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Design & Drafting

  • Materials for Architects and Buildersby Arthur Lyons

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    Materials for Architects and Builders provides a clear and concise introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and covers the essential details of their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses. Understanding the basics of materials is a crucial part of undergraduate and diploma construction... more...

  • Insulating Modernismby Kiel Moe

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 84.00

    What is the best way to achieve sustainable energy savings in buildings? The mainstream construction industry has been saying for decades: it?s insulation. Today there is a growing movement among architects who claim that, by contrast, it isintelligent design thatprovides the best energetic results. This book describes the history, theory and facts... more...

  • Architectural Temperanceby Victor Deupi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Architectural Temperance examines relations between Bourbon Spain and papal Rome (1700-1759) through the lens of cultural politics. With a focus on key Spanish architects sent to study in Rome by the Bourbon Kings, the book also discusses the establishment of a program of architectural education at the newly founded Real Academia de Bellas Artes... more...

  • European Building Construction Illustratedby Francis D. K. Ching; Mark Mulville

    Wiley 2014; US$ 60.00

    The first European edition of Francis DK Ching’s classic visual guide to the basics of building construction. For nearly four decades, the US publication Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new European edition focuses on the construction methods most commonly... more...

  • Structural Competency for Architectsby Hollee Hitchcock Becker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 85.00

    Structural Competency for Architects is a comprehensive volume covering topics from structural systems and typologies to statics, strength of materials, and component design. The book includes everything you need to know about structures for the design of components, as well as the logic for design of structural patterns, and selection of structural... more...

  • Structure As Architectureby Andrew Charleson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Structure as Architecture presents a comprehensive analysis of the indispensable role of structure in architecture. An exploration, as well as a celebration, of structure, the book draws on a series of design studies and case study examples to illustrate how structure can be employed to realize a wide range of concepts in contemporary architecture.... more...

  • Tall Buildingsby Mehmet Halis Günel; Hüseyin Emre Ilgin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    The structural challenges of building 800 metres into the sky are substantial, and include several factors which do not affect low-rise construction. This book focusses on these areas specifically to provide the architectural and structural knowledge which must be taken into account in order to design tall buildings successfully. In presenting examples... more...

  • Conversations With Formby N. John Habraken; Andrés Mignucci; Jonathan Teicher

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    Through a progressive series of exercises - accompanied by observational studies, examples and applied theory - Conversations with Form: A Workbook for Students of Architecture improves designers? understanding, dexterity and resilience in making form. It specifically focuses on the skills needed to succeed in the everyday context in which the vast... more...

  • Soils for Landscape Developmentby Elke Haege; Simon Leake

    CSIRO Publishing 2014; US$ 69.95

    Provides a clear, practical template for specifying landscape soils based on scientific criteria. more...

  • What an Architecture Student Should Knowby Jadwiga Krupinska

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    It's not just you. Every architecture student is initially confused by architecture school - an education so different that it doesn't compare to anything else. A student?s joy at being chosen in stiff competition with many other applicants can turn to doubt when he or she struggles to understand the logic of the specific teaching method. Testimony... more...