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  • Research - Observe - Makeby Michelle Howard

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 56.00

    The publication documents the Research - Observe - Make curriculum of the Construction Material Technology research platform of the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. After an introduction and an exposé on theory, the "elements", "space" and "material" projects are introduced. An inspiring compendium with numerous expert contributions and creative... more...

  • Building Shanghaiby Edward Denison; Guang Yu Ren

    Wiley 2013; US$ 85.00 US$ 73.67

    Shanghai's illustrious history and phenomenal future is celebrated in this book, which examines the evolution of the city's architecture and urban form in order to contextualise the challenges facing the city today. The physical legacies that reflect Shanghai's uniqueness historically and contemporarily are examined chronologically using specific case... more...

  • Empathic Spaceby Christian Derix; ?smund Izaki

    Wiley 2014; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.62

    In recent years, questions of space have gained renewed momentum in architecture and urban design, as adaptation, densification and sustainable regeneration have become an increasing priority. While most computing-based design tends to emphasise the formal aspects of architecture, overlooking space and its users, the ‘original’ computational... more...

  • Transgressionby Louis Rice; David Littlefield

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Transgression means to 'cross over': borders, disciplines, practices, professions, and legislation. This book explores how the transgression of boundaries produces new forms of architecture, education, built environments, and praxis. Based on material from the 10th International Conference of the AHRA, this volume presents contributions from academics,... more...

  • Sustainable Luxuryby Paul McGillick; Masano Kawana

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 39.99

    Singapore is celebrated as one of the most livable cities in Asia, and Sustainable Luxury shows how the prosperous, forward-looking nation is pioneering innovative solutions for environmental, economic, social, and cultural issues faced the world over. Dr. Paul McGillick, the author of The Sustainable Asian House (Tuttle, 2013), presents twenty-seven... more...

  • Space Architectureby Neil Leach

    Wiley 2014; US$ 41.50 US$ 35.97

    Forty years on from the first moon landing, architecture in Space is entering a new era. Over the last decade, there has been a fundamental shift in the Space industry from short-term pioneering expeditions to long-term planning for colonisation, and new ventures such as Space tourism. Architects are now involved in designing the interiors of long-term... more...

  • Architecture Beyond Criticismby Wolfgang F. E. Preiser; Aaron T. Davis; Ashraf M. Salama; Andrea Hardy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    For the first time, this book demonstrates that the two paradigms of architectural criticism and performance evaluation can not only co-exist but complement each other in the assessment of built works. As architecture takes more principled stances worldwide, from environmental sustainability to social, cultural, and economic activism, this book examines... more...

  • Lefebvre for Architectsby Nathaniel Coleman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    While the work of Henri Lefebvre has become better known in the English-speaking world since the 1991 translation of his 1974 masterpiece, The Production of Space , his influence on the actual production of architecture and the city has been less pronounced. Although now widely read in schools of architecture, planning and urban design, Lefebvre?s... more...

  • Al Bahr Towersby Peter Oborn

    Wiley 2014; US$ 80.00 US$ 69.33

    This publication is entirely centered on the design and delivery of Al Bahr Towers. With 300-colour images, it is highly visual with specially commissioned photography by Christian Richters. An illustrated introduction by the architectural correspondent of The Financial Times , Edwin Heathcote provides an engaging account of the background behind... more...

  • UAE and the Gulfby George Katodrytis; Kevin Mitchell

    Wiley 2015; US$ 41.50 US$ 35.97

    At the end of the 20th century, Dubai attracted international media attention as the world sought to make sense of the city’s extraordinary growth. Exuberant projects such as the Burj Arab, the Burj Khalifa and the Palm Islands attracted investment in dreams to transform the region. While the global financial crisis kept dreams from becoming... more...