This 10-year period has seen the work of Swatt | Miers expand into different regions of California, including the Central Valley, the Northern California wine country, and Los Angeles; different states, including Hawaii and Colorado; and other regions of the world, including Canada, India and Spain. Designed from the inside out, the constant threads that pervade the work include strong relationships of architecture to land, open planning for informal living, and dissolving the boundary between inside and outside … all designed to be as beautiful to live in as to behold. This volume showcases this firm’s award-winning projects and recent accomplishments in glorious full color, and is replete with insightful and engaging commentary across the monograph's extraordinary collection of international works.
Dimensions: 254mm x 254mm
Page Count: 256
Publication Date: March 2017
Colour: Full Colour
Swatt | Miers Architects was formed as a merger of two long established San Francisco Bay Area firms, Swatt Architects and George Miers and Associates, Architects and Planners, with the goal of creating a practice that consistently creates beautiful, sustainable and user-responsive buildings, while offering their clients the highest level of design, management and principal-oriented services. The firm’s dedication to excellence has contributed to the recognition they have received, with over 70 local, regional and national design awards, including the prestigious National Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects for the historic renovation of The Icehouse, San Francisco’s largest pair of masonry buildings, for Levi Strauss & Co.
London Secrets uncovers the city’s most fascinating style and design secrets. Author and photographer Janelle McCulloch offers an insightful and intelligent insider’s guide to this sophisticated and dignified city by finding the most beautiful design hotels, the best hidden museums, the most enthralling National Trust properties, the most glorious markets and restaurants, the prettiest gardens and botanical spaces, the most irresistible antique haunts, and other great, creative destinations. It covers with great flair all the bright, shiny, boldly ambitious new destinations, all the edgy, innovative new galleries, bars, riverside paths, pubs, and other exciting projects punctuating the city’s landscape. Expertly organised into helpful categories and ‘mini guides’ for the reader, it includes such tips as how to individualise your itinerary and how to spend 24 stylish hours in London. From the author of the highly acclaimed Paris Secrets, this book showcases London’s grandeur, glamour, creativity, mystery and heritage. Lavishly photographed and researched, London Secrets will shed a whole new light on this most vibrant—and surprising—of cities.
Dimensions: 240mm x 210mm
Page Count: 208
Publication Date: April 2017
Colour: Full Colour
They represent global mobility and our capacity to move anything from anywhere. It is ironic, then, that they are increasingly being used for architectural installations, forming more static temporary and permanent structures, including housing. This book provides an informative overview of the advent of containerization and investigates a great range of modern architectural applications. It explores creativity in commercial design; innovative use of space; pop-up trends; plug-in architecture; how to balance budget with aesthetic concerns; and technical and structural considerations. Richly illustrated, with unique design narratives, the full-color case studies throughout showcase the innovative use of modern containers. This useful volume covers intelligent designs for multiple commercial and public uses, including art pavilion spaces, museums, research facilities and community hubs; and explores a wide range of residential architectural solutions, from high-end, sustainable designs and fit-outs through to disaster and emergency relief options.
Dimensions: 300mm x 230mm
Page Count: 248
Publication Date: November 2016
Colour: Full Colour
After completing an Architectural Design degree, Aidan Hart cut his teeth in Hong Kong and Singapore, working on large projects throughout Asia, moving from designer to Creative Director over a four-year period. Upon returning to South Africa in 1998, he joined DHK Architects, and, making partner eight months later, he jointly headed up DHI Design for three years. His strengths lie with his passion for design quality and creative flair. He constantly pushes the envelope to guarantee the best results for his clients, and this focus has resulted in numerous awards for various landmark projects, such as Ogilvy, Carne, Union Swiss, and others. Aidan Hart is a member of the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP), the region’s regulatory authority for the industry.
More than an awards book, this volume serves as a global overview of tall building construction and activity in a given year, providing in-depth description of the buildings’ design and significance, accompanied by stunning images, detailed drawings, and plans. This book provides fascinating and inspiring reading for all those interested in the planning, design, and construction of tall buildings.
