Since its inception at the end of the 1960s, loft living has generated an entire movement dedicated to the recovery of old, industrial spaces. Today, the loft is becoming more accessible to the general public, as its original definition expands to include a variety of open-plan living spaces. With this current expansion, there is a growing diversity in the way architects treat the characteristic white walls, exposed metal, glass screens, and expansive hard floors. As Lofts DesignSource illustrates, individual expression is the key. Experimentation with distribution, color, texture, materials, and finishes can result in personalized spaces and urban sanctuaries that reflect the most individual of architectural designs. With projects ranging from New York to Paris and everywhere in between, this title provides readers with a comprehensive examination of the exciting changes taking place in today’s loft environment. And with more than 600 full-color illustrations, Lofts DesignSource is sure to become an integral part of every library.
Offices DesignSource presents a comprehensive selection of offices that embody the current revolution in architecture and interior design. The innovative spaces displayed here are characterized by flexible and dynamic floor plans that can be adapted to multiple purposes and functions, yet workers can still carry out their duties in comfort and with efficiency. The spaces featured here range from large corporate buildings designed by architects such as Frank O. Gehry and Richard Meier, smaller projects headed by recognized firms like Claesson Koivisto Rune and Klein Dytham, to offices integrated into domestic spaces by talented young designers. No matter what size space you're designing for, Offices DesignSource provides a wealth of ideas to help you create the perfect office.
At Dwell, we're staging a minor revolution. We think that it's possible to live in a house or apartment by a bold modern architect, to own furniture and products that are exceptionally well designed, and still be a regular human being. We think that good design is an integral part of real life. And that real life has been conspicuous by its absence in most design and architecture magazines.
Filled with beautiful full-color photographs and detailed illustrations, an irresistible collection profiling 150 of the latest trends in contemporary loft design. The ultimate resource for designing and decorating loft spaces, 150 Best of the Best Loft Ideas presents 150 stunning lofts constructed and designed by notable architects and designers from around the world. Made popular in the nineteen fifties and sixties in New York City, lofts—synonymous with a modern, avant-garde lifestyle—continue to maintain their wide appeal. While loft living once meant converting old industrial warehouses into a warm and inviting living environment, today the style has evolved into an airy, open approach for any modern living space. This compilation highlights the diversity of current trends in loft design and is a source of creative inspiration for architects, designers, and home owners interested in staying current with the latest in contemporary residential architecture.
Seemingly limitless examples of individual expression display the diversity of design solutions that can be applied to each room in your house. Experimentation with arrangement, color, texture, material, and finishes illuminate the myriad ways to personalize spaces and create the dream home. At 650 full–color pages of hundreds and hundreds of ideas, ROOM–BY–ROOM DESIGNSOURCE is an amazing value.
New ideas on how to design, build, and decorate a home are always of essential value to architects, designers, and homeowners alike. This book offers an extensive collection of apartments from all over the world, devised by distinguished international architects and designers who have worked to achieve practical, innovative, and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and particular tastes of their clients. This compilation expresses the diversity of current trends in apartment design and provides an inspirational source of ideas for those active in the field of design or interested in catching up on the latest in contemporary residential architecture.
American cities changed forever when, beginning in the 1950s, artists, developers, and others looked upon a decaying industrial zone in Lower Manhattan and saw opportunity: cheap rents, lax regulation, and wide open spaces. The area that became SoHo was the forerunner of gentrified districts in cities nationwide and introduced the idea that art might drive municipal prosperity. Without the example of SoHo, no one would have any idea what the term "creative class" refers to. Aaron Shkuda studies the transition of SoHo from industrial space to an artist enclave to an affluent residential area, focusing on the legacy of urban renewal in and around SoHo; the growth of artist-led redevelopment; the conflict between residents and property owners; and the city's embrace of loft conversions as an urban development strategy. In the process, Shkuda comes to fresh conclusions about what happened to bring about SoHo, and what it has meant for all of our cities.
Timber Home Living introduces and showcases the beauty and efficiency of timber homes to an eager custom home buying audience. The magazine’s inspiring photography, informative editorial, quality advertising and essential resources involves and encourages readers to pursue their dream home.