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  • Designing Schoolsby Kate Darian-Smith; Julie Willis

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Designing Schools explores the close connections between the design of school buildings and educational practices throughout the twentieth century to today. Through international cases studies that span the Americas, Europe, Africa and Australia, this volume examines historical innovations in school architecture and situates these within changing... more...

  • Serene Urbanismby Phillip James Tabb

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Serenity is becoming alarmingly absent from our daily existence, especially within the urban context. Time is dense and space is tumultuous. The idea of the serene has gained currency in postmodern discussions, and when combined with urbanism conjures questions, even contradictions, as the two ideas seem improbable yet their correspondence seems so... more...

  • Historic Sites and Landmarks that Shaped Americaby Mitchell Newton-Matza

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 189.00

    Historic Sites and Landmarks That Shaped America: From Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero encompasses more than 200 sites from the earliest settlements to the present, covering a wide variety of locations. It includes concise yet detailed entries on each landmark that explains its importance to the nation. With entries arranged alphabetically according... more...

  • 150 Best of the Best House Ideasby Francesc Zamora

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 18.99

    Packed with hundreds of pages of beautiful and inspirational color photographs of homes from around the world, a visually stunning resource and guide?part of the successful 150 Best series?featuring the latest in modern home construction and design. A comprehensive collection of single-family houses created by some of the most distinguished international... more...

  • Are Cities the New Global Leadersby Michele Acuto

    Wiley 2016; US$ 16.50 US$ 14.30

    We live in an urban age. From Shanghai to Johannesburg, Delhi and Rio, millions of people move to the city each year. Are we seeing the rise of a new ‘urban’ order? Will cities soon become the new global leaders? In this timely and compelling book, Michele Acuto cuts through the hype to offer a cautious and nuanced view of the role of... more...

  • Experimenting Landscapesby Métis International Garden Festival; Emily Waugh

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 56.10

    Garden festivals are often a testing area for new ideas for landscape designers. On a small scale designers can experiment with innovative materials and explore emerging tendencies. The International Garden Festival in Métis in northern Quebec is probably the best-known festival in North America. This publication will explain the role... more...

  • The Logic of Machines and Structuresby Paul Sandori

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 19.95

    Based on common, everyday phenomena, the principles governing the balance of forces on machines and structures are extremely straightforward. Their expression in mathematical form, however, obscures their clarity. This volume exposes the principles of statics in their original simplicity, presenting them as an exercise in logic. The modern analytical... more...

  • Flexible Housingby Jeremy Till; Tatjana Schneider

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 74.95

    Flexible housing is housing that can adjust to the changing needs of the user and accommodate new technologies as they emerge. Flexible Housing by Jeremy Till and Tatjana Schneider examines the past, present and future of this important subject through over 160 international examples. Specially commissioned plans, printed to scale, together with... more...

  • Homelandby Yael Allweil

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    On 29 March 2016 the New York based online journal, Realty Today reported ?Israel is facing a housing crisis with ?[the] home inventory lacking 100,000 apartments? House prices, which have more than doubled in less than a decade, resulted in a mass protest back in 2011?. As Yael Allweil reveals in her fascinating book, housing has played a pivotal... more...

  • The Social Fabric of Citiesby Vinicius M Netto

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Bringing together ideas from the fields of sociology, economics, human geography, ethics, political and communications theory, this book deals with some key subjects in urban design: the multidimensional effects of the spatial form of cities, ways of appropriating urban space, and the different material factors involved in the emergence of social... more...