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  • The Autopoiesis of Architectureby Patrik Schumacher

    Wiley 2011; US$ 50.00

    Take a theoretical approach to architecture with The Autopoiesis of Architecture , which presents the topic as a discipline with its own unique logic. Architecture's conception of itself is addressed as well as its development within wider contemporary society. Author Patrik Schumacher offers innovative treatment that enriches architectural theory... more...

  • The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practiceby American Institute of Architects

    Wiley 2013; US$ 250.00

    Authored by The American Institute of Architects (AIA), this guide is the updated architecture profession's standard on practice issues. This indispensable resource covers all aspects of architectural practice, including legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative issues. Content is significantly revised to reflect the changing nature... more...

  • The Autopoiesis of Architecture, Volume IIby Patrik Schumacher

    Wiley 2012; US$ 60.00

    This is the second part of a major theoretical work by Patrik Schumacher, which outlines how the discipline of architecture should be understood as its own distinct system of communication . Autopoeisis comes from the Greek and means literally self-production; it was first adopted in biology in the 1970s to describe the essential characteristics... more...

  • Methoden der Standortanalyseby Matthias Ottmann; Hans-Dieter Haas; Stephan Friedrich Lifka

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 17.19

    Worauf muss man achten, wenn man eine Standortanalyse durchführen möchte? Wie kann man Standortfaktoren gewichten und bewerten? Das vorliegende Buch beantwortet Fragen wie diese und bietet eine branchenübergreifende Anleitung für das systematische Bearbeiten von Standortentscheidungen. Der Aufbau orientiert sich am Ablauf einer Standortanalyse und... more...

  • Architectural Design Proceduresby Arthur Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book explains how architects obtain and administer work from the moment the contract is signed, to the handing over of the finished building to the client and is an indispensible guide to all architecture students. This second edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded. It now includes significant additions to the section on design constraints,... more...

  • Architecture and Identityby Chris Abel; Norman Foster

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 104.95

    'Instead of tuning the consumer to the machine we can now tune the machine to the consumer' This edited collection of essays, now in its second edition, brings together the author's key writings on the cultural, technological and theoretical developments reshaping Modern architecture into a responsive and diverse movement for the twenty-first century.... more...

  • Future Practiceby Rory Hyde

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    Designers around the world are carving out opportunities for new kinds of engagement, new kinds of collaboration, new kinds of design outcomes, and new kinds of practice; overturning the inherited assumptions of the design professions. Seventeen conversations with practitioners from the fields of architecture, policy, activism, design, education,... more...

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

    JOVIS Verlag 2014; US$ 19.74

    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...

  • Traditional Japanese Architectureby Mira Locher; Kengo Kuma; Ben Simmons

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 39.95

    hick thatched roofs and rough mud plaster walls. Intricate carved wood transoms and precisely woven tatami mats?each element of traditional Japanese architecture tells a story. In Traditional Japanese Architecture , author Mira Locher explores how each of these stories encompasses the particular development, construction, function and symbolism... more...

  • Writing Architectureby Carter Wiseman

    Trinity University Press 2014; US$ 18.95

    For ages, architects have been criticized for speaking an insular language, known to some as "archispeak." Writing Architecture considers the process, methods, and value of architecture writing based on Carter Wiseman?s 30 years of personal experience in writing, editing, and teaching in young architects how to write. This book creatively tackles... more...