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  • Building Physics - Heat, Air and Moistureby Hugo S. L. Hens

    Wiley 2017; US$ 66.09 US$ 59.48

    Bad experiences with construction quality, the energy crises of 1973 and 1979, complaints about "sick buildings", thermal, acoustical, visual and olfactory discomfort, the need for good air quality, the move towards more sustainability - all these have accelerated the development of a field that, for a long time, was hardly more than an academic exercise:... more...

  • Future Visions of Urban Public Housing (Routledge Revivals)by Wolfgang F. E. Preiser; David P. Varady; Francis P. Russell

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1994, this book brings together the papers presented at the International Forum on ‘Future Visions of Urban Public Housing’ held on November 17-20, 1994 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Participants included public housing officials, academics, practitioners and public housing residents who came together to debate, compare and analyse practices... more...

  • The House of Fictionby Phyllis Richardson

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19 US$ 20.00

    Houses in literature have captured readers’ imaginations for centuries, from Gothic castles to Georgian stately homes, Bloomsbury townhouses and high-rise penthouses. Step on to a tour of real and imagined houses that great English writers have used to reflect the themes of their novels… houses that became like characters themselves, embodiments of... more...

  • Pruitt-Igoeby Bob Hansman

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    In the early 1950s, Pruitt-Igoe, a vast public housing project, arose on 57 acres on the near north side of St. Louis. Barely 20 years after construction, the 33 eleven-story buildings that made up the complex were razed, and the vacant land that was once home to thousands of people was gradually reclaimed by a dense, neglected urban forest. What happened... more...

  • Modern Residential Construction Practicesby David A. Madsen; David P. Madsen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95

    Modern Residential Construction Practices provides easy-to-read, comprehensive and highly illustrated coverage of residential building construction practices that conform to industry standards in the United States and Canada. Each chapter provides complete descriptions, real-world practices, realistic examples, three-dimensional (3D) illustrations,... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: Housing in Europe (1984)by Martin Wynn

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 45.00

    First published in 1984, this book presents a survey of housing problems in various European countries and how individual states have responded. Each chapter begins by surveying the problem in each country since the Second World War, before going on to outline the roles fulfilled by national housing agencies and local authorities, as well as assessing... more...

  • 150 Best New Eco Home Ideasby none

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 23.99

    Discover the latest in sustainable architecture and environmentally friendly home design in this outstanding volume in the popular 150 Best series, which features nearly 500 pages of full-color photographs and dozens of inventive and decorative profiles. Architects, designers, and homeowners today looking for comfortable, beautiful dwellings with... more...

  • 150 Best Interior Design Ideasby none

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 23.99

    An in-depth review of the latest trends in residential interior designs from internationally renowned architects and designers, showcasing 150 full-color profiles and 500 pages of color photos—an outstanding addition to the popular 150 Best series. In 150 Best Interior Design Ideas you’ll find the most attractive, functional, and cost-effective... more...

  • West Country Households, 1500-1700by John Allan; Nat Alcock; David Dawson

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; US$ 50.00

    Essays on the development of the post-medieval house, its contents and decoration. more...

  • Nairn's Parisby Ian Nairn; Andrew Hussey

    Notting Hill Editions 2017; US$ 11.99

    Last printed in 1968, this is a unique guidebook from the late, great architectural writer Ian Nairn. Illustrated with the author's black and white snaps of the city, Nairn's Paris captures the city on the cusp of great changes and provides a glimpse of a city that is about to disappear. Here is an idiosyncratic and unpretentious portrait of the 'collective... more...