Due to the functions it houses, the bathroom must respond to a set of highly specific characteristics, making it one of the most complex spaces in the home. The layout options of this space are infinite and this book presents a vast selection of bathrooms chosen for their quality and originality, and designed by prestigious architects and interior designers. They are showcased through seven different chapters: Small, Xtra large, Open & Ensuite, Retro, Contemporary, Zen and Unique. The 600-plus photographs included in the book are complemented by design ideas from leading international specialists.
Hot Spots. Some of the most spectacular architectural designs of the moment have to do with our most basic needs: eating, drinking, and shopping. Restaurants, bars, and boutiques are the substance of this new book that puts an emphasisólike all volumes of the Architecture Now!-seriesóon the very latest and best creations. This is where you will find the likes of David Chipperfield and Peter Marino in the same book, where Jean Nouvel and BIG star Bjarke Ingels meet. But it is also the place to discover new talents like the designer of London's Late Night Chameleon Cafe, Gary Card, to see how the director David Lynch imagined the subterranean Paris nightclub Silencio, or what designer Tom Dixon conjured up for the Tazmania Ballroom in Hong Kong. From Kobe, Japan to Turku, Finland to Sao Paulo, Brazil, Eat Shop Drink rounds up the newest and brightest places to see and be seen.
At these luxury hostelries, you'll receive the levels of comfort and convenience you'd expect from the finest hotels, but you'll also feel revitalized thanks to their emphasis on relaxation and wellness. Whether a fully equipped spa, where you'll receive an array of pampering treatments, or a kitchen that emphasizes healthy and invigorating menus, here are some destinations where you can be sure to leave feeling better than when you checked in. An indispensable guide to a select collection of luxury spa and wellness hotels. Appealing to both those who plan to recharge their batteries at one of these exclusive destinations, and those who fantasize about doing so.
Once again Germany's capital, Berlin has reclaimed its status as world metropolis. No wonder, as there's an inexhaustible array of visual treasure from all eras. The new line of pocket guides Art Architecture Design (AAD for short) gives an unparalled insider overview of major sights as well as highlighting lesser-known gems. A handy reference, the slim volume is chock-full of museums, galleries, as well as favorite hipster hangouts from hotels and restaurants to bars and shops. Entries include the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, the Helmut Newton Foundation, and many more.
Designers mostly work to their clients' brief, which is why the task of self-promotion can be difficult. This collection includes a variety of formats, genres and media which designers have chosen for themselves, to express how they see themselves and their role in the 21st century.
After decades of practice, the clean and simplified designs of Minimalism, where less is more and form follows function are less used. There is an explosion of vibrant design today that breaks free from the minimal style of approach, prevailing in current design trends. With new technology, advanced engineering and expanded choice of materials, designers are embracing design with scintillating attitude, challenging aesthetic boundaries and speculating new expressions in visual codes. The upper crust of designers have always been synonymous with the fashion designers of haute couture. They set trends and present bold concepts becoming indicators for the mass market to follow. Desire presents the cr????????me de la cr????????me of design today. On the one hand, it presents celebrated designers who are creating design art, one-off pieces and limited editions which are considered works of art. Created with experimental freedom and intended for a niche market, they are exhibited at prestigious design galleries and sold at international auction houses. On the other hand, the book introduces promising young talent culled from around the world that is merging various design disciplines and producing a new expressive language. Influenced by a diverse range of styles, their conceptual designs are provocative. They challenge our understanding of furniture, objects, interior design and will pave the way we will live in the future. The pioneering examples showcased in Desire will shape the future aesthetic of product, furniture and object design and be a sure indicator of trends that will be influencing the design industry.
"Global Details" is a showcase of vibrant cultural fusion that mixes influences from East and West, North and South resulting in an eclectic blend of ingredients and flavours bringing a new sense of vitality to the home. 13 projects capture the global style from Mexico to Morocco, India to Indonesia, and African stools, intricate saris, and Moorish tiles are just some of the delights used to great effect. This is a contemporary ethnic style that maintains the modern ideals of space, light and comfort using furniture and accessories that are increasingly available at a reasonable price close to home.
Amsterdam-based architects Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos, principals of UNStudio, are stars of the international architecture scene. Culling from a pool of interdisciplinary experts, UNStudio seeks to make a significant contribution to the discipline of architecture, to continue to develop our qualities with respect to design, technology, knowledge and management and to be a specialist in public network projects. We see as mutually sustaining the environment, market demands and client wishes that enable our work, and we aim for results in which our goals and our client's goals overlap. The outcome of their self-defined goals are apparent in dynamic buildings like Five Franklin Place, a residential building completed in 2007 in New York's TriBeCa neighborhood, which expresses a nuanced conceptual and technical complexity and confidence while also providing a must-see architectural experience. This volume reveals UNStudio's process, in which a sense of place is seamlessly integrated with aesthetic and conceptual considerations.
One of a new series of authoritative guides teNeues is introducing this season, Cool Shops London takes the reader on a tour of the best stores and boutiques in this most vibrant city. Each shop included is distinguished by more than the products it sells. The editors also highlight exemplary architecture and interior design?for shops such as Camper, Jigsaw and Marks and Spencer?with lavish color photographs and emphasize as well the appeal of smaller, one-of-a-kind shops. Attractively designed to fit into any handbag, backpack, or briefcase, this book includes a site map for easy use and is sure to be a must-have for shopaholics everywhere!
Future Systems presents a selection of ground-breaking and original work by this pioneering architectural and design practice from the last twenty-five years. Over fifty projects are presented by type of building, culminating in landmark schemes such as Selfridges in Birmingham, completed in 2003. The text gives a detailed description of each project and the design process behind it. The book features four-hundred photographs and drawings, many of which have not been published before.
A collection of influential Italian interiors styled by Joe Colombo, Carla Venosta, Renzo Mongiardino, Alberto Seassaro, Giorgio Pes, Nanda Vigo and others photographed by Carla De Benedetti between 1965 and 1975
This work presents the most comprehensive selection available of Arata Isozaki's built and unbuilt projects from the beginning of his career to the present day and is extensively illustrated with drawings, silkscreens, sketches and models from the Isozaki Office Archive.