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- 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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 23.98
Pugin was one of Britain?s greatest architects and his short career one of the most dramatic in architectural history. Born in 1812, the son of the soi-disant Comte de Pugin, at 15 Pugin was working for King George IV at Windsor Castle. By the time he was 21 he had been shipwrecked, bankrupted and widowed. Nineteen years later he died, insane and... more...
- Artech House 2011; US$ 129.00
In todays 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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 32.00
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... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 20.40
'Oh prams on concrete balconies, what will your children see? Oh white and antiseptic life in school and home and clinic, oh soul-destroying job with handy pension, oh loveless life of safe monotony, why were you created?' First and Last Loves is a collection of Betjeman's essays on architecture, first published to coincide with an exhibition... more...
- Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 90.95
With a clear analysis of the reasons behind the increasingly arbitrary character of design today, form follows performance takes a position that points out design avenues in a convincing and future-oriented manner. It supports this position by presenting the projects of Schulitz Architekten. more...
- Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 89.95
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...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 15.45
Buildings are driven by human emotions and desires: hope, power, money, sex, and 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... more...
- Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 76.95
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...