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  • Places of the Soulby Christopher Day

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 36.95

    Revised to incorporate the changes in opinions and attitudes since its first publication, the second edition of 'Places of the Soul' has brought Christopher Day's classic text into the 21st century. This new edition of the seminal text reminds us that true sustainable design does not simply mean energy efficient building. Sustainable buildings must... more...

  • Standard Letters in Architectural Practiceby David Chappell

    Wiley 2009; US$ 120.00

    This book provides over 300 standard letters for architects and contract administrators to use at all stages of contract administration. The letters are grouped into sections which correspond with the RIBA Plan of Work: the aim is to cover all the common situations encountered in practice. This Fourth Edition has been revised to take account of the... more...

  • Methodology for Product Development in Architectureby M. Eekhout

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 87.00

    Focuses on the methodology and processes of designing, developments and research of standard building products, building product systems and special building components, as well as to their applications in buildings. This book is suitable for designers and product developers, who are mainly concerned with developing products. more...

  • Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Changeby David Crichton; Fergus Nicol; Sue Roaf

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 62.95

    From the bestselling author of Ecohouse, this fully revised edition of Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change provides unique insights into how we can protect our buildings, cities, infra-structures and lifestyles against risks associated with extreme weather and related social, economic and energy events. Three new chapters present... more...

  • Agencyby Florian Kossak; Doina Petrescu; Tatjana Schneider; Renata Tyszczuk; Stephen Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 58.95

    Presenting current thinking from practitioners and scholars from around the world, this book asks for a more active relationship between the humanities, the architectural profession, and society. Considering issues of agency, in particular the role of architectural research as an agency of transformation, the chapters here explore how humanities research... more...

  • Re-shaping Citiesby Michael Guggenheim; Ola Söderström

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 58.95

    How are building types such as skyscrapers, mosques or living history museums imported, adapted and contested in different societies? Our urban landscapes are reshaped by the global circulation of models drawn from elsewhere. This original collection examines how architectural ideas, social models and building forms circulate round the world and become... more...

  • Integrated Buildingsby Leonard R. Bachman

    Wiley 2004; US$ 130.00

    An "anatomical" study of building systems integration with guidelines for practical applications Through a systems approach to buildings, Integrated Buildings: The Systems Basis of Architecture details the practice of integration to bridge the gap between the design intentions and technical demands of building projects. Analytic methods are introduced... more...

  • From Bauhaus to Ecohouseby Peder Anker

    LSU Press 2010; US$ 21.95

    Debates about environmentally sensitive architecture have been ongoing for nearly a century. From Bauhaus to Eco-House examines key moments of inspiration and exchange between designers and ecologists from the Bauhaus projects of the interwar period to the eco-arks of the late 1980s. From Bauhaus to Eco-House provides new insight into a critical period... more...

  • The Architects' Handbookby Quentin Pickard

    Wiley 2008; US$ 78.95

    The Architects' Handbook provides a comprehensive range of visual and technical information covering the great majority of building types likely to be encountered by architects, designers, building surveyors and others involved in the construction industry. It is organised by building type and concentrates very much on practical examples. Including... more...

  • Tradition Todayby R Adam; M. Hardy

    WIT Press 2008; US$ 59.00

    In January 2002, after a two year gestation period, the International Network for Traditional Buildings, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU) was launched. To celebrate the launch, a conference was held to debate the place of tradition in modern society. While INTBAU was specifically concerned with building and urbanism, if tradition was indeed relevant... more...