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  • God's Architectby Rosemary Hill

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available

    Pugin was one of Britain?s greatest architects and his short career one of the most dramatic in architectural history. Born in 1812, the son of the soi-disant Comte de Pugin, at 15 Pugin was working for King George IV at Windsor Castle. By the time he was 21 he had been shipwrecked, bankrupted and widowed. Nineteen years later he died, insane and... more...

  • Ideas Exchangeby Tim Abrahams

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 90.95

    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...

  • Brunet Saunier Architectureby Agence Brunet Saunier Architecture; Pascale Blin

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 92.00

    Brunet Saunier Architecture - a leader in the design of hospitals and large-scale public buildings - has been developing a successful concept known as "Monospace". The book discusses and analyzes this concept in detail, presenting true-to-scale floor plans, cross-sections, architectural views, and other information. The Monospace concept is based on... more...

  • Form Follows Performance Leistungsformby Helmut C. Schulitz

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 90.95

    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$ 90.95

    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...

  • Exploring Boundariesby Peter Davey; Kurt W. Forster

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 76.95

    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...

  • Daylighting Designby Mohamed Boubekri

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 84.00

    The primary objective of daylight systems is to make maximum use of daylight for certain building types and climates. The book documents the various dimensions of the optimum use of daylight with particular reference to window orientation, light distribution, and prism technology, and discusses the health and economic related aspects. more...

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

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 49.00

    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...

  • Die Nachricht, ein Mediumby Vera Bühlmann

    Ambra 2014; US$ 70.00

    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...