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  • Ante Bellum Houses of the Bluegrassby Clay Lancaster

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The ante bellum homes of Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky, are both more numerous and more distinctive in design than those of many communities of similar age. Founded in 1775, Lexington by the turn of the century had become the chief cultural center north of New Orleans and west of the Alleghenies. During the eight decades between the Revolution... 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...

  • 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...

  • Shanghai Homesby Jie Li

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—Jie Li salvages intimate recollections by successive generations of inhabitants of two vibrant, culturally mixed Shanghai alleyways from the Republican, Maoist, and post-Mao eras. Exploring three dimensions of private... more...

  • My Life in Housesby Margaret Forster

    Random House 2014; US$ 25.48

    **As heard on BBC Radio 4** ?I was born on May 25, 1938, in the front bedroom of a house in Orton Road, on the outer edges of Raffles, a council estate. I was a lucky girl.? So begins Margaret Forster?s journey through the houses she?s lived in, from that sparkling new council house, built as part of a utopian vision by... more...

  • 70/80/90 Iconic Australian Housesby Karen McCartney

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 31.81

    A stunning collection of ground-breaking Australian homes from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s more...

  • The Invisible Housesby Gonzalo Lizarralde

    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...

  • Urban Transformationsby Daniel P. O'Donoghue

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book explores the role of cities, their influence and the transformations they have undertaken in the recent past, the ways in which cities regenerate, how plans change, how they are governed and how they react to the economic realities of the day. Bringing together studies from around the world at different scales, from small town to megacity,... more...

  • Prefab Homesby Elisabeth Blanchet

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    In 1944, Winston Churchill promised to manufacture up to 500,000 prefabricated bungalows to ease the housing shortage after the Second World War. Made in factories, over 156,000 temporary "prefabs" of a few designs were delivered to eager Local Authorities. They were nicknamed 'Palaces for the People'. With convenient kitchens, bathrooms and heating... more...

  • The Complete Guide to Building Affordable Earth-Sheltered Homesby Robert McConkey

    Atlantic Publishing Group Inc 2014; US$ 12.47

    Earth-sheltered building has existed since the heyday of Skara Brae in Scotland 5,000 years ago, and is used today by people around the world. more...