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  • 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...

  • 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$ 40.00 US$ 34.67

    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...

  • Mediterranean Urbanismby Besim Hakim

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 92.79

    This book brings together historic urban / building rules and codes for the geographic areas including Greece, Italy and Spain. The author achieved his ambitious goal of finding pertinent rules and codes that were followed in previous societies for the processes that formed the built environment of their towns and cities, including building activities... more...

  • Denken. Fühlen. Handeln.by Dietmar Friedmann; Klaus Fritz

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 17.92

    Wer mit seinen Mitmenschen erfolgreich kommunizieren will, muss ihr Denken, Fühlen und Handeln verstehen. Die Drei-Typen-Lehre bietet hierzu eine überzeugende Anleitung.Dr. Dietmar Friedmann und Dr. Klaus Fritz zeigen auf, dass jeder Mensch in einem der drei Lebensbereiche Denken, Fühlen oder Handeln zuhause ist. Diese Erkenntnis macht verständlich,... more...

  • Geodesign by Integrating Design and Geospatial Sciencesby Danbi Lee; Eduardo Dias; Henk J. Scholten

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 92.79

    In Europe, the emerging discipline of geodesign was earmarked by the first Geodesign Summit held in 2013 at the GeoFort, the Netherlands. Here researchers and practitioners from 28 different countries gathered to exchange ideas on how to merge the spatial sciences and design worlds. This book brings together experiences from this international group... more...