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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...