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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95
The Elements of Architecture is a clear and well structured introduction to sustainable architecture, which concentrates on general principles to make an accessible and comprehensive primer for undergraduate students. The author takes a fresh and logical approach, focusing on the way aspects of the built environment are experienced by the occupants... more...
- Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 74.32
Architektur ist eine Integrationsaufgabe: die Integration funktionaler Anforderungen, kontextueller Vorgaben und technologischer Mittel in ein Werk architektonischer Kultur. Die Partner des Schweizer Büros Richter ?Dahl Rocha & Associés haben es nach zwanzig Jahren integrativer Architekturpraxis unternommen, ihr Wissen in einem umfassenden... more...
- Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 26.51
Das Wort ?Architektur?? wird heute in unterschiedlichsten Bedeutungen und Kontexten gebraucht und hat so jede begriffliche Schärfe verloren. Unter diesen Umständen müssen Diskussionen über Architektur und Baukultur von vornherein ins Leere laufen. Konsequenterweise wird in der derzeitigen Architekturtheorie gar nicht mehr danach gefragt,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95
Analyzing a range of ideas from biological, evolutionary and anthropological theories to a variety of feminist, psychoanalytic, poststructuralist and constructivist discourses, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the problematics of gender and power in architectural and urban design. Topics range from conceptions of postulated matriarchal... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95
Framing Places is an account of the nexus between place and power, investigating how the built forms of architecture and urban design act as mediators of social practices of power. Explored through a range of theories and case studies, this examination shows how lives are 'framed' within the clusters of rooms, buildings, streets and cities. These... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 41.50 US$ 35.97
Highlights how architecture needs to rise to the challenge of a demographic revolution As people sixty-five and older constitute an ever increasingly proportion of population in most industrialized nations, the design of housing and other built provisions needs to be rethought in order to accommodate this ever-expanding ageing population. How can... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 45.00 US$ 39.00
In the next decade or so, the widespread adoption of robotics is set to transform the construction industry: building techniques will become increasingly automated both on- and off-site, dispensing with manual labour and enabling greater cost and operational efficiencies. What unique opportunities, however, does robotics afford beyond operational... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95
This ground-breaking book aims to take a new and innovative view on how disability and architecture might be connected. Rather than putting disability at the end of the design process, centred mainly on compliance, it sees disability ? and ability ? as creative starting points for the whole design process. It asks the intriguing question: can working... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
Written by a team of renowned contributors and carefully edited to address the themes laid out by the editors in their introduction, the book includes theoretical issues concerning the questions of aesthetics and politics and addresses city and urban strategies within the general critique of the "post-political". By focusing on specific case studies... more...
- Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 21.20
Architecture is becoming more global and exchangeable. In surprising collages, SHAPE shows how architecture does not depend on scale or location. Consumer consumption icons are taken out of context and set in landscapes and cityscapes. It suddenly becomes possible to visualize a seemingly natural architectural setting. Rem Koolhaas also... more...