This volume presents light as an element with the same importance as furniture or layout; it is treated innovatively and imbued with a distinctive personality. In this book, light transcends the simple function of illumination, becoming a tool for emphasi
The rapid evolution of new kinds of lifestyles over the past 20th century have generated new working schemes and new ways of carrying out professional activities that have transformed the working area into an integral part of the domestic space. Freelance professionals often opt to establish their office at hone for economic reasons, as well as for the opportunity to work within a personalized space that is both aesthetic and comfortable.
The fires lit long ago inside traditional kitchens defined the concept of home since antiquity. Since today, the kitchen can be considered the heart of any domestic space. Kitchen types have evolved over time and adapted to the needs of each time period. Today, kitchen designs from a great number of countries look to the model of the American kitchen, characterized by its open-plan scheme and its integration into traditional apartments, lofts of studios.
The loft as we know it today is quite different from its original conception during the 1960s, when this typology of residence became popularized to reconvert warehouses that artists maintained with very few means. Today a loft can simply imply an open-pl
While a spatial division between kitchen, living room and dining room was originally implemented, today an eating area is often integrated into the living area. Interior areas designed in this way are open and create large spaces, which promote social interaction. Decisive here is the shape and size of the table, as well as the choice of lighting. If there is a smaller space available, a simple and unadorned round table combined with around lamp suggests itself...
The aesthetic of a bathroom need not be sacrificed in exchange for its functionality. The passing of time and the evolution of different lifestyles have restored the importance that this space within the home deserves. The challenge of marrying aesthetic harmony and practicality generates innovative and unique solutions. This book gathers among others the work of renowned designers, included among a new range of designs that contribute a general overview of current trends and particular examples of original and unusual designs.
Soccer in Germany - that means Bundesliga action between Bayern Munich and Schalke 04 or Hertha BSC Berlin against Hamburger SV. It also means the Champions League and UEFA Cup, as well as the international games between the national teams. Soccer in Germ
This volume of a new series about young but very successful architects and designers introduces to the record track of the architecture company Delugan-Meissl Associated Architects. Their work is characterised by an open and sensible approach towards the
A more flexible lifestyle, increasing rents an a greater number of single-person homes have all meant that apartments, especially in big cities, have been reduced to a single room. This does not necessarily have to be a disadvantage however. The use of sp
In a space of only 5 years Oki Sato has left his mark as a freelance designer the world over, winning numerous awards. In 2002 he founded his design company called Nendo, which means clay in Japanese. He chose this image because clay is flexible, moldable
Mexican Design is a weaving layer of ancient high cultures from the sacred metropolis of the Aztec civilization up to the present. The relationship between the past and the present is manifested with the use of materials, light, uninhibited colours, contr
This book is part of the Young Designers series which focus on young and innovative Designers. About 50 young Asian Graphic Designers are introduced in alphabetical order with images of some of their best designs and a short characteristic. Graphic Desig
This book is part of the Young Designers series which focus on young and innovative Designers. Young European Fashion Designers presents a new generation of designers that have today made an impact on the future of fashion. They are not only creating the
With the term lounge, one associates a place accompanied with lingering physical relaxation and a pleasant atmosphere. Relaxing in contemporarily designed surroundings thus becomes an attitude toward life. This volume shows over 60 international design ex
India is diverse, multilayered, and rich in traditions with a past still passing by. Today India is able to maintain a ritualistic link with the heritage of the skilled craftsmanship, the remarkable presence of the past and the modern building process use
The dream of flying has preoccupied man since time immemorial. The fascination of discoverig distant destinations and overcoming distances quickly resulted in the demand to optimize traveling times from the aspect of comfort. Meanwhile, airline companies
In this book Chinese Design, we are pleased to introduce a wide array of different architectural projects, and the various designers, architectural ateliers and developers that have made these works come to light. The distribution of the book has been don
In ancient Greece, the term stadium was defined as a footrace over a distance 192 m. This distance measurement was then later used as a description for the competition facility. Nowadays a stadium is considered a total competitive sporting complex with fi
Designers in The Americas - including North, South and Central America - are as diverse as the cultures within which they work. In fact, it is difficult to talk about them as one cohesive group; their passions, design strategies, and formal outcomes canno
The increasingly faster changing trends and attitudes about life are also logically reflected in the design. In the era of mass production, media giants and time where 'average' is expanding at an alarming rate, it is more important than ever to t
56 new projects present the new trends in Lobby Design all over the world. The lobby is a passing place, a transitory space. It is the first point of contact with the place visited from the street. The great challenge for the architect and client is to ac
Tropical Design is not an established architectural style, but a collective description of architecture and interior design in tropical countries, designed by architects from around the equator. Rooted in the traditional style of architecture that is typi
In recent years society has created innumerable fashionable bars - the result of cutting edge interior design. This volume has a selection of the best bars in the world, from New York to London, Shanghai and Bucharest. The book includes the recent work of the most internationally renowned architects, accompanied by color photos and plans which help with technical understanding of each project. The projects will be presented in alphabetical order of the designers. An index of contact information of the designers and architects is enclosed.
