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- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 52.00
Now available in paperback, this is a cutting edge, detailed and comprehensive exploration of architectural theory. Its focus on interdisplinarity and cross-cultural ties ensures the discipline's relationship with the social sciences is fully explored. more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 119.00
A habitat in outer space has to fulfill various specifications. With all very precise physiological, psychological, social and technological specifications connected to limitations such as transport, a very tight framework for creativity of living and working spaces is created. This work presents the research results at the interface between people,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 99.95
The idea that buildings could be used to reform human behaviour and improve society was fundamental to the 'modern' movement in architecture and planning. However, as these approaches came under attack from the 1950s onwards, it was thought that the environmental determinist strand of the architectural discourse had been killed off. Illustrated... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 99.95
When architects judge the success or failure of a building, the range of ways and criteria which can be used for this evaluation causes many contentious and discordant arguments. Proposing that the increase in number and intensity of such arguments threatens to destabilize the very grounds upon which judgment is supposed to rest, this book examines... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95
Architects, development practitioners and designers are working in a global environment and issues such as environmental and cultural sustainability matter more than ever. Past interactions and interventions between developed and developing countries have often been unequal and inappropriate. We now need to embrace fresh design practices based on... more...
- Crowood 2012; US$ 14.57
Reducing energy consumption and costs is an issue of ever-increasing importance, and European and national legislation aimed at reducing carbon emissions is tightening up minimum energy standards for new buildings as well as those being extended or renovated. Energy-saving measures in the home will, therefore, become ever more cost-effective throughout... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 32.95
This handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis - on site or in the studio. The book is full of tips and tricks of the trade, from complying with the Building Regs, to helping with planning, measurement and detailing. This third edition is fully updated and includes new information and guidance... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
In the years of reconstruction and economic boom that followed the Second World War, the domestic sphere encountered new expectations regarding social behaviour, modes of living, and forms of dwelling. This book brings together an international group of scholars from architecture, design, urban planning, and interior design to reappraise mid-twentieth... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 62.95
2000 years ago the roman architect Marcus Vitruvius Pollio wrote the ten books on architecture establishing the concept of the pattern book offering design principles and solutions that is still referred to in every architect's education. A Green Vitruvius is intended as a green pattern book for today. Now fully updated, this well established textbook... more...