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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...

  • MATLS & MEANING IN COMTEMP JAP ARCHby Dana Buntrock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 66.95

    In this beautiful and perceptive book, Dana Buntrock examines, for the first time, how tradition is incorporated into contemporary Japanese architecture. Looking at the work of five architects ? Fumihiko Maki, Terunobu Fujimori, Ryoji Suzuki, Kengo Kuma, and Jun Aoki ? Buntrock reveals the aims influencing many wonderful works barely known in the... more...

  • MANUFACTURING MATERIAL EFFECTS KOLAby Branko Kolarevic; Kevin Klinger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 68.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Elements of Architectureby Pierre von Meiss

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 77.95

    This internationally significant book analyzes architectural elements, drawing general principles from the prevailing pluralism of architectural approaches. Von Meiss expertly bridges the gap between history and contemporary work by pinpointing the constant factors that exist in all architecture. A comprehensive analysis of the whole architectural... 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...

  • 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...