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  • The Secret Lives Of Buildingsby Edward Hollis

    Granta Publications 2011; US$ 13.32

    The plans are drawn up, a site is chosen, foundations are dug: a building comes into being with the expectation that it will stay put and stay for ever. But a building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation. In this radical reimagining of architectural history, Edward Hollis... more...

  • Manufacturing Material Effectsby Branko Kolarevic; Kevin Klinger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 70.00

    Designers are becoming more directly involved in the fabrication process from the earliest stages of design. This book showcases the design and research work by some of the leading designers, makers and thinkers today. This highly illustrated text brings together a wealth of information and numerous examples from practice which will appeal to both... more...

  • Alvar Aaltoby Malcolm Quantrill

    New Amsterdam Books 1990; US$ 29.99

    "This is a much needed and lively study of the still insufficiently known Finnish modern master Alvar Aalto, whose sensitive and increasingly revelant architectural legacy will surely only increase in stature as the years unfold."?Kenneth Frampton, Columbia University more...

  • Californian Architecture in Santa Barbaraby H. Philip Staats

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 11.99

    Following a devastating earthquake in 1925 that destroyed most of Santa Barbara?s significant buildings, the city became the first in the country to have a controlled building plan using elements of Spanish colonial architecture. Californian architecture is a distinctive style?the product of many architects, it is inspired by the play of sunshine... more...

  • Design Expertiseby Bryan Lawson; Kees Dorst

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    Design Expertise explores what it takes to become an expert designer.It examines the perception of expertise in design and asks what knowledge, skills, attributes and experiences are necessary in order to design well. Bryan Lawson and Kees Dorst develop a new model of design expertise and show how design expertise can be developed. This book is... more...

  • Teaching and Learning Building Design and Constructionby David Dowdle; Vian Ahmed

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 98.95

    Innovation in building design and construction depends on innovative strategies being developed by teachers and practitioners, made available to students and then professionally adopted. Successful transfer of this knowledge relies on appropriate support for both students and academics to ensure the new knowledge is translated into a format appropriate... more...

  • LP Architekturby Norbert Mayr; Tom Lechner

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 69.95

    LP architektur has created a richly varied body of work in the ten years it has existed. The office?s breakthrough came at the Winter Oympics in Turin with the emblematic Austria House. The Salzburg office?s buildings have become beacons of regional identity that now reach beyond the borders of Salzburg. This selection of 23 buildings... more...

  • Architectural Scale Models in the Digital Ageby Milena Stavric; Predrag Sidanin; Bojan Tepavcevic

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 79.95

    Making physical models of complex geometric shapes and their multiple structural connections is a major challenge in the age of advanced digital technology and parametric design in architecture. This approach requires new modeling strategies, technology and methods which are covered in this book. Complex geometric forms generated using virtual media... more...

  • Daylight Design of Buildingsby Nick Baker; Koen Steemers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 157.95

    To complement the critical and objective view gleaned from the study of some sixty buildings, this design manual has been developed to provide a more synthetic approach to the principles which lie behind successful daylight design. These principles are illustrated with examples drawn from the case study buildings. The emphasis throughout has been on... more...

  • Aktivhaus - The Reference Workby Isabell Passig; Manfred Hegger; Caroline Fafflok; Johannes Hegger

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 75.97

    Das erste umfassende Grundlagenwerk über energieautarke Aktivhäuser Das Aktivhaus ist eine logische Weiterentwicklung bisheriger Gebäudestandards. Es gewinnt regenerativ Energie aus Sonne und Wind mit dem Ziel, möglichst den eigenen Energiebedarf vollständig zu decken. Die Grundlagen der Aktiv-haus-Idee werden in diesem Standardwerk... more...