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  • Mehr als Wohnenby Margrit Hugentobler; Andreas Hofer; Pia Simmendinger

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 70.00

    Die Siedlung ?mehr als wohnen' in Zürich ist ein Leuchtturmprojekt für nachhaltiges genossenschaftliches Wohnen. Dreizehn Gebäude bieten Wohn- und Arbeitsraum für 1100 Menschen und dienen den beteiligten 30 Genossenschaften als Innovationsplattform. Über ungewöhnliche Familien-, Alters-, und Cluster-Wohnungen sowie Serviceangebote (Gästehaus,... more...

  • Metric Handbookby Pamela Buxton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 87.95

    Significantly updated in reference to the latest construction standards and evolving building types Many chapters revised including housing, transport, offices, libraries and hotels New chapter on flood-aware design Sustainable design integrated into chapters throughout Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects... more...

  • More than Housingby Margrit Hugentobler; Andreas Hofer; Pia Simmendinger

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 70.00

    This special issue of the Living Concepts presents the ?mehr als wohnen? site development in Zurich which is a flagship project for sustainable housing of the Swiss cooperative building society of the same name. Thirteen buildings offer living and working space for over thousand people, and, for the thirty participating cooperatives,... more...

  • Möglichkeiten zur Einführung umweltschonender Bau- und Siedlungskonzepte im Wohnungsbau in Chinaby Longbin Zhu

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2006; US$ 35.37

    Die vorliegende Arbeit untersucht Umsetzungsmöglichkeiten umweltschonender Bau- und Siedlungskonzepte im Wohnungsbau in der Provinz Jiangsu (China) im Vergleich zu Deutschland. Vier umweltrelevante Aspekte im ökologischen Wohn- und Siedlungsbau werden betrachtet: Energie, Fläche/Boden, Wasser und Material. Neben der Baukonstruktion, Gebäude- und Siedlungstechnik... more...

  • Narrative Architectureby Nigel Coates

    Wiley 2012; US$ 55.00

    The first book to look architectural narrative in the eye Since the early eighties, many architects have used the term "narrative" to describe their work. To architects the enduring attraction of narrative is that it offers a way of engaging with the way a city feels and works. Rather than reducing architecture to mere style or an overt emphasis... more...

  • New Eco Homesby Manel Gutierrez

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 23.99

    A stunning, full-color showcase of the latest innovations in sustainable architecture and eco-friendly design, featuring thirty-five diverse homes. Today?s architects, designers, building craftsman, and homeowners are becoming more environmentally conscious, choosing eco-friendly living spaces with small carbon footprints that are built with sustainable... more...

  • No Nails, No Lumberby Jeffrey Head

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Imagine a house constructed in less than forty-eight hours, without using lumber or nails, that is more resistant to fire, earthquakes, and hurricanes than any traditionally built structure. This may sound like the latest development in prefab housing or green architecture, but the design dates back to 1941 when architect Wallace Neff (1895?1982) developed... more...

  • Ordnung und Mannigfaltigkeitby Christof Baier; Marion Hilliges; André Bischoff

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2011; US$ 23.27

    Die Beschäftigung mit Architekturgeschichte als Teil unserer gebauten Umwelt hat viele Facetten, von denen ihre Qualifizierung als Kunst zwar eine zentrale, aber nicht die einzige ist. Einige dieser Facetten, die in jüngster Zeit mehr ins Blickfeld rückten, werden in den in diesem Band versammelten Beiträgen thematisiert. Ihr Spektrum reicht chronologisch... more...

  • Plottegg ? Architecture Beyond Inclusion and Identity is Exclusion and Difference from Artby Manfred Wolff-Plottegg; Joseph Giovannini

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 70.00

    Plottegg is one of Austria's most high-profile avant-garde architects. He has been pioneering the use of the computer since the 1980s. However, using the technology purely as an electronic drawing board is not enough for him - programs are intended to generate solutions. This first monograph on Plottegg's built and planned architecture... more...

  • Procuring Innovative Architectureby Leon van Schaik; Geoffrey London

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 65.95

    The case studies in this book describe how clients? promotion of innovative communities of practice has led to important collections of architectural works. The book provides an assessment of the effectiveness of their approaches. Architects and clients will understand what to look for as they construct their careers and their portfolios with innovation... more...