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  • 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 bookoffers 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...

  • The Modern Stationby Brian Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 180.00

    An exciting new generation of railway architecture has emerged in Europe and elsewhere over the past decade. This book explains the reasons for the renaissance of the station as a building type and the current changes it is undergoing. The functional, social and technical factors which shape railway architecture are examined. As stations are essential... more...

  • Designing Sustainabilityby Stuart Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    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 Spiritof... more...

  • Architecture in Formation:On the Nature of Information in Digital Architectureby Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa; Aaron Sprecher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Architecture in Formation is the first digital architecture manual that bridges multiple relationships between theory and practice, proposing a vital resource to structure the upcoming second digital revolution. Sixteen essays from practitioners, historians and theorists look at how information processing informs and is informed by architecture.... more...

  • Managing the Brief For Better Designby Alastair Blyth; John Worthington

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 65.95

    Based on extensive research, this book offers an understanding of the briefing process and its importance to the built environment. The text is illustrated bynine excellent examples of effective practice as well as five model briefs and invaluable process charts. more...

  • Building Information Modelingby Karen M. Kensek

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    This is adesign 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...

  • Seeing and Making in Architecture: Design Exercisesby Taiji Miyasaka

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    You always aim to achieve that moment of insight that leads to ingenuity and novelty in your design, but sometimes it remains elusive. This book presents a variety of techniques for mapping and making hands-on design/build projects, and relates this work to real architecture. It helps you to learn new ways of seeing and making that will enhance your... more...