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  • All Over the Mapby Michael Sorkin

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    Robert Hughes once described Michael Sorkin as ?unique in America??brave, principled, highly informed and fiercely funny.? All Over the Map confirms all of these superlatives as Sorkin assaults ?the national security city, with its architecture of manufactured fear.? more...

  • The Secret Lives Of Buildingsby Edward Hollis

    Granta Publications 2011; US$ 13.90

    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...

  • 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...

  • Solar Low Energy Houses of IEA Task 13by Robert Hastings

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    The International Energy Agency's Task 13 is to advance solar building technologies. As part of that programme, 15 houses in 12 countries have been built to test new technologies and strategies for achieving low energy demand while maintaining a good indoor climate.;The principal strategies used and evaluated are: minimization of heat losses, profiting... more...

  • HOAI-Praxis bei Architektenleistungenby Klaus D. Siemon

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    Am 7. Juni 2013 wurde die neue Honorarordnung für Architekten und Ingenieure (HOAI )im Bundesrat verabschiedet. Sie trat am 17.07.2013 in Kraft und ist auf Verträge ab diesem Datum anzuwenden. 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...

  • The Suburbanization of New Yorkby Jerilou Hammett; Kingsley Hammett; Martha Cooper

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    The city that never sleeps also never stops changing. And while New Yorkers are renowned for their trendsetting, this thought-provoking book argues that New York City itself has become a follower rather than a leader. Once-distinctive streets and neighborhoods have become awash in generic stores, apartment boxes, and garish signs and billboards. Legendary... more...

  • Cold War Hothousesby Beatriz Colomina; Annemarie Brennan; Jeannie Kim

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    The technological innovation and unprecedented physical growth of the cold war era permeated American life in every aspect and at every scale. From the creation of the military-industrial complex and the beginnings of suburban sprawl to the production of the ballpoint pen and the TV dinner, the artifacts of the period are a numerous and diverse as... more...