Mitchell Oakley Smith satiates our desire for chic interiors with this stylish publication showcasing over 65 exemplary residences by Australia and New Zealand's leading designers. From the well-established BKH, Carr Design Group and Hare + Klein, to the innovative Arent & Pyke, Greg Natale Design and Multiplicity, we are... read more

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Until recently New Zealanders thought of prefabs as drab, cheap, temporary, poorly designed school classrooms. Prefab houses tended to be thought of as cheap, small, relocatable, standard homes. However, today's prefab home is design rich, high-quality and readily customised to individual sites and needs. It is likely to be s... read more

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Sibella Court's wanderlust has made her one of the world's most sought-after stylists and creative directors. Much like her avian counterpart, the Australian bowerbird, Sibella is famous for creating interiors that entice and inspire from found objects, beloved mementos and upcycled furniture. In BOWERBIRD, Sibella's new bo... read more

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This is a stunning exploration of the wonder of Britain's architecture with Ptolemy Dean, presenter of BBC2's Restoration. From churches and cathedrals to music halls and country houses. Take a look around Britain's best buildings and explore our unique relationship with our surroundings through expert insight from Ptolemy an... read more

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Buildings are driven by human emotions and desires; hope, power, money, sex, the idea of home. In Why We Build Rowan Moore explores the making of buildings from conception to inhabitation and reveals the paradoxical power of architecture: it looks fixed and solid, but is always changing in response to the lives around it. Mov... read more

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Long Live the Modern celebrates 180 iconic buildings, sites, and neighbourhoods, designed by many of New Zealand's most celebrated architects. In succinct entries, the 45 contributing writers document the structures' design, construction, context and history, assisted by historic and contemporary photographs and floor plans. ... read more

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The word "architect" is a noun, but Doug Patt uses it as a verb - coining a term and making a point about using parts of speech and parts of buildings in new ways. Changing the function of a word, or a room, can produce surprise and meaning. In How to Architect, Patt - an architect and the creator of a series of wildly popula... read more

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The first comprehensive study of the development of solar house design in the United States and around the world. The Solar House explores the development of solar residential architecture over the course of the twentieth century and up to the latest designs today. The solar house is often understood as a product of the 1970s... read more

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This small book belies its importance. There has never been anything like it published before – celebrating women in New Zealand architecture. It doubles as the catalogue for a series of events throughout the country. We believe it is a must for anyone interested in architecture and women’s place in it. Women arch... read more

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These houses, energy-efficient, very well insulated, and virtually airtight, represent the future as our society moves towards carbon neutrality and trading lighter on the Earth. Projects feature in the book are located primarily in the United States, with houses in France, Japan, Canada, Belgium and Switzerland also represen... read more

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Following the discovery of gold in Otago in the early 1860's, the settlement of Dunedin quickly grew to become the largest and richest city in New Zealand. Architects came to the young city for they knew that gold meant not only mining, but growth and building. Amongst this inflow was the young Scottish born and educated ar... read more

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Christianity is the most widespread religion in the world. ARS SACRA pays the due tribute to its art and architecture; a comprehensive compendium presenting just under 2000 years of Christian art, from early Christianity to the present day, with an abundance of illustrations. These include high quality photographs in XXL-form... read more

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So much has been written about that national treasure, the traditional Kiwi bach. Here's a book that approaches the subject in a fresh and unique way. Pip Cheshire, a former partner in Jasmax and now an architect with his own highly regarded practice, has designed some of New Zealand's most significant public and private buil... read more

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A follow-up to Abrams' successful "Treehouse Living", "Exceptional Treehouses" includes 25 new creations by author and treehouse builder Alain Laurens. In "Exceptional Treehouses", author and treehouse builder Alain Laurens reveals thirty gorgeous t... read more

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TV's architecture and design guru Kevin McCloud shares his passion and expertise in this brilliant guide to designing and building your own home, illustrated with the most memorable houses from the award-winning Channel 4 series. The book goes way beyond the confines of the usual TV tie-in. Over the 11 years that Grand Design... read more

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This book showcases New Zealand houses at their best - in the heat of summer, when doors and windows dissolve to embrace the sun and outdoors, and a more casual style of living prevails. Step inside more than 20 of this country's most stunning houses, ranging from simple island baches to luxurious city homes and inland retrea... read more

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Urban land is an increasingly precious commodity, particularly in the centers of major cities. Every spare corner of land is in demand, however small, inaccessible, or awkwardly shaped. For architects the challenge is to optimize these sites while simultaneously negotiating the web of planning regulations to create homes suit... read more

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Fifteen significant examples of modernist homes of the 50s, 60s and 70s, each of which combine outstanding architectural principles with authentic interior decor.

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There is almost nothing that compares to feeling comfortable in one?s own home. Since the time when the nomads started to settle down, the house has been a reflection of those who live in it and shows the personal taste and lifestyle of its occupants. This book contains comprehensive compilations of fantastic houses built ove... read more

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