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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 Architecture: From the Alamo to the World Trade Center [2 volumes]by 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...

  • Design for Critical Careby D Kirk Hamilton; Mardelle McCuskey Shepley

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 94.95

    It is now widely recognized that the physical environment has an impact on the physiology, psychology, and sociology of those who experience it. When designing a critical care unit, the demands on the architect or designer working together with the interdisciplinary team of clinicians are highly specialized. Good design can have a hugely positive... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...