Ultramarathons in the mountains. The cutting edge of cured meats. Modern masterpieces of residential architecture. At first glance, it’s hard to find the throughline in gestalten’s eclectic oeuvre. But with a little time spent flipping through their beautifully crafted volumes, it starts to coalesce: they’re interested in projects that document the myriad creative, unconventional, and passionate ways that people engage with life on the third rock from the sun. Our handpicked selection of their books are perfect for the coffee table, and even better for the bookshelf in your workspace—flip through one of them when you’re feeling like you need a little creative juice, and you’ll be inspired in no time.
The places we live should evolve along with us. Buildings and houses need to be updated to keep up with a changing climate, advancing technology, and rapidly growing cities. The Home Upgrade examines how many people are finding a balance between old and new, using the limited resources available to adapt their current environments to better suit a modern era. Skipping over the start-from-scratch mentality of big budget projects, this book offers a peek inside some of the most extraordinary transformations by lower-budget architecture studios reimagining our living spaces with an eye toward the future.