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  • Environmental Indicators for Building Designby O. Guerra Santin

    IOS Press 2008; US$ 73.00

    The ultimate goal of building and construction ? in relation to environmental issues ? is to construct in an environmentally neutral way; or, as the Brundtland Report states, to consume in such a way that our children have the same choices that we have. Construction will always be needed, and will always consume resources. But in accordance with the... more...

  • Icons of American Architecture: From the Alamo to the World Trade Center [2 volumes]by Donald Langmead

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 191.00

    What turns a building into an icon? What is it about some structures that makes their history and legend even more important than their original intended use, making them a part of American, and world, popular culture? Twenty four buildings and structures, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the White House, the Hotel del Coronado, and the Washington Monument... more...

  • Design for Critical Careby D. Kirk Hamilton; Mardelle McCuskey Shepley

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 94.95

    It is now widely recognized that the physical environment has an impact on the physiology, psychology, and sociology of those who experience it. When designing a critical care unit, the demands on the architect or designer working together with the interdisciplinary team of clinicians are highly specialized. Good design can have a hugely positive... more...

  • New Directions in Sustainable Designby Adrian Parr; Michael Zaretsky

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 53.95

    Recently there has been a plethora of work published on the topic of sustainability, much of which is purely theoretical or technical in its approach. More often than not these books fail to introduce readers to the larger challenge of what thinking sustainably might entail. Combining a series of well know authors in contemporary philosophy with... more...

  • Interior Detailingby David Kent Ballast

    Wiley 2010; US$ 90.00 US$ 78.00

    The all-in-one interior detailing guide that unites creative and technical aspects A well-executed interior space requires the successful combination of the creative and the technical. Interior Detailing bridges the gap between design and construction, and shows how to develop and transform design concepts into details that meet the constraints,... more...

  • Traditional Buildingsby Allen Noble

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    Based on a lifelong professional and personal interest, "Traditional Buildings" presents a unique survey of vernacular architecture across the globe. The reader is taken on a fascinating tour of traditional building around the world, which includes the loess cave homes of central China, the stilt houses on the shores of Dahomey, the housebarns of Europe... more...

  • Feng Shui in Businessby Evelyn Lip

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 16.99

    Cautiously treading through the ocean of myth permeating the modern practice of feng shui, Evelyn Lip’s Feng Shui For Success in Business exemplifies and modernises the classic findings of humanity's inseparable link with their space. more...

  • Designing Kinetics for Architectural Facadesby Jules Moloney

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 59.95

    Architectural facades now have the potential to be literally kinetic, through automated sunscreens and a range of animated surfaces. This book explores the aesthetic potential of these new types of moving facades. Critique of theory and practice in architecture is combined here with ideas from kinetic art of the 1960?s. From this background the... more...

  • Ghastly Good Tasteby John Betjeman

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 20.41

    'My own interest started in seeking out what was old. When the guide told me that this was the bed in which Queen Elizabeth slept, I believed him. When owners of country cottages in Suffolk told me their cottage was a thousand years old, I believed them too. I thought that this or that church was the smallest in England, and that secret passages ran... more...

  • Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture, Third Editionby Ernest Burden

    McGraw-Hill Education 2012; US$ 60.00 US$ 49.20

    Now in full color--a thoroughly updated edition of the premier illustrated architectural dictionary Revised and expanded, the Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture , Third Edition, features 8,000 definitions, 4,000 illustrations, and biographies of hundreds of architects accompanied by classic examples of their work. This new, full-color edition... more...