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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
This is the most accessible architectural theory book that exists. Korydon Smith presents each common architectural subject ? such as tectonics, use, and site ? as though it were a conversation across history between theorists by providing you with the original text, a reflective text, and a philosophical text. He also introduces each chapter by highlighting... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 85.00
" Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building offers an introduction to green building concepts as well as design approaches that reduce and can eventually eliminate the need for fossil fuel use in buildings while also conserving materials, maximizing their efficiency, protecting the indoor air from chemical intrusion, and reducing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Does energy consumption influence architectural style? Should more energy-efficient buildings look different? Can that "look" be used to explain or enhance their performance? Architecture and Energy provides architects and architectural theorists with more durable arguments for environmental design decisions, arguments addressing three different... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00
Once a crime has been committed, police search for evidence to identify, catch, and convict the perpetrators. This new title examines different types of evidence, how police identify and use them, and how that evidence is then applied in court. Evidence also looks at how key types of evidence have affected real-life criminal cases, the increasing role... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 84.00
In 1961, reacting to U.S. government plans to survey, design, and build fallout shelters, the president of the American Institute of Architects, Philip Will, told the organization's members that "all practicing architects should prepare themselves to render this vital service to the nation and to their clients." In an era of nuclear weapons,... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 115.00
Comment construire un bâtiment énergétiquement performant? Quels sont les critères déterminants pour la planification urbaine et la conception des plans ? Quelles proportions le bâtiment doit-il respecter pour être conforme à la gestion de l?énergie et au type d?utilisation ? Quels sont les éléments et systèmes de construction adaptés aux objectifs?... more...
- Dorling Kindersley 2000; US$ 15.99
This guide offers everything you?ve ever wanted toknow about buildings?from how they are built and customized to the different materials that are used to keep them standing. With stunning full-color photographs as aids, see incredible stone gargoyles, where linenfold wood paneling is found, what a Japanese screen is made of, and how a hammer-beam roof... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00
There is an urgent need to build human capacity to make the often vulnerable and exposed buildings and communities we live and work in more resilient to the changing social, economic and physical environments around us. Extensive research has been done over the last decades on both mitigation and adaptation to climate change in the built environment,... more...
- WIT Press 2010; US$ 474.00
This book contains most of the papers presented in the Eco-Architecture 2010 conference, which was the third edition of the International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature. Previous editions, that were very successful were held previously in the New Forest, UK, in 2006 and the Algarve, Portugal in 2008 and demonstrated the... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 57.86
Ein Green Building ist eine Immobilie, welche die Reduktion des Einflusses auf Umwelt und menschliche Gesundheit zum Ziel hat. Green Buildings werden entworfen, um Strom und Wasser einzusparen und um negative Auswirkungen auf Mensch und Umwelt über den gesamten Lebenszyklus zu minimieren. Dieses Buch analysiert aus Sicht des deutschen und amerikanischen... more...