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- Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 15.99
Holl attempts to answer these questions with his idea for "Dense-Pack Villages," a type of courtyard housing that could be built with recycled concrete from fallen buildings and steel and would be hurricane- and earthquake-resistant. Each "village" could house approximately 200 occupants, and the courtyards would be filled with greenery and fruit trees.... more...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 19.99
Few parts of a building work harder than its envelope (also known as its facade). The envelope is the part of the building most visible from the outside--so it should be visually appealing--but it can also have the biggest effect on the well-being and safety of its occupants--so the envelope should be help heat and cool the building, allow light into... more...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 13.99
Participants in the Pamphlet Architecture 30 competition were asked to respond to the theme "Investigations in Infrastructure," and propose new directions for architecture, transportation, energy, cities, and agriculture at a continental scale. The winning entry, Coupling, imagined six daring projects: a high-speed rail system across the Bering Strait... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...