This volume of a series, focussing on the basic elements of architecture delivers a very close insight into the divers possibilities of designing doors. The door is the most essential component of a house. It is both a seperating as well as an adjoining element and permits entering from an external area to the private interior. This book presents over 80 projects showing exceptional designs of doors and entrances of shops, hotels, private houses, museums and many other spaces all over the world. An index with contact information of the designers and architects is enclosed.
Combining the echoes of a minimalistic expression, the language of design hotel's composition appears to be deliberately simplified to offer the possibility of communication between the worlds of architectural design and industry. They are now moving closer together to enable the exchange of roles and defining the most sophisticated attainable qualities for a space ad its users. The harmonious existence of this type of hotels emerged worldwide five years ago, allowing inhabitants to adapt anew identity through the experiences o architectonic spaces and cosmopolitan hubs. The volume at hand illustrates over 50 contemporary international design examples that naturally fuse through the balance of comfort, function and style, making hotels a " home in time".
Barcelona is the cultural center of Spain. A tourist's hot spot and one of the most frequented cities in summer. There is a lot more to Barcelona's architecture than just Gaudí. Since the Olympic Games in 1992 international architects began to shape
London may be known as a city of grey for its persistently cloudy skies, but when it comes to everything else, few cities on the planet can boast such colorful palette of converging cultures and styles. Inherently vibrant and extraordinarily diverse, it h
The landscape architect shapes the terrain and the space around a pre-existing construction or a developing urban or regional project. His aim is to offer the most poetic transcription of the language associated with a given architectural calculation. The
Only a few decades ago, Dubai was merely a tranquil Bedouin city. Today, the skyline of a boomtown rises from the desert. Reports about it are distinguished by superlatives. In particular, reports regardign new buildings in this country of little shadow o
Color Design deals with the deliberate use of color as an essential element of interior and exterior design. The projects presented here document very different perceptions and approaches. The book - literally - presents a colorful mixture of internationa
Cape Town is the third most populous city in South Africa and it is receiving the largest number of tourists of any South African city. It is a vivid aspiring town with a lot of new Hotels and Restaurants. Cape Town's architecture is a fascinating mosaic
Contemporary residential architecture is a clear reflection of social and economic change. Leaving aside the familiar terraced homes found on so many housing estates, this architectural field is producing novel, innovative designs showing technical advanc
Born 1964 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Fabio Borquez currently lives in Germany. In Buenos Aires he studied art, photography and architecture. He won various scholarships for India, Columbia and Germany and has taken part in many exhibitions. His work span
Throughout history, institutions and governments have always constructed large and ostentatious buildings as a way of demonstrating their power. By means of this aspect of design, many fast-growing, predominantly young but established companies have publicized their growth and shored up their identity at the same time. Contemporary Corporate Architecture has become a further element of a company's identity, achieved through the cooperation of several disciplines such as visual communications, marketing and graphic design, among many others. Sustainability is an aspect increasingly present in this type of architecture, which incorporates different elements to reduce environmental impacts, particularly in relation to the type of materials used in construction.
Apart from being one of Asia’s largest metropolises, Beijing is an ultimate visual challenge. The country's growing economy and construction boom has attracted the attention of the world's finest architects eager to create masterworks in this city.
For the photographs of this book Mario has cultivated one principle in his work in particular. He opened up the borders between fashion, beauty and nude photography and allowed his models to give the images their own interpretation. It is very important t
Science Spaces like research institutes, libraries, laboratories and university facilities are nowadays not just functional buildings, they are contemporary architecture of high standards. The departments and institutes open theirselves more and more to t
Love Design explores the multifaceted relationship between design and the scope of emotions generally associated with the feeling called love, be it affection, desire, pleasure and romance, but also jealousy, distance, separation or pain. Over a hundred d
In the late 1970s, word spread that there was a new style that increasingly included cutting-edge technological and industrial elements in the construction of buildings. The style was called "hi tec" and took on the architectural landscape by a storm. Cha
This new series focuses on brand new trends in architecture and interior design. Ethno Design deals with a new upcoming trend in interior design: ethno elements, such as african sculptures, tropical wood furniture, ethno art and accessoires were rediscove
Today pools come in all shapes, sizes, materials and designs in part propelled by rapidly evolving wellness and fitness trends that has shaped the look and the function of these glittering blue bodies of water. Tranquility and relaxation from work are central themes when designing business hotels, wellness retreats and spas.
Today the label "made in Germany" no longer stands just for high quality and first-rate products - it has also become emblematic of new, fresh ideas and originality. Spread across 500 pages, Creative Germany presents precisely this generation of up
This new series focuses on brand new trends in architecture and interior design. Modern Baroque Interiors deals with an extraordinary design trend: baroque patterns, gold and silver ornaments, chandeliers and baroque furniture meet with modern elements o