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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95
There is an urgent need to build human capacity to make the often vulnerable and exposed buildings and communities we live and work in more resilient to the changing social, economic and physical environments around us. Extensive research has been done over the last decades on both mitigation and adaptation to climate change in the built environment,... more...
- WIT Press 2010; US$ 474.00
This book contains most of the papers presented in the Eco-Architecture 2010 conference, which was the third edition of the International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature. Previous editions, that were very successful were held previously in the New Forest, UK, in 2006 and the Algarve, Portugal in 2008 and demonstrated the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95
The quality of life of millions of people living in cities could be improved if the form of the city were to evolve in a manner appropriate to its climatic context. Climatically responsive urban design is vital to any notion of sustainability: it enables individual buildings to make use of renewable energy sources for passive heating and cooling, it... more...
- Springer US 2010; US$ 95.53
Three-dimensional (3D) integrated circuit (IC) stacking is the next big step in electronic system integration. It enables packing more functionality, as well as integration of heterogeneous materials, devices, and signals, in the same space (volume). This results in consumer electronics (e.g., mobile, handheld devices) which can run more powerful applications,... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011; US$ 49.00
Over the last two decades, the countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) have undergone significant political and economic reforms. As part of this reform agenda, they have started modernising their public administrations and expenditure management practices, bringing them closer to international standards. However, the recent... more...
- Birkhäuser 2008; US$ 29.67
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95
Architecture displays the values involved in its inhabitation, construction, procurement and design. It traces the thinking of the individuals who have participated in it, their relationships, and their involvement in the cultures where they lived and worked. In this way, buildings, their details, and the documents used to make them, can be read closely... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 17.83
Der Frick/Knöll gibt die passenden Antworten auf alle Fragen moderner Bauweisen als Grundlage. Die 34. Auflage wurde komplett überarbeitet und den aktuellen gültigen Normen angepasst. Seit 1909 gibt der Frick/Knöll Generationen von Architekten und Ingenieuren einen umfassenden Einblick in die Baukonstruktionslehre. Der große Erfolg dieses Werkes ergibt... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95
Examining the complex social and material relationships between architecture and ecology which constitute modern cultures, this collection responds to the need to extend architectural thinking about ecology beyond current design literatures. This book shows how the ?habitats?, ?natural milieus?, ?places? or ?shelters? that construct architectural... more...
- University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 49.95
"The call for change is everywhere, yet how to define it and how to achieve it remain vague. The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World is a unique book that documents how ordinary people have the power to transform their environments. It is a celebration of human diversity and a call for increased attention to our communities. This inspiring... more...