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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Transforming Markets in the Built Environmentby Susan Roaf

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 130.00

    There is an urgent need to build human capacity to make the often vulnerable and exposed buildings and communities we live and work in more resilient to the changing social, economic and physical environments around us. Extensive research has been done over the last decades on both mitigation and adaptation to climate change in the built environment,... more...