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  • Courtyard Housesby Per Brauneck; Günter Pfeifer; Usch Engelmann

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 48.95

    This volume deals with the various types of the courtyard house, which utilizes the courtyard as an intimate outdoor living space. A presentation of the courtyard as a building block of the city is followed by coverage of the complete spectrum of types?cluster, network, carpet, terraces, etc. more...

  • Shoko-Ken: A Late Medieval Daime Sukiya Style Japanese Tea-Houseby Robin Noel Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 163.00

    The late medieval sukiya tea-house is recognised by scholars and architects as the precursor for the modern and contemporary Japanese architectural tradition. This form is also seen to have contributed significantly to aspects of Western architectural tradition. The daime style is possibly the most distinctively 'Japanese', enigmatic and oldest form... more...

  • Architecture of Brazilby Hugo Segawa

    Springer 2012; US$ 119.00

    Architecture of Brazil: 1900-1990 examines the processes that underpin modern Brazilian architecture under various influences and characterizes different understandings of modernity, evident in the chapter topics of this book. Accordingly, the author does not give overall preference to particular architects nor works, with the exception of a few... more...

  • In Detail Small Structuresby Christian Schittich

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 104.95

    Shelters, kiosks, snack bars, market stalls, bus stops, telephone booths, toilets, advertising columns, ticket booths, mobile tents or housing units, emergency shelters, tourist information booths?this list of small, autonomously functioning buildings could be expanded almost infinitely. Small buildings shape our daily lives; they are found at the... more...

  • Reihen- und Doppelhäuserby Christian Schittich; Andrea Wiegelmann; Walter Stamm-Teske; Lars-Christian Uhlig; Patrick Jung

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 90.95

    Nach Konstruktionsmaterialien gegliedert, sind die vorgestellten Reihen- und Doppelhäuser übersichtlich mit Lageplan, Grundrissen und zusammenhängenden Detailschnitten dokumentiert. Ergänzt wird die Beispieldokumentation durch Fachbeiträge, die konkrete Hilfestellungen für den Planer und Bauherren bieten. more...

  • Semi-Detached and Terraced Housesby Christian Schittich; Andrea Wiegelmann; Walter Stamm-Teske; Lars-Christian Uhlig; Patrick Jung

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 105.00

    Semi-Detached and Terraced Houses and ribbon developments constitute an affordable alternative to the single-family house, especially for young families. In times of tight budgets and rising investment costs, they represent a sensible alternative to the freestanding single-family house, particularly in terms of their use of open space. more...

  • Vivienda y densidadby Christian Schittich

    Birkhäuser 2005; US$ 105.00

    This book presents international projects which document the complexity of the task, from the design of the floor plans, the development and use of resources, to the use of economically beneficial building systems. more...

  • The Guild and Guild Buildings of Shakespeare's Stratfordby J.R. Mulryne

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    The guild buildings of Shakespeare’s Stratford represent a rare instance of a largely unchanged set of buildings which draw together the threads of the town’s civic life. With its multi-disciplinary perspectives on this remarkable group of buildings, this volume provides a comprehensive account of the religious, educational, legal, social... more...

  • The Housing Design Handbookby David Levitt

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 68.95

    How well have architects succeeded in building housing and what lessons can be learned from their triumphs and failures? The Housing Design Handbook will give you a complete understanding of what makes successful housing design. Through the analysis of work by Levitt Bernstein and a wide range of other UK practices, it illustrates good design... more...

  • Reihenhäuserby Per Brauneck; Günter Pfeifer

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 48.95

    This book is devoted to the various types of row house, a particularly widespread form of residential structure. A general discussion of the row as organizing principle?the row as urban building block, linear space, ways of handling corners?is followed by the systematic presentation of the different types. more...