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Design & Drafting

  • Building Dynamicsby Branko Kolarevic; Vera Parlac

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 69.95

    Buildings are increasingly ?dynamic?: equipped with sensors, actuators and controllers, they ?self-adjust? in response to changes in the external and internal environments and patterns of use. Building Dynamics asks how this change manifests itself and what it means for architecture as buildings weather, programs change, envelopes adapt, interiors... more...

  • Drawing the Unbuildableby Nerma Cridge

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Architecture is conventionally seen as being synonymous with building. In contrast, this book introduces and defines a new category - the unbuildable. The unbuildable involves projects that are not just unbuilt, but cannot be built. This distinct form of architectural project has an important and often surprising role in architectural discourse, working... more...

  • The Hierarchy of Energy in Architectureby Ravi Srinivasan; Kiel Moe

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 29.95

    The laws of thermodynamics?and their implications for architecture?have not been fully integrated into architectural design. Architecture and building science too often remain constrained by linear concepts and methodologies regarding energy that occlude significant quantities and qualities of energy. The Hierarchy of Energy in Architecture addresses... more...

  • Professional Practice in Facility Programming (Routledge Revivals)by Wolfgang Preiser

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 73.95

    This compelling resource, which was first published in 1993, was the first book on facility programming to design parameters and specifications over a broad range of project types. The book?s practical, how-to approach is exceedingly beneficial to professionals and students involved with a wide variety of building types ? from corporate facilities,... more...

  • Grounds and Envelopesby Michael U. Hensel; Jeffrey P. Turko

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Providing a source of vision for the revitalisation of ground and envelope as spatial elements that can inform the search for embedded locally specific architectures, this book collects essays and projects that each contributes a particular element to what might constitute an integrated and richly nuanced approach to spatial organisation. Projects... more...

  • Bamboo Gridshellsby David Rockwood

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    This highly illustrated text brings together two areas which have both grown in popularity in recent years: gridshells and bamboo. Bamboo is a fast-growing, naturally available, renewable resource which is quite strong and lends itself to structural applications. In this unique text, David Rockwood demonstrates the viability of bamboo as a building... more...

  • Contextby Eric Parry

    Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95

    Demonstrates how a building's setting should inform and inspire rather than constrain architectural design Context-Architecture and the Genius of Place is a highly engaging, informative discussion of context in architectural theory and practice. Eric Parry, one of the UK's most highly regarded architects ? whose work has been widely lauded for... more...

  • Altruism by Designby Adam R. Wilmes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Altruism by Design: How to Effect Social Change as an Architect is meant to prepare the individual designer ? whether a student or practicing professional ? for a career dedicated to serving communities in need through design and construction. It will help you understand the complexities, opportunities, and benefits of creating architecture that... more...

  • Public Interest Design Practice Guidebookby Lisa M. Abendroth; Bryan Bell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 74.95

    Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook: Seed Methodology, Case Studies, and Critical Issues is the first book to demonstrate that public interest design has emerged as a distinct profession. It provides clear professional standards of practice following SEED (Social Economic Environmental Design) methodology, the first step-by-step process... more...