Architecture

Front cover of The Heights by Kate Ascher
The Heights - Kate Ascher

The Heights by Kate Ascher explores the interconnected systems that make life liveable in the sky and examines skyscrapers from around the world to learn how these structures operate. Modern skyscrapers function as small cities, with infrastructure not unlike that hidden beneath the streets.

R150.00
Front cover of Eco Nest by Paula Baker-Laporte & Robert Laporte
Eco Nest - Paula Baker-Laporte & Robert Laporte

Eco Nest by Paula Baker-Laporte & Robert Laporte identifies homes designed and built respectfully, in appreciation of the harmony and beauty of nature and in a way that uses nature's resources so as to consume less energy, create less waste, nurture our health, and enrich our senses. A bird builds its nest using the materials at hand to create a perfect shelter for its bioregion. It doesn't fly to the next state for twigs nor does it build a home that is bigger than it needs. Instinctively it creates an environment that is nurturing, nontoxic, and free of synthetic chemicals.

R110.00
Front cover of Gustav Stickley by David Cathers
Gustav Stickley - David Cathers

Gustav Stickley by David Cathers is the first ever authoritative and comprehensive monograph on the life and career of Stickley, and constitutes an essential contribution to the field of American Arts & Crafts and decorative arts. Gustav Stickley (1858-1942) was an iconic character and one of the most influential figures of the American Arts & Crafts movement. A self-made man whose furniture company, Craftsman Workshops, and the seminal magazine he founded in 1901, The Craftsman, held wide-ranging influence over American interior design and decorative arts for decades.

R320.00
Front cover of Alfresco Living edited by Mandy Herbert
Alfresco Living - Mandy Herbert

Alfresco Living edited by Mandy Herbert features courtyard gardens and terraces designed to become part of the interior spaces of the homes they adjoin. These courtyard spaces function as outdoor rooms and become extensions of everyday living spaces.Many of the outdoor spaces featured are architect-designed, while others are the work of landscape designers. Some outdoor spaces are expansive, featuring green roofs and swimming pools, while others claw back a bit of the urban landscape to provide a low-maintenance escape for homeowners.

R220.00
Front cover of Formica Forever by the Formica Corporation
Formica Forever - Formica Corporation

Formica Forever by the Formica Corporation takes us on a lively, information-packed walk through the life of this much-loved material: from its humble beginnings as electrical insulation; to its initial adoption by designers including Donald Deskey in the 1930s; to a golden age ushered in by the post-World War II housing boom; through global expansion in the second half of the twentieth century; to the laminate's inventive uses by designers, artists and architects such as Jasper Morrison, Daniel Buren, Frank Gehry, Laurinda Spear and Zaha Hadid; through to the present, which finds the Formi

R195.00
Front cover of The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces by Jon Cannon
The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces - Jon Cannon

The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces by Jon Cannon is both an overview of architecture and a survey of major faiths. The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces offers fascinating insights into some of the most impressive man-made structures in the world. From Stonehenge to the Sagrada Familia, from the Acropolis to Angkor Wat, human beings have directed extraordinary amounts of energy toward the creation of architecture that expresses their religious beliefs. Indeed, in most cultures throughout history, the greatest buildings are religious ones.

R220.00
Front cover of Staircases by Oscar Tusquets Blanca and others
Staircases - Oscar Tusquets Blanca

Staircases by Oscar Tusquets Blanca and others showcases the astonishing diversity of staircases over the centuries, from the stepped pyramids of the Maya to the exquisitely proportioned stairs of the Renaissance, to the elaborate balustraded confections of the Baroque period, to the virtuosic, computer-aided designs of today.

R325.00