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

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 42.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Material Synthesisby Achim Menges

    Wiley 2015; US$ 41.50

    Material Synthesis: Fusing the Physical and the Computational Guest-edited by Achim Menges A new understanding of the material in architecture is fast emerging. Designers are no longer conceiving of the digital realm as separate from the physical world. Instead computation is being regarded as the key interface for material exploration and vice... more...

  • The Modern Stationby Brian Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    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...

  • Neues Bauen mit Holzby Marc Wilhelm Lennartz; Susanne Jacob-Freitag

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 84.00

    Timber: the old raw material and building material returns. Based on 24 international projects, the book provides an overview of the range of possibilities in wood construction today. Texts, images, and plans document the architectural and constructive qualities of contemporary timber structures from the conceptual design to the structure... more...

  • New Architecture in Woodby Marc Wilhelm Lennartz; Susanne Jacob-Freitag

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 84.00

    Timber: the old raw material and building material returns. Based on 24 international projects, the book provides an overview of the range of possibilities in wood construction today. Texts, images, and plans document the architectural and constructive qualities of contemporary timber structures from the conceptual design to the structure... more...

  • Old Buildings, New Designsby Charles Bloszies

    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...

  • Pamphlet Architecture 26by Jonathan D. Solomon

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    The thirteen projects take as their subject a site of contested transportation infrastructure--the Sheridan Expressway. By proposing new typologies for this site, these studies seek to mediate the spaces in the city where local and regional meet. Referencing the introduction of the modern parkway into the Bronx, the grading of the Central Park transverse... 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...

  • Pamphlet Architecture 29by Nannette Jackowski; Ricardo de Ostos

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    Ambiguous Spaces, the newest installment in the Pamphlet Architecture series and a return to Pamphlet's own progressive roots, features the architectural fictions "The Pregnant Island" and "Nuclear Breeding." These two projects develop alternative urban concepts that address the challenges presented by the specific situations and social dynamics described... more...