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.
There are places on Earth that are quite simply breathtaking. They can be found in the colorful centers of Europe and the lively metropolises of America, on the idyllic beaches of Asia, at the foot of majestic mountains, or on the seemingly endless steppes of Africa. A journey is made unforgettable by the personal experiences one has and the hospitality with which one is received. This book presents an exclusive selection of the most luxurious hotels in the world. It depicts not only the sophisticated lobbies and extravagant suites, but also fantastic images of the surroundings, the landscape, and the regional characteristics. Of course, accommodation in the world?s most luxurious hotels is a question of money; however the most important investment is time. And this is precisely what you need if you have the good fortune to be able to visit any of these places. For what is luxury worth if you don?t take the time to enjoy it?
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.
Examining the imaginative and compelling way in which fashion has permeated 21st-century culture, this book considers the relationship between fashion on the catwalk and architecture, interiors, and products. Many fashion designers extend their aesthetic into interiors and products for the home as a natural progression from clothing the body.
The home is now subject to the same directional trends as fashion, in part because so many designers are extending their practice to include interiors, as well as products, and accessories. The fusion between fashion and interiors has never been more relevant. The proliferation of ideas, the speed of manufacture, and an increasingly visually literate consumer, have all resulted in interiors being subject to the same desire for fashionability, innovation and change as fashion. This investigation of the hectic dissemination of trends takes the reader on an eclectic, adventurous excursion into living with fashion.
"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.
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.
Reviewing early 21st-century trends in architecture, design, the arts, and fashion, this volume from Britain's New Architecture Group offers commentary from prominent creative minds, heavily illustrated with both color photographs and computer model renderings. Richard P. Taylor compares the new "fractured" design of computer-engineered architecture to the paintings of Jackson Pollock. Marcos Lutyens and Tania Lopez Winkler consider how the successful new architect must innovate and design from his own uniq
The role that religion has played in the development of art and architecture is unquestionable. The religious factor is as old as humanity itself and throughout history constructions have been erected with the aim of extolling the gods. Everyone has heard of examples such as the Egyptian or Aztec pyramids, the Christian cathedrals or mosques like the famous Blue Mosque.These are all examples of sacred buildings which also represent an undeniable artistic and architectural value. The construction of religious buildings seems to have been forgotten by the masses and replaced by other more modern and popular architectural typologies, such as public or corporate architecture. These pages show recent projects that will bring us closer to contemporary religious architecture.
Innovative materials have had a lasting effect on interior design efforts of recent years. Interior design should appeal to all senses, i. e. act synesthetically, to create absolutely new and surprising room ambiences.
From the very beginning of architecture-long before the invention of masonry-buildings were constructed of wood. With its unique qualities of form, color, and structure, wood is the most reliable building material at the core of architecture. This epic history is the first comprehensive survey of the use of wood in architecture throughout the ages.The book is organized both chronologically and geographically. It surveys works from the oldest heritage of wooden buildings (Kyoto's Buddhist temples and Scandinavia's pagan-inspired stave churches) to the latest cutting-edge designs, proving that wood is on the rise as the preferred material in these ecologically conscious times.No region of the world with a native tradition of building with wood is left out. In North America, the book demonstrates the European origins of New England's clapboards and saltboxes, and later shows how such sophisticated California architects as Greene & Greene or Bernard Maybeck could blend age-old traditions of the Far East and Switzerland with a Pacific Coast sense of novelty and whimsy. Spectacular and diverse photographs highlight the architectural masterpieces of wooden architecture throughout the world, illustrating that wood is a building material with a deep history as well as a vibrant future.
Which institutions are on the cutting edge? Which gallery scene is the most vital? Which site-specific artworks should not be missed? Which biennials are scheduled for the coming years? "Contemporary Europe" is a concise, up-to-date and insightful presentation of European museums, art institutions, galleries, art fairs, biennials and public artworks.
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.
This is a chronological, retrospective survey on the architectural achievements to be found in Ireland. In a series of essays, the influences of Irish literature, politics and national identity on the country's 20th century architecture is examined, as well as housing, town planning and ecclesiastical architecture, and the relationship between building and landscape. Over 50 buildings are presented in detail. These include the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, and Dublin Airport. The book is being published to coincide with a major exhibition devoted to 20th century Irish architecture opening on 21 September 1996 at the Deutsches Architektur-Museum, Frankfurt.
Seen through the eyes of an architect-photographer, "The Architecture of Natural Light" is the first publication to consider the many effects of natural illumination in contemporary buildings. This comprehensive and thoughtful survey begins with a brief introduction to the history of architecture, seen through the advances and experimentation put forward by architects over the centuries. For all those seeking to or interested in creating space that transcends the physical, "The Architecture of Natural Light" is a powerful and poetic yet practical survey that provides an original and timeless approach to contemporary architecture.
This volume covers the most important feauture of any home - spaces to relax and forget the world. From peaceful patios to energetic games rooms, this book shows some of the most inspiring interiors for leisure.
With a long and distinguished history of gardening excellence, Great Britain and Ireland contain some of world's top luxury gardens. This magnificent volume features horticultural marvels throughout these lands. Whether a mansion, castle or hotel, most are open to the public. These gardens run the gamut--ranging from the classical rolling English parklands of Capability Brown, to the exuberant flower beds at Sissinghurst and the stark post-modernism of Derek Jarman's lunar landscapes.