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Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life

by Jie Li Columbia University Press (November 18, 2014)

In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—Jie Li salvages intimate recollections by successive generations of inhabitants...

Old Philadelphia Houses on Society Hill, 1750-1840

by Elizabeth B. McCall & Michael Maicher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 12, 2014)

Officially known as Washington Square Park, Philadelphia’s Society Hill district contains an impressive number of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century houses. This book presents, in text and pictures,...

150 Best Sustainable House Ideas

by Francesc Zamora Harper Design (June 10, 2014)

150 Best Sustainable House Ideas features the latest innovations in environmentally friendly home design. From heating and cooling solutions to wind energy systems, solar paneling, thermal glazing, and even...

The Solar House: Passive Heating and Cooling

by Daniel D. Chiras Chelsea Green Publishing (October 01, 2002)

Passive solar heating and passive cooling—approaches known as natural conditioning—provide comfort throughout the year by reducing, or eliminating, the need for fossil fuel. Yet while heat from sunlight...

Houses of Mexico: Origins and Traditions

by Verna Cook Shipway & Warren Shipway Architectural Book Publishing (February 16, 2012)

This book delves into the roots of the bold yet elegant Mexican style, illustrated with many photographs from Spain and Portugal reflecting the Moorish influence. In addition to coverage of the architecture...

How to Build a Global Model Earthship Operation II: Concrete Work

by Michael Reynolds (May 13, 2013)

This booklet is the second in a twelve part series that walks the owner/builder through the construction of a Global Model Earthship. This installment covers the concrete and steel strength of the building,...

The Affordable City

by Shane Phillips Island Press (September 15, 2020)

From Los Angeles to Boston and Chicago to Miami, US cities are struggling to address the twin crises of high housing costs and household instability. Debates over the appropriate course of action have been defined...

Gray to Green Communities

by Dana Bourland Island Press (January 19, 2021)

In Gray to Green Communities, green affordable housing expert Dana Bourland argues that we need to move away from a traditional gray housing model, to a green housing model, which considers the health and well-being...

Twelve Modern Houses 1945-1985

by Graham Livesey, Michael McMordie & Geoffrey Simmins University of Calgary Press (October 30, 1995)

Twelve Modern Houses 1945-1985, is part of the ongoing mandate of the Canadian Architectural Archives to examine the characteristics of Canadian architecture as reflected in the collections of the University...

A Family Place

by Charles Gaines, Dave DiBenedetto & Alexander Bridge Skyhorse (July 25, 2017)

In the summer of 1990, writer Charles Gaines and his artist wife, Patricia, bought 160 acres of wild land on the northeast coast of Nova Scotia. They believed they were simply buying a remote getaway spot, but...

Philistines at the Hedgerow

by Steven Gaines Little, Brown and Company (August 06, 2018)

Bestselling author Steven Gaines's "richly entertaining" (People) and juicy social history of the Hamptons.

As one of America's most fabled communities--long a magnet for artists, celebrities, the very rich,...


by Ruth Peltason & Grace Ong-Yan Black Dog & Leventhal (November 06, 2017)

In this completely revised and up-to-date edition, the world's most accomplished architects -- Gehry, Pei, Meier, Nouvel, Piano, and 37 more-express their views on creativity, inspiration, and legacy in this...

Big Book of Small House Designs

by Don Metz, Catherine Tredway, Kenneth R. Tremblay & Lawrence Von Bamford Black Dog & Leventhal (September 18, 2012)

75 unique designs for attractive, efficient, environmentally friendly homes.

Now available in paperback, this collection of 75 plans for small homes offers more than 500 usable blueprints and other illustrations...

The Modern Thai House: Innovative Designs in Tropical Asia

by Robert Powell & Albert Lim KS Tuttle Publishing (October 10, 2012)

With rich photography and insightful commentary, this Thai architecture and interior design book showcases some of the finest modern masterpieces in Southeast Asia.

A tremendous body of sophisticated and sensitively...

Harbor Hill

by Richard Guy Wilson & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (June 23, 2009)

A “palace” ruled by a “queen,” Harbor Hill in Roslyn, Long Island, was commissioned by the beautiful and imperious Katherine Duer Mackay, wife of one of the country’s wealthiest men. Stanford White,...

Be in a Treehouse

by Pete Nelson Abrams (March 24, 2014)

Pete Nelson, the world?s best-known treehouse designer and builder, wants to put readers in trees?his motto is, ?get ?er done, so you can BE in a TREE.?? His new book is a comprehensive source of inspiration...

CHARLEVOIX, A Tradition of Hospitality

Knack Universal Design

by Barbara Krueger, Nika Stewart & Mark Davidson Globe Pequot Press (April 13, 2010)

From the basics to insider practical tips on the latest trends and products, readers will learn what it takes to create a home that makes life easier.

From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing

by Graham Cairns, Georgios Artopoulos & Kirsten Day UCL Press (November 13, 2017)

Socio-political views on housing have been brought to the fore in recent years by global economic crises, a notable rise of international migration and intensified trans-regional movement phenomena. Adopting...

The House of Fiction: From Pemberley to Brideshead, Great British Houses in Literature and Life

by Phyllis Richardson Unbound (July 27, 2017)

Houses in literature have captured readers' imaginations for centuries, from Gothic castles to Georgian stately homes, Bloomsbury townhouses and high-rise penthouses. Step on to a tour of real and imagined houses...


by Sonya Salamon & Katherine MacTavish Cornell University Press (September 08, 2017)

In Singlewide, Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish explore the role of the trailer park as a source of affordable housing. America’s trailer parks, most in rural places, shelter an estimated 12 million...

A Cottage in the Country

by Jane Eastoe National Trust (April 13, 2017)

A collection of the most fascinating and picturesque cottages from the National Trust. We all dream of escaping to a hideaway in the country – a green and pleasant idyll of country lanes with hawthorn hedges,...

Curating Human Remains

by Myra Giesen Boydell Press (March 21, 2013)

How to care for, store, display and interpret human remains, and issues of their ownership, are contentious questions, ones that need to be answered with care and due consideration. This book offers asystematic...

Spanish Colonial or Adobe Architecture of California: 1800-1850

by Revel Edwards, Donald R. Hannaford & David Gebhard Architectural Book Publishing (March 16, 2012)

In California, authentic Spanish colonial houses were built with local materials, using the traditions of both Spanish and New England settlers. This book gives architects, home builders and historians a chance...

Essential Building Science

by Jacob Deva Racusin New Society Publishers (November 28, 2016)

Poor heat and moisture handling are enemies of durability, comfort and high-performance house design. Essential Building Science provides a highly visual, non-technical introduction to the fundamentals of building...

Your Green Home

by Alex Wilson New Society Publishers (June 01, 2006)

More and more homeowners today want houses that are healthy to live in and cause minimal damage to the environment. That’s what green building is all about.

Your Green Home is written for homeowners planning...

The New Malaysian House

by Robert Powell & Albert Lim KS Periplus Editions (May 22, 2012)

The New Malaysian House is a collection of 25 contemporary houses that demonstrate a remarkable flowering of Malaysian design talent that has been germinating since the mid- 1980s. The houses range from luxury...

Tropical Style: Contemporary Dream Houses in Malaysia

by Gillian Beal & Jacob Termansen Periplus Editions (May 29, 2012)

Tropical Style showcases thirty-five contemporary Malaysian homes and resorts that feature the use of indigenous cultural forms and cross-cultural influences in new and exciting ways.

The elegant and often breathtaking...

Contemporary Asian Kitchens and Dining Rooms

by Chami Jotisalikorn, Karina Zabihi & Luca Invernizzi Tettoni Periplus Editions (December 03, 2012)

With over one hundred full-color photographs, Contemporary Asian Kitchens and Dining Rooms looks at a wide range of inspirational cooking and dining spaces.

Few rooms in the house depict the changing aesthetics...

Tropical Living: Contemporary Dream Houses in the Philippines

by Elizabeth V. Reyes & A. Chester Ong Periplus Editions (June 05, 2012)

This tropical design book showcases the innovative interior designs and architecture of The Philippines most luxurious homes.

Start with a warm tropical climate. Add an abundance of exotic natural building material....

Singapore Houses

by Robert Powell & Albert Lim KS Tuttle Publishing (March 13, 2012)

Singapore Houses features top architects and designers with ideas that are stylish, contemporary, and show twenty-first century savvy.

The houses in this book epitomize cutting-edge residential architecture in...

The Tropical House: Cutting Edge Design in the Philippines

by Elizabeth Reyes & Luca Invernizzi Tettoni Tuttle Publishing (April 02, 2012)

"The Tropical House celebrates a growing trend toward stylish globalization in interior design. More than 25 stunning houses and condos comprise a synthesis of East-West trends and contemporary furnishings—as...

The New Indonesian House

by Robert Powell & Albert Lim KS Tuttle Publishing (March 13, 2012)

With over 350 full-color photographs, this Indonesia architecture and interior design book showcases the stunning luxury homes of Indonesia.

The New Indonesian House presents twenty-eight homes in Jakarta, Bandung,...

Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia: The Eclectic Architecture of Sojourners and Settlers

by Ronald G. Knapp, Wang Gungwu & A. Chester Ong Tuttle Publishing (February 12, 2013)

Featuring over 350 beautiful photographs, Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia captures the architectural heritage of a vibrant community.

The multiple Chinese migrations from southeastern China to Southeast Asia...

Cabin Porn

by Zach Klein, Steven Leckart & Noah Kalina Little, Brown and Company (September 28, 2015)

Rural escapes for those yearning for a simpler existence, by the creators of the wildly popular tumblr Cabin Porn.

Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York, Cabin...