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  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Designby Lawrence Fennelly; Timothy Crowe

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 94.95

    Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, 3e is a vital book for anyone involved in architectural design, space management, and urban planning. The concepts presented in this book explain the link between design and human behavior. Understanding this link can enable a planner to use natural environmental factors to minimize loss and crime and... more...

  • Weather Architectureby Jonathan Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Weather Architecture further extends Jonathan Hill?s investigation of authorship by recognising the creativity of the weather. At a time when environmental awareness is of growing relevance, the overriding aim is to understand a history of architecture as a history of weather and thus to consider the weather as an architectural author that affects... more...

  • Sustainable Healthcare Architectureby Robin Guenther; Gail Vittori

    Wiley 2013; US$ 90.00

    "With this book, Robin Guenther and Gail Vittori show us how critical our green building mission is to the future of human health and secures a lasting legacy that will continue to challenge and focus the green building movement, the healthcare industry, and the world for years to come." —From the Foreword by Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO and... more...

  • The Digital Turn in Architecture 1992 - 2012by Mario Carpo

    Wiley 2013; US$ 50.00

    Now almost 20 years old, the digital turn in architecture has already gone through several stages and phases. Architectural Design ( AD ) has captured them all – from folding to cyberspace, nonlinearity and hypersurfaces, from versioning to scripting, emergence, information modelling and parametricism. It has recorded and interpreted the spirit... more...

  • Buildings and Powerby Thomas A. Markus

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 113.95

    The material and cultural world in which we now live perhaps represents the end of a process created out of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. The battles fought over class, ideology and language are represented most clearly in the explosion of new building types during the Century of Revolutions. Lavishly illustrated with photographs,... more...

  • Stay Coolby Holger Koch-Nielsen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 71.95

    In hot dry or warm humid climates, more than half of the urban peak load of energy consumption is used to satisfy air-conditioning demands alone. Since the urbanization rate in developing countries is extreme, the pressure placed on energy resources to satisfy the future requirements of the built environment will be great, unless new, more cost-effective... more...

  • Dan Cruickshank?s Bridges: Heroic Designs that Changed the Worldby Dan Cruickshank

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    Dan Cruickshank?s personal, passionate and learned journey into the very awe-inspiring architectural icons which have transformed culture, society, industry and landscapes throughout the world ? bridges. more...

  • 150 Best Eco House Ideasby Marta Serrats

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Featuring an extensive collection of full-color photographs, 150 Best Eco House Ideas features eco-friendly house designs created by internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved practical, innovative, and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and tastes of their clients. Included here are the latest innovations... more...

  • PreFab Houses DesignSourceby Marta Serrats

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    For many, the idea of prefab housing may bring to mind trailers and other less desirable images of home life. But this idea couldn't be more wrong! Rather, the newest trends in prefab have emerged as a great way for a design- (and cost-) conscious generation to achieve the dream of home ownership. Today, prefab houses are manufactured to the highest... more...

  • All Over the Mapby Michael Sorkin

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    Robert Hughes once described Michael Sorkin as ?unique in America??brave, principled, highly informed and fiercely funny.? All Over the Map confirms all of these superlatives as Sorkin assaults ?the national security city, with its architecture of manufactured fear.? more...