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  • The Architectural Detailby Edward R. Ford

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    The Architectural Detail  is author Edward R. Ford's life's work, and this may be his most important book to date. Ford walks the reader through five widely accepted (and wildly different) definitions of detail, in an attempt to find, once and for all, the quintessential definition of detail in architecture. more...

  • Pamphlet Architecture 31by Steven Holl

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    Holl attempts to answer these questions with his idea for "Dense-Pack Villages," a type of courtyard housing that could be built with recycled concrete from fallen buildings and steel and would be hurricane- and earthquake-resistant. Each "village" could house approximately 200 occupants, and the courtyards would be filled with greenery and fruit trees.... more...

  • Building Envelopesby Jenny Lovel

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    Few parts of a building work harder than its envelope (also known as its facade). The envelope is the part of the building most visible from the outside--so it should be visually appealing--but it can also have the biggest effect on the well-being and safety of its occupants--so the envelope should be help heat and cool the building, allow light into... more...

  • Pamphlet Architecture 30by InfraNet Lab / Lateral Office

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    Participants in the Pamphlet Architecture 30 competition were asked to respond to the theme "Investigations in Infrastructure," and propose new directions for architecture, transportation, energy, cities, and agriculture at a continental scale. The winning entry, Coupling, imagined six daring projects: a high-speed rail system across the Bering Strait... more...

  • Designing Sustainabilityby Stuart Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    What is the relationship between design, sustainability, inner values and spirituality? How can we create designs that provide a convincing alternative to unsustainable interpretations of progress, growth, consumerism and commercialism? Building on the arguments first advanced in his widely acclaimed books Sustainable by Design and The Spirit of... more...

  • Keramische Bausystemeby Martin Bechthold; Anthony Kane; Nathan King

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 98.00

    Architectural ceramics have long been confined to decorative surfaces. Today innovations in material technology, production methods and assembly systems allow applications that combine the materials? emotional attractiveness with new functionalities. Ceramic materials take the form of building systems that are used for facades, roofs and interior walls.... more...

  • Defect-Free Buildings (McGraw-Hill Construction Series)by Robert Mann

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 79.95

    ELIMINATE CONSTRUCTION MISTAKES AND MINIMIZE YOUR EXPOSURE TO EXPENSE AND LITIGATION WITH DEFECT-FREE BUILDINGS Nothing packs a more costly punch and ruins a project faster than a construction defect dispute. And nothing stops a project dead in its tracks faster than conflicts between builders and owners. But with McGraw-Hill's Defect-Free Buildings,... more...

  • Ceramic Material Systemsby Martin Bechthold; Anthony Kane; Nathan King

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 98.00

    Architectural ceramics have long been confined to decorative surfaces. Today innovations in material technology, production methods and assembly systems allow applications that combine the materials? emotional attractiveness with new functionalities. Ceramic materials take the form of building systems that are used for facades, roofs and interior walls.... more...

  • Autogenic Structuresby Evan Douglis

    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...