Los Angeles Houses by [SPF:a]
By Michael Webb, with an introduction by Zolton E. Pali
The houses that Studio Pali Fekete Architects have created over the past decade focus on the basics: flowing spaces, abundant natural light, and generous proportions. For this Los Angeles firm, modernism is not a matter of style or ideology, but rather a common sense approach to contemporary living.
Blue Planet Aquarium
By Christian Bundegaard and Kim Herforth Nielsen
Denmark's new National Aquarium, The Blue Planet, was inspired by the cold, churning waters of the North Sea. Envisioned by Danish architects 3XN, this book tells the architectural story of one of the world's most impressive aquariums, designed to resemble a great whirlpool.
A New Spectral Paradigm
By Teddy Lo
Planet LED fosters an intriguing, exciting, and unprecedented dialogue that reaches toward the furthest limits of LED technology. The book captures the imagination and enthusiasm of people who want to make the world a brighter place. In a simple and compelling way, Planet LED is the bible to its field.
POOLS: Aquatic Architecture
Hughes Condon Marler Architects
Hughes Condon Marler Architects with Trevor Boddy and foreword by Ron Keenberg
POOLS traces the evolution of the design ideas beginning at Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool and culminating in the current projects being developed in Surrey, BC. The strategies employed in each project are clearly illustrated through orthographic drawings, diagrams, professional photography, and editorial text.
2013 HOK Design Annual
The 2013 HOK Design Annual celebrates the power of design to enrich people's lives and includes some of this year's best work from around the world. Journey with the design teams as you look through dozens of dynamic projects that blend human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science, and art.