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  • Building with Straw Balesby Barbara Jones

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2015; US$ 29.15

    Building with Straw Bales explains in straightforward terms the principles of straw-bale building. It covers design principles; the different types of foundations; how to raise and stabilise walls and protect them from the weather, including a detailed analysis of how straw performs with humidity; and how straw-bale buildings can easily meet Building... more...

  • The Changing Image of Affordable Housingby Dr Ulduz Maschaykh

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Illustrated by a range of case studies of affordable housing options in Canada, this book examines the liveability and affordability of twenty-first-century residential architecture. Focussing on the architects? and communities? commitment to these housing programmes, as well as that of the private building sector, it stresses the importance of the... more...

  • Courtyard Housing for Health and Happinessby Dr Donia Zhang

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Health and happiness are fundamental to human quality of life. The United Nations? World Happiness Report 2012 reflects a new worldwide call for governments to include happiness as a criterion to their policies. The ?Healthy Cities? or ?Happy Cities? movement has been endorsed by the WHO since 1986, and a ?Healthy House? or ?Happy Home? is a critical... more...

  • Modern Architecture and its Representation in Colonial Eritreaby Dr Sean Anderson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    Modern Architecture and its Representation in Colonial Eritrea offers a critical assessment of architecture and urbanism constructed in Eritrea during the Italian colonial period spanning from 1890-1941. Drawing together imperial projects, modernist aesthetics, and fascist motives, the book examines how the merger of these three significant influences... more...

  • The Grand Documentationby Eduard Kögel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Ernst Boerschmann was the most influential foreign architectural researcher in China in the first half of the twentieth century. This book concerns his three-year research expedition (1906?1909) through the Chinese Empire and the resulting publications, published in part by De Gruyter. Many of Boerschmann?s sketches, blueprints, and photos... more...

  • Master Basic DIY: Teach Yourselfby Diy Doctor

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    **** New edition fully revised and updated, including new material on the most popular questions and household problems **** Master Basic DIY explains all the basic tasks and gives you all the information you need to undertake essential decorating and maintenance in an informed and sensible manner. It offers insight into complex options... more...

  • Master Basic DIY: Teach Yourselfby Diy Doctor

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 16.55

    **** New edition fully revised and updated, including new material on the most popular questions and household problems **** Master Basic DIY explains all the basic tasks and gives you all the information you need to undertake essential decorating and maintenance in an informed and sensible manner. It offers insight into complex options... more...

  • The Odd Woman and the Cityby Vivian Gornick

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 23.99

    A contentious, deeply moving ode to friendship, love, and urban life in the spirit of Fierce Attachments A memoir of self-discovery and the dilemma of connection in our time, The Odd Woman and the City explores the rhythms, chance encounters, and ever-changing friendships of urban life that forge the sensibility of a fiercely independent... more...