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  • Design with Climateby Victor Olgyay; Donlyn Lyndon; Victor Olgyay; John Reynolds; Ken Yeang

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Architects today incorporate principles of sustainable design as a matter of necessity. But the challenge of unifying climate control and building functionality, of securing a managed environment within a natural setting?and combating the harsh forces of wind, water, and sun?presented a new set of obstacles to architects and engineers in the mid-twentieth... more...

  • Stadt und Sicherheitby Felix Hoepner

    transcript 2015; US$ 31.81

    Können Architektur und Städtebau zu einer positiven Identitätsbildung und im Weiteren zu Sicherheitserfahrungen und Kriminalprävention beitragen? Felix Hoepner stellt die Herausbildung maßgeblicher und bis in die Gegenwart wirksamer Leitbilder städtischer Architekturen um 1970 dar und geht ihren Wirkungen auf zeitgenössische Diskurse und architekturbezogene... more...

  • Architecture, Liberty and Civic Orderby Professor Carroll William Westfall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    This book brings to light central topics that are neglected in current histories and theories of architecture and urbanism. These include the role of imitation in earlier centuries and its potential role in present practice; the necessary relationship between architecture, urbanism and the rural districts; and their counterpart in the civil order... more...

  • The Design of Frontier Spacesby Assoc Prof Carolyn Loeb; Professor Andreas Luescher; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    In a globalizing world, frontiers may be in flux but they remain as significant as ever. New borders are established even as old borders are erased. Beyond lines on maps, however, borders are spatial zones in which distinctive architectural, graphic, and other design elements are deployed to signal the nature of the space and to guide, if not actually... more...

  • Occupation: ruin, repudiation, revolutionby Assoc Prof Dianne Smith; Dr Lynn Churchill

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Bringing together an international range of contributors from the fields of practice, theory and history, this book takes a fresh look at occupation. It argues that occupation is a prospect that begins with ruin--a residue from the past, an implied or even a resounding presence of something previous that holds the potential for transformation. This... more...

  • Die Stadtby Elisabeth Lichtenberger

    Primus Verlag 2015; US$ 45.01

    Elisabeth Lichtenberger gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über die Entwicklung, Funktion und Gestalt der Stadt sowie ihre Zukunftsperspektiven. Sie zeigt, dass sich Städte mit der Abfolge politischer Systeme tiefgreifend ändern. Dabei gilt ihr Blick insbesondere der Stadtentwicklung des 20. Jahrhunderts. An zahlreichen, gut illustrierten Beispielen... more...

  • Altruism by Designby Adam R. Wilmes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Altruism by Design: How to Effect Social Change as an Architect is meant to prepare the individual designer ? whether a student or practicing professional ? for a career dedicated to serving communities in need through design and construction. It will help you understand the complexities, opportunities, and benefits of creating architecture that... more...

  • Public Interest Design Practice Guidebookby Lisa M. Abendroth; Bryan Bell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 74.95

    Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook: Seed Methodology, Case Studies, and Critical Issues is the first book to demonstrate that public interest design has emerged as a distinct profession. It provides clear professional standards of practice following SEED (Social Economic Environmental Design) methodology, the first step-by-step process... more...

  • Interpreting Siteby Genevieve S. Baudoin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Interpreting Site explains the basic methods architects use to translate what you perceive to represent the complex conditions that physically and mentally "construe" a site, helping to shape the ultimate design. Within each of the four themes---defining site, experiencing site, spatializing site, and systematizing site--- theoretical, conceptual,... more...

  • Niche Tacticsby Caroline O'Donnell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Niche Tactics aligns architecture's relationship with site with its ecological analogue: the relationship between an organism and its environment. Bracketed between texts on giraffe morphology, ecological perception, ugliness, and hopeful monsters, architectural case studies investigate historical moments when relationships between architecture... more...