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AB Concept: From Minimalist Interiors to Bold Architecture AB Concept From Minimalist Interiors to Bold Architecture 8 1
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AB Concept: From Minimalist Interiors to Bold Architecture

AB Concept: From Minimalist Interiors to Bold Architecture – Integrating minimalist interiors into bold interpretations of traditional architectural forms, AB Concept has been hailed as one of the most innovative and acclaimed design firms not only in Asia but across the world, thanks to its forward thinking leaders Ed Ng and Terence Ngan. AB Concept is a leader in both architectural and interior design, consulting for luxury brands such as the Four Seasons, Rosewood, Mandarin Oriental, Shangri-La Hotels. Hand-sketching and designing each component and often conceptualizing and fabricating bespoke furniture, the duo’s work is characterized by attention to detail, personal touch, and fine craftsmanship. This volume showcases projects that make the eponymous design house a vanguard in the world of high design.   In the two decades since Ed Ng and Terence Ngan founded AB Concept in Hong Kong, the duo has built their practice into an international design powerhouse. Renowned for their sensual, textured interiors, architectural use of space, and meticulous detailing, Ed and Terence draw on diverse cultural influences to create exceptional, narrative-driven interiors for some of the most beautiful hotels, restaurants, clubs, and homes in the world. Today, Ed and Terence oversee their design ateliers across multiple…

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Sevan Biçakçi: The Timekeeper and Visionary Jeweler Bespoke Luxury Lifestyle Design by London Based Winch Studio 8 1
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Sevan Biçakçi: The Timekeeper and Visionary Jeweler

Sevan Biçakçi: The Timekeeper and Visionary Jeweler – Sevan Biçakçi is a jeweler fit for an Ottoman emperor, encompassing a mastery of traditional techniques largely unseen in contemporary metalsmithing and gem cutting. An Istanbul native, Sevan is a visionary jeweler, fusing diverse elements of nature, ancient mythology, and Ottoman history, literature, and architecture into his award-winning creations. His imaginative designs and singular craftsmanship have intrigued and impressed fellow jewelers and connoisseurs for years, and his awe-inspiring jewels, unique in their storytelling artistry, are avidly sought by the world’s most discerning and sophisticated collectors.   Now, in a study and celebration of the essence of time itself, Sevan has explored the Ottoman tradition of timekeeping and clockmaking, which he discovered through an exhibition of timepieces at the world-famous Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul. For nine years, Sevan has channeled his imagination to create a collection of dramatic jewels that not only tell the time, but also recount the story of time, fusing the rational and the emotional. This evolving collection of extraordinary timepieces, featuring high-tech Swiss-made movements, have all the allure and grace of Sevan’s original jewelry, bringing his artistic refinement and technical expertise to the centuries-old craft of watchmaking. > Subscribe Best…

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Homes for Our Time, a Global Digest Homes for Our Time a Global Digest
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Homes for Our Time, a Global Digest

Homes for Our Time, a Global Digest – Across small cottages and lavish villas, beach houses and forest refuges, discover the world’s finest crop of new homes. This cutting-edge global digest features such talents as Shigeru Ban, MVRDV, and Marcio Kogan alongside up-and-coming names like Aires Mateus, Xu Fu-Min, Vo Trong Nghia, Desai Chia, and Shunri Nishizawa.   Here, there are homes in Australia and New Zealand, from China and Vietnam, in the United States and Mexico, and on to less expected places like Ecuador and Costa Rica. The result is a sweeping survey of the contemporary house and a revelation that homes across the globe may have more in common than expected. Among guava trees and abandoned forts in Western India is a sanctuary designed for and by Kamal Malik of Malik Architecture. The House of Three Streams is a sprawling spectacle with high ceilings, verandas, and pavilions, perched atop a ridge overlooking two ravines. A medley of steel, glass, wood, and stone, the house weaves along the contour of the landscape, almost as an extension of the forest. Encina House by Aranguren & Gallegos, an elegant, sloping structure reminiscent of a gazebo, similarly inhabits its surrounding vista. Ensconced…

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Elemental: the Visionary Architecture Firm

Elemental: the Visionary Architecture Firm – A spectacular, visually rich monograph on one of the most visionary architecture firms of the twenty-first century led by 2016 Pritzker Prize-winner Alejandro Aravena. Elemental, based in Santiago, Chile, epitomizes a new generation of pioneering, socially engaged architects. The firm specializes in innovative, powerful, and humane public-interest projects, working on both large and small scales across Chile, the United States, Mexico, Switzerland, and China. Featuring stunning images by renowned architectural photographers together with sketches and drawings from Aravena’s personal notebooks, this book beautifully, often irreverently, displays Elemental’s unique working methods and philosophy. Each project – from iconic structures like the Anacleto Angelini UC Innovation Centre to seaside residences and pioneering reconstruction plans – is accompanied by Aravena’s engaging texts, bringing to life his understanding of civil society and the built environment. From the publisher of Snarkitecture, Grafton Architects and Concrete. Chilean-based Alejandro Aravena established his own practice in 1994. From 2000 until 2005, he taught at Harvard University, where he founded Elemental with Andrés Iacobelli. In 2010 he was granted membership as an International Fellow of RIBA. He curated the 2016 Venice Biennale, and in the same year received the Pritzker Prize. Source: Taschen  …

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Inspiring Architectural Drawings from Antiquity to the Present Inspiring Architectural Drawings from Antiquity to the Present 1
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Inspiring Architectural Drawings from Antiquity to the Present

