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  • 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$ 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...

  • First and Last Lovesby John Betjeman

    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...

  • Why We Buildby Rowan Moore

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 9.67

    Buildings are driven by human emotions and desires: hope, power, money, sex, and the idea of home. more...

  • Why We Buildby Rowan Moore

    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...

  • Form Follows Performance Leistungsformby Helmut C. Schulitz

    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...

  • Tony Fretton Architectsby Tony Fretton

    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...

  • Exploring Boundariesby Peter Davey; Kurt W. Forster

    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...

  • Ideas Exchangeby Tim Abrahams

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 90.95

    The Hawkins\Brown architectural firm in London, founded in 1988 by Roger Hawkins and Russell Brown, is one of the up-and coming offices on the international architecture scene. The spectrum of the firm?s works ranges from residences and interior design by way of office buildings and various public buildings such as theaters and university... 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 on... more...