CTBUH bestows 11 awards annually, four of which are given to buildings in various geographical regions: Americas, Asia & Australasia, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. The title of overall Best Tall Building Worldwide is then presented to one of the four regional winners at the annual CTBUH Awards Symposium and Ceremony. Additionally, the Urban Habitat Award recognizes significant contributions to the urban realm, in connection with tall buildings. The 10 Year Award recognizes proven value and performance—across one or more of a wide range of criteria—after a building has been complete and in operation for a decade. The Innovation Award recognizes a specific area of recent innovation in the tall building industry that has been incorporated into the design of, or significantly tested in, the construction, operation, or refurbishment of a tall building project. The Performance Award recognizes a building with proven value and performance over a minimum of three years. The CTBUH also gives two annual Lifetime Achievement Awards to individuals who have made significant contributions to the design or technical advancement of tall buildings.
Dimensions: 254mm x 203mm
Page Count: 276
Publication Date: Dec 2016
Colour: Full Colour
Antony Wood has been Executive Director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat since 2006. Based at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Antony is a Research Professor in the College of Architecture and is also a Visiting Professor of Tall Buildings at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University, Shanghai. He is the author and editor of numerous books and papers in the field, and his PhD explored the multi-disciplinary aspects of skybridge connections between tall buildings.
Steven Henry Californian-born Steven Henry received his degree in architecture in May 2008 from the College of Architecture of the Illinois Institute of Technology. In his final years he studied new programmatic uses for high-rise buildings as well as research on how to incorporate sustainable features as an inherent part of the design. Involved with the CTBUH since January 2008, he designed and produced the Council’s inaugural awards book titled, “Best Tall Buildings 2008: CTBUH International Awards Winning Projects.” Among other tasks, he continues to coordinate the council’s book publications.
Designing A Vision is a captivating and inspiring close-up of Janice Parker’s practice, namely her creative process and prodigious output of incredible works spanning more than three decades. Janice has extensive hands-on experience in every facet of landscape and design—so she intimately understands how it all works. As a result, the work depicted in Designing A Vision is realistic, and inspiring. Containing first-hand accounts of Janice’s experience and practice, this beautiful volume is replete with case studies, anecdotes and insights. Verdant photography augments an incredible number of color renderings, watercolors, inspiring artworks, illustrations and plans.
Dimensions: 304.8mm x 241.3mm
Page Count: 262
Publication Date: Feb 2017
Colour: Full Colour
Since creating Janice Parker Landscape Architects in 1984, Janice has cultivated the firm to one of national prominence. Janice Parker Landscape Architects has conceptualized and directed innovative landscape architecture for national private and public clients across the United States. The firm has established a reputation for conceiving, planning, and installing thoughtful landscapes, and is dedicated to excellent design, full documentation, and project coordination. Under her guidance, the firm has been honored with multiple awards, including the 2012 National Palladio Award for Landscape Architecture and the 2015 Professional Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects. Her firm’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Veranda, The Washington Post Online, HGTV.com, Equestrian Quarterly, Period Homes, Robb Report, New Old House, The New York Observer Online, Curbed NY, Style Beat, Metropolitan Home, Interior Design, Vogue, and Luxe Interiors + Design—to name a few. Janice’s notable career has embodied the essence of mentoring, teaching, and volunteering. She chose the unique journey of gaining her landscape architecture license through independent training, practical experience and mentorship from other respected professionals in the field of design.
“Janice Parker has put her spectacular talents to work on behalf of all New Yorkers through her service to the city’s community gardens and Million Trees NYC program. Now, with this book, her extraordinary eye for beauty is on display for all the world to see. Her reverence for the art of nature is equaled only by her passion for the creativity of design, and the combination is both amazing and inspiring.” — Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and mayor of New York City, 2002–2013
“I know Janice Parker as the dedicated and determined landscape architect who helped The New York Restoration Project launch Million Trees NYC by designing The Cherry Tree Project, the beautiful installation that transformed Harlem River Drive in New York City.” “After reading this book, you too will be ready to go out and plant trees—with a greater understanding of the process and creative spirit that guides innovative and extraordinary landscapes. The passion and love Janice has for the natural world and design comes through on every page, with a unique blend of stunning photographs, art, design and most important, the clear-eyed principles that help produce great landscape and gardens.”—Bette Midler