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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
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...
- Ambra 2014; US$ 68.00
What would it entail to reformulate the classical architectonic question under genuinely civic instead of natural conditions? The author sketches a concept of mediality as the element of symbolically constituted, distributed and discrete possibilities, engendered from the probabilistic mixture in which the open totality of what can be communicated... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 70.00
Architecture can influence the way we feel, and can help us along as we go about our lives, or sabotage our habitual ways of doing things. The essays collected here challenge, and help to define a view of architecture which ranges from the minimal domesticity of Diogenes' barrel, to the exuberant experiments of the contemporary avant-garde. There are... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 63.00
SCALE is conceived as a series of practical textbooks. Each volume addresses a different design theme or construction topic. The fifth volume, Arranging and Dividing, presents a detailed elucidation of the theme of interior construction ? from design to implementation. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00
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...
- Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2014; US$ 11.55
Passau, die zweitgrößte Stadt Niederbayerns, liegt an der Grenze zu Österreich sowie am Zusammenfluss der Flüsse Donau, Inn und Ilz. Seit der Grenzöffnung nach Osten und angesichts der Erweiterung der Europäischen Union nach Mittel- und Osteuropa sieht sich die ?Dreiflüssestadt? wieder zunehmend in den Mittelpunkt Europas gerückt. Damit nimmt sie eine... more...
- Birlinn 2014; US$ 11.65
[an] admirably sensible and fascinating guide' - The Scotsman 'Lost Edinburgh is the latest addition to a first-class series of books from Birlinn... detailing the literal and deliberate destruction of the very fabric of our heritage.' - Tom Kyle, Daily Mail What happened to Edinburgh's once notorious but picturesque Tolbooth Prison? Where was the... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99
At the beginning of the seventeenth century, Paris was known for isolated monuments but had not yet put its brand on urban space. Like other European cities, it was still emerging from its medieval past. But in a mere century Paris would be transformed into the modern and mythic city we know today. Though most people associate the signature characteristics... more...