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  • Architecture as Experienceby Dana Arnold; Andrew Ballantyne

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 78.95

    Architecture as Experience investigates the perception and appropriation of places across intervals of time and culture. The particular concern of the volume is to bring together fresh empirical research and animate it through contact with theoretical sophistication, without overwhelming the material.  The chapters establish the continuity of... more...

  • Environmental Diversity in Architectureby Mary Ann Steane; Koen Steemers

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 78.95

    This book takes the position that the dynamic of the architectural environment is a key aspect of good design, yet one which is not well anticipated or understood. Environmental variety is a design characteristic closely related to our experience of architecture - an architecture of the senses. Each chapter demonstrates how an understanding of a particular... more...

  • Building Changeby Lisa Findley

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 78.95

    Building Change investigates the shifting relationships between power, space and architecture in a world where a number of subjected people are reasserting their political and cultural agency. To explore these changes, the book describes and analyzes four recent building projects embedded in complex and diverse historical, political, cultural and... more...

  • An Urban Approach To Climate Sensitive Designby Rohinton Emmanuel

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 99.95

    The need to respond to the rapidly changing city climate is particularly urgent in the tropics where the urban transition is currently at its peak. While the need is clearly felt by the tropical urban dwellers, texts that provide an overview of the problem and indicate possible design solutions are rare. This comprehensive reference will be welcomed... more...

  • Occupying Architectureby Jonathan Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 78.95

    Occupying Architecture focuses on the importance of the user of architecture. It emphasises the cross-currents between design, theory and use, and the need for a wider cross-cultural approach to architecture. Beginning with the architect, the book proceeds to explore models for architectural practice that actively engage the issue of use, and concludes... more...

  • Rethinking Architectural Technologyby William W. Braham; Jonathan A. Hale

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 51.95

    This essential reference for all students of architecture, design and the built environment provides a convenient single source for all the key texts in the recent literature on architecture and technology. The book contains over fifty carefully selected essays, manifestoes, reflections and theories by architects and architectural writers from 1900... more...

  • Standard Letters in Architectural Practiceby David Chappell

    Wiley 2009; US$ 120.00

    This book provides over 300 standard letters for architects and contract administrators to use at all stages of contract administration. The letters are grouped into sections which correspond with the RIBA Plan of Work: the aim is to cover all the common situations encountered in practice. This Fourth Edition has been revised to take account of the... more...

  • Architecture, Ethics and Globalizationby Graham Owen

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 66.95

    Bridging the gap between architectural theory and professional practice studies, this book offers critical inquiry into the shifting ground of ethical thought in the changing climate of the global economy. Looking at issues of contemporary significance to architectural critics, practitioners, educators, and students, the book also examines the role... more...

  • Methodology for Product Development in Architectureby M. Eekhout

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 87.00

    Focuses on the methodology and processes of designing, developments and research of standard building products, building product systems and special building components, as well as to their applications in buildings. This book is suitable for designers and product developers, who are mainly concerned with developing products. more...

  • 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...