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  • 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...

  • The Global Architectby Donald McNeill

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 39.95

    The Global Architect explores the increasing significance of globalization processes on urban change, architectural practice and the built environment. In what is primarily a critical sociological overview of the current global architectural industry, Donald McNeill covers the "star system" of international architects who combine celebrity and hypermobility,... more...

  • The Possibility of (an) Architectureby Mark Goulthorpe

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 46.95

    Articulating a radical agenda for the rethinking of the basic precepts of the construction industry in light of digital technologies, this book explores the profound shift that is underway in all aspects of architectural process. Essays and lectures from the last fifteen years discuss these changes in relation to dECOi Architects, created in 1991... more...

  • Architecture, Ethics and Globalizationby Graham Owen

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 66.95

    Bridging the gap between architectural theory and professional practice studies, this book offers critical inquiry into the shifting ground of ethical thought in the changing climate of the global economy. Looking at issues of contemporary significance to architectural critics, practitioners, educators, and students, the book also examines the role... 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...

  • Architecture, Participation and Societyby Paul Jenkins; Leslie Forsyth

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 58.95

    How can architects best increase their engagement with building users and wider society to provide better architecture? Since the mid 1990s government policy has promoted the idea of greater social participation in the production and management of the built environment but there has been limited direction to the practising architect. Reviewing... 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...

  • Environment, Technology and Sustainabilityby Hocine Bougdah; Stephen Sharples

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 53.95

    This second volume in the Technologies of Architecture series ? the only series of books tuned to the architectural technology syllabus ? explores the environmental influences on building design. Looking particularly at sustainable building, a holistic view is taken, so that the influence of any one set of choices on other areas ? such as the... 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...

  • Rural and Urban: Architecture Between Two Culturesby Andrew Ballantyne

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 58.95

    Investigating various ways in which the cultures of the town and the countryside interact in architecture, original essays in this book written by an international range of recognized theorists will help all students of architecture and urban design understand how the urban and rural relate. Taking a broad historical sweep, this collection draws... more...