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  • 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...

  • Architectureby Jonathan Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 78.95

    The aim of this book is to expand the subject and matter of architecture, and to explore their interdependence. There are now many architectures. This book acknowledges architecture far beyond the familiar boundaries of the discipline and reassesses the object at its centre: the building. Architectural matter is not always physical or building fabric.... more...

  • Behind the Postcolonialby Abidin Kusno

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    In Behind the Postcolonial Abidin Kusno shows how colonial representations have been revived and rearticulated in postcolonial Indonesia. The book shows how architecture and urban space can be seen, both historically and theoretically, as representations of political and cultural tendencies that characterize an emerging as well as a declining social... more...

  • International Architecture Yearbook: No. 8by Australia The Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    The International Architecture Yearbook series is an invaluable and cutting edge resource featuring work that has been selected by a highly experienced panel of guest editors from across the world. All projects featured are illustrated with stunning photographs, informative plans and detailed text, as well as offering very helpful reviews from well-known... more...

  • Subnatureby David Gissen

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    Subnature , David Gissen, author of our critically acclaimed Big and Green, examines experimental work by today's leading designers, scholars, philosophers, and biologists that rejects the idea that humans can somehow recreate a purely natural world, free of the untidy elements that actually constitute nature. Each chapter provides an examination... more...

  • Seventy-nine Short Essays on Designby Michael Bierut

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    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...

  • Architectural Regionalismby Vincent B. Canizaro

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    In this rapidly globalizing world, any investigation of architecture inevitably leads to considerations of regionalism. But despite its omnipresence in contemporary practice and theory, architectural regionalism remains a fluid concept, its historical development and current influence largely undocumented. This comprehensive reader brings together... more...

  • Architecture Oriented Otherwiseby David Leatherbarrow

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    So much writing about architecture tends to evaluate it on the basis of its intentions: how closely it corresponds to the artistic will of the designer, the technical skills of the builder, or whether it reflects the spirit of the place and time in which it was built, making it not much more than the willful (or even subconscious) assemblage of objects... more...

  • Building (in) the Futureby Phillip Bernstein; Peggy Deamer

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    There is no denying the transformational role of the computer in the evolution of contemporary architectural practice. But does this techno-determinist account tell the whole story? Are humans becoming irrelevant to the overall development of the built environment? Bulding (in) the Future  confronts these important questions by examining the fundamental... more...