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  • Site and Compositionby Enis Aldallal; Husam AlWaer; Soumyen Bandyopadhyay

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 48.95

    Site and Composition examines design strategies and tactics in site making. It is concerned with the need for a renewed understanding of the site in the twenty-first century and the need for a critical position regarding the continued tendency to view the site as an isolated ?fragment? severed from its wider context. The book argues revisiting... more...

  • Material Imagination in Architectureby David Dernie; Jacopo Gaspari

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 43.95

    Material Imagination in Architecture draws on history and the visual arts, and contemporary architecture to explore this popular theme in architectural practice and education. In the context of a discipline increasingly driven by digital production, this text explores architecture and making and the diverse influences on the material reality of... more...

  • Seismic Isolation for Architectsby Andrew Charleson; Adriana Guisasola

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 68.95

    Seismic isolation offers the highest degree of earthquake protection to buildings and their inhabitants. Modern applications of the technology are less than 50 years old and uptake in seismically active regions continues to soar. Seismic Isolation for Architects is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice in this field. Based on... more...

  • Archigrafieby Agnès Laube; Michael Widrig

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 53.02

    Ob klein und fein oder auffällig-großmaßstäblich - Beschriftungen am Bau und im öffentlichen Raum prägen das städtische Umfeld. Aber wie können sich Architektur und Grafik auf hohem gestalterischem Niveau begegnen? Den Kern des Handbuches bilden 26 aktuelle Archigrafien. Jedes dieser integralen Projekte steht exemplarisch für eine Strategie, wie mit... more...

  • Archigraphyby Agnès Laube; Michael Widrig

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 53.02

    Lettering on buildings and in the public realm affects our environment. The core of this manual is formed by archigraphy projects that represent a strategy of how architecture can be enriched by graphic elements. The structural, material or visual methods can thus be used as inspiration for the reader?s own designs. A compilation of lettering techniques,... more...

  • Welcome to Your Worldby Sarah Williams Goldhagen

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 14.99

    One of the nation?s chief architecture critics reveals how the environments we build profoundly shape our feelings, memories, and well-being, and argues that we must harness this knowledge to construct a world better suited to human experience. Taking us on a fascinating journey through some of the world?s best and worst landscapes, buildings, and... more...

  • Advancing Wood Architectureby Achim Menges; Tobias Schwinn; Oliver David Krieg

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In light of environmental challenges architecture is facing, wood is no longer regarded as outmoded, nostalgic, and rooted in the past, but increasingly recognized as one of the most promising building materials for the future. Recent years have seen unprecedented innovation of new technologies for advancing wood architecture. Advancing Wood Architecture... more...

  • Manual of Sectionby Paul Lewis; Marc Tsutumaki; David J. Lewis

    Princeton Architectural Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    Along with plan and elevation, section is one of the essential representational techniques of architectural design; among architects and educators, debates about a project's section are common and often intense. Until now, however, there has been no framework to describe or evaluate it. Manual of Section fills this void. Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki,... more...

  • Small Interventionsby Walter Nägeli; Niloufar Kirn Tajeri

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 53.02

    The publication investigates the opportunities for upgrading the spatial structure of apartments created during the post-war building boom between 1960 and 1970. The authors analyze typical existing layouts in the context of social developments which, in recent decades, have led to significant changes in the form of living and in the structure of... more...

  • Kleine Eingriffeby Walter Nägeli; Niloufar Kirn Tajeri

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 53.02

    The publication investigates the opportunities for upgrading the spatial structure of apartments created during the post-war building boom between 1960 and 1970. The authors analyze typical existing layouts in the context of social developments which, in recent decades, have led to significant changes in the form of living and in the structure of... more...