The penultimate title being given away in our advent competition has only just been published! Get your hands on a free copy simply by commenting and check back tomorrow.
This book is very shiny and new…but it is already proving popular with many Interior Architecture academics – as it should, because it was written by one!
The fifth book in our popular Basics Interior Architecture series, Texture + Materials uses a wide variety of international and historical examples to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the main qualities and uses of architectural materials.
Every chapter of the book is devoted to one of the following materials:
- Stone, brick and concrete
- Coatings and coverings
and each chapter covers history and context, international icons, sustainability and innovations and the future.
Texture + Materials showcases work from some of the world’s most famous architects and designers, including:
- Frank Lloyd Wright
- Mies van der Rohe
- William Morris
- Peter Zumthor
- Zaha Hadid Architects
- Jean Nouvel
- Heatherwick Studio
- Snøhetta Architects
Reading this book will not only give students an important foundation to their knowledge of architectural materials, but is also a source of inspiration which they can turn to again and again throughout their course.
‘Very clear, laid out in a logical and accessible manner … The students found the Interior Architecture books very accessible and love the contemporary design case studies they contain. The books really help them to build a working knowledge of their design specialism.’
– Jean Whitehead, University College Falmouth, UK
And the lucky winner of yesterday’s Basics Fashion Design 01: Research and Design is…Nina Kristanto! Congratulations and please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your postal address. We are closing for Christmas so it may be a little while before you receive your copy but we promise that it will come to you and will be a nice surprise in 2012!
For those of you commenting, check back tomorrow to see if you have won Texture + Materials – and to check out the final book we are giving away. It’s a good one!