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  • 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$ 20.42

    **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$ 12.48

    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...

  • Ecohouseby Sue Roaf; Manuel Fuentes; Stephanie Thomas-Rees

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Sue Roaf is famed for her approach to design and her awareness of energy efficiency. Here she reveals the concepts, structures and techniques that lie behind the realization of her ideals. By using her own house as a case study, Roaf guides the reader through the ideas for energy-efficient design or 'eco-design'. Now in its fourth edition, the bestselling... more...

  • lost in spaceby Eckhard Feddersen; Insa Lüdtke

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 84.00

    How can we provide good spatial orientation for people with dementia?This question is addressed extensively in a selection of professional essays and projects that also carve out specific requirements for various disciplines. The book is a useful guide to all disciplines involved in design and planning but also to friends and family memebers. more...