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  • Architecture and the Welfare Stateby Mark Swenarton; Tom Avermaete; Dirk van den Heuvel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    In the decades following World War Two, and in part in response to the Cold War, governments across Western Europe set out ambitious programmes for social welfare and the redistribution of wealth that aimed to improve the everyday lives of their citizens. Many of these welfare state programmes - housing, schools, new towns, cultural and leisure centres... more...

  • Leisure Spaceby Paul Hogben; Judith O'Callaghan

    University of New South Wales Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Dinner at Australia Square?s revolving Summit restaurant, sipping cocktails at the Kings Cross Chevron-Hilton, hanging out at a Skyline drive-in: mid-20th-century Sydneysiders embraced leisure like never before. Leisure Space celebrates the architecture and interior design that transformed the city?s hotels, motels, restaurants, bars, shopping centers,... more...

  • Salmela Architectby Thomas Fisher; David Salmela; Peter Bastianelli-Kerze

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 105.00

    Salmela Architect showcases twenty-six completed buildings and sixteen current projects in lavish color photographs and architectural drawings of one of America's leading ?critical regionalist? architects, enabling readers to get a sense of the practicality, ethnicity, and playfulness in David Salmela's work. Architecture critic Thomas Fisher... more...

  • Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Buildingby Marian Keeler; Bill Burke

    Wiley 2015; US$ 90.00

    " Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building offers an introduction to green building concepts as well as designapproaches that reduce and can eventually eliminate the need forfossil fuel use in buildings while also conserving materials,maximizing their efficiency, protecting the indoor air fromchemical intrusion, and reducing the introduction... more...

  • Architekturfotografieby Adrian Schulz

    dpunkt.verlag 2015; US$ 33.86

    Eine gelungene Architekturaufnahme kann das Aussehen und die Wirkung eines Gebäudes besser transportieren als jedes andere Medium. Doch welche Ausstattung wird dafür benötigt? Was sind die Voraussetzungen für eine gelungene Aufnahme? Warum sieht ein Gebäude auf einem Foto ganz anders aus als in der Realität? Welche Methoden gibt es, die eigenen Aufnahmen... more...

  • New Waterscapesby Herbert Dreiseitl

    Springer 2005; US$ 83.95

    Attractive international projects with, by and in water. After decades of being banished from residential areas, water is now becoming an increasingly significant feature in urban design. Whether it is the integration of natural water courses into the built environment rainwater management, the incorporation of water elements in urban areas for climatic... more...

  • Evidenceby Infobase Publishing

    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...

  • History of Ottoman Architectureby J. Freely

    WIT Press 2011; US$ 194.00

    This book is a history of the architecture produced in Turkey under the Ottoman Empire. It focuses on extant buildings in the Republic of Turkey, particularly those in Istanbul and the empire’s earlier capitals in Bursa and Edirne. The book begins with a brief history of the Ottoman Empire, followed by an outline of the main features of Ottoman... more...

  • The Material Imaginationby Matthew Mindrup

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In recent years architectural discourse has witnessed a renewed interest in materiality under the guise of such familiar tropes as 'material honesty,' 'form finding,' or 'digital materiality.' As an alternative to a formal approach in architectural design, this book challenges readers to rethink the reverie of materials in architecture... more...

  • Architecture et efficacité énergétique: Principes de conception et de construction (French Edition)by Roberto Gonzalo; Karl J Habermann; Yves Minssart

    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...