Die Gestalten Editions

  • Un minimalisme revisité qui inspire le design d´intérieur, de la Californie au Maroc, du Portugal au Mexique. Cette tendance mêle les influences ethniques et l´esthétique rustique, puise dans l´aridité des paysages pour mettre en scène chaleur, lumière et éléments organiques.

  • Nature and architecture have never been more intertwined. As more of the earth´s surface is swallowed up by the built environment, architects are increasingly up to the task of integrating flora and greenery into their creations. There are many ways to express this: green roofs, living walls, indoor courtyards and entire facades filled with plants. But where these are posed as solutions there are yet more questions. How does a skyscraper uphold the weight of hundreds of trees? How do residents keep moss-covered walls alive? Jungle Architecture explores this, and much more.

  • For decades, the eastern nation was seen as ""the world´s factory,"" a manufacturing giant for whom success meant importing talent from the west or simply copying it altogether. Leading architects from Europe and America reaped the benefits of the country´s rapid urbanization, where spectacular, futuristic buildings are encouraged and no expense is spared. But all of that is changing. A creative revolution is taking place that has China poised to overtake the west in terms of architecture and design. A new wave of homegrown, internationally educated talent is reimagining the possibilities for Chinese architecture, spurring a new aesthetic that links tradition and identity with China´s built environment. China Builts (working title)China is a fresh look at the architects leading the change in this fast-growing country. This book takes readers on a journey into the fascinating world of Chinese design, where the next crop of international architects is already hard at work.

  • Mass urbanization. Population growth. All happening faster than we can build for. As global populations are projected to shift to 80-90% urban in the next 30 years, architects are faced with a growing challenge: how to accommodate all this growth in limited space? At the same time, movements around downsizing and living with less are redefining how we live. Vertical Living explores the future of residential architecture in growing cities. The book looks at ingenious architectural solutions: impossibly skinny houses wedged into narrow plots, spacious homes built into neglected infill sites and comfortable homes created in tiny spaces. By combining inspirational projects, in-depth features and engaging profiles of architects around the world, Vertical Living will offer a new way of looking at how we live in the built environment.

  • Après plusieurs décennies de production de masse, le monde entier se tourne de plus en plus vers les produits artisanaux fabriqués en petites séries.
    Handmade in Japan pénètre dans les ateliers des artisans japonais, révélant l'incessante quête de l'excellence d'hommes et de femmes qui consacrent leur vie à la gestion d'un patrimoine culturel irremplaçable. D'où qu'ils soient, les lecteurs intéressés par les procédés artisanaux et leur utilisation de matériaux durables seront sensibles à cette exploration de l'univers des artisans japonais, comme la récolte de la laque naturelle à Iwate. De même ceux qui admirent le talent et la beauté auront plaisir à découvrir jusqu'où ces créateurs peuvent aller pour atteindre la perfection.

  • There's no two ways about it: life is better by the beach. The salty air, the sound of the waves and, above all, the relaxed way of life. This low-key attitude to living manifests itself in how we decorate our homes by the sea. Life's A Beach takes readers into beach homes around the world - from the hills of New Zealand to beaches of Brazil to the remote islands of the Aegean - exploring the many ways to decorate a cozy home by the sea. Handmade touches, natural materials and eclectic interiors all imbue a sense of wellbeing, and are found throughout the homes in Life's a Beach. From humble little beach cottages to extraordinary modern bungalows, these spaces are designed for respite and relaxation, and for enjoying the beachy

  • "Petits Espaces - Grand Standing" montre comment optimiser des surfaces limitées et transformer de petits appartements en merveilles daménagement intérieur.
    Les appartements sélectionnés rendent hommage aux trésors dinnovation et de créativité déployés par les habitants et architectes dans des ères urbaines toujours plus étendues.
    Fonctionnalité et esthétique sajoutent à la réflexion pour créer des intérieurs confortables.
    Où ranger ses vêtements, son vélo, ses valises ou ses draps?
    Quel est le meilleur emplacement pour le bureau, le lit, le canapé ?
    Comment utiliser au mieux les mètres carrés à disposition?

