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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...

  • ADA in Detailsby Janis Kent

    Wiley 2017; US$ 75.00 US$ 67.50

    Integrate your designs with compliant access interpretations ADA in Details  provides a visual interpretation of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for a convenient, go-to reference of pertinent scoping, technical requirements, and sourcing information. Architects, designers, and everyone else involved... 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...

  • Evoking through Designby Matias del Campo

    Wiley 2017; US$ 39.95 US$ 35.95

    Evoking Through Design: Contemporary Moods in Architecture is visually stunning, featuring built work and speculative projects, which highlight how contemporary practices are using devices such as spatial compositing, surface articulation and novel manipulations of materials in order to constitute spatial conditions radiating in delicate and sophisticated... more...

  • Integrating Innovation in Architectureby Ajla Aksamija

    Wiley 2016; US$ 65.95 US$ 59.36

    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 ConstructionCase Studiesby Andrew Watts

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 79.95

    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...

  • Timber Gridshellsby John Chilton; Gabriel Tang

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 63.95

    Throughout history, people have constructed simple timber lattice shelters such as the tepee or yurt, covered with animal skins, leaves, grasses and woven fabrics. Over the last fifty years, more sophisticated ‘webs of wood’ have emerged, with timber gridshells in particular becoming a structurally expressive form of architecture. Recent developments... more...

  • The Fabric Formwork Bookby Mark West

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 67.95

    Concrete is the most used man-made material in the world and is the fundamental physical medium for most of the world’s architecture and construction. The character of concrete is largely the product of the rigid moulds that have shaped it since its invention in antiquity. The advent of flexible moulds, however, marks a radical break from conventional... more...

  • Self-Assembly Labby Skylar Tibbits

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    What if structures could build themselves or adapt to fluctuating environments? Skylar Tibbits, Director of the Self-Assembly Lab in the Department of Architecture at MIT, Cambridge, MA, crosses the boundaries between architecture, biology, materials science and the arts, to envision a world where material components can self-assemble to provide adapting... more...