Drew Philp, an idealistic college student from a working-class Michigan family, decides to live where he can make a difference. He sets his sights on Detroit, the failed metropolis of abandoned buildings, widespread poverty, and rampant crime. Arriving with no job, no friends, and no money, Philp bu..
Exactly what did Roman architects do for us? Can you identify a voussoir or a vault? What is "architecture of the veil?" Are you able to expound on Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles? And who was the father of the skyscraper? This set of 50 explanations of the innovations, theories, styles, and develop..
This intriguing book selects the world's most extreme and sometimes weird buildings and structures. Some illustrate the personal expression of an individual builder or patron who has a vision well beyond the norm, while others were built by architects pushing the conventional boundaries of design. S..
A practical guide to outdoor features and landscaping for the green home. Eco Design Outside features dozens of photographs of cutting-edge designs in real-life context with informative captions, house and garden plans, and electrical, water and lighting schematics. Combining ideas with achievabilit..
The skyscraper is perhaps the most recognisable icon of the modern urban landscape, but what does it really take to sustain human life at such enormous heights? Exploring the interconnected systems that make life liveable in the sky is the task of Kate Ascher's stunningly illustrated The Heights. As..
Demas Nwoko is a well-respected Nigerian artist, architect and master-builder. His work marries creative experimentation and indigenous building traditions with sensitivity to site, local materials and the natural environment. In their monograph, John Godwin and Gillian Hopwood, also renowned archit..