"e;The Tropical House celebrates a growing trend toward stylish globalization in interior design. More than 25 stunning houses and condos comprise a synthesis of East-West trends and contemporary furnishingsas Filipino designers merge sleek modernist furniture with local designers’ soulful creations in natural hardwoods and other tropical materials.Over 250 full-color photographs of outstanding Filipino residences will…


The book looks at the emergence of the prefab as a unique housing form. It examines the reasons prefabs have survived way beyond their design life of fifteen years, when other post-war housing types have been demolished. There is no other single text that sets the temporary housing programme in context.


Fabulous retro interiors, from Palm Springs to Paris. In this glorious new book, Andrew Weaving visits 18 inspiring and varied locations that showcase the Living Retro style. From the elegant, spare simplicity of Scandinavian mid-century modern to the colourful, playful chic of Palm Beach in the 1960s, the carefully chosen locations around the globe illustrate…


Does turning the thermostat down on a winter’s night offset the costs of reheating the house in the morning? What will best prevent energy loss: new windows or insulation in the attic? Is heating oil cheaper than natural gas? Blending science with anecdote and example, Colin Smith answers questions like these, providing an insightful guide…