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  • Architecture and Elite Culture in the United Provinces, England and Ireland, 1500-1700by Hanneke Ronnes

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 47.00

    This study aims to elucidate concepts of castle in the Netherlands, England and Ireland in both past en present times. The first part of the book examines current, respectively, academic, national and personal appropriations of 'castle'; the secon more...

  • 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...

  • Beauty of Holinessby Louis P. Nelson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 40.00

    Intermingling architectural, cultural, and religious history, Louis Nelson reads Anglican architecture and decorative arts as documents of eighteenth-century religious practice and belief. In The Beauty of Holiness , he tells the story of the Church of England in colonial South Carolina, revealing how the colony's Anglicans negotiated the tensions... 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...

  • Managing Your Library Construction Projectby Richard C. McCarthy

    ALA Editions 2007; US$ 64.00

    Checklists and sample construction documents provide hands-on insights into the best practices in library construction and tools to do the job. From deciding on new construction, analyzing the site, to working with architects, evaluating the process and assessing the building’s effectiveness, Managing Your Library’s Construction Project is... 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...

  • 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...