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  • Setting the Sceneby Dr Alistair Fair

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    During the twentieth century, an increasingly diverse range of buildings and spaces was used for theatre. Theatre architecture was re-formed by new approaches to staging and performance, while theatre was often thought to have a reforming role in society. Innovation was accompanied by the revival and reinterpretation of older ideas. The contributors... more...

  • Museum Spaceby Dr Kali Tzortzi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    Museums are among the iconic buildings of the twenty-first century, as remarkable for their architectural diversity as for the variety of collections they display. But how does the architecture of museums affect our experience as visitors? This book proposes that by seeing space as common ground between architecture and museology, and so between the... more...

  • Umhüllen und Konstruierenby Susanne Wartzeck; Eva Maria Herrmann; Martin Krammer; Jörg Sturm

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 63.00

    The book reveals the functional interplay between carrying structures and building shells ? from foundations to exterior walls and roofs ? and presents the criteria that affect the choice of a system. The range of options goes from single-layer massive walls to complex façade systems. The fifth volume of the SCALE series will be an indispensable... more...

  • Pavilions, Pop Ups and Parasolsby Leon van Schaik; Fleur Watson

    Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95

    Contributors: Rob Bevan, Peter Bishop, Pia Ednie-Brown, RoanChing Yueh, Beatrice Galillee, Dan Hill, Martyn Hook, Minsuk Cho,Andrea Kahn, Felicity Scott and Akira Suzuki. Contributing Architects: Alisa Andrasek/Biothing, PeterCook/CRAB Studio, CJ Lim/Studio 8, Tom Holbrook/5 th Studio, Matthias Hollwich/HKWN, Mamou-Mani Architects and Benedetta... more...

  • The Changing Image of Affordable Housingby Dr Ulduz Maschaykh

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Illustrated by a range of case studies of affordable housing options in Canada, this book examines the liveability and affordability of twenty-first-century residential architecture. Focussing on the architects? and communities? commitment to these housing programmes, as well as that of the private building sector, it stresses the importance of the... more...

  • Echoes in Perspective-Essays on Architectureby Daniel Pavlovits

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    A political voice to architecture and the architecture profession. more...

  • Courtyard Housing for Health and Happinessby Dr Donia Zhang

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Health and happiness are fundamental to human quality of life. The United Nations? World Happiness Report 2012 reflects a new worldwide call for governments to include happiness as a criterion to their policies. The ?Healthy Cities? or ?Happy Cities? movement has been endorsed by the WHO since 1986, and a ?Healthy House? or ?Happy Home? is a critical... more...

  • Practical Poetics in Architectureby Leon van Schaik

    Wiley 2015; US$ 45.00

    Integrate poetics into real-world spaces by bringing theory down to earth Practical Poetics in Architecture takes poetics out of the theory class and into the design studio, showing architects how the atmospheric and experiential qualities of built structures can be intentionally considered and planned. With an emphasis on analysing and explaining... more...

  • Friedrich Achleitners Blick auf Österreichs Architektur nach 1945by Friedrich Achleitner; Kunstuniversität Linz

    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...

  • Ground Rules in Humanitarian Designby Alice Min Soo Chun; Irene E. Brisson

    Wiley 2015; US$ 49.50

    Delve deep into the complex issues surrounding humanitarian design Ground Rules in Humanitarian Design establishes essential foundations for thinking about humanitarian design and its role in global change. Outlining a vital framework for designing for impoverished and disaster-stricken communities, this informative guide explores the integration... more...