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  • Integrating Innovation in Architectureby Ajla Aksamija

    Wiley 2016; US$ 65.95 US$ 57.16

    Today’s design professionals are faced with challenges on all fronts. They need not only to keep in step with rapid technological changes and the current revolution in design and construction processes, but to lead the industry. This means actively seeking to innovate through design research, raising the bar in building performance and adopting... more...

  • Workflowsby Richard Garber

    Wiley 2017; US$ 41.50 US$ 35.97

    Conceived as an augmentation of the architectural design process, workflows establish relationships, design-thinking protocols, tools and techniques at scales ranging from the individual to large decentralized practices to multidisciplinary teams across the AEC spectrum. The issue will feature projects by firms at different scales from across the world... more...

  • Timber Gridshellsby John Chilton; Gabriel Tang

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 63.95

    Throughout history, people have constructed simple timber lattice shelters such as the tepee or yurt, covered with animal skins, leaves, grasses and woven fabrics. Over the last fifty years, more sophisticated ?webs of wood? have emerged, with timber gridshells in particular becoming a structurally expressive form of architecture. Recent developments... more...

  • The Fabric Formwork Bookby Mark West

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 67.95

    Concrete is the most used man-made material in the world and is the fundamental physical medium for most of the world?s architecture and construction. The character of concrete is largely the product of the rigid moulds that have shaped it since its invention in antiquity. The advent of flexible moulds, however, marks a radical break from conventional... more...

  • Self-Assembly Labby Skylar Tibbits

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    What if structures could build themselves or adapt to fluctuating environments? Skylar Tibbits, Director of the Self-Assembly Lab in the Department of Architecture at MIT, Cambridge, MA, crosses the boundaries between architecture, biology, materials science and the arts, to envision a world where material components can self-assemble to provide adapting... more...

  • Modern Construction Case Studiesby Andrew Watts

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 63.70

    In the context of tight budgets, complex geometries, high energy efficiency, and flexible user functions mean that the requirements for technical details, and their execution in modern buildings, are very exacting. Modern Construction Case Studies presents planned, under construction and completed, innovative avant-garde projects ? all designed... more...

  • The Designer?s Field Guide to Collaborationby Caryn Brause

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    The Designer?s Field Guide to Collaboration provides practitioners and students with the tools necessary to collaborate effectively with a wide variety of partners in an increasingly socially complex and technology-driven design environment. Beautifully illustrated with color images, the book draws on the expertise of top professionals in the allied... more...

  • Design Computingby Brian R. Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    Design Computing will help you understand the rapidly evolving relationship between computing, designers, and the many different environments they create or work in. The book introduces the topic of design computing, and covers the basics of hardware and software, so you don?t need to be an expert. Topics include the fundamentals of digital representation,... more...

  • A Primer on Theory in Architectureby Karen Cordes Spence

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    A Primer on Theory in Architecture discusses how theory is defined in architecture, how it is identified, its location in larger perspectives or worldviews, its relationships to other areas in architecture, and how it can be constructed. The book explores the definition, elements and characteristics of theory along with subjects associated with... more...

  • Studio Prixby IoA Institute of Architecture; Klaus Bollinger; Roswitha Janowski-Fritsch; Anja Jonkhans; Baerbel Mueller

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 53.11

    Prix prägte das Studio, das von Anfang an für Radikalismus und umgesetzte Utopien stand. Studio Prix war ein Kreativzentrum, das intensive Betreuung bot. Diese Veröffentlichung beinhaltet eine Auswahl von Projekten und Diplomarbeiten von Studenten, sowie Ausführungen von internationalen Gästen wie den Architekten Hitoshi Abe, Greg Lynn, Zaha Hadid... more...