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  1. The Greenest Home: Superinsulated and Passive House Design

    The Greenest Home: Superinsulated and Passive House Design Princeton Architectural Press

    By Julie Torres Moskovitz

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    Passive is the new green. Passive Houses—well insulated, virtually airtight buildings—can decrease home heating consumption by an astounding 90 percent, making them not only an attractive choice for prospective homeowners, but also the right choice for a sustainable future.


  2. Houses of Maine: Elliott + Elliott Architecture

    Houses of Maine: Elliott + Elliott Architecture Princeton Architectural Press

    By Elliott + Elliott Architecture

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    “There have been many influences for us over the years but the defining factor in our firm’s work is that we practice architecture in Maine, amidst extraordinary and ordinary beauty.” Although it has become something of a cliché for architects to say they pay close attention to a building’s site and surroundings, for Elliott + Elliott Architecture, residing, working, and building along Maine’s rugged coast has translated not only into refreshing architectural forms whose roots in tradition are clear, but also into collaborative processes with local builders and artisans, in the spirit of the shipbuilders and craftsmen of the state’s history.


  3. Theater of Architecture

    Theater of Architecture Princeton Architectural Press

    By Hugh Hardy

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    In his fifty-year career as an architect, Hugh Hardy has built and reshaped America’s cultural landscape through work for some of its most beloved institutions. Theater of Architecture gathers twenty projects from within New York City and beyond—from the magnificent restored Radio City Music Hall and the revived New Victory and New Amsterdam theaters near Times Square to state-of-the-art facilities such as the Botanical Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth.


  4. Landprints: The Landscape Designs of Bernard Trainor

    Landprints: The Landscape Designs of Bernard Trainor Princeton Architectural Press

    By Susan Heeger

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    Australian-born landscape designer Bernard Trainor has made it his life’s work to capture the wild soul of his adopted home of Northern California. Neither a naturalist nor an architect, Trainor uses the tools of both to create stunning large-scale gardens that unfold over many acres.


  5. New Public Works: Architecture, Planning, and Politics

    New Public Works: Architecture, Planning, and Politics Princeton Architectural Press

    By Mark Robbins, editor

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    Between 1999 and 2002 the National Endowment for the Arts’s New Public Works program sponsored design competitions in cities across the United States. The forward-thinking designs that emerged have influenced the physical form of major public works projects nationwide.


  6. Pamphlet Architecture 33

    Pamphlet Architecture 33 Princeton Architectural Press

    By Luis Callejas

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    The competition for Pamphlet Architecture 33 asked previous authors in the series to nominate the architects and theorists whose work represents the most exciting design and research in the field today. The first of two winning entries (the other will be published in fall 2013 as PA 34) was submitted by Luis Callejas of LCLA Office in Medellin, Colombia.


  7. Garden, Park, Community, Farm

    Garden, Park, Community, Farm Princeton Architectural Press

    By Warren T. Byrd Jr., Thomas L. Woltz, Elizabeth Meyer, and Stephen Orr, editor

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    Nelson Byrd Woltz’s award-winning landscape architecture is widely celebrated for combining sheer beauty with ecologically regenerative design. The firm’s innovative and highly collaborative design methods bring depleted ecosystems back to life—restoring meadows, streams, woodlands, and ponds in urban and rural settings and cultivating connections between sites and their complex regional environments.


  8. Casa Alta An Andalusian Paradise

    Casa Alta An Andalusian Paradise Princeton Architectural Press

    By Elizabeth McMillan

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    When San Franciscans Victor Carrasco and Elizabeth McMillan bought their dream home in 1978, an abandoned courtyard house in a small Andalusian village in Southern Spain, they had little idea of the adventure ahead of them, beyond the immediate task of restoring an old building in poor condition.


  9. University of Massachusetts Amherst

    University of Massachusetts Amherst Princeton Architectural Press

    By Marla R. Miller and Max Page

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    The newest title in our Campus Guide series takes readers on an architectural tour of University of Massachusetts Amherst.


