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    Thinking & Living Like an Architect

    R750,00
    Divided into three chapters, Houses in the City, Houses in the Country and Places People Go To, Thinking & Living like an Architect showcases some of Michaelis Boyd Associates' most spectacular projects, showing site pictures before, during and after construction.

    Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter

    R429,00 R505,00
    These days, homeowners, designers, architects (no less), road gypsies, water dwellers, dreamers, people of all ages, all over the world are making do creatively with under-500 sq. ft. shelters. This is a real and powerful alternative to high rents, or a lifelong obligation to a bank on an overpriced home.
    The heart of our 1973 book "Shelter" was on small buildings, which we recommended as a starting point in providing one's own living space. Now, almost 40 years later, there's a significant tiny house movement all over the world -which we've been tracking over the past year.
    John Field sold his 2800 sq. ft. house in upstate New York and built a 128 ft. cabin in the high Texas desert. The "Lady on the Road" (who wishes to remain anonymous), has been living full-time in a highly decorated bus since she was 51 (she's now 72). A couple in British Columbia have a houseboat with adjacent floating garden. A rustic cabin has been built on a remote beach in Mendocino, inspired by our book Shelter, and reachable only by boat. A lot of small houses have been built on trailers, so they can be moved around and don't necessarily require land ownership.
    More and more people are living in buses, trucks, houseboats, and other movable shelters. There are a large number of prefabs and kits now available. There are innovative solutions in cities, such as the "capsules" in Tokyo. There are numerous websites with news, photos, and/or plans for tiny houses.
    This is going to be a spectacular book, no kidding! It will be our first major building block since "Builders of the Pacific Coast" was published in 2008. Like our other building books, it will have at least 1000 photos, along with stories, interviews, and insights from people who have chosen to scale back in the 21st century.

    The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright's Iconoclastic Masterpiece

    R510,00 R600,00
    The captivating tale of the plans and personalities behind one of New York City's most radical and recognizable buildings

    Working Drawings Handbook

    R323,00 R380,00
    Covering various aspects of drawing preparation, both manual and computer-aided, this title is useful for students, architects and architectural technologists. It shows what information is required on each type of document, how drawings relate to specifications, and how to organize and document your work. It features computer-generated drawings.

    Maintainability of Facilities: For Building Professionals

    R1 596,00
    Focuses on spearheading the integration of maintainability, right from the design stage. This title aims to improve the standard and quality of design, construction and maintenance practices to produce efficient facilities that require minimum maintenance. It covers the technical issues related to maintainability of major components of a facility.

    Foundations of Interior Design

    R1 160,00 R1 365,00
    This text is a comprehensive introduction to the creative, technical and business knowledge required by the interior design profession. It encompasses colour theory, design history, architectural elements, finishing touches, trend forecasting and the basics of running a business.

    Mud Chic

    R383,00 R450,00
    In Xhosa culture the headman and elders of a tribe hold the key to all knowledge. In this visual journey to the traditional dwellings and homesteads of the old transkei, the photographer has elevated these rural abodes to a similar status.

    Ai Weiwei Speaks: With Hans Ulrich Obrist

    R179,00 R205,00

    Basics Interior Design 01: Retail Design

    R463,00 R545,00
    A guide to creating retail spaces that offer an enticing spatial experience to customers. This book discusses the retail space in relation to its environment, and introduces methods of manipulating space and objects to create an exciting commercial interior. It includes up-to-the-minute examples and case studies.

    Cape landscapes

    R482,00 R516,00
    In 1834, Sir John Herschel, perhaps the most celebrated astronomer of his time, arrived at the Cape of Good Hope to spend four years observing the southern sky.

    How to Start a Home-Based Landscaping Business

    R419,00
    Landscaping continues to be an in-demand business field for motivated entrepreneurs. This seventh edition includes updated information on business plans, managing both employees and paperwork, taxes, and in-depth discussions on the role social media can play in your successful landscaping business.