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Design & Drafting

  • The Art of Natural Buildingby Catherine Wanek; Michael Smith; Joseph F. Kennedy

    New Society Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    The original, complete, user-friendly introduction to natural building, now fully revised and updated more...

  • Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Buildingby Marian Keeler; Bill Burke

    Wiley 2015; US$ 90.00

    " Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building offers an introduction to green building concepts as well as designapproaches that reduce and can eventually eliminate the need forfossil fuel use in buildings while also conserving materials,maximizing their efficiency, protecting the indoor air fromchemical intrusion, and reducing the introduction... more...

  • British Domestic Synchronous Clocks 1930-1980by Leslie Philip Pook

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 109.00

    This book complements available one-make books on domestic synchronous clocks. It is also a history of science book that sets British domestic synchronous clocks, their manufacturers and technology in their social context. Part I covers the historical background, British domestic synchronous clock manufacturers and brands, how synchronous clocks... more...

  • Architectural Acoustics Illustratedby Michael A. Ermann

    Wiley 2015; US$ 85.00

    Unite the science of sound and the principles of design to enhance any space Architectural Acoustics Illustrated translates the quantitative and qualitative content of acoustics into the graphic language of architecture. This highly-visual guide includes over 350 illustrations that outline the physics of sound and the best design practices for... more...

  • Impossible Heightsby Adnan Morshed

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; US$ 112.50

    The advent of the airplane and skyscraper in 1920s and ?30s America offered the population an entirely new way to look at the world: from above. The captivating image of an airplane flying over the rising metropolis led many Americans to believe a new civilization had dawned. In Impossible Heights , Adnan Morshed examines the aesthetics that emerged... more...

  • Designing the Centennialby Bruno Giberti

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The 1876 United States Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia was not only the United States' first important world's fair, it signaled significant changes in the very shape of knowledge. Quarrels between participants in the exhibition represented a greater conflict as the world transitioned between two different kinds of modernity--the Enlightenment... more...

  • BIG little houseby Donna Kacmar

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

     What are the challenges architects face when designing dwelling spaces of a limited size? And what can these projects tell us about architecture ? and architectural principles ? in general? In BIG little house , award-winning architect Donna Kacmar introduces twenty real-life examples of small houses. Each project is under 1,000 square feet (100... more...

  • Energy Efficiency Solutions for Historic Buildingsby Alexandra (EURAC research) Troi; Zeno (Passive House Institute) Bastian

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 0.00

    The book holistically summarizes the principles of corrective maintenance and energy retrofitting of historic and listed buildings, from diagnosis to intervention: asset preservation, user comfort, and energy efficiency. Constructions, calculations, and test series created by an interdisciplinary team of researchers in eight case studies,... more...

  • Allure of the Incomplete, Imperfect, and Impermanentby Rumiko Handa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Architects have long operated based on the assumption that a building is 'complete' once construction has finished. Striving to create a perfect building, they wish for it to stay in its original state indefinitely, viewing any subsequent alterations as unintended effects or the results of degeneration. The ideal is for a piece of architecture to... more...

  • The Films of Charles and Ray Eamesby Eric Schuldenfrei

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    The Films of Charles and Ray Eames traces the history of the Eameses? work, examining their evolution away from the design of mass-produced goods and toward projects created as educational experiences. Closely examining how the Eameses described their work reveals how the films and exhibitions they generated were completely at odds with the earlier... more...