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A guided tour of the city's most interesting homes. Urban skyscrapers and suburban sprawl identify Toronto as a typical modern city. Yet there exists another, hidden Toronto a place of quiet tree-lined streets, graceful houses and appealing neighborhoods rich in…
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Finalist, Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award (BC Book Prizes), 2016 #1 on the BC Bestseller List Since 2005, nearly 9,000 demo permits for residential buildings have been issued in Vancouver. An average of three houses a day are torn down, many of them…

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Praise for previous editions: One of the most borrowed books in our library. --This Old house A dizzying amount of detailed pictorial information ... clearly and fascinatingly captioned. --World of Interiors The Elements of Style is the most comprehensive visual…
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Bauhaus Dessau: Architecture-design-concept

by Kirsten Baumann

|July 1, 2007

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Walter Gropius's Bauhaus Dessau was, from 1925 to 1932, the headquarters of the famous Bauhaus School of Design. After a dozen years of National Socialist use and then half a century's worth of restoration, it is now a UNESCO world cultural-heritage site,…
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This is a thorough and profusely illustrated guide to building a timber-frame house. Grounded in ancient tradition, timber-frame construction is admirably suited to fulfill today's need for durable, energy-efficient housing and other building needs. First…

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Within the picturesque borders of Jefferson County, West Virginia remain the vestiges of a history filled with Civil War battles and political rebellion. Yet also woven into the historical landscapeof this small county nestled within the Shenandoah Valley is an…
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The wide range of projects presented in this volume constitutes a comprehensive study of the latest trends in the architecture and design of children's spaces. Each project presents an innovative use of materials, color, lighting and texture to form a space that…
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Black Creek Pioneer Village: Toronto’s Living History Village is a recreation of a typical crossroads community found in Southern Ontario during the 1800s. Nestled on 56 acres of tranquility, the village is a step-back-in-time, a respite from the towering…
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Buildings have often been studies whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time. How Buildings Learn is a masterful new synthesis that proposes that buildings adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that…

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Author, master craftsman, and hands-on preservationist, Brent Hull, challenges us to consider the impact our decisions will have when building a house. What do our homes say about us? What stories are they telling? Are they declarations of integrity, beauty, and…

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Perched high on a cliff above the Snake River in a remote area of Idaho, Frank Lloyd Wright’s artist studio is a testament to the architect’s total mastery of his craft. The simple, one-room studio Wright designed for Idaho landscape painter Archie…