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  • Learn to Timber Frameby Will Beemer; Jack A. Sobon

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2016; US$ 19.50

    The first guide to timber framing written specifically for beginners! Expert Will Beemer takes you through the entire process from start to finish, beginning with timber sourcing and ending with a finished building. Using full-color photos, detailed drawings, and clear step-by-step instructions, Beemer shows you exactly how to build one small (12?... more...

  • Peripheral Interactionby Saskia Bakker; Doris Hausen; Ted Selker

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 109.00

    Computing devices havebecome ever more present in our everyday environments, however embedding thesetechnologies into our routines has remained a challenge. This book exploresthe novel theory of peripheral interaction to rectify this. This theory examines how interactivesystems canbe developed in such a way to allow people to seamlessly interact withtheir... more...

  • Drawing Architecture and the Urbanby Sam Jacoby

    Wiley 2016; US$ 55.00

    Drawing is an important means to analyse information and develop rigorous arguments both conceptually and visually. Going beyond the how-to drawing manual, this book provides an instrumental approach to drawing, especially computer-generated drawings; it outlines how drawings should be used to convey clear and analytical information in the process... more...

  • Practical Construction Managementby R. H. B. Ranns; E. J. M. Ranns

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 81.95

    Filled with practical advice for all aspects of the construction manager's role, this invaluable book fills a need for training in this essential subject, to ensure greater efficiency on site and smoother client-contractor relations. Developed as a handy-reference guide for practitioners and also useful for students, it covers the broad range of... more...

  • Atlas of Fantastic Infrastructuresby An Mihye; Ludger Hovestadt; Vera Bühlmann

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 84.00

    Fantastic Infrastructures deals with media architecture and digital infrastructure. In concrete terms, with the relationship between different dimensions as well as the materiality of buildings and the intangibility of data. The author examines buildings and projects by Toyo Ito, Werner Sobek, Philippe Rahm, Usman Haque, Electroland,... more...

  • Structural Dynamicsby Martin Williams

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 59.95

    Dynamics is increasingly being identified by consulting engineers as one of the key skills which needs to be taught in civil engineering degree programs. This is driven by the trend towards lighter, more vibration-prone structures, the growth of business in earthquake regions, the identification of new threats such as terrorist attack and the increased... more...

  • Tangible Interactive Systemsby Guy André Boy

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 109.00

    Distinguishingbetween tangible user interfaces (TUI) and tangible interactive systems (TISs),this book takes into account not only the user interfaces but also looks at howinteraction can be enabled by using digital information through the physicalenvironment. TISs go far beyond the concept of tangible user interfaces,addressing large complex systems... more...

  • Raw Concreteby Barnabas Calder

    Random House 2016; US$ 36.65

    'Part history, part aesthetic autobiography, wholly engaging and liable to convince those procrastinators sitting (uncomfortably) on the concrete fence' Jonathan Meades 'A learned and passionate book' Simon Bradley, author of The Railways ?A compelling and evocative read, meticulously researched, and filled with insight and passion? ... more...

  • Apuntes de diseño de interioresby Irina Montes de Oca González; Lucía Risco McGregor

    Editorial UPC 2016; US$ 12.00

    Apuntes de diseño de interiores es la primera publicación de las diseñadoras Irina Montes de Oca y Lucía Risco quienes proponen métodos para la concepción del diseño según espacio, proporciones y escalas humanas. more...

  • Passive House in Different Climatesby Mary James; James Bill

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 64.95

    Passive House in Different Climates introduces the seven Passive House principles, to help you create super-insulated, airtight buildings that require minimal energy use to heat, cool, dehumidify, and ventilate, with superior indoor air quality and year-round comfort. Seventeen case studies in four climate zones---marine, cold and very cold, mixed-dry... more...