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  • Persian Architectural Heritage: Architectureby M. M. HEJAZI; F. MEHDIZADEH SARADJ

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 198.00

    This book deals with the history of Persian architecture, its geometry and orientation, architectural and urban functions, and climatic adaptability in Persian vernacular architecture. Not just a reference work, the book also presents theory. The book is written so as to appeal to practicing engineers as well as students and researchers. more...

  • Persian Architectural Heritage: Structureby M. M. HEJAZI; F. MEHDIZADEH SARADJ

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 198.00

    This book describes the construction materials used in Persian heritage structures and the traditional construction technology employed. It also provides structural analysis of architectural heritage, arches, and domes. Serving as a reference work the book will appeal to practising engineers, students and researchers, in the way it presents theory. more...

  • Permanente Charaktere nachhaltiger Architektur und Städtebauby Christiano Lepratti; Günter Pfeifer; Guendalina Salimei

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 21.64

    <P>Wir benötigen Energie in sämtlichen Lebensbereichen ? Haushalte verbrauchen riesige Mengen von Wasser und Strom, in unseren Städten ist ein Leben ohne Auto noch immer undenkbar. Doch die kritische Lage unseres Planeten zwingt Architekten und Stadtplaner, neue Wege zu gehen und gesellschaftlich Stellung zu beziehen. Ist unser Leben in hochtechnisierten... more...

  • Made by Robotsby Fabio Gramazio; Matthias Kohler

    Wiley 2014; US$ 45.00

    In the next decade or so, the widespread adoption of robotics is set to transform the construction industry: building techniques will become increasingly automated both on- and off-site, dispensing with manual labour and enabling greater cost and operational efficiencies. What unique opportunities, however, does robotics afford beyond operational... more...

  • Becoming an Architectby Lee W. Waldrep

    Wiley 2014; US$ 44.95

    “ Becoming an Architect will inspire future architects, career consultants, and human resources professionals alike, providing all the information you’ll need to make intelligent decisions about careers in architecture.” —From the Foreword by Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, 2014 AIA National President Starting a career as... more...

  • Gedächtnis, Kultur und Politikby Ingeborg Siggelkow

    Frank & Timme 2013; US$ 27.05

    In jedem der acht Beiträge wird von den Kategorien Zeit, Raum, Symbol und Regel (Salzwedel) in erster Hinsicht die Kategorie Raum thematisiert. Die historische Kommentierung des Berliner Olympiastadions (Endlich) wird ergänzt durch grundsätzliche Fragen zum räumlichen Verhalten, u.a. von Fußballfans (Siggelkow). Der Kategorie Raum zuzuordnen sind Überlegungen... more...

  • Future Details of Architectureby Mark Garcia

    Wiley 2014; US$ 41.50

    Despite the exaggerated news of the untimely 'death of the detail'by Greg Lynn, the architectural detail is now more lifelike andactive than ever before. In this era of digital design andproduction technologies, new materials, parametrics, buildinginformation modeling (BIM), augmented realities and thenano-bio-information-computation consilience, the... more...

  • Space, Planning, and Designby Elke Pahl-Weber; Frank Schwartze

    JOVIS Verlag 2014; US$ 18.93

    Im Fokus dieser Veröffentlichung stehen fünf aufstrebende Megastädte und mega-urbane Regionen auf der ganzen Welt. In unterschiedlichen Klimazonen gelegen, von unterschiedlichen ökonomischen Entwicklungsbedingungen und politischen Rahmenbedingungen bestimmt, ist jede der Städte mit unterschiedlichen regionalen Herausforderungen konfrontiert. Ausgehend... more...

  • Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Centuryby Claire Zimmerman

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 103.00

    One hundred years ago, architects found in the medium of photography?so good at representing a building?s lines and planes?a necessary way to promote their practices. It soon became apparent, however, that photography did more than reproduce what it depicted. It altered both subject and reception, as architecture in the twentieth century was enlisted... more...

  • Architekturby Hans Kollhoff

    zu Klampen 2014; US$ 10.81

    Die Architektur scheint verzichtbar geworden, sie droht zusehends hinter die Belange von Marketing, Konsumstreben, Entertainment und Investoreninteressen zurückzutreten. Der damit einhergehende Verfall unseres Lebensumfeldes wird von der mehrheit schweigend in Kauf genommen. Sollte Architektur sich zufrieden geben mit der Abbildung der Welt, wie sie... more...