Inspiring Architectural Drawings from Antiquity to the Present – An elegant presentation of stunning and inspiring architectural drawings from antiquity to the present day. Throughout history, architects have relied on drawings both to develop their ideas and communicate their vision to the world. This gorgeous collection brings together more than 250 of the finest architectural drawings of all time, revealing each architect’s process and personality as never before. Creatively paired to stimulate the imagination, the illustrations span the centuries and range from sketches to renderings, simple to intricate, built projects to a utopian ideal, famous to rarely seen – a true celebration of the art of architecture. Visually paired images draw connections and contrasts between architecture from different times, styles, and places. From Michelangelo to Frank Gehry, Louise Bourgeois to Tadao Ando, B.V. Doshi to Zaha Hadid, and Grafton to Luis Barragán, the book shows the incredible variety and beauty of architectural drawings. Drawing Architecture is ideal for art and architecture lovers alike, as well as anyone interested in the intersection of creativity and history. From the publisher of Exhibit A: Exhibitions that Transformed Architecture, 1948-2000. Trained and registered as an architect, Helen Thomas spent 10 years as a senior…

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50 Architect-Designed Houses that Reflects Contemporary Life Desert 50 Architect Designed Houses that Reflects Contemporary Life Desert 5
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50 Architect-Designed Houses that Reflects Contemporary Life Desert

50 Architect-Designed Houses that Reflects Contemporary Life Desert – A carefully curated and beautifully photographed selection of 50 architect-designed houses that reflects contemporary concerns about the unique challenges presented by life in the desert’s sensitive environment. The desert provides a sense of mystery and rugged beauty that attracts architects, home owners, vacationers, and anyone looking for an escape within its arid climate. This book showcases 50 works of residential architecture from across the last few decades, each with a unique connection to the desert in which it’s situated from the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and beyond. Each building, designed by established and well-known contemporary stars as well as emerging architects, includes a short text and several exterior and interior images of its structure and surroundings. “A stunning selection of houses and resorts (each sleeker and more inventive than the next).”—Vogue Online Source: Taschen   Best Design Books brings a genuine and inspirational thinking about the best design books in the world.From diverse disciplines and points of view, it gathers people like you – creative professionals, style arbiters, industry leaders – design enthusiasts across the world with one common idea: discovering great design books. The blog brings the most forward-thinking projects in…

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Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: East Coast USA Mid Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide East Coast USA 4
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Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: East Coast USA

Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: East Coast USA – A curated list of more than 250 must-see destinations organized geographically from Maine to Florida. Featuring architecture by some of the biggest Mid-Century names, including Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Eero Saarinen, and Philip Johnson, each of the more than 250 buildings is located on a regional map. The book includes all the additional information needed to find and visit each building. Its cool and functional design makes this book a coveted Modernist-style object in itself. Including icons from The Met Breuer to the fabulous beach houses of Fire Island, private homes in Connecticut, Manhattan skyscrapers, and the Tropical Modern residences of Sarasota, Florida, it is a must-have guide to one of the most fertile and lesser-known regions for the development of Mid-Century Modern architecture. From the publisher of Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA. Sam Lubell is a contributing editor at the Architect’s Newspaper, a staff writer for Wired, and a regular contributor to the New York Times and Travel+Leisure, among others. He has written four books about architecture, including California Captured and Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA, both from Phaidon. Darren Bradley is a Southern California-based architectural photographer, active in…

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Global Architecture A Visual Exploration of Red’s Role in Global Architecture A Visual Exploration of Reds Role in Global Architecture 2
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A Visual Exploration of Red’s Role in Global Architecture

A Visual Exploration of Red’s Role in Global Architecture  – A visual exploration of red’s vivid role in global architecture over the centuries. From the earliest structures to today’s contemporary creations, red has been one of the most traditional, and, at the same time, most cutting-edge, colors in the built world. Through stunning photography with informative text, you can explore more than 150 of the most striking buildings in existence – from the deep-red and stainless steel of LA’s Petersen Automotive Museum to Moscow’s red-brick State Museum and beyond. Visual pairings juxtapose striking works in a fresh, new approach to looking at and understanding architecture, including projects by some of the best architects of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From the publisher of Black: Architecture in Monochrome. Subscribe Best Design Books newsletter and get to know incredible Design Books! See also: 2018 Design Books Guide How to Decorate Like a Pro: Free eBooks Collection Keep following Best Design Books for the latest book reviews and the most amazing design books and magazines! Follow Best Design Books on Pinterest! Source: phaidon uk   Best Design Books brings a genuine and inspirational thinking about the best design books in the world.From diverse disciplines and…

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Brutalist Architecture The Atlas of Brutalist Architecture The Atlas of Brutalist Architecture
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The Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

The Atlas of Brutalist Architecture – This is the only book to thoroughly document the world’s finest examples of Brutalist architecture. More than 850 buildings – existing and demolished, classic and contemporary – are organized geographically into nine continental regions. 878 Buildings, 798 Architects, 102 Countries, 9 World Regions, 1 Style BRUTALISM. Presented in an oversized format with a specially bound case with three-dimensional finishes, 1000 beautiful duotone photographs throughout bring the graphic strength, emotional power, and compelling architectural presence of Brutalism to life. From 20th century masters to contemporary architects, much-loved masterpieces in the UK and USA sit alongside lesser-known examples in Europe, Asia, Australia, and beyond – 102 countries in all. Twentieth-century masters included in the book: Marcel Breuer, Lina Bo Bardi, Le Corbusier, Carlo Scarpa, Ernö Goldfinger, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Oscar Niemeyer, and Paul Rudolph. Contemporary architects featured include Peter Zumthor, Alvaro Siza, Coop Himmelb(l)au, David Chipperfield, Diller and Scofidio, Herzog & de Meuron, Jean Nouvel, SANAA, OMA, Renzo Piano, Tadao Ando, and Zaha Hadid. Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors. >> Subscribe Best Design Books newsletter and get to know incredible Design Books! “Brutalism was mocked and misunderstood. But it produced some of the most…

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