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  • Visions of Heavenby David Stephenson

    Springer 2005; US$ 60.00

    There's an ethereal magic to standing beneath a dome, neck craned, looking up at a vision of the heavens created by some long ago figure of genius. From the Pantheon to the Hagia Sophia, the power of the dome seems transcendent. Photographer David Stephenson's magnificently kaleidoscopic images of dome interiors capture this evanescent drama,... more...

  • Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2007 / Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2007 (German and English Edition)by Rat für Formgebung

    Springer 2007; US$ 59.95

    Der Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland ist die zentrale Maßnahme der Designförderung des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie. Er wird vom Rat für Formgebung organisiert und prämiert Produkte von besonders herausragender Gestaltungsqualität. Voraussetzung für die Nominierung ist, dass ein Produkt bereits mit einem nationalen oder... more...

  • Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildingsby Walter T. Grondzik; Alison G. Kwok; Ben Stein; John S. Reynolds

    Wiley 2011; US$ 160.00

    For more than half a century, this book has been a fixture in architecture and construction firms the world over. Twice awarded the AIA's Citation for Excellence in International Architecture Book Publishing, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings is recognized for its comprehensiveness, clarity of presentation, and timely coverage of... more...

  • 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 Architectureby Donald Langmead

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 175.00

    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...

  • Traditional Buildingsby Allen Noble

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 32.00

    Based on a lifelong professional and personal interest, Traditional Buildings presents a unique survey of vernacular architecture across the globe. The reader is taken on a fascinating tour of traditional building around the world, which includes the loess cave homes of central China, the stilt houses on the shores of Dahomey, the housebarns of... more...

  • Feng Shui in Businessby Evelyn Lip

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 16.80

    Cautiously treading through the ocean of myth permeating the modern practice of feng shui, Evelyn Lip’s Feng Shui For Success in Business exemplifies and modernises the classic findings of humanity's inseparable link with their space. more...

  • Designing Kinetics for Architectural Facadesby Jules Moloney

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 53.95

    Architectural facades now have the potential to be literally kinetic, through automated sunscreens and a range of animated surfaces. This book explores the aesthetic potential of these new types of moving facades. From critique of theory and practice in architecture, discourse within kinetic arts and the generation of a series of computer animations,... more...

  • Architectural Quality Controlby Fred Nashed

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 59.95

    This book offers a time- and cost-saving, step-by-step process for taking a team approach to quality control at the drafting stage. Using the author?s proven method, each discipline is broken down into a separate sheet labeled with each item to be checked, and with the clearly explained rationale behind each check as well as the building code issues... 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...