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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Archigrafieby Agnès Laube; Michael Widrig

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 70.00

    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...

  • Archigraphyby Agnès Laube; Michael Widrig

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 59.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Architect's Guide to Residential Designby Michael Malone

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 78.00 US$ 68.25

    A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO RESIDENTIAL DESIGN FOR ARCHITECTS AND CLIENTS Written by a successful practitioner of both residential and commercial architecture, this hands-on resource enables you to transfer and expand your architectural design skills and successfully integrate single-family residential design into your professional practice. The Architect's... 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$ 191.00

    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 2009; 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...