Veritable treasure troves of intriguing plants and architectural details, these exceptional gardens from around the world define the highest standards of horticultural excellence. See whats possible when an estate-sized area is your canvas. Showcasing a variety of climates, vegetation and landscapes, this is a compendium of the best gardens bar none. Borrowing from tradition, or breaking new ground, these dynamic spaces offer inspiration for novice and expert alike. Test in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Awareness of the benefits of ecologically sustainable architecture has increased throughout the world, particularly over the past two decades. At a point in time when half the worlds population lives in cities and nature is being steadily robbed of space, the call is becoming louder for sustainable buildings that save resources and protect the environment. Taking the example of 27 different projects, this book shows how growing urbanization can be combined with ecologically conscious architecture by, among other things, making use of gaps between buildings, innovative techniques, regenerative energy sources and renewable raw materials. Each building is presented with a brief introduction and its green facts. The publication is rounded out by more than 270 illustrations, plans and computer graphics as well as a glossary. Литература на английском, немецком и французском языках.
Can it get much better than relaxing in a comfortable, modern hotel after a long day on the ski slopes? Whether youre a beginner learning on the bunny slope, an ex-Olympian re-living his glory days, or a non-skier who enjoys sipping rum toddies in the lodge, youll find the perfect place for a winter get-away in this comprehensive, beautifully Illustrated book. Designed to suit every taste, Ski Hotels serves as an illustrated guide to the best resorts in Europe and North America. Includes an introduction and informative captions. Haike Falkenberg graduated with degree in Cultural Studies from the University of Munster in Germany. She is currently employed by Loft Publication in Barcelona and has edited several books on architecture and interior design.