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Design & Drafting

  • Hut Pavilion Shrine: Architectural Archetypes in Mid-Century Modernismby Assoc Prof Miles David Samson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The phase of American architectural history we call 'mid-century modernism,' 1940-1980, saw the spread of Modern Movement tenets of functionalism, social service and anonymity into mainstream practice. It also saw the spread of their seeming opposites. Temples, arcades, domes, and other traditional types occur in both modernist and traditionalist... more...

  • Material Synthesisby Achim Menges

    Wiley 2015; US$ 41.50

    Material Synthesis: Fusing the Physical and the Computational Guest-edited by Achim Menges A new understanding of the material in architecture is fast emerging. Designers are no longer conceiving of the digital realm as separate from the physical world. Instead computation is being regarded as the key interface for material exploration and vice... more...

  • Place Advantageby Sally Augustin; Neil Frankel; Cindy Coleman

    Wiley 2015; US$ 85.00

    Using psychology to develop spaces that enrich human experience Place design matters. Everyone perceives the world around them in a slightly different way, but there are fundamental laws that describe how people experience their physical environments. Place science principles can be applied in homes, schools, stores, restaurants, workplaces, healthcare... more...

  • The Tectonics of Structural Systemsby Yonca Hurol

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    The Tectonics of Structural Systems provides an architectural approach to the theory of structural systems. The book combines: structural recommendations to follow during the architectural design of various structural systems and the tectonic treatment of structural recommendations in architecture. Written expressly for students, the... more...

  • Creative Design in Industry and Architectureby G. Berkin; O. Kucukerman

    WIT Press 2015; US$ 198.00

    Covering the topics of architecture and industrial design Creative Design in Industry and Architecture argues that the discourse on design criteria for both professions share many similarities. The book seeks to present a critical assessment of design processes which achieve innovation in the fields of both architectural and industrial disciplines. more...

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operationsby L. Mahdjoubi; C. A. Brebbia; R. Laing

    WIT Press 2015; US$ 538.00

    The proceedings of the BIM 2015 conference give details of how Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools and techniques have fundamentally altered the manner in which modern construction teams operate, the processes through which designs are evolved, and the relationships between conceptual, detail, construction and life cycle stages. more...

  • Civil Engineering Materialsby Peter A. Claisse

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 82.95

    Civil Engineering Materials  explains why construction materials behave the way they do. It covers the construction materials content for undergraduate courses in civil engineering and related subjects and serves as a valuable reference for professionals working in the construction industry. The book concentrates on demonstrating methods to obtain,... more...

  • Design with Climateby Victor Olgyay; Donlyn Lyndon; Victor Olgyay; John Reynolds; Ken Yeang

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Architects today incorporate principles of sustainable design as a matter of necessity. But the challenge of unifying climate control and building functionality, of securing a managed environment within a natural setting?and combating the harsh forces of wind, water, and sun?presented a new set of obstacles to architects and engineers in the mid-twentieth... more...

  • Designby Bernhard E. Bürdek

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 63.00

    For students of design, professional product designers, and anyone interested in design equally indispensable: the fully revised and updated edition of the reference work on product design. The book traces the history of product design and its current developments, and presents the most important principles of design theory and methodology.... more...

  • Designby Bernhard E. Bürdek

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 63.00