The Treehouse Book

Author: Peter Nelson,Judy Nelson

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 9780789304117

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 9350

Detailed how-to information, such as step-by-step building sequences, plans, and drawings, as well as information on tools and materials, supplement the behind-the-scenes tales of treehouses. From casual tree shacks to multitiered flights of fancy, these magnificent structures can appeal to anyone appreciating this ever-evolving art form. Photos.

The Architect's Home

Author: Peter Gossel,Gennaro Postiglione

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836544870

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

View: 2674

Autobiographical homes. The houses architects design for themselves The greatest challenge in designing homes is negotiating the delicate balance between aesthetics and the personal desires of the occupants. While it's important for the structure to reflect the vision and style of the architect, the client must ultimately feel at home beneath the roof. It is particularly interesting, therefore, to examine the homes that architects create for themselves. If houses reflect their owners' personalities, then architects' own homes are like autobiographies. Location, layout, style, lighting, artwork, furnishings—every detail adds color to the story. Each of these dwellings, presented A-Z by architect, speaks more about its designer than any other building possibly could.

A River

Author: Marc Martin

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452162255

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 44

View: 2089

There's a river outside my window. Where will it take me? So begins the imaginary journey of a child inspired by the view outside her bedroom window: a vast river winding through a towering city. A small boat with a single white sail floats down the river and takes her from factories to farmlands, freeways to forests, out to the stormy and teeming depths of the ocean, and finally back to the comforts—and inspirations—of home. This lush, immersive book by award-winning picture book creator Marc Martin will delight readers of all ages by taking them on a transcendent and aspirational journey through an imaginative landscape.

The Grand Tour

Travelling the World with an Architect's Eye

Author: Harry Seidler

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836544603

Category: Architecture

Page: 575

View: 8662

Window on the world: Travelling the world with an architect's eye ArchitectHarry Seidlerspent more than 50 years traveling the globe, extensively photographing the peak achievements in architecture from 3000 B.C. to the present day. Thanks to sound advice given to him early on by his photographer brother Marcell ( Only use Leica cameras and Kodachrome film, which is archival ), Seidler s hobby quickly developed into a passion and, finally, an impressive archive of world architecture.Including, of course, many of the world s most famous architectural structures, Seidler s photographs illustrate thehistory and style country by country of architecture in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. Divided into chapters by country, each with a brief introduction outlining its architectural history, The Grand Touroffers armchair travelers, students, architecture buffs, and historians the opportunity to browse the buildings of the world through one man s photographs the fruits of a passionate, half-century endeavor. About the Series: Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing.Bibliotheca Universalisbrings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm s delight never bore, always excite! "

Exceptional Treehouses

Author: Alain Laurens,Ghislain André

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810980488

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 6764

The author of Treehouse Living reveals 30 unique treehouse structures, 25 of which are entirely new creations, all illustrated with beautiful watercolors and color photographs.

Castles In The Air

The Restoration Adventures of Two Young Optimists and a Crumbling Old Mansion

Author: Judy Corbett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448176336

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 3204

Castles in the Air is a beautifully written, autobiographical story of rescuing an ancient mansion. Gwydir Castle was inhabited by ravers and rats until Judy Corbett and her husband Peter Welford found and acquired this 500-year-old house mouldering in the foothills of Snowdonia. Despite the toads, strange smells and squatters, they decided to mortgage themselves to the hilt to bring the castle back to life. This is an evocatively written and genuinely moving book and is infused with an extraordinary sense of place. The couple's adventures in a gothic wonderland lead them through plots both supernatural and historical. In a museum storeroom in a Bronx warehouse they find a missing room, in the castle's Solar Tower the ghost of a young woman appears and from the far edges of the woods a silent man called Sven emerges to befriend the couple and their beloved castle. For everyone who has ever wanted to live in a glorious house or escape from the mundanity of life - Castles in the Air is pure magic.

Howl's Moving Castle

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062244515

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2764

Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there's far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.


Author: Takashi Kobayashi

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1944937641

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 9922

Treedom is an exploration of Japan's most well-known treehouse builder Takashi Kobayashi. Takahashi, who has been featured in the New York Times and on Animal Planet's Treehouse Masters, as well as many television programs, newspapers, and magazines in Japan, examines being an outcast in a rigid society of rules and conformity and finding salvation in the trees. Treedom, filled with photography, poetry, and Takashi's personal accounts of treehouse building, describes how treehouse living is not just a lifestyle but a philosophy.

Irish houses & castles

Author: Desmond Guinness,William Ryan

Publisher: Studio


Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 2357

Treehouse Living

50 Innovative Designs

Author: Alain Laurens,Daniel Dufour,Ghislain André,Vincent Thfoin

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams


Category: Architecture

Page: 215

View: 6427

Living high up in the trees is no longer only a fantasy. A renewed passion for nature, combined with the growing availability of innovative building techniques and materials, has created a burst of imaginative treehouse construction on every continent. Alain Laurens is Europe’s leading architect of such projects, and his company, La cabane Perchée, is internationally recognized for its extraordinary treehouse design, superior workmanship, and ecological responsibility. Treehouse Living includes fifty innovative treehouses in a wide range of styles, all built without driving a single nail into a tree. From a lofty porch for entertaining to a secluded bedroom set amid rustling leaves, from an intimate dining room to a living area complete with spectacular views, this book offers a new way to live well in nature.

