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  • Doing Disability Differentlyby Jos Boys

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    This ground-breaking book aims to take a new and innovative view on how disability and architecture might be connected. Rather than putting disability at the end of the design process, centred mainly on compliance, it sees disability ? and ability ? as creative starting points for the whole design process. It asks the intriguing question: can working... more...

  • Architecture Against the Post-Politicalby Nadir Lahiji

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Written by a team of renowned contributors and carefully edited to address the themes laid out by the editors in their introduction, the book includes theoretical issues concerning the questions of aesthetics and politics and addresses city and urban strategies within the general critique of the "post-political". By focusing on specific case studies... more...

  • SHAPEby LIMIT Architects

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 21.09

    Architecture is becoming more global and exchangeable. In surprising collages, SHAPE shows how architecture does not depend on scale or location. Consumer consumption icons are taken out of context and set in landscapes and cityscapes. It suddenly becomes possible to visualize a seemingly natural architectural setting. Rem Koolhaas also... more...

  • Urbanisation, unlimitedby Johannes Fiedler

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 95.12

    This volume of essays on urbanisation explores core themes such as privatisation and vitality. Using exemplars from places as diverse as Brazil and the Middle East, its post-voluntarist perspective rejects neoliberal and determinist planning traditions. more...

  • Alvar Aalto ? Das Gesamtwerk / L'?uvre complète / The Complete Workby Karl Fleig; Elissa Aalto

    Birkhäuser 1990; US$ 264.19

    "With great accomplishment this book succeeds in making tangible the simplicity and unfathomable character of Aalto?s architecture." more...

  • The Grand Documentationby Eduard Kögel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 105.64

    Ernst Boerschmann was the most influential foreign architectural researcher in China in the first half of the twentieth century. This book concerns his three-year research expedition through the Chinese Empire (1906?1909). He was the first Westerner to systematically document China?s religious architecture, returning from his travels with... more...

  • Research - Observe - Makeby Michelle Howard

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 42.23

    In 2008, the Department of Art and Architecture at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts developed a new basis for the architecture curriculum. They created five research platforms: Analogue and Digital Production (ADP), Ecology Sustainability Conservation (ESC), History Theory Criticism (HTC), Geography Landscape Cities (GLC) and Construction... 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...