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Design & Drafting

  • Innovative Vaulting in the Architecture of the Roman Empireby Lynne C. Lancaster

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book on Roman construction explains why and how Roman builders employed a set of unusual vaulting techniques. more...

  • Ziegel im Hochbauby Anton Pech; Hans Gangoly; Peter Holzer; Peter Maydl; Anton Pech

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 98.00

    The series Building Construction offers a wealth of systematically organized information about history, material science, construction physics, building physics, load-bearing models, testing and design methods, processing of walls, facades, ceilings and roofs, a well as sustainability and building certification. The book is designed... more...

  • Designing the Exterior Wallby Linda Brock

    Wiley 2015; US$ 110.00

    By presenting the basics of building science along with a prescribed set of details, Designing the Exterior Wall helps you understand why buildings fail and how they can be made more durable through design. Author Linda Brock connects the science and aesthetics of building envelopes through the examination of a variety of construction and cladding... more...

  • How Structures Workby David Yeomans

    Wiley 2015; US$ 61.95

    Structural engineering is central to the design of a building. How the building behaves when subjected to various forces ? the weight of the materials used to build it, the weight of the occupants or the traffic it carries, the force of the wind etc ? is fundamental to its stability. The alliance between architecture and structural engineering is... more...

  • The Routledge Companion for Architecture Design and Practiceby Mitra Kanaani; Dak Kopec

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Routledge Companion for Architecture Design and Practice provides an overview of established and emerging trends in architecture practice. Contributions of the latest research from international experts examine external forces applied to the practice and discipline of architecture. Each chapter contains up-to-date and relevant information about... more...

  • Acoustics of Multi-Use Performing Arts Centersby Mark Holden

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 119.95

    Explores the Science and Practice Of Acoustics for Arts Centers Employing the experiences of a world-renowned acoustician celebrated for the successful design of multi-use performing arts centers, Acoustics of Multi-Use Performing Arts Centers examines the complexities of this venue and discusses the challenges and solutions that arise... more...

  • Eco-Home Design Guideby Christopher Day

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2015; US$ 21.86

    Designing an eco home is as much about working with your natural surroundings as it is about planning to use the right materials for your building. In this book, Christopher Day draws on his extensive experience to explain the key principles of eco-home design, focussing on natural methods rather than expensive technology. Beautifully illustrated,... more...

  • Beyond BIMby Danelle Briscoe

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Beyond BIM explores the vast and under-explored design potential undertaken by information modeling. Through a series of investigations grounded in the analysis of built work, interviews with leading practitioners, and speculative projects, the author catalogs the practical advantages and theoretical implications of exploiting BIM as a primary tool... more...

  • Solid Woodby Joseph Mayo

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 64.95

    Over the past 10-15 years a renaissance in wood architecture has occurred with the development of new wood building systems and design strategies, elevating wood from a predominantly single-family residential idiom to a rival of concrete and steel construction for a variety of building types, including high rises. This new solid wood architecture... more...

  • Designing Sacred Spacesby Sherin Wing

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 90.00

    Sacred spaces exemplify some of the most exciting and challenging architecture today. Designing Sacred Spaces tells the inside story of seven architecture firms and their approaches to designing churches, mosques, synagogues and temples, monasteries and retreats. Twenty beautifully illustrated case studies located in Asia, Europe, and North America... more...