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- Wiley 2013; US$ 40.00 US$ 34.67
Architecture is on the brink. It is a discipline in crisis. Over the last two decades, architectural debate has diversified to the point of fragmentation and exhaustion. What is called for is an overarching argument or set of criteria on which to approach the design and construction of the built environment. Here, the internationally renowned... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 141.95
This book examines the structural and construction design of buildings. The first part presents an overview of materials and structural forms taking the point of view of the designer, architect and engineer. The second part is an extensive examination of over 70 case studies. They have been carefully selected and tightly structured to present a summary... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95
You always aim to achieve that moment of insight that leads to ingenuity and novelty in your design, but sometimes it remains elusive. This book presents a variety of techniques for mapping and making hands-on design/build projects, and relates this work to real architecture. It helps you to learn new ways of seeing and making that will enhance your... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 66.95
Emergence - the process by which new and coherent structures, patterns and properties ?emerge? from within complex systems Traditional architecture starts from the premise that architectural structures are singular and fixed, and however well integrated are separate from their environment and context. Emergence requires that the opposite is true... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95
This edited collection addresses the vital role of the imagination in the critical interpretation of architectural representations. By challenging the contemporary tendency for computer-aided drawings to become mere ?models? for imitation in the construction of buildings, the articles explore the broader range of methods and meanings at stake in the... more...
- Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 69.94
Renewable energies will play a dominant role in the future energy supply. This handbook provides an overview on the various solutions to convert solar heat into useful cooling, reports about experiences made with realized installations and gives support in the design process. Its use will strongly contribute to achieve high quality solar... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
An exciting new generation of railway architecture has emerged in Europe and elsewhere over the past decade. This book explains the reasons for the renaissance of the station as a building type and the current changes it is undergoing. The functional, social and technical factors which shape railway architecture are examined. As stations are essential... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95
Architecture in Formation is the first digital architecture manual that bridges multiple relationships between theory and practice, proposing a vital resource to structure the upcoming second digital revolution. Sixteen essays from practitioners, historians and theorists look at how information processing informs and is informed by architecture.... more...
- Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 75.32
Das internationale Schriftschaffen nach 1950 wurde maßgeblich geprägt vom Schweizer Adrian Frutiger. Sein Schriftprogramm Univers und die zum ISO-Standard erklärte, maschinenlesbare Schrift OCR-B sind ebenso Meilensteine wie die zur Frutiger weiterentwickelte Schrift der Pariser Flughäfen ? ein Qualitätsstandard für Signalisationsschriften.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95
This book offers an alternative vision for the future of architecture, a timely and invaluable contribution to the debate concerning emergent surfaces and the next generation of building membranes in this era of extreme computational control. Areas covered include: the future relationship between structure and ornament the value of mass customization... more...