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  • 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...

  • Designing Relationships: The Art of Collaboration in Architectureby Andrew Pressman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    In today?s dynamic practice environment, collaboration and teamwork skills are increasingly critical to the successful completion of building projects. Indeed, it is the careful nurturing of comradeship among complementary but distinctive egos that drives creativity underlying the hi-tech algorithms that help shape complex projects. Designing... more...

  • Digital Fabricationsby Lisa Iwamoto

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    Digital Fabrications, the second volume in our new Architecture Briefs series, celebrates the design ingenuity made possible by digital fabrication techniques. Author Lisa Iwamoto explores the methods architects use to calibrate digital designs with physical forms. The book is organized according to five types of digital fabrication techniques: tessellating,... more...

  • Pamphlet Architecture 28by Smout; Laura Allen

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    In 1977 Steven Holl and William Stout created a grittier alternative to mainstream architectural publishing called Pamphlet Architecture. With Holl's Bridges, the landmark series was born, and for 30 years Pamphlet has served as soapbox and laboratory for such notable architects and theorists as Lebbeus Woods, Zaha Hadid, Lars Lerup, and Michael Sorkin.... more...

  • Old Buildings, New Designsby Charles Bloszies

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    Increasingly, architects are hired to design new work for existing structures. Whether for reasons of preservation, sustainability, or cost-effectiveness, the movement to reuse buildings presents a variety of design challenges and opportunities. Old Buildings, New Designs is an Architecture Brief devoted to working within a given architectural fabric... more...

  • 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...

  • Building Information Modelingby Karen M. Kensek

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 33.95

    This is a design guide for architects, engineers, and contractors concerning the principles and specific applications of building information modeling (BIM). BIM has the potential to revolutionize the building industry, and yet not all architects and construction professionals fully understand what the benefits of BIM are or even the fundamental concepts... 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...