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  • The Death of Drawingby David Ross Scheer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The Death of Drawing explores the causes and effects of the epochal shift from drawing to computation as the chief design and communication medium in architecture. Drawing both framed the thinking of architects and organized the design and construction process to place architects at its center. Its displacement by building information modeling (BIM)... more...

  • Late Victorian Architectural Plans and Detailsby William T. Comstock; Daniel D. Reiff

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    This authentic reproduction of plans drawn up by a noted nineteenth-century architectural firm features both residential and public buildings. Hundreds of illustrations include floor plans, perspective views, and elevations as well as designs for staircases, fireplaces, and other interior details. Other drawings depict windows, doors, balconies, and... more...

  • Building Dynamicsby Branko Kolarevic; Vera Parlac

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 69.95

    Buildings are increasingly ?dynamic?: equipped with sensors, actuators and controllers, they ?self-adjust? in response to changes in the external and internal environments and patterns of use. Building Dynamics asks how this change manifests itself and what it means for architecture as buildings weather, programs change, envelopes adapt, interiors... more...

  • Graphic Design for Architectsby Karen Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 38.95

    Graphic Design for Architects is a handbook of techniques, explanations and examples of graphic design most relevant to architects. The book covers a variety of scales of graphic design, everything from portfolio design and competition boards, to signage and building super-graphics ? to address every phase of architectural production.? This book... more...

  • Place Advantageby Sally Augustin; Neil Frankel; Cindy Coleman

    Wiley 2015; US$ 90.00 US$ 78.00

    Using psychology to develop spaces that enrich human experience Place design matters. Everyone perceives the world around them in a slightly different way, but there are fundamental laws that describe how people experience their physical environments. Place science principles can be applied in homes, schools, stores, restaurants, workplaces, healthcare... more...

  • The Tectonics of Structural Systemsby Yonca Hurol

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    The Tectonics of Structural Systems provides an architectural approach to the theory of structural systems. The book combines: structural recommendations to follow during the architectural design of various structural systems and the tectonic treatment of structural recommendations in architecture. Written expressly for students, the... more...

  • Solid Woodby Joseph Mayo

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 64.95

    Over the past 10-15 years a renaissance in wood architecture has occurred with the development of new wood building systems and design strategies, elevating wood from a predominantly single-family residential idiom to a rival of concrete and steel construction for a variety of building types, including high rises. This new solid wood architecture... more...

  • Beyond BIMby Danelle Briscoe

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Beyond BIM explores the vast and under-explored design potential undertaken by information modeling. Through a series of investigations grounded in the analysis of built work, interviews with leading practitioners, and speculative projects, the author catalogs the practical advantages and theoretical implications of exploiting BIM as a primary tool... more...

  • The Routledge Companion for Architecture Design and Practiceby Mitra Kanaani; Dak Kopec

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 209.00

    The Routledge Companion for Architecture Design and Practice provides an overview of established and emerging trends in architecture practice. Contributions of the latest research from international experts examine external forces applied to the practice and discipline of architecture. Each chapter contains up-to-date and relevant information about... more...

  • Designing the Exterior Wallby Linda Brock

    Wiley 2015; US$ 110.00 US$ 95.33

    By presenting the basics of building science along with a prescribed set of details, Designing the Exterior Wall helps you understand why buildings fail and how they can be made more durable through design. Author Linda Brock connects the science and aesthetics of building envelopes through the examination of a variety of construction and cladding... more...