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  • Cities for a Future Climateby Tony Fry

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.00

    This book goes beyond current ways that the impact of climate change upon the city are understood. In doing so it addresses climate in a variety of its connotations.It looks to the nomadic behaviour patterns of the past for lessons for today?s population unsettlement, and argues that as human survival will increasingly be linked directly to movement,... more...

  • PreFab Houses DesignSourceby Marta Serrats

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    For many, the idea of prefab housing may bring to mind trailers and other less desirable images of home life. But this idea couldn't be more wrong! Rather, the newest trends in prefab have emerged as a great way for a design- (and cost-) conscious generation to achieve the dream of home ownership. Today, prefab houses are manufactured to the highest... more...

  • Cold War Hothousesby Beatriz Colomina; Annemarie Brennan; Jeannie Kim

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    The technological innovation and unprecedented physical growth of the cold war era permeated American life in every aspect and at every scale. From the creation of the military-industrial complex and the beginnings of suburban sprawl to the production of the ballpoint pen and the TV dinner, the artifacts of the period are a numerous and diverse as... 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...

  • 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 illustratedtext brings together a wealth of information and numerous examples from practice which will appeal to both... more...

  • Daylight Design of Buildingsby Nick Baker; Koen Steemers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 157.95

    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...

  • Buildings and Powerby Thomas A. Markus

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 113.95

    The material and cultural world in which we now live perhaps represents the end of a process created out of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. The battles fought over class, ideology and language are represented most clearly in the explosion of new building types during the Century of Revolutions. Lavishly illustrated with photographs,... more...

  • Stay Coolby Holger Koch-Nielsen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 71.95

    In hot dry or warm humid climates, more than half of the urban peak load of energy consumption is used to satisfy air-conditioning demands alone. Since the urbanization rate in developing countries is extreme, the pressure placed on energy resources to satisfy the future requirements of the built environment will be great, unless new, more cost-effective... more...