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  • The Making of Designby Gerrit Terstiege

    Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 48.95

    This book takes an in-depth look at design processes, with 25 depictions of "the making of" products from a wide variety of industries. Renowned designers like Konstantin Grcic, the Bouroullecs, or Hella Jongerius show how they go about designing products, the tools they use for visualization and how projects change during the model phase. more...

  • Tools for Ideasby Christian Gänshirt

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 48.95

    This introductory presentation describes and analyzes the theories, strategies, and tools of creative design for the purposes of practical work. With thoughtfulness and expertise, it opens the reader?s eyes to the processes that underlie design and demonstrates different ways of communicating about complex design work. more...

  • Entwurfsatlas Wohnen im Alterby Eckhard Feddersen; Insa Lüdtke

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 76.95

    Quality living in old age is one of the important topics of our time. Intelligent design solutions can push back the limits on housing and care, in favor of a comprehensive trend toward integrated forms of living. A third of the volume provides detailed expert information, a section of examples provides building and living typologies.... more...

  • Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mannby Bruno Marchand

    Birkhäuser 2008; US$ 62.95

    The Lausanne architects Mann & Capua Mann have been active since 1991. Their structures are compelling thanks to the variety of their views, the diversity of their light effects, and the expressive simplicity of their spatial effects. more...

  • Crucial Wordsby Gert Wingårdh; Rasmus Wærn

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 39.49

    Zeitgenössische Architektur verstehen heißt, die Bedingungen verstehen, unter denen sie entsteht: «Crucial Words» bietet rund 50 originelle, witzig illustrierte Essays zu Begriffen wie Branding, Collaborators, Corporate, Desire, Future, Everyday, Ornament oder Wheelchair. more...

  • Drawn to Designby Eric Jenkins

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 56.00

    The book is a guide for students and teachers to understand the need for, the role of, and the methods and techniques of freehand analytical sketching in architecture. The presentation focuses on drawing as an approach to and phase of architectural design.The conceptual goal of this approach is to use drawing not as illustration or depiction,... more...

  • Werkzeuge für Ideenby Christian Gänshirt

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 48.95

    Ein Grundlagenwerk über die Kernkompetenz von Architekten:Theorien, Strategien und Medien des kreativen Entwerfens werdenkenntnisreich und überlegtfür die praktische Arbeit erschlossen. more...

  • MOVEby Oliver Schaeffer; Michael-Marcus Vogt; Anna Scheuermann

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 112.00

    Architects and engineers are engaging more and more with the issue of movement in architecture: How can we control and reduce the energy requirement of buildings? How can we expand the range of possible uses? And how can we represent, accommodate, and control dynamic movements in buildings? more...

  • Architecture in Contextby Peter Davey

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 91.00

    Der finnische Architekt Pekka Helin gründete bereits 1979 in Helsinki sein erstes Büro. In seiner Entwurfshaltung knüpft das Büro in einer spezifisch skandinavischen Ausdrucksform sowohl an den Funktionalismus, als auch an die organische Architektur eines Aalvar Alto, Viljo Revell, Heikki Sirèn oder auch eines Arne Erve an. Das Material Holz spielt... more...

  • Quartier Ecoparc / Ecoparc Quarterby Bruno Marchand

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 62.95

    Das Neuchâteler Quartier Ecoparc des Architekturbüros bauart schafft eine innovative, radikal moderne städtebauliche Verbindung zwischen dem Bahnhofsareal und der älteren Stadt. Bruno Marchand analysiert alle Aspekte dieser modellhaften Quartierentwicklung, die mit den besten internationalen Beispielen vergleichbar ist. more...