    Des appartements compacts perchés sur les toits de tours. Un studio pour une famille de 4. Des escaliers qui se transforment en penderie.
    Cette collection de cocons confortables montre la personnalité et linventivité de leurs habitants et inspire à faire de même chez soi.

  • The city is an always changing human experiment. But in the last half century, it has changed more than ever before - with little sign of slowing down. As this phenomenon takes place, an increasing number of architects, innovators and policy-makers are rethinking the city to make the most of space and resources. This book chronicles the design of urban futures. From apps designed to curb food waste to inventive fresh water infrastructure, Designing Urban Futures explores the many initiatives and experiments, all with the shared goal of making the cities of tomorrow a happier, healthier and more inclusive place to be.

  • Récupérés, réutilisés et pratiquement indestructibles, les conteneurs de transport maritime permettent de réinventer la construction.
    Au cours des dernières années, l'architecture conteneur a pris une place importante dans notre environnement. L'utilisation de conteneurs a permis la création de structures modulaires pour construire des pavillons, des salles d'exposition, des locaux commerciaux et même des résidences. En parallèle, les architectes ont développé des méthodes de plus en plus inventives pour travailler avec ce matériau de construction sans prétention, du simple empilement à des compositions élaborées. Alors que cette approche architecturale était à l'origine un moyen facile de créer des bâtiments temporaires, Container Atlas a débusqué des résidences luxueuses et discrètes, des habitations urbaines, des centres communautaires et d'autres constructions encore, tous témoignant que d'humbles conteneurs peuvent rendre le préfabriqué durable.

  • Les librairies ont un pouvoir incontestable car elles offrent à chacun d'entre nous la liberté de nous intéresser à des sujets aussi différents que la cuisine et la bande dessinée, l'architecture et l'anarchie.
    Do you read me? rétablit la librairie dans son rôle de pierre angulaire de la communauté, où les toutes les cultures, dominantes ou non, ont la liberté de s'épanouir. Les librairies sont universellement reconnues comme des marchés du savoir, de la curiosité, de l'inspiration et du divertissement. Elles favorisent également la communication et la tolérance entre les différentes cultures et sont des destinations privilégiées aussi bien pour les habitants de l'endroit où elles sont implantées que pour les touristes. Dans un environnement médiatique en évolution, leur rôle a changé, ce qui a conduit leurs dirigeants à chercher d'autres façons de s'engager auprès de leurs clients et à engager des partenariats au niveau local ou régional.
    Do you read me? dresse le portrait des librairies les plus innovantes qui y sont parvenues en partageant leurs concepts et en célébrant la culture du livre sous toutes ses formes.

  • Featuring dynamic works from the contemporary collage landscape, The Age of Collage 3 showcases a new crop of creative vanguards advancing the medium´s possibilities, piece by piece, splice by splice. With its foundations in Surrealism and Dadaism, what was once a convention-defying practice has maintained a voice for generations. Equipped with a craft knife, paintbrush, stylus, or scissors, a collage artist´s toolkit is as varied as their output and this title brings their work back to the paper page. Investigating the varied aesthetic cues and cultural tropes that inspire their interdisciplinary approach, this comprehensive volume details more than 70 artists discovering new ways of elevating the genre.

  • Floria Sigismondi is a world-renowned creator of film, music videos, and photography, whose compelling visual narratives have defined the cultural zeitgeist over the course of her 25-year career as a director and photographer. Her coveted eye incorporates the ethereal and the mysterious, the whimsical and the grotesque, always commanding profound aesthetic elements to illuminate a story. Floria's directing ranges from iconic music videos for David Bowie, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Marilyn Manson, Pink, Muse, The White Stripes to episodes of hit series American Gods, The Handmaid's Tale and Daredevil. Her feature film credits include The Runaways starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, and The Turning, with Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard and Brooklynn Prince. Eat the Sun is a star-studded kaleidoscope of Floria Sigismondi's top achievements, a provocative portfolio that highlights the powerful imagery that has made her one of the best in the industry.

