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- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 9.95
At the turn of the last century, the American middle class was expanding rapidly as homesteaders moved west and as trains took travellers across the country, where they established themselves in the depot towns that erupted along train lines. With that growth came the demand for new homes, and from that demand grew a new industry: mail-order homes.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
Both professionals and students are increasingly committed to achieving high-performance metrics in the design, construction and operation of residential buildings. This book responds to this demand by offering a comprehensive guide which features: architectural innovations in building skin technologies which make lighter more transparent... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95
In the days before refrigeration, the very wealthy would use specially designed icehouses to store food from one season to the next. This book examines the design and development of icehouses, using many illustrations to explain how they worked and how they improved as scientific knowledge increased. With a detailed description of the different uses... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 39.95
The history of North America is in many ways encapsulated in the history of her covered bridges. The early 1800s saw a tremendous boom in the construction of these bridges, and in the years that followed as many as 15,000 covered bridges were built. Today, fewer than a thousand remain. Without covered bridges to span the rivers and provide access... more...
- Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 24.95
Are you thinking about buying and building a modular home or addition? This comprehensive handbook covers everything you need to know, from choosing a dealer and working with a general contractor to selecting a floor plan, choosing customized details, and even planning the landscaping around the house. The emphasis is on top-quality materials and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
There is an increased interest among architects, urban specialists and design professionals to contribute to solve ?the housing problem? in developing countries . The Invisible Houses takes us on a journey through the slums and informal settlements of South Africa, India, Colombia, Honduras, El Salvador, Cuba, Haiti and many other countries of the... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 35.00
2009 International Building Code Essentials at Your Fingertips This handy resource delivers quick access to international building code information. 2009 International Building Code Need To Know explains and interprets the most common International Code Council requirements. Packed with illustrations, this essential tool brings together all... more...
- Architectural Book Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99
In California, authentic Spanish colonial houses were built with local materials, using the traditions of both Spanish and New England settlers. This book gives architects, home builders and historians a chance to view photos, sketches, and 26 full pages of measured drawings of interior and exterior doorways, paneling, balconies, wrought-iron, and... more...