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  • 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...

  • Working Toward Sustainabilityby Charles J. Kibert; Martha C. Monroe; Anna L. Peterson; Richard R. Plate; Leslie Paul Thiele

    Wiley 2011; US$ 75.00 US$ 65.00

    A comprehensive introduction to the ethics of sustainability for empowering professionals and practitioners in many different fields By building the framework for balancing technological developments with their social and environmental effects, sustainable practices have grounded the vision of the green movement for the past few decades. Now deeply... more...

  • The Castles on the Groundby J. M. Richards

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    'There is the puzzle which it is the purpose of this book to try to elucidate. On the one hand, we have the alleged deficiencies of suburban taste; on the other we have the appeal it holds for ninety out of a hundred Englishmen, an appeal which cannot be explained away as some strange instance of mass aberration...' Sir James Richards (1907-1992),... more...

  • Embedded Commissioning of Building Systemsby Ömer Akin

    Artech House 2011; US$ 129.00

    In today’s digital, green, and consumer driven marketplace, it is critical to be knowledgeable about the latest approaches, tools and systems that can help you seamlessly and reliably conduct building performance verification assessments. This groundbreaking book provides you with a solid understanding of the underpinnings of embedded commissioning... more...

  • MORI Buildingby Minoru Mori

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 28.19

    From building office blocks in the charred ruins of post-war Tokyo to creating Japan's largest ever urban development, Mori Building Co. has revolutionized how cities are made. In the late 1960s, after the success of its early 'number buildings', the company changed its focus from individual sites to whole neighbourhoods as Japan's economic miracle... more...

  • Why We Buildby Rowan Moore

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 13.45

    Buildings are driven by human emotions and desires; hope, power, money, sex, the idea of home. In Why We Build Rowan Moore explores the making of buildings from conception to inhabitation and reveals the paradoxical power of architecture: it looks fixed and solid, but is always changing in response to the lives around it. Moving across the globe... more...

  • Tony Fretton Architectsby Tony Fretton

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 70.71

    A comprehensive overview on the work of a renowned London architect: Tony Fretton. With his designs for the Camden Arts Centre, the Fuglsang Kunstmuseum in Denmark, London townhouse for the artist Anish Kapoor and the British embassy in Warsaw, Fretton has emerged as one of the most prominent contemporary architects. This monograph provides... more...

  • Exploring Boundariesby Peter Davey; Kurt W. Forster

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 59.83

    The London architectural firm Wilkinson Eyre Architects, founded in 1983, has been drawing attention since the 1990s with its wealth of innovative and imaginative designs ? notably its spectacular and structurally ambitious bridges. more...

  • Holzbau Atlasby Thomas Herzog; Julius Natterer; Roland Schweitzer; Michael Volz; Wolfgang Winter

    Birkhäuser 2003; US$ 134.00

    Das Nachschlagewerk zur Konstruktion mit Holz und Holzwerkstoffen mit einem ausführlichen Kapitel zum Thema Ökologie, bauphysikalischen Grundlagen mit den Schwerpunkten Wärme-, Schall- und Brandschutz. Im Bereich der Tragwerksplanung spielen die neuen Verbindungsmittel eine wichtige Rolle. more...

  • Narrative Architectureby Nigel Coates

    Wiley 2012; US$ 55.00 US$ 47.67

    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...