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Architectural criticism

  • Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Buildingby Marian Keeler; Bill Burke

    Wiley 2015; US$ 90.00

    " Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building offers an introduction to green building concepts as well as designapproaches that reduce and can eventually eliminate the need forfossil fuel use in buildings while also conserving materials,maximizing their efficiency, protecting the indoor air fromchemical intrusion, and reducing the introduction... more...

  • Architekturfotografieby Adrian Schulz

    dpunkt.verlag 2015; US$ 39.01

    Eine gelungene Architekturaufnahme kann das Aussehen und die Wirkung eines Gebäudes besser transportieren als jedes andere Medium. Doch welche Ausstattung wird dafür benötigt? Was sind die Voraussetzungen für eine gelungene Aufnahme? Warum sieht ein Gebäude auf einem Foto ganz anders aus als in der Realität? Welche Methoden gibt es, die eigenen Aufnahmen... more...

  • The Material Imaginationby Matthew Mindrup

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In recent years architectural discourse has witnessed a renewed interest in materiality under the guise of such familiar tropes as 'material honesty,' 'form finding,' or 'digital materiality.' As an alternative to a formal approach in architectural design, this book challenges readers to rethink the reverie of materials in architecture... more...

  • Impossible Heightsby Adnan Morshed

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; US$ 112.50

    The advent of the airplane and skyscraper in 1920s and ?30s America offered the population an entirely new way to look at the world: from above. The captivating image of an airplane flying over the rising metropolis led many Americans to believe a new civilization had dawned. In Impossible Heights , Adnan Morshed examines the aesthetics that emerged... more...

  • Der Starke auf dem Dachby Bettina Ventker

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 106.23

    In der ägyptischen Tempelarchitektur finden sich für die Wasserableitung neben schmucklosen Steinblöcken auch figürlich ausgearbeitete Wasserspeier, die durchweg als rundplastische Löwen gestaltet sind. Anders als aus Griechenland, Rom oder von zahlreichen mittelalterlichen Kirchen und Kathedralen bekannt, speien die ägyptischen Exemplare das Wasser... more...

  • Lefebvre for Architectsby Nathaniel Coleman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    While the work of Henri Lefebvre has become better known in the English-speaking world since the 1991 translation of his 1974 masterpiece, The Production of Space , his influence on the actual production of architecture and the city has been less pronounced. Although now widely read in schools of architecture, planning and urban design, Lefebvre?s... more...

  • Cognitive Architectureby Ann Sussman; Justin B Hollander

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In Cognitive Architecture , the authors review new findings in psychology and neuroscience to help architects and planners better understand their clients as the sophisticated mammals they are, arriving in the world with built-in responses to the environment that have evolved over millennia. The book outlines four main principles---Edges Matter,... 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...

  • Suspending Modernityby Kay Bea Jones

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95

    Kay Bea Jones’ illuminating study of selected works by Studio Albini will reintroduce his contributions to one of the most productive periods in Italian design. Suspending Modernity follows the evolution of Albini’s most important buildings and projects, even as they reveal his apprehensive attitudes about the modern condition. Albini clarified... more...

  • E-Governance for Smart Citiesby T. M. Vinod Kumar

    Springer Singapore 2014; US$ 179.00

    This book highlights the electronic governance in a smart city through case studies of cities located in many countries. ?E-Government? refers to the use by government agencies of information technologies (such as Wide Area Networks, the Internet, and mobile computing) that have the ability to transform relations with citizens, businesses, and other... more...