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  • Constitutional Modernismby Timothy Hyde

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 105.00

    How does architecture make its appearance in civil society? Constitutional Modernism pursues this challenging question by exploring architecture, planning, and law as cultural forces. Analyzing the complex entanglements between these disciplines in the Cuban Republic, Timothy Hyde reveals how architects joined with other professionals and intellectuals... more...

  • Contested Spacesby Lori A. Brown

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    This book examines the relationship between space, defined physically, legally and legislatively, and how these factors directly impact the spaces of abortion. It analyses how various political entities shape the physical landscapes of inclusion and exclusion to reproductive healthcare access, and questions what architecture's responsibilities... more...

  • Architecture and Urban Form in Kuala Lumpurby Yat Ming Loo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    This book is arguably the first academic book to examine the relationship of Malaysia's large Chinese minority with the politics of architecture and urbanism in Kuala Lumpur. It is also one of the few academic books to situate the Chinese diaspora spaces at the centre of the construction of city and nation. By including the spatial contestation... more...

  • House, but No Gardenby Nikhil Rao

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 90.00

    Between the well-documented development of colonial Bombay and sprawling contemporary Mumbai, a profound shift in the city?s fabric occurred: the emergence of the first suburbs and their distinctive pattern of apartment living. In House, but No Garden Nikhil Rao considers this phenomenon and its significance for South Asian urban life. It is the... more...

  • Building Apartheidby Nicholas Coetzer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    Through a specific architectural lens, this book exposes the role the British Empire played in the development of apartheid. Through reference to previously unexamined archival material, the book uncovers a myriad of mechanisms through which Empire laid the foundations onto which the edifice of apartheid was built. It unearths the significant role... more...

  • Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Buildingby Marian Keeler; Bill Burke

    Wiley 2013; US$ 90.00

    " Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building offers an introduction to green building concepts as well as design approaches that reduce and can eventually eliminate the need for fossil fuel use in buildings while also conserving materials, maximizing their efficiency, protecting the indoor air from chemical intrusion, and reducing... more...

  • An Architecture of Parts: Architects, Building Workers, and Industrialization in Britain 1940-1970by Christine Wall

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    This book is unique in describing the history of post war reconstruction from an entirely new perspective by focusing on the changing relationship between architects and building workers. It considers individual, as well as collective, interactions with technical change and in doing so brings together, for the first time, an extraordinary range of... more...

  • Architecture Post Mortemby Donald Kunze; David Bertolini; Simone Brott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 44.95

    Architecture Post Mortem surveys architecture’s encounter with death, decline, and ruination following late capitalism. As the world moves closer to an economic abyss that many perceive to be the death of capital, contraction and crisis are no longer mere phases of normal market fluctuations, but rather the irruption of the unconscious of ideology... more...

  • Local Sustainable Homesby Chris Bird

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2010; US$ 18.38

    While politicians talk about sustainable housing, thousands of individuals, groups and organisations are busy putting ideas into practice now pushing the boundaries to cut carbon emissions far beyond government targets. Where are the examples we can all learn from, and how are they bringing sustainable housing closer to reality in our communities?... more...

  • Lessons from Vernacular Architectureby Willi Weber; Simos Yannas

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    The architectural community has had a strong and continuing interest in traditional and vernacular architecture. Lessons from Vernacular Architecture takes lessons directly from traditional and vernacular architecture and offers them to the reader as guidance and inspiration for new buildings. The appropriate technical and social solutions provided... more...