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

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 25.34

    <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...

  • Wohnen im Alterby Jörg-Rüdiger Sieck

    humboldt 2010; US$ 12.66

    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...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Buildingby Philip Wilkinson

    DK Publishing 2000; US$ 15.99

    This guide offers everything you?ve ever wanted toknow about buildings?from how they are built and customized to the different materials that are used to keep them standing. With stunning full-color photographs as aids, see incredible stone gargoyles, where linenfold wood paneling is found, what a Japanese screen is made of, and how a hammer-beam... more...

  • Drifting - Architecture and Migrancyby Stephen Cairns

    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...

  • Companion to Contemporary Architectural Thoughtby Ben Farmer; Dr Hentie J Louw; Hentie Louw; Adrian Napper

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 675.00

    Architecture has attracted increasing worldwide attention in recent years, not only because of its cultural significance but also because of concern over the performance and resource implications of buildings. 101 in-depth articles by international scholars and practitioners bring the subject into focus by examining issues from various viewpoints.... more...

  • Inclusive Designby Rob Imrie; Peter Hall

    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...

  • Architecturally Speakingby Alan Read

    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...

  • Architecture in the Digital Ageby Branko Kolarevic

    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...

  • Constructing Placeby Sarah Menin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 78.95

    This book is a cutting edge study examining the attitudes to both nature and the built environment of the designer, the client and the society in which an intervention (be it architecture, landscape design or a piece of art) is made. The legacy of the Modernist view of nature and the environment is also addressed, and the degree to which such ideas... more...

  • Expressive Formby Kostas Terzidis

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 62.95

    With the increased use of computers, architecture has found itself in the midst of a plethora of possible uses. This book combines theoretical enquiry with practical implementation offering a unique perspective on the use of computers related to architectureal form and design. Notions of exaggeration, hybrid, kinetic, algorithmic, fold and warp are... more...