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Design & Drafting

  • A Primer on Theory in Architectureby Karen Cordes Spence

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    A Primer on Theory in Architecture discusses how theory is defined in architecture, how it is identified, its location in larger perspectives or worldviews, its relationships to other areas in architecture, and how it can be constructed. The book explores the definition, elements and characteristics of theory along with subjects associated with... 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...

  • Design Computingby Brian R. Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    Design Computing will help you understand the rapidly evolving relationship between computing, designers, and the many different environments they create or work in. The book introduces the topic of design computing, and covers the basics of hardware and software, so you don?t need to be an expert. Topics include the fundamentals of digital representation,... more...

  • Star Arkby Rachel Armstrong

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 37.00

    As space ventures have become more numerous, leading scientists and theorists have offered ways of building a living habitat in a hostile environment, taking an ?ecosystems? view of space colonization. The contributors to this volume take a radical multi-disciplinary view of the challenge of human space colonization through the... 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...

  • Sustainable Construction Materialsby Ravindra K. Dhir OBE; Gurmel S. Ghataora; Ciaran J. Lynn

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 185.00

    Sustainable Construction Materials: Sewage Sludge Ash , part of a series of five, aims to promote the use of sustainable construction materials. It is different from the norm, with its uniqueness lying in the development of a data matrix sourced from over 600 publications and contributed by 1107 authors from 442 institutions in 48 countries from... more...

  • Creating Urban Agricultural Systemsby Gundula Proksch

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 69.95

    Creating Urban Agriculture Systems provides you with background, expertise, and inspiration for designing with urban agriculture. It shows you how to grow food in buildings and cities, operate growing systems, and integrate them with natural cycles and existing infrastructures. It teaches you the essential environmental inputs and operational strategies... more...

  • Information Materialsby Manuel Kretzer

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 116.29

    This book considers the potential of new, smart materials and their use in architecture. It begins with an overview of current global tendencies (technological, demographic, and socio-anthropological) and their relevance for architectural design. Expanding upon approaches for flexible design solutions to address change and uncertainty, Dr. Kretzer... more...