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  • Impressions of Japanese Architectureby Ralph Adams Cram; Mira Locher

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    "The best book on Japanese architecture ever produced by a Westerner." ? The American Architect Japanese architecture is undoubtedly less well known and less appreciated than the architecture of any other civilized nation. Not only this, but it is almost universally misjudged, and while the world has by degrees come to know and admire the pictorial... more...

  • Licht für Städteby Christoph Geissmar-Brandi; Ulrike Brandi

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 76.95

    Ein konkreter Leitfaden zum besseren Licht auf städtischen Straßen, Plätzen und Gebäuden. Basierend auf dem Erfahrungswissen der Autoren erläutert dieses Buch technische und fachplanerische Aspekte und gibt wichtige Informationen zu Machbarkeit und Finanzierungsmodellen. more...

  • Daylighting in Architectureby Nick V. Baker; A. Fanchiotti; K. Steemers

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    Typically one third of the energy used in many buildings may be consumed by electric lighting. Good daylighting design can reduce electricity consumption for lighting and improve standards of visual comfort, health and amenity for the occupants.As the only comprehensive text on the subject written in the last decade, the book will be welcomed by all... more...

  • The Churches of Medieval Exeterby Nicholas Orme

    Impress Books 2014; US$ 10.94

    Medieval Exeter was a religious city containing nearly seventy churches, chapels, monasteries, and almshouses, as well as private oratories, holy wells, and standing crosses. This book explains why this huge number of buildings came into being from about the eleventh century onwards. It shows what they existed to do and how they interacted with one... more...

  • A Forgers Progressby Alasdair McGregor

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 29.99

    Talented, well trained and confident in his own abilities and worth, Australia’s first government architect was also hot-headed and tactless. Sentenced to death for forgery, then granted a last-minute reprieve, Francis Greenway was transported to New South Wales in 1814. Within a single eventful decade, Greenway’s and Governor Lachlan Macquarie’s... more...

  • Digital Architecture and Constructionby A. Ali; C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2006; US$ 218.00

    In the early stages of its employment, architects approached computer technology as an assistance technique that would enhance architectural practice. The scope of this engagement was captured in the phrase ‘computer-aided architectural design’. In the four decades since that time, the role of computer technology in architecture has gained... more...

  • Lärmmessung im Betriebby Jürgen H. Maue

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2011; US$ 56.58

    Die LärmVibrationsArbSchV verpflichtet Unternehmen, die Lärmexposition an Arbeitsplätzen fachkundig zu ermitteln. Maschinenhersteller müssen nach der EG-Maschinenrichtlinie die Geräuschemission ihrer Produkte erfassen und angeben. Bekanntes Problem dabei bisher: sehr umfangreiche, schwer verständliche Messnormen. Dr. Jürgen H. Maue, Leiter des Referats... more...

  • Courts of Pre-Colonial South Indiaby Jennifer Howes

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    This book investigates how the material culture of South Indian courts was perceived by those who lived there in the pre-colonial period. Howes peels away the standard categories used to study Indian palace space, such as public/private and male/female, and replaces them with indigenous descriptions of space found in court poetry, vastu shastra and... more...

  • Managing the Brief For Better Designby Alastair Blyth; John Worthington

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 90.00

    Based on extensive research, this book offers an understanding of the briefing process and its importance to the built environment. The coverage extends beyond new build covering briefing for services and fit-outs. Prepared by an experienced and well known team of authors, the book clearly explains how important the briefing process is to both the... more...

  • 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...