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- 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...
- University of Minnesota Press 2015; US$ 112.50
The advent of the airplane and skyscraper in 1920s and ?30s America offered the population an entirely new way to look at the world: from above. The captivating image of an airplane flying over the rising metropolis led many Americans to believe a new civilization had dawned. In Impossible Heights , Adnan Morshed examines the aesthetics that emerged... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95
While the work of Henri Lefebvre has become better known in the English-speaking world since the 1991 translation of his 1974 masterpiece, The Production of Space , his influence on the actual production of architecture and the city has been less pronounced. Although now widely read in schools of architecture, planning and urban design, Lefebvre?s... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
In Cognitive Architecture , the authors review new findings in psychology and neuroscience to help architects and planners better understand their clients as the sophisticated mammals they are, arriving in the world with built-in responses to the environment that have evolved over millennia. The book outlines four main principles---Edges Matter,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
This book not only shows how architects can learn from traditional or vernacular dwellings in order to create habitations for the people of low-income groups in public housing scenarios, but also demonstrates how the architecture of the economically underprivileged classes goes beyond culturally-inspired tectonic interpretations of vernacular traditions... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
Transgression means to 'cross over': borders, disciplines, practices, professions, and legislation. This book explores how the transgression of boundaries produces new forms of architecture, education, built environments, and praxis. Based on material from the 10th International Conference of the AHRA, this volume presents contributions from... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95
Nature inheres in many aesthetic forms of expression. In architecture, however, nature emerges with a particular power and clarity, which makes architecture a raw kind of art. Thus, by using the concept of raw as a focal point, this book provides new approaches to architecture in a broad sense, as well as other aesthetic and artistic practices,... more...
- Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 30.81
Die ?Architektonische Formenlehre? von Günther Binding gilt längst als Standardwerk. Der Band bietet einen einzigartigen Überblick über die Typen und die Entwicklung der wichtigsten europäischen Bauformen von den Merowingern bis zum 19. Jahrhundert. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Architektur des Kirchenbaus mit Kloster und Hospital. Ein umfassendes Kapitel... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95
A forward looking book on sustainable design that describes problems and then, by providing a different way to conceptualise design and development, leads on to examples of regenerative solutions. Its aim is to move the discussion away from doing less, but still detracting from our ecological capital, to positively contributing and adding to this... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
By analyzing ten examples of buildings that embody the human experience at an extraordinary level, this book clarifies the central importance of the role of function in architecture as a generative force in determining built form. Using familiar twentieth-century buildings as case studies, the authors present these from a new perspective, based on... more...