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  • Pamphlet Architecture 32by James A. Craig; Matt Ozga-Lawn

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    The competition for Pamphlet Architecture 32 centered on the theme of resilience. By addressing the capacity to cope, the ability to bounce back, and the mitigation and management of risk, participants were asked to showcase a fresh understanding of the architectural opportunities found in resilience. The winning entry successfully takes on the topic... more...

  • Material Strategiesby Blaine Brownell

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    Blaine Brownell s best-selling Transmaterial series has introduced designers to hundreds of emergent materials that have the potential to transform our built environment. In our new Architecture Brief, Material Strategies, Brownell shows architects how creative applications of these materials achieve such transformations. Chapters based on fundamental... 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...