Best Reference Books – Contemporary Architecture

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Contemporary Architecture subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Contemporary Architecture along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Contemporary Architecture subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Contemporary Architecture" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Contemporary Interiors” by IAG and I A Group

“Contemporary Interiors” Book Review: The book is useful as a reference book or as a guide to some of the most original ideas in home décor and furnishing.It presents some of the best residential interior designs of the industry. It features photographs that are representations in the form of realistic 3D interiors. The book includes 36 projects which help readers to understand the theoretical concept.The book aims to bring to the readers a fresh, inspiring outlook on the current trends in Indian residential spaces.features designs from some of the most talented architects and designers of the country, bringing together inspiring projects that have the caliber to complete not only at a national level but at the international platform.

2. “Vernacular Traditions: Contemporary Architecture” by Aishwarya Tipnis and Lall Ashok

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“Vernacular Traditions Contemporary Architecture”Book Review: The book focuses on the concept of sustainability and attempts to highlight the inherent sustainability in the vernacular architecture of India. It explains the dynamic nature of vernacular traditions. It describes Vernacular traditions as a creative process developed by the interpretation of past knowledge and experience, negotiated and adapted by generations to meet the needs and challenges of time. The book tries to ascertain whether the vernacular can be used as a model for sustainable development combining valuable lessons from the past with equally valuable modern technology to solve the problems of the 21st century. The book is an attempt to bridge the gap between the past and the future the vernacular and the contemporary. It questions the relevance of the vernacular in contemporary times and illustrates the inherent sustainability in vernacular built form.

3. “Contemporary Ceilings vol 8” by IAG and I A Group
4. “Contemporary Celings vol 7” by IAG

5. “Contemporary Houses By Indian Architects” by IAG
6. “The Elements of Modern Architecture: Understanding Contemporary Buildings” by Antony Radford and Amit Srivastava

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7. “Detail in Contemporary Concrete Architecture” by David Phillips and Megumi Yamashita

“Detail in Contemporary Concrete Architecture” Book Review: The book provides analysis of both the technical and the aesthetic importance of details in modern concrete architecture.presents 49 of the most recently completed and influential concrete designs for both residential and commercial architecture. Each project is presented with color photographs, site plans, and sections and elevations, as well as numerous construction details. There is also descriptive text, detailed captions, and in-depth information for each project. A bonus CD-ROM contains all the drawings as printed in the book, in both EPS and DWG (generic CAD) formats.The projects are presented in clear and concise layouts over four pages. All of the drawings are styled consistently and presented at standard architectural scales to allow for easy comparison.

8. “Contemporary Wardrobes” by IAG

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9. “Architecture” by Jonathan Glancey

“Architecture” Book Review: The book covers the beautiful details, principal elements, and decorative features of every architectural style, from the Great Pyramid of Giza, Machu Picchu, and the Colosseum to the Sydney Opera House, the Gherkin, and Burj Khalifa. Architecture offers a truly worldwide look at historical and contemporary buildings, with breathtaking photography and intriguing cross-sections to enhance your view. It explains how and why certain features were common in specific time periods and how these amazing buildings have stood the test of time. The book contains Clear annotations of each artwork along with exquisite photography of specific details. It Explores the world’s most incredible buildings, from the magnificent architecture of the ancient world to green buildings of the present day.

10. “Architecture, Archaeology and Contemporary City Planning – Abstract Collection of the Workshop” by imusti
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