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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...

  • 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. Das Grundlagenwerk. Vom Passivhaus zum Energieplushausby Manfred Hegger

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 98.00

    The Active House is a logical development of existing building standards. It draws renewable energy from the sun and wind in order to cover energy needs as completely as possible. The basic ideas of the Active House are described in detail in this standard work and serve as a planning guide for all parties involved in the construction of Active Houses. more...

  • Architectureby Jonathan Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 78.95

    The aim of this book is to expand the subject and matter of architecture, and to explore their interdependence. There are now many architectures. This book acknowledges architecture far beyond the familiar boundaries of the discipline and reassesses the object at its centre: the building. Architectural matter is not always physical or building fabric.... more...

  • Behind the Postcolonialby Abidin Kusno

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    In Behind the Postcolonial Abidin Kusno shows how colonial representations have been revived and rearticulated in postcolonial Indonesia. The book shows how architecture and urban space can be seen, both historically and theoretically, as representations of political and cultural tendencies that characterize an emerging as well as a declining social... more...