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  • Site Mattersby Carol Burns; Andrea Kahn

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    One of the trends in twentieth century architecture and planning has been to denigrate and ignore the site, or larger context (both physical and social), surrounding a building or set of buildings. Focussing on Le Corbusier's designs, Site Matters presents that first considered theory and vocabulary for the inevitable reaction against Modernism in... more...

  • Some Assembly Requiredby Michael Sorkin

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 67.50

    Michael Sorkin is widely hailed as one of the best architecture critics writing today. Iconoclastic and often controversial, he is a witty, entertaining, yet ultimately serious writer. In this new collection, Sorkin reviews the state of contemporary architecture and surveys the dramatic changes in the urban environment of the past decade. From New... more...

  • Spirit and Placeby Christopher Day

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 73.95

    Built environment surrounds us for 90% of our lives but only now are we realising its influence on the environment, our health, and how we think, feel and behave both individually and socially. Spirit & Place shows how to work towards a sustainable environment through socially inclusive processes of placemaking, and how to create places that are nourishing... more...

  • Strategies for Sustainable Architectureby Paola Sassi

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 99.95

    Filling a gap in existing literature on sustainable design, this new guide introduces and illustrates sustainable design principles through detailed case studies of sustainable buildings in Europe, North America and Australia. The guide will provide the reader with a deeper understanding of the design issues involved in delivering sustainable buildings,... more...

  • Third World Modernismby Duanfang Lu

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 57.95

    This set of essays brings together studies that challenge interpretations of the development of modernist architecture in Third World countries during the Cold War. The topics look at modernism?s part in the transnational development of building technologies and the construction of national and cultural identity. Architectural modernism is far more... more...

  • The Transparent Stateby Deborah Ascher Barnstone

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 73.95

    Examining the transformation of transparency as a metaphor in West German political thought to an analogy for democratic architecture, this book   questions the prevailing assumption in German architectural circles that transparency in governmental buildings can be equated with openness, accessibility and greater democracy. The Transparent State... more...

  • Understanding Sustainable Architectureby Helen Bennetts; Antony Radford; Terry Williamson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 62.95

    Understanding Sustainable Architecture is a review of the assumptions, beliefs, goals and bodies of knowledge that underlie the endeavour to design (more) sustainable buildings and other built developments. Much of the available advice and rhetoric about sustainable architecture begins from positions where important ethical, cultural and conceptual... more...

  • The Words Between the Spacesby Deborah Cameron; Thomas A. Markus

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 78.95

    Using language - speaking and understanding it - is a defining ability of human beings, woven into all human activity. It is therefore inevitable that it should be deeply implicated in the design, production and use of buildings. Building legislation, design guides, competition and other briefs, architectural criticism, teaching and scholarly material,... more...

  • Aalto und Wolfsburgby Susanne Müller

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2008; US$ 47.52

    Außerhalb Finnlands ist Wolfsburg heute weltweit die einzige Stadt, die drei bedeutende Werke des Architekten Alvar Aalto besitzt: das Alvar-Aalto-Kulturhaus (1958-62) und die evangelischen Gemeindezentren Heilig-Geist (1959-61) und Stephanus (1962-68). Erst kurz zuvor hatte er mit dem Apartmenthaus für die INTERBAU 1957 in Berlin sein erstes Gebäude... more...

  • Al Bahr Towersby Peter Oborn

    Wiley 2014; US$ 80.00

    This publication is entirely centered on the design and delivery of Al Bahr Towers. With 300-colour images, it is highly visual with specially commissioned photography by Christian Richters. An illustrated introduction by the architectural correspondent of The Financial Times , Edwin Heathcote provides an engaging account of the background behind... more...