  10. Tree Gardens: Architecture and the Forest

    Tree Gardens: Architecture and the Forest Princeton Architectural Press

    By Gina Crandell

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    From their early use as protective shelter to the felling of thousands of trees to harvest wood and create farmland, to more recent attempts at conservation, trees remain one of mankind’s greatest resources.


  11. Detail in Contemporary Bar and Restaurant Design

    Detail in Contemporary Bar and Restaurant Design

    By Drew Plunkett and Olga Reid

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    Bars and restaurants need to be assertive. Customers tend not to visit them to satisfy basic appetites for food or drink but for the social opportunities. Their interiors need to occupy the imagination of their customers and to whet the appetite for a return visit. The design that gets the formula right will do as much to prolong the life of the business as the products on offer.


  12. Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Intensities

    Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Intensities Princeton Architectural Press

    By Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Lewis

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    Since the release of their best-selling monograph Opportunistic Architecture in 2007, New York City–based Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis has picked up a National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum while continuing to produce work featuring their unique combination of programmatic wit, material fabrication, and construction.


  13. Everything All at Once The Software, Film, and Architecture of MOS

    Everything All at Once The Software, Film, and Architecture of MOS Princeton Architectural Press

    By Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample

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    In less than a decade, Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample have emerged as two of architecture’s most daring experimenters. Their New York City-based studio MOS is home to an unusually eclectic band of collaborators for whom new media technologies offer not simply better means of presentation, but rather become the radical tools necessary to create groundbreaking architecture.


  14. Formerly Urban - Projecting Rust Belt Futures

    Formerly Urban - Projecting Rust Belt Futures Princeton Architectural Press

    By Julia Czerniak, editor

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    Formerly Urban is a collection of essays grounded in the belief that design, in all its manifestations, must play a central role in the revitalization of shrinking cities in America. The essays—by notable architects, landscape architects, and urban planners—argue that designers need to seize the opportunity to be the link between universities, local government, and private foundations.


  15. Sky High

    Sky High

    By Germano Zullo • Illustrated by Albertine

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    In this charming illustrated tale, two competing neighbors begin embellishing their houses, only to find themselves caught up in a race to build the tallest, most decadent skyscraper featuring solid gold doors, diamond-encrusted pillars, grand ballrooms, expensive paintings, live tigers, and indoor swimming pools—with consequences inevitable, and not.


  16. Architectural Inventions Visionary Drawings

    Architectural Inventions Visionary Drawings Laurence King Publishing

    By Matt Bua and Maximilian Goldfarb

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    Born out of the drawingbuilding.org online archive, Architectural Inventions presents a stunning visual study of impossible or speculative structures that exist only on paper. Soliciting the work of architects, designers, and artists of renown—as well as emerging talents from all over the world—Maximilian Goldfarb and Matt Bua have gathered an array of works that convey architectural alternatives, by products, expansions, or critiques of our inhabited environments.


  17. Key Buildings from Prehistory to the Present Plans, Sections, and Elevations

    Key Buildings from Prehistory to the Present Plans, Sections, and Elevations Laurence King Publishing

    By Andrew Ballantyne

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    The latest in this successful series, this book features around 150 of the most important buildings in the history of world architecture—from the pyramids and the Parthenon to some of the most significant works by recent architects.


  18. Detail in Contemporary Concrete Architecture

    Detail in Contemporary Concrete Architecture Laurence King Publishing

    By David Phillips and Megumi Yamashita

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    Detail in Contemporary Concrete Architecture provides analysis of both the technical and the aesthetic importance of details in modern concrete architecture. Featuring the work of renowned architects from around the world, this book presents 49 of the most recently completed and infl uential concrete designs for both residential and commercial architecture.


  19. Sign Painters

    Sign Painters Princeton Architectural Press

    By Faythe Levine and Sam Macon

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    There was a time—as recently as the 1980s—when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper.


  20. Le Corbusier Redrawn The Houses

    Le Corbusier Redrawn The Houses Princeton Architectural Press

    By Steven Park

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    Le Corbusier (1887–1965) was the most significant architect of the twentieth century. Every architecture student examines the Swiss master’s work. Yet, all too frequently, they rely on reproductions of faded drawings of uneven size and quality. Le Corbusier Redrawn presents the only collection of consistently rendered original drawings (at 1:200 scale) of all twenty-six of Le Corbusier’s residential works.


