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- 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...
- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95
Drawing on a number of modern and heritage design projects from Europe, the USA, the Middle East and South East Asia, this book examines the role of 'glass architecture' in the economic and social development of regional towns and local places. The book argues that adopting a more 'global' aesthetic can lead to the destruction of a... more...
- 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 makes them better for everyone. Design for Inclusivity is a guide to inclusive design for all types of designers, providing guidelines, real examples and information sources. more...
- 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...
- 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 buildings effectiveness, Managing Your Librarys Construction Project is... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 90.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...