Book publishers are releasing a fresh crop of new architecture and design titles in time for spring. We've collected an assortment here:

  • Credit: Taunton Press

More Not So Big Solutions for Your Home (Taunton Press, $22.95), architect Sarah Susanka's latest installment in the Not So Big Series, is a creative resource for homeowners, designers, and remodelers, offering a variety of practical solutions to everyday home design challenges. The book gathers together several articles Susanka, FAIA, originally wrote for Inspired House and Fine Homebuilding magazines, organized into helpfully focused chapters. Susanka includes sketches and floor plan examples to illustrate her concepts.


  • Credit: Princeton Architectural Press

In Modern North: Architecture on the Frozen Edge (Princeton Architectural Press, $45), author Julie Decker seeks to redefine design and building above 60 degrees latitude as being both responsive to place and aesthetically provocative. An exploration of ingenious architectural solutions to geographic extremes, the book presents 34 of the most compelling examples of contemporary residential and institutional architecture in the far North, from Canada to Scandinavia to Alaska. Decker, director of the International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage, Alaska, discusses the work of established and up-and-coming architects, including a-lab, David Chipperfield, Jarmund/Vigsnæs, Studio Granda, Shim-Sutcliffe, and Snøhetta.