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  • Global Perspectives on Critical Architectureby Gevork Hartoonian

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Judging from the debates taking place in both education and practice, it appears that architecture is deeply in crisis. New design and production techniques, together with the globalization of capital and even skilled-labour, have reduced architecture to a commodified object, its aesthetic qualities tapping into the current pervasive desire for the... more...

  • Shopping Malls and Public Space in Modern Chinaby Nicholas Jewell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    China?s rise as an economic superpower has been inescapable. Statistical hyperbole has been accompanied by a plethora of highly publicized architectural forms that brand the regeneration of its increasingly globalized urban centres. Despite the sizeable body of literature that has accompanied China?s modernization, the essence and trajectory of its... more...

  • Transcultural Architectureby Thorsten Botz-Bornstein

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Critical Regionalism is a notion which gained popularity in architectural debate as a synthesis of universal, 'modern' elements and individualistic elements derived from local cultures. This book shifts the focus from Critical Regionalism towards a broader concept of 'Transcultural Architecture' and defines Critical Regionalism as a subgroup of the... more...

  • Projekt Stadtby Manfred Russo

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 52.81

    Der Autor behandelt in seinem Werk die Entwicklung der Stadt von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Zugleich werden anhand der  zeitgenössischen Diskurse über die Stadt, welche die jeweiligen Motivstrukturen und philosophischen Haltungen der Planer und Denker widerspiegeln, die wichtigsten Elemente der Urbanität sowie urbane Metaphern und Bilder... more...

  • The Changing Image of Affordable Housingby Ulduz Maschaykh

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Courtyard Housing for Health and Happinessby Donia Zhang

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    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 constituent... more...

  • The City Crown by Bruno Tautby Matthew Mindrup; Ulrike Altenmüller-Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is the first English translation of the German architect Bruno Taut?s early twentieth-century anthology Die Stadtkrone (The City Crown). Written under the influence of World War I, Taut developed The City Crown to promote a utopian urban concept where people would live in a garden city of ?apolitical socialism? and peaceful collaboration... more...

  • Unbuilt Utopian Cities 1460 to 1900: Reconstructing their Architecture and Political Philosophyby Tessa Morrison

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 124.95

    Bringing together ten utopian works that mark important points in the history and an evolution in social and political philosophies, this book not only reflects on the texts and their political philosophy and implications, but also, their architecture and how that architecture informs the political philosophy or social agenda that the author intended.... more...

  • Bouwstenen uit de Recente Geschiedenis van de Stedelijke Ontwikkelingby T. van der Pennen

    IOS Press 2016; Not Available

    Deze publicatie is een bundeling van essays, foto?s en persoonlijke verhalen over de geschiedenis van de stedelijke ontwikkeling. Markante momenten passeren de revue; vanaf de vroeg-naoorlogse wederopbouw met zijn grote stadsuitbreidingen, via de stadsvernieuwing in de jaren zeventig, het verval in de stedelijke uitleggebieden in de jaren tachtig,... more...

  • Retailising Spaceby Mattias Kärrholm

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Over the past few years there has been a proliferation of new kinds of retail space. Retail space has cropped up just about everywhere in the urban landscape: in libraries, workplaces, churches and museums. In short, retail is becoming a more and more manifest part of the public domain. The traditional spaces of retail, such as city centres and outlying... more...