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  • 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$ 54.19

    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$ 54.19

    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...

  • Leichte Räumeby Kerstin Schultz; Hedwig Wiedemann-Tokarz

    Birkhäuser 2017; US$ 54.19

    Die bauphysikalischen und komfortrelevanten Eigenschaften zeichnen den Gips-Trockenbau als besonders nachhaltige und vielseitige Bauweise aus. Das Buch verknüpft das große architektonische und skulpturale Potenzial dieser Bauweise mit den konstruktiven Anforderungen. Sein Fokus liegt auf der Systemvielfalt, den spezifischen Abhängigkeiten und deren... more...

  • Light Spacesby Kerstin Schultz; Hedwig Wiedemann-Tokarz

    Birkhäuser 2017; US$ 54.19

    Die bauphysikalischen und komfortrelevanten Eigenschaften zeichnen den Gips-Trockenbau als besonders nachhaltige und vielseitige Bauweise aus. Das Buch verknüpft das große architektonische und skulpturale Potenzial dieser Bauweise mit den konstruktiven Anforderungen. Sein Fokus liegt auf der Systemvielfalt, den spezifischen Abhängigkeiten und deren... more...

  • Introducing Architectural Tectonicsby Chad Schwartz

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 74.95

    Introducing Architectural Tectonics is an exploration of the poetics of construction. Tectonic theory is an integrative philosophy examining the relationships formed between design, construction, and space while creating or experiencing a work of architecture. In this text, author Chad Schwartz presents an introductory investigation into tectonic... more...

  • Integrating Innovation in Architectureby Ajla Aksamija

    Wiley 2016; US$ 65.95 US$ 57.16

    Today’s design professionals are faced with challenges on all fronts. They need not only to keep in step with rapid technological changes and the current revolution in design and construction processes, but to lead the industry. This means actively seeking to innovate through design research, raising the bar in building performance and adopting... more...

  • Modern Construction Case Studiesby Andrew Watts

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 65.04

    In the context of tight budgets, complex geometries, high energy efficiency, and flexible user functions mean that the requirements for technical details, and their execution in modern buildings, are very exacting. Modern Construction Case Studies presents planned, under construction and completed, innovative avant-garde projects ? all designed... more...

  • The Designer?s Field Guide to Collaborationby Caryn Brause

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    The Designer?s Field Guide to Collaboration provides practitioners and students with the tools necessary to collaborate effectively with a wide variety of partners in an increasingly socially complex and technology-driven design environment. Beautifully illustrated with color images, the book draws on the expertise of top professionals in the allied... more...