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  • The Elements of Architectureby Scott Drake

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    The Elements of Architecture is a clear and well structured introduction to sustainable architecture, which concentrates on general principles to make an accessible and comprehensive primer for undergraduate students. The author takes a fresh and logical approach, focusing on the way aspects of the built environment are experienced by the occupants... more...

  • Toward an Integral Practice of Architectureby Richter - Dahl Rocha & Associés

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 98.00

    The integration of functions, technology and aesthetic quality is the architect?s core qualification. In this book, the partners of Richter & Dahl Rocha provide a detailed and comprehensive account of today?s state of the art of architectural design. Offering the knowledge of 20 years of high-class practice to the architectural community,... more...

  • Hassan Fathy and Continuity in Islamic Arts and Architectureby Ahmad Hamid

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.99

    Hassan Fathy, the Egyptian architect known for his recognition of the potential of vernacular forms as a vital force in contemporary architectural design, sought to integrate the traditions of Islamic art with his modern visions for living. Guided by Fathy?s principles, Ahmad Hamid, an architect who collaborated with Hassan Fathy in the Institute for... more...

  • Architekturtheorie für Architektenby Günther Fischer

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 35.00

    Architekten müssen sich immer wieder auch mit der theoretischen Grundlage ihres Faches auseinandersetzen, die über eine kunsthistorische Betrachtung hinausgeht. ?Was ist Architektur?? oder ?Was ist ein Architekt?? kann nur von der Produzentenseite unter historischen und vergleichenden Gesichtspunkten beantwortet werden. more...

  • 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...

  • Mapping the Global Architect of Alterityby Michael Jenson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Due to globalization, cultural spaces are now developing with no tangible connection to geographical place. The territorial logic traditionally used to underpin architecture and envision our built environment is being radically altered, forcing the adoption of a new method of conceptualizing space/geography and what constitutes architectural practice.... more...

  • Gender Studies in Architectureby Dörte Kuhlmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Analyzing a range of ideas from biological, evolutionary and anthropological theories to a variety of feminist, psychoanalytic, poststructuralist and constructivist discourses, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the problematics of gender and power in architectural and urban design. Topics range from conceptions of postulated matriarchal... more...

  • Framing Placesby Kim Dovey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Framing Places is an account of the nexus between place and power, investigating how the built forms of architecture and urban design act as mediators of social practices of power. Explored through a range of theories and case studies, this examination shows how lives are 'framed' within the clusters of rooms, buildings, streets and cities. These... more...

  • Designing for the Third Ageby Lorraine Farrelly

    Wiley 2014; US$ 45.00 US$ 39.00

    Highlights how architecture needs to rise to the challenge of a demographic revolution As people sixty-five and older constitute an ever increasingly proportion of population in most industrialized nations, the design of housing and other built provisions needs to be rethought in order to accommodate this ever-expanding ageing population. How can... more...