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  • 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...

  • 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 performancetakes 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...

  • 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 publicbuildings such as theaters and university buildings... 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...

  • Sustainable Healthcare Architectureby Robin Guenther; Gail Vittori

    Wiley 2013; US$ 85.00

    "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 1992-2010by 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...

  • Weather Architectureby Jonathan Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    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...

  • 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...