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  • Losing Siteby Dr Shelley Hornstein

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95

    This book addresses the relationship between memory and place and asks how architecture captures and triggers memory. It examines how architecture exists as a physical entity and how it registers as a place that we come to remember, as well as whether it can exist or be found beyond the physical site itself in our recollection of it. more...

  • 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 Ulrike Brandi; Christoph Geissmar-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...

  • The Colours of ...by Erik Mattie

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 63.00

    Colour both as aesthetic and formal medium in architecture and design is a crucial element of each building. It is treated within this book comprehensively and as it relates to practice by looking at decisive examples. The result is an account by and about three of internationally most renowned architects. It provides a compendium showing... more...

  • The Classical Orders of Architectureby Robert Chitham

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    The Classical Orders of Architecture elaborates on the classical orders of architecture, including Classicism, Tuscan orders, Doric orders, Ionic orders, and Corinthian orders. The publication first examines the teaching of the orders, need for a new handbook of the orders, Roman and Renaissance theorists, traditional systems of proportion, and metric... 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...

  • The 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...

  • 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...

  • Moderns Abroadby Mia Fuller

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 58.95

    This volume studies the architecture and urbanism of modern-era Italian colonialism (1869-1943) as it sought to build colonies in North and East Africa and the eastern Mediterranean. Mia Fuller follows, not only the design of the physical architecture, but also the development of colonial design theory, based on the assumptions made about the colonized,... more...

  • Sustainable Urban Housing in Chinaby Leon Glicksman; Juintow Lin

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 149.00

    ENCOUNTERING SUSTAINABILITY IN CHINA Yung-Ho Chang What I am writing is by no means a typical foreword. Instead of introducing the work outside of Beijing, we enclosed a courtyard with buildings and hillside to create a of my colleagues in the Department of Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of milder microclimate. We also employed two traditional... more...