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  • The Death of Drawingby David Ross Scheer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • Design Drawingby Francis D. K. Ching; Steven P. Juroszek

    Wiley 2013; US$ 60.00

    Get the completely revised edition to mastering the visual language of architecture. In his distinctive graphic style, world-renowned author and architecture educator Francis D.K. Ching takes us on another exciting journey through the process of creation. In Design Drawing, Second Edition , he unmasks the basic cognitive processes that drive visual... more...

  • Prefabricated Systemsby Ulrich Knaack; Sharon Chung-Klatte; Reinhard Hasselbach

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 49.00

    This book provides an overview of prefabricated systems in housing, office, and industrial buildings. It explains the processes of modular construction and the behavior of materials with this approach. Many drawings show the principles of modular construction, while built examples forge a link to building practice. more...

  • Material Designby Thomas Schröpfer; James Carpenter; Sheila Kennedy; Liat Margolis; Toshiko Mori; Nader Tehrani; Peter Yeadon

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 76.95

    The approach of Material Design opens the way to an innovative use of materials in the design professions. Taking material qualities and properties such as texture, elasticity and transparency as a point of departure, the book describes a multitude of material operations, like folding and bending, carving and cutting, weaving and knitting, mirroring... more...

  • Architectureby Francis D. K. Ching

    Wiley 2012; US$ 55.00

    A superb visual reference to the principles of architecture Now including interactive CD-ROM! For more than thirty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has been the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated Third Edition features expanded sections on circulation, light,... more...

  • 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...

  • Structure As Architectureby Andrew Charleson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Structure as Architecture presents a comprehensive analysis of the indispensable role of structure in architecture. An exploration, as well as a celebration, of structure, the book draws on a series of design studies and case study examples to illustrate how structure can be employed to realize a wide range of concepts in contemporary architecture.... more...

  • Insulating Modernismby Kiel Moe

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 84.00

    What is the best way to achieve sustainable energy savings in buildings? The mainstream construction industry has been saying for decades: it?s insulation. Today there is a growing movement among architects who claim that, by contrast, it isintelligent design thatprovides the best energetic results. This book describes the history, theory and facts... more...

  • Neue Holzbautechnologienby Simone Jeska; Khaled Pascha; Rainer Hascher

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 84.00

    Das ?alte? Material Holz wird seit Anbeginn der Menschheit zum Bauen von Behausungen unterschiedlicher Art verwendet. Das Buch dokumentiert diese Weiterentwicklungen, insbesondere die ingenieurmäßigen Verbindungstechniken, die Einführung der digitalen Produktionstechniken sowie die innovativen Materialentwicklungen dieses Werkstoffes. more...

  • Schwellenräumeby

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 84.00

    Was ist ein Schwellenraum? Auftakt, Dazwischen, Schranke? Innen oder außen? Der Schwellenraum ist alles zusammen, meist sogar gleichzeitig. Till Boettger hat sich in Lehr- und Forschungsprojekten mit der Inszenierung des Ankommens und Empfangens befasst. Er hat räumliche Übergänge exemplarisch anhand von sechs Kulturbauten renommierter Architekten... more...