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- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 51.95
This new selection of essays follows Chris Abel's previous best selling collection, Architecture and Identity. Drawing upon a wide range of knowledge and disciplines, the author argues that, underlying technological changes in the process of architectural production are fundamental changes in the way we think about machines and the world we live in.... more...
- 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...
- Birkhäuser 2005; US$ 65.00
Dieser Band präsentiert und dokumentiert 15 realisierte Bauten und eine Auswahl von 12 Projekten des Büros Devanthéry und Lamunière, u.a. die rechtswissenschaftliche Bibliothek Fleuret in Lausanne, die psychiatrische Klinik in Yverdon, das Hotel Guisan in Bern und die Villa Beck in Rolle. more...
- 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...
- Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 68.00
Achleitner earned his reputation as an expert authority through his teaching and his books. Some years ago, he repeated his legendary lecture at the Art University in Linz. This lecture is now presented in book form. Around 1,000 photographs illustrate the objects while also showing how Achleitner critically approached works of architecture... more...
- WIT Press 2008; US$ 68.00
In January 2002, after a two year gestation period, the International Network for Traditional Buildings, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU) was launched. To celebrate the launch, a conference was held to debate the place of tradition in modern society. While INTBAU was specifically concerned with building and urbanism, if tradition was indeed relevant... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 83.95
Today, architects and designers are beginning to look toward developments in new "smart" or "intelligent" materials and technologies for solutions to long-standing problems in building design. However, these new materials have so far been applied in a diverse but largely idiosyncratic nature, because relatively few architects have access to information... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95
Scale is a word which underlies much of architectural and urban design practice, its history and theory, and its technology. Its connotations have traditionally been linked with the humanities, in the sense of relating to human societies and to human form. ?To build in scale? is an aspiration that is usually taken for granted by most of those involved... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2010; US$ 29.95
The antithesis of trendy, "Slow London" celebrates all that's local, natural, traditional, sensory and most of all gratifying about living in London. It's an inspirational lifestyle guide for locals who want to live more and fret less. Readers are invited to rise up - in their own sweet time, of course - against the culture of speed,... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2012; US$ 35.00
Governing by Design offers a unique perspective on twentieth-century architectural history. It disputes the primacy placed on individuals in the design and planning process and instead looks to the larger influences of politics, culture, economics, and globalization to uncover the roots of how our built environment evolves. In these chapters,... more...