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  • Architectural Bodyby Madeline Gins; Shusaku Arakawa

    University of Alabama Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    This manifesto is a verbal articulation of the authors' visionary theory of how the human body, architecture, and creativity define and sustain one another. This revolutionary work by artist-architects Arakawa and Madeline Gins demonstrates the inter-connectedness of innovative architectural design, the poetic process, and philosophical inquiry.... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Beehive Metaphorby Juan Ramírez

    Reaktion Books 2000; US$ 45.00

    Since time immemorial, bees have been associated with all manner of virtues. The beehive has served as the model for an ideal society, while honey and wax have provided the basis for countless positive metaphors of sweetness and productivity. The natural architecture created by bees in their hives can be said to approach perfection. In The Beehive... more...