  • Against a backdrop of growing cities and a changing approach to how we live, there are many reasons to refurbish a home. Our buildings must continue to evolve along with us?and that takes a little imagination. Societal shifts continue to impact our homes. People live longer, and often alone. Homes will need to be updated to accommodate a changing climate. ?Resourcefulness will also play a role in how we carve out living spaces in our cramped cities. Today's population living in cities is 3.9 billion, and it's anticipated to grow to 6.34 billion over the next 25 years. The vast majority of the planet's population now lives in an urban environment, which is a first in human history. These numbers are only going to grow, and increasingly this means not bulldozing and building on top of the rubble, but working with what we have.

    The Home Upgrade looks beyond big budget projects and explores homes where the seemingly impossible has been achieved. For architects striking out on their own, such projects offer the opportunity to flex their muscles and lead a project for the first time. A home in Brooklyn, featured in the book, was refurbished after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Eastern Seaboard in 2012. The living space was raised above the high-water line, an answer to the grim fact that once-in-a-generation occurrences are a new reality.

    Historic conversions celebrate the unexpected relationship between old and new, and adaptive reuse projects reinvent the buildings around us. Exploring the most extraordinary transformations of recent years by leading studios, The Home Upgrade is an exhilarating look at the boundless possibilities of reimagining a home.

  • The beauty of time travel : the work of Ramdane Touhami and the agency art recherche industrie for officine universelle buly Nouv.

    It all started with a Balzac novel, a flea market find, and a jolt of creative inspiration. Fast-forward to the present day and Officine Universelle Buly has grown to become a true heavyweight in the beauty industry. Sold in almost every corner of the world, co-founder Ramdane Touhami infused an appreciation for all things vintage with a spirit of conquest and innovation to offer a coveted-catalogue of premium products. So how was a forgotten brand from the 19th-century revived and transformed into one of the most loved names of today? And what exactly underpins this unprecedented retail concept? Presented by its protagonists, The Beauty of Time Travel looks at the meticulous work carried out by creative entrepreneur Touhami along with his agency Art Recherche Industrie. It dissects the Buly universe from A to Z, looking at it's appetite for reinventing traditions whilst revealing the stories, tricks, and (almost) all its secrets.

  • Alors que le tatouage se démocratise, ce livre présente une sélection pointue des réalisations les plus underground, avec des illustrations au trait et des photographies de bonne qualité.

  • Monocle's latest book unpacks what makes a perfect shopping experience and offers tips on how to launch, design and run your own store. A must-have guide.

    The world of retail has never been so ­challenged thanks to a mix of e-commerce, unimaginative brand owners and greedy landlords. Yet while many stores have ­stumbled, a new generation of storekeepers and department store owners is arising. Is this the dawn of a new, independent age of bricks and mortar retail?
    Since launch the retail world has been one of the pillars of Monocle's editorial ­coverage. On their travels around the world, the magazine's editors are constantly looking for well-designed fit-outs, the people setting new benchmarks in service and the stores offering the smartest product mix.
    At the heart of all this is an understanding that a memorable shopping experience relies on a delicate balance of an inviting space, a warm welcome and a sense of discovery (not to mention covetable products)?but an understanding, too, that shops and shopkeepers play an indispensable role in creating lively neighbourhoods and vibrant high streets.??This new book from Monocle reveals the global media brand's 100 favourite shops worldwide, from the independent fashion boutique to the department store that takes up a city block. It also offers a few top tips and advice on how to launch and run your own retail venture, as well as a collection of sharp essays and snappy interviews. The Monocle Guide to Shops, Kiosks and Markets is a handbook for any aspiring shopkeeper, stocking a wealth of insight and inspiration.

  • What makes a great city? What are the world's most livable cities? In this book, Monocle reveals what makes a metropolis tick.

    Ever since its launch in 2007, Monocle has been passionate about improving our cities.
    Each year it compiles a Quality of Life Survey, which names the top 25 cities to call home, and across the issues it has interviewed the most productive mayors, looked at the metropolises putting pedestrians first, and met the people making room for parks, both pocket-sized and plush. In this important new book the magazine's editors unpack what makes a great city and how to fix one that's flagging. How do you fashion your own High Line, create the most covetable housing, or transform a grimy river into a glistening asset? Beautifully shot and illustrated, this is a book that takes the urbanism debate away from city hall and explains what's needed in ways that will inspire us all.

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