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  • Luke Him Sau, Architectby Edward Denison; Guang Yu Ren

    Wiley 2014; US$ 80.00 US$ 69.33

    Luke Him Sau/Lu Qianshou (1904–1991) is best known internationally and in China as the architect of the iconic Bank of China Headquarters in Shanghai. One of the first Chinese students to be trained at the Architectural Association in London in the late 1920s, Luke’s long, prolific and highly successful career in China and Hong Kong offers... 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$ 95.15

    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...

  • Future Details of Architectureby Mark Garcia

    Wiley 2014; US$ 41.50 US$ 35.97

    Despite the exaggerated news of the untimely 'death of the detail' by Greg Lynn, the architectural detail is now more lifelike and active than ever before. In this era of digital design and production technologies, new materials, parametrics, building information modeling (BIM), augmented realities and the nano-bio-information-computation consilience,... more...

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

    Birkhäuser 1990; US$ 264.27

    "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$ 105.68

    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 (1906?1909) through the Chinese Empire and the resulting publications, published in part by De Gruyter. Many of Boerschmann?s sketches, blueprints, and photos are being... more...

  • Research - Observe - Makeby Michelle Howard

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 42.24

    Die Publikation dokumentiert das Lehrprogramm Research ? Observe ? Make der Forschungsplattform Construction Material Technology der Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wien. Nach einer Einleitung und einer theoretischen Re-flexion werden die Forschungsprojekte ?Elemente?, ?Raum? und ?Material? vorgestellt. Ein anregendes Lesebuch mit vielen... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...