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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • New Waterscapesby Herbert Dreiseitl

    Springer 2005; US$ 83.95

    Attractive international projects with, by and in water. After decades of being banished from residential areas, water is now becoming an increasingly significant feature in urban design. Whether it is the integration of natural water courses into the built environment rainwater management, the incorporation of water elements in urban areas for climatic... more...

  • Fallout Shelterby David Monteyne

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 84.00

    In 1961, reacting to U.S. government plans to survey, design, and build fallout shelters, the president of the American Institute of Architects, Philip Will, told the organization's members that "all practicing architects should prepare themselves to render this vital service to the nation and to their clients." In an era of nuclear weapons,... more...

  • Losing Siteby Dr Shelley Hornstein

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95

    This book addresses the relationship between memory and place and asks how architecture captures and triggers memory. It examines how architecture exists as a physical entity and how it registers as a place that we come to remember, as well as whether it can exist or be found beyond the physical site itself in our recollection of it. 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...

  • 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...

  • Site Planning and Design Handbookby Thomas Russ

    McGraw-Hill Education 2002; US$ 105.00

    * Includes Federal and other regulations and ADA site requirements * Covers sustainable practices such as storm water rehabilitation and quality assurance * Includes guidance on project management issues including permitting and quality assurance 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...

  • 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...