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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • God's Architectby Rosemary Hill

    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...

  • Small Green Roofsby Nigel Dunnett; Dusty Gedge; John Little; Edmund C. Snodgrass

    Timber Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Until now, the green roof movement has been limited to large-scale, professional endeavors and public buildings. But homeowners everywhere are catching onto the benefits of a green roof ? water conservation, energy savings, and storm water management. In Small Green Roofs authors Dunnett, Gedge, Little, and Snodgrass profile ordinary homeowners... 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$ 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...

  • 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...