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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95
This well illustrated text forms a critical appraisal of the place and direction of architecture and urban design in a new world order at the start of the 21st century. The book defines architectural and environmental goals for the New Age by analysing recent contemporary work for its responsiveness to important social and environmental issues and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95
This is your first point of reference in understanding the future direction of sustainable technology. It introduces the very latest in practical sustainability techniques and illustrates the diverse technologies being developed to create optimum eco-efficiency in our built environment. Peter F. Smith takes you through the current research and prototypes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95
Bring new realism to your visualizations with a command of the 3ds Max toolset. Three step-by-step tutorials demonstrate exterior and interior, day and night lighting scenes. You learn the nuts and bolts of importing models from CAD programs, lighting, applying mr shaders and materials, and optimizing your renders. Mental ray is made simple with an... more...
- McGraw-Hill 2002; US$ 99.95
* Includes Federal and other regulations and ADA site requirements. * Covers sustainable practices such as storm water rehabilitation and quality assurance. * Includes guidance on project management issues including permitting and quality assurance more...
- Springer 2005; US$ 79.95
As a building material, precast concrete allows a wide range of sculptural forms and design options. By treating the surface in various ways, fascinating textures and fine finishes can be produced. This book provides a systematic overview of the variety of applications for such concrete elements throughout Europe. Author David Bennett provides in-depth... more...
- Springer 2005; US$ 229.00
The book contains the proceedings of the 11th CAAD Futures conference which took place at Vienna University of Technology, June 20-22, 2005. The papers in this book cover a wide range of subjects and provide an excellent overview of the state-of-the-art in research on Computer Aided Architectural Design. The following categories of articles are included:... more...
- Wiley 2007; US$ 24.99
Considerably easier to use than other 3D software, Google SketchUp has found a niche in architecture, landscaping, real estate development, furniture building, and other design professions The fun and friendly approach assumes no previous 3D modeling experience and explains the basic concepts involved in 3D modeling Shows readers how to build a 3D... more...
- Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 131.95
Architectural Acoustics offers a comprehensive overview of acoustical science at a level suitable for either advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate courses in architectural design and architectural engineering. The text is organized according to how sound interacts with built structures, going from simple geometries through complex building... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 75.00
This Design and Development Guide is an essential book for those who are involved in the initiation, planning, design and building of facilities for the various performing arts, from local to metropolitan locations. It includes the stages in the development, decisions to be taken, information requirements, feasibility and advice necessary in the design... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 39.95
Facades determine the appearance of a building. Thus they have a very important role to play in architecture. At the same time, the building envelope has important functions to fulfill, including lighting, weatherproofing, thermal isolation, load distribution, and sound insulation, to name only the most important. In the last fifteen years, facades... more...