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  • Architecture Beyond Criticismby Wolfgang F. E. Preiser; Aaron T. Davis; Ashraf M. Salama; Andrea Hardy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    For the first time, this book demonstrates that the two paradigms of architectural criticism and performance evaluation can not only co-exist but complement each other in the assessment of built works. As architecture takes more principled stances worldwide, from environmental sustainability to social, cultural, and economic activism, this book... more...

  • Bell Watchingby Edmund W. Jupp

    Intellect 2003; US$ 10.00

    The aim of the Watching series is to draw attention to some of the very interesting items around us, things that perhaps we don't notice as much as we might. The first was Bridge Watching, and when this was put ''on the Net'' it produced, to the surprise of the author, such a pleasant flood of e-mail that another was written, called Water Watching.... more...

  • Asia's New Institutional Architectureby Vinod Aggarwal; Min Gyo Koo

    Springer 2007; US$ 79.99

    Investigates the origins and evolution of Asia's institutional architecture in trade, finance, and security from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. This book aims to provide policymakers and analysts with an institutional road map for the future. more...

  • At Homeby Bill Bryson

    Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 22.00

    From the author of that classic of modern science writing, A Short History of Nearly Everything , comes a work of what you might call domestic science: our homes, how they work, and the fascinating history of how they got that way. Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance... more...

  • Procuring Innovative Architectureby Leon van Schaik; Geoffrey London

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 65.95

    Case studies in this book describe how clients? promotion of innovative communities of practice has led to important collections of architectural works. Providing an assessment of the effectiveness of their approaches, this book looks at the goals of these projects. This book is for architects and clients wanting to understand what to look for as... more...

  • 194Xby Andrew M. Shanken

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00

    During the Second World War, American architecture was in a state of crisis. The rationing of building materials and restrictions on nonmilitary construction continued the privations that the profession had endured during the Great Depression. At the same time, the dramatic events of the 1930s and 1940s led many architects to believe that their profession—and... 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; Not Available

    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...

  • Norman Fosterby Deyan Sudjic

    Overlook 2010; US$ 16.99

    Norman Foster is a phenomenon - as an architect, but also as an individual. He is responsible for a dozen or more of the most recognizable buildings of the last 30 years. Amongst many other buildings, Norman Foster is responsible for the design of Beijing's new airport, one of the world's largest, for the Rossiya tower in Moscow, in contention to... more...