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  • Make Room for What You Loveby Melissa Michaels

    Harvest House Publishers, Inc. 2016; US$ 14.99

    Is Clutter Taking Over Your Home and Life? Stuff. So much stuff! Stuff that may link you to important memories or be needed again someday , but for now just clutters up cupboards and closets and the garage and tables, shelves, and bookcases. Or perhaps paper and miscellaneous stuff is piled on counters...everywhere! What can you do with all... more...

  • Peripheral Interactionby Saskia Bakker; Doris Hausen; Ted Selker

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 109.00

    Computing devices havebecome ever more present in our everyday environments, however embedding thesetechnologies into our routines has remained a challenge. This book exploresthe novel theory of peripheral interaction to rectify this. This theory examines how interactivesystems canbe developed in such a way to allow people to seamlessly interact withtheir... more...

  • A Genealogy of Tropical Architectureby Jiat-Hwee Chang

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 53.95

    A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture traces the origins of tropical architecture to nineteenth century British colonial architectural knowledge and practices. It uncovers how systematic knowledge and practices on building and?environmental technologies in the tropics were linked to military technologies, medical theories and sanitary practices,... more...

  • Boundariesby Maya Lin

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    Renowned artist and architect Maya Lin's visual and verbal sketchbook?a unique view into her artwork and philosophy. Walking through this parklike area, the memorial appears as a rift in the earth -- a long, polished black stone wall, emerging from and receding into the earth. Approaching the memorial, the ground slopes gently downward, and the low... more...

  • Made in Norwayby Ingerid Helsing Almaas

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 56.00

    Following the success of Made in Norway , this 2. volume presents a selection of 40 new examples of the best contemporary architecture Norway has to offer. The projects are examples of how architects in Norway have reacted to the challenges of today. How are the different aspects of a modern Scandinavian society reflected in its architecture? How... more...

  • Entwurfsatlas Bibliothekenby Nolan Lushington; Wolfgang Rudorf; Liliane Wong

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 126.00

    A handbook on the design and the planning of libraries - a particularly prestigious design task that underwent significant changes in recent years. Comprehensive contributions by experts from architecture and library science analyze specific aspects of the building type; a typology of some 40 exemplary international projects provides inspiration... more...

  • Libraries ? A Design Manualby Nolan Lushington; Wolfgang Rudorf; Liliane Wong

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 126.00

    A handbook on the design and the planning of libraries ? a particularly prestigious design task that underwent significant changes in recent years. Comprehensive contributions by experts from architecture and library science analyze specific aspects of the building type; a typology of some 40 exemplary international projects provides inspiration and... more...

  • Swahili Port Citiesby Sandy Prita Meier

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    On the Swahili coast of East Africa, monumental stone houses, tombs, and mosques mark the border zone between the interior of the African continent and the Indian Ocean. Prita Meier explores this coastal environment and shows how an African mercantile society created a place of cosmopolitan longing. Meier understands architecture as more than a way... more...

  • Fundamentals of Sound and Vibration, Second Editionby Frank Fahy; David Thompson

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 89.95

    A Solid Introduction to Sound and Vibration: No Formal Background Needed This Second Edition of Fundamentals of Sound and Vibration covers the physical, mathematical and technical foundations of sound and vibration at audio frequencies. It presents Acoustics, vibration, and the associated signal processing at a level suitable for graduate... more...

  • Philanthropy and Lightby Oriel Prizeman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Walter Gropius associated standardisation with promoting civilisation in 1935, yet Andrew Carnegie?s influence on the proliferation of pattern book public library plans internationally predated these observations by 50 years. Through the first twenty years of his programme, he supported the erection of almost three thousand public buildings across... more...