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  • Performance-Oriented Architectureby Michael Hensel

    Wiley 2013; US$ 40.00

    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...

  • The Way We Build Nowby Andrew Orton

    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...

  • Skins, Envelopes, and Enclosuresby Mayine L. Yu

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    An overview of the best building envelope construction methods, materials science, and structural principlesusingcase studies toilluminate the theory and techniques of assembling exteriors. more...

  • Seeing and Making in Architecture: Design Exercisesby Taiji Miyasaka

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • History, Performance and Conservationby Barry Bridgwood; Lindsay Lennie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Ideal for students of architectural technology, this volume of the Technologies of Architecture series covers the technologies available and the processes necessary for the conservation of existing buildings and environments. This book provides, in a single text, the tools for students to be able to evaluate such buildings, as well as an extensive... more...

  • EMERGENT TECHNOLOGIES AND DESIGN HEby Michael Hensel; Achim Menges; Michael Weinstock

    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...

  • FROM MODELS TO DRAWINGS FRASCARIby Marco Frascari; Jonathan Hale; Bradley Starkey

    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...

  • Climate Responsive Designby Richard Hyde

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 103.95

    Climate Responsive Design provides a unique source for students and practising architects requiring guidance on climatic design. Covering theory and application it provides examples of innovative and best practice in 'responsive architecture' through case studies. The book also covers the broader topic of technology as a generator in design which... more...

  • The Modern Stationby Brian Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 180.00

    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...

  • Architecture in Formation:On the Nature of Information in Digital Architectureby Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa; Aaron Sprecher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    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...