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  • Form Follows Performance Leistungsformby Helmut C. Schulitz

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 88.00

    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...

  • RKWby Klaus-Dieter Weiss

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 84.00

    This documentation of the last ten years presents sixty - five structures and projects from rkw and looks behind the scenes in numerous interviews and essays. The works considered range from the research facilities for Audi to residential buildings, schools, railroad station, urban office buildings and shopping centers, as well as the soccer stadium... more...

  • Why We Buildby Rowan Moore

    Pan Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 15.45

    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...

  • Exploring Boundariesby Peter Davey; Kurt W. Forster

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 74.00

    The London architectural firm Wilkinson Eyre Architects, founded in 1983, has been drawing attention since the 1990s with its wealth of innovative and imaginative designs ? notably its spectacular and structurally ambitious bridges. more...

  • Ideas Exchangeby Tim Abrahams

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 88.00

    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...

  • Fašadesby Ulrich Knaack; Marcel Bilow; Thomas Auer; Tillmann Klein

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 42.00

    This book demonstrates the principles of facade construction. Guidelines are suggested for good detailing. The installation procedures are described for the most common materials ? glass, wood, steel, concrete, and aluminum. Numerous drawings made specially for the book explain the principles of the individual types of facade which are then illustrated... more...

  • Reformarchitekturby Nils Aschenbeck

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    Reform Architecture was a widespread architectural movement in the period between 1900 and 1920 whose proponents saw architecture as a means to create a better society. Major reform architects included Hermann Muthesius, Peter Behrens, Hans Poelzig, Heinrich Tessenow, and Heinz Stoffregen. This book offers the first complete inventory of an architectural... 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...