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  • Why We Buildby Rowan Moore

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 9.40

    Buildings are driven by human emotions and desires: hope, power, money, sex, and the idea of home. more...

  • Why We Buildby Rowan Moore

    Pan Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 17.26

    Buildings are driven by human emotions and desires: hope, power, money, sex, and the idea of home. In Why We Build Rowan Moore explores the making of buildings from conception to inhabitation, and reveals the paradoxical power of architecture: it looks fixed and solid, but is always changing in response to the lives around it. Moving across... 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...

  • Tony Fretton Architectsby Tony Fretton

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 89.95

    A comprehensive overview on the work of a renowned London architect: Tony Fretton. With his designs for the Camden Arts Centre, the Fuglsang Kunstmuseum in Denmark, London townhouse for the artist Anish Kapoor and the British embassy in Warsaw, Fretton has emerged as one of the most prominent contemporary architects. This monograph provides a long-awaited... 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...