  21. A Guide to Archigram 1961–74

    A Guide to Archigram 1961–74 Princeton Architectural Press

    By Archigram Archives

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    In the decade of the Beatles and the moon landing, cybernetics and megacities, an ambitious group of young British architects burst on the scene with a bold manifesto for urban building. The Archigram group pioneered a playful brand of architecture that was visionary, utopian, and grounded in social need. Through a provocative series of publications and exhibitions, the avant-garde cooperative challenged an architectural establishment they felt had become reactionary and self-serving.


  22. From the Ground Up - Innovative Green Homes

    From the Ground Up - Innovative Green Homes Princeton Architectural Press

    Peggy Tully, editor

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    It is said that the history of modern architecture can be observed through the evolution of the single-family home. Over generations, each has hoped to improve on the last, rethinking and reinventing this seemingly simple building type.


  23. Alvar Aalto Houses - Paperback

    Alvar Aalto Houses - Paperback Princeton Architectural Press

    By Jari Jetsonen and Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen

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    During the course of a career spanning more than fifty years, Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) designed nearly one hundred single family houses. Aalto, also known for his furniture and glassware, worked in a distinctive style that blended modernism and traditional vernacular architecture.


  24. 100 Best Bikes

    100 Best Bikes Laurence King Publishing

    By Zahid Sardar

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    A collection of the best and most popular bikes to be found anywhere right now, this book gives the overview of what is out there for every kind of cyclist. Whether you are a BMXtreme or mountain bike enthusiast, a keen tourer or racer, a city commuter or courier, or simply fascinated with the constantly advancing mechanics and engineering of folding and other innovative bike designs, this book has something for you.


  25. Digital Fabrication in Architecture

    Digital Fabrication in Architecture Laurence King Publishing

    By Nick Dunn

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    With the increasing sophistication of CAD and other design soft ware, there is now a wide array of means for both designing and fabricating architecture and its components. The proliferation of advanced modeling soft ware and hardware has enabled architects and students to conceive and create designs that would be very difficult to do using more traditional methods. This book focuses on the inspiring possibilities for architecture that can be achieved with all the diff erent technologies and techniques available for making complete designs or their components.


  26. Detail in Contemporary Lighting Design

    Detail in Contemporary Lighting Design Laurence King Publishing

    By Jill Entwistle

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    Lighting is a key feature of almost all interiors but it is often treated in a rather superficial manner in most books. This volume features more than 40 recent international projects where the lighting is the defining design feature.


  27. The Architect Says Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom

    The Architect Says Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom Princeton Architectural Press

    compiled and edited by Laura S. Dushkes

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    If there’s anything architects like doing more than designing buildings, it’s talking about architecture. Whether musing about their inspirations (a blank sheet of paper, the sun hitting the side of a building), expanding on each other’s thoughts (on materials, collaboration, clients, and constraints), or dishing out a clever quip, architects make good copy.


  28. Toyo Ito Force of Nature

    Toyo Ito Force of Nature Princeton Architectural Press

    By Jessie A. Turnbull, editor

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    The work of Japanese architect Toyo Ito explores the dynamic relationship between buildings and their environments. His principal focus is on developing an architecture free of the grid system, which he believes homogenizes people and their lives. Toyo Ito: Force of Nature documents the architect’s 2009 Kassler lecture at Princeton University School of Architecture.


  29. Tadao Ando Conversations with Students

    Tadao Ando Conversations with Students Princeton Architectural Press

    By Matthew Hunter, translator and editor

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    The newest volume in our popular Conversations series features Japanese architect Tadao Ando. One of the most celebrated living architects, Ando is best known for crafting serenely austere structures that fuse Japanese building traditions with Western modernism.


  30. If Cars Could Talk

    If Cars Could Talk

    William Fain

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    IF CARS COULD TALK examines urban environments, how they are born, change, and die, and offers fresh approaches to unlocking our cities’ great potential. More than half of the world’s population lives in a city and that number stands to increase. Crafted with the tools gleaned during the author’s 40 years of working as an urban designer around the world, Fain’s message could not be more timely.


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