To whet your design appetite is a mix of iconic projects by both established and emerging architects This book is a lesson in the finest contemporary architecture from the desert.
Expedition leader Stan Gratte, and camp cook Harry Leaver, lend their words and photographs to the account of their meeting with the nomads, who opted to leave the desert and start a new life in Wiluna.
Personal stories merge with images of desert landscapes in a colourful, descriptive and candid account of outback life.
Page after page, the book includes 50 modern houses located in desert landscapes across the US, Europe and Asia, thoughtfully designed to withstand harsh conditions and the scorching sun Dadina Georgina Brown was born in that desert, but outside the bounds of her Mandildjara aboriginal tribe.
The author lushly illustrates the Sonoran Desert rainy season, describing in English and in Spanish the ways in which people anticipate and celebrate the monsoon, as well as the meteorological phenomena behind the storms and the adaptations they have caused in local wildlife.
Offers a unique insight into the challenges facing architects building in extreme environments The outlandishly engineered dwellings featured in Living in the Desert are testament to the perfect pairing that is architecture and the desert. This book showcases 50 works of residential architecture from across the last few decades, each with a unique connection to the desert in which it's situated from the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and beyond.
A Natural History of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona: with an Introduction to the Madrean Sky Islands This watershed book takes us behind the picture-postcard views and into the landscape, where we can understand, appreciate, and enjoy the natural history of the spectacular Santa Catalina Mountains.
Mountain Trees of Southern Arizona: A Field Guide A unique guide to our amazing native trees, this book features common and notable trees growing at 4, feet or more in the Sky Islands of southern Arizona. A new book, Living in the Desert, showcases 50 architectural projects that manage to turn the harsh locations into luxurious escapes.