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Design & Drafting

  • Introduction to Architectural Scienceby Steven V. Szokolay

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Now in its third edition, this book provides the ideal and only reference to the physical basis of architectural design. Fully updated and expanded throughout, the book provides the data required for architects to design buildings that will maintain the users comfort in a variety of conditions, with minimal reliance on energy intensive methods... more...

  • Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance Architectureby Barbara Kenda

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 78.95

    Written by scholars of international stature, Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance Architecture presents studies of Renaissance pneumatology exploring the relationship between architecture and the disciplines of art and science. One of the principle goals of Renaissance architects was to augment the powers of pneuma so as to foster the... more...

  • Softspaceby Sean Lally; Jessica Young

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 63.95

    This well-illustrated book unites essayists and emerging architectural practices to examine how digital tools are increasingly being used in architectural design, not only to show form, structure and geometries but also to visualize and simulate energies and material qualities such as air, gas, sound, scent and electricity. Softspace takes stock... more...

  • University Architectureby Brian Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 180.00

    Some of the most exciting architecture in the world can be found on university campuses. In Europe, America and the Far East, vice chancellors and their architects have, over several centuries, produced an extraordinary range of innovative buildings. This book has been written to highlight the importance of university architecture. It is intended as... more...

  • Predictive and Optimised Life Cycle Managementby Asko Sarja

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    Predictive and Optimised Life-Cycle Management sets out methodologies to meet the demands of the current trend towards sustainable civil engineering and building. Encompassing all aspects of construction practice, from design through to demolition and the recycling of materials, Sarja provides tools for optimal property-value protection, including... more...

  • Sports Architectureby Rod Sheard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 180.00

    This book offers a rare chance to understand how sport and architecture come together to create an outstanding building type - a symbol of our times. Rod Sheard shares the experience and expertise of HOK LOBB in this beautifully illustrated book, offering practical advice and guidance on commissioning, designing and managing sports venues around the... more...

  • Architectural Topographiesby TomÓ Berlanda

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Architectural Topographies is a critical dictionary for architects and landscape architects in which the graphic lexicon can be read from a beginning, the ground, to a conclusion, the specific case studies. Meant as a tool to help you recognise, analyse, choose, and invent solutions, the book's key words refer to the physical and material relationship... more...

  • Parametric Building Design Using Autodesk Mayaby Ming Tang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Due to its comprehensive tool-set and great potential for 3D modeling, more and more architectural design and interior design firms are adapting Autodesk Maya and integrating it into their practice. There has been no book aimed at architects and designers who wish to harness the opportunities presented by this software, until now..... The book promotes... more...

  • Landscape Architectureby Ian Thompson

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    Landscape architecture plays an important role in shaping the places in which we live and work. But what is it? Landscape architects are involved, amongst other things, in the layout of business parks, the reclamation of derelict industrial sites, the restoration of historic city parks, and the siting and design of major pieces of infrastructure such... more...

  • Shell Structures for Architectureby Sigrid Adriaenssens; Philippe Block; Diederik Veenendaal; Chris Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Bringing together experts from research and practice, Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization presents contemporary design methods for shell and gridshell structures, covering form-finding and structural optimization techniques. It introduces architecture and engineering practitioners and students to structural shells and... more...