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  • Environmental Indicators for Building Designby O. Guerra Santin

    IOS Press 2008; US$ 73.00

    The ultimate goal of building and construction ? in relation to environmental issues ? is to construct in an environmentally neutral way; or, as the Brundtland Report states, to consume in such a way that our children have the same choices that we have. Construction will always be needed, and will always consume resources. But in accordance with the... more...

  • Icons of American Architecture: From the Alamo to the World Trade Center [2 volumes]by Donald Langmead

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 193.00

    What turns a building into an icon? What is it about some structures that makes their history and legend even more important than their original intended use, making them a part of American, and world, popular culture? Twenty four buildings and structures, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the White House, the Hotel del Coronado, and the Washington Monument... more...

  • Lune (Italian Edition)by Edoardo Romagnoli; Giulio M Confalonieri; Piero Bianucci

    Springer 2010; US$ 59.95

    Un'opera unica nel suo genere, nata dall'incontro di due grandi artisti, il fotografo Edoardo Romagnoli e il designer Giulio Confalonieri, recentemente scomparso.Protagonista è la Luna, colta dall'obiettivo della macchina fotografica e ritratta attraverso fotografie sorprendenti e di forte impatto emotivo (alcune esposte al Guggenheim Museum di Venezia).Grafica... more...

  • Brutalismby Alexander Clement

    Crowood 2012; US$ 21.86

    The term Brutalism is used to describe a form of architecture that appeared, mainly in Europe, from around 1945-1975. Uncompromisingly modern, this trend in architecture was both striking and arresting and, perhaps like no other style before or since, aroused extremes of emotion and debate. Some regarded Brutalist buildings as monstrous soulless structures... more...

  • Building with Bambooby Gernot Minke

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 76.95

    Traditionally a building material of hot climate zones in Asia and Latin America, bamboo is increasingly discovered by architects of the Northern hemisphere as well. It is lightweight, highly elastic and ductile, and in addition offers qualities especially in demand in an era of limited resources, renewability and abundant availability. Architects... more...

  • Helmut Schmid ? Gestaltung ist Haltung / Design Is Attitudeby Victor Malsy; Philipp Teufel; Fjodor Gejko

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 112.00

    ?Helmut Schmid ... his typography has rhythm ... it is created by the eye and resembles a musical score.? Wim Crouwel, RotterdamAfter training as a typesetter, Helmut Schmid (b. 1942 in Ferlach, Austria) studied at the Schule für Gestaltung in Basel. In 1976 he designed the campaign logo for the SPD campaign of Helmut Schmidt. After living in Düsseldorf,... more...

  • TypoLyricsby Slanted

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 53.50

    For TypoLyrics, celebrated graphic designers like Fons Hickmann as well as talented young designers from all over the world have used song lyrics as the inspiration for innovative font designs. The result is a collection of fascinating visuals. Each of the eleven chapters treats a particular font family and song lyrics from a particular musical style. more...

  • Creating Desired Futuresby Michael Shamiyeh

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 62.95

    Today?s society is making great leaps in its effort to obtain ever more and ever more specific know-how in various specialties, with the consequence that the structures of today?s companies are become increasingly complex. This in turn leads to problems at the points of interface, which calls for a comprehensive approach to solutions.Creating Desired... more...

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

    Birkhäuser 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...

  • Interior Gardensby Haike Falkenberg

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 107.00

    Gardens inside buildings represent a sustainable vehicle for a host of ecological and economic advantages: factors such as improving the indoor climate and the workplace situation and hence increasing quality of life. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the planning and implementation of this special kind of garden. The planning information... more...