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  • 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$ 22.90

    <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...

  • Gender Studies in Architectureby Dörte Kuhlmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Analyzing a range of ideas from biological, evolutionary and anthropological theories to a variety of feminist, psychoanalytic, poststructuralist and constructivist discourses, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the problematics of gender and power in architectural and urban design. Topics range from conceptions of postulated matriarchal... more...

  • Framing Placesby Kim Dovey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Framing Places is an account of the nexus between place and power, investigating how the built forms of architecture and urban design act as mediators of social practices of power. Explored through a range of theories and case studies, this examination shows how lives are 'framed' within the clusters of rooms, buildings, streets and cities. These... more...

  • Designing for the Third Ageby Lorraine Farrelly

    Wiley 2014; US$ 45.00

    Highlights how architecture needs to rise to the challenge of a demographic revolution As people sixty-five and older constitute an ever increasingly proportion of population in most industrialized nations, the design of housing and other built provisions needs to be rethought in order to accommodate this ever-expanding ageing population. How can... more...

  • Made by Robotsby Fabio Gramazio; Matthias Kohler

    Wiley 2014; US$ 45.00

    5 EDITORIAL Helen Castle 6 ABOUT THE GUEST-EDITORS Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler 8 SPOTLIGHT Visual highlights of the issue 14 INTRODUCTION Authoring Robotic Processes Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler and Jan Willmann 22 Integrating Robotic Fabrication in the Design Process Michael Budig, Jason Lim and Raffael Petrovic... 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...

  • 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$ 28.00

    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$ 129.00

    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...