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  • Stadtökosystemeby Jürgen Breuste; Stephan Pauleit; Dagmar Haase; Martin Sauerwein; Martin Lay

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 44.99

    Dieses Lehrbuch zu Stadtökosystemen beantwortet wichtige Fragen, die sich zum ökologischen Aufbau, zu den Funktionen und zur sozial-ökologischen Entwicklung von Städten weltweit stellen. Ausgehend davon, wie sich Städte heute in einer immer stärker urban werdenden Welt entwickeln, werden ökologische Herausforderungen für Städte des 21. Jahrhunderts... more...

  • Obsolescenceby Daniel M. Abramson

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    In our architectural pursuits, we often seem to be in search of something newer, grander, or more efficient?and this phenomenon is not novel. In the spring of 1910 hundreds of workers labored day and night to demolish the Gillender Building in New York, once the loftiest office tower in the world, in order to make way for a taller skyscraper. The... more...

  • Fraktale Metropolenby Florian Weber; Olaf Kühne

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 59.99

    Dieser Sammelband rückt Prozesse der Devianz, Fragmentierung und Hybridisierung in der Stadtentwicklung in den Mittelpunkt. Im Oktober und November 2005 erschüttern landesweite Unruhen in den banlieues, den Vorstädten, die französische Politik und Gesellschaft. In das mediale und auch wissenschaftliche Scheinwerferlicht rücken Fragen der Stadtentwicklung,... more...

  • Untersuchungen zur Resttragfähigkeit von gebrochenen Verglasungenby Johannes Franz

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 44.99

    Im vorliegenden Band werden der Through-Cracked-Bending (TCB) Test und der Through-Cracked-Tensile (TCT) Test als zentrale Prüfmethoden zur Beurteilung des Resttragverhaltens von Verbundgläsern wie VSG und TVG beschrieben. Beide ermöglichen eine Klassifizierung der Zwischenschicht von VSG über den Vergleich mit der im Bauwesen üblicherweise verwendeten... more...

  • Architecture RePerformed: The Politics of Reconstructionby Dr Tino Mager

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    First emerging at the beginning of the twentieth century, architectural reconstruction has increasingly become an instrument to visually revive a long bygone past. This book deals with the phenomenon of meticulous reconstruction in architecture. It argues that the politics of reconstruction go far beyond aesthetic considerations. Taking architecture... more...

  • Image, Text, Architectureby Dr Robin Wilson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Image, Text, Architecture brings a radical and detailed analysis of the modern and contemporary architectural media, addressing issues of architectural criticism, architectural photography and the role of journal editors. It covers examples as diverse as an article by British artist Paul Nash in The Architectural Review, 1940, an early project by... more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    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...

  • 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...

  • What Architecture Meansby Denise Costanzo

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    What Architecture Means introduces you to architecture and allows you to explore the connections between design ideas and values across time, space, and culture. It equips you to play an active and informed role in architecture either as a professional or as a consumer, client, and citizen. By analyzing famous and everyday buildings while presenting... more...