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- 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...
- 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...
- Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 93.96
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...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 93.96
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...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 42.65
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...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 60.00 US$ 52.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 78.95
Architecturally Speaking is an international collection of essays by leading architects, artists and theorists of locality and space. Together these essays build to reflect not only what it might mean to 'speak architecturally' but also the innate relations between the artist's and architect's work, how they are distinct, and in inspiring ways, how... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 78.95
To dwell in these globalizing times requires us to negotiate increasingly palpable flows - of capital, ideas, images, goods, technology, and people. Such flows seem to pressurize, breach and sometimes even disaggregate the places we always imagined to be distinctive and stable. This book is focussed on the interaction of two elements within this contemporary... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 115.95
The reality of the built environment for disabled people is one of social, physical and attitudinal barriers which prevent their ease of mobility, movement and access. In the United Kingdom, most homes cannot be accessed by wheelchair, while accessible transport is the exception rather than the rule. Pavements are littered with street furniture, while... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 73.95
Architecture in the Digital Age addresses contemporary architectural practice in which digital technologies are radically changing how buildings are conceived, designed and produced. It discusses the digitally-driven changes, their origins, and their effects by grounding them in actual practices already taking place, while simultaneously speculating... more...