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  • 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; Hugh Hardy

    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...

  • Designing Sustainabilityby Stuart Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    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...

  • 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...

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

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 97.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Architectural Detailingby Edward Allen; Patrick Rand

    Wiley 2016; US$ 85.00 US$ 73.67

    The industry-standard guide to designing well-performing buildings Architectural Detailing  systematically describes the principles by which good architectural details are designed. Principles are explained in brief, and backed by extensive illustrations that show you how to design details that will not leak water or air, will control the... more...

  • Building Codes Illustratedby Francis D. K. Ching; Steven R. Winkel

    Wiley 2016; US$ 60.00 US$ 52.99

    Dive into the history and application of the IBC Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to the 2015 International Building Code, Fifth Edition is a bestselling complement to the International Building Code, or IBC. Designed to give you an insider's look at the origins of the IBC, how it can be interpreted, and how it applies to design and construction,... more...