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  • The Material Imaginationby Matthew Mindrup

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In recent years architectural discourse has witnessed a renewed interest in materiality under the guise of such familiar tropes as 'material honesty,' 'form finding,' or 'digital materiality.' As an alternative to a formal approach in architectural design, this book challenges readers to rethink the reverie of materials in architecture... more...

  • Introduction to Architectural Scienceby Steven V Szokolay

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 60.95

    Introducing the basics of architectural science, this book is an ideal reference, providing an understanding of the physical basis of architectural design. The knowledge gained from this book equips the reader with the tools to realize the full potential of the good intentions of sustainable, bioclimatic design. All sections have been revised and... more...

  • Humanitarian Architectureby Esther Charlesworth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Never has the demand been so urgent for architects to respond to the design and planning challenges of rebuilding post-disaster sites and cities. In 2011, more people were displaced by natural disasters (42 million) than by wars and armed conflicts. And yet the number of architects equipped to deal with rebuilding the aftermath of these floods, fires,... more...

  • Design, Technology and the Development Process in the Built Environmentby Tom Collier

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 78.95

    This second book in the BEST series explores the fundamental generators and contextual issues - philosophical, physical and political - that influence built environments. It draws on international examples to show how societies and cultures in different parts of the world react to similar problems. It contrasts dramatically different types of buildings... more...

  • Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance Architectureby Barbara Kenda

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 78.95

    Written by scholars of international stature, Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance Architecture presents studies of Renaissance pneumatology exploring the relationship between architecture and the disciplines of art and science. One of the principle goals of Renaissance architects was to augment the powers of pneuma so as to foster the... more...

  • Realistic Architectural Visualization with 3ds Max and mental rayby Roger Cusson; Jamie Cardoso

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Bring new realism to your visualizations with a command of the 3ds Max toolset. Three step-by-step tutorials demonstrate exterior and interior, day and night lighting scenes. You learn the nuts and bolts of importing models from CAD programs, lighting, applying mr shaders and materials, and optimizing your renders. Mental ray is made simple with an... more...

  • Precedents in Zero-Energy Designby Michael Zaretsky

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    ?Michael Zaretsky?s Precedents in Zero-Energy Desig n is such an important book ? it will help readers recognize that design comes before technology ? and renewable energy systems alone can?t solve the problems we face? ?   John D. Quale, Assistant Professor of Architecture and ecoMOD Project Director, University of Virginia The world... more...

  • Site Planning and Design Handbookby Thomas Russ

    McGraw-Hill Education 2002; US$ 105.00

    Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Sustainability and Site Design Chapter 2: Site Analysis Chapter 3: Site Grading Chapter 4: Designing for People Chapter 5: Street and Parking Lot Design Chapter 6: Infrastructure Chapter 7: Landscape Restoration Chapter 8: Site Layout Chapter 9: Vegetation in the Site Plan Chapter 10: Project Management... more...

  • The Architecture of Home in Cairoby Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    This book firstly describes the historical development of the domestic spaces (indoor and outdoor), and provides an inclusive analysis of spaces of everyday activities in the hawari of old Cairo. It then broadens its analysis to other parts of the city, highlighting different customs and representations of home in the city at large. Cairo, in the context... more...

  • Architecture et efficacité énergétique: Principes de conception et de construction (French Edition)by Roberto Gonzalo; Karl J Habermann; Yves Minssart

    Springer 2008; US$ 115.00

    Comment construire un bâtiment énergétiquement performant? Quels sont les critères déterminants pour la planification urbaine et la conception des plans ? Quelles proportions le bâtiment doit-il respecter pour être conforme à la gestion de l?énergie et au type d?utilisation ? Quels sont les éléments et systèmes de construction adaptés aux objectifs?... more...