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  • Eco-resortsby Zbigniew Bromberek

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 78.95

    Eco-Resorts is a design guide for low impact, environmentally friendly tourist resorts in the tropics. The book is the first to offer architects practical, detailed guidance in developing resort buildings that work with a tropical climate and meet the needs and expectations of the client and building inhabitants. The book includes both architectural... more...

  • Cultures of Glass Architectureby Professor Hisham Elkadi; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    When designing, architects are responding to and creating a relationship between identity, culture and architectural style. This book discusses whether the extent of the use of glass facades has increased, or indeed enhanced, the creation of meaningful place-making, thereby creating a cultural identity of 'place'. Looking at the development of perceptions... more...

  • Design for Inclusivityby Hua Dong; John Clarkson; Roger Coleman; Dr Julia Cassim; Professor Rachel Cooper

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95

    Inclusive design not only ensures that products, services, interfaces and environments are easier to use for those with special needs or limitations, but in doing so also makes them better for everyone. Design for Inclusivity, written by a team that has pioneered inclusive design practice internationally, reviews the recent social trends and pressures... more...

  • Planning Successful Museum Building Projectsby Walter L. Crimm; Martha Morris; Carole L. Wharton

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    Planning Successful Museum Building Projects provides comprehensive, practical guidance on planning, financing, implementing, managing, and evaluating all kinds of museum construction projects. more...

  • Architecture for the Poorby Hassan Fathy

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    Architecture for the Poor describes Hassan Fathy's plan for building the village of New Gourna, near Luxor, Egypt, without the use of more modern and expensive materials such as steel and concrete. Using mud bricks, the native technique that Fathy learned in Nubia, and such traditional Egyptian architectural designs as enclosed courtyards and vaulted... more...

  • The Environmental Performance of Tall Buildingsby Joana Carla Soares Goncalves

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    Tall buildings represent one of the most energy-intensive architectural typologies, while at the same time offering the high density work and living conditions that many believe will an important constituent of future sustainable communities. How, then, can their environmental impact be lessened? This insightful book takes in: an overview of... more...

  • Energetische Bilanzierung von Baustoffen für den Holzhausbauby Tobias Luthe

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 30.04

    In Design und Bau von umweltfreundlichen Gebäuden spielt die Betrachtung von Werkstoffen unter ökologischen Gesichtspunkten eine zunehmend bedeutende Rolle. Nicht nur die energetische Performance des fertiggestellten Hauses geht in die Bilanz ein, sondern der gesamte Lebenszyklus von der Herstellung bis zum Recycling. Ziel dieses Buchs ist der konkrete... more...

  • Die Zukunft ostdeutscher Großwohnsiedlungen: Fallstudie Halle-Silberhöheby Martin Neumann

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 12.19

    In der Arbeit geht es um den Umgang mit Bevölkerungsrückgängen in ostdeutschen Großwohnsiedlungen anhand der beispielhaften Darstellung in Halle-Silberhöhe. Der Stadtteil hat die größten Bevölkerungsrückgänge zu beklagen, zahlreiche Abrisse wurden im Rahmen des Programms Stadtumbau-Ost vorgenommen. Zudem hat der Stadtteil eine mehrheitlich sozial schwache... more...

  • Great Australian Historic Hotelsby Barry Stone

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 29.99

    On Christmas Eve in 1882 an impromptu game of cricket was organised between the touring English Cricket team and a local side in the grounds of Rupertswood, a 50-room Italianate mansion in Sunbury, 30 minutes drive north of Melbourne. At dinner that night Rupertswood's owner, Lady Janet Clark, marked the visitor's victory by presenting the... more...

  • M. Kempinski & Co.by Jochen Kleining

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 30.95

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Geschichte des jüdischen Unternehmens M. Kempinski ", zum andern ein Beitrag zur jüdischen Wirtschaftsgeschichte Berlins. Obwohl zwei Drittel aller deutschen Juden in Berlin lebten und die Stadt die führende Industrie- und Handelsmetropole des Landes war, ist das jüdische Wirtschaftsleben der Stadt sowie dessen Auslöschung bislang... more...