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  • Structural Competency for Architectsby Hollee Hitchcock Becker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 85.00

    Structural Competency for Architects is a comprehensive volume covering topics from structural systems and typologies to statics, strength of materials, and component design. The book includes everything you need to know about structures for the design of components, as well as the logic for design of structural patterns, and selection of structural... more...

  • European Building Construction Illustratedby Francis D. K. Ching; Mark Mulville

    Wiley 2014; US$ 60.00

    The first European edition of Francis DK Ching’s classic visual guide to the basics of building construction. For nearly four decades, the US publication Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new European edition focuses on the construction methods most commonly... more...

  • Performance-Oriented Architectureby Michael Hensel

    Wiley 2013; US$ 40.00

    Architecture is on the brink. It is a discipline in crisis. Over the last two decades, architectural debate has diversified to the point of fragmentation and exhaustion.  What is called for is an overarching argument or set of criteria on which to approach the design and construction of the built environment. Here, the internationally renowned... more...

  • History, Performance and Conservationby Barry Bridgwood; Lindsay Lennie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Ideal for students of architectural technology, this volume of the Technologies of Architecture series covers the technologies available and the processes necessary for the conservation of existing buildings and environments. This book provides, in a single text, the tools for students to be able to evaluate such buildings, as well as an extensive... more...

  • Adrian Frutiger - Schriftenby Heidrun Osterer; Philipp Stamm; Schweizerische Stiftung

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 98.00

    The standard work on Adrian Frutiger's work: All typefaces?from design to marketing?were visually documented and analyzed with reference to the technology and to related typefaces. more...

  • Diagramming the Big Ideaby Jeffrey Balmer; Michael T. Swisher

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95

    As a beginning design student, you need to learn to think like a designer, to visualize ideas and concepts, as well as objects. In Diagramming the Big Idea, Jeffrey Balmer and Michael T. Swisher illustrate how you can create and use diagrams to clarify your understanding of both particular projects and organizing principles and ideas. With accessible,... more...

  • EMERGENT TECHNOLOGIES AND DESIGN HEby Michael Hensel; Achim Menges; Michael Weinstock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 66.95

    Emergence - the process by which new and coherent structures, patterns and properties ?emerge? from within complex systems Traditional architecture starts from the premise that architectural structures are singular and fixed, and however well integrated are separate from their environment and context. Emergence requires that the opposite is true... more...

  • FROM MODELS TO DRAWINGS FRASCARIby Marco Frascari; Jonathan Hale; Bradley Starkey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    This edited collection addresses the vital role of the imagination in the critical interpretation of architectural representations. By challenging the contemporary tendency for computer-aided drawings to become mere ?models? for imitation in the construction of buildings, the articles explore the broader range of methods and meanings at stake in the... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • AUTOGENIC STRUCTURES DOUGLISby 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...