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  • Eco-Architectureby G. Broadbent; C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2006; US$ 330.00

    Unlike the mechanistic buildings it replaces, Eco-Architecture is in harmony with nature, including its immediate environs. Decisions have to be taken on ecological grounds concerning locations, siting and orientation, as well as the well-informed choice of materials.Eco-Architecture is by definition inter-disciplinary; it requires the collaboration... more...

  • Indispensable Eyesoresby Melanie van der Hoorn

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 90.00

    Collapsing concrete colossuses, run-down overgrown skeletons, immutable architectural misfits: the outcasts from our built environment, which we are dying to dispose of ? and yet cannot do without ? have inspired many ghost stories, crime novels and urban legends. Such narratives reveal the significance of architectural eyesores for the people who... more...

  • Feng Shui in Chinese Architectureby Evelyn Lip

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 19.20

    Feng Shui, literally ‘wind and water’, is a Chinese belief system aimed at finding the most harmonious sites for buildings by taking into account the metaphysical energy flow (qi), the influence of the Five Elements of the cosmos and a complex calculation of time cycles. more...

  • Japanese Architecture: A Short Historyby A.L. Sadler; Mira Locher

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    A. L. Sadler's invaluable study of Japanese architecture first appeared in 1941. Considered a classic in its field, unequaled in clarity and insight, Japanese Architecture A Short History is a lucid and uncomplicated introduction to this important aspect of Japanese culture. Beginning with the earliest evidences from prehistory and ending with... more...

  • Losing Siteby Shelley Hornstein

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95

    This book addresses the relationship between memory and place and asks how architecture captures and triggers memory. It examines how architecture exists as a physical entity and how it registers as a place that we come to remember, as well as whether it can exist or be found beyond the physical site itself in our recollection of it. more...

  • The Political Unconscious of Architectureby Nadir Lahiji

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 59.95

    Bringing together a team of leading scholars this book critically examines the important contribution made by eminent cultural and literary critic Fredric Jameson. This book breaks new ground in architectural criticism and offers insights into the interrelationships between politics, culture, space, and architecture. Fredric Jameson himself provides... more...

  • Impressions of Japanese Architectureby Ralph Adams Cram; Mira Locher

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Written at a time when Japanese art was only beginning to be appreciated in the West, Impressions of Japanese Architecture conveys a sense of discovery and enthusiasm that modern readers will find as interesting and infectious as the book's first readers did. Long considered a classic, this new edition contains a foreword by acclaimed contemporary... more...

  • Carbon-Neutral Architectural Designby Pablo M. La Roche

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 109.95

    The energy used to operate buildings is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. To lessen the human impact on climate, it is necessary to reduce these building-related emissions. New legislation, as well as market and financial pressures, are driving architects and developers to create low-carbon buildings. While it is possible... more...

  • Architectural System Structuresby Kasper Sánchez Vibćk

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book proposes a system structure in architectural design that conceptualises a systemic level in architecture and construction that lies between general construction techniques and specific architectural results. In order to make such a system structure operational, the elaboration of a model seeks on the one hand to analytically grasp and on... more...