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  • No Nails, No Lumberby Jeffrey Head

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Imagine a house constructed in less than forty-eight hours, without using lumber or nails, that is more resistant to fire, earthquakes, and hurricanes than any traditionally built structure. This may sound like the latest development in prefab housing or green architecture, but the design dates back to 1941 when architect Wallace Neff (1895?1982) developed... more...

  • Seventy-nine Short Essays on Designby Michael Bierut

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design  brings together the best of designer Michael Bierut's critical writing?serious or humorous, flattering or biting, but always on the mark. Bierut is widely considered the finest observer on design writing today. Covering topics as diverse as Twyla Tharp and ITC Garamond, Bierut's intelligent and accessible texts... more...

  • Toyo Itoby Jessie Turnbull

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    The work of Japanese architect Toyo Ito explores the dynamic relationship between buildings and their environments. His principal focus is on developing an architecture free of the grid system, which he believes homogenizes people and their lives. Toyo Ito: Forces of Nature  documents the architect's 2009 Kassler lecture at the Princeton University... more...

  • The Dissertationby Iain Borden; Katerina Ruedi Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    The Dissertation is one of the most demanding yet potentially most stimulating components of an architectural course. This classic text provides a complete guide to what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and what the major pitfalls are. This is a comprehensive guide to all that an architecture student might need to know about undertaking the... more...

  • The Good Boatmanby Rajmohan Gandhi

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 18.68

    A new and illuminating portrait of one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi has been the subject of over a dozen well-regarded biographies, yet key aspects of the man still prove elusive. In this book, Rajmohan Gandhi, a grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and an acclaimed biographer and scholar, attempts to understand... more...

  • Symbolizing Existenceby Ludger Hovestadt; Vera Bühlmann

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 49.00

    Symbolizing Existence deals with the current rapidly happening ?deterritorialization? of everything which was once regarded stable and binding. more...

  • Manage A Home Build And Renovation Project 4th Editionby Leonard Sales

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; US$ 8.99

    Undertaking a building or renovation project can be a bit daunting. But with the help of this book you will be in control at all times, confident in your decision making, and sure of getting the job done on time and to a high standard. It includes proven and simple-to-use management techniques that would suit projects ranging from one thousand to... more...

  • Das Geschäft mit der Stadtby ÖGFA

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 28.00

    The current issue of the journal UmBau examines the interconnections between the economy and urban planning and seeks alternatives to current planning imperatives. Are there private alternatives to public financing of public buildings and spaces? What are the implications of public responsibility for urban planning, and how is this responsibility... more...

  • Building Anatomy (McGraw-Hill Construction Series)by Iver Wahl

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 76.00 US$ 66.50

    ELIMINATE COSTLY AND POTENTIALLY DISASTEROUS CONCEPUTAL ERRORS IN YOUR NEXT STRUCTURAL DESIGN Make sure your next building project is free of the conceptual errors that can cause structural failure with McGraw Hill's Building Anatomy: An Illustrated Guide to How Structures Work. Packed with a wealth of informative diagrams and illustrations,... more...

  • Architectural Security Codes and Guidelinesby Robert Wible

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 92.00 US$ 80.50

    In-depth, ?what-to-do-now? building strategies to secure structures against natural forces as well as terrorism This unique, practical resource is written for building owners, architects, engineers, construction managers, and other building professionals who must meet today's urgent security needs. Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines ... more...