The Japanese House Reinvented

Author: Philip Jodidio

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500293232

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 287

View: 6410

Japanese houses today have to contend with unique factors that condition their design, from tiny plots in crowded urban contexts to ever-present seismic threats. These challenges encourage their architects to explore alternating ideas of stability and ephemerality in various ways, resulting in spaces that are as fascinating as they are idiosyncratic. Their formal innovation and attention to materials, technology and measures to coax in light and air while maintaining domestic privacy make them cutting-edge residences that suggest new ways of being at home. Contemporary Japanese architecture has emerged as a substantial force on the international scene ever since Kenzo Tange won the Pritzker Prize in 1987. This overview of 50 recent houses powerfully demonstrates Japan's enduring commitment to design innovation.

Taizo Kuroda

Author: Philip Jodidio

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791350035

Category: Art

Page: 143

View: 8936

This book showcases the astonishing beauty of Taizo Kuroda s white porcelain. For centuries, Japanese potters have created remarkable ceramic vessels, usually intended for use in tea ceremonies or as tableware. In contrast, the work of Taizo Kuroda is revered not for its functionality, but for its formal purity and artistic quality. Each of Kuroda s unglazed works hints at the artist's fascination with crossing the barriers of time and space to achieve what he calls, creating for infinity. Imperfect by design, his works have found admirers among such significant figures as the fashion designer Issey Miyake and the architect Tadao Ando, who respectively wrote the preface and introduction for this book. Featuring photographs that emphasize the transcendental beauty of Taizo Kuroda's white porcelain, this book is a must for anyone interested in contemporary ceramics.

Dream Treehouses

Extraordinary Designs from Concept to Completion

Author: Alain Laurens,Daniel Dufour

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781419719745


Page: 240

View: 8104

French design company La Cabane Perchée pres­ents 40 extraordinary treehouses designed and built by the acclaimed team. Featuring houses in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Russia, Italy, Spain, and the United States, Dream Treehouses showcases both exterior and interior images of each house. In addition, the book includes watercolor design drawings and descriptions of how each house was envisioned and built, offering a beautifully and extensively illustrated look into some of the most fantastic treehouses ever created.


Author: N.A

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9781564588852

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 3331

Looks at the history of architecture, shows important buildings around the world, and discusses building techniqes and styles

Homes for Our Time

Author: Philip Jodidio

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836571173


Page: 480

View: 1005

There's No Place Like Home Private dwellings of elegance and distinction from around the world


Author: Philip Jodidio

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836536226

Category: Architects

Page: 96

View: 417

Brazilian curves: A uniquely sensual modernism in Brasilia and beyondUntil his death at age 104, Oscar Niemeyer (1907 2012) was something of an unstoppable architectural force. Over seven decades of work, he designed approximately 600 buildings, transforming skylines from Bab-Ezzouar, Algeria, to his homeland masterpiece Brasilia.Niemeyer s work took the reduced forms of modernism and infused them with free-flowing grace. In place of pared-down starkness, his structures rippled with sinuous and seductive lines. In buildings such as the Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum, Edificio Copan, or the Metropolitan Cathedral in Brasilia, he brought curvaceousness to the concrete jungle. In the futuristic federal capital of Brasilia, he designed almost all public buildings, and thus became integral to the global image of Brazil.With rich illustrations documenting highlights from his prolific career, this book introduces Niemeyer s unique vision and its transformative influence on buildings of business, faith, culture, and the public imagination of Brazil.About the series: Each book in TASCHEN s Basic Architecture series features: an introduction to the life and work of the architect the major works in chronological order information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)"


Author: Helmut Newton

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836528863

Category: Photography

Page: 223

View: 4436

Instant Newton: A collection of Helmut Newton's test Polaroids Polaroids occupy a special place in the hearts of many photo enthusiasts who remember a time when "instant photography" meant one-of-a-kind prints that developed within minutes of clicking the shutter. What was once a crucial tool for photographers to test their shots before shooting on film has now become obsolete in the face of digital photography. Luckily for us, legendary photographer Helmut Newton saved his test Polaroids, allowing a privileged and rare chance to see the tests from a selection of his greatest shoots over a period of decades, including many from the TASCHEN titles SUMO, A Gun for Hire, and Work. Selected by his widow, June Newton, from over 300 photos featured at the 2011 exhibition "Helmut Newton Polaroids" at the Museum f�r Fotografie in Berlin, this collection captures the magic of Helmut Newton photo shoots as only Polaroids can. Text in English, French, and German

Casa Moderna

Latin American Living

Author: Philip Jodidio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500343296

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 320

View: 9891

A collection of the best contemporary residential projects designed by emerging and established architects in a range of dramatic settings across Central and South America.