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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Architect's Guide to Residential Designby Michael Malone

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 78.00

    A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO RESIDENTIAL DESIGN FOR ARCHITECTS AND CLIENTS Written by a successful practitioner of both residential and commercial architecture, this hands-on resource enables you to transfer and expand your architectural design skills and successfully integrate single-family residential design into your professional practice. The Architect's... more...

  • 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...