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  • 2009 International Building Code Need to Know: The 20% of the Code You Need 80% of the Timeby R. Woodson

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 37.00

    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 the... more...

  • Green Building and Remodeling For Dummiesby Eric Corey Freed

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.99 US$ 19.50

    Want to build responsibly, reduce waste, and help preserve the environment? Green Building & Remodeling For Dummies is your friendly, step-by-step guide to every facet of this Earth-friendly method of construction. Building a home—even a green home—uses plenty of resources and energy. This practical, hands-on book shows you how to... more...

  • Spanish Colonial or Adobe Architecture of Californiaby Donald R. Hannaford; Revel Edwards; David Gebhard

    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...

  • Floor Plan Manualby Oliver Heckmann; Friederike Schneider

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 65.11

    This housing construction design manual documents and analyzes some 130 international residential structures from the last fifty years. From the standardized floor plans of the 1960s to the more individual concepts of the 1980s and the changed requirements and housing types of recent years, example structures by famous and lesser known... more...

  • Design and Construction of High-Performance Homesby Franca Trubiano

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    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 buildings... more...

  • Compact Housesby Gerald Rowan

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2013; US$ 15.95

    Discover the huge possibilities of a small house! Whether you?re building from scratch or retrofitting an existing structure, these 50 innovative floor plans will show you how to make the most of houses measuring 1,400 square feet or less. Gerald Rowan presents creative and efficient layouts that use every inch of space, with tips on fully maximizing... more...

  • Dolphin Squareby Terry Gourvish

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 40.99

    Blending social history with pioneering architecture and business analysis, Dolphin Square provides a detailed history of the London landmark and its antecedents. Dolphin Square was and is no ordinary block of flats. Built on a massive scale to a high density in the mid-1930s, it was a pioneering example of concrete design, and when completed was... more...

  • The Children of Castletown Houseby Sarah Conolly-Carew; Diana Conolly-Carew; Gerald Conolly-Carew; Patrick Conolly-Carew; Desmond Guinness

    The History Press 2012; US$ 11.99

    Castletown House, Ireland's largest and earliest Palladian-style house, was built between 1722 and 1729 for William Conolly, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons and the wealthiest commoner in Ireland. In 1967, the house was bought by the Hon. Desmond Guinness, founder of the Irish Georgian Society and opened to the public. In 1994, ownership of the... more...

  • Measure and Construction of the Japanese Houseby Heino Engel

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 21.99

    A remarkable classic work on traditional Japanese architecture and its general integrative quality, the order of space and form, the flexibility of partitions and room functions and other important or unique qualities. The author describes in detail, and with numerous architectural plans and drawings, the influence of the anatomy of the Japanese human... more...

  • Icehousesby Tim Buxbaum

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 7.95

    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...