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  • Smart Materials and Technologies in Architectureby Michelle Addington; Daniel Schodek

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 83.95

    Today, architects and designers are beginning to look toward developments in new "smart" or "intelligent" materials and technologies for solutions to long-standing problems in building design. However, these new materials have so far been applied in a diverse but largely idiosyncratic nature, because relatively few architects have access to information... more...

  • form adressbuch 2006 (German Edition)by Petra Schmidt

    Springer 2006; US$ 44.95

    The design journal form places special emphasis on design processes, explaining them in thorough and practical terms. Suitable for designers of various stripes and specialties, this title offers tips and background information to assist them in their everyday professional life. more...

  • Architecture et efficacité énergétique: Principes de conception et de construction (French Edition)by Roberto Gonzalo; Karl J Habermann; Yves Minssart

    Springer 2008; US$ 115.00

    Comment construire un bâtiment énergétiquement performant? Quels sont les critères déterminants pour la planification urbaine et la conception des plans ? Quelles proportions le bâtiment doit-il respecter pour être conforme à la gestion de l?énergie et au type d?utilisation ? Quels sont les éléments et systèmes de construction adaptés aux objectifs?... more...

  • Mastering Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2010by Mark Gerhard; Jeffrey Harper; Jon McFarland

    Wiley 2011; US$ 69.99

    The only comprehensive tutorial/reference exclusively devoted to Autodesk's robust architectural visualization software 3ds Max Design is a powerful real-time 3D design, modeling, and animation tool for architectural visualizations. This book covers all the software's crucial features, including how to simulate and analyze sun, sky, and artificial... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Buildingby Philip Wilkinson

    DK Publishing 2000; US$ 15.99

    This guide offers everything you?ve ever wanted toknow about buildings?from how they are built and customized to the different materials that are used to keep them standing. With stunning full-color photographs as aids, see incredible stone gargoyles, where linenfold wood paneling is found, what a Japanese screen is made of, and how a hammer-beam... more...

  • Mobile Architekturby Robert Kronenburg; Sonja Wesseler

    Springer 2008; US$ 44.95

    Alle frühen Behausungen waren tragbar oder jederzeit erneuerbar, denn die Menschen lebten als Nomaden und zogen mit den wechselnden Jahreszeiten dorthin, wo die Lebensbedingungen zuträglicher waren. Die Rastlosigkeit der modernen Zeit wiederum findet in mobilen Strukturen ihren Ausdruck: das Nomadic Museum von Shigeru Ban in New York aus Schiffscontainern... more...

  • Space in Americaby Klaus Benesch; Kerstin Schmidt

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 182.00

    America's sense of space has always been tied to what Hayden White called the "narrativization" of real events. If the awe-inspiring manifestations of nature in America (Niagara Falls, Virginia's Natural Bridge, the Grand Canyon, etc.) were often used as a foil for projecting utopian visions and idealizations of the nation's exceptional... more...

  • Designing with Modelsby Criss B. Mills

    Wiley 2010; US$ 65.00

    Designing with Models , Second Edition is the revised, step-by-step guide to basic and advanced design process modeling. This comprehensive text explains the process from start to finish, and has been expanded to include up-to-date information on digital modeling programs and rapid prototyping processes. The impact of this new wave of 3D modeling... more...

  • Building A Revolutionby Charlie Q.L. Xue

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2006; US$ 40.00

    Building a Revolution: Chinese Architecture Since 1980 presents a picture of Chinese architecture in transition, as the entire economy shifted from being planned and state-controlled to being market-led. The book also examines the "national form" and Chinese identity, the impact of international architecture, housing reform, and the emergence of architects... more...

  • Splendors of Faithby Charles E. Nolan; Frank J. Methe

    LSU Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    Splendors of Faith showcases thirteen historic New Orleans Catholic churches of exceptional architectural and artistic beauty. Photographer Frank J. Methe provides sumptuously detailed color photographs of the churches? facades and their interior décor. Historian Charles E. Nolan offers detailed information about each edifice, its congregation, and... more...