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  • Toward an Integral Practice of Architectureby Richter - Dahl Rocha & Associés

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 98.00

    The integration of functions, technology and aesthetic quality is the architect?s core qualification. In this book, the partners of Richter & Dahl Rocha provide a detailed and comprehensive account of today?s state of the art of architectural design. Offering the knowledge of 20 years of high-class practice to the architectural community, the professional... more...

  • Architektur verstehenby Norbert Wolf

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 34.10

    Ob Gotik oder Großraumbüro: »Architektur verstehen« macht mit den wichtigsten Techniken, Gestaltungsmethoden und Aufgaben der Baukunst bekannt. Zentrale Themen sind die Baumaterialien, der Werkprozess, die sakralen und profanen Grundtypen der Architektur, die Stadtplanung sowie die Symbolik. Den Abschluss bilden einige grundsätzliche Überlegungen zu... more...

  • The realisation of offshore wind park projects in Germany - political environment, legal framework and bankability implicationsby Steffen Blomberg

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 41.98

    According to the German government?s new energy concept that was recently introduced, renewable energies shall replace fossil and nuclear energy sources step-by-step. The offshore wind energy sector plays a key role in this new energy strategy, and shall contribute the major share of renewable energy to the future German energy mix. The purpose of... more...

  • Architekturtheorie für Architektenby Günther Fischer

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 35.00

    Architekten müssen sich immer wieder auch mit der theoretischen Grundlage ihres Faches auseinandersetzen, die über eine kunsthistorische Betrachtung hinausgeht. ?Was ist Architektur?? oder ?Was ist ein Architekt?? kann nur von der Produzentenseite unter historischen und vergleichenden Gesichtspunkten beantwortet werden. more...

  • Permanente Charaktere nachhaltiger Architektur und Städtebauby Christiano Lepratti; Günter Pfeifer; Guendalina Salimei

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 22.39

    <P>Wir benötigen Energie in sämtlichen Lebensbereichen ? Haushalte verbrauchen riesige Mengen von Wasser und Strom, in unseren Städten ist ein Leben ohne Auto noch immer undenkbar. Doch die kritische Lage unseres Planeten zwingt Architekten und Stadtplaner, neue Wege zu gehen und gesellschaftlich Stellung zu beziehen. Ist unser Leben in hochtechnisierten... more...

  • Made by Robotsby Fabio Gramazio; Matthias Kohler

    Wiley 2014; US$ 45.00

    In the next decade or so, the widespread adoption of robotics is set to transform the construction industry: building techniques will become increasingly automated both on- and off-site, dispensing with manual labour and enabling greater cost and operational efficiencies. What unique opportunities, however, does robotics afford beyond operational... more...

  • Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Centuryby Claire Zimmerman

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 103.00

    One hundred years ago, architects found in the medium of photography?so good at representing a building?s lines and planes?a necessary way to promote their practices. It soon became apparent, however, that photography did more than reproduce what it depicted. It altered both subject and reception, as architecture in the twentieth century was enlisted... more...

  • Wohnen im Alterby Jörg-Rüdiger Sieck

    humboldt 2010; US$ 11.19

    Eigene Wohnung, Seniorendomizil, Wohngemeinschaft oder doch betreutes Wohnen? Heute gibt es viele altersgerechte Wohnformen für die zweite Lebenshälfte. Dieses Buch beschreibt attraktive Modelle, zeigt Vor- und Nachteile und gibt Antworten auf alle wichtigen Fragen. Mit Fragebogen: Was passt zu mir? more...

  • Transgressionby Louis Rice; David Littlefield

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Transgression means to 'cross over': borders, disciplines, practices, professions, and legislation. This book explores how the transgression of boundaries produces new forms of architecture, education, built environments, and praxis. Based on material from the 10th International Conference of the AHRA, this volume presents contributions from... more...

  • Doing Disability Differentlyby Jos Boys

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    This ground-breaking book aims to take a new and innovative view on how disability and architecture might be connected. Rather than putting disability at the end of the design process, centred mainly on compliance, it sees disability ? and ability ? as creative starting points for the whole design process. It asks the intriguing question: can working... more...