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rereadings 2: Interior Architecture and the Design Principles of Remodelling Existing Buildings

rereadings 2 is a companion book to rereadings, originally published in 2004. This second volume is testament to the growing interest and demand...

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The definitive architecture travel guide that lets you visit 1,000 of today's most must-see contemporary buildings – whether at home or on...

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