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  • Architecture Against the Post-Politicalby Nadir Lahiji

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Written by a team of renowned contributors and carefully edited to address the themes laid out by the editors in their introduction, the book includes theoretical issues concerning the questions of aesthetics and politics and addresses city and urban strategies within the general critique of the "post-political". By focusing on specific case studies... more...

  • SHAPEby LIMIT Architects

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 21.18

    Architecture is becoming more global and exchangeable. In surprising collages, SHAPE shows how architecture does not depend on scale or location. Consumer consumption icons are taken out of context and set in landscapes and cityscapes. It suddenly becomes possible to visualize a seemingly natural architectural setting. Rem Koolhaas also... more...

  • Urbanisation, unlimitedby Johannes Fiedler

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 95.53

    This volume of essays on urbanisation explores core themes such as privatisation and vitality. Using exemplars from places as diverse as Brazil and the Middle East, its post-voluntarist perspective rejects neoliberal and determinist planning traditions. more...

  • Sustainable Luxuryby Paul McGillick; Masano Kawana

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 39.99

    Singapore is celebrated as one of the most livable cities in Asia, and Sustainable Luxury shows how the prosperous, forward-looking nation is pioneering innovative solutions for environmental, economic, social, and cultural issues faced the world over. Dr. Paul McGillick, the author of The Sustainable Asian House (Tuttle, 2013), presents twenty-seven... 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 academics,... more...

  • Architecture Beyond Criticismby Wolfgang F. E. Preiser; Aaron T. Davis; Ashraf M. Salama; Andrea Hardy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    For the first time, this book demonstrates that the two paradigms of architectural criticism and performance evaluation can not only co-exist but complement each other in the assessment of built works. As architecture takes more principled stances worldwide, from environmental sustainability to social, cultural, and economic activism, this book examines... more...

  • Lefebvre for Architectsby Nathaniel Coleman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    While the work of Henri Lefebvre has become better known in the English-speaking world since the 1991 translation of his 1974 masterpiece, The Production of Space , his influence on the actual production of architecture and the city has been less pronounced. Although now widely read in schools of architecture, planning and urban design, Lefebvre?s... more...

  • Mediterranean Urbanismby Besim Hakim

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 92.34

    This book brings together historic urban / building rules and codes for the geographic areas including Greece, Italy and Spain. The author achieved his ambitious goal of finding pertinent rules and codes that were followed in previous societies for the processes that formed the built environment of their towns and cities, including building activities... more...

  • Geodesign by Integrating Design and Geospatial Sciencesby Danbi Lee; Eduardo Dias; Henk J. Scholten

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 92.34

    In Europe, the emerging discipline of geodesign was earmarked by the first Geodesign Summit held in 2013 at the GeoFort, the Netherlands. Here researchers and practitioners from 28 different countries gathered to exchange ideas on how to merge the spatial sciences and design worlds. This book brings together experiences from this international group... more...

  • Methodisches Gestalten und systematisches Entwickeln am Beispiel zukünftiger Fassadenlösungenby Fabian C. Schmid

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 20.51

    FabianC. Schmid untersucht in seiner Dissertation am Beispiel der Entwicklungzukünftiger Fassaden die Lösungsfindung für komplexe Aufgabenstellungen underarbeitet mit dem Niveau der Funktionsintegration ein richtungsgebendes Indizfür Planungs- und Gestaltungsprozesse. Dabei werden sowohl die Methodik, dieaktuellen Anforderungen an den Leichtbau und... more...