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  • Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mannby Bruno Marchand

    Birkhäuser 2008; US$ 62.95

    Die Lausanner Architekten Mann Capua Mann sind seit 1991 aktiv. Ihre Arbeitsmaximen lauten: Aus den Elementen vor Ort die Antworten für das konkrete Projekt herausdestillieren. Räume entwerfen, deren Gliederung bei aller Dynamik für den Nutzer übersichtlich bleibt. Materialien verwenden, die im Einklang stehen mit der Umgebung. Ihre Bauten... more...

  • Crucial Wordsby Gert Wingårdh; Rasmus Wærn

    Birkhäuser 2008; US$ 39.49

    The conditions in which present-day architecture is produced are partly local and singular and partly global and universal. Understanding contemporary architecture means understanding all of these aspects. What are the pivotal themes? Gert Wingårdh and Rasmus Wærn, Sweden’s most active architect and its best-known architecture critic, asked themselves... more...

  • Drawn to Designby Eric Jenkins

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 56.00

    The book is a guide for students and teachers to understand the need for, the role of and the methods and techniques of freehand analytical sketching in architecture. The presentation focuses on drawing as an approach to and phase of architectural design. The conceptual goal of this approach is to use drawing not as illustration or depiction,... more...

  • Werkzeuge für Ideenby Christian Gänshirt

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 49.00

    Ausgehend von der Metapher der «Werkzeuge des Entwerfens», behandelt das Buch die Wechselwirkungen zwischen den Entwerfenden, den ihnen zur Verfügung stehenden Mitteln und den im Entwurf verwendeten Materialien. Die Darstellung verschafft einen Überblick über das heutige Wissen vom Entwerfen, umreißt die wesentlichen Begriffe und Definitionen... more...

  • MOVEby Oliver Schaeffer; Michael-Marcus Vogt; Anna Scheuermann

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 112.00

    Dynamic components and adaptive elements are becoming increasingly important in contemporary architecture, and not just because of their visual effect. If architects and engineers are engaging more and more with the issue of movement – whether in the form of sun-tracking solar cells, lowerable walls, or intelligently programmed elevators... more...

  • Architecture in Contextby Peter Davey

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 91.00

    Der finnische Architekt Pekka Helin gründete bereits 1979 in Helsinki sein erstes Büro. In seiner Entwurfshaltung knüpft das Büro in einer spezifisch skandinavischen Ausdrucksform sowohl an den Funktionalismus, als auch an die organische Architektur eines Aalvar Alto, Viljo Revell, Heikki Sirèn oder auch eines Arne Erve an. Das Material Holz spielt... more...

  • Quartier Ecoparc / Ecoparc Quarterby Bruno Marchand

    Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 62.95

    In Neuchâtel, Hauptstadt des gleichnamigen Schweizer Kantons, wird nach dem Masterplan des Architekturbüros bauart (Bern, Neuchâtel, Zürich) seit 1990 eine 50 000 m² grosse Industriebrache nach den Grundsätzen der Nachhaltigkeit überbaut. Im Mai 2009 wird mit der Eröffnung des markanten Baus, welches Konservatorium und Verwaltungsfachhochschule beherbergt,... more...

  • Architektur im Bestandby Johannes Cramer; Stefan Breitling

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 48.95

    Architectural work on existing structures has become enormously important in recent years. For the majority of architects, this is where future market opportunities will lie. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field and is thus addressed to all practitioners, students, and building sponsors whose interest goes beyond... more...

  • Doorwayby Simon Unwin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 53.95

    Though we may take them for granted, doorways impinge on our lives in many ways. Their powers are even richer and more varied than those of the wall. They can change the ways we behave, and alter how we see our surroundings. They challenge us and protect our territories. They punctuate our experiences as we move from place to place. They set the geometry... more...

  • Challenging Glass 3by F. Bos; C. Louter; R. Nijsse

    IOS Press 2012; US$ 245.00

    There are two things everybody knows about glass: it is transparent, and it breaks! These are also the properties that constitute the challenge of glass as an architectural and structural material. This book presents papers from the third Challenging Glass Conference (CGC3), held at the Technical University (TU) Delft, the Netherlands, in June 2012.... more...