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  • The Architectural Detailby Edward R. Ford

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    The Architectural Detail  is author Edward R. Ford's life's work, and this may be his most important book to date. Ford walks the reader through five widely accepted (and wildly different) definitions of detail, in an attempt to find, once and for all, the quintessential definition of detail in architecture. more...

  • Pamphlet Architecture 31by Steven Holl

    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...

  • Building Envelopesby Jenny Lovel

    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...

  • Pamphlet Architecture 30by InfraNet Lab / Lateral Office

    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...

  • 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 Spirit of... more...

  • 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...

  • Keramische Bausystemeby Martin Bechthold; Anthony Kane; Nathan King

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 98.00

    Architectural ceramics have long been confined to decorative surfaces. Today innovations in material technology, production methods and assembly systems allow applications that combine the materials? emotional attractiveness with new functionalities. Ceramic materials take the form of building systems that are used for facades, roofs and interior walls.... more...

  • Fifty Modern Buildings That Changed the Worldby The Design Museum; Deyan Sudjic

    Octopus 2015; Not Available

    The history of modern architecture is as diverse as it is beautiful, varying wildly from region to region and era to era. Here Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, explores 50 of the most significant and striking buildings in the world, from the modernist aesthetic of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye to the eye-catching flair of Beijing's CCTV... more...

  • Defect-Free Buildings (McGraw-Hill Construction Series)by Robert Mann

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 93.00

    Acknowledgments How to Use This Book Introduction Chapter 1: A Basic Primer on the Construction Process Chapter 2: The Construction Contract Chapter 3: Why Do Contractors Get Sued? Chapter 4: Background to Construction Defect Law Chapter 5: The Most Common Construction Defects and How to Avoid Them Chapter 6: Using Plans, Specifications, and Contract... more...

  • Ceramic Material Systemsby Martin Bechthold; Anthony Kane; Nathan King

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 98.00

    Architectural ceramics have long been confined to decorative surfaces. Today innovations in material technology, production methods and assembly systems allow applications that combine the materials? emotional attractiveness with new functionalities. Ceramic materials take the form of building systems that are used for facades, roofs and interior walls.... more...