bâtiments et d’aménager les villes : architectes bien sûr (d’Imhotep à Rem Koolhaas), mais aussi ingénieurs(Eiffel), urbanistes (Haussmann), paysagistes (Alphand), designers, théoriciens et historiens de l ... Read more

    $62.99 AUD

  • Les jardins, de la révolution industrielle à nos jours

    Les Grands Articles d'Universalis

    Partez à la découverte des jardins, de la révolution industrielle à nos jours avec ce Grand Article Universalis !Caractériser l'histoire des jardins par une succession de phases stylistiques rattachées à des écoles nationales, comme le voulait l'historiographie fondée au XIXe siècle, n'a guère de pertinence pour les époques postérieures à 1800 : la période contemporaine réclame d'autres grilles d ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • La Tour Eiffel de 300 mètres

    Description du monument, sa construction, ses organes mécaniques, son but et son utilité

    Extrait : "C'est en 1798 que la première Exposition de l'Industrie française a été décrétée par le gouvernement. Depuis cette époque, la France a eu quatorze grandes expositions, qui, d'abord nationales, sont devenues internationales, et ont été ouvertes à tous les produits du travail. L'Exposition de Paris en 1855 a inauguré cette féconde réunion des exposants du monde entier."À PROPOS DES ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD