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The Vertical City

by Philippe Samyn, Bebooks Editions & Académie royale de Belgique Bebooks (September 11, 2014)

The growth of world population and its concentration in cities leads to excessive occupation of the ground by constructions.

Technical and scientific progress in the last decade allows, from now onwards, to envisage...

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House: The Illustrated Story of an Architectural Masterpiece

by Donald Hoffmann Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Painstakingly researched and illuminating account of the making of the Fred C. Robie home. Revealing family documents, excerpts from a 1958 interview with Fred Robie, and 160 black-and-white illustrations.

Back to the Future: New Urbanism and the Rise of Neotraditionalism in Urban Planning

by Karl Besel & Viviana Andreescu UPA (July 19, 2013)

This book explores new urbanism and urban revitalization within the context of public policy developments. Back to the Future examines the historical roots and the beginnings of new urbanism and illustrates...

Behind Bars: Inside Ontario's Heritage Gaols

by Ron Brown Natural Heritage (September 08, 2006)

Travel across Ontario and visit Ontarios heritage jails, ranging in size from single cell lockups to massive monuments such as the Kingston Pen and the Don Jail.

Bali Modern: The Art of Tropical Living

by Gianni Francione & Luca Invernizzi Tettoni Periplus Editions (November 06, 2012)

Blending modern, chic designs with traditional sensibilities, the architecture and decor of Bali is the gold standard for tropical living.

A thatched Balinese bale', overlooking a panorama of rice fields and...


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...

Chicago Architecture and Design (3rd edition)

by Jay Pridmore, George A. Larson & Hedrich Blessing Abrams (September 17, 2018)

The birthplace of the skyscraper, Chicago is famous for an architectural tradition that has influenced building around the globe. It is the cradle of modern architecture. It gave rise to the urban office building...

Prefabulous + Sustainable

by Sheri Koones & Robert Redford Abrams (July 31, 2013)

Prefabulous and Sustainable dispels the negative myths associated with prefab homes and shows the reader how beautiful and remarkably green prefab homes are.

In this guide to prefab home-building author Sheri...

The Splendor of English Gothic Architecture

by John Shannon Hendrix Parkstone International (September 14, 2015)

This book explains and celebrates the richness of Englishchurches and cathedrals, which have a major place inmedieval architecture. The English Gothic style developedsomewhat later than in France, but rapidly...

Notre Dame de Paris

by Kathy Borrus Running Press (November 12, 2019)

English Castles: England’s most dramatic castles and strongholds (Collins Little Books)

by Historic Uk Collins (October 04, 2018)

A handy guide to England’s most dramatic castles and strongholds, many of which are open to visitors. Includes an eight-page map section showing the locations of castles covered in the book.

Features historical...

Balinese Architecture Discover Indonesia

by Julian Davison & Bruce Granquist Periplus Editions (August 07, 2012)

Balinese Architecture is a step-by-step guide to the intricacies of Balinese architecture.

Traditional Balinese don't live in houses in the conventional sense of the word. Instead, they divide their daily activities...

China Modern

by Sharon Leece & A. Chester Ong Periplus Editions (July 09, 2012)

Featuring over 200 stunning photographs, this Chinese design book captures the modern, yet nostalgic style of the Chinese home.

Twenty-first century China is a country on the move. As it hurtles into the future,...

Ships and Sealing Wax and Many Things

by Roger Paine Penmore Press LLC (October 16, 2017)

Roger Paine, retired Navy commander and former secretary to the trustees of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, has authored a collection of true stories about fascinating people and places. If you have...

Interesting Facts about the Empire State Building - Engineering Book for Boys | Children's Engineering Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

If you’ve been to New York, you’ve probably seen the Empire State Building yourself. You’ve probably felt a great sense of awe as you look at this huge infrastructure. If you want to know how it was created,...

Trans Structures: Fluid Architecture and Liquid Engineering

by Matyas Gutai Actar (January 15, 2015)

Architecture is based upon the misconception that strong is stable, both in sense of energy and structure, as an unchanged state of microclimate would require more material or insulation. Trans-structures are...

Forgotten Feng Shui

by Mike Chester Mike Chester Enterprises (December 01, 2016)

Forgotten Feng Shui is an engaging, entertaining and in-depth explanation of the foundation level ideas upon which all feng shui systems are built. The true meanings of these ideas have been almost entirely...

Engineering for Kids: Building and Construction Fun | Children's Engineering Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Building is made more enjoyable with this artsy take on the subject. This educational book explains what it's like to be at a construction site but without the overuse of words. Rather, kids are given a treat...

Filming the City

by Mirko Guaralda, Ari Mattes & Edward M. Clift Intellect (June 01, 2016)

Filming the City brings together the work of filmmakers, architects, designers, video artists, and media specialists to provide three distinct prisms through which to examine the medium of film in the context...

Total Latin American Architecture

by Ana de Brea & Cesar Pelli Actar (September 01, 2016)

A selected, fully open, and deep assemblage, that carries the explicit intent of outlining, conceptual and practical verifications, on critical views and specific projects, concerning the actual architecture...

Origami Architecture: Papercraft Models of the World's Most Famous Buildings [Downloadable Material Included]]

by (Artist) Yee Tuttle Publishing (October 07, 2014)

Build detailed and impressive models of world landmarks with this beautiful origami book.

The incredible splendors of some of the worlds' most recognized architectural feats are brought to life within the pages...

Unbuilt Calgary: A History of the City That Might Have Been

by Stephanie White Dundurn (October 15, 2012)

Unbuilt Calgary is a survey of projects proposed but not built that were situated at critical times in Calgary's development; projects that indicate the city's ambitions through its first 100 years. It looks...

Unbuilt Hamilton

by Mark Osbaldeston Dundurn (September 10, 2016)

With 150 archival plans, photographs, and illustrations, Mark Osbaldeston explores 200 years of significant but unrealized building, planning, and transit schemes in Hamilton. Learn about the escarpment amphitheatre,...

The Secret Lives of Buildings

by Edward Hollis Metropolitan Books (November 09, 2009)

A strikingly original, beautifully narrated history of Western architecture and the cultural transformations that it represents

Concrete, marble, steel, brick: little else made by human hands seems as stable,...

Mapping Chinese Rangoon: Place and Nation among the Sino-Burmese

by Jayde Lin Roberts, Laurie J. Sears, Charles F. Keyes & Vicente Rafael University of Washington Press (August 25, 2016)

Mapping Chinese Rangoon is both an intimate exploration of the Sino-Burmese, people of Chinese descent who identify with and choose to remain in Burma/Myanmar, and an illumination of twenty-first-century Burma...

Topographical Stories: Studies in Landscape and Architecture

by David Leatherbarrow University of Pennsylvania Press (September 28, 2015)

Landscape architecture and architecture are two fields that exist in close proximity to one another. Some have argued that the two are, in fact, one field. Others maintain that the disciplines are distinct....

Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere

by Zach Klein, Steven Leckart & Noah Kalina Little, Brown and Company (September 29, 2015)

In August 2010, Zach Klein bought a 50 acre patch of land in upstate New York on which to a build cabin and reconnect with nature. He called it Beaver Brook. His friends, former city-dwellers, soon followed,...