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  • Sustainable Environmental Design in Architectureby Stamatina Th. Rassia; Panos M. Pardalos

    Springer 2012; US$ 149.00

    Over the last few decades, there have been dramatic improvements in the understanding and research of environmental design. Numerous methods have been developed to enhance architectural design in order for it to be more energy efficient, sustainable and health enhancing. This book presents several theories and techniques that can be used to improve... more...

  • The Eyes of the Skinby Juhani Pallasmaa

    Wiley 2012; US$ 45.00

    First published in 1996, The Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory. It asks the far-reaching question why, when there are five senses, has one single sense – sight – become so predominant in architectural culture and design? With the ascendancy of the digital and the all-pervasive use of the image electronically,... more...

  • The Autopoiesis of Architecture, Volume IIby Patrik Schumacher

    Wiley 2012; US$ 60.00

    This is the second part of a major theoretical work by Patrik Schumacher, which outlines how the discipline of architecture should be understood as its own distinct system of communication . Autopoeisis comes from the Greek and means literally self-production; it was first adopted in biology in the 1970s to describe the essential characteristics... more...

  • Introduction to Architectureby Francis D. K. Ching; James F. Eckler

    Wiley 2012; US$ 55.00

    A survey of the built environment distills the work of legendary author and illustrator Francis D. K. Ching into a single volume Introduction to Architecture presents the essential texts and drawings of Francis D. K. Ching for those new to architecture and design. With his typical highly graphic approach, this is the first introductory text from... more...

  • Methoden der Standortanalyseby Matthias Ottmann; Hans-Dieter Haas; Stephan Lifka

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 18.40

    Worauf muss man achten, wenn man eine Standortanalyse durchführen möchte? Wie kann man Standortfaktoren gewichten und bewerten? Das vorliegende Buch beantwortet Fragen wie diese und bietet eine branchenübergreifende Anleitung für das systematische Bearbeiten von Standortentscheidungen. Der Aufbau orientiert sich am Ablauf einer Standortanalyse und... more...

  • Crucial Wordsby Gert Wingårdh; Rasmus Wærn

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 38.00

    Zeitgenössische Architektur verstehen heißt, die Bedingungen verstehen, unter denen sie entsteht: «Crucial Words» bietet rund 50 originelle, witzig illustrierte Essays zu Begriffen wie Branding, Collaborators, Corporate, Desire, Future, Everyday, Ornament oder Wheelchair. more...

  • Architecture in a Climate of Changeby Peter Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 28.95

    Focusing on the recently introduced compulsory course element on sustainability in architecture, the book outlines all of the arguments and provides a comprehensive source of information. The author's insider knowledge of the curriculum structure provides you with an invaluable companion to the new section of the course work. An outline seminar is... more...

  • Architecture and Identityby Chris Abel; Norman Foster

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 104.95

    'Instead of tuning the consumer to the machine we can now tune the machine to the consumer' This edited collection of essays, now in its second edition, brings together the author's key writings on the cultural, technological and theoretical developments reshaping Modern architecture into a responsive and diverse movement for the twenty-first century.... more...

  • Reading Architecture and Cultureby Adam Sharr

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    Introducing the notion of appreciating buildings as cultural artefacts, this book presents insightful readings by eminent writers which show the power of this approach. Reading architecture in this way can help architects to appreciate the contexts in which they operate when they design. This book introduces, outlines and elaborates on this and... more...

  • Tales of Two Citiesby Jonathan Conlin

    Counterpoint 2013; US$ 30.00

    Paris and London have long held a mutual fascination, and never more so than in the period 1750-1914, when they vied to be the world's greatest city. Each city has been the focus of many books, yet Jonathan Conlin here explores the complex relationship between them for the first time. The reach and influence of both cities